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Banner ad lands Cape man in jail (06/18/07)
David McDonald, owner of The Mattress Guys at 351 N. Kingshighway, was sentenced to five days of "shock" time in the Cape Girardeau city jail after failing to remove banner advertising in front of his business. The sentence comes after nine summonses since May 5, 2006 for the sign which violates Cape Girardeau sign ordinances. ...
New trucking terminal opens in Cape (06/18/07)
Vitran Express opened a new trucking terminal at 4178 State Highway K in Cape Girardeau according to Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Place, Ltd., who handled the lease transaction. Kelsey said the company has leased a 6,500-square-foot, 18-door cross dock facility on 3.5 acres. ...
Tool falls short of sell-out (06/18/07)
Ticket sales for Saturday night's Tool concert fell short of a sell out according to attendance figures released Monday by the Show Me Center. Show Me Center Marketing Director Shannon Buford said 3,849 people attended the concert, slightly below the 4,051 who attended Martina McBride's June 7 concert at the venue. The arena still looked packed because seats on the 200 level were curtained off, creating a crowded feel in the seats that did remain...
Red Cross trades concert passes for blood (06/18/07)
The Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross is trying to entice high school and college students to give blood by giving them VIP access passes to a big summer concert tour. Today through Saturday and June 25-30 the Red Cross is giving out VIP access passes to the Vans Warped Tour -- a touring festival featuring alternative rock acts like New Found Glory and Relient K -- to donors at its collection center at 20 S. ...
MoDOT completes I-55 study (06/18/07)
Missouri Department of Transportation's Southeast Missouri office has now completed its study of the Interstate 55 corridor and a draft of what those findings mean, bringing the Ramsey Creek Bridge in Scott City a step closer to reality. The study, which looked at I-55 between Fruitland and just south of Scott City, was wrapped up a few weeks ago, and a draft of the findings was sent to MoDOT's central office in Jefferson City, said Eric Krapf, a Southeast District project manager involved in the Ramsey Creek project.. ...
Slight drought conditions seen in Southeast Missouri (06/18/07)
Last year Southwest Missouri was wracked with drought, creating an emergency for that area's farm economy. So far this growing season, the southwest part of the state has no lack of water, while Southeast Missouri is starting to experience slight drought conditions...
Drowning victim's body recovered from river (06/18/07)
Rescue workers found the body of a Missouri man who drowned Saturday afternoon after falling into the Mississippi River near Wittenberg, Mo., according to the Perry County Sheriff's Office. Terry C. Brunner, 46, of Frohna, Mo., was fishing on a sandbar with his girlfriend Saturday when he apparently fell into the river and could not get out, said Richard Couch, a Perry County Sheriff's deputy...
Irrigation goes underground (06/18/07)
A lot of growing season remains, but already some farmers are a little concerned about what the summer will hold. So far rains have been spotty, and some soil is starting to get too dry for comfort. A few years ago Gordonville-area farmer Mark Wessell would have been one of them...
Little fanfare planned to greet solstice in area (06/18/07)
There have been some long days recently, but not as long as Thursday will be. June 21 marks the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year. The summer solstice occurs every year on June 21, when the sun is farthest to the north. The time between sunrise and sunset on this day is more than any other day...
Poll results (06/18/07)
Some local business leaders say there is a "huge demand" for a community college in Cape Girardeau. Opponents say they don't see the need for a new school or the taxes to pay for it. Do you think a community college would benefit the Cape Girardeau area? Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100. (738 votes)...
Jackson group named chapter of the year in statewide competition (06/18/07)
Excelsior Chapter, Order of DeMolay, of Jackson competed in ritualistic and athletic competitions at the 2007 DeMolay Conclave held in Jefferson City, Mo., recently. More than 500 DeMolay members and 21 chapters competed. The Order of DeMolay is a young men's fraternity for ages 12 to 21 years. Excelsior Chapter is sponsored by Excelsior Lodge No. 441 in Jackson...
