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Stories from Friday, June 29, 2007

Cities have lots to offer before 4th's fireworks (06/29/07)
There's a lot to enjoy before the grand finale of fireworks at Jackson's Independence Day celebration and Cape Girardeau's Libertyfest. Every Fourth of July, thousands of people visit downtown Cape Girardeau and Jackson City Park for outdoor activities...
Commissioners approve help for Town Plaza project (06/29/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission voted unanimously Thursday to dedicate some county sales-tax revenue to repay loans for the renovation of the old Sears building. The 40-year-old former retail store on William Street in Cape Girardeau is now home to National Assets Recovery Service, or NARS, a call center. But renovations to the building, owned by Greater Missouri Builders, will cost about $4 million more than NARS and other tenants will pay in rent...
Sikeston utilities board and drainage district to keep status quo until lawsuit plays out (06/29/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities and the Richland Drainage District have reached a temporary agreement in their dispute over waste water discharged into district ditches, avoiding a situation the board's attorney said could have seriously affected facilities in the city's industrial park...
Business Reports (06/29/07)
Bankruptcies Bankruptcies filed through May for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Missisippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Medical Briefs (06/29/07)
Scholarship named for doctor POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A scholarship has been established in memory of Dr. Michael Laster, who died April 19. Laster had practiced medicine at Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff for nearly 20 years, and donated time to students at Poplar Bluff High School by teaching physiology for nearly six years. ...
Integral banking (06/29/07)
Locally-owned banks have more to offer than commercial loans and business advice. Banks and their employees are integral parts of the communities they're in. For Larry Uelsmann, president of Security Bank and Trust -- headquartered in Scott City with branches in Cape Girardeau, Marble Hill and Leopold -- banking and community are inseparable...
First Missouri State Bank of Cape County (06/29/07)
Years in Business: 5 years (1 year as a locally chartered bank) Locations: Cape Girardeau, Jackson Main Branch Address: 2 South Mount Auburn Road, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63703 CEO: Steve Taylor List of assets/deposits $78,000,000; Deposits: $71,000,000; Liabilities: $67,000,000...
Giveaways and gimmicks (06/29/07)
With over a dozen banks to choose from in Cape Girardeau, some with statewide branches and beyond, bank officials say it's a competitive market. To gain customers, certain financial institutions offer incentives and others use customer service or up-to-date technology as an edge...
Development news (06/29/07)
Gov. Matt Blunt recently announced a Community Development Block Grant to extend Fountain Street from Morgan Oak to William streets in Cape Girardeau. He also announced $172,270 in tax credits for the Discovery Playhouse's Southeast Missouri Children's Museum...
Updates (06/29/07)
Transportation Company wins safety award SIKESTON, Mo. -- Breeden Transportation of Sikeston was recently honored by their insurance company for low accident frequency and outstanding safety programs. Melany Buttry, safety manager for Breeden Transportation, received the award from Brent Stacy of Great West Casualty Insurance Company...
Business briefs (06/29/07)
Cape company wins gold safety award Genesis Transportation Co. in Cape Girardeau was presented a gold safety award by Great West Casualty Co. of South Sioux City, Neb., as part of the 2006 National Fleet Safety Awards Program. The program drew more than 525 entries from across the country. ...
Montgomery Bank (06/29/07)
Years in business: 50 Locations: 2 in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Chaffee, Sikeston, Miner, 2 locations in Dexter, 6 locations in St. Louis and 2 facilities in Southwest Florida Main branch address: One Montgomery Bank Plaza, Sikeston, Mo. CEO: Ken Witbrodt...
Capaha Bank (06/29/07)
Years in business: 52 years (since 1955) Locations: Six branch locations (Tamms, Cairo and Anna in Illinois; William Street and Kingshighway in Cape and Jackson in Missouri) Main branch address: We don't really have a "main branch"; our CEO is located in our Corporate Offices: #1 S. Main Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo. ....but that's not really a branch...
First Midwest Bank (06/29/07)
Years in business: Since 1964 Locations: Dexter, Sikeston, and Jackson Main branch address: 20 W Stoddard, Dexter, Mo. CEO: Joey McLane List of assets/deposits: $210,472,000/182,604,000.00 What do customers value most about your bank? The one-on-one relationships we form are of great value to our customers as well as First Midwest Bank. ...
