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Prosecutor decides not to pursue case against former sheriff Ferrell (04/16/07)
The special prosecutor assigned to pursue a felony stealing charge against former Scott County sheriff William F. "Bill" Ferrell has decided not to continue prosecution at this time. Don Schneider, assistant to St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch, said Monday afternoon that McCulloch has decided not to pursue the case against Ferrell at this time due to a lack of evidence. ...
Teen shot in buttocks, Cape police say (04/16/07)
A Cape Girardeau teenager was shot in the buttocks during an altercation Monday afternoon on William Street, Cape Girardeau police spokesman Cpl. Ike Hammonds said. The shooting victim was conscious and talking to officers at the scene before he was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center, but officers gained little information, said Hammonds, who declined to identify the teen. ...
Cape alternative center director resigns (04/16/07)
Mike Dorris, the director of the Alternative Education Center in Cape Girardeau, is leaving at the end of the school year. Dorris submitted his resignation late last week, Cape Girardeau public schools superintendent Dr. David Scala said. Dorris' resignation takes effect at the end of June...
Study delays Scott City bridge project (04/16/07)
The environmental review that must precede Scott City's Ramsey Creek Bridge project still hasn't begun, even though $5 million in federal funds were dedicated to the project in July 2005. Holding up progress on the Ramsey Creek project, which is meant to bypass Interstate 55 and connect Scott City's southern residential area to its northern industrial area, is a federally mandated traffic study. ...
Auctions offer a little bit of everything (04/16/07)
When Larry Hendricks arrived at the auction on Howell Street in Cape Girardeau on Sunday, there was one item he was prepared to bid on. It was a shiny red Fender Stratocaster electric guitar that caught Hendricks' eye in the classified ads of the newspaper. The guitar was listed among other items that were auctioned off at the former residence of Maxine Crow, who passed away in February...
Paducah draws in artists to once-blighted area with new approach (04/16/07)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Mark Palmer's home and gallery at 524 Harrison St. in Paducah shows no hints of what it was just a few years ago. The two-story federal-style home, built sometime in the 1840s or 1850s, has walls covered by clean, white paint, new floors, an art gallery downstairs and a modern studio-style apartment upstairs. This is a building Palmer purchased for $1 in Paducah's Lowertown district that likely would have otherwise been razed...
Walking for a cause (04/16/07)
Cape Girardeau city council agenda 4/16/07 (04/16/07)
401 Independence Street 7 p.m. today Study session at 5 p.m. Invocation: Rev. Mike Malone, St. Mark Lutheran Church Presentations n Recognition of Wayne Moore, sewer maintenance supervisor, for induction in the Missouri Water Environment Associations' Golden Manhole Society...
An exchange of ideas (04/16/07)
Two river towns 70 miles apart think they just may have something to teach one another. Cape Girardeau and Paducah, Ky., are about to embark on something unusual in the world of city government: an exchange program. On May 22, Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson and city council members will travel to Paducah to meet their counterparts and attend municipal meetings. ...
New officers elected to Cape Girardeau Elks (04/16/07)
Cape Elks Lodge No. 639 recently elected new officers. They were, front from left, exalted ruler Joe McLemore, esteemed leading knight John McLemore, esteemed loyal knight Murray Grace, esteemed lecturing knight Dave Dienst~bach; back, trustee Don Seabaugh, secretary Tim Davis, trustee Glen Ehlers, PER trustee Harold Moore, PER treasurer Ray Drury, tiler Brad Figliolo, inner guard Ken Johnson, esquire Mike Carter and chaplain Jerry Arnold...
Legion members recognized for continuous membership (04/16/07)
Twenty two members of the Jackson American Legion Post 158 were recently honored for continuous years of membership. The group includes four members with over 60 years of continuous service and 18 with 50 years of continuous service. Receiving certificates for 60 years were Leslie Cook, J.C. ...
Community cuisine 4/16/07 (04/16/07)
St. Lawrence serves spring dinner April 22 A spring dinner and country store will be held Sunday at the St. Lawrence Parish Center, New Hamburg. On the menu is fried chicken, chicken and dressing, buttered potatoes, slaw, corn, drink and dessert. Carryouts will be available. Children 5 and under eat free...
