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Area Dems ready to choose nominee (09/02/07)
Cape Girardeau Democrats will choose a nominee Thursday for the Feb. 5 special legislative election from among three candidates, county chairwoman Brenda Woemmel said Saturday. The line-up of contenders includes two past candidates for the post and one political newcomer. The party's nominating committee for the 158th District Missouri House seat will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the basement conference room at Commerce Bank, 160 S. Broadview St...
Second WWII Honor Tour leaves Thursday (09/02/07)
The last time John Dragoni visited Washington, D.C., more than 20 years ago, he was working for a machinery manufacturer. Now, he's going back to the nation's capitol for a personal matter. "I want to see the World War II memorial. I only have one eye. I can't drive myself and can't get anyone to go with me," the Cape Girardeau man said...
Sneaking through the alley (09/02/07)
Cape Girardeau has 13 miles of roads few people ever travel. Some of the purposes alleys were built for no longer exist -- deliveries of ice and coal, for instance. Narrow, mostly graveled and invariably poorly lighted, they get no respect in the era of four-lane highways and smooth hiking and biking trails...
City council to vote on annexing property (09/02/07)
If no one objects, the city of Cape Girardeau could expand by 135 acres this month. The city council will vote Tuesday night to annex Earl and Ruth Norman's property between Benton Hill Trace and Kensington Lane, east of Bloomfield Road. Earl Norman said he was impressed enough with city services to want to pay taxes for them...
Area workers recognized for a job well done (09/02/07)
Tomorrow, most of us will celebrate Labor Day by taking the day off. Some will still be working, busing tables, counting back change, delivering goods or putting together Tuesday's newspaper. Regardless of what you're doing on Labor Day, the Southeast Missourian would like to recognize some of the area's behind-the-scenes workers who do their jobs well. Readers and a few of the area's larger employers were invited to nominate some of their most notable workers. We share a few of the nominations:
Briefs (09/02/07)
City offices to be closed Monday for Labor Day City of Cape Girardeau offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. City offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday. Due to the holiday, the Public Works Department has shifted solid waste and recycling pickup schedules: Monday residential solid waste and recycling routes will be picked up on Tuesday. ...
K.C. station loses professional accreditation (09/02/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Financial problems have cost Union Station its professional accreditation, which could hurt the station's efforts to attract future exhibits. In a letter dated Thursday, the American Association of Museums said the station had made progress in many areas, but had used up most of its endowment and had no solid financial foundation...
Woman who lied in rape case now in jail for 4 years (09/02/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A woman whose lie about being raped kept an innocent man behind bars for almost two years is now in jail herself. Armand Villasana, 54, was jailed for rape from 1998 until 2000, when his conviction was overturned based on DNA evidence. His accuser, Judith Lummis, admitted Aug. 7 that she made up the rape to cover up an extramarital affair...
Obama, Edwards to skip states that violate party's primary calendar (09/02/07)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats Barack Obama and John Edwards on Saturday joined three other Democrats in vowing to skip states that break party rules by holding early primaries, a move that leaves front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton alone in planning to compete in Florida and Michigan...
New Oakland, Calif., cathedral sets high marks in cost, design (09/02/07)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A maze of wooden planks and glass panes is gradually taking shape among the austere office buildings of downtown Oakland, a structure alternately described as a bee hive, an inverted basket or a nuclear reactor. Only an inconspicuous sign on a fence offers a clue that it will soon be one of the nation's most ambitious -- and expensive -- religious sites...
Sen. Larry Craig resigns in storm over sex sting (09/02/07)
BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Sen. Larry Craig resigned Saturday over a men's room sex sting, bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans worried about a scandal dimming their election prospects. "I apologize for what I have caused. I am deeply sorry," Craig said, his wife Suzanne at his side...
Automotive makeover (09/02/07)
On sale for only two model years, Subaru's first seven-passenger sport utility vehicle, the B9 Tribeca, is already getting a makeover. For 2008, the Tribeca loses its less-than-attractive, snouty face, adds more power to its six-cylinder engine and updates its rear suspension and automatic transmission for better ride and performance...
