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Chaffee police receiving help from county (08/06/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Chaffee Police Department is getting some help from the Scott County Sheriff's Department as the city tries to find new officers to fill several vacancies. Four Scott County deputies -- Paul Dirden, Jeff Schmitt, Roy Moore and Branden Cald -- will help the city in the interim, according to a report in the Scott County Signal weekly newspaper printed Sunday. ...
Heat advisory extended to 7 p.m. Tuesday (08/06/07)
The National Weather Service today extended a heat issued for Southeast Missouri and parts of Illinois through 7 p.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service first issued the advisory Sunday morning.
Assessed property tops $1B (08/06/07)
Final figures are in and the total assessed value of property in Cape Girardeau County is officially $1.032 billion. The final figures were compiled by the assessor's office after the close of action last month by the Board of Equalization, a panel that includes the county commission, the assessor and the county clerk. The board received 18 appeals and lowered the assessments on three properties...
Zoning change wouldn't affect church (08/06/07)
Jackson officials say a rezoning hearing Wednesday aimed at restoring single-family zoning in some neighborhoods will not affect the status of the Revival Center, a church that houses homeless people. In a comprehensive rezoning affecting two neighborhoods, the city proposes changing from the current R-4 zoning that allows multiple family dwellings to a R-1 zoning that only allows single-family housing...
County enlists Guard to help with improvements (08/06/07)
County Road 532, just east of Pocahontas, can sometimes present an odd problem for travelers. When heavy rains fall the road is submerged under water. That's not unusual in itself, but what is unusual is why: For much of its stretch through the northern Cape Girardeau County hills, County Road 532 shares its path with a creek bed, at some points looking much less like a road than a natural, rock-bed creek...
Community briefs 8/6/07 (08/06/07)
AARP meeting features program on area arts The Cape Girardeau County AARP chapter 4041 will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church on Broadway and Caruthers Avenue. The program will be "State of the Arts in Southeast Missouri," presented by Delilah Tayloe, director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri...
A giant from the cabbage patch (08/06/07)
Third graders across the nation are competing to grow the largest cabbage. The lucky winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Bonnie Plants of Union Springs, Ala., is sponsoring this contest. Matthew Cundiff, a 10-year-old boy from Scott City, Mo., grew this 24 pound cabbage all by himself. The main cabbage head was 3 feet and 7 inches around. It also produced four smaller heads from the same cabbage. Matthew enjoyed tending to his cabbage and watching it grow...
United Way 'Days of Caring' approaching (08/06/07)
Days of Caring will be held from Aug. 23 to 25. This opportunity for civic engagement is sponsored by the United Way of Southeast Missouri and the Volunteer Intergenerational Center, which pairs participants with volunteer projects at local not-for-profit organizations...
Scott City girl donates hair to help another child (08/06/07)
Bailee Lathum of Scott City donated her hair to Locks of Love recently. Stylist Lori Hafele at Hey Gorgeous Salon in Cape Girardeau cut her hair. Bailee, 7, has been growing her hair for several years with the goal of helping another child. Bailee hopes to encourage other girls to make the same choice to donate their hair...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 8/6/07 (08/06/07)
Invocation by the Rev. Mark Martin, St. Andrew Lutheran Church. Communications n Recognition of the Noon Optimist Club for $25,000 donation to Shawnee Park Sports Complex. n Update by Charlotte Craig on pandemic influenza. n Report by Tom Mogelnicki on Cape County Transit bus route changes...
History and loyalty: Boys' camp teaches youths Christian character and life in Colonial times (08/06/07)
What do you get when you mix tomahawks, muskets and about 40 young boys? Life lessons on the thoughts of our forefathers, according to John Casebolt, director for the Cape Baptist Association Boys' Camp at Peaceful Valley, just north of Perryville, Mo...
Apartment on North Park catches fire; no injuries reported (08/06/07)
A fire Sunday night burned a first floor apartment at 234 North Park in Cape Gir­ar­deau, but left the rest of the eight-apartment building intact. Only two of the apartments were occupied, one upstairs and one downstairs, said building owner Michael Blaylock...
After renovations, normalcy returns to Veterans Home (08/06/07)
After two years of transferring rooms and walking down one-way hallways, residents at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau no longer have to cope with construction and renovations in their 18-year-old facility. The ceilings are back intact, the floors are re-tiled and the walls and lighting are both a little brighter, but staff and residents are still waiting on certain finishing touches. ...
