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Stories from Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pond at Scott City Park too low (07/11/07)
Southeast Missourian The Scott City Park Board is looking for ways to fix a problem plaguing the city park pond. During times of little rain, the pond's water level becomes lower than it should despite the dry conditions. City parks director Phyllis Crump said it's still unknown what's causing the low water level, whether the watershed just isn't big enough to feed the quarter-acre pond or if animals are starting to undermine the levee that retains the pond's water...
Parks tax could be on Feb. ballot (07/11/07)
On Monday, Mike Keefe was optimistic about getting a half-cent tax increase on November's ballot. He changed his mind Tuesday. Keefe, chairman of Cape Gir?ardeau's parks and recreations advisory board, says there's not enough time to gather all the information the city council requested to meet an election deadline...
October the earliest date for air service (07/11/07)
Cape Girardeau Regional Airport officials aren't ready to blame Big Sky Airlines for the delay in returning passenger air service to the area. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Transportation, which awarded the contract for air service to Big Sky in March as part of the Essential Air Service program, said Tuesday that the earliest date for the likely resumption of service is October. ...
Teenager shot three times at Jackson carwash (07/11/07)
A Jackson teen was shot three times at a Jackson carwash early Tuesday evening in what police say may have been a love triangle dispute. The 17-year-old's condition as of late Tuesday evening was listed as serious but stable at Saint Francis Medical Center, where he had been taken for treatment...
Memorial cross appears at site of '54 Huffman killing (07/11/07)
Memories of Bonnie Huffman, a Bollinger County woman found dead July 3, 1954, are still strong, though her case remains unsolved. Last week, someone anonymously left a cross at the scene where her body was found along Route N near Delta across from the Baptist church, continuing hope that information to solve the case is still available...
Some businesses remove banner signs (07/11/07)
Cape Girardeau city inspector Tim Morgan has been checking up on banner sign violations and he's not finding any. "We did visit El Torero and the manager called from Pizza Inn," Morgan said. "When I went back to check at the businesses the signs were gone. I also talked with one manager at Cape La Croix Apartments who thought their signs were grandfathered in."...
In federal court 7/11/07 (07/11/07)
SENTENCED Age: 40 Sentence: 110 months in prison Place: Sikeston, Mo. Charges: One felony count of possession with intent to distribute methampethamine. Summary: On May 17, 2006, and again on May 19, 2006, a confidential informant for the SEMO Drug Task Force purchased methamphetamine from Burns at his residence in Sikeston. Following a search, about 23 grams of a substance containing methampethamine was recovered from Burns' residence...
Region briefs 7/11/07 (07/11/07)
Cape, Jackson bands perform weekly concerts The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will present its weekly concert at 8 p.m. today at the Capaha Park band shell under the direction of Ron Nall. Mayor Jay Knudtson will serve as special guest conductor with vocalist Jamie Irwin providing special entertainment. ...
Officials: Economic development study in limbo (07/11/07)
The Missouri Department of Economic Development hasn't decided if it will go ahead with a study that could set the stage for further discussions about the possible creation of a community college in Cape Girardeau. The department has earmarked money for the study, but spokesman Keener Tippin said agency officials have yet to decide whether to conduct the study to assess the job training and post-secondary education needs of Southeast Missouri...
Couple requests permit for studio (07/11/07)
Harry and Stephanie Birkhead want to run a recording studio from their Cape Gir-ardeau home. The couple's request for a special-use permit will be reviewed at tonight's planing and zoning commission meeting. Harry Birkhead, 44, uses the stage name Chris Belle. He said he and his wife have been using a partially converted bedroom in their home at 1124 William St. to operate Affordable Studio Services...
City increases fees for inspection services (07/11/07)
Rates for Cape Girardeau's inspection services increased July 1, the first such boost in 10 years. The increase approved by the city council was long overdue, according to city officials. "We're still behind," said Tim Morgan, Cape Girardeau's director of inspection services. "We're trying to get building permits to actually cover the true cost incurred by performing our services."...
Scott Co. man facing sodomy charges (07/11/07)
A Scott County man facing seven counts of statutory sodomy was arrested late Tuesday, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter. Anthony Kraft, 37, of Commerce, Mo., was apprehended by police in Charleston, Mo., about 5 p.m., Walter said. Kraft was arrested in connection with sodomy offenses allegedly committed against a 12-year-old minor in December and January, according to the probable-cause statement written by Lt. Gregg Ourth...