Iraqi civilian deaths rise in August (09/02/07)
BAGHDAD -- Civilian deaths rose in August to their second-highest monthly level this year, according to figures compiled Saturday by The Associated Press. That raises questions about whether U.S. strategy is working days before Congress receives landmark reports that will decide the course of the war...
Pakistani power-sharing talks stalled (09/02/07)
LONDON -- Power-sharing talks between former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto and President Gen. Pervez Musharraf were deadlocked Saturday, setting back efforts to end military rule as pressure grows to restore democracy. In London, Bhutto said the talks were at a "standstill" because members of the ruling party objected to working with her Pakistan People's Party, the country's main opposition party which she has led from exile...
Venezuelan bill seeks to crack down on unusual names (09/02/07)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelans have a penchant for creative naming, with some parents giving their children unusual names like Hersony, Nohemar -- or even Superman. But such odd names might be turned down by the civil registry if Venezuela approves a bill barring parents from giving their children "names that expose them to ridicule, are extravagant or difficult to pronounce," or that raise doubts about whether a child is a girl or a boy...
Afghan, U.S.-led troops kill70 Taliban fighters in clashes (09/02/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S.-led coalition and Afghan security forces killed about 70 suspected militants in Afghanistan, where violence is running at its highest level since the ouster of the Taliban regime six years ago, authorities said Saturday. The surge in militant attacks comes despite the presence of more than 50,000 foreign troops and 110,000 Afghan police and military officers, as well as a multimillion dollar reconstruction effort to rebuild the shattered nation...
Venezuela frees Colombians convicted in alleged 2004 plot (09/02/07)
SAN ANTONIO, Venezuela -- More than two dozen Colombian prisoners arrested three years ago in an alleged plot against President Hugo Chavez were freed Saturday in a goodwill gesture he hopes will help facilitate a prisoner exchange in Colombia. The 27 Colombians who boarded a bus to return home after being pardoned by Chavez were among more than 100 men arrested three years ago on accusations of plotting to stage a rebellion and assassinate the Venezuelan leader...
Pair of storms hit Mexico, Caribbean (09/02/07)
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Hurricane Felix gathered strength Saturday and pounded Grenada with heavy rains and winds, snapping small boats loose from their moorings and toppling utility poles on its route toward the Caribbean island of Aruba. The storm was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane Saturday evening, with sustained maximum winds near 75 mph. ...
Swiss criminal deportation campaign draws criticism (09/02/07)
GENEVA -- The campaign poster was blatant in its xenophobic symbolism: Three white sheep kicking out a black sheep over a caption that read "create security." The message was not from a fringe force in Switzerland's political scene, but from its largest party. ...
Jackson upended Notre Dame 1-0 for SoccerFest title (09/02/07)
Unlike most teams that wait until a playoff victory to pour the Gatorade cooler over the coach, Jackson did it just a week into its season after knocking off last year's Class 2 state champ, Notre Dame. The Indians pulled off a 1-0 upset of the Bulldogs on Saturday night to win the 2007 Notre Dame Soccerfest tournament...
Earning a little respect (09/02/07)
Unlike most teams that wait until a playoff victory to pour the Gatorade cooler over the coach, Jackson did it just a week into its season after knocking off last year's Class 2 state champ, Notre Dame. The Indians pulled off a 1-0 upset of the Bulldogs on Saturday night to win the 2007 Notre Dame Soccerfest tournament...
Reinagel pitches Notre Dame to crown in SoftballFest tournament (09/02/07)
When Lauren Reinagel pitched for the Notre Dame junior varsity team last fall as a freshman she said she had about four other teammates sharing time with her on the mound. But now a sophmore, Reinagel is the varsity's ace and she has been called upon to pitch five of her team's first six games. Two of those games came Saturday, including a 9-0 victory over Kelly to help her host team win the Notre Dame Softballfest tournament...
St. Vincent tops Cubs for tourney title (09/02/07)
St. Vincent defeated Bell City in three Saturday afternoon to win its second straight championship in the Notre Dame VolleyballFest. The Indians won a battle between a Class 2 district champion and a Class 1 final four team from a year ago. In other tournament games, Perryville beat Central in the third-place match in two sets...
