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Police sweep Cape for drug suspects (05/24/07)
Cape Girardeau police Thursday took part in a regional sweep for drug suspects that netted 83 suspects in 12 jurisdictions, the leader of the SEMO Drug Task Force said. In the local roundup, police arrested four of 11 suspects who allegedly sold drugs to undercover police officers over a four- month period in late 2006. The drug charges range from selling a small amount of crack cocaine to accusations that some suspects sold large quantities of psychedelic mushrooms and marijuana...
County commission approves paving plan (05/24/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission on Thursday approved road building recommendations from a panel of county residents who spent 600 hours over seven months studying every aspect of the county paving program. Leaders of the Road and Bridge Advisory Board spent nearly 90 minutes with commissioners, explaining their study and recommendations that a new county tax pay for five miles of asphalt paving and 10-12 miles of chip-and-seal paving this year...
Emerson calls for tougher line on illegals (05/24/07)
The United States needs strong enforcement of border controls and a crackdown on employers to curb illegal immigration, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said Wednesday. The six-term Republican from Cape Girardeau also called for a roundup of all illegal immigrants so they can be returned to their home countries and for broader powers for local police to track down illegals...
Police: Man would hold underage drinking party again (05/24/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man showed no remorse for hosting a high school graduation party Sunday night where there was underage drinking, according to a written incident report by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Mark and Terry Cheatham of 123 Greenbrier Drive were cited by officers for supplying alcohol to minors at a party at their home involving students who graduated earlier Sunday from Notre Dame Regional High School...
Cape man sought in knife slashing (05/24/07)
Police are seeking a Cape Girardeau man wanted for slashing the face of a man late Friday night on College Street. Willie C. Shannon II, 26, of 650 N. Fountain St., is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. A warrant was issued Wednesday for Shannon's arrest with a $250,000 bond...
Central Middle School's new principal (05/24/07)
Teachers and staff of Central Middle School met their new principal, Mark Kiehne, at a reception Wednesday. Kiehne, of Jackson, was a principal with the Kelly School District and will start at Central Middle School in July.
Second chances (05/24/07)
A job applicant doesn't need much. "All a person needs for a job interview is one suit," Mark Bartlett said during orientation at Cape Girardeau's first Missouri Re-entry Process ex-offender job fair. The event, hosted by the Community Caring Council, took place Wednesday at the Salavation Army on Good Hope Street, where 80 participants with prior convictions showed up and were able to speak with 14 resource centers and 12 employers...
Local garden club members attend convention (05/24/07)
Three members of the Cape Girardeau Council of Garden Clubs, made up of the Four Season Garden Club, Ramblewood Garden Club and Rose Hills Garden Club, attended the 74th annual convention of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri in Hannibal, Mo., recently. "Bullfrogs and Butterflies" was the theme...
Cape Korean War veteran receives honorary high school diploma (05/24/07)
Gus W. Gockel Jr. of Cape Girardeau was recently presented with an honorary high school diploma from the Missouri Department of Education as part of "Operation Recognition," created for veterans who dropped out of high school to serve in the armed forces during wartime...
Emanuel United Church of Christ pastor Sam Roethemeyer to speak at Jackson Memorial Day services (05/24/07)
The Rev. Sam Roethemeyer of Emanuel United Church of Christ since June 1988, will be the Memorial Day speaker at 9 a.m. Monday at the Jackson City Cemetery on South High Street in front of the Jackson Frozen Food Locker. The American Legion Post 158 program begins with patriotic music by Jackson Municipal Band...
13 arrested at Illinois party (05/24/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Illinois State Police and local law enforcement officers raided an underage drinking party Tuesday in Anna, arresting 13, including one on suspicion of distributing marijuana. The raid took place about 11:30 p.m., according to a statement issued by the Illinois State Police. Officers with the Anna Police Department and the Union County Sheriff's Department accompanied state troopers...
Region briefs 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
Sikeston schools react to bomb scare SIKESTON, Mo. -- Law enforcement officers responded to a bomb scare Wednesday morning that prompted school officials to lock down the Sikeston High School and a nearby elementary school for nearly two hours. An off-duty detective with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety spotted an item on Pine Street that looked like an improvised explosive. ...
