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Libertarians select nominee to replace Cooper (09/06/07)
Cape Girardeau's small Libertarian Party contingent this week nominated the first candidate in the race to replace former Rep. Nathan Cooper in the Feb. 5 special election. George Webster, who received 2.7 percent of the vote against Cooper, a Republican, in the 2006 election, will again seek the 158th District Missouri House seat. Webster was nominated Tuesday evening by the Libertarian Party 158th District Legislative Committee...
Cape events to draw thousands (09/06/07)
A big weekend is in store for area leisure buffs. Entertainment opportunities abound this weekend in Cape Girardeau -- events expected to draw thousands will take place starting Friday and continue into next week, including the River City Music Festival, the SEMO District Fair, the monthly First Friday art walk and a folk music showcase at the Red House Interpretive Center...
Business thanking city with Friday fireworks display (09/06/07)
A fireworks display Friday evening will be the capping moment of a grand opening celebration for National Asset Recovery Services Inc., or NARS, the call center that has hired 400 people since opening. The company first settled into temporary quarters at the Drury Southwest building while the former Sears building on William Street was renovated for the company's use. NARS employees take calls from customers of Charter Communications for telephone service as well as other clients...
State law lets felon with gun go free (09/06/07)
Last weekend, police caught a convicted sex offender driving around Cape Girardeau with a loaded gun, an extra magazine of ammunition and a stun gun, and promptly took him into custody. On Monday, they had to let him go. Under Missouri law, the man had done nothing wrong...
Change of venue granted for murder trial (09/06/07)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Stoddard County judge ruled Wednesday that a 14-year-old boy standing trial for first-degree murder will get a change of venue. Circuit Judge Stephen R. Sharp granted a request by Owen Welty's attorney for a change of venue, sending the case to the Missouri Supreme Court for assignment of a new venue and a new judge...
Jackson teen to be tried as adult for car wash shooting (09/06/07)
Jonathon D. McClard of Jackson, the 16-year-old accused of shooting and wounding another teen three times in a love-triangle dispute at the Shawnee Square Car Wash in Jackson, will be tried as an adult for the crime. Circuit Judge Scott Thomsen this morning certified McClard as an adult for allegedly shooting Jeremy D. Voshage, 17, also of Jackson...
Top 15 (09/06/07)
Alexis C. Bogenpohl, a 16-year-old Jackson High School senior, placed in the top 15 out of 100 contestants at the National American Miss Missouri Pageant recently. She is the daughter of Shelly Kaiser and Darin Bogenpohl. Alexis is active in FBLA, Spanish Club, A Honor Roll, High Step and Jackson Marching Chiefs Band. Other activities include reading, church youth group, volunteering at the March of Dimes, cheerleading and participating in local pageants...
Makayla Price chosen as semifinalist for scholarship and recognition event (09/06/07)
The Pre-Teen America Scholarship and Recognition Program has selected Makayla Price as a semifinalist in the event held Sept. 1 to 3 at Capitol Plaza at Jefferson City, Mo. Pre-Teen Missouri is a by-invitation only scholarship and recognition event involving 7- to 12-year-old young women, who, based on school academic records, awards and honors and participation in outside activities, are selected for participation in the program...
Show Me Healthy Women offers free cancer screenings (09/06/07)
The Show Me Healthy Women program offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women in Cape, Scott, Perry Bollinger and outlying counties for women who qualify. To qualify, single women must have a household income of no more than $20,420. ...
River City Rodders bring car show to downtown (09/06/07)
More than 150 cars and trucks, some from as far away as St. Louis and Memphis, Tenn., will be showing off at the River City Rodders Car Club 30th annual car show Sept. 16. The show, also sponsored by Old Town Cape, has changed its venue from Capaha Park to the downtown parking lot across from Hutson's Fine Furniture on South Main Street to take advantage of the development and activity offered downtown...
Community cuisine 9/6/07 (09/06/07)
Guardian Angel to hold all-you-can-eat dinner An all-you-can-eat dinner sponsored by Guardian Angel Home and School Association will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Oran Knights of Columbus Hall on Highway 77 in Oran, Mo. The menu includes fried chicken, kettle beef and gravy, chicken and dumplings and all the trimmings. Children 5 and younger eat free...