Jackson, Notre Dame take home division victories at Jackson meet (09/02/07)
Notre Dame's seniors and Jackson's juniors came out as the only local teams to win their divisions at the Jackson Invitational on Saturday. The annual opener for many cross country teams in the area covers a 2.5-mile course instead of the usual 3.1 miles and has teams divided by grade in school instead of the top seven runners...
No longer unbeaten, Jackson places fifth at Cor Jesu (09/02/07)
The Jackson softball team did not leave St. Louis with their undefeated record intact. But the Indians did leave with a lot of confidence after a 1-0 victory over Cor Jesu on Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Cor Jesu Haberstroh Tournament at Kirkwood Athletic Association...
Redhawks drop two matches in North Florida tournament (09/02/07)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team lost Weber State 3-0 and Texas-San Antonio 3-1 on Saturday in the North Florida Labor Day Classic, according to the university's Web site. Brenna Schlader had nine kills against Weber State, while Alyssa Allison Aston turned in career highs in kills and digs with four apiece. In the second match, freshman Kendra Rowland's had 22 kills and 19 digs...
Molina, Ankiel lead Cards past Cincinnati (09/02/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Rick Ankiel had another big day, raising his average to .354. No one would believe he used to be a pitcher. Ankiel drove in three runs a day after hitting his first career grand slam, and Yadier Molina had three RBIs and homered for the second straight game in the St. Louis Cardinals' 11-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night...
Encarnacion's year over after foul ball (09/02/07)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Juan Encarnacion will miss the remainder of the season and his career is in jeopardy after sustaining multiple fractures of his left eye socket when struck by a foul ball Friday night. It was the latest blow in a star-crossed season for the defending World Series champions, who somehow were 21/2 games out of first place in the National League Central entering Saturday night's game...
Ankiel thrives in new life as power-hitting outfielder (09/02/07)
ST. LOUIS -- As a pitcher, Rick Ankiel crumbled under pressure. Reborn as a power-hitting outfielder, he appears to thrive on it. Ankiel's first career grand slam, the go-ahead blow in the St. Louis Cardinals' 8-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, was the latest chapter in this wildly improbable, feel-good comeback story...
Children's fussiness over eating new foods may be inherited (09/02/07)
LONDON -- Having trouble persuading your child to eat broccoli or spinach? You may have only yourself to blame. According to a study of twins, neophobia -- or the fear of new foods -- is mostly in the genes. "Children could actually blame their mothers for this," said Jane Wardle, director of the Health Behavior Unit at University College London, one of the authors of the study in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition...
Creative adornment (09/02/07)
Area artists show their one-of-a-kind wearable art at Garden Gallery By Chris Harris Southeast Missourian Artists do more than put art on a canvas; they put art on fingers, wrists and earlobes. A few crafty Cape Girardeans are fashioning the latest in fashion: authentic, one-of-a-kind jewelry...
One-way cruises offered during fall repositioning season (09/02/07)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- More than 50 cruise ships are offering one-way repositioning voyages this fall, according to the Cruise Lines International Association. Repositioning cruises are offered as companies move their fleets from summer seasons in Europe, Alaska and Canada to winter seasons in the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and elsewhere. Most of the trips end in U.S. or Caribbean ports...
Cold feet and compromise (09/02/07)
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....
With two balding tires, it's best to buy a new set (09/02/07)
Dear Tom and Ray: Hey, guys! I need your help doing the unthinkable: proving my father wrong. I drive a 2003 Chevy Tahoe. I live in Atlanta and go to Georgia Tech, so most of my driving is city driving. With the constant stop and go, bumpy pavement and having to drive around people who are in the "big city" for the first time, my tires have worn out. ...
The cult of Diana (09/02/07)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Britain's version of Elvis week reached its crescendo Friday with a memorial service marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The woman famously described by Diana as the "third person" in her marriage didn't attend. Discretion and the queen convinced Camilla that her presence would distract from the occasion...