Commerce Bank (06/29/07)
Years in business: 142 Locations: Over 360 locations in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Oklahoma including two in Cape Girardeau, one in Jackson, and two in Poplar Bluff. Main branch address: 160 S. Broadview, Cape Girardeau, Mo. CEO: David Kemper - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.; Roger Tolliver - Community Bank President for Commerce Bank, Southeast Missouri Region...
Focus Bank (06/29/07)
Years in business: Since 1931 Locations: 11: seven in Southeast Missouri and four in North East Arkansas Main branch address: 101 South Main Street, Charleston, Mo. 63834 CEO: Don L. Burnett List of assets/deposits: $450 Million What do customers value most about your bank? FOCUS Bank offers a full range of personal banking products, from bounce-free checking to individual savings plans and more. ...
Bank of Missouri (06/29/07)
Years in business: 116 years Locations: Perryville, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Marble Hill, Columbia, Springfield Main branch address: 18 W. Ste. Maries Street CEO: David Crader; president John M. Thompson List of assets/deposits: $495 million What do customers value most about your bank?: The Bank of Missouri takes pride in the quality customer service we provide our clients. ...
Alliance Bank (06/29/07)
Years in business: Since October 23, 1997 Locations: Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Oran and Farmington (Loan Production Office) Main branch address: 217 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701 CEO: Bryan E. Pogue List of assets/deposits: Assets as of 5/31/2007 - $146,051,000. Deposits as of 5/31/2007 - $119,095,000...
1st Community Bank (06/29/07)
Years in business: 20 years Locations: Poplar Bluff (2), Cape Girardeau, Malden, Bernie and Campbell Main branch address: 2911 N Westwood Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63902 CEO: Scott E. Spencer List of assets/deposits: Assets -- $231,153,000 Deposits -- $187,196,000...
Regions Bank (06/29/07)
Years in business: 1875 (Regions Corporation) Locally, we were formerly Cape County Savings Bank started on July 30, 1888. Locations: 13 locations throughout Southeast Missouri; 4 branches in Cape Girardeau/Jackson; Sikeston; Perryville; Poplar Bluff; Ste. Genevieve; East Prairie; Scott City; Oran; New Madrid; Dexter...
Young Potters (06/29/07)
Cory Novak of Cape Girardeau shaped his clay bowl along with others in the week-long Young Potters class with instructor Benjie Heu on Thursday at Memorial Hall.
Scott City Walking Trail (06/29/07)
A work crew with Paving Pros out of Oak Ridge, Mo., puts down a pavement overlay on the walking trail at Scott City park. The trail was shut down Wednesday and Thursday for the work, which overlayed the entire trail and widened the trail from three feet to four feet.
Sikeston officials arrest two people on drug charges (06/29/07)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety arrested two people Wednesday night on suspicion of selling marijuana. Department chief Drew Juden released a statement Thursday morning saying the DPS had served a search warrant at 816 William St. in Sikeston on suspicion that drugs were being sold out of the home...
Clarification 6/29/07 (06/29/07)
The banner sign in front of Farmers Insurance at the intersection of Broadway and Caruthers Avenue belongs to an unopened consignment store in the back of the building. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Cape school seeks breakfast waiver (06/29/07)
Cape Girardeau Central High School students can't get a hot breakfast at school even with the encouragement of a state law. The law requires public school districts to offer breakfast to students in all schools in which 35 percent or more of the students are eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Nearly 38 percent of Central's students come from low-income families and qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, officials said...
Lawsuit says SW Missouri title company missing $4.5 million (06/29/07)
OZARK, Mo. (AP) -- A lawsuit from the underwriter of a southwest Missouri title company claims about $4.5 million is missing from the title company's accounts. The lawsuit also alleges that Nixa-based Guaranty Title Company had a scheme to move funds between different banks and accounts to cover shortages. The lawsuit was filed by underwriter Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company on Wednesday...
Former Neosho officer accused of buying vodka for girl who died in crash (06/29/07)
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) -- A former Neosho police officer has been accused of buying vodka for a 16-year-old girl who died in a car crash a day later with the vodka bottle in her vehicle. Justin Keith Pickup, 23, was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. An arrest warrant was issued by the Newton County Circuit Court for Pickup, who authorities said has left the state, although they did not say where...
