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Interim chief unsure about seeking permanent post (04/06/07)
The Cape County Transit Authority is like most businesses -- follow sound practices and keep people with specialized knowledge close and things should run smoothly, interim director Tom Mogelnicki said Friday. After a week on the job, Mogelnicki said he's unsure whether he will seek a permanent appointment to replace outgoing executive director Jeff Brune. But he said he's not going to sit back and be a caretaker, either...
Scott City wants to limit tanker traffic (04/06/07)
The Scott City government is set to talk with the TEPPCO petroleum pipeline facility just outside the city limits in an attempt to limit tanker truck traffic through town. At Monday's regular city council meeting, a group of firefighters and Scott City fire chief Jay Cassout discussed the issue with the city council, spurred on by the recent crash of a tanker truck carrying diesel fuel on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau...
Ex-court clerk charged with stealing bonds (04/06/07)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- A former Union County circuit court clerk was charged with stealing more than $16,000 in bond money this week. Michelle Sadler, 33, was indicted by a Union County grand jury Wednesday with 44 counts of felony forgery, 11 counts felony theft and five counts of misdemeanor theft under $300...
County receives bids for upgrade of jail cameras (04/06/07)
The system that records the movement of inmates and guards at the Cape Girardeau County Jail will get a planned upgrade that was made more urgent by Monday's episode involving male prisoners slipping undetected into a women's cell block. Seven companies on Thursday submitted bids to the county, ranging from $17,855 to $45,907 to provide digital equipment that will keep far more extensive recordings of the images picked up by security cameras in the jail. ...
Swingle wants raise for his investigator (04/06/07)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners gave Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle a cool reception Thursday when he asked them to give his investigator a raise. John L. Volkerding, a former sergeant in the Cape Girardeau Police Department, holds a deputy's commission from county Sheriff John Jordan. ...
Statehouse bill would regulate MSHSAA (04/06/07)
A bill filed in the Missouri House seeks to regulate the Missouri State High School Activities Association through legislative scrutiny. It also opens the door for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide oversight at the discretion of the State Board of Education...
Perry County group closer to constructing golf course (04/06/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perry Progress Corp. has entered into a contract with the Edward J. Robinson Revocable Trust to buy 200 acres of land for a golf course, and the Bank of Missouri board of directors has approved a $7 million loan for the project last month, the corporation announced Wednesday...
Scott County facing cuts in law enforcement, commissioner says (04/06/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Commission hasn't yet decided whether to place the extension of the county's half-cent sales tax for law enforcement on a future ballot, but Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said the issue will be discussed extensively during the coming weeks...
Region briefs 4/6/07 (04/06/07)
Cape man arraigned in drive-by shooting case A Cape Girardeau man on probation for selling drugs, burglary and theft was arraigned in Jackson court Monday on new charges in a drive-by shooting that resulted in a foot wound. Nathaniel C. Smith, 20, of 430 Sheridan Dr., Apt. ...
After the increases (04/06/07)
When the final electric rate increase was implemented last month in Jackson, residents and business owners were faced with utility bills that jumped almost 40 percent within the past six months. City administrator Jim Roach said he doesn't expect any additional rate increases...
Cape Girardeau County Commission action 4/6/07 (04/06/07)
Thursday County Administration Building 1 Barton Square, Jackson Routine business n Approved a letter from the county commission to local legislators regarding House Bill 131. n Approved payroll changes. n Received and filed notice that assessment maintenance budget was approved by the State Tax Commission...
SEMO loses Internet access temporarily because of cut line (04/06/07)
Southeast Missouri State University staff and students were without Internet access much the day and into the night Thursday after a computer network system trunk line in the St. Louis area was accidently cut. "It's annoying," said John Weber, assistant vice president of information technology at the Cape Girardeau school. "But that's part of technology."...