Scott City lifts boil water order (09/06/07)
A boil water order in Scott City was lifted Wednesday morning after the city spent the holiday weekend and the beginning of the week providing water on its reserve system. Scott City Public Works director Jack Rasnic said a 12-inch pipe at the city's water treatment plant in the Scott City industrial park broke Saturday, requiring the city to switch from that water supply to its reserve supply. ...
Corvette club hosts sixth annual show Saturday (09/06/07)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Paducah's Four Rivers Corvette Club will host its sixth annual Corvettes on the River car show Saturday in downtown Paducah. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with trophies awarded at 3 p.m. Proceeds go to benefit the St. Nicholas Family Clinic in Paducah. For more information, call (270) 442-3211 or (270) 554-8145...
First Friday Coffee honors Show Me Center (09/06/07)
The monthly First Friday coffee will feature a retrospective on the Show Me Center in honor of its 20th anniversary. Shannon Buford, marketing director at the center, will present a slide show featuring highlights of the center, which has been the home of Southeast Missouri State University basketball since it opened in August 1987. ...
Suspects in bombing hoax appear in court (09/06/07)
The three defendants charged in connection with a bombing hoax designed to rob a Cape Girardeau bank had their second appearance in federal court last week. The government filed motions to detain Keith D. Moon, Darnell W. Moon and Lance L. Lewis on the grounds that they pose flight risks and dangers to the community...
Taking the pledges at SEMO (09/06/07)
As Southeast Missouri State University sororities and fraternities wrap up their recruitment weeks and look forward to signing new members, school officials will try to prevent a repeat of last semester, when three members of Zeta Phi Beta sorority were convicted of third-degree assault and hazing...
Community digest 9/6/07 (09/06/07)
CASA now accepting applications for fall; Riverside Regional Library offers art class
St. Louis firefighter hopefuls failing basic math on entrance test (09/06/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis officials will retest firefighter applicants at a later date after more than two-thirds of them could not answer basic math and reading questions on an entrance exam, the city's personnel chief told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Thursday's edition...
New state law spurs gun sales in St. Louis area (09/06/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Gun shop owners and salespeople in the St. Louis area say business is up at least 20 percent since a new law became effective Aug. 28 eliminating a time-consuming permit process for purchasing handguns. The new law also eliminates a $10 fee...
Mid-Missouri bridge restricted after inspection finds problems (09/06/07)
TUSCUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- State highway officials have barred large trucks from a mid-Missouri bridge over the Osage River after an inspection prompted by the fatal Minnesota bridge collapse revealed a badly deteriorating steel beam. The Missouri 17 bridge near Tuscumbia originally was built in 1932. It's part of the route for the Tour of Missouri bicycle race, which is to start Sept. 11 in Kansas City and is scheduled to pass over the bridge Sept. 14...
St. Louis-area grocery workers approve contract (09/06/07)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- Workers at the three largest grocery store chains in the St. Louis area have approved a new three-year contract. The vote Wednesday among workers from Schnuck Markets Inc., Shop 'n Save and Dierbergs Markets Inc. was 2,289-511 in favor of the contract, avoiding a strike like one in 2003 when workers walked off the job for more than three weeks...
Former Mo. judge gets 60 days in jail for drug charges (09/06/07)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A former municipal judge was sentenced to 60 days in jail Thursday for possession of drug paraphernalia when he crashed his car last year. Charles M. McKeon, who was a judge in the Kansas City suburb of Riverside, was sentenced after pleading guilty in Platte County Circuit Court...
Tornado damages bank roof, trees, in Southwest Missouri (09/06/07)
CLEVER, Mo. (AP) -- A weak tornado damaged a bank roof and some trees Thursday in this small southwest Missouri town, but no injuries were reported. The National Weather Service said the early morning twister was rated an F0, the least destructive possible, with winds between 65 and 85 miles per hour...
Blunt signs bridge legislation (09/06/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation Wednesday that supporters say will allow the state to fix more than 800 bridges within five years. Under the plan, called the Safe and Sound Bridge Program, Missouri will drastically speed the repairs of its bridges by awarding a single 30-year contract to fix and maintain 802 of its worst bridges...