The little girl who could (07/11/07)
Editor's Note: This story was reported through interviews with Glenda Murray, Katelynn Murray, Cathy Neel and Dr. Shalini Shenoy, a pediatric oncologist at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Children's Hospital denied the Southeast Missourian's requests to interview Dr. Jeff Bernowski. Writer Bob Miller's father serves on the ministerial alliance in Doniphan, the organization through which the house project began....
Mo. teacher gets year in jail for child molestation (07/11/07)
MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A former Montgomery County teacher was sentenced Wednesday to one year in the county jail for child molestation. Jason Devlin, 31, of Montgomery City, was found guilty of the misdemeanor charge in May, but was found not guilty of statutory rape and statutory sodomy...
Big rains swell Missouri lakes, float debris (07/11/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri reservoir lakes are brimming with flood waters from heavy June rains, a change from drought levels last summer but also a potential hazard for boaters due to debris. Tammy Gilmore, natural resource manager at Truman Lake, is warning people against water skiing or zipping around on personal watercraft...
Judge orders 12-year-old St. Louis boy to stay in detention in girl's stabbing (07/11/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 12-year-old St. Louis boy accused in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old neighbor girl will remain in custody for now. Family Court Judge Jimmie Edwards made the ruling Wednesday and set a Sept. 17 hearing date to determine whether the boy should be certified to stand trial as an adult...
Assemblies of God leader to step down early (07/11/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- The head of the Assemblies of God church will step down two years early, ending 14 years at the helm of one the nation's largest Pentecostal groups. Thomas Trask, 71, will leave office in October, the Springfield-based church said Tuesday...
Man plunges to death from top of KC memorial (07/11/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man in his 30s bought a $4 ticket to ride to the top of the Liberty Memorial on Tuesday, climbed 50 steps to the apex and waited until he was alone before plunging to his death, police said. The man's name has not been released, but police said a piece of identification was found on his body...
Mo. boy, 2, drowns in wading pool (07/11/07)
DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) -- A 2-year-old eastern Missouri boy drowned in a wading pool despite a frantic effort to save him, authorities said. The child's uncle, Todd Dudgeon, and his wife were baby-sitting Philipp Cruz on Monday when Dudgeon heard his wife screaming in the backyard, where the child was playing in a wading pool filled with about 18 inches of water...
Groups criticize plan to rebuild Taum Sauk (07/11/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Environmental regulators and activists criticized parts of Ameren Corp.'s plan to rebuild the Taum Sauk reservoir in public comments submitted to federal regulators this week. The comments were filed Monday and Tuesday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which is deciding whether to let Ameren rebuild the mountaintop reservoir in Southeast Missouri...
Joke comprehension may decrease with age (07/11/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A new psychology study at Washington University was no laughing matter: It found that older adults may have a harder time getting jokes because of an age-related decline in certain memory and reasoning abilities. The research suggested that because older adults may have greater difficulty with cognitive flexibility, abstract reasoning and short-term memory, they also have greater difficulty with tests of humor comprehension...
Springfield crowd tries for record for wearing Groucho glasses (07/11/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It was an unusual crowd gathered at Hammons Field to see baseball, with more than 3,000 people wearing those goofy Groucho Marx-style glasses, likely a new world record. The fans watched the Springfield Cardinals beat Frisco 8-3 from behind those black horn-rimmed glasses with attached eyebrows, a large plastic nose and a bushy mustache...
Sears lowers earnings guidance on languid summer sales figures (07/11/07)
CHICAGO -- Sears Holdings Corp. surprised Wall Street Tuesday, warning its second-quarter earnings will likely fall well below expectations because of more disappointing sales at its Sears and Kmart stores. The news tanked Sears' stock, which fell more than 10 percent to a 10-month low before rebounding slightly...
Small farms bypass grocers to sell directly to consumers (07/11/07)
For 27-year-old Ben Sippel a steady push for greater efficiency on his Ohio farm has meant tossing freshly washed batches of lettuce into the washing machine's spin cycle and tracking expenses with painstaking precision. While such steps -- sterilizing an old washing machine to run loads of bagged lettuce -- aren't so unusual on small farms, Sippel's bid to hold down costs and make it as a full-time farmer began with a more prosaic gambit: Do away with the middleman...
New Orleans homeowners could be hit with higher taxes (07/11/07)
NEW ORLEANS -- Ben Maygarden is only half-joking when he wonders whether he should wear a bulletproof vest to city hall, where he works for one of the city's seven tax assessors. New Orleans is wrapping up a mandatory, citywide reassessment of property values for the first time since Hurricane Katrina damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and businesses...