City ponders buying cut-rate FEMA trailers for mobile command posts (04/06/07)
Cape Girardeau County emergency officials are onto another bargain. Three months after buying 200 cases of military Meals Ready to Eat for $15 each from the State Agency for Surplus Property, emergency operations director David Hitt was given permission to pursue the purchase of travel trailers being discarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
State answers St. Louis' questions on schools takeover (04/06/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri education officials answered questions Friday about the side effects of a state takeover on the St. Louis public schools. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said that under state law, St. Louis students may be able to transfer to an accredited district in the county, at the expense of the city district...
Lawmaker wants baking soda to be sold behind counter (04/06/07)
A St. Louis legislator wants to require that baking soda be sold behind the pharmacy counter as part of an anti-drug effort aimed at a base ingredient in crack cocaine. The proposal by Democratic Rep. Talibdin El-Amin is modeled after a state law that already requires cold medicines with pseudoephedrine to be placed behind the pharmacy counter. That law is aimed at a key ingredient in the illegal drug methamphetamine...
Ste. Gen shocked by molestation charges (04/06/07)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Al McDaniel waited nervously inside the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff's Department Thursday as detectives interviewed his 6-year-old grandson. McDaniel hoped the interviews wouldn't confirm his worst suspicion -- that William Huck Sr. molested the boy at the in-home day care Huck's wife operated...
Disease may have fueled infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud (04/06/07)
The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts. Dozens of McCoy descendants apparently have the disease, which causes high blood pressure, racing hearts, severe headaches and too much adrenaline and other "fight or flight" stress hormones...
2007 Altima is Nissan's first hybrid car (04/06/07)
Now consumers in eight states can buy a fuel-thrifty, gasoline-electric hybrid car with Toyota's well-known hybrid technology, and it's not a Toyota. How can this be? Officials at Nissan, Japan's third-largest automaker, are licensing Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system and installing it in the new-for-2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid...
Government: Pet food recall expands (04/06/07)
WASHINGTON -- The recall of pet foods and treats contaminated with an industrial chemical expanded Thursday to include dog biscuits made by an Alabama company and sold by Wal-Mart under the Ol'Roy brand. The Food and Drug Administration said the manufacturer, Sunshine Mills Inc., is recalling dog biscuits made with imported Chinese wheat gluten. Testing has revealed the wheat gluten, a protein source, was contaminated with melamine, used to make plastics and other industrial products...
FCC to try to improve finding people who call 911 on cell phones (04/06/07)
WASHINGTON -- People make more 911 calls from cellular telephones than landlines these days, and police and firefighters increasingly worry about finding those callers in distress. Contrary to what is portrayed on television crime shows, the accuracy of the technology that guides rescuers to cell phone callers can range from a few yards to several miles, even though federal law requires providers to guarantee that their callers can be located in emergencies...
Three people charged with conspiring with bombers in 2005 London attacks (04/06/07)
LONDON -- Prosecutors filed charges Thursday against three people who allegedly conspired with suicide bombers in the attacks that killed 52 subway and bus passengers in London on July 7, 2005. For the first time, authorities alleged that the plot's targets may have included London tourist attractions...
Supplier implicated in U.S. pet deaths says most wheat gluten sales are domestic (04/06/07)
BEIJING -- A Chinese company accused of selling chemical-tainted wheat gluten linked to the pet food deaths of cats and dogs in the United States said Thursday that most of its sales are domestic, raising the possibility that people or animals in China might have been exposed to the chemical...
American students among 1,600 evacuated from Greek cruise ship (04/06/07)
SANTORINI, Greece -- Scores of passengers climbed down rope ladders to rescue vessels after a Greek cruise ship struck a reef Thursday and started listing in the Mediterranean, forcing the evacuation of 1,600 people including North Carolina high school students...
Pelosi visits Saudi Arabia's version of legislature (04/06/07)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Saudi Arabia's unelected advisory council Thursday, the closest thing in the kingdom to a legislature, where she tried out her counterpart's chair -- a privilege no Saudi woman can have because women cannot become legislators...