Demolition underway at old Missouri prison (09/06/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt watched with an impressed smile Wednesday as a gigantic mechanical claw ripped into the former administration building at the old Missouri State Penitentiary, clearing the way for a new federal courthouse. Until it closed three years ago, the penitentiary a few blocks east of the Capitol was the oldest continuously operated prison west of the Mississippi River. It opened in 1836...
Ste. Genevieve man waives hearing in molestation case (09/06/07)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- An eastern Missouri man accused of molesting children at a family-run day care center waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday, pushing his case one step closer to trial with an arraignment set in October. William Huck Sr., 60, is accused of molesting eight children at the home-based day-care center operated by his wife in Ste. Genevieve. But police say Huck has confessed to molesting 40 children over the past three decades...
Court asked to overturn man's death sentence a third time (09/06/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A man convicted of a 1994 triple murder at a Columbia convenience store wants the state Supreme Court to overturn his sentence for a third time because of claims he is mentally retarded. Whether the Supreme Court grants his request could depend on whether the judges decide it was Earnest Lee Johnson's burden to prove he was retarded or whether it was the prosecutors' burden to prove he was not...
Region where Steve Fossett disappeared known for strong winds (09/06/07)
MINDEN, Nev. -- Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett vanished somewhere across a landscape of soaring peaks and sagebrush desert notorious for winds so powerful and tricky they can swirl an airplane like a leaf and even shear off a wing. As the search for Fossett dragged into a second day Wednesday with some false leads but no sign of the 63-year-old aviator or his plane, some veteran pilots speculated he may have fallen victim to the treacherous and sometimes deadly Sierra Nevada winds that squeeze through the narrow canyons.. ...
Fred Thompson announces candidacy for president (09/06/07)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Fred Thompson -- veteran actor and former Republican senator -- launched his bid for the presidency Hollywood style. "I'm running for president of the United States," Thompson told Jay Leno in a taped appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show" that aired Wednesday...
B-52 bomber mistakenly loaded with nuclear weapons and flown over U.S. (09/06/07)
WASHINGTON -- A B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear warheads and flown for more than three hours across several states last week, prompting an Air Force investigation and the firing of one commander, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. The incident was so serious that President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert Gates were quickly informed and Gates has asked for daily briefings on the Air Force probe, said Defense Department press secretary Geoff Morrell. ...
Popcorn makers dropping chemical linked to lung ailment (09/06/07)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Four of the nation's biggest microwave popcorn makers are working to remove a flavoring chemical from their products linked to a lung ailment in popcorn plant workers while reassuring consumers about the safety of the snack. Several of the companies discussed their plans Wednesday, a day after a leading lung research hospital warned that consumers also could be in danger from the buttery flavoring diacetyl...
Sen. Craig vows to stay in office if he can withdraw guilty plea (09/06/07)
WASHINGTON -- To the dismay of fellow Republicans, Sen. Larry Craig launched a determined drive to save his seat Wednesday, vowing to stay in office if allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in a men's room sex sting. Craig's campaign suffered an instant setback, however, when the ethics committee refused to set aside a complaint lodged against him. "Pending Sen. Craig's resignation, the committee will continue to review this matter," the committee's senior senators wrote...
Megachurch pioneer D. James Kennedy, 76, dies (09/06/07)
MIAMI -- The Rev. D. James Kennedy, a pioneering Christian broadcaster and megachurch pastor whose fiercely conservative worldview helped fuel the rise of the religious right in American politics, died Wednesday. He was 76. Kennedy died at his home in Fort Lauderdale from complications of a heart attack he suffered Dec. ...
Toll from Felix rises as Henriette nears second Mexican landfall (09/06/07)
PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua -- Doctors threw together a makeshift clinic Wednesday to tend to the injured after powerful Hurricane Felix flooded their hospital and wrecked villages on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Remnants of the storm drenched Central America in rain and the death toll rose to nine, with at least 11 people missing...
China denies charges of directing cyber spying (09/06/07)
BEIJING -- From the German chancellery to the Pentagon, government computer networks have been targeted by cyber spies that media reports say were directed by China's military. China denies backing such attacks, and foreign governments have declined to openly accuse Beijing. Yet, after the spectacular test of a Chinese anti-satellite weapon this year, the reports are shining a new light on China's pursuit of ways to confront a stronger foe with unconventional strategies...