Washington's hall of mirrors (09/02/07)
The bitter but unmistakable truth about Iraq is this: From the vaunted "Petraeus Report" onward, U.S. policy will have one overriding purpose, deflecting blame for the ongoing catastrophe everywhere but where it belongs -- on President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Bush remains incapable of accepting responsibility, Cheney of admitting error. All the rest is misdirection. Anybody who imagines differently hasn't been paying attention...
Return of the Eagles (09/02/07)
The dog days of August have drawn to a close. This is the calm before the gathering political storm. On Sept. 15, the far-left group ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) will descend on the nation's capital to demand what they've been demanding for the last six years in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks: immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, immediate closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and immediate release of every last suspected al-Qaida operative in American custody, immediate impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney and immediate capitulation to our enemies at home and abroad.. ...
Too often, age is sole factor in when to start school (09/02/07)
Dear Dr. Dobson: If age is such a poor factor to use in determining the start of the first grade, why is it applied so universally in our country? Dear Reader: Because it is so convenient. Parents can plan for the definite beginning of school when their child turns 6. ...
Foreclosure and distress property bargains always occur (09/02/07)
Are there any foreclosures or distress properties in your town or neighborhood? If you answered "no," you probably aren't paying close attention to the local real estate market. Good times or bad, these situations always occur. Even during the peak years of 2004 and 2005 for home sales, there were still mortgage lender foreclosures and distress property sales. ...
How to spot an unnecessary mortgage fee (09/02/07)
Dear Bob: I've read your articles for years and find them incredibly helpful. But I'm wondering about mortgage refinance junk fees. I know we consumers have the right to avoid these fees, but my experience has been these lender fees usually come at the end of the refinance process after the mortgage is finally approved. How should borrowers distinguish between "real" fees and unnecessary junk fees? Will we ever find a mortgage without junk fees?...
Agatha Parker (09/02/07)
THEBES, Ill. -- Agatha "Dean" Parker, 72, of Thebes, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at her home. She was born July 15, 1935, at East Prairie, Mo., daughter of James Ruben and Alice Rose Evans Parker. Parker was a member of the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau...
Felma Honey (09/02/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Felma Honey, 89, of Anna, Ill., died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at her home. She was born March 30, 1918, at Neelyville, Mo., daughter of Charles Estel and Elvie Jane Carter Bodine. She and LeRoy Q. Honey were married July 3, 1941, at Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 18, 1963...
Juanita Brown (09/02/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Juanita Brown, 80, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 2, 1927, in Bessville, Mo., daughter of P.F. and Della Caroline Robins Rhodes. She and Wilford Brown were married Sept. 24, 1949 at Lutesville, Mo. He preceded her in death May 17, 2007...
Barry Barnes (09/02/07)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Barry James Barnes, 44, of Dudley, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Feb. 1, 1963, at Dexter, son of James H. "Jim" and Mary Ellen Williams Barnes. Barnes had lived in the Dudley area all his life. He worked as a farm hand until his health forced his retirement...
George Kirkpatrick (09/02/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- George Lee Kirkpatrick, 68, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at his home. He was born Jan. 29, 1939, near Marble Hill, son of Marvin J. and Annie K. Long Kirkpatrick. He and Margie P. Cook were married Aug. 25, 1956. She died Feb. 11, 2001...
Rose Mary Crump (09/02/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Rose Mary Crump, 74, of Maryland Heights, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at home. She was born Dec. 11, 1932, at University City, Mo., daughter of Francis Bernard and Mary Ethel Montgomery Hanlon. She and Arthur L. Crump were married May 29, 1954. He died April 1, 1994...
Richard Swaim (09/02/07)
Richard H. Swaim, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Sept. 27, 1918, in Memphis, Tenn., son of George H. and Anne Dickson Swaim. He and Mildred Smith were married April 6, 1941. She survives...
Uelsmann-Yount (09/02/07)
Ruthie Darlene Uelsmann and Blake Lyn Yount exchanged vows May 19, 2007, at the Glenn House in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Stella Turner performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Lynn and Linda Tipton and Lynn and Linda Yount, all of Jackson. The bride was presented in marriage by her son, Landon Uelsmann...