Oak Ridge slips past Panthers (04/06/07)
Hannah Sedgwick struck out nine and walked two to lead Oak Ridge past Meadow Heights 8-6 in softball action Thursday. Sedgwick also went 3-for-3 at the plate and knocked in two runs in thewin at home. Meadow Heights opened a four-run lead in the first inning, but surrendered four in the second and two more in the third...
HS BKG-allsemo (04/06/07)
First team Kristain Burger, sr., Notre Dame n The 5-foot-11 senior helped Notre Dame capture its first district title in three years by scoring 19 points a game to go along with 12 rebounds. Burger's patented left hook was an unstoppable force down low...
Redhawks defeat Austin Peay 6-1, improve to 5-3 in OVC (04/06/07)
Bryce and Drew Kristal continued to earn victories for the Southeast Missouri State women's tennis team. The sisters teamed to win at No. 1 doubles after both earned a win in their singles matches Thursday. The Kristal sisters helped the Redhawks down Ohio Valley Conference foe Austin Peay 6-1...
ND's Burger selected Southeast Missourian's Player of the Year (04/06/07)
Notre Dame senior Kristain Burger's prowess on a softball diamond is evident by her three all-state selections and numerous school records. When it comes to the 5-foot-11 forward's game on the basketball court, the hype may not be as great, but the production is on par...
OVC's top teams will square off at Capaha (04/06/07)
Nothing regarding the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season baseball championship will be decided in Cape Girardeau today and Saturday. But that doesn't diminish what shapes up as an early showdown between Southeast Missouri State and defending OVC tournament champion Jacksonville State...
Smith, Riley highlight field for weekend (04/06/07)
For a relatively small track and field meet like the Gatorade Classic, two pretty big names headline the individual field. World champion Miles Smith of host Southeast Missouri State and world record holder Brittany Riley of Southern Illinois add plenty of sizzle to the 26th annual event that will be held today and Saturday at the Abe Stuber Complex...
Predators end skid, send Blues to 4-1 loss (04/06/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- David Legwand scored two goals, Paul Kariya notched his 500th NHL assist, and the Nashville Predators snapped a three-game skid Thursday night by beating the St. Louis Blues 4-1. Nashville set franchise records with its 50th victory and 108 points. But the Predators had to wait and see how Detroit (110 points) fared against Chicago to know whether they had any hope of winning the Central Division...
Reeling Wizards lose Arenas for remainder of season (04/06/07)
WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards point guard Gilbert Arenas was to have surgery Thursday on his left knee and is essentially done for the season. Arenas was diagnosed with a lateral meniscus tear and was to have arthroscopic surgery later in the day at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. The Wizards said the recovery time will be two to three months, meaning he might play again this season only if Washington manages to make the NBA finals without him...
Donovan to stay; players to leave (04/06/07)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Billy Donovan wanted to stay. His star players knew it was time to go. Donovan spurned a chance to return to Kentucky and take over the tradition-rich program, saying Thursday he hopes to build the same in Gainesville...
Former Patriot receiver Stingley dies at age 55 (04/06/07)
Darryl Stingley spent more than half his life in a wheelchair, a symbol of the violence of the NFL, where large bodies collide at high speeds on every play. He was only 26 when he clashed head-on with the Raiders' Jack Tatum during an exhibition at the Oakland Coliseum as they leaped for a pass...
Longer, faster Augusta gives field the silent treatment in first round (04/06/07)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The cheers broke the morning calm at Augusta National when Arnold Palmer took a mighty swing at his ceremonial tee shot. For the next 11 hours Thursday, the Masters went mute. Throw together a course that has grown 500 yards with brittle conditions, and there wasn't much to cheer...
Huggins leaves KSU after one year (04/06/07)
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- After just one season at Kansas State, basketball coach Bob Huggins is leaving for West Virginia, his alma mater, Kansas State athletic director Tim Weiser announced Thursday. "This is a tough day for the entire K-State nation," Weiser said in a short news release announcing the news. ...