3 arrested in alleged plots against U.S. citizens in Germany (09/06/07)
BERLIN -- Three militants from an Islamic group linked to al-Qaida were planning "imminent" bomb attacks against Americans in Germany when an elite anti-terrorist unit raided their small-town hideout after months of intense surveillance, officials said Wednesday...
Belgium unveils zero-emissions Antarctic polar science station (09/06/07)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The Belgian-based International Polar Foundation unveiled Wednesday what it claimed to be the world's first zero-emissions polar science station in Antarctica to conduct research on climate change. The Princess Elisabeth station will be a totally energy self-sufficient research base that will allow scientists to study the impact of climate change in one of the world's most inhospitable environments without leaving a big polluting mark, scientists said...
Pavarotti in serious condition at Italian hospital (09/06/07)
ROME -- Luciano Pavarotti's health has deteriorated and he's in serious condition, the Italian news agencies ANSA and AGI reported Wednesday. Citing medical sources, ANSA said the 71-year-old tenor, who has pancreatic cancer, was believed to have lost consciousness for brief moments in recent days. The singer has been at home in Modena, under doctors' care...
Rams dump Bulldogs (09/06/07)
Brittany Licare had 21 digs to lead the Scott City volleyball team to a victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday. Jordan McFall had two aces and eight assists as the Rams (2-0) earned the 25-19, 25-22 victory. Brooke Simpson added four aces, 18 digs, nine kills and two kill blocks for Scott City...
Area digest (09/06/07)
Myers shoots hole in one Bill Myers used a 6-iron to score his second career hole in one on the 145-yard hole No. 13 at Dalhousie Golf Club on Sunday. Harriette Myers witnessed the shot. Mungle shoots 133 to win championship flight Mark Mungle shot a 67-66--133 to win the championship flight in the 2007 Senior Club Championship at Kimbeland Country Club...
Mulder surrenders six runs in Cards' 8-2 defeat (09/06/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Mark Mulder's first start in more than a year had the profile of a pitcher reining in his repertoire during spring training. Too bad the St. Louis Cardinals need him to win now. And Mulder was no savior, getting roughed up by Pittsburgh in an 8-2 Pirates victory Wednesday night...
Gibbs team switches to Toyota (09/06/07)
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Joe Gibbs Racing spent 16 seasons jockeying for position in the crowded General Motors camp, where three championships in five seasons wasn't enough to move the organization to the front of the pack. JGR won't have that problem in 2008. The three-car organization will move to Toyotas next season in a switch that will make it the premier team for the Japanese automaker...
Two of league's top quarterbacks ready for shootout (09/06/07)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning grew up in New Orleans, the favorite son in a city where his father, Archie, was considered royalty. Drew Brees grew up in Texas, an overlooked high school recruit who eventually resurrected Purdue's image as Quarterback U...
Players fuss over playoff format (09/06/07)
LEMONT, Ill. -- The third straight week of this FedEx Cup finale is starting to yield more evidence that the PGA Tour Playoffs aren't like the postseason in other sports. Instead of being desperate to keep playing, some golfers can't wait to go home...
Panthers' Smith has extra incentive against Rams' Hill (09/06/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Now, the pressure is really on Tye Hill. It's tough enough that the St. Louis Rams' second-year cornerback has to face a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver in the season opener. Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers also has a chip on his shoulder from comments supposedly made by Hill said after last year's game...
La Russa waits to name starters (09/06/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Struggling Kip Wells' role on the St. Louis Cardinals' pitching staff remained in limbo Wednesday. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa postponed a decision on the makeup of a six-man rotation for the final month of the season. Wells is 6-16, tied for the major league lead in losses, with a 5.75 ERA. He lasted only 3 1/3 innings in an 11-0 loss to the Pirates on Monday and has a 10.80 ERA in his last three appearances...
Venus Williams beats Jankovic to reach semifinals (09/06/07)
NEW YORK -- So expressionless and serious-minded all night, Venus Williams waited to crack a smile until her victory was complete. That's when Williams simply could not help but grin -- as she walked to the net for a handshake, as she waved to the crowd, as she spoke about reaching her first U.S. Open semifinal since 2002...