Dillingham-Fornkohl (09/02/07)
Ralina Dillingham and Bradley Fornkohl were united in marriage Aug. 18, 2007, at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. Patrick Nwokoye performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Stan and Joyce Dillingham and Robin and Debra Fornkohl, all of Cape Girardeau...
McClard-Smith (09/02/07)
Rebekah Suzanne McClard and Jason Byron Smith were united in marriage Aug. 11, 2007, at the home of Carol McClard of Jackson, grandmother of the bride. Tim McClard performed the ceremony. Dan and Tracy McClard of Jackson are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Kathy Smith of Chaffee, Mo...
Hinkebein-Huckstep (09/02/07)
Blair Suzanne Hinkebein and Zachary Hargis Huckstep were married May 12, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. Monsignor Ed Eftink performed the ceremony. Pianist was Danny Seiler of Leopold, Mo., and soloist was Amelia Farrow of Cape Girardeau...
McCormick-Aufdenberg (09/02/07)
Amanda Sue McCormick and Luke Denton Aufdenberg were married Feb. 17, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Monsignor Ed Eftink and the Rev. Deacon William Hennecke performed the ceremony. Organist was Geri Beussink and vocalists were Ron and Christa Hitt, all of Jackson...
Newcomb-Doyle (09/02/07)
Amber Lynn Newcomb and Derek Thomas Doyle were married July 28, 2007, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Moon performed the ceremony. Reader was Jennifer Engelhardt of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Debbie Newcomb of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Tom and Karen Doyle of Cape Girardeau...
Koeper-Sostillio (09/02/07)
Paul and Ellen Koeper of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ann Koeper, to Jesse Lee Sostillio. He is the son of James and Julie Sostillio of Warner Robins, Ga. Koeper is completing her final semester at Southeast Missouri State University, where she expects to receive a degree in general studies. She is employed at My Daddy's Cheesecake...
Giesler-Dirnberger (09/02/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Herbert and Rita Giesler of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Ann Giesler, to Daniel Keith Dirnberger. He is the son of Lenard and Camilla Dirnberger of Oran. Giesler is a 1998 graduate of Ste. Genevieve High School. ...
Daniels-George (09/02/07)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Ricky Daniels of Bardwell, Ky., and Ronald Kelly of Olmsted, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Renee Daniels, to Jerrod Russell George. He is the son of Randy and Carol George of Grand Chain, Ill., and Nettie and Mac Trexler of Villa Ridge. Daniels is also the daughter of the late Debbie Daniels...
Jackson-Verkamp (09/02/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Bill and Debbie Sneed of Little Rock, Ark., and Dave and Danielle Verkamp of St. James, Mo., announce the engagement of their children, Jamie Jackson and Jeff Verkamp. Mrs. Sneed is formerly of Benton. Jackson is a 2001 graduate of John F. Hodge High School in St. James, and received a degree in marketing and advertising from Missouri State University in 2004. She is an executive area manager with Arbonne International in Kansas City, Mo...
Katz-Ruppel (09/02/07)
Leonard and Suzanne Katz of Gautier, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Michelle Katz, to Ronald Edward Ruppel II. He is the son of Ronald and Judy Ruppel of Oak Ridge. Katz expects to receive a degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University this fall. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Weaver-Birk (09/02/07)
Cynthia Rigdon and Kim and Lisa Weaver of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Weaver, to Derek Birk. He is the son of Brad and Saundra Birk of Jackson. Weaver received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is a temporary accountant at the university...
Long-Foster (09/02/07)
Darrell and Debbie Long of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ashley Long, to John Reed Foster. He is the son of Henry and Mary Beth Foster of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Long received a master's degree in counseling from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a guidance counselor at Central High School...
Strong-Long (09/02/07)
PATTON, Mo. -- Dale and Karla Warren of Patton and Matt and Anna Strong of Marble Hill, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Renee Strong, to Kyle Edward Long. He is the son of the late Rev. Eddie Long and Jackie Long. Strong is a 2004 graduate of Meadow Heights High School in Patton, and 2006 graduate of Metro Business College in Cape Girardeau...