Community briefs 4/16/07 (04/16/07)
SEMO's spring pageant benefits scholarship Registration for the Southeast Spring Pageant, held by Southeast's Phi Beta Lambda Chapter, will be from noon to 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the University Center Ballroom. Categories range from girl walkers to 24 months, and up to age 18. Proceeds will benefit the Adam McGee Memorial Scholarship fund. Adam was a fifth-grader who died unexpectedly at age 11 of cardiomyopathy. For more information, contact Megan at 471-2515 or e-mail mlnelson1s@semo.edu...
Highway Patrol investigating Rolla traffic stop death (04/16/07)
ROLLA, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a man who died after he was stopped by Phelps County sheriff's deputies for a traffic violation. Preliminary autopsy results show that Jimmy Dwayne Farris, 38, had an enlarged heart and suffered a fractured rib, a lung contusion and swelling of the brain, Phelps County Coroner Larry Swinfard said Monday. The lung and rib injuries were likely the result of efforts to revive Farris, the coroner said...
Sunken barge found south of St. Louis (04/16/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A sunken barge loaded with grain was found Monday, a day after it was set free following a towboat accident on the Mississippi River south of St. Louis. The accident snarled traffic on the river for more than a day. The barge was discovered near the bank about halfway between St. ...
Three men charged in botched kidnapping in Kansas City (04/16/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Three men face second-degree murder charges in an attempted kidnapping that left a fourth suspect dead. According to police, the four men plotted to kidnap another member of their gang and demand a $50,000. Police said the suspects lured the man to a house Saturday claiming they wanted to buy drugs from him, then bound him with duct tape and called his brother, demanding the ransom be paid within 30 minutes...
Mo. lawyers disagree on effect of proposal to limit courts (04/16/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- John Doe is getting tossed out of his home through eminent domain to make way for a new shopping complex, and he thinks he's not getting paid enough. City council member Jane Doe fears a new state requirement will cost her community thousands of dollars in unanticipated costs...
Festus soldier killed in Iraq (04/16/07)
FESTUS, Mo. -- A 27-year-old who was scheduled to come home from Iraq in two weeks was killed by a roadside bomb in Fallujah, his family said this weekend. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Wallace, who had been reactivated from the Individual Ready Reserve and had been deployed since May, was killed Saturday, his family said...
Man accused of setting Illinois fire that kills 5 children (04/16/07)
QUINCY, Ill. -- A 27-year-old man is accused of setting an early morning fire at his cousin's house that killed five children and left a firefighter and three others injured, police and a relative said Sunday. The fire may have stemmed from a family dispute, the relative said...
Plane crash kills 3 family members in eastern Missouri (04/16/07)
VIBURNUM, Mo. -- An Iowa couple and their son were identified Sunday as the victims of a small-plane crash Saturday in a remote part of southeast Missouri. The pilot was Randy Weber, 49, of Charter Oak, Iowa. The other two victims were his 37-year-old wife, Amy, and their 10-year-old son Tyler, said Washington County Coroner Brian DeClue. He said the family died immediately from the impact of the crash...
Airline ticket taxes fund corporate jets and execs (04/16/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The federal government has taken billions of dollars from the taxes and fees paid by airline passengers every time they fly and awarded it to small airports used mainly by private pilots and globe-trotting corporate executives. Some of these "general aviation" facilities used the federal dollars -- more than $7 billion over the past decade -- for enhancements such as longer runways and passenger terminals aimed at luring traffic, an Associated Press review has found. ...
Biotech firms seek to ease fuel's reliance on oil and corn (04/16/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The ethanol craze is putting the squeeze on corn supplies and causing food prices to rise. Mexicans took to the streets last year to protest increased tortilla prices. The cost of chicken and beef in the United States ticked up because feed is more expensive...
Jury likely to decide church sex abuse suit (04/16/07)
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- The nation's sixth-largest Roman Catholic diocese is headed to trial this week in a $150 million lawsuit accusing church officials of recklessness for employing a youth minister who raped and sodomized teenagers. But despite its familiar scenario of youths abused by religious leaders, this case is unique: It could be one of the few decided by a jury, rather than a quiet, out-of-court settlement...