Bar band jazzes up gallery (04/06/07)
The three-piece band Fill can usually be seen playing its unconventional form of jazz-rock at downtown bars on the weekends. But tonight Fill will play to a vastly different crowd. The band is turning into a two-piece (sans drummer Brandon Glenn) for a lighter gig tonight at the Edward Bernard Gallery. ...
Good bets (04/06/07)
Today Hip hop in Cape? Yes, a hip hop concert is coming to Cape. Tonight Grandaddy Souf, Cardell Evans and other rappers will descend upon the A.C. Brase Arena Building and add a little something different to your entertainment options. n When: 8 p.m...
Artifacts 4/6/07 (04/06/07)
19-mile Mingo Auto Tour route now open; Local bands play metalfest Saturday; Jazz ensembles to appear in concert; Alaska's 'fiddling poet' to perform at Wordsfair; Student art on display at Sikeston museum; Notre Dame's 'My Fair Lady' begins Thursday; Student-directed play starts April 13; Pro wrestling coming to Show Me Center; 'Hee Haw' star to perform at Tunnel Hill; -- From staff reports
Southeast Missouri snapshots (04/06/07)
Jackson artist Herb Wickham is fascinated by the ghosts of Southeast Missouri. Where others see decaying, abandoned barns and farmhouses, he sees a story that needs to be told in oil. "What attracts me about these farm scenes, the rusty roofs and broke-down boards ... I try to imagine who lived there," Wickham says, looking at one of his many landscapes of the old farms that dot the area. "There's a story in all of them. I try to get a feeling for what it was like to live there."...
SONiA speaks out about social issues before local performance (04/06/07)
Chances are that you've never heard of SONiA and Disappear Fear, so here's a little primer. SONiA (last name Rutstein) and her sister, CiNDY, formed the folk-pop duo Disappear Fear and signed with Rounder Records in 1994, as out-and-proud lesbians. They were immediately honored and embraced by the gay community and the independent music community, singing about love, tolerance, the evils of war and other social justice causes...
Full moon, left turn and pralines (04/06/07)
Never start a remodeling project during a full moon. I want that chiseled on my tombstone. After my wife and I survived remodeling our kitchen several years ago, we swore we would buy a new house before we would go through that again. When we built a house more than 20 years ago, we enjoyed the experience. So why is remodeling so bad?...
The overlooked artists (04/06/07)
The hype about the upcoming River Campus has been so thick you could paddle your canoe for days and still not reach the other side. You'd simply crawl at a snail's pace through the superdense anticipation that has manifested itself into physical reality...
Everyone's a critic: 'Meet the Robinsons' (04/06/07)
Three stars (out of four) "Meet the Robinsons" is Disney's newest animated release. The story is of a young orphan who considers himself an inventor. As he's showing off his latest invention at a science fair, he meets a time traveler and goes to the future...
Calendar (04/06/07)
Today Cape River Heritage Museum: open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Karaoke with T.J. Jackson: Cape Girardeau VFW Hall, 6:30 p.m. Classic Country Band featuring Webb Tripp: American Legion Hall, Jackson, 7 to 10:30 p.m. Granddaddy Souf with Cardell Evans with Hip Hop King Naughty or Nice and Promise: Arena Building, 8 p.m...
'Official' typeface of the 20th century going strong at 50 (04/06/07)
GENEVA -- Open a newspaper, look at a street sign, type an e-mail and chances are a Swiss design icon is staring you in the face, though you'd be hard-pressed to identify it. But peer closely at the shape of the letters: If they're easy to read and without unnecessary flourishes, then you might well be looking at an example of the Helvetica typeface, which turns 50 this year...
Anna Nicole's diaries to be auctioned (04/06/07)
DALLAS -- Two diaries penned by Anna Nicole Smith in the early 1990s reveal a troubled young woman professing to be deeply in love with octogenarian oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, and often depressed and concerned about her weight and eating habits...