Fire levels home near Crump (05/24/07)
A double-wide mobile home that caught fire today on Route U near Crump was already past the point of saving when the Whitewater Fire Department arrived on the scene a little before noon Wednesday, the department chief said. The department received a call around 11:30 a.m. of a home on fire at 4307 Route U. By noon, the house had been reduced to a burning pile of rubble...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
9 a.m. today County Administration Building 1 Barton Square, Jackson Routine business n Certificate of training, county auditor. n Payroll change forms. n Erroneous assessment. n Gazebo reservation. n Statement of monthly collections. n Treasurer's balance sheet...
Clarification 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
Wednesday's article on the battle over ethanol in Southeast Missouri stated local governments are using a trip to a Malta Bend, Mo., ethanol plant as a centerpiece in their campaign to attract ethanol production to the area. The Scott City government has taken no stand on ethanol production and hasn't taken steps to attract producers to the area, though Mayor Tim Porch has publicly expressed his support for ethanol production in the Scott City area...
Projects win grant, tax credits (05/24/07)
Two Cape Girardeau projects that are part of the city's DREAM initiative received boosts Wednesday with the announcement of a $400,000 grant for street construction and tax credits for a museum. Gov. Matt Blunt announced a Community Development Block Grant to extend Fountain Street from Morgan Oak Street to William Street. He also announced $172,270 in tax credits for the Discovery Playhouse's Southeast Missouri Children's Museum...
Community digest 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
Nature Center offers trapping program; Safe House fund-raiser to be held this weekend; Dutchtown to raise funds this weekend; Strawberry festival to be held at Teen Challenge; Red House to have storytelling on Saturdays; Cemetery association to hold annual meeting
Amtrak, Missouri blame Union Pacific for delays (05/24/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state transportation department and Amtrak are blaming Union Pacific for delays in passenger service caused by recent flooding. Amtrak, which resumed full service from Kansas City to St. Louis on Wednesday, said Union Pacific did not adequately clear its tracks for passenger trains, causing delays of four to five hours for Amtrak...
Hancock's father sues Shannon's, tow company, owner of stalled car (05/24/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The father of Josh Hancock filed suit Thursday, claiming among other things that a popular St. Louis restaurant continued to provide drinks to the Cardinals relief pitcher even though he was clearly intoxicated prior to the drunk-driving crash that killed him...
KC toddler shot, killed while riding Big Wheel (05/24/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A 3-year-old was shot and killed while riding his Big Wheel peddle tricycle, authorities said. Police said the child's adult male cousins were fighting in a front yard Wednesday night when both brandished guns. A shot was fired, and the toddler was hit in the back. The toddler's mother rushed her son to a hospital, where he died, police said...
Springfield councilman wants to curb illegal workers (05/24/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A freshman city councilman wants Missouri's third-largest city to crack down on illegal workers by fining business that hire them and revoking the city business license of repeat offenders. Doug Burlison, a former Libertarian Party county officer elected to the council in April, said he will bring the proposal before the council soon at the request of the local chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a national group that opposes illegal immigration...
Two new African lions arrive at St. Louis Zoo (05/24/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The arrival of two young African lions to the St. Louis Zoo represents an important step in future breeding populations, zoo officials said Thursday. The brother and sister lions are 17 months old and come from the Basel Zoo in Switzerland. The male is named Catali, the female Cabara...
NW Missouri state rep ponders run for lieutenant governor (05/24/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A state representative from northwestern Missouri said Thursday that he is considering a run for lieutenant governor. Rep. Jim Whorton, D-Trenton, has filed paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to seek an unspecified statewide office in August 2008. Whorton said he is trying to determine how his candidacy would be received and won't make a final decision until early next year...
Missouri soldier killed in Iraq bomb blast (05/24/07)
ATLANTA (AP) -- An Army sergeant from Missouri was one of three soldiers killed in one incident Monday in Iraq. Sgt. Shannon V. Weaver, 28, of Urich, Mo., and two other soldiers were killed in Baghdad when multiple improvised explosive devices blew up near their vehicle, the Department of Defense said in a news release...
Feds want $8 million back from Missouri (05/24/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Federal investigators say Missouri's tax on hospitals has not followed federal law, and they want the state to pay back at least $8 million in federal Medicaid money. The state Department Social Services, which oversees Missouri's Medicaid health-care program for the poor, has not repaid the money yet, insisting it has done nothing wrong...
