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Stories from Sunday, August 26, 2007

Small fuel leak causes brief diversion on Highway 25 (08/26/07)
Traffic was temporarily diverted on Highway 25 in Delta Saturday evening when a storm-water drainage grate punctured an 18-wheeler's fuel tank causing a minor diesel spill, the Delta Police Department reported. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. and caused traffic to be diverted for about 15 minutes while police and fire removed the truck from the roadway. Police said a small amount of diesel -- an estimated two to three gallons -- leaked onto the roadside, requiring only minor cleanup...
Chester Bridge a 'safe means for travel' (08/26/07)
Chester Bridge declared safe by MoDOT engineer The Missouri Department of Transportation is reporting that the Chester Bridge is safe, despite an expansion joint that needs a repair. "This expansion joint has been on our radar screen and has been repaired a couple times over the 65-year life of the structure," Mark Shelton, MoDOT district engineer, said in a written statement. ...
Clouds break string of hot days (08/26/07)
A cold front that moved through the Cape Girardeau area Saturday brought in clouds and a bit of rain, helping keep the city's officially recorded high below 90 degrees for the first time since July 26. The National Weather Service's Paducah, Ky., office recorded an official high of 86 degrees Saturday at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, well below the highs in the upper 90s and low 100s that have hit the city and region nearly every day for the past weeks...
Volunteers turn out for United Way's Days of Caring (08/26/07)
Dorothy Plumb wants to learn again. The Cape Girardeau woman had used computers at work, and when she retired she thought she had said goodbye to the machines. Not anymore. "The desire to learn something new has been rekindled," Plumb said. "It's not work anymore. It's something I don't have to do but what I want to do instead."...
Altoms still awaiting their day in court (08/26/07)
A wood cutout of a smiling snail rests against the base of a homemade cross in a quiet country cemetery in northern Bollinger County. The name Ethan is scratched in the green paint. A Power Ranger action figure stands guard. Ceramic hands pressed together in prayer point heavenward. A figure of a small redheaded boy playing soccer adds a playful touch. All around are toy trucks and angel figurines...
Juvenile in custody after shooting in Cape (08/26/07)
A Cape Girardeau teen was shot in the chest with a handgun early Saturday morning following what Cape Girardeau police believe was the result of an ongoing dispute between shooter and victim. The 17-year-old was struck in the upper left chest area at his home at 1205 S. Ellis St. around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, police said in a statement...
Taxes with sunset date fare better at polls (08/26/07)
The Cape Girardeau park and recreation advisory board's quest for a half-cent tax may not win voters over unless it has a limit, according to the Missouri Municipal League. Voters are more likely to approve a tax if it can be reconsidered in the future, said Gary Markenson, the league's executive director...
Southeast Missouri State University summer dean's list (08/26/07)
Southeast Missouri State University announced the dean's list for the 2007 summer session. Advance, Mo.: Jessica Bailey, Angela Poe, Heath Robins. Altenburg, Mo.: Nicholas Fiehler, Tina Schirmer. Benton, Mo.: Whitney Beggs, Cara Klipfel, Tracy Morrow, Kim Romano, Amy Walker...
Club news (08/26/07)
Arnsberg 4-H Club The Arnsberg 4-H Club met Aug. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim with 14 members, eight leaders and four guests present. Ethan Seyer, president, presided over the meeting. Michaela Oehl and Chelsea Seyer led the songs and Kyle Rohde led the pledges...
Attorney: Couple should not be charged in death of 7-month-old girl left in car (08/26/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The parents of a 7-month-old girl who died in a sweltering car should not be charged with a crime, their attorney said. "We all agree there's no intent," attorney Art Margulis said Friday. "That's obvious. It was just a tragic set of circumstances brought about by miscommunication."...
Cab driver helps police capture man suspected of robbing Missouri bank (08/26/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Cab driver John Stevens had a bad feeling about a fare he picked up on Friday. His instincts turned out to be right, and helped in the capture of a suspected bank robber. Stevens picked up Joseph W. Jean-Louis at the Flag Ship Motel on Friday. Jean-Louis said he wanted to go to Camdenton, an 80-mile trip that would cost about $150...
Ill. law calls for in-car breath tests for first DUI offense (08/26/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A new Illinois law requires first-time drunken-driving offenders to install breath test devices in their vehicles and pass the test every time they try to start their engines. If the driver's breath exceeds the alcohol limit, the apparatus ensures the car won't start...