Area twirlers take part in recital, contests (06/18/07)
The Southeast Area Twirlers annual Spring Twirling Recital was themed "A Little Bit of Disney" and featured six twirlers from Cape Gir­ar­deau and Jackson. The event took place at the Heartland Banquet Hall in Jackson. The recital comprised competition team group routines, one baton and two baton feature routines and solo performances by Paeton Outman and Lily Parker...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 6/18/07 (06/18/07)
7:30 p.m. today, study session at 8:15 p.m. Call to order Introduction of guests Non-agenda citizen imput Adoption of agenda Approval of minutes n Minutes of regular meeting June 4 Financial affairs n City collectors report n City clerk's and treasurer's reports...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 6/18/07 (06/18/07)
401 Independence St. 7 p.m. today study session at 5 p.m. Invocation: The Rev. Mike Malone, St. Mark Lutheran Church Appearances n Appearance by Rep. Nathan Cooper n Appearance by Andy Meyer, MoDOT project manager for the I-55/LaSalle Avenue/East Main Street interchange...
Community digest 6/18/07 (06/18/07)
Dinner, auction to help fund Huffman reward; Dinner, silent auction to benefit Taylor Dudley; Sweetcorn pageants deadline approaching; Beussink family reunion set for Sunday in Leopold; Modern Woodmen of America hold dinners; Fulbright Family Assoc.holds weekend reunion
Kinder signs school start bill (06/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- School districts will have to do more work if they want to start school in mid-August next year. At a ceremony in Branson on Monday, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder signed a bill requiring schools to begin their school year no sooner than 10 days before Labor Day...
Mo. governor in France to promote defense industry (06/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt is in France this week promoting Missouri's airplane and defense industry. Blunt is attending the Paris Air Show, the world's biggest air show. The governor's office said he's working to promote companies with Missouri ties, such as Boeing Co., Essex Industries and GKN. Blunt is among four U.S. governors who planned to attend the international trade fair...
Report expected soon in investigation into potential wrongful execution of St. Louis man (06/18/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A two-year investigation into whether a St. Louis man was executed for a crime he didn't commit is expected to wrap up soon, the lead investigator in the case told The Associated Press Monday. Rachel Smith, an assistant circuit attorney, is among three attorneys and two police investigators who have been looking into the case of Larry Griffin since July 2005...
KC schools' new human resources director a no-show (06/18/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The new human resources director for Kansas City schools has failed to show up for his job, the fourth personnel leader the district has hired, or planned to hire, since last fall. Michael Ford, who was introduced to the public at a board meeting in May, didn't come to work as expected more than a week ago, district officials said...
Truck problems decline in Missouri roadside inspections (06/18/07)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Roadside inspections found slightly fewer mechanical problems with tractor-trailers in Missouri last year, but the state still logs a higher percentage of flaws than Kansas or Oklahoma. Federal statistics show that just under 30 percent of 76,045 inspections at Missouri weigh stations last year resulted in vehicle out-of-service orders, which mean that a truck cannot go back on the road until the problem is corrected...
Body found near hiking area in St. Charles County (06/18/07)
WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities were trying to identify a decomposed body found in a St. Charles County conservation area. A man who was hiking or squirrel hunting found the body Sunday in a wooded area of the Weldon Spring Conservation Area, Lt. Craig McGuire of the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department said Monday...
Six people killed on Missouri waterways since Thursday (06/18/07)
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. (AP) -- Six people have died on Missouri waterways since Thursday, including four at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Missouri State Water Patrol said. Water Patrol Capt. Matt Walz told the Lake Sun Leader in Camdenton there was evidence that all four of the victims at the Lake of the Ozarks had been drinking prior to drowning...
Housing commission to rewrite conflict policy (06/18/07)
BRANSON, Mo. -- The Missouri Housing Development Commission plans to rewrite its policy regarding potential conflicts of interest following questions about commissioner Bill Luetkenhaus selling land at a profit to a developer. Richard Baalmann Sr., the commission's chairman, said the board didn't find that Luetkenhaus violated any state statutes when he sold 20 acres in Wentzville last fall to Columbia developer Jeff Smith for $1.7 million...