For high-priced pitchers, it can be a lonely time on the mound (09/06/07)
Barry Zito thinks more deeply about most things than the average major leaguer. At $18 million a year, he also makes more money than most of the guys who play the game for a living. The combination, along with a terrible start with his new team this season, makes Zito uniquely qualified to talk about the pressures of performing for pay...
Cardinals baseball Playoff tickets on sale Sept. 24 (09/06/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals will begin selling playoff tickets Sept. 24, but only to those who qualify through an online drawing, the team said Wednesday. The defending champions, two games out of first place in the NL Central, will sell tickets for potential National League Division Series and Championship Series games on that date. World Series tickets would be sold at a later date...
A clear fog around the subject (09/06/07)
As is the trend with epic quests, the path can be unclear and muddied with possible clues and red herrings. Unfortunately, medicine can be the same way. The advice and information I found about hypertension had as much fog and mystery as the English countryside. As the day went on, though, some of the fog lifted and I better understood the issues of hypertension...
Health calendar 9/6/07 (09/06/07)
Today Asthma: It's Not a Disease, Is It?: From 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Southeast Missouri Hospital's Harrison Room. Discussion about asthma, a chronic lung condition that makes breathing difficult. Asthma has no known cause or cure, but can be managed. To register, call Generations at 651-5825 or go to www.southeastmissourihospital.com...
Changing pages (09/06/07)
Editor's note: The Southeast Missourian has added a new feature to better serve our readers. Inside your paper today you will find the first edition of SE Live, a weekly installment full of arts and entertainment news and calendars to help you plan your weekend. You'll find it every Thursday in the Southeast Missourian starting today...
Blood drives 9/6/07 (09/06/07)
Sunday St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, Mo., from 8 a.m. to noon. Monday Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse in Cape Girardeau, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday Oran High School, Oran, Mo., from 3 to 7 p.m.
Local doctor uses Brain Balloon as education tool (09/06/07)
The average human brain weighs 3.5 pounds and is 80 percent water. The world's largest brain weighs 1,100 pounds and is mostly air. It's also color-coded and will be floating over Cape Girardeau sometime this month. The Brain Balloon, a hot-air balloon shaped like the brain, stands more than 10 stories tall...
Knocking on doors (09/06/07)
Sept. 6, 2007 Dear Julie, I think it was the musical philosopher Carole King who asked, "Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?" Some people do. My great-aunt Lelia grew up in McLeansboro, Ill., current population 3,000, and as far as I know left only for vacations in sandy places...
Tuned in (09/06/07)
Songs getting the most airtime on local radio Week ending Sept. 5 Country -- K103 FM No. 1: Carrie Underwood, "So Small" No. 2: Tim McGraw, "If You're Reading This" No. 3. Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson, "Because of You" No. 4. Kenny Chesney, "Don't Blink" No. 5: Rascal Flatts, "Take Me There"...
Good bets (09/06/07)
LIVE MUSIC Doug Rees and Kimberley Dahme Get a taste of the River City Music Festival a day in advance when Kimberley Dahme joins Doug Rees to work on their chops before their festival performances. n When: 7 p.m. tonight n Where: Stooges, Jackson Moodminder and The Sorries...
Now playing at the theater (09/06/07)
'3:10 to Yuma' Starring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Gretchen Mol and Ben Foster. Outlaw Ben Wade terrorizes 1800s Arizona, especially the Southern Railroad, until he is finally captured.
Scialfa inspired by a wide range of women while writing new songs (09/06/07)
NEW YORK -- While writing songs for her new album, Patti Scialfa was inspired by a wide range of women: Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, doomed poet Sylvia Plath, renowned author Joan Didion, and, shifting gears, drag racer Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney...
Little-known Pa. museum a Three Stooges treasure-trove (09/06/07)
SPRING HOUSE, Pa. -- Posing for a picture with life-size replicas of the Three Stooges, Gary Lassin smiled but didn't say "cheese." "Woob-woob-woob-woob-woob!" he trilled in a Curly-like falsetto before breaking into a grin. The statues of Larry, Moe and Curly are near the entrance to the Stoogeum, home of Lassin's large and priceless collection of Stooges memorabilia...