With ranks stretched thin, Army gets Air Force to fill some Iraq duties (04/16/07)
CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- A row of rumbling flatbed trucks and Humvees outfitted with gun turrets lurches toward a mock village of cinderblock buildings where instructors posing as insurgents wait to test the trainees' convoy protection skills. The training range is Army, as is the duty itself -- one of the most dangerous in Iraq these days. But the young men and women clad in camouflage and helmets training to run and protect convoys are not Army; they're Air Force...
Jury selection for 'dirty bomber' trial slated to begin today (04/16/07)
MIAMI -- It's been nearly five years since then-Attorney General John Ashcroft declared the United States had thwarted an al-Qaida plot to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in a major city and had arrested a "known terrorist," Jose Padilla. Ashcroft darkly suggested the plot could have caused "mass death and injury" and said President Bush had designated Padilla, a U.S. citizen, as an enemy combatant who would be held in indefinite military custody rather than face civilian charges...
NASA paid $26 million to family of shuttle Columbia (04/16/07)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- NASA paid $26.6 million to family members of the astronauts who died on the space shuttle Columbia in 2003, a newspaper reported Sunday, citing recently released documents. Documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel through a federal Freedom of Information Act request show that former FBI Director William Webster helped negotiate out-of-court settlements with the families...
Wolfowitz will stay on as head of World Bank (04/16/07)
WASHINGTON -- Embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said Sunday he will continue to lead bank efforts to reduce global poverty, resisting calls to step down over his involvement in securing a huge pay increase for a close female friend. "The bank has important work to do and I will continue to do it," he said at a news conference winding up a meeting of the steering committee for the bank and the International Monetary Fund...
Dick Cheney bets that Democrats will give ground on war bill (04/16/07)
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney says he is "willing to bet" that Democratic lawmakers will back down and approve a war-spending bill that doesn't call for U.S. troops to leave Iraq. Top Democratic leaders shot back that Cheney has lost all public credibility...
Nor'easter soaks East, floods W. Va. (04/16/07)
NEW YORK -- A powerful nor'easter pounded the East with wind and pouring rain Sunday, grounding airlines and threatening to create some of the worst coastal flooding in 14 years. The storm also flooded people out of their homes in the middle of the night in West Virginia. Other inland states faced a threat of heavy snow...
Inmates sue over mosquitoes, claim repeated bites raised risk of disease (04/16/07)
DENVER -- Three prisoners serving potential life sentences in Colorado say their lives have been threatened -- by mosquitoes. The inmates at Walsenburg and Limon prisons sued, saying they were at risk of contracting West Nile virus or other diseases after they were bitten repeatedly by mosquitoes and suffered "the emotional and mental distress of whether or not each mosquito's bite would result in death or serious bodily injury."...
Volunteer rates dipped slightly for last year (04/16/07)
WASHINGTON -- People in this country have been volunteering at record levels in the years following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but that voluntary service dipped slightly in 2006, a study found. More than a fourth of the population, 26.7 percent, did volunteer work in 2006, down from 28.8 percent the previous year, according to a new report...
Dems slow to cut managed care programs (04/16/07)
WASHINGTON -- Deep cuts in Medicare's managed care programs seemed a sure bet last winter when Democrats, not exactly fans of health maintenance organizations, began to seek money to expand health coverage for poor children. Then the NAACP and the League of United Latin American Citizens warned of the consequences for blacks and Hispanics, core constituencies for the new congressional majority...
Iran plans to build two more nuclear plants (04/16/07)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Sunday it is seeking bids for the building of two more nuclear power plants, despite international pressures to curb its controversial program. Ahmad Fayyazbakhsh, the deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization in charge of power plants, said the plants would be light-water reactors, each with the capacity to generate up to 1,600 megawatts of electricity...
Tourism minister fears for life after clerics say she sinned (04/16/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's tourism minister says she fears for her life after clerics at a radical mosque issued an edict accusing her of sinning by hugging her French parachute jumping instructor, the state news agency reported. Minister of Tourism Nilofar Bakhtiar told a parliamentary committee of her fear on Saturday following the Taliban-style edict against her by Islamic clerics at Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, in Islamabad...