Abortion bill could force changes at Planned Parenthood (06/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When lawmakers passed new regulations for some abortion providers last month, Planned Parenthood claimed the "onerous requirements" would force it to halt abortions in Kansas City and Columbia. But that may not be the case. Rather than quitting its Missouri abortion business, Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri now is studying how it could comply with the new requirements. ...
Santas sharpen their style by heading back to school (06/18/07)
HAZELWOOD, Mo. -- Even Santa Claus can learn something at school. Those who work as Kris Kringle use the off-season to share tips and take classes on ways to improve their Santa style. This weekend, about 20 of those Santas gathered at a hotel in the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood to learn from the International University of Santa Claus, a traveling school that helps Santas brush up on their techniques...
Group obtains funding to begin building Branson airport (06/18/07)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Travelers will be able to fly directly to this Ozark tourist town in a couple years after backers of a new airport arranged $113 million in revenue bonds to pay for the project. Crews will begin building the Branson Regional Airport after the June 28 closing. The project is scheduled to be finished in May 2009, Steve Peet, president of Branson Airport LLC, said Friday in a news release announcing that Citigroup has underwritten the bonds for the airport...
Oil industry scaling back refinery expansions (06/18/07)
WASHINGTON -- A push from Congress and the White House for huge increases in biofuels such as ethanol is prompting the oil industry to scale back its plans for refinery expansions -- which could keep gasoline prices high, possibly for years to come...
Museum gets Lincoln collection (06/18/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A battered old hat, a pair of stained gloves, a child's silly rhyme -- hardly the stuff of history. Except that this hat is a stovepipe hat, the gloves are stained with a president's blood and the rhyme was written by a young Abraham Lincoln...
New chips let managers turn on PCs remotely (06/18/07)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Your work computer just suffered a major meltdown. Maybe the operating system failed, or a virus crashed the hard drive. Either way, your employer can now tunnel into your crippled machine remotely by communicating directly with the chips inside it, allowing authorized managers to power up and repair turned-off PCs within the corporate network at virtually any time...
EBay reshaping itself as an easier, cooler place (06/18/07)
BOSTON -- When Pierre Omidyar founded eBay 12 years ago, he wanted to build the world's most efficient marketplace. At the very least, he launched the most comprehensive one. Today eBay Inc. is a conglomeration of Web sites where people sell everything from car parts to carp arts. (What den couldn't use a watercolor of a fish?)...
Insurgents' response to military push caused increased violence, general says (06/18/07)
WASHINGTON -- Insurgents pushing back on newly aggressive coalition military forces have led to continued violence in Iraq, the U.S. commander in Baghdad said Sunday, adding that stabilizing security could take up to a decade to complete. Gen. David Petraeus described an ebb-and-flow of sectarian murders in Baghdad and said there has been a "stunning reversal" in the Anbar province, a former al-Qaida stronghold west of the city where tribes have begun to help fight the terror organization. ...
Astronauts finish spacewalk (06/18/07)
HOUSTON -- Restoration of a failed computer system returned life to a regular rhythm on the international space station Sunday, as two astronauts completed the fourth spacewalk since space shuttle Atlantis docked with the outpost a week ago. "We're slowly moving back into a normal mode of operations," station commander Fyodor Yurchikhin radioed Mission Control in Moscow...
Witnesses question dragster's tricks on highway lined with spectators (06/18/07)
SELMER, Tenn. -- One day after a drag-racing car careened into a crowd and killed six people, witnesses questioned Sunday why the driver was allowed to speed down a highway with no guard rails, lined on both sides by hundreds of spectators. "It ain't really safe to do anything with drag cars on a city street," said 19-year-old Garett Moore, who said he was about 15 feet away from the wreck, but was uninjured. "They shouldn't have done it."...
Guyana police release on bond daughter of suspect in New York airport terror plot (06/18/07)
Sauda Kadir, 31, told The Associated Press early Sunday that police detained her after they saw photos taken last Christmas showing family members posing with "toy guns." Kadir said she did not know how police obtained the pictures and declined further comment...
