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Stories from Thursday, December 13, 2007

I-55 to be down to one lane Friday (12/13/07)
Traffic on the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 between mile markers 100 and 103 will be reduced to one lane Friday, weather permitting. The reduction will take place between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. while crews continue grinding pavement as part of the East Main Street/LaSalle Avenue interchange project...
Buyer found for Morley, Sikeston cemeteries (12/13/07)
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon's office has finalized a deal that will put three area cemeteries under new ownership while fulfilling obligations to victims of mismanagement, Nixon's office said in a news release Thursday. Under the deal, Birk Enterprises of Jackson, owned by Dale Birk, will buy three area cemeteries: the Forest Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Morley and the Memorial Park and Garden of Memories cemeteries in Sikeston. The purchase amount was not disclosed...
Missouri sees decline in ethanol plant applications (12/13/07)
Missouri has seen a slowdown in applications for construction of ethanol plants in recent months. But plants that already have applications pending or approved are continuing the process of establishing their operations, said Kyra Moore, permits section chief for the Air Pollution Control Program in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources...
Records: Timothy Krajcir wanted to protect friends, public from his behavior (12/13/07)
During an 1989 counseling session, Timothy W. Krajcir told a therapist in prison that he knew he was a dangerous person, and the knowledge they had of his background barely scratched the surface. He admitted he could try to unearth those problems but that he didn't want to hurt his family, according to a mental health evaluation dated July 9, 1989...
Moshiri didn't plan to go home (12/13/07)
Katherine Moshiri never saw it coming. Not the violence. And not the gun. In a telephone interview with the Southeast Missourian on Wednesday, Katherine Moshiri explained the circumstances that led to her husband's murder-suicide rampage that took the lives of her 4-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son. ...
Jackson will open East Main; rain delays interchange work (12/13/07)
The recent wet weather will push back the opening of the new East Main Street/LaSalle Avenue interchange, but the ribbon cutting ceremony will continue as planned Monday, Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr said. The project contractor, Dumey Contracting Inc., is still ahead of schedule in working on the project, MoDOT personnel have said...
Business mentor program to open Cape site (12/13/07)
Sally Suchman is on a hiring spree. Wanted: high school and college students who wish to start their own business. Prominent Youth, a not-for-profit organization, is coming to Cape Girardeau. Started in Kansas City in 2005, the organization pairs teens with mentors and requires them to develop a business plan, advertise, keep track of a budget and run a business...
Two more join race for open commission seat (12/13/07)
The growing field of candidates seeking Larry Bock's seat on the Cape Girardeau County Commission now numbers seven. Bock, a Republican who has held the seat since 1992, said in October that he would not seek another term in 2008. The latest entrants in the race are Stephen Daume, a Daisy cattle breeder, and Rick Shultz, a Jackson businessman working as an independent sales representative for Maintenance Engineering, a supplier of premium lighting equipment...
'Shopping for Toys 101' give parents tips on choosing appropriate toys (12/13/07)
Stephanie Ellinger, parent educator at Cape Girardeau School District's Parents as Teachers program, presented a free program called "Shopping for Toys 101" on Tuesday at the Family Resource Center. The presentation focused on toy safety and the age-appropriate selection of toys. Participants made a shaker bottle toy to take home. It was sponsored by the Primary Care Coalition of the Community Caring Council...
Moscow Ballet performs at River Campus (12/13/07)
The Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" played the first of two shows in Cape Girardeau Wednesday night at Bedell Performance Hall with an audience of 795 out of 854 tickets sold. There were 64 tickets remaining for tonight's show.
Clothing, household items would make life easier for stroke victim (12/13/07)
Those wishing to contribute to individual profiles for Christmas for the Elderly or Toybox programs already published should indicate the recipient's name with the donation. Cash and check donations made payable to Toybox or Christmas for the Elderly can be mailed to P.O. Box 4, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63702...