Illinois government relations break down (07/11/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Democrats who dominate Illinois state government face a major problem. Each other. The governor says the House speaker is "a George Bush Republican" in disguise and threatens a lawsuit over what time House sessions begin. Rank-and-file lawmakers label the governor "cowardly" and "a madman."...
Criticism of military strategy increases in Congress from both sides of aisle (07/11/07)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration ruled out any quick shift in military strategy in Iraq on Tuesday, despite growing bipartisan calls in the Senate for a troop withdrawal. As the Senate opened a new debate on the conflict, one of the president's staunchest supporters bluntly said the administration had pursued the wrong policy for years after toppling Saddam Hussein from power. ...
Upcoming dictionary edition will include 100 new words (07/11/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- It was a ginormous year for the wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster. Along with embracing the adjective that combines "gigantic" and "enormous," the dictionary publishers also got into Bollywood, sudoku and speed dating. But their interest in India's motion-picture industry, number puzzles and trendy ways to meet people was all meant for a higher cause: updating the company's collegiate dictionary, which goes on sale this fall with about 100 newly added words...
Pakistani troops storm mosque compound (07/11/07)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistani commandos stormed the besieged Red Mosque before dawn Tuesday and killed a hard-line cleric and dozens of his die-hard followers in a bloody assault that ignited fiery protests and calls for revenge by Islamic extremists...
China executes former food and drug director (07/11/07)
BEIJING -- China executed a former director of its food and drug agency Tuesday for approving fake medicine in exchange for cash, illustrating how serious Beijing is about tackling product safety, while officials announced steps to safeguard food at next summer's Olympic Games...
World briefs 7/11/07 (07/11/07)
Deal reached for medics sentenced to death TRIPOLI, Libya -- A settlement has been reached to resolve the crisis over five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to death in Libya for allegedly infecting more than 400 children with the AIDS virus, a foundation headed by the Libyan leader's son said Tuesday. ...
Heeb says no reason given for SCC coach openings (07/11/07)
Whatever action the Scott County Central school board took on the status of David Heeb probably took place at the board of education meeting July 2, although no one with the school has disclosed that information yet. Heeb, who held the positions of athletic director and boys basketball coach, also hasn't been a given full explanation, he told the Southeast Missourian on Tuesday night. ...
Area sports digest 7/11/07 (07/11/07)
Scott County finishes sweep of Jackson The Scott County American Legion baseball team finished off a doubleheader sweep of host Jackson late Monday night with a 5-1 victory. Scott County had captured the District 14 opener 11-8. The second game was a non-district affair...
Swiss rider extends lead by winning third stage (07/11/07)
COMPIEGNE, France -- Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara extended his overall lead in the Tour de France, winning the third stage and longest stage in a sprint finish Tuesday as cycling's showpiece event entered its home country. The Swiss rider, who also won Saturday's prologue, finished the 147-mile ride from Waregem, Belgium, to Compiegne, northeast of Paris, in 6 hours, 36 minute, 15 seconds...
Inside-the-park home run elevates Ichiro to MVP (07/11/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ichiro Suzuki is closing in on a contract extension with the Seattle Mariners -- and he showed his club why it would want to keep him around for the long haul. Suzuki hit the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star game history Tuesday night, winning MVP honors and helping the American League to a 5-4 victory. His go-ahead, two-run drive off San Diego's Chris Young took a crazy bounce off the right-field wall -- he's never hit one during the regular season...
Say Hey, it's a legend (07/11/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Willie Mays stepped out of the pink convertible in a narrow alley behind the left-field line, and one of baseball's greatest living players exhaled with a smile. "That was a good ride there," Mays said, looking at the shiny 1958 Cadillac Eldorado that took him on a memorable pregame lap around the field before Tuesday night's All-Star game...
Ichiro's unique HR sparks AL to victory (07/11/07)
On a night of tricky hops, Ichiro Suzuki and the American League also bounced back to win. Instead of a Barry Bonds splash shot, the defining hit at Tuesday's All-Star game was Suzuki's inside-the-park home run, the first in the game's history. Suzuki lined a go-ahead, two-run drive off the right-field wall in the fifth inning, Carl Crawford and Victor Martinez later hit conventional shots and the Americans made it 10 straight over the Nationals, holding on for a 5-4 victory...
Monty still on quest for Holy Grail (07/11/07)
This is no time for Colin Montgomerie to get excited about Carnoustie. He already has suffered enough. The sometimes burly, often surly Scot should be positively chuffed with the British Open only a week away. Having gone 18 months without a trophy that belonged only to him, Montgomerie ended one of the longest dry spells of his career when his 6-iron somehow stayed out of the water on the 18th hole and he won the European Open by one shot...