Fatal accident in Springfield causing delays (06/29/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Police say a fatal accident is causing big traffic delays at a busy Springfield intersection. Motorists are warned that traffic on eastbound James River will be diverted south on U.S. 65 to the next interchange to travel north to eastbound James River. Police say the tie-up could last until 5 p.m...
Missouri gets disaster help from spring freeze (06/29/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Farmers across Missouri can get financial help to recover from the unusual freezing weather this spring. The federal Agriculture Department has approved a disaster request for 104 counties because of losses from the freeze in March and April. The state's remaining 10 counties and St. Louis city are declared contiguous disaster counties. That makes all of Missouri a disaster area...
Hazelwood dad gets 10 years for injecting kids with heroin, cocaine (06/29/07)
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis man who injected his sons with heroin and cocaine in 2005 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Stephen Pickle, 39, of Hazelwood, said he gave his children, ages 12 and 16 at the time, the drugs so they would understand how he felt when he used the drugs, according to court records. His younger son contracted hepatitis C as a result of the injections...
Stowers puts expansion plans on hold but buys more land (06/29/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Citing a continuing controversy over stem-cell research in Missouri, officials with the Stowers Institute for Medical Research announced Thursday that plans for a major expansion have been suspended. Stowers officials also announced that the institute had transferred about $850 million in endowment assets from Missouri not-for-profit corporations to a newly established not-for-profit Delaware corporation...
FAA: 3 dead in Missouri plane crash (06/29/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Three people were killed Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed in a Montgomery County farm field northwest of St. Louis, authorities said. All three had attended this week's Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in St. Louis, according to a roster on the conference Web site, and authorities said the three were on their way home...
Court considers whether murder charge can be filed against driver (06/29/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri appeals court stopped the murder trial of an unlicensed driver who caused a fatal wreck to decide whether the unusually severe charge is appropriate. A defense attorney said Kevin S. Fisher, 27, appears to be the only driver in Missouri and possibly the first in the nation to be charged with felony murder -- because of driving on a suspended license -- after a deadly crash...
Physicians sue to try to block midwifery law (06/29/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Several physicians' groups sued Thursday to try to block a new law that would let lay midwives deliver babies in Missouri, a practice currently punishable by prison time. The lawsuit claims the midwifery language violates the Missouri Constitution by going beyond the title and original purpose of the health insurance legislation to which it was secretly attached in the final weeks of the legislative session...
Supreme Court rejects public school diversity plans that take race into account (06/29/07)
WASHINGTON -- A half-century after the Supreme Court outlawed segregated schools, sharply divided justices clamped new limits Thursday on local school efforts to make sure children of different races share classrooms. The court voted 5-4 to strike down school integration plans in Louisville, Ky., and Seattle, a decision that imperiled similar plans that hundreds of cities and counties use voluntarily to integrate their schools...
Immigration bill crushed as supporters fall 14 votes short (06/29/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's immigration plan to legalize as many as 12 million unlawful immigrants while fortifying the border collapsed in the Senate on Thursday, crushing both parties' hopes of addressing the volatile issue before the 2008 elections...
Lexus' priciest gasoline-electric hybrid car starts at $104,715 (06/29/07)
There's a new snob factor for today's well-heeled, luxury car buyers -- it's all about being green. And there's no large, luxury car on the market that's greener -- referring to minuscule tailpipe emissions -- than the 2008 Lexus LS 600h L. This roomy, five-passenger, high-tech sedan is the first production car in the world with a full hybrid powertrain matching a V-8 with supplemental, onboard, electric power. ...
Bush heads for showdown with Congress over demands for documents, testimony (06/29/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, in a constitutional showdown with Congress, claimed executive privilege Thursday and rejected demands for White House documents and testimony about the firing of U.S. attorneys. His decision was denounced as "Nixonian stonewalling" by the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee...
Bombing kills 22 at Baghdad bus station; officials investigate report of decapitations (06/29/07)
BAGHDAD -- A car bomb exploded Thursday at a bus station in a mostly Shiite west Baghdad neighborhood, killing 22 people. Officials received word that 20 decapitated bodies had been found near the capital but were unable to confirm the report because of fighting...