Community digest 12/13/07 (12/13/07)
C.W. Rushing trust donates to charities; Community Caring Council holds open house; Civil War Roundtable holds Christmas party; 'Wreaths Across America' set for Saturday; American Legion to hold children's Christmas party ; Benefit for stroke victim planned for Dec. 22 ; Benefit tailgate planned for basketball game; Cape group to hold post-holiday dance; Register now for 10-week health program
Hannibal 'Santa' seeks out naughty drivers (12/13/07)
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) -- Every child knows it: Santa's gonna find out who's naughty and nice. In the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal, the naughty include drivers cruising through red lights. Hannibal police officer Joel Combs stood at the busy intersection of U.S. ...
Repair work rescheduled on Boone Bridge (12/13/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Missouri Department of Transportation is canceling the closure of the westbound Daniel Boone Bridge that had been planned for this weekend. The bridge links St. Louis County and St. Charles County on Interstate 64. MoDOT spokesman Jack Wang says forecasts are calling for inclement weather that would make it difficult for workers to do repairs this weekend...
Attorney general candidate sues to open hearings (12/13/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Rep. Margaret Donnelly sued the Missouri Ethics Commission on Wednesday in an attempt to force open its secretive hearings for candidates who want to keep money raised in excess of Missouri's reinstated contribution limits...
Officials: Power-line repairs will take days in parts of state (12/13/07)
Residents and business owners in northwest Missouri will likely be without power for days after an ice storm left entire towns in the frigid dark. President Bush declared a state of emergency in Missouri on Wednesday and mobilized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist local authorities. FEMA spokeswoman Ashley Small said the agency will give financial assistance to state agencies as they remove debris and do other cleanup work...
AT&T agrees to pay cities $76.3 million in back taxes (12/13/07)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- AT&T Mobility has agreed to pay $76.3 million in local taxes to settle litigation with hundreds of Missouri towns, adding another victory to municipalities fighting to get cell phone carriers to pay the same taxes as land-based phone companies...
Tightwad bank may reopen (12/13/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A small-town bank that drew $2.2 million in deposits from across the country because of its funny name may be coming back. A small east-central Kansas bank has asked regulatory approval to open a branch in Tightwad, Mo., a small community on Highway 7 between Clinton and Warsaw...
Navteq shareholders approve mapmaker's acquisition by Nokia (12/13/07)
CHICAGO -- Shareholders of digital mapmaker Navteq Corp. approved the company's acquisition by cell-phone maker Nokia Corp. by an overwhelming majority Wednesday at a special meeting. The vote should clear the way for the $8.1 billion transaction to close shortly. Antitrust regulators signed off on the deal last week...
Stocks give up sharp gains on Fed plan to work with other central banks (12/13/07)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street closed only moderately higher in an erratic session Wednesday as investors remained unconvinced by a Federal Reserve plan to work with other central banks to alleviate the global credit crisis. Investors erased a 272-point gain in the Dow Jones industrial average that followed the Fed's announcement of an agreement with the European Central Bank and the central banks of England, Canada and Switzerland to confront what it called elevated pressures in the credit markets. ...
Fed gives squeezed banks a new way to get cash (12/13/07)
WASHINGTON -- Banks squeezed by a global credit crisis have a new way to get their hands on cash so they can keep making loans to individuals and businesses. The Federal Reserve, under pressure to take more aggressive action, unveiled a plan Wednesday designed to bring banks and their borrowers relief...
College students find creative ways to vent stress during final exams (12/13/07)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- They stand outside in the cold the night before exams, wearing jeans and sweats or just PJs. And at 9 p.m. on the dot, they partake in one minute's worth of silliness for the sake of their sanity. They scrEAAAAAMMMMMMMM!!! It's a long-standing tradition at Northwestern University and other schools across the country, from Stanford and Harvard to Pennsylvania's Messiah College and Northland College in the hinterlands of Wisconsin. ...
CDC report: U.S. cholesterol falls to 199, within ideal range (12/13/07)
ATLANTA -- Americans may be too fat, but at least their cholesterol is low. For the first time in nearly 50 years, the average cholesterol level for U.S. adults is in the ideal range, the government reported Wednesday. Results from a national survey that included blood tests found the total average cholesterol level dropped to 199 last year. Experts consider 200 and lower to be ideal...