Penguins reward MVP Crosby with five-year contract extension (07/11/07)
PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby signed a five-year contract extension worth $43.5 million that will keep the NHL MVP and scoring champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins through the 2012-13 season. The three-year contract Crosby signed as a rookie lasts through the coming season. The extension keeps him under contract for the next six seasons, but also enables Crosby to negotiate a new deal shortly before he turns 26...
Chelsea supports soccer in U.S. (07/11/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Chelsea is one of the world's glamour soccer teams, and it will play a strictly supporting role to David Beckham when the English star makes his U.S. debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 21. "It's a big moment for L.A. and also U.S. soccer," Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho said after the FA Cup champions practiced for the first time Tuesday...
Plane crash kills husband of NASCAR executive, pilot, three people in house (07/11/07)
SANFORD, Fla. -- A small plane carrying the husband of a NASCAR executive crashed into a neighborhood Tuesday and engulfed two houses in flames, killing both people aboard the aircraft and three others on the ground. The pilot had reported smoke in the cockpit and was trying to make an emergency landing when the twin-engine plane went down in suburban Orlando, officials said...
Grimes allegedly struck man with shotgun in fight (07/11/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri basketball player Kalen Grimes used the butt of a shotgun to strike a man in the face during a fight in suburban St. Louis, police said. Details emerged Tuesday, a day after Tigers coach Mike Anderson suspended Grimes indefinitely. A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor's office said formal charges of second-degree assault were pending against Grimes, 21, Missouri's leading rebounder last season...
Actually American: Despite its name, German chocolate cake is a product of the U.S.A. (07/11/07)
America has rightly been called a melting pot, and nowhere is this more true than in our cuisine. Thus, several typically "American" foods actually had their origins in other countries, including the most quintessentially American foods of them all: the hot dog and the hamburger...
Grill up a sweet treat (07/11/07)
Grilled fresh figs are an indulgence. And even more so when stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in bacon. Grilled figs with bacon and blue cheese 4 large fresh figs 4 thin wedges blue cheese 4 strips bacon Coat the grill rack with oil or cooking spray. ...
Building a better burger begins on the inside (07/11/07)
Hamburgers simply weren't intended to be health food. That's because good burgers are built from a more-fat-is-better premise. To construct a supremely flavorful burger, you'll want to stick with ground beef that is about 85 percent lean. Of course, all that fat means there will be some shrinkage during cooking, so don't be intimidated by the size of the raw patty...
Real-life chef dishes out tips for 'Ratatouille' (07/11/07)
EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- Lights, camera ... saffron? "Ratatouille," Pixar's new film about one rat's dream of haute cuisine, came by its acting chops the old-fashioned way, turning to real-life chef Thomas Keller for the inside dish on kitchen kinetics...
Around your house 7/11/07 (07/11/07)
Kitchen:The man who gave us a photographic chronicle of everything he ate for a year has turned his focus on what you are eating, especially if you are a man of dubious kitchen skills. Tucker Shaw's new book "Gentlemen, Start Your Ovens" is an irreverent cookbook (it includes discussions of his friend's cleavage) aimed at enticing anyone ill-at-ease in the kitchen to start cooking. ...
Neighborhood nourishments (07/11/07)
The holiday is over, but the weather still permits a patriotic backyard blowout. Red, white and blue parfait Whip up this red, white and blue parfait for your celebration. It is low in fat and carbs and is light and refreshing for everyone to enjoy...
Vermont's Springfield takes contest to be Simpsons' home (07/11/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. -- Maybe it was the pink doughnut. Maybe it was the clever homemade video, or small-town charm. Maybe Homer just figured it was time to go green. Whatever the reason, this much is true: Tiny Springfield, Vt., beat out 13 other like-named cities Tuesday for the right to host the premiere of "The Simpsons Movie," winning an online poll it wasn't even invited to participate in...
Dorothy Phegley (07/11/07)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Dorothy Jean Phegley, 74, of Perkins died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Rosewell and Mona Mae Sitce Bess. She and Billy Leon Phegley were married May 14, 1949...
Kevin Beerman (07/11/07)
Kevin J. Beerman, 27, of Germantown, Wis., died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at his home. He was the son of John and Kathleen Beerman. Survivors include his parents, and a sister, Shelly Gibbs of Scott City. The funeral will be held today. Announcement courtesy of Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City...
Dr. Jean Boatright (07/11/07)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Dr. Jean R. Boatright, 81, of Champaign, formerly of Anna, died Monday, July 9, 2007, at his home. He was born March 28, 1926, in Saline County, Ill., son of Horace and Imo Nolen Boatright. He and Betty Glascock were married Jan. 19, 1952. She died Sept. 5, 1996...