Pizza vendor electrocuted at Springfield fairgrounds (08/06/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A 48-year-old self-employed pizza vendor was electrocuted Monday morning as he was packing his trailer at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds. Christopher Peavey, of Springfield, apparently grabbed a live wire as he was unhooking his trailer from the electrical service at the fairgrounds in north Springfield, investigators said...
Heat, humidity prompt concerns in Missouri (08/06/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- As sweltering heat and humidity remained settled over Missouri with no relief in sight, health experts and forecasters on Monday urged residents to stay in the air conditioning and take it easy. The hot weather of the past several days is getting hotter. ...
Hornbeck case to stay in Washington County with imported jurors (08/06/07)
POTOSI, Mo. (AP) -- The Michael Devlin kidnapping trial in the Shawn Hornbeck case will be heard in Washington County -- but with an imported jury. Lawyers for both sides agreed during a court hearing Monday to allow for a jury to be brought in. A date for the trial has not been set. A judge is expected to decide Sept. 10 what county the jury will come from...
Rains fueling rough season for ragweed sufferers (08/06/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Allergy sufferers in southwest Missouri may need to stock up on tissues as experts are predicting a worse-than-usual ragweed season. "We've had so much rainfall this year, and with the abundance of moisture not only does the grass grow well but so do the weeds," said Gaylord Moore, horticulture specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Service. "I can see a good crop of ragweed."...
Residents of town urge demolition of old nuclear rod production plant (08/06/07)
HEMATITE, Mo. -- A web of lawsuits is the only thing that keeps a defunct Westinghouse factory standing in this rural eastern Missouri town. But for some nearby residents, demolition can't come soon enough. The plant used to make nuclear fuel rods and has been linked to chemical contamination in nearby well water, prompting anxiety among residents and triggering the lawsuits...
State program meant to redirect prescription drugs goes unused (08/06/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A few years ago, as prescription drug costs continued to soar and lawmakers heard concerns from voters, the Missouri Legislature created a new program to help redirect extra, unused prescription drugs to the needy. But today, the state is aware of only one organization that offers to collect medications and share them with others who struggle to afford their cost -- and the phone number listed on the program Web site has been disconnected...
Bloggers debate forming union as blogosphere's power grows (08/06/07)
CHICAGO -- Do bloggers need their own Norma Rae? In a move that might make some people scratch their heads, a loosely formed coalition of left-leaning bloggers are trying to band together to form a labor union they hope will help them receive health insurance, conduct collective bargaining or even set professional standards...
High-tech tools employed to solve bridge collapse (08/06/07)
MINNEAPOLIS -- A helicopter with a camera similar to those used in Hollywood movies will soon peer into the wreckage of last week's collapse of a bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Laser-guided surveying equipment has helped produce an in-depth map of the debris. Software re-creating the disaster on a computer screen may even be able to pinpoint the exact piece of bridge that gave way...
UAW wants contract talks to focus on other manufacturing expenses besides labor costs (08/06/07)
DETROIT -- As bargainers for the United Auto Workers and the domestic automakers try to reach a new contract, Kenneth Cooksey is one of many workers who doesn't understand why the companies are so focused on the cost of labor. By most accounts, labor expenses for General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC amount to about 10 percent of the price of a new vehicle, including wages, benefits and "legacy" costs for retiree pensions and health care...
Secret call log at heart of challenge to domestic wiretapping (08/06/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- In open court and legal filings it's referred to simply as "the Document." Described by those who have seen it as a National Security Administration log of calls intercepted between an Islamic charity and its American attorneys, it is at the heart of what legal experts say may be the strongest case against the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program...
Campus security is topic No. 1 for many freshman orientations (08/06/07)
At colleges around the country this summer, one topic has vaulted to the top of the agenda at freshman orientation: campus safety. The nation's first incoming freshmen since last spring's shootings at Virginia Tech are heading to class soon, and colleges have been fielding more questions from parents and students about security and mental health issues...
Man accused of selling drugs out of ice cream truck (08/06/07)
NEW YORK -- An ice cream truck parked in front of a junior high school was offering up cocaine and marijuana along with the soft serve, police said. A police search of the vehicle uncovered a loaded pistol along with the drugs, police said Friday after arresting 26-year-old Jermaine Jordan on charges including criminal possession of a weapon near a school and criminal sale of a controlled substance near a school...
Oliver Hill, who argued Brown v. Board of Education, dies at 100 (08/06/07)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Oliver W. Hill, a civil rights lawyer who was at the front of the legal effort that desegregated public schools, has died at age 100, a family friend said. Hill died peacefully Sunday at his home during breakfast, said Joseph Morrissey, a friend of the Hill family...