Bush vetoes second bill expanding insurance program (12/13/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have expanded government-provided health insurance for children, his second slap-down of a bipartisan effort in Congress to dramatically increase funding for the popular program. It was Bush's seventh veto in seven years -- all but one coming since Democrats took control of Congress in January. ...
Flooding from Tropical Storm Olga kills at least 13 in Caribbean Sea (12/13/07)
SANTIAGO, Dominican Republic -- Tropical Storm Olga triggered floods and landslides on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and forcing thousands to flee their homes, authorities said. One person also died in Puerto Rico...
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks get off to rocky start (12/13/07)
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian rocket barrage, an Israeli army incursion in Gaza and a fresh land dispute in Jerusalem marred the first Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in seven years Wednesday. Instead of building on the momentum of last month's high-profile peace conference in the U.S., the two sides traded barbs and accusations -- and wrapped up a 90-minute session without any achievements...
Car bomb kills senior army general in Lebanon (12/13/07)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A car bomb attack killed one of Lebanon's top generals and his driver Wednesday, putting even more pressure on the country's delicate political situation. The target of the attack, Brig. Gen. Francois Hajj, a top Maronite Catholic in the command, was considered a leading candidate to succeed the head of the military, Gen. Michel Suleiman, if Suleiman is elected president. Hajj, 55, also led a major military campaign against Islamic militants over the summer...
U.N. chief vows to keep staff in Algeria despite bombing (12/13/07)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. chief vowed Wednesday to keep United Nations staff in Algeria, saying the bombing of its offices in the north African nation will not deter the world body from helping people in need. At least nine U.N. workers were among the 31 killed in the attack in Algiers by an affiliate of al-Qaida. U.N. deputy spokeswoman Marie Okabe said the situation on the ground is fluid and confusing, with some U.N. staffers still missing...
Corrections (12/13/07)
n The name of Notre Dame boys basketball player and Division I recruit Ryan Willen was incorrectly reported in the High School Roundup on Page 4B of Wednesday's newspaper. n The standings for the NFL's American Conference East Division were incorrectly reported in the NFL Standings on Page 5B of Wednesday's newspaper...
Mitchell report to be released this afternoon (12/13/07)
NEW YORK -- George Mitchell's report on doping in baseball will finger MVPs and all-stars and call for beefed-up testing by an outside agency to clean up the game, The Associated Press learned Wednesday. The report will not address amphetamines, which long have been recognized as part of the baseball drug culture, two sources with knowledge of the findings said. ...
Browns' Lewis understands what Vick faces in prison (12/13/07)
BEREA, Ohio -- Jamal Lewis once lost his freedom, stripped of life's simplest pleasures by a stupid, youthful mistake. The misstep landed Cleveland's running back in prison and nearly cost him his NFL career. He has walked in Michael Vick's shoes...
Falcons feel betrayed after Petrino bolts (12/13/07)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Coward. Quitter. Hypocrite. And those were some of the nicer things the Atlanta Falcons had to say about their former coach Wednesday. Bobby Petrino left behind a bitter team and a boss who felt betrayed, skipping town to return to the college ranks with not so much as a face-to-face meeting with his players...
Astros trade for Tejada (12/13/07)
HOUSTON -- Miguel Tejada got his wish -- albeit a couple of years later than he wanted. Tejada was traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Houston Astros for five players Wednesday, giving the 2002 AL MVP a fresh start. The Orioles got outfielder Luke Scott, pitchers Matt Albers, Troy Patton and Dennis Sarfate, and third baseman Michael Costanzo for the four-time all-star shortstop...
Bulger on track to start Sunday (12/13/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Unlike last week, the St. Louis Rams will not jump to conclusions about Marc Bulger's status. The quarterback took all the repetitions in practice Wednesday and is on track to return after missing two games with a concussion. But coach Scott Linehan will wait until Friday, after two more days of practice and no symptoms, before naming Bulger the starter for Sunday's home game against the Green Bay Packers...