Governor signs MOHELA bill (05/24/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation into law Wednesday financing college buildings with student loan agency money as he began a three-day tour to communities that will reap the rewards. The legislation will take $350 million over six years from the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority to finance dozens of building projects for public colleges and universities. ...
Sprinkler mandate exempts many group homes (05/24/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After a fire killed 11 people at a Missouri group home, state officials and health-care advocates called for mandatory sprinkler systems at all residential care facilities. The Missouri Legislature responded with a watered-down sprinkler mandate that still could exempt more than 60 percent of the facilities now lacking sprinklers...
Raided poultry plant says it is complying with immigration law (05/24/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- One day after federal agents detained 136 of its workers in Missouri as suspected illegal immigrants, poultry processor George's Inc. said it makes every effort to comply with immigration laws and verify that employees are in the country legally...
Experts: Parents overreacting to spider scare at Illinois school (05/24/07)
BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- About a quarter of students missed class Wednesday at a central Illinois prekindergarten school infested with brown recluse spiders, but experts say parents are overreacting to a poisonous reputation that new research shows is largely undeserved...
Hulshof confirms candidacy for Missouri presidency (05/24/07)
ST. LOUIS -- U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof on Wednesday confirmed what he called "a poorly guarded secret" -- he is a finalist to become the next University of Missouri president. In a written statement issued soon after his confidential interview with a 19-member advisory panel, the Republican congressman from Columbia said he is "humbled to be one of the candidates for this important post."...
Surgery to cure epilepsy still underused (05/24/07)
WASHINGTON -- The research is persuasive: When drugs don't completely control epilepsy, surgery often can -- and the sooner it's tried, the better. Yet while children are going under the knife at younger ages, epilepsy specialists are struggling to get that message to tens of thousands of adult patients...
Body of soldier found in Iraq river is that of Calif. man, family says (05/24/07)
TORRANCE, Calif. -- The body of a U.S. soldier found in the Euphrates River in Iraq was identified Wednesday as a California man who was abducted with two comrades a week and a half ago, a relative said. Military officials told the family of Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr. of Torrance that a commanding officer identified the body, but that DNA tests were still pending...
Washington state 14-year-old wins annual National Geographic Bee (05/24/07)
WASHINGTON -- What city, divided by a river of the same name, was the imperial capital of Vietnam? The answer to this question -- Hue -- won 14-year-old Caitlin Snaring from Redmond, Wash., a $25,000 college scholarship Wednesday at the 19th annual National Geographic Bee. Caitlin is only the second girl to win in the bee's history...
Military discharges gay Arabic linguists; lawmakers want explanation (05/24/07)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who say the military has kicked out 58 Arabic language experts because they were gay want the Pentagon to explain how it can afford to let the valuable specialists go. Seizing on the latest discharge, involving three specialists, House members wrote the House Armed Services Committee chairman Wednesday that the continued loss of such "capable, highly skilled Arabic linguists continues to compromise our national security during time of war."...
Bush shares intelligence saying bin Laden planned more U.S. attacks (05/24/07)
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- President Bush, stressing that Americans face an ongoing threat from terrorists, shared intelligence on Wednesday asserting that Osama bin Laden was working in 2005 to set up a unit inside Iraq to hit U.S. targets. Much of the information Bush cited in a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy described terrorism plots already revealed, but he fleshed out details and highlighted U.S. successes in foiling planned attacks since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks...
U.S. and China conclude trade talks with minor agreements (05/24/07)
WASHINGTON -- The United States and China concluded high-level trade talks Wednesday with progress reported in a few areas but no breakthrough in the biggest dispute, China's undervalued currency. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Vice Premier Wu Yi both sounded positive notes on the importance of the new high-level discussions...
$2B settlement reached in WTC insurance case (05/24/07)
NEW YORK -- Ending years of legal wrangling over the multibillion-dollar insurance policy on the World Trade Center, the state and seven insurers reached a settlement Wednesday that secures more than $4.5 billion in funding to rebuild ground zero. About $2.55 billion has already been paid out by two dozen insurers since the Sept. ...
New York adds post-Sept. 11 death from WTC dust to victims tally (05/24/07)
NEW YORK -- A woman who died of lung disease five months after Sept. 11, 2001, was added Wednesday to the medical examiner's list of attack victims, marking the first time the city has officially linked a death to the toxic dust caused by the World Trade Center's collapse...