Arrrgh, matey! The real Caribbean pirates come alive in new book (09/06/07)
PORTLAND, Maine -- Long John Silver of "Treasure Island" fame, hobbling along on a peg leg with a talking parrot on his shoulder, set the mold for Hollywood's image of a pirate. Then came Captain Hook, thirsting for revenge against Peter Pan for cutting off his right hand and forcing him to wear an iron hook. ...
Loving Cape: Boston bassist Kimberley Dahme back in town for festival (09/06/07)
Cape Girardeau has become a familiar place for solo artist -- and bassist for classic rock band Boston -- Kimberley Dahme. Each of the last two years the Dahme wagon has rolled into town for Tunes at Twilight and drawn some of the concert series' largest crowds...
Gay & lesbian organization launches tolerance campaign (09/06/07)
NEW YORK -- Four actors from "Grey's Anatomy," the ABC hit where Isaiah Washington was fired for anti-gay slurs, are featured in a new ad campaign preaching tolerance for gays and lesbians. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation on Tuesday released 25 new public service ads that it will encourage TV networks to air. The ads feature celebrities talking about either the power of anti-gay words or the importance of accepting a gay or lesbian family member...
First Friday openings (09/06/07)
The Artist Studio, 38 N. Main St., Cape Girardeau -- Watercolors by workshop participants Robin Hankinson and Judy Robinson, necklaces by Judy Barks-Westrich, 5-9 p.m. n The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, 32 N. Main St., Cape Girardeau -- "River Rhythms" by Pamela Kugel-Rolls, photography by Teresa Gemeinhardt, new work by the Visual Arts Cooperative, 5-9 p.m...
Music Review: Manu Chao's "La Radiolina" is musical and lyrical intensity (09/06/07)
CD review Manu Chao, "La Radiolina" (Nacional/Because) It's been six years since the globe-trotting anti-globalist Manu Chao's last studio album. What emerges on "La Radiolina" is a sound that is familiar to fans of his past albums, but more urgent and complicated...
Movie review: Halloween (09/06/07)
So a few friends and I are taking in the afternoon sun in downtown Cape Girardeau when the topic of the new "Halloween" film comes up. We don't enter the obsessive "Star Trek" or "Star Wars" territory -- thank goodness -- but for horror fans, I come to find, John Carpenter's original "Halloween" is considered one of the top 10 horror films of all time. ...
Weekend (09/06/07)
FRIDAY ARTS First Friday artwalk, downtown and other Cape Girardeau locations BANDS River City Music Festival, downtown Cape Girardeau Peter Karp, Tunes at Twilight, Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo Tone Def All Stars, Breakaways Open mic, Cup 'N' Cork...
Table for you: Down-home dining (09/06/07)
Ask Brenda Glueck to sum up the idea behind her down-home diner, Brenda's Place, and you'll get a succinct answer. "It's all about home cooking, honey." With a relaxed atmosphere and food that comes strictly from the made-from-scratch, home-cooking tradition, Glueck said her restaurant is a place where customers, and employees, are made to feel right at home...
Welcome to the future: SE Live (09/06/07)
Let me guess, you have no idea what you're looking at right now. That's an understandable reaction, because if you're reading this, then you're obviously checking out a publication unlike any the Southeast Missourian has ever provided to you, good reader...
Hope on the horizon (09/06/07)
NEW YORK -- After a particularly anemic year that saw double-digit declines in album sales and no true blockbuster CDs, the recording industry is looking to its fall releases to deliver some much needed multiplatinum magic. There's reason for some hope, as the acts expected to release CDs before year's end have in the past delivered more sales phenomenons than flops: Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and even Britney Spears. ...
Clarkson hits the road for 24-city tour (09/06/07)
NEW YORK -- Kelly Clarkson, who scrapped an earlier tour this summer due to slow sales, is heading back on the road this fall. The Grammy-winning singer announced Tuesday she would kick off a theater tour Oct. 14 at New York City's Beacon Theater, winding down in Nashville on Dec. 4 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium...
His own medical experiences gave Bob Woodruff an edge (09/06/07)
NEW YORK -- While it's hard to think of positives to come out a severe brain injury, here's one: it just helped ABC News' Bob Woodruff score a scoop. South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson turned to Woodruff for a "Nightline" report on his recovery and return to public life this week following a brain hemorrhage. The Democrat probably figured no other reporter would better understand what he went through...