Suicide bomb kills 4 Afghans working for U.S. security firm in southern Afghanistan (04/16/07)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber targeted a private U.S. security firm Sunday in southern Afghanistan, killing up to four Afghans working for the company and wounding another, officials said. Separately in the east, police and U.S.-led coalition forces attacked suspected Taliban insurgents crossing from Pakistan into Afghanistan, killing 10 militants and wounding 15, the provincial governor said Sunday...
Olmert, Abbas discuss broad outlines of Palestinian statehood in biweekly talks (04/16/07)
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli and Palestinian leaders discussed the broad outlines of Palestinian statehood for the first time in six years in a Sunday meeting that both sides called a small step toward breaking the paralysis in peacemaking. In the first in a series of biweekly talks, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spent most of their time discussing day-to-day issues such as travel and trade restrictions...
Gunmen kill AU officer in Darfur (04/16/07)
NYALA, Sudan -- Unidentified gunmen killed a Ghanaian military officer in the African Union's peacekeeping force in the Darfur region and hijacked his car within yards of the AU mission's headquarters, the AU said Sunday. The officer was traveling alone in his vehicle when he was ambushed in the town of El Fasher late Saturday, AU spokesman Noureddine Mezni said...
Russian police clash with opposition supporters on second day of protests (04/16/07)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Riot police beat and detained dozens of anti-Kremlin demonstrators Sunday on a second day of protests that tested the weak opposition's ability to challenge widely popular President Vladimir Putin. As in Moscow a day earlier, only a few thousand people turned out in St. Petersburg to criticize the government. Opposition leaders called that a heartening response in the face of the huge police forces massed against both rallies...
Vatican ambassador attends Holocaust memorial service (04/16/07)
JERUSALEM -- The Vatican's ambassador to Israel attended a Holocaust memorial service Sunday, reversing an earlier decision to boycott the event that threatened to upset fragile ties between Israel and the Holy See. Monsignor Antonio Franco said last week he would skip the ceremony at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial marking the beginning of Israel's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day because Catholics were offended by a caption at the museum describing the wartime conduct of Pope Pius XII...
Pope celebrates 80th birthday (04/16/07)
The Associated Press VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict gave thanks for his 80 years of life dedicated to the Church with a special Sunday Mass, a celebration tinged with nostalgia that drew a huge crowd to St. Peter's Square. The Vatican had invited rank-and-file faithful to the late-morning Mass on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica to help the pontiff celebrate both his 80th birthday today and the anniversary of his April 19, 2005, election to the pontificate...
Nuclear chief finds interest in creating programs (04/16/07)
AMMAN, Jordan -- The chief U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday wrapped up a tour of the Middle East to offer support to nations interested in developing peaceful atomic energy programs despite the international faceoff with Iran over suspicions it is pursuing nuclear weapons...
Bombs rock Shiite areas in Baghdad, killing at least 45 and injuring dozens (04/16/07)
BAGHDAD -- Cars, minibuses and roadside bombs exploded in Shiite Muslim enclaves across the city Sunday, killing at least 45 people in sectarian violence that defied the Baghdad security crackdown, while a radical anti-U.S. cleric raised a new threat to Iraq's government...
Al-Sadr orders his Cabinet ministers to withdraw from government (04/16/07)
BAGHDAD -- Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has ordered his Cabinet ministers to withdraw from the government to protest arrests of leaders in his Shiite militia and the prime minister's failure to back a timetable for U.S. withdrawal, two officials in the organization said Sunday...
Redhawks softball team ends losing streak (04/16/07)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team snapped a seven-game losing streak Sunday by winning the second game of a doubleheader against visiting Austin Peay. Southeast salvaged the finale of the three-game series 9-1 as the contest was stopped in the bottom of the fifth inning by the eight-run mercy rule...
Redhawks take long route to doubleheader split (04/16/07)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State won its fourth Ohio Valley Conference baseball series in as many tries Sunday. But the Redhawks narrowly missed out on their second series sweep. The Redhawks shut out host Samford for the second straight game Sunday, taking the opener of a doubleheader 9-0 behind the three-hit pitching of Asif Shah...