Mystery surrounds Chicago-area woman's disappearance (05/24/07)
PLAINFIELD, Ill. -- On the day she vanished, Lisa Stebic mailed off a petition seeking to remove her husband from the suburban Chicago home the couple shared with their two children while going through a divorce. Stebic's husband was the last person to see her, but police have said he is not a suspect in the disappearance, and the search goes on for the woman whose face is now on fliers posted throughout this quiet village...
Rice praises Australia's foreign minister for helping U.S. on Iran, missile defense (05/24/07)
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday praised Australia for engaging Tehran ahead of U.S.-Iran talks designed to get the Islamic republic to cooperate in quelling Iraq's sectarian violence. "We have the really very strong support of Australia," Rice said. "Because Australia has diplomatic relations, it's been able to deliver those messages directly."...
Turkey coop waste will power poultry litter electric plant (05/24/07)
BENSON, Minn. -- The gray, sandy mix of turkey droppings and other bits and pieces flowing through Greg Langmo's fingers back onto the floor of his barn isn't just funky dirt, it's fuel. With 16,000 hens gobbling around him, Langmo is standing on a 15-inch layer of turkey litter -- some 750 tons of the stuff -- that represents a new source of energy...
Member of radical Earth Liberation Front gets 13 years for arson (05/24/07)
EUGENE, Ore. -- Declaring that fires set at a police station, an sport utility vehicle dealership and a tree farm were acts of terrorism, a federal judge Wednesday sentenced a member of a radical environmental group to 13 years in prison. Stanislas Meyerhoff, 29, has admitted to being a member of a Eugene cell of the Earth Liberation Front known as The Family, which was responsible for more than 20 arson fires from 1996 through 2001 in five Western states that caused $40 million in damage...
Amnesty International says human rights have fallen victim in U.S. fight against terrorism (05/24/07)
LONDON -- In its fight against terrorism, the United States has eroded rights worldwide, Amnesty International said Wednesday. In its annual report, the London-based rights group said politicians around the world -- from Australia to Sudan -- were taking advantage of shortsighted U.S. leadership in a fight against global terrorism that had sacrificed individual liberties...
U.S. Navy launches show of force off Iran's coast ahead of talks (05/24/07)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Ships packed with 17,000 sailors and Marines moved into the Persian Gulf on Wednesday as the U.S. Navy staged another show of force off Iran's coast just days before U.S.-Iran talks in Baghdad. The carrier strike groups led by the USS John C. Stennis and USS Nimitz were joined by the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard and its own strike group, which includes two landing ships carrying 2,100 members of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit...
Twelve men convicted in 2003 assassination of Serbian prime minister (05/24/07)
BELGRADE, Serbia -- Slobodan Milosevic's paramilitary commander and 11 other men were convicted and sentenced Wednesday in the assassination of Serbia's first democratically elected prime minister, Zoran Djindjic. The Special Court said Milorad Ulemek -- former head of Milosevic's elite Red Berets paramilitary unit set up during the wars in Bosnia and Croatia in the 1990s -- organized the March 12, 2003, sniper attack in front of Serbian government headquarters...
Study: India's tiger population far lower than believed (05/24/07)
NEW DELHI -- India's population of wild tigers, which wildlife experts have long warned is on the decline, is dramatically lower than previously believed, according to preliminary results of an exhaustive study of tiger habitats released Wednesday...
Turkish officials say suicide bomber carried out deadly attack in capital (05/24/07)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Investigators have concluded that a suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed six people and injured dozens in Turkey's capital, using methods similar to those of a Kurdish rebel group, a top official said Wednesday. Ankara Gov. ...
Opportunistic South Pem eliminates Scott City (05/24/07)
STEELE -- Scott City had 10 hits -- seven for extra bases -- and put at least one runner on base in every inning Wednesday in the Class 2 sectional game with South Pemiscot. But what the Rams didn't have was "the big inning." South Pemiscot had its big inning with a two-out, four-run eruption in the bottom of the sixth inning that propelled the Bulldogs to a 9-4 victory...