Abbas swears in emergency Cabinet, outlaws Hamas' militia (06/18/07)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Ignoring Hamas' vehement protests, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday swore in a new government without his political rivals, outlawed Hamas militias, and said he'll push hard for a restoration of foreign aid to the Palestinians after a punishing 15-month boycott...
35 killed, 52 wounded in bomb attack on police bus in Afghanistan (06/18/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The deadliest insurgent attack since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 destroyed a bus full of police instructors at Kabul's busiest transportation hub Sunday, killing 35 people and wounding 52, officials said. The enormous suicide blast, which raised the specter of an increase in Iraq-style bombings with heavy casualties, was at least the fourth attack against a bus carrying Afghan police or army soldiers in Kabul in the last year. ...
Slattery plays in all-star game for Missouri seniors (06/18/07)
Cape Central senior Blake Slattery was a stranger to most of his East teammates in the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association West-East Senior All-Star game Saturday night at T.R. Hughes Stadium in O'Fallon, Mo. But the East manager, Tony Perkins of Francis Howell, knew about the Tigers standout...
Louisville eliminates Mississippi St. (06/18/07)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Chris Dominguez hit two of Louisville's four home runs, Justin Marks allowed two singles before taking a hard shot to his left leg in the sixth inning, and the Cardinals eliminated Mississippi State from the College World Series with a 12-4 victory Sunday...
Capahas split doubleheader as pitchers have their way (06/18/07)
The Plaza Tire Capahas' pitching was more than good enough to sweep Sunday's doubleheader. But the Springfield (Ill.) Pally's had a pretty tough pitcher of their own going in the second game. That, along with one poor defensive inning by the Capahas, caused Plaza Tire to settle for a split in a pair of seven-inning, wood-bat contests at Capaha Field...
Matthews claims one of two girls spots in AJGA tournament (06/18/07)
Emily Matthews knew she could have played better Sunday. But the Cape Girardeau resident was not about to complain after she did well enough to earn a spot in this week's American Junior Golf Association's Dalhousie Junior Championship. Matthews, despite shooting a 23-over-par 95, earned one of two tournament berths for the 36-player girls division from Sunday's Srixon Qualifier at Dalhousie...
Ludwick takes Reyes off hook with 5 RBIs (06/18/07)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A night earlier, Ryan Ludwick was one of only two St. Louis starters without a hit. His timing couldn't have been better Sunday -- against his former organization no less. Ludwick hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning and drove in a career-high five runs, leading the Cardinals to their first interleague series win in four tries this season with a 10-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics...
Angel wings it past Tiger (06/18/07)
OAKMONT, Pa. -- Unlikely champion. Familiar scenario. Angel Cabrera hit all the right shots to hold off Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by a stroke on a Sunday of survival at the U.S. Open, shooting a 1-under-par 69 at brutal Oakmont and giving Argentina its first major championship in 40 years...
Bonds moves within seven HRs of Aaron (06/18/07)
BOSTON -- Barry Bonds added baseball's oldest ballpark to his long-ball list on his way to the sport's most hallowed record. The San Francisco slugger hit his 748th career homer in Boston's 9-5 victory over the Giants on Sunday, adding Fenway Park, the Red Sox and knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to his totals and moving within seven of Hank Aaron's record...
NASCAR files suit (06/18/07)
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- NASCAR filed a $100 million counter claim against AT&T Inc. on Sunday, accusing the wireless provider of interfering with its exclusive sponsorship agreement with rival wireless company Nextel. NASCAR filed the suit electronically in U.S. district court in Atlanta, alleging breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, and conspiracy to aid and abet wrongful interference with Nextel...
Edwards ends drought, takes flag in Michigan (06/18/07)
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Carl Edwards won four races in his first full season, finishing an impressive third in the Nextel Cup standings. That quick success made Edwards believe wins would be easy to come by. Instead, it took him 19 months to race his way back into Victory Lane...
Luxury apartments soon will be unveiled (06/18/07)
Local real estate agent Tom Meyer is a couple of weeks away from unveiling the luxury apartments at 301 N. Lorimier St. into which he has invested more than a million dollars. Meyer is part of a team of seven neighborhood investors called River Bend Investment LLC, which has been working on the project for about a year...