Area sports digest 6/29/07 (06/29/07)
Schmitz scores hole in one Ken Schmitz used a 5-iron to card a hole in one on hole No. 11 at Dalhousie Golf Club. The hole was playing 175 yards. John Morlan and Mike Bennett witnessed the shot. Richardet captures first place Zach Richardet shot a 76 to take first place in the 16 to 19 18-hole tour division at the Gateway PGA Junior Series event at Dalhousie Golf Club on Thursday...
Jackson, Notre Dame place six each on all-conference list (06/29/07)
Jackson and Notre Dame each had six girls soccer players make the SEMO Conference all-conference first team. Notre Dame senior Meridith Medlin and Jackson junior Chlesea Dale, who both earned first-team all-state honors, topped the SEMO Conference first team. Medlin teammates who joined her on the first team were senior Destiny Dirnberger, senior Claudia Brauss, junior Paige Shumer, sophomore Mindy Siebert and sophomore Amanda Pliemann...
Cape's Myers tosses a no-hitter in Game 2 (06/29/07)
Blake Gaddis had never seen Chris Hanback pitch before. But in a pressure situation in the bottom of the seventh inning, Gaddis kept his approach simple. "I was just up there looking for something to hit," Gaddis said. "Fastball. I was sitting on it."...
Vandals/thieves break into, damage Capaha Field (06/29/07)
Capaha Field has been the victim of vandals and thieves three times over the last 10 days, a city official said Thursday night. The field was broken into Wednesday night or Thursday morning after previous incidents Sunday and June 19. During the course of one of the incidents, an electrical box was damaged and a tarp for the bullpen was stolen. The tarp was valued at around $300...
Biggio collects 3,000th hit at home against Rockies (06/29/07)
HOUSTON -- Craig Biggio became the 27th player to reach 3,000 career hits Thursday night with a single to center field in the seventh inning. The Astros second baseman was thrown out trying to stretch the play into a double on his third hit of the night against the Rockies. The hit also tied the game at 1-1...
Federer runs win streak on grass to 50 matches (06/29/07)
WIMBLEDON, England -- "GOD MADE ROGER FEDERER." That sign, white block letters on a dark background, stands in front of a church in Wimbledon village, about a 20-minute walk from the All England Club. Told about it, Federer appreciated the sentiment...
Third-year driver Patrick remainsoptimistic first win is matter of time (06/29/07)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Danica Patrick is in her third season as the most talked-about driver in the IndyCar Series. And the still-winless Patrick doesn't know how much "Danicamania" will intensify when she takes her first checkered flag. She's sure of one thing, though -- it's a matter of when, not if...
Park leads weather-delayed first round (06/29/07)
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- The serenity of Pine Needles was interrupted by one wild day at the U.S. Women's Open. In a tournament dominated by talk of teenagers, one of them wound up atop the leaderboard, and hardly anyone noticed. That would be 18-year-old Angela Park, who played early and played great on her way to a 3-under 68. Only half of the 156-player field completed the first round because of a 3 1/2-hour delay that didn't produce a drop of rain...
Thomas joins elite 500-HR club with three-run blast against Twins (06/29/07)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Frank Thomas will remember the day he hit his 500th homer -- for reaching the milestone and getting ejected. The Toronto slugger hit a three-run shot in the first inning of the Blue Jays' 8-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, becoming the 21st major leaguer to reach 500...
Son of an AL HR champ, Prince Fielder is in line to be the next NL HR king (06/29/07)
MILWAUKEE -- This is a measuring stick Prince Fielder could do without -- the inevitable comparisons to his father, Cecil Fielder. The subject raises questions of a broken family relationship the Milwaukee Brewers slugger would rather not talk about. And besides, Prince Fielder says with a twinge of disdain, the matter is clear...
Mediate fires opening 64 to lead Buick Open (06/29/07)
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Rocco Mediate's back is healthy and so is his game. Mediate shot his lowest score on the PGA Tour in four years, opening the Buick Open on Thursday with an 8-under 64 for a one-stroke lead. "This has been one of the best years of my life coming out of this injury," he said. "I'm ecstatic."...
MacInnis headed to Hall of Fame (06/29/07)
TORONTO -- It took only one look for voters to pick this year's class of Hockey Hall of Famers. Mark Messier, Ron Francis, Al MacInnis and Scott Stevens all were elected in their first year of eligibility. "I have a lot of respect for all the guys who were inducted this year," Messier said after the announcement Thursday. "I think their stats and what they've done speak for themselves."...