Seyer pitches Oran to victory (05/24/07)
COOTER -- Oran senior left-hander Chase Seyer has seen his share of pressure situations in his career. Seyer has started in numerous big games during his four-year varsity career, none bigger than the state title game his freshman season. So when Seyer faced a bases-loaded situation with no outs in Wednesday's Class 1 sectional at Cooter, Seyer did not panic...
Beefed-up schedule helped prepare Tigers (05/24/07)
Only one school in Missouri owns more state baseball playoff wins than Central. Yet despite all of the Tigers' playoff success, it has been six years since they last had an opportunity to add to their win total. Central ended its district title drought with a win over rival Jackson on Friday, and now Central will take a crack at state playoff win No. 40 today in the sectional round...
Southeast rallies for six in the fourth to grab opener (05/24/07)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State had never beaten Murray State in the Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament, losing all three meetings by identical scores of 4-3. One big inning by the Redhawks on Wednesday night helped take care of that jinx...
Redhawks eager to perform on big stage (05/24/07)
With Miles Smith out of commission, the Southeast Missouri State track and field program will take no national title contenders to this year's NCAA Mideast Regional. But that doesn't mean the Redhawks' contingent can't make a major impact when the national qualifying meet is held Friday and Saturday at the University of Missouri...
Area sports digest 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
Dalhousie golf team defeats Eagle Lake The Dalhousie Golf Club team defeated Eagle Lake 22-2 at Dalhousie recently. There were six matches of nine holes of 4-ball, six matches of nine holes of Chapman and 18 holes of singles play. Dalhousie team members were Ben Canirell, Cord Dombrowski, Brevin Giebler, Brian Sheehan, Tom Hamilton, Ron Seabaugh, Greg Howard, Ken Swinford, Scott Roe, J.P. Arpin, Mark Unger and Brian Johnson...
Wells snaps seven-game skid (05/24/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Kip Wells got a new catcher, then he finally got a victory. Wells ended a seven-game losing streak with seven strong innings and was backed by three home runs, a rare power display that helped the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Wednesday night...
Health news 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
Caregiving program scheduled for June 5 A free program called "Learn About Caregiving" will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 5 in Meeting Room 106 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Presenters will be Southeast Home Health staff members. To register, call the Generations Center at 651-5825 or register online at www.southeastmissourihospital.com...
An alternate approach (05/24/07)
From staff and wire reports You won't lose weight in your sleep or shed pounds while eating anything you want -- that's the sobering message from the maker of a weight loss pill poised to hit shelves next month. GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday opened an educational exhibit in New York City to prepare the country for alli, the first over-the-counter diet pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration...
Launch conditions (05/24/07)
May 24, 2007 Dear Julie, Spying a long, thin box next to the wastebasket in the kitchen, DC asked if I'd gotten a new golf club. I don't even try to hide them anymore. To a golfer, getting a new club is akin to placing your hands on the Holy Grail. ...
In praise of an imperfect memory (05/24/07)
As the old observation goes: Today's sorrow plus time passing equals tomorrow's comedy. Memory can be kind in that way. Today we cry, tomorrow we laugh. We complain endlessly about our skeedadling memories yet there is more to consider here than whether we can remember where we put our keys. Sometimes our unreliable memories can be most helpful and forgiving...
Star of 'House' receives honor from Queen Elizabeth (05/24/07)
LONDON -- Hugh Laurie, who stars in the hit TV medical drama "House," was made a member of the Order of the British Empire on Wednesday. Queen Elizabeth II presented the honor to Laurie at Buckingham Palace. The 47-year-old actor has been part of the comedy establishment in Britain for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Cambridge Footlights comedy group along with Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry...
Mildred Abbott (05/24/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mildred L. "Mitzie" Abbott, 79, of Perryville died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at her home. She was born July 14, 1927, in Jackson, daughter of Joseph and Josephine Nitsch Myer. She and William M. Abbott were married Nov. 4, 1950. Abbott was a day-care provider 30 years at Mitzie Mom's House. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality...
Lula Perry (05/24/07)
Lula M. Perry, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at her home. She was born April 30, 1927, in Osceola, Ark., daughter of Abron and Willie B. Dillard Hunt. She and Clarence Perry were married in Osceola. He died in 1952. Perry had worked as a housekeeper at the Lutheran Home, retiring in 1989. She attended Seventh Day Adventist Church...