Doris Smith (04/06/07)
KELSO, Mo. -- Doris Smith, 86, of Kelso died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Hazel Allen (04/06/07)
Hazel E. Allen, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1915, in Marquand, Mo., daughter of Henry A. and Ollie E. Dudley Masters. Allen worked at the Dollar General Store many years. Survivors include two brothers, Homer Masters of St. Charles, Mo., Ora Masters of Gordonville; and a sister, Pauline Green of Florissant, Mo...
Eska Hancock (04/06/07)
Eska Hancock, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. She was born June 24, 1919, at Dixon, Mo., daughter of Fred Guy and Nellie Mae Conner Decker. She and Rhea A. Hancock were married March 10, 1943, in Hot Springs, Ark. He died Dec. 19, 1988...
M.J. Egner (04/06/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- M.J. "Red" Egner, 86, of Anna died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Mound City, Ill., son of Walter E. and Clara Killius Egner. He and Adeline K. Bridewell were married Oct. 25, 1941, in Mound City...
Elsie Armbrecht (04/06/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elsie Armbrecht, 89, of Perryville died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Oct. 22, 1917, in Perry County, daughter of Lewis H. and Katherine Baudendistel Kutz. Armbrecht retired from American Can Co. in St. Louis...
Martha Johnston (04/06/07)
Martha F. Johnston, 73, of Scott City went to rest with her heavenly father Thursday, April 5, 2007, at the home of a son, Terry. She was born Dec. 26, 1933, in Illmo, daughter of Virgil G. and Ora Speck Watson. She worked as a cook many years, and retired from Blair Industries...
Evelyn Strauser (04/06/07)
Evelyn Mabel Loyd Strauser, 84, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 20, 1922, near Zalma, Mo., daughter of Oscar and Julia Celestine Dennis Loyd. She and Donald Strauser were married June 3, 1943, in Jackson. He died March 1, 1999...
Births 4/6/07 (04/06/07)
VanMeter; Hastings; Wilhelm; McMillen; Wright; Heisserer; Howard
Cape/Jackson police report 4/6/07 (04/06/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Southeast Missouri State University: Theft; Jackson: Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Cape/Jackson fire report 4/6/07 (04/06/07)
n At 6:53 p.m., emergency medical service at the Emerson Bridge. n At 7:42 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South West End Boulevard. n At 9:43 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Linden Street. n At 11:40 p.m., box alarm in the 3000 block of William Street...
Out of the past 4/6/07 (04/06/07)
Record low temperatures for this time of year -- it is 27 degrees in the morning at the municipal airport -- threaten home vegetable and flower gardens as well as the area's apple crop. Cape Girardeau voters give four-year city council terms to the city's incumbent mayor and three councilmen, while granting two-year terms on the council to a former city administrative assistant, an university English instructor and a Procter & Gamble manager; Mayor Howard C. ...
This and that (04/06/07)
Global warming. This is a letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from U.S. Sen. Kit Bond:The cavalier attitude of your recent editorial ("Sunspots and Sausage," March 26) toward the poor struggling to pay their home-heating bills is disappointing. Over 29 million American families cannot pay their heating bills. They suffer through the winters with many relying on inefficient but costly electric space heaters and poorly insulated homes...
Mayor Lohr (04/06/07)
One of the first things Barbara Lohr did after learning Tuesday night that she had been elected mayor of Jackson was to pledge to work cooperatively for the benefit of the city. Her call for reconciliation was echoed by her nearest rival, Alderman David Reiminger, who has one year left to serve on the Jackson Board of Alderman...
Speak Out 4/6/07 (04/06/07)
Unexplained dirt work; Changing weather; More trash containers; Campaign funding; Financing options; Scary thought; Which is it?; School sense; Shed some tears; Lagging wages; Military decision; Facts are real
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