Storms force postponement (06/29/07)
NEW YORK -- The biggest loser in Thursday night's rainout of the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets was pitcher Mike Pelfrey. Pelfrey was supposed to be recalled from Class AAA New Orleans to start the second game of the Mets' day-night doubleheader today at Philadelphia. ...
Portland picks Oden No. 1 (06/29/07)
NEW YORK -- The Portland Trail Blazers got Greg Oden and felt like they won a championship. The Seattle SuperSonics settled for Kevin Durant, thrilling fans disappointed by the trade of All-Star Ray Allen to Boston. The Trail Blazers ended months of debate Thursday night when they chose Oden over fellow college freshman Durant with the No. 1 pick in a highly anticipated NBA draft...
Everyone's a critic: '1408' (06/29/07)
Three and a half stars (out of four) Much like other Steven King adaptations ("The Shining," "Christine"), "1408" is scary. Renowned horror author Mike Enslin (John Cusack), who writes about haunted hotels from a cynical perspective, is plagued by his own personal tragedies and demons...
Wizardry takes a dark turn in fifth 'Harry Potter' film (06/29/07)
LONDON -- Storm clouds are gathering over the world's most famous wizard in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth film to be adapted from J.K. Rowling's magical saga. Daniel Radcliffe's teenage Harry has acquired stubble on his chin and angst in his soul, facing a sense of isolation, a showdown with his evil nemesis, Lord Voldemort and -- just as scary -- his first screen kiss...
Pilot project (06/29/07)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- When Missouri-based theater pros Nicole Trueman-Shaw and her husband, Landon Shaw, wanted to start a professional summer theater company in a small Missouri town this year, they had a few choices. "We shopped the idea around to three different communities: Hermann, Lake of the Ozarks and Ste. Genevieve," Trueman-Shaw said. "We were looking for a place that already had a tourism base."...
A&L good bets 6/29/07 (06/29/07)
Friday Coop's back Independence, Mo.-native Dana Cooper is already well known to some in Cape for his Tunes at Twilight performance in 2006. Tonight he looks to win over more fans. 8:30 to 11 p.m. Cup 'N' Cork 651-5282 Saturday Welcome to the trashcan...
Artifacts (06/29/07)
Broadway Beans and Roasting hosts Beananza! Broadway Beans and Roasting Co., 605 Broadway, will hold a music, art and poetry event called Beananza! from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Drawings for free beans, drinks and more will be part of the event with free admission...
Seeing 'Pearl Harbor' on July 4 (06/29/07)
Editor's note: This column by Joe R. Sullivan originally ran July 6, 2001. Fourth of July, it turned out, was a good day to see "Pearl Harbor." My wife and I realized this week that we hadn't been inside a movie theater with its smell of freshly popped popcorn for a long time...
Lost in the Libertyfest crowd (06/29/07)
Man, Cape Girardeau really goes all out with the Fourth of July fireworks display, doesn't it? Few things are better than a good explosion -- or about 500 of them -- setting off luminous bursts of light covering the whole spectrum of visual stimulation. Combine those explosions with cook-outs, beer, maybe a swim, and you have one of the absolute most party-friendly days of the year...
Watch closely when your car burns oil (06/29/07)
Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid with about 110,000 miles. I have the oil changed regularly, but recently noticed smoke coming from my tailpipe when I take off from a stop. This doesn't happen all the time, but it's enough to make me nervous. ...
Spice Girls back together for tour (06/29/07)
LONDON -- The Spice Girls wannabe stars again. The original Girl Power group of the 1990s announced Thursday they will reunite for 11 concerts around the world in December and January. The shows will be their first concerts since breaking up in 2001, and the first with all five of the original group since Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell quit to pursue a solo career in 1998...
At the theaters 6/29/07 (06/29/07)
New at the theaters 'License to Wed' Starring Mandy Moore, John Krasinski and Robin Williams. Ben Murphy and his fiance, Sadie Jones, have always dreamed of getting married in a traditional wedding at the family church. The problem is St. Augustine's only has one wedding slot available in the next two years, and its charismatic pastor, Reverend Frank, won't bless Ben and Sadie's union until they pass his patented, foolproof marriage-prep course. ...