Cardinals purchase Gibson's contract (12/13/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday signed relief pitcher Randy Flores' younger brother and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson's son. The Cardinals purchased the contract of Gibson, an outfielder, from the Gateway Grizzlies of the independent Frontier League. He batted .260 in 61 games last season for Gateway, located near St. Louis in Sauget, Ill...
Golfers fear Tiger is widening gap between himself and everyone else (12/13/07)
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- No matter how often he won, by however many shots, no matter how wide the gap grew between Tiger Woods and the rest of the world, he could never escape comparisons to 2000. Some thought such a year could never be matched. Woods won the last three majors, including record-setting wins at Pebble Beach and St. ...
Deaths in the family (12/13/07)
Dec. 13, 2007 Dear Leslie, Growing up in Cape Girardeau in the 1950s and 1960s, fear was not personal. In the spring we watched the darkening skies for whirling dervishes and embraced the generalized fear that the presumably monstrous Soviets would rain ICBMs on our heads if we weren't vigilant. At the movies we laughed and screamed at Dracula and Rodan...
Promise to Burn: Older and wiser (12/13/07)
The members of Promise to Burn have learned something since their rocket start two years ago and the reported buzz around major label interest. They've learned that, in the world of music, things take time. So now the modern-rock five piece -- two sets of brothers, Derek and Damon Pearson, Luke and Ben Sample and singer Heath Hartwell -- finds itself a little more grown up, and a little more patient...
Artifacts 12/13/07 (12/13/07)
American Legion hosts New Year's Eve dance; Bluegrass festival coming in January...
'The Golden Compass' beyond the controversy (12/13/07)
After taking the opportunity to see "The Golden Compass" first (hint, hint, wink, wink) I took a good deep breath, a strong belt of the good stuff, and dived into the world of talk radio and the blogosphere; I've heard tell of a rising tide of organized atheism encroaching on our good way of life and thought it wise to check in with those who know everything...
Playlist (12/13/07)
Matt Sanders gives his top five Led Zeppelin songs in the wake of the band's reunion gig. 5. "Rock and Roll" from "Led Zeppelin IV" Remember when Cadillac used this for their ad campaign? It pumps me up every time I hear it. 4. "Tangerine" from "Led Zeppelin III"...
Top five CDs (12/13/07)
The five best selling discs at PMac Music from Dec. 3 to Dec. 9 1. Rick Springfield, "Christmas With You" 2. Seether, "Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces" 3. Daughtry, "Daughtry" 4. Onerepublic, "Dreaming Out Loud" 5. Kid Rock, "Rock N Roll Jesus"...
Good bets (12/13/07)
PERFORMING ARTS "Great Russian Nutcracker" Local children join Russian dancers for this Christmas classic. When: 7:30 p.m. today Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus VISUAL ARTS "Cape Girardeau: Then and Now" Tom Neumeyer looks at Cape's images, past and present...
Worth the drive (12/13/07)
Less than 1 hour Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, New Madrid, Mo. The Christmas tours of historic area homes continue. Staff at the 1860s-era Hunter-Dawson home in New Madrid will dress up in period costume and lead visitor on candlelight tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call the park at 573-748-5340...
Christmas with a country classic (12/13/07)
One of country music's most powerful female voices, Wynonna Judd, is coming to the Carson Center in Paducah, Ky., on Friday on her "A Classic Christmas Tour," supporting her album of the same name, and she's been asking fans to submit their Christmas stories. Judd wasn't available for interviews, but her publicist submitted these questions and answers to SE Live...
Greek gods behaving badly, preparing for TV comedy series (12/13/07)
Christianity got it all wrong. In Marie Phillips' first novel, "Gods Behaving Badly," there's no omnipotent God who steers the universe according to his or her purposes. There's no heaven for the virtuous, nor hell for the wicked. The whole Christian story, from Old Testament to New, is flatly false...