States step into void left by lack of change to U.S. immigration guidelines (08/06/07)
BOSTON -- State lawmakers are increasingly stepping into the void created by the failure of Congress to approve sweeping changes to immigration policy, a new report finds. Legislatures have passed bills dealing with a range of immigration issues, from employment and health care to driver's licenses and human trafficking -- creating a sometimes uneven patchwork quilt of immigration law across the country...
Montana governor declares emergency after wildfire forces 200 evacuations (08/06/07)
HELENA, Mont. -- A state of emergency was declared in Montana on Sunday because of wildfires, including one that more than doubled in size and crept to within a mile of some of the 200 nearby homes that were evacuated. Lighter wind and higher humidity were expected at the fire northeast of Missoula, Mont., on Sunday, and the wind was now largely blowing the blaze back onto itself, said Pat Cross, fire information officer...
Bush, Karzai target surging violence in Afghanistan (08/06/07)
CAMP DAVID, Md. -- President Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday began a search for answers to the deteriorating security and sporadic rule of law in Afghanistan. Karzai's two-day visit to Bush's mountain retreat comes as he faces competing troubles at home -- a hostage crisis, civilian killings, drug trafficking and a resurgent Taliban...
Huge Purple Heart mowed into field in to commemorate medal's creation (08/06/07)
HAMPTONBURGH, N.Y. -- An artist has mowed an 850,000-square-foot rendering of a Purple Heart medal into a park field to honor the 75th anniversary of the medal that commends servicemembers killed or wounded in action. The rendering, unveiled Sunday in Thomas Bull Memorial Park in this city 55 miles northwest of New York City, was done by field artist and painter Roger Baker, whose past works include the Statue of Liberty and Elvis Presley...
Experts search U.K. lab for foot-and-mouth ties (08/06/07)
PIRBRIGHT, England -- Biosafety experts scoured a high-security animal laboratory in rural England on Sunday to determine how a strain of the foot-and-mouth virus may have escaped from a facility dedicated to eliminating the devastating animal disease...
Crude family planning slogans banned in China's rural areas (08/06/07)
BEIJING -- China has banned crude and insensitive slogans promoting the country's "one-child" family planning policy, such as "Raise fewer babies but more piggies," which have stoked anger in rural areas, state media said Sunday. China's 28-year-old family planning policy limits most urban couples to just one child and allows some families in the countryside to have a second child if their first is a girl...
Relief efforts pick up as flooding eases in India, Bangladesh (08/06/07)
BARABANKI, India -- Seasonal flooding eased Sunday after driving millions of South Asians from their homes and killing at least 289 people in the past week, officials said Sunday. Major rivers were receding in the worst-hit districts in India after a day without rain, and doctors and paramedics started handing out medicines to prevent diarrhea and other waterborne diseases, said S.K. Gupta, an Indian army officer who is commanding a unit involved in relief operations...
Shiite militiamen responsible for attacks (08/06/07)
BAGHDAD -- Rogue Shiite militiamen with Iranian weapons and training launched three-quarters of the attacks that killed or wounded American forces last month in Baghdad, stepping into the void left as Sunni insurgents have been dislodged, a top U.S commander said Sunday...
Havasu gets early jump on Capahas (08/06/07)
There's a reason baseball was invented and traditionally played during daylight hours.Baseball in the wee hours can be brutal. The Plaza Tire Capahas learned that lesson in the early morning hours Sunday at the NBC World Series at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kan...
Dunklin County falls in 12 innings in final (08/06/07)
Dunklin County had its top hitter at the plate with two outs and two on in the bottom of the 12th inning during the American Legion Zone 4 baseball tournament Sunday afternoon in Jackson. But unlike Saturday, when Jeremy Patton hit two game-winning extra-inning home runs to keep Dunklin County alive in the tourney, he hit a ground ball up the middle. ...
Heartland earns first win at World Series (08/06/07)
The Heartland Nationals 12-and-under softball team earned its first win at the Babe Ruth League World Series in Wilson, N.C., on Sunday. The Nationals defeated Wilson County, N.C., 6-1. They scored three runs in the first inning and played errorless defense the entire game...
Kurt Busch ends victory drought at Pocono (08/06/07)
LONG POND, Pa. -- Kurt Busch's winless drought is over. His absence from the Chase may not last much longer, either, not with the way crew chief Pat Tryson is calling all the right shots. Busch dominated Pocono Raceway from the opening lap Sunday and raced his way back into championship contention, giving himself a perfect belated birthday gift: a trip to Victory Lane...