Dying young: Study affirms rock stars are more likely to die younger than regular folks (09/06/07)
LONDON -- Living fast and dying young has long been part of rock 'n' roll lore. And now there are statistics that affirm the image, according to a study released Tuesday. Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University, whose report appeared in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, studied a sample of North American and British rock and pop stars and concluded they are more than twice as likely to die a premature death as ordinary citizens of the same age...
St. Louis: Art City (09/06/07)
First Fridays in Cape Girardeau are great, but for art lovers who can't get enough, the Saint Louis Art Fair is the place to be. The event takes place Friday through Sunday in Clayton. The best part may be that this fair is free, which might also be a big part of why so many people attend. This year an estimated 150,000 people are expected to take part in the three-day festival...
Road trippin' worth the drive (09/06/07)
Less than 1 hour away @SL_graphic_body:Chester, Ill. Everybody knows Chester is the hometown of Popeye, right? The famous cartoon character was inspired by a young man from Chester, created by Chester-native Elzie Segar in 1929. Every year the town celebrates its Popeye heritage with the Annual Popeye Picnic. The festival includes tours of the Popeye Museum carnival rides, dances, sports and more. Event runs Friday through Sunday. For more information visit www.popeyepicnic.com...
Gere, Theron join in Bush bashing at film festival (09/06/07)
VENICE, Italy -- Richard Gere and Charlize Theron added their voices to a chorus of stars taking swipes at the Bush administration at the Venice Film Festival. "How did we elect Bush twice?" Gere asked rhetorically while promoting his new film, "The Hunting Party."...
River City Music Festival schedule (09/06/07)
Note: This schedule only lists bands performing on festival featured stages. For bands playing in bars refer to www.semissourian.com. Friday Broadway stage 7:30 p.m. -- Atomic Age 8:15 p.m. -- Groove Conspiracy 9:15 p.m. -- Mid Life Crisis 10:15 p.m. -- Dissonance...
Best-sellers (09/06/07)
Compiled by USA Today 1. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling 2. "Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer 3. "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne 4. "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen (Algonquin) (F-P) 5. "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia" by Elizabeth Gilbert...
Shaped by the river (09/06/07)
Pamela Kugel-Rolls lives along the West Fork of the Black River in Reynolds County. The river informs the life of her family. It encircles front of their house like a moat. A bluff sequesters their back side. When the river floods they have to climb up the back hill...
What's on my plyalist: Mayor Jay Knudtson (09/06/07)
As he prepares to open up the 2007 River City Music Festival, our esteemed mayor Jay Knudtson gave us his playlist for the inaugural edition of SE Live, in no particular order. No. 1 "Old Man," Neil Young I was first introduced to 'Neil' in High School and became a huge fan. I've since learned that Neil and I are very different politically, but it didn't seem to matter back then...
Music notes (09/06/07)
Carrington to play Show Me Center Country singer and raunchy comedian Rodney Carrington has been booked as the first act to play the Show Me Center in its 20th anniversary season. Carrington's performance is scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 20, and tickets are on sale now. The performers is touring in support of his latest CD, "King of the Mountains."...
Hometown heroes (09/06/07)
Duos are a country music tradition. Brooks & Dunn and Montgomery Gentry are the current kings of that hill, but the heritage stretches back to the supremacy of The Judds, further back to Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, back to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash and further...
SEMO District Fair schedule (09/06/07)
SATURDAY 8:30 a.m.: Antique Tractor Pull, Grandstand 9 a.m.: Southeast Missouri Hospital's women's distance run 9 a.m. to noon: Open Class Entries (except livestock), Arena Building 11 a.m.: Boer Goat show, Livestock Arena...
Names (09/06/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Even if you could say Abazab or Eefoof without snickering, would you want to do business with them? Would you feel OK owning Wakoopa shares in your 401(k)? Telling potential in-laws you met on Frengo? Relying on Ooma to call Grandma?...
Post-YouTube: New Web sites try to recreate TV experience on your PC (09/06/07)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Watching video online in small, fuzzy boxes is heading the way of rabbit ears. Some highly anticipated Web sites are being modeled on making the experience of watching video online more like watching television. These sites rely on software that enlarges the interface so that it fills your computer screen -- from edge to edge...