'Fantastic Four' scores with $57.4 million debut weekend (06/18/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood's superhero foursome is still fantastic at the box office. The 20th Century Fox sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" debuted as the No. 1 weekend flick with $57.4 million in sales, slightly surpassing the $56.1 million opening of "Fantastic Four" two years ago, according to studio estimates Sunday...
The downtown mosaic (06/18/07)
Rocky and Laurie Anne Everett have just about finished the interior of their business on Broadway, Annie Laurie's Antiques. "It seems like most of the renovations started on Main Street, and hopefully it continues to expand up this area," said Laurie Anne Everett, who is now working on detailing the outside of her business, which was formerly a funeral home...
Memo 6/18/07 (06/18/07)
Financial statements class set for June 28 The Small Business Development Center of the University of Missouri Extension, in cooperation with the Perryville Chamber of Commerce and the Perry County Industrial Development Authority, is offering a class called "Understanding Financial Statements for the Small Business Owner." The course will be offered at 6 p.m. ...
People on the move 6/18/07 (06/18/07)
Vice president attends banking school; Two from Cape attend NextGen University; FedEx driver places in truck competition; Engineer honored for 15 years of service
Susan Favier (06/18/07)
Susan K. Favier, 57, of Perryville, Mo., died Sunday, June 17, 2007. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Young & Sons Funeral Home in Perryville.
William Kilbourn (06/18/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. --William L. Kilbourn, 65, of Marble Hill died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at his residence. He was born Sept. 25, 1942, in Battle Creek, Mich., son of Wesley Kilbourn and Virginia Diebler. He was a truck driver and served in the U.S. Army...
Kent Martin (06/18/07)
Kent J. Martin, 39, of Perryville, Mo., died Sunday, June 17, 2007, as a result of a fall at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Young & Sons Funeral Home in Perryville.
Robert Meyer (06/18/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Robert C. Meyer, 90, of Perryville died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. He was born Jan. 24, 1917, in Perry County, Mo., son of Leo and Ida Winkler Meyer. He and Irma Schnurbusch were married June 28, 1947, in Perryville...
Richard Jones (06/18/07)
Richard E. Jones, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Entombment will be at Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum...
Cutis Crites (06/18/07)
Cutis Edgar Crites, 89, of Sedgewickville, Mo., died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Gir­ar­deau. He was born Dec. 17, 1917, in Sedgewickville, son of Clyde Edgar and Annie Elizabeth Bollinger Crites. He was first married to Glenda Sebaugh, who preceded him in death. He and Mary Jane Haupt married Dec. 31, 1959. She died Oct. 15, 2003...
Police report 6/18/07 (06/18/07)
Cape Girardeau: Summons; Assault; Theft; Burglary; Property damage; Jackson: Theft; Property damage
Cape/Jackson fire report 6/18/07 (06/18/07)
n At 6:10 p.m., a vehicle fire on Interstate 55. n At 6:21 p.m., a vehicle fire on Lexington Avenue and Rampart Street. n At 6:58 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2900 block of Alta Vista Drive. n At 3:49 a.m., a box alarm at 1014 Bloomfield Street...
Out of the past 6/18/07 (06/18/07)
A 29-year-old Cape Girardeau man, threatening to jump to his death, crawled onto a girder on the outside edge of the Mississippi River bridge last night and remained perched there for more than an hour, before Cape Girardeau police officer Richard C. Fehr was able to persuade him to come off the bridge...
Community college (06/18/07)
The idea of starting a community college in Cape Girardeau has been circulating in the city's coffee klatches and in discussions among business leaders for years. It's finally coming out into the open. The director of the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center hosted a meeting last week with superintendents and principals from 11 school districts and two private school to discuss the feasibility...
Speak Out 6/18/07 (06/18/07)
Tall grass; Bodily functions; Costs add up; Apartment repairs; Better education; Show Me health; Flying the flag; Bargaining hypocrisy; More police needed; Can't please everyone; Thanks to troops; Test school staff; No-alcohol parties; Bedrock values
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