New on DVD (12/13/07)
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Harry and his friends have another rough school year, leading the charge against a repressive new teacher at Hogwarts and a Ministry of Magic that refuses to believe the teen wizard's assertions that dark Lord Voldemort has returned to stir up mayhem. ...
Maroon 5, Fergie, Kanye West among iTunes' top sellers (12/13/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Maroon 5 and Fergie hold the top spots on iTunes' year-end sales roundup. The online music store released its top-selling albums and singles Tuesday, though it declined to release actual sales figures. Maroon 5's sophomore album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," was the No. ...
Young and sexy (12/13/07)
Maybe it's bad luck to be superstitious. It seems like Jimmi's Restaurant and Bar co-owners Terry Bozzay and Rusty Beam aren't leery of the two-time failing location of their new restaurant, 2406 William St. in Cape Gir-ardeau. "I think the exposure it has on William Street far exceeds anything else that might be negative about the location," Bozzay said...
U.S. films flood Havana festival even if directors have to stay home (12/13/07)
HAVANA -- Washington's trade embargo bars almost all Americans from coming to Cuba -- but it can't keep U.S. films out. Twenty-one full-length U.S. movies and 22 experimental American shorts are being shown as part of Havana's international film festival, which runs through Friday at 23 movie theaters and video clubs across the city...
'The Golden Compass:' Read the books first (12/13/07)
"The Golden Compass": controversial statement on free will vs. religious oppression or a hard-to-follow fantasy-action flick for kids? Let's go with the latter. When we first meet the heroine Lyra (played sassily by Dakota Blue Richards) in "The Golden Compass," she's scrapping through the muck with neighborhood kids in Oxford, England, and bluffing her friend Roger out of trouble. ...
Rock for charity (12/13/07)
Musicians, particularly the kind who play rock 'n' roll, are often considered a testy bunch -- rude, self-absorbed, only concerned with sex and the next party. Not that there's no merit in that stereotype, when you think about guys like Axl Rose and, at one time, three-fourths of the greatest rock band ever, Led Zeppelin...
Reviewers rave about Led Zeppelin reunion concert in London; call for more shows (12/13/07)
LONDON -- After Led Zeppelin's long-awaited reunion concert Monday, music reviewers are calling for more. Playing a full set for the first time in nearly three decades, the authors of "Stairway to Heaven" and "Whole Lotta Love" rocked London's O2 Arena on Monday for more than two hours, leaving fans from around the world gasping in delight...
Getting Lively (12/13/07)
Blake Lively talks about 'Gossip Girl' stardom -- and her awesome 'Guitar Hero' skills ERIN CARLSON The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Wide-eyed teens excitedly watch as "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively films a scene with co-star Penn Badgley. Take after take in New York's Stuyvesant Park -- a perfect setting with its stately gates and statues -- the youthful onlookers linger on this cold autumn day, providing some evidence that the low-rated CW series holds interest for its target demo: BlackBerry-holding, DVR-using Gen-Yers.. ...
Past & present (12/13/07)
Tom Neumeyer has been photographing Cape Girardeau since he was a student at Southeast Missouri State University at the beginning of the 1970s. Both as a former newspaper photographer and in his current profession as a commercial photographer, Neumeyer has documented the old and the new in the city...
Ike Turner, ex-husband of Tina Turner, dead at age 76 (12/13/07)
SAN DIEGO -- Ike Turner, whose role as one of rock's critical architects was overshadowed by his ogrelike image as the man who brutally abused former wife Tina Turner, died Wednesday at his home in suburban San Diego. He was 76. Turner died at his San Marcos home, said Scott M. Hanover of Thrill Entertainment Group, which managed Turner's career...
James McMillian (12/13/07)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- James Eugene McMillian, 75, of Fredericktown died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 22, 1932, in Mine LaMotte, Mo., son of Lester and Adell Tlapek McMillian. He and Rosalie Matthews were married Sept. 20, 1958...
Barbara Naeger (12/13/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Barbara S. Naeger, 48, of Perryville died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Sept. 8, 1959, at Festus, Mo., daughter of Clyde T. and Mary Ann Lawrence Rousseau. Naeger worked at Wal-Mart in Perryville. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church...