Today's Chicago mob not what it was, but it's still in business (08/26/07)
CHICAGO -- Robberies are "scores," criminal charges "beefs" and getting sent to prison "going away" in the language of witnesses testifying at Chicago's biggest mob trial in years. Jurors have heard testimony about a kiss like the one Michael gave his brother Fredo in "The Godfather." About mob wannabes initiated as full-fledged "made guys" by cutting their fingers and burning holy pictures in their bare hands in secret basement ceremonies. ...
About 73,000 customers without power in northern Illinois (08/26/07)
CHICAGO -- About 73,000 ComEd customers remained without electricity Saturday night in northern Illinois, but rising floodwaters nearly came to a standstill, two days after torrential storms and powerful winds swept through the area. "It was one of the worst storms we've seen in the past 10 years," said ComEd spokeswoman Judy Rader...
Kitchen incubator helps startup food companies (08/26/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Rick Scharper was disgusted with the processed taste of frozen pizza, so he started making his own. First he made them for his family, then for his friends and now he and his wife, Meredith, are making 1,500 a month doing business as Dogtown Pizza...
Choice of Chinese sculptor for Martin Luther King Jr. monument criticized (08/26/07)
WASHINGTON -- The selection of a Chinese sculptor to carve a three-story monument to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall is raising questions about what part of his legacy should be celebrated. King promoted peace and understanding among all people. His primary fight, however, was to win particular opportunities for blacks in the United States by juxtaposing the plight of an oppressed people against a message of freedom and democracy...
Lawmakers disagree on how much to cut U.S. troops in Iraq (08/26/07)
WASHINGTON -- New calls from lawmakers to begin withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq may trouble the White House but are not too out of step with scenarios envisioned by war commanders. The disagreement mainly is about how deeply to cut, not when to begin...
Dems will strip Fla. of convention delegates if election held too early (08/26/07)
WASHINGTON -- Florida Democrats would forfeit their votes in selecting a presidential nominee unless they delay their state election by at least a week, the national party said in a stern action Saturday meant to discourage others from leapfrogging ahead to earlier dates...
Book prompts re-examination of Mother Teresa's legacy (08/26/07)
Mother Teresa's hidden faith struggle, laid bare in a new book that shows she felt alone and separated from God, is forcing a re-examination of one of the world's best known religious figures. The depth of her doubts could be viewed by nonbelievers and skeptics as more evidence of the emptiness of religious belief. ...
Clothing-optional Vermont town drops bid to ban nudity, promotes tolerance (08/26/07)
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Vermont's clothing-optional town is stripping off its temporary ban on public nudity. A month after passing the temporary ban, the Brattleboro Selectboard voted 3-2 on Tuesday to reject a proposed ordinance that would have made it permanent. When the emergency temporary ordinance expires next month, public nudity will no longer be illegal...
Calif. family grieves second son killed in Iraq; third brother was in same unit (08/26/07)
CLOVIS, Calif. -- Early in the Iraq war, Jeff and Peggy Hubbard faced the news that every parent with a child at war dreads, the death of their son Jared, a Marine killed alongside his best friend. Two years, nine months and 18 days later, they faced another grim-faced officer. This time, it was their youngest, Army Cpl. Nathan Hubbard, 21, dead in a helicopter crash in Iraq...
Conn. club members face felony charges (08/26/07)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Two people who sprinkled flour in a parking lot to mark a trail for their offbeat running club inadvertently caused a bioterrorism scare and now face a felony charge. The sprinkled powder forced hundreds to evacuate an IKEA furniture store Thursday...
Faith binds Utah mining community as search for 6 nears end (08/26/07)
HUNTINGTON, Utah -- People here believe in miracles. Small ones, where a kind word or a soft touch can make all the difference. Big ones, too -- like finding six men in a collapsed mountain mine nearly three weeks after they were trapped. As a drill chewed through rock and coal Saturday, inching along in a final effort to reach the miners, their friends and families clung to what they called an unyielding faith that will carry them through, whatever the outcome...
Judge orders trials in 42 sex abuse cases in San Diego diocese (08/26/07)
SAN DIEGO -- When the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego filed for bankruptcy in February, abruptly halting multiple sex-abuse lawsuits on the eve of trial, Michael Bang thought his chance for a day in court was gone. On Friday, a federal bankruptcy judge revived hope for Bang, ruling that 42 cases be sent back to state courts for immediate jury trials...