Mayberry-Davis (09/02/07)
PATTON, Mo. -- Brandy Mayberry and Richard Davis announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Lisa Clark of St. Louis and Rick and Amy Mayberry of Patton. Davis is the son of Richard and Pam Davis of Patton. Mayberry is a 2007 graduate of Meadow Heights High School. She plans to attend Metro Business College in September, pursuing an associate of applied science degree in medical technology...
Pape-Welter (09/02/07)
Larry and Cindy Pape of Marthasville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lea Loraine Pape, to Daniel Joseph Welter, both of Florissant, Mo. He is the son of Richard and Teresa Welter of Jackson. Pape is a graduate of Advanced Delta Careers. She is a dental receptionist/assistant for Dr. John E. Gentles...
Shaw-Williams (09/02/07)
Janet Bradshaw of Warrenton, Mo., and Don Shaw of Lakeport, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Shaw, to Shawn Williams. He is the son of Cornelia Williams and Hubert Rutherford of Cape Girardeau. Shaw is a 1997 graduate of Central High School, and received a degree in computer aided drafting from ITT Technical Institute. She is employed at SAF-Holland...
Kelley-Underwood (09/02/07)
Timothy and Sandra Kelley of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Katlyn Shay Kelley, to Tyler Scott Underwood. He is the son of Scott Schetter and Charleen Underwood of Cape Girardeau. He was raised by his grandparents, Don and Elsie Caldwell of Dutchtown...
Glastetter - 50 years (09/02/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Glastetter of Oran celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and dinner Aug. 4, 2007, at Oran Knights of Columbus Hall. This was followed by a Mass at Guardian Angel Catholic Church where they repeated their wedding vows...
Lage - 40 years (09/02/07)
Wally and Dori Lage (front row center) of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with their family at the Villages near Orlando, Fla. The Lages were married Aug. 5, 1967.
Fire report 9/2/07 (09/02/07)
n At 5:10 p.m., emergency medical service at the intersection of Bellevue and North Sprigg streets. n At 7 p.m., a motor vehicle accident cleanup at the intersection of South Silver Springs and Bloomfield roads. n At 7:34 p.m., emergency medical service at the intersection of South Kingshighway and Southern Expressway...
Police report 9/2/07 (09/02/07)
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Out of the past 9/2/07 (09/02/07)
The campaigns of two Missouri congressional candidates will get a boost next month when Vice President George Bush appears in their behalf; Bush is scheduled to be here Sept. 30 to endorse Rep. Bill Emerson's bid for reelection; Bush will also be at Blue Springs, Mo., Sept. 28 in support of Wendel Bailey, candidate for the 4th District...
A pause from labor (09/02/07)
By Thomas F. Hall This Labor Day as we pause in recognition of a collective job well done, we should also pause to think about our neighbors who are on duty today around the globe as well as those standing ready and on call: our country's 1.1 million National Guard and Reserve service members...
Labor Day (09/02/07)
What do you say about a holiday that celebrates working Americans with three days off from work? Here is one tribute to the nation's workers, adapted from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin's Labor Day editorial last year: While many Americans kick back and enjoy time off over this Labor Day weekend, there are numerous others for whom Labor Day means just another shift at the grill, the ticket booth or behind the wheel of a delivery truck...
Highway safety push made in Illinois (09/02/07)
To the editor:The Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation have announced a new enforcement initiative aimed at increasing safety and reducing fatalities during the Labor Day weekend. The "Stay Alive on the I's" enforcement initiative began Friday when all Illinois interstates were saturated with troopers every 10 miles along interstate corridors. The "Stay Alive on the I's" enforcement initiative concludes Monday with a detail from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m...
Confidence in America is tenuous (09/02/07)
To the editor:Contrary to America's self-image as the greatest democracy, America is a republic. A republic is based on the principle that sovereignty resides in the people who delegate power to their elected representatives to rule in their behalf. ...
Speak Out 9/2/07 (09/02/07)
Not enough to mess with; Bigger impact; Giving to children; Going downhill; Thanks to restaurants; Kids need help too; Never forgotten; Buying grades; Poetic justice; Waste of money
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