Ronnie Slinkard (05/24/07)
Ronnie Gene Slinkard, 72, of Jackson died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edith Lovell (05/24/07)
THEBES, Ill. -- Edith Irene Lovell, 83, of Thebes died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Alexander County, Ill., daughter of Charles E. and Wavie A. Coursey Fisher. She married Howard W. Lovell, who died July 10, 2004...
Bernice Burgess (05/24/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Bernice Marlin Smiley Burgess, 84, of Pharr, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, in Pharr. She was a longtime resident of Chaffee before moving to Pharr. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Smiley. Burgess is survived by her husband, Maynard Burgess; two children, Vicki Robinson of Arlington, Va., Rick Smiley of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren, Kristin, Brandon, Garrett and Samantha; two great-grandchildren, April and Jacqueline; four sisters, Margaret, Elsie, Betty, Marlene; and a brother, Gerald.. ...
JoAnn Jaco (05/24/07)
JoAnn Jaco, 47, of Whitewater, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident north of Jackson. She was born June 29, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Nelson A. "Butch" and Dorothy Pohlmann Meyer. She and Richard "Dick" Jaco were married Nov. 30, 1985, in Jackson...
Susan Stenberg (05/24/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Susan E. Stenberg, 46, of Perryville died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 4, 1961, in St. Louis, daughter of Lloyann E. Dorn Stenberg. Stenberg was employed at TG Missouri Corp. Survivors include a daughter, Kassidy Pingel of Perryville; a brother, Steven Stenberg of Perryville; two sisters, Denise Forshe of Park Hills, Mo., Brandy Stenberg of St. Louis; and maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Dorn of Perryville...
Jim Underwood (05/24/07)
JOSHUA, Texas -- Jim Underwood, 67, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007, at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. The funeral was held Tuesday in Greenwood Chapel, with the Rev. Russ Weaver officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth, Texas...
Cape police report 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
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Cape fire report 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
n At 3:45 p.m., an illegal burn at 827 N. Spanish St. n At 7: 37 p.m., a smell at 2541 Albert Rasche Drive. n At 12:52 a.m., emergency medical service at 800 S. Pacific St. n At 1:28 a.m., a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55. n At 5:09 a.m., a fire alarm at 1723 Broadway...
Out of the past 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Court says it will hold a public hearing June 3 on the proposed development of a mobile home park to be located near Klaus Park; the County Planning Commission has approved the development, but Cape Girardeau city officials have protested the commission action...
Correction 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
Due to a source error, the name of a woman facing drug charges was incorrect in Wednesday's paper. Velma Wiseman was charged with distributing marijuana.
Medical spending (05/24/07)
It seems to me that the Missouri Legislature and Gov. Matt Blunt have achieved a three-year cumulative budget record that has been good for the state. The just-passed fiscal year 2008 budget, which begins July 1, is a $21.4 billion operating budget that includes record amounts for education and health care as well as a tax cut for senior citizens. It also sets aside $200 million for a rainy-day fund...
Fishy story (05/24/07)
As far as fishing stories go, this one was about the worst we've ever heard. Like golfers, fishermen are prone to embellish their tales of lures, secret bait, honey holes and -- of course -- length and weight of all the fish that got away. Telling tall tales is part of the culture of most sports. But cheating to make those tales come true is more than real sportsmen can accept. Ask any bass fisherman who competes for prizes at any of the fishing tournaments that are so popular in these parts...
NAIS claims raise serious questions (05/24/07)
To the editor:Regarding Dr. John Clifford's letter: NAIS is an "information system that will enable producers and animal health officials to respond ... to animal health events." Wrong. NAIS changes my right to raise animals to a privilege granted by the government. If I don't participate, I will be fined...
Former PTO president apologizes (05/24/07)
To the editor:I want to apologize to the students, parents and faculty of Delta Elementary School for not being organized. It was brought up at the last Parent-Teacher Organization meeting that we had an outstanding bill with Promotional Advertising Co. I want to apologize because I did not know that we owed this bill. Had I known, I would have had a fund-raiser...
Speak Out 5/24/07 (05/24/07)
A better deal; Trying to keep up; Downtown safety; Health-care costs; No scapegoating; Hold down the noise; No way to win; Out of the loop; What Falwell said; Religious disagreement; Economy not so good; Veterans' benefits; Wine at school
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