Former astronaut Lisa Nowak apologizes to love-triangle rival (08/26/07)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Lisa Nowak wants the woman she allegedly attacked in a romantic astronaut rivalry to know she's sorry. She also wants to be freed of an ankle bracelet that electronically monitors her movement, and for the media to leave her alone...
FAA testing navigation system that may reduce delays (08/26/07)
PHILADELPHIA -- Federal officials showcased an experimental air traffic control system that would let pilots see other nearby planes and help prevent gridlock in the skies. The Federal Aviation Administration hopes the satellite-based navigation system will replace the current land-based system in the coming decades...
Ohio storms prompt tornado warnings (08/26/07)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Storms slammed rain-soaked Ohio on Saturday and hundreds of thousands of people in the Midwest were without power after their homes were battered by lashing winds and flooding rains. Tornado warnings were issued Saturday afternoon for parts of central and southeast Ohio. Downed trees and power lines were reported in the southern part of the state, said National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Hatzos...
Infiniti challenging BMW with G37 Coupe (08/26/07)
Who would have guessed that the sleek and handsome Infiniti G coupe could become even more sexy-looking for 2008? Now called the G37 Coupe to denote a larger displacement and more powerful V-6, the G is a bit larger and thus roomier inside than its predecessor, and oh-so-carefully refined in its styling. There are new features, too, including unique white- and violet-colored gauges and aluminum interior trim that evokes the delicate pattern of washi Japanese paper...
2 passengers killed in hot air balloon fire near Vancouver (08/26/07)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A hot air balloon burst into flames over western Canada, burning two passengers to death while their families looked on, police said Saturday. Other passengers leaped to the ground, some with their clothes in flames, witnesses said...
Fires rage across Greece for second night; at least 49 people killed (08/26/07)
ZAHARO, Greece -- Fires pushed by gale-force winds tore through more parched forests, swallowed villages and scorched the edges of Athens on Saturday, with ashes raining onto the Acropolis. At least 49 people died, and the government declared a nationwide state of emergency...
Twin bombings kill 37 people in crowded public areas in India (08/26/07)
HYDERABAD, India -- A pair of bombings tore through crowded public areas in the southern city of Hyderabad on Saturday night, killing at least 37 people and wounding about 50 people, officials said. Security forces were put on alert across the city, which has long been plagued by Hindu-Muslim tension and occasional violence between the two communities...
Suicide bomber attacks convoy in Afghanistan (08/26/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide car bomber attacked a convoy near the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, injuring two foreigners and four Afghans, officials said. Eight police officers died in a separate ambush by suspected Taliban insurgents. The attacker rammed his vehicle into a convoy of two four-wheel drive Landcruisers on a main road leading out of Kabul, said Ali Shah Paktaiwal, chief of criminal investigations in the city. At least one of the vehicles was badly damaged, witnesses said...
Vehicles banned in Baghdad for Shiite pilgrimage (08/26/07)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq banned motorcycles, bicycles and horse-drawn carriages from the streets of Baghdad indefinitely Saturday in advance of a major Shiite religious ceremony, the military said. Earlier in the day, state television announced a ban on all vehicles in the Baghdad area. But military spokesman Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Mousawi later issued a clarification, saying cars would be allowed but other forms of transport that could slip into smaller places were banned until further notice...
Sectarian violence in Iraq down from peak but still at double the pace of a year ago (08/26/07)
BAGHDAD -- This year's U.S. troop buildup has succeeded in bringing violence in Baghdad down from peak levels, but the death toll from sectarian attacks around the country is running nearly double the pace from a year ago. Some of the recent bloodshed appears to be the result of militant fighters drifting into parts of northern Iraq, where they have fled after U.S.-led offensives. ...
Internet phone company's outage not expected to trigger defections to traditional lines (08/26/07)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- When the Internet phone company Skype was offline Aug. 16 and 17, Tim Legrand was frustrated and inconvenienced. But he has no plans to switch back to a traditional telephone line. The Birmingham, England, graduate student, who ditched his old phone service a year ago, says Skype's low cost and flexibility outweigh the headaches caused by the outage...
Delta falls to 1-1 on season (08/26/07)
The Delta softball team committed five errors during a 7-1 setback at Poplar Bluff on Saturday. Kendra Burnett and Sara Blattel both had two hits for the Bobcats (1-1). Burnett was the losing pitcher. Poplar Bluff 7, Delta 1 WP -- Maloney. LP -- Kendra Burnett. 3B -- Sara Blattel. Multiple hits -- Delta, Burnett 2-3, Blattel 2-3; Poplar Bluff, Nippe 2-2, Ferguson 2-3. Records -- Delta 1-1...