The No. 1 question (04/16/07)
Houston Lillard and Victor Anderson both would love to be Southeast Missouri State's starting quarterback for the 2007 season. As the Redhawks wrapped up their third week of spring practice Saturday afternoon with a scrimmage, the race for No. 1 signal-caller appears too close to call...
MLB celebrates 60th anniversary of Robinson's historic debut (04/16/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers solemnly lined up along the third-base line, each and every one wearing No. 42. Jackie Robinson broke major league baseball's color barrier on April 15, 1947, with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the sport celebrated the 60th anniversary of his debut throughout the country Sunday, when more than 200 players, managers and coaches wore his number...
Pujols finally erupts (04/16/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Now that his April drought is over, Albert Pujols says he was never worried about the unsightly numbers next to his name. Pujols homered twice and had five RBIs, leading a 13-hit attack that helped the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 on Sunday. Afterward, he chided reporters for writing about his early woes...
Lincicome wins wind-whipped Ginn (04/16/07)
Brittany Lincicome entered the final round of the Ginn Open believing that par would be a sensational score. How right she was. Lincicome, who started four shots behind Lorena Ochoa and Laura Davies, survived a blustery day in Reunion, Fla., and a six-hour round to shoot an even-par 72 -- enough to give the 21-year-old her second career LPGA Tour victory...
Weather may be Kenyans' main obstacle (04/16/07)
BOSTON -- This is the year the Kenyans will face a homegrown challenge at the Boston Marathon, and it's not from the American runners or the undulations of Heartbreak Hill. It's the New England weather: wet and windy and certain only to make things unpredictable when the world's longest-running annual marathon leaves Hopkinton for the 26.2-mile slog to Boston's Back Bay this morning...
Burton makes late pass, wins Samsung 500 (04/16/07)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- When Jeff Burton won for the first time in the inaugural race in Texas, he was a young driver still trying to prove himself. A decade later, Burton is still proving things -- and still winning. Burton passed Matt Kenseth on the final lap for his only lead Sunday to become the first repeat winner at Texas...
Third of companies planning to hire (04/16/07)
Southeast Missouri area employers expect to hire at a sound pace during the second quarter of 2007, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. From April to June, 33 percent of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 13 percent expect to reduce their payrolls, according to Manpower spokeswoman Debbie Glenn. ...
N.H. voter asks Sen. Clinton about 'American Idol' contestant (04/16/07)
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Under-talented "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar is even getting the attention of presidential candidates these days. During a radio call-in on WOKQ-FM, Sen. Hillary Clinton was asked what the United States can do about Malakar, the television show's underdog candidate who critics say lacks any shred of talent...
Memo 4/16/07 (04/16/07)
Business counseling sessions available The Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission will be offering free counseling sessions for area small-business people and individuals planning business ventures. The next session will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 1 W. St. Joseph St. in Perryville, Mo. To schedule an appointment, call Kathy Hall at (573) 547-8357...
People on the move 4/16/07 (04/16/07)
Cape salon hires four additions to staff Elements Salon on 2031 La Croix Road has recently hired a barber, a cosmetologist, a massage therapist and an esthetician. Lea Hafley is a licensed barber who sells Jack Black products for men. Denise Merideth is a cosmetologist of 19 years and a former salon owner. ...
Space for safekeeping (04/16/07)
Gary Arnold's storage business started small; TVs, mattresses, washing machines and furniture mostly. Then he started picking up important documents from businesses; W-2 forms, receipts, personnel files -- any records within a 50-mile radius of Cape Girardeau...
Clyde Vaughn (04/16/07)
Clyde Melvin Vaughn, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Ronald Randol (04/16/07)
Ronald J. Randol, 64, of Gordonville died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Willie Mouser (04/16/07)
Willie D. Mouser, 82, of Ballwin, Mo., died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Donald Magwitz (04/16/07)
Donald G. Magwitz, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Barbara Jennings (04/16/07)
ULLIN, Ill. --Barbara Boecker Jennings, 80, of Ullin, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Paul Bowers (04/16/07)
Paul Ray Bowers, 54, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Friday, April 13, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 7, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of Merlin Harris and Hazel Juanita Francis Bowers. He and Alma Fay VanderMierden were married Sept. 2, 1972...