Nationals hurt Cards with sweep of series (08/06/07)
WASHINGTON -- When the season began, the Washington Nationals appeared to be headed for at least 100 losses. When they were 9-25 on May 9, that looked like a safe bet. It no longer does. Sunday's 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals was the Nationals' sixth straight -- their best winning streak in more than a year...
Dana Corp. operations to end Nov. 30 (08/06/07)
The end is coming sooner than first projected for the Dana Corp. plant on Corporate Circle. On July 19, employees at the plant approved a plant closing agreement between the company and United Auto Workers Local 282 that will pay each worker approximately one week's pay for each year they have been employed by Dana. ...
Carnegie Hall makes plans to evict apartment tenants (08/06/07)
NEW YORK -- Artists' studios in the two red-brick towers that rise above Carnegie Hall were once home to Marlon Brando and Leonard Bernstein. Marilyn Monroe took acting lessons there, and Lucille Ball had voice coaching. Between the towers, which have sheltered musicians and other artists for more than a century, are studios with double-height ceilings and huge skylights that catch the northern light artists consider ideal...
Memo 8/6/07 (08/06/07)
Program acts as early warning system A new program available in Southeast Missouri will combine business retention efforts and work force development, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced. The Early Warning Network will cooperate with the Workforce Investment Board to identify at-risk companies and marshal state and local resources to prevent business closings and layoffs. ...
People on the move 8/6/07 (08/06/07)
Financial representative wins planning award; Sales director earns diamond, amethyst ring; Two SEMO grads join mentoring partnership; Woodmen of America name top rookie; Two join Sensations salon in Fruitland; Rural Development staff attend training
Commercial value (08/06/07)
The total value of commercial real estate in Cape Girardeau County is about $740 million, according to final figures from the biennial reassessment required by state law. Five of the top 10 valued commercial properties are related to manufacturing, according to county figures, with parcels at the Procter & Gamble plant on Highway 177 taking two of the top five spots. ...
Da'Ryis Woods (08/06/07)
Da'Ryis Demond Burnell Woods, infant son of Brianna Puckett of Cairo, Ill., died at birth Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Jimmy Peeler (08/06/07)
Jimmy E. Peeler, 68, of Mound City, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Randy Brant (08/06/07)
Randy Brant, 54, of Gulfport, Miss., formerly of Scott City, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, in Scott City. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott city.
Donald Wolfenkoehler (08/06/07)
Donald D. Wolfenkoehler, 74, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Gir­ar­deau. He was born Nov. 16, 1932, son of Albert C. and Irene Friedrich Wolfenkoehler. He was married to Lola McNeely...
Earl Wade (08/06/07)
BLODGETT, Mo. -- Earl Rice "Junior" Wade, 76, of Sikeston, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Sept. 23, 1930, at Luxora, Ark., son of Rice William and Anna Lucille Reynolds Wade. He married Anne Turney Nov. 22, 1957, at Blodgett...
Cape/Jackson police report 8/6/07 (08/06/07)
Cape Girardeau: Assaults; Thefts; Summons
Cape fire report 8/6/07 (08/06/07)
n At 9:32 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 900 block of South Pacific Street. n At 9:33 p.m., an illegal burn at 607 Terry Lane. n At 9:34 p.m., an emergency medical service in the 500 block of Broadway. n At 9:35 p.m., a river rescue in the Mississippi River...
Out of the past 8/6/07 (08/06/07)
Gov. Kit Bond's withholding of $520,365 in anticipated revenue from Southeast Missouri State University for the 1983 fiscal year has forced school administrators to increase the University School's tuition from $100 to $300. Cape Girardeau's Multipurpose Advisory Committee chooses the St. Louis firm of Booker Associates Inc. to perform a study looking at the feasibility of building and operating a multipurpose sports and convention facility here...
Cairo inventory (08/06/07)
Talk about a depressing assignment. Southern Illinois University architecture professor Bob Swenson will be sending some of his students to Cairo, Ill., with digital cameras. Their charge? To detail the vacant building inventory of the downtrodden town...
Speak Out 8/6/07 (08/06/07)
No drug testing; Be considerate; Late hours; Mail is late again; Lightweight nabob; Hiring decisions; Probation, parole; It's civil war; Do what you can ; Hurry up; Narrow viewpoint; Loose dogs; More fun places
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