Redhawks capture first win of season (08/26/07)
MUNCIE, Ind. -- The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team bounced back from a loss to nationally ranked Ohio State by notching its first two wins of the season. After being swept by No. 16 Ohio State in Friday's opening match of the Ball State Active Ankle Challenge, the Redhawks won both of their contests Saturday as the tournament concluded...
Willen decided to return to help Bulldogs repeat as state champs (08/26/07)
Notre Dame midfielder Ryan Willen spent much time during the offseason contemplating a return to the soccer field for his senior year after winning a state championship with the Bulldogs as a junior. "Growing up as a kid, I played with all the seniors from last year," Willen said. "I played with Jack [Wedemeier] and Abe [Dirnberger] and all those guys. And it was just kind of special going out on top."...
Schedule gives Redhawks shot at winning record (08/26/07)
Expectations are low for the 2007 Southeast Missouri State football team -- at least outside the program -- which kicks off coach Tony Samuel's second season Thursday night at Division I-A Cincinnati. But there does appear to be an opportunity for the Redhawks -- picked to finish eighth in the 10-team Ohio Valley Conference -- to claim a rare winning record...
Fan Speak 8/26/07 (08/26/07)
Give me Kelly; Tigers love; I love kids; Other sports
Fan Speak 8/26/07 (08/26/07)
ROB OLSON
Don't neglect Nebraska and the AppleJack Festival (08/26/07)
It's time to head for Nebraska for your next vacation, just in time for a harvest festival celebrating an important crop other than the state's corn or wheat. The 2007 AppleJack Festival -- www.nebraskacity.com/new/applejack.html -- is coming up on Sept. ...
Dancing the night away (08/26/07)
Beat thumping, feet gliding, bodies locked in the frame. Ballroom dancing has swept back into mainstream as exercise, social activity, even television programming. There are hundreds of ballroom dance societies and St. Louis is home to the Casa Loma Ballroom, one of the original big band ballroom venues of the 1930s and '40s. Southeast Missouri State University and area fitness centers offer ballroom dance classes that fill up as soon as they open...
Proposed federal sunscreen rules see daylight after long delay (08/26/07)
WASHINGTON -- It may be the summer of 2009 before beachgoers can count on finding sunscreens to protect against the deeper, penetrating rays linked to wrinkles and cancer. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed long-delayed rules covering the ingredients, labeling and testing of sunscreens that boast of protecting against both the sun's ultraviolet B rays, which cause sunburn, and the ultraviolet A rays associated with more serious and longer-term damage...
Dive shop becomes tourist attraction (08/26/07)
HONOLULU -- It started as a simple dive shop in 1958, taking tourists and locals on scuba tours in the Pacific Ocean off Maui. But a year after opening for business, Maui Divers workers found what resembled a black bush in deep waters off the Molokai Channel...
Read about Africa, the Lonely Planet way (08/26/07)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Lonely Planet has reissued its comprehensive "Africa" guidebook in an 11th edition on the 30th anniversary of its original publication. The book runs more than 1,100 pages and covers 49 countries: n Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia in North Africa...
C.C. Miller rides with the big guns; hubby left at the bus stop (08/26/07)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller share the same small house (still), work in the same office (again) and somehow manage to cling to their sanity (barely). Older and wiser (she's wiser, he's just older), the Southeast Missourian sweethearts offer their views on everyday issues, told from two different perspectives....
Norma Thelma LeGrand (08/26/07)
CARLYLE, Ill. -- Norma Thelma LeGrand, 76, of Carlyle died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at the Carlyle Healthcare Center. She was born Dec. 7, 1930, in Oran, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Caroline Schlosser Blattel. She married Alban LeGrand Aug. 8, 1951, in Oran, and he preceded her in death March 12, 2003...
Mary Moll (08/26/07)
Mary Margaret Moll, 85, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of St. Louis, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Chateau Gir­ardeau Health Center in Cape Girar­deau. She was born Aug. 18, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of John Roy and Mrytle Emeline Hartle Mahy. She and Edgar Roland Moll Jr. were married Oct. 19, 1944, in Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 4, 1999...