HBO's `Tell Me You Love Me,' a drama series about relationships, feels shocking and familiar (09/06/07)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Well, you think you've seen everything on TV. Then along comes HBO with "Tell Me You Love Me" to open your eyes. On this spare-no-feelings drama about human relationships, brace yourself to see plenty -- including yourself, reflected in ways that may feel painfully familiar and register more forcefully than you bargained for. My response after watching the full 10-episode season in just three sittings: "I am SO busted."...
Debra Wolfenkoehler (09/06/07)
Debra Ellen Wolfenkoehler, 54, of Jackson died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1953, in St. Louis, daughter of David and Dot Cooper Becker. She and Robert Wolfenkoehler were married July 12, 1975, in Cape Girardeau. Wolfenkoehler was a 1975 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Larry Warren (09/06/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Larry J. Warren, 53, of Perryville died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 19, 1954, in Perryville, son of Roy and Effie Cornehlsen Warren. He and Shelly Pease were married June 4, 1977...
Ted Walton (09/06/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ted F. Walton, 87, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Gir­ardeau. He was born July 11, 1920, at Nash, Mo., son of B. and Laura Bell Ross Walton. He and Edna Le Smith were married July 6, 1960. She died April 8, 2001...
Cecil Mansker (09/06/07)
Cecil R. Mansker, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. He was born July 14, 1922, at Lutesville, Mo., son of Jasper R. and Virginia Grace Brown Mansker. He and Inatha Geraldine Bitterman were married Sept. 12, 1946, in Piggott, Ark...
Gladys Ham (09/06/07)
Gladys Alene Ham, 89, of Bourbon, Mo., formerly of St. Clair, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at Redwood Manor in Bourbon. She was born March 30, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Silas Pearl and Ora Olive McLaughlin Neal. She and Charles Edward Logan Ham were married Nov. 5, 1935, in Ware, Ill...
Pauline Shepherd (09/06/07)
Pauline B. Shepherd was born to Nancy Elizabeth and Martin Luther Barnes Sept. 15, 1917, in Clarkton, Mo. She was a small child, so she had to be scrappy to survive. And she survived in an extraordinary way with her chin and head held high and her heart and arms open -- not only to her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but to First Baptist Church and organizations in Malden, Mo., to which she belonged almost 30 years; to countless people in Southeast Missouri; and to several generations of children in the Malden School System who began their education journey on a secure footing in her first-grade class.. ...
Births 9/6/07 (09/06/07)
Miller; Gage; Reeves; Armstrong; Bourbon; Bolen; Morgan; Statler
Cape/Jackson police report 9/6/07 (09/06/07)
Arrests; Burglary
Jackson fire report 9/6/07 (09/06/07)
** Jackson ** Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n An illegal fire on Parkwood Circle. n A canceled call on Washington Street. ** Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: n An illegal burn on West Mary Street.
Out of the past 9/6/07 (09/06/07)
Labor Day. A longtime member of the Southeast Missouri State University faculty and a woman whose family connection with the university extended over 60 years, Lilly Brucher Gehrs, dies at Cape La-Croix Manor; Gehrs, 91, was a member of the university home economic faculty since 1939...
Correction 9/6/07 (09/06/07)
Due to incorrect information provided by a source, a story about rehabilitation work planned for Cape Girardeau's floodwall contained an inaccuracy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will require the city to assume sponsorship of the levee districts before the project can proceed, not afterward as reported...
The tide is turning in Iraq (09/06/07)
By Kimberly Kagan From The Wall Street Journal The initial concept of the "surge" strategy in Iraq was to secure Baghdad and its immediate environs, which is why its proper name was the "Baghdad Security Plan." But as President Bush pointed out during his surprise trip to Iraq, operations and events on the ground are already showing successes well beyond Baghdad in Anbar, Diyala and Salahaddin provinces -- formerly al-Qaida strongholds and hotbeds of the Sunni insurgency...
Running in the 158th (09/06/07)
When Missourians go to polls next Feb. 5 for the state's presidential primary, voters in three House districts will also be filling vacancies, including the one left by the recent resignation of Nathan Cooper of Cape Girardeau from the 158th District...
Speak Out 9/6/07 (09/06/07)
No comparison; Progress in Iraq; Outdated phrase; Lights won't change; All about money; Abolish the IRS
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