Angeline Miller (04/16/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Angeline "Rose" Miller, 91, of Anna died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at the City Care Center in Anna. She was born March 6, 1916, in Detroit, daughter of John M. and Anna Babuska Sikora. She and Floyd C. Miller were married April 18, 1934, in Indianapolis. He died July 11, 1995...
Robert Gee (04/16/07)
Robert "Bob" Gee, 81, of Portageville, Mo., died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 3, 1925, in Parma, Mo., son of Solon T. and Pauline Meek Gee. He and Irene Schomaker were married Nov. 25, 1950, in Marion, Ill...
Marie Allison (04/16/07)
Marie Ann Allison, 72, of Advance, Mo., died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 4, 1934, in Advance, daughter of Charlie and Hazel Devore Jones. She and Billy Lee Allison were married Dec. 6, 1959, in St. Louis. He died April 10, 2007...
Glenn Statler (04/16/07)
Glenn Edwin Statler, 81, of Jackson died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at his residence. He was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Patton, son of Andrew J. and Verna G. Grindstaff Statler. He and Pauline Lincoln were married Dec. 8, 1947, in Patton. Statler was an Air Force veteran of World War II, a supervisor at Clean Tee in St. Louis, a member of the Masonic Lodge 626 in St. Louis and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson...
Willis Orrell (04/16/07)
Willis Marshall Orrell, 63, of Jackson died Friday, April 13, 2007, at his home. He was born in Jackson on March 17, 1944, to Otis M. Orrell and Edna Marie (Conley) Orrell. He married Sharon A. Cook March 27, 1970. He graduated Jackson High School in 1962 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962 to 1967 and the U.S. Naval Reserves Seabees from 1980 to 1999...
James Trickey (04/16/07)
James L. Trickey II, 43, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 14, 2007, at his home. He was born March 29, 1964, in Cape Girardeau, the son of James Lynn and Karen Sue (Rice) Trickey Sr. He was married to Brandy Nichole Lukow May 24, 2003, in Cape Girardeau...
Cape/Jackson police report 4/16/07 (04/16/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Summons; Thefts; Property damage
Cape/Jackson fire report 4/16/07 (04/16/07)
n At 6:40 p.m., medical assist in the 400 block of Koch Street. n At 9:47 p.m., medical assist in the 1100 block of South Sprigg Street. n At 11:17 p.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Circle. n At 3:07 a.m., medical assist in the 400 block of North Frederick Street...
Out of the past 4/16/07 (04/16/07)
Four sites are being considered for construction of a new post office in Jackson: The north side of East Main Street, extending from Hope street east to Ohio Street; the northwest corner of Washington and Missouri streets; the north side of Washington and east of vacated Oklahoma street, and the southwest corner of Washington and Oklahoma...
Schools' responsibilities (04/16/07)
When a student enrolls in a school district in Missouri, parents provide information about the student that includes the student's address. School administrators say they have to trust that information is correct, but much rides on its validity. State aid to school districts is based on the number of students who are enrolled...
Crowell shows some common sense (04/16/07)
To the editor:State Sen. Jason Crowell caused some lawmakers to fear an outbreak of common sense in Jefferson City recently by supporting the restoration of critical medical benefits stripped from Missouri's sick and disabled two years ago by Gov. Matt Blunt and the legislature...
Sharpton, Jackson show their hate (04/16/07)
To the editor:The genuinely contrite Don Imus comes across more a Christian than the hatemongering hypocrite Al Sharpton. The latter's blind hate against all whites transcends human decency. This self-styled leader of blacks calls himself a "reverend." He does not have the basic decency and Christian forgiveness to people who have sinned and repented. He is not satisfied by Imus' genuine apology. He wants to humiliate and destroy him. What a kind Christian this man is...
Bad decision on two principals (04/16/07)
To the editor:I was shocked to read on the front page that Frank Ellis and Debbie Followell won't be returning as principals at Central Middle School next year. These two have done a great job at the middle school. My children attended there when it first switched over. ...
Speak Out 4/16/07 (04/16/07)
Torment in Benton; McCain is best choice; Best cleanser; Environmental straws; Another expert; Jail watch; Game over warming; Dangerous trash; Potholes on bridge; Remember the utensils; Library boundaries; Pleasant dreams; Who is he?
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