Births 8/26/07 (08/26/07)
Sparkman; Williams; Scott; Gabriel; Chadd
Patrick-Chapman (08/26/07)
Lynwood Baptist Church was the setting May 26, 2007, for the wedding of Magin Lea Patrick and Jeffrey Reed Chapman. The Rev. Mike Parry performed the ceremony. Soloist was Eric Yount of Columbia, Mo., and guitar and vocal soloists were Elliott Swoboda and Jeffrey Chapman of Cape Girardeau...
Reiminger-Dennis (08/26/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Laura Nicole Reiminger and Matthew James Dennis were united in marriage June 2, 2007, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Revs. Oliver Clavin and Ralph Duffner performed the ceremony. Trumpet soloist was Craig Arnzen of Scott City...
Dirnberger-Horman (08/26/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. – Andrea Jane Dirnberger and Zachary Michael Horman were married May 26, 2007, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph Duffner performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Vandeven and vocalist was Loraine Reischman, both of Chaffee...
Dewrock-Driskell (08/26/07)
Danielle Ann Driskell and Isaac Larry Driskell Jr. were married July 23, 2007, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, by Sheldon L. Anderson. The bride is the daughter of Danny and Ann Dewrock of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Isaac Larry Driskell Sr. and Ruth Driskell of Cape Girardeau...
Lang-Hindman (08/26/07)
Trina Nicole Lang and Jake William Hindman exchanged wedding vows July 14, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Randy Tochtrop of New Madrid, Mo. Organist was Geri Beussink and soloist was Jane Oehl, both of Jackson...
Roy-Buchheit (08/26/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Teresa Marie Roy and Tyler James Buchheit were married Feb. 17, 2007, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairie du Rocher, Ill. The Rev. Albert Kreher performed the ceremony. Organist was Janet Seibel, violinist/flutist was Jennine Clerc, and soloist was Becky Popejoy...
Thompson-Hubbard (08/26/07)
Kaci Lynn Thompson and Luke Steven Hubbard were united in marriage April 28, 2007, at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. Drew Sutor and John Rice performed the ceremony. Organist was Gary Miller, trumpeter was Marc Fulgham, and soloists were Robyn Hosp and Cheryl Fortner...
Wilkinson-Boyd (08/26/07)
Jessica Ann Wilkinson and David Matthew Boyd were married May 19, 2007, in an outdoor setting at the Elks Lake in Cape Girardeau. Joe Ed Smith of Buchanan, Tenn., performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Matt Reno of Nashville, Tenn., brother-in-law of the bride...
Komorech-Swoboda (08/26/07)
Rebecca Marie Komorech and Elliott James Swoboda were united in marriage June 16, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Mike Shupert performed the ceremony. Pianist and soloist was Tim DePriest of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Donna Komorech of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Stuart and Kathy Swoboda of Cape Girardeau...
Moore-Bahr (08/26/07)
Michell Ann Moore and Adam Caleb Bahr exchanged vows June 2, 2007, at Dennis Scivally Park in Cape Girardeau. Zack Strong performed the ceremony. Music was by Trio Girardeaux of Cape Girardeau, and soloist was Tracy Johnson of Quincy, Ill. Parents of the couple are Joe and Sherry Moore of Cape Girardeau, and Joe and Brenda Bahr of Perryville, Mo...
Hinkebein-Aufdenberg (08/26/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles and Glenda Hinkebein of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Hinkebein, to Brian Robert Aufdenberg. He is the son of Robert and Shirley Aufdenberg of Jackson. Hinkebein is a 2003 graduate of Delta High School. She is an account executive with the Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau...
Schulte-Clifton (08/26/07)
Tom and Pam Schulte of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Janna Kathleen Schulte, to Travis James Clifton. He is the son of Richard and Donell Clifton of Perryville, Mo. Schulte is a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, and is pursuing a degree in communication disorders at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at the Buckle in Cape Girardeau...
Schwendemann-Kavaliauskas (08/26/07)
Ann Schwendemann of Portageville, Mo., announces the engagement of her daughter, Laura Estelle Schwendemann, to Robert Joseph Kavaliauskas of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Robert Vincent Kavaliauskas of Cooper City, Fla., and Violeta Kavaliauskas of New Fairfield, Conn. Schwendemann is also the daughter of the late Robert Schwendemann...