Vester Nations (06/29/07)
SILVER LAKE, Mo. -- Vester F. Nations, 83, of Nashville, Tenn., died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in Nashville. He was born in 1923 at Silver Lake, son of Charles C. and Annie Mary Yamnitz Nations. He and Evelyn Hamm were married April 27, 1946. Nations had been a truck driver. He was a member of Whitewater Christian Church and Teamsters Union...
April Burton (06/29/07)
April Renee Burton, 25, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at her home. She was born March 31, 1982, in Houston, Texas, daughter of Leslie Allen and Tanya Renee Foulk Burton. Burton was a waitress at Broussard's Cajun Cuisine. Survivors include a son, Garrett VanDeven of the home; her father, Leslie Burton of Missouri; her mother, Tanya Hall of Burfordville; a brother, Christopher Burton of Burfordville; maternal grandparents, Larry and Carol Hagan of Scott City; and maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Lance of Scott City.. ...
Richard Trask Sr. (06/29/07)
Richard Trask Sr., 58, of Belleville, Ill., died Monday, June 25, 2007, at his home. He was born June 14, 1949, in St. Louis, son of Dennis and Leatha Arwood Trask. Trask was a member of the Eagles Aerie, Steel Workers Union and was the lead rifle major in Black Knights Drum and Bugle Corps...
Zita Seabaugh (06/29/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Zita Seabaugh, 93, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 28, 2007, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born April 18, 1914, at Perryville, daughter of Floyd E. and Nada Statler James. She and Oscar L. Seabaugh were married April 22, 1933. He died June 27, 1991...
Emery Kembel (06/29/07)
R. Emery Kembel, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Ratliff Care Center. He was born Dec. 5, 1918, in Nebo, Mo., son of Robert E. and Alice Adams Kembel. He and Katie Finley were married July 3, 1948, in Osceola, Ark. Mr. Kembel served in the Army in World War II from 1943 to 1946...
Jerry Johnson (06/29/07)
Jerry D. Johnson, 73, of Jackson passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born July 30, 1933, at Neely's Landing, son of the late Arvy and Violet Gohn Johnson. He and Blanch Thompson were married in 1954. He married Betty Wright Cook in 1981, who preceded him in death in 2001...
Births 6/29/07 (06/29/07)
Schlosser; Dean; Thao; Fronabarger; Smith; Martin; Wilson; Smith
Cape/Jackson fire report 6/29/07 (06/29/07)
n At 5:16 p.m., alarm sounding at 1751 Independence St. n At 5:40 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Cousin Street. n At 5:57 p.m., transformer fire at 2621 Hopper Drive. n At 6:58 p.m., box alarm at 1105 Linden St. n At 7:19 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of William Street...
Cape police report 6/29/07 (06/29/07)
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Out of the past 6/29/07 (06/29/07)
The second murder in five months of a Cape Girardeau woman living alone in the south part of town has prompted Circuit Judge A.J. Seier to propose the impaneling of a grand jury to investigate the killings; Margie Call was killed in January and Mildred Wallace on June 28...
Fallen soldier (06/29/07)
1st Lt. Dan Riordan died in Iraq on Saturday doing the job he had trained for as a student at Southeast Missouri State University. The U.S. Army officer and three other soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Taji, Iraq. The St. Louisan graduated from Southeast and its ROTC program in 2005. ...
Veteran questions challenge to memorial (06/29/07)
To the editor:I am a Marine vet and have several questions about the front page article "County holds off on war memorial OK." Do two county commissioners speak for the county? Why on June 21 was VietNow told that a planned and paid-for memorial ready to be in place and formally presented on the Fourth of July was now no longer to be after a year of hard work raising the funds for this?...
Rome is burning (06/29/07)
To the editor:To those of you who don't want term limits on your representatives in Congress (you want to vote them in or out based on their voting record): How's that working for you? Have you been watching their actions on the war-funding bill, the immigration bill, and other spending bills? Have you kept track of the earmarks they've added to those bills? I hear folks can't tell what those earmarks are. ...
Speak Out 6/29/07 (06/29/07)
Honoring students; Black Baptists; For and against; Brookside Memorial ; Worrisome message; Going to jail; Crying at weddings; Crosswalks needed; Good job; Jumping ship; Closing Guantanamo; Taxed to death; Angels among us; Tearing it up; Let people vote; River Campus view; Let's migrate; Changing the law; Looking for votes; Close to cap; Majority rules; Human or not; Tax help for disabilities; No amnesty; Thanks for honesty
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