Melba Seabaugh (12/13/07)
Melba Eugenia Seabaugh, 85 of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at her home. She was born March 20, 1922, in Reynolds County, Mo., daughter of the late Alva G. and Shirley Lewis Johnson. She and Howard H. Seabaugh were married July 15, 1944. He survives...
Evelyn Swan (12/13/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Evelyn Swan, 93, of O'Fallon, Mo., formerly of Perryville, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon. She was born June 25, 1914, in Perry County, daughter of Herman C. and Bernice Zahner Kiefer. She and Raymond L. Swan were married April 14, 1932. He died March 11, 1974...
Georgia Lawrence (12/13/07)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Georgia Lee Lawrence, 94, formerly of the Commerce area, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, in Tampa, Fla. She was born April 22, 1913, in Scott County, daughter of Henry David and Laura Anna Koch Miller. She and John Thanet Lawrence were married Jan. 26, 1935, in Commerce. He died Sept. 3, 1974...
Melvin Hoehn (12/13/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin A. Hoehn, 88, of Perryville died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. He was born Aug. 23, 1919, in Perryville, son of Albert and Emma Bergman Hoehn. He and Meta A. Weber were married Oct. 23, 1948. She died Feb. 24, 2007...
Margaret Dahlberg (12/13/07)
Margaret S. Dahlberg, 83, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Naperville, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Naperville, daughter of the late Lester and Sarah Freehafer Schloerb. She and John Dahlberg were married July 1, 1950. He passed away in April 1999...
Opal Limbaugh (12/13/07)
Opal Arlene Limbaugh, 87, of Jackson died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at Jackson Manor. She was born July 20, 1920, at Fornfelt, Mo., daughter of James Alphus and Laura Jane Brasel Adams. She and John D. Limbaugh were married April 12, 1941, in Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 2, 1982...
Mildred Kiefer (12/13/07)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Mildred P. Kiefer, 83, of New Hamburg died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Gir-ardeau. She was born March 22, 1924, at Benton, Mo., daughter of Adam and Alvina Urhahn Felter. She and Paul J. Kiefer were married Oct. 30, 1951...
Births 12/13/07 (12/13/07)
Daugherty; Goninan; Nordin; Pfeiffer
Cape/Jackson police report 12/13/07 (12/13/07)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n John R. Smith, 18, of Jackson, Mo., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for animal abuse. n Michael D. Bell Sr., 25, 1327 West End Blvd., was arrested on a Mississippi County warrant for probation for an ex parte violation and a Sikeston warrant for disorderly conduct...
Cape fire report 12/13/07 (12/13/07)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 3:27 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2400 block of Veterans Memorial Drive. n At 3:30 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Fremont Drive...
Out of the past 12/13/07 (12/13/07)
The swollen Mississippi River continues to inch downward, after cresting Friday at 43.5 feet, 2.1 feet below the 1973 record; federal disaster teams are moving into flood-stricken Missouri counties to set up relief centers. The Ilada Energy Co., which has operated a storage plant near East Cape Girardeau, Ill., and is under investigation by Illinois authorities, has moved out of its Cape Girardeau office; samples taken from the storage facility show levels of toxic chemicals in excess of federal standards.. ...
The American dream (12/13/07)
Sometimes, when dealing with government, you have to wonder if the right hand ever knows what the left hand is doing. Take the case of the two teenagers in Columbia, Mo., one a high school student and the other a community college student, who enterprisingly saw an opportunity to make money from a basic supply-demand situation...
Nashville artist helps raises funds for SEMO-NASV (12/13/07)
To the editor:I have always been told that great things come in small packages, and Saturday night I witnessed this firsthand. Chris Janson, the 21-year-old, 120-pound Perryville, Mo., native and Nashville recording artist gave a benefit concert for the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence that brought the house down...
Speak Out 12/13/07 (12/13/07)
Fixing signals; Missing information; Studying at home; Shame of abuse; Fair suggestion; Catching the crooks; Add some lights; Mark the edges
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