Marion Markert (07/11/07)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Marion C. Markert, 86, of Wolf Lake died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 2, 1920, at Ware, Ill., son of Albert Eugene and Fannie E. Sides Markert. He and Jean Knight were married May 29, 1954, in Tunica, Miss. She died Nov. 19, 2006...
Destiny Robinson (07/11/07)
Destiny Quireonna Robinson, 9 months, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, July 6, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sept. 22, 2006, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Michael Robinson and Lakeish Johnson. Survivors include her parents of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Quireon Smallwood and Michael Robinson of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Mika Robinson of Indiana; paternal grandmother, Betty Robinson of Caruthersville, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Jonathan Johnson and Lisa Jean Payne of Cape Girardeau.. ...
Grover Corbin Jr. (07/11/07)
Grover Cleveland Corbin Jr., 81, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Buna Farris (07/11/07)
Buna Daisy Farris, 93, of Randles died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born April 27, 1914, at Russellville, Ark., daughter of William Claude and Daisy Hill Boley. She and Joe Wheeler Farris were married Nov. 1, 1931. He died March 23, 1984...
Wilburn Reeves (07/11/07)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Wilburn "Webb" Reeves, 72, of Dexter died Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Dexter. He was born Sept. 7, 1934, at Parma, Mo., son of Jesse James and Dovie Sue Worley Reeves. He and Juanita May were married in April 1962 at Acorn Ridge, Mo. She died July 11, 1990...
Frances Kutz (07/11/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Frances C. Kutz, 90, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1917, at Biehle, Mo., daughter of Bernard and Caroline Dondlinger Unterreiner. She and Walter H. Kutz Sr. were married June 22, 1940, at Biehle. He died Aug. 3, 1982...
Bob West (07/11/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Bob West, 78, of Anna died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
James Ellison Jr. (07/11/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- James Ellison Jr., 80, of Marble Hill died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born Jan. 19, 1927, in Grand Tower, Ill., son of James and Grace Stricklan Ellison. Ellison was an herbalist. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Charles Fisher (07/11/07)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Charles Edward Fisher, 64, of Olive Branch, formerly of Tamms, Ill., died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 4, 1942, in Alexander County, Ill., son of Harry Earl and Gladys May Stephens Fisher. He married Margaret Dabbs...
Brenda Shaw (07/11/07)
Brenda Jo Meinz Shaw, 57, of Liberal, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brenda was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, the only child of Charles "Whitey" and Mary Lou Bennett Meinz. She and Thomas J. Shaw were married Nov. 30, 1968, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau...
Cape fire report 7/11/07 (07/11/07)
n At 4:40 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Olive Street and North Sprigg Street. n At 5:13 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of North West End Boulevard. n At 5:32 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of South Ellis Street...
Cape/Jackson police report 7/11/07 (07/11/07)
Arrests; Jackson: Thefts
Out of the past 7/11/07 (07/11/07)
The Cape County Nutrition Center announces the inauguration of a bus service for people 60 years old and older; the bus picks people up at their homes, takes them to appointments and brings them home safely. Nell Holcomb School District gives notice to contractors and union officials that the Missouri National Guard plans to do excavation and other work at the school north of Cape Girardeau; anyone objecting to the plan must file written objections to the work...
Correction 7/11/07 (07/11/07)
The name of a Paducah, Ky, commissioner was misspelled in Monday[[OpenSingle]]s Cape Girardeau council meeting story. The correct information is: Gayle Kaler. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
War memorials: A great opportunity (07/11/07)
Several people who have voiced objections to the current plan of locating war memorials at the Common Pleas Courthouse Park have found their patriotism questioned. That is unfortunate. Those I have heard from could not be bigger lovers of our country and its armed forces...
Win-win plan (07/11/07)
Providing incentives to business and industry has long been the key to building prosperous communities. Such incentives have been given many times to Cape Girardeau-area projects that have resulted in hundreds of steady jobs. Recently, Cape Girardeau officials and the Cape Girardeau County Commission signed on to a plan that will help Greater Missouri Builders to pay off debt incurred as part of renovating the old Sears building in Town Plaza Shopping Center...
Freedom Corner is best location for war memorials (07/11/07)
To the editor:I agree with those who question the VietNow request to put a series of monuments to veterans at the Common Pleas Courthouse Park. I served the early part of World War II as an Army Air Force primary flight instructor and the last half of the war in the China/Burma/India theater flying gasoline over the Hump (Himalaya mountains) from India to China. The Japanese had cut the Burma Road...
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