Welker-Medley (08/26/07)
Connie Welker and Larry and Debbie Welker, all of Cape Girardeau, announce the engagement of their daughter, Teresa Rene Welker, to James Paul Medley, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Terry and Nancy Medley of Libertyville, Mo. Welker is a 1996 graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is a medical technologist and night supervisor in the clinical laboratory at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Bollinger-Ludwig (08/26/07)
Ken and Cindy Bollinger of Benton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Leigh Bollinger, to Matthew Ludwig, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Tom and Chris Ludwig of Jackson. Bollinger is a 2000 graduate of Kelly High School, and received a degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is employed by Community Caring Council...
Grimes-Felter (08/26/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Perry and Kim Grimes of Nacogdoches, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Michelle Grimes, to Douglas Gerard Felter of Bettendorf, Iowa. He is the son of Zeno and Jolene Felter of Benton. Grimes received a bachelor of science degree in animal science from Texas Tech University in 2005, and is pursuing a master of science degree in meat science at the University of Nebraska...
Smart - 50 years (08/26/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Smart of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 18, 2007, at West End Church of Christ. The party was hosted by their sons and families. Smart and Patsy Ann Thompson were married Aug. 18, 1957, at Campbell, Mo...
Buchheit - 50 years (08/26/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Buchheit of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 5, 2007. They and their family attended a Mass in their honor at St. Vincent de Paul Church, celebrated by the Rev. Dave Hulshof. A reception and dinner followed at Drury Lodge, hosted by their children...
Retherford - 50 years (08/26/07)
Mr. and Mrs. David Ray Retherford Sr. of Oak Ridge observed their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house and dinner Aug. 11, 2007, at their home. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. Retherford and Marilyn Rose Bahr were married Sept. 21, 1957, at Church of Genevieve in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., by the Rev. Unterreiner. Their attendants were Elaine and Delores Bahr, Charles Retherford and Kenny Davis...
Fire report 8/26/07 (08/26/07)
n At 7:06 p.m., an illegal burn in the unit block of North Benton Street. n At 7:23 p.m., a car fire at 3100 William St. n At 11:58 p.m., emergency medical service at 1600 Lexington Ave. n At 12:12 a.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of South West End Boulevard...
Police report 8/26/07 (08/26/07)
Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 8/26/07 (08/26/07)
Longtime Cape Girardeau businessman R.D. Harrison has donated $3,500 to restore the historic Civil War memorial fountain in Common Pleas Courthouse Park; the repair work will be done by Cape Girardeau firefighters. Southeast Missouri State University President Bill W. Stacy receives a unanimous vote of approval from the school's board of regents, which extends his contract as president for another five years...
Another Vietnam? (08/26/07)
By MAX BOOT From The Wall Street Journal Ever since the mid-1970s, critics of American military involvement have warned that any decision to deploy armed forces abroad -- in Lebanon and El Salvador in the 1980s, in Kuwait, Somalia, and Kosovo in the 1990s, and more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan -- would result in "another Vietnam." Conversely, supporters of those interventions have adamantly resisted any Vietnam comparisons...
River Campus: Dream to reality (08/26/07)
It will take some time to get used to calling the River Campus the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, the official name for Southeast Missouri State University's new jewel overlooking the Mississippi River on the southern edge of downtown Cape Girardeau. For several years the project to turn the former seminary campus into an arts campus has been called simply the River Campus, a durable label that will likely serve the location for a long time...
Organic-foods article misleading (08/26/07)
To the editor:Recently, one of the Southeast Missourian's publications had an article about organic foods that was full of misleading information concerning organics, and information from sources was not accurately reported. This does a disservice to not only local organic farmers, but to consumers...
Performance was inappropriate (08/26/07)
To the editor:Cape Girardeau is fortunate to have Tunes at Twilight in Courthouse Park in downtown Cape Girardeau. This has been a positive for folks who enjoy music under the stars. The folks who sponsor this venture, the Coad family of auto dealerships and Capaha Bank, are to be commended as well as Shivelbine's Music Store for providing sound and technical assistance...
Public funding for campaigns (08/26/07)
To the editor:The Nathan Cooper campaign-money disposal frolic again demonstrates the ludicrous tragedy of our system of financing political campaigns. It is too bad that our citizens cannot understand that the only solution is public-supported campaign financing. Only then can we put the moneyed special-interest lobbyists on the sidelines so that elected officials can deal with their constituencies...
Speak Out 8/26/07 (08/26/07)
Right on Iraq; Costly ethanol; Green hunting; Pandora's box
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