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SEMO Port Authority could receive state funding boost (01/08/08)
The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority could receive a major boost to its capital improvement plans if lawmakers approve a budget request from Gov. Matt Blunt. At the annual Governor's Conference on Agriculture, Blunt proposed spending $4 million at five state port authorities, including $721,558 for dock improvements and dike construction at the SEMO Port. ...
Confirmed tornado hits Stoddard County (01/08/08)
A confirmed tornado hit Stoddard County approximately three miles northeast of Highway FF at approximately 1 p.m. this afternoon. Stoddard County Emergency Management Director John Prance confirmed the reported tornado at 2:30 p.m. today. There have been no reported injuries so far, however, damage has been confirmed at at least one Stoddard County home just southeast of Circle City and several power and telephone poles were broken on Highway 114, just east of Dexter and on Highway N, just southeast of Circle City.. ...
Ten-year-old Portageville murder revisited (01/08/08)
SIKESTON -- Nearly 10 years after the murder of a Portageville woman and her daughter, with investigators following up on hundreds of leads, new means are being used to find answers. "Basically, this is an activation of the SEMO Major Case Squad," said New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens at a news conference in Sikeston this morning. ...
McClard's family questions justice (01/08/08)
Jonathan McClard's parents, still stunned by their son's apparent suicide in prison, are looking back, questioning the justice system. And looking ahead in hopes of changing it. The family still hadn't gotten over the fact their then-16-year-old Jonathan McClard received the maximum sentence of 30 years for shooting another teen at a car wash in Jackson when they received a telephone call from prison officials Friday that Jonathan McClard was found dead in his cell...
Rain chases away warm weather (01/08/08)
Balmy temperatures will be replaced with thunderstorms and cooler weather beginning today, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service said. Monday's high of 67 degrees tied a record set in 1989, and is well above the average temperature of 41 for the month...
Artistic Dexter man puts talent into model railroad (01/08/08)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Pete Parysek works hard at what he does best. He is a musician, a vocalist and an artist and instructs students from all over the area in all three disciplines. He is a member of three active musical groups and is much in demand as a performer, noted especially for his talents on the keyboard. ...
Cape roadwork bill lower than estimate (01/08/08)
The final tab for 16,950 feet of road improvements done in Cape Girardeau last year cost more than $75,000 less than anticipated. Members of the city council agreed to pay Jokerst Inc. the final installment of $48,531. City manager Doug Leslie reminded council members the city's total bill for the work, $361,131, is paid by the third phase of the Transportation Trust Fund. The city was reimbursed for an additional $22,605 by the school district and a property owner...
Tornadoes kill at least 2 as storms sweep across Missouri (01/08/08)
MARSHFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities began assessing damage Tuesday after rare winter tornadoes hit sections of Missouri, leaving at least two people dead and reports of flooding in some areas. One of the victims, a 53-year-old woman, was killed when a tornado hit a group of mobile homes in a wooded area about 10 miles north of Marshfield late Monday, tipping over some of the homes and leaving parts of others hanging in nearby trees...
Rodeo coming to Show Me Center (01/08/08)
Annual rodeo coming to Show Me Center The 20th annual Show Me Center Championship Rodeo will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9 at the Show Me Center. The rodeo brings Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association riders and ropers from the National and Great Lakes Circuit to the Show Me Center to compete in bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, cowgirls' barrel racing, team roping and bull riding. ...
Dexter man pleads guilty to charges of child molestation (01/08/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter man charged with molesting a child has pleaded guilty to child molestation in Stoddard County court. According to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn, 59-year-old Doyle W. Pettigrew plead guilty during his arraignment before Presiding Circuit Judge Stephen R. Sharp on Thursday...
Senator's staff to hold constituent forum (01/08/08)
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill's staff will hold two "Kitchen Table Talks" Jan. 24 to hear constituent concerns, answer questions and receive input on upcoming legislation. The first talk is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at Broadway Books and Roasting, 605 Broadway, in Cape Girardeau. The second is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Jackson Public Library, 100 N. Missouri St., in Jackson. McCaskill will not be present...
Dexter stabbing suspect pleads guilty (01/08/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- According to the Dexter Daily Statesman, a Dexter man has plead guilty to second-degree assault for his part in the stabbing of another Dexter man. According to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn, 27-year-old Michael Atkins plead guilty during his arraignment Thursday. ...
Second date added for 'Late Night Catechism' (01/08/08)
Second date added for 'Late Night Catechism' The River Campus has added a second performance of "Late Night Catechism" to its schedule. The first show on Feb. 1 is sold out. The newly scheduled second show will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Bedell Performance Hall. ...
Big Sky terminates service, employees (01/08/08)
Jennifer Cabaniss smiled, waved goodbye to the pilot of the final Big Sky Airlines flight Monday afternoon and began walking back to the terminal. As the plane moved behind her, Cabaniss wiped tears from her eyes. For 60 days, she managed Big Sky Airlines Cape Girardeau office. Now, the single mother of three is unemployed, along with three other Big Sky employees...
A letter from Carol McClard (01/08/08)
Editor's note: The following is a letter submitted to the Southeast Missourian by Carol McClard, Jonathan McClard's grandmother. To the editor: Jonathan McClard was a Christian having accepted Jesus at an early age. He was a wonderful BOY and not a man as has been alleged. ...
Cape Girardeau lawyer suspended from practicing by Supreme Court (01/08/08)
Cape Girardeau lawyer Derrick R. Williams Sr. was suspended from practicing law Friday by the Missouri Supreme Court for failing to comply with court rules while his license was on probation. In May 2005, Williams was placed on probation by the state's highest court, which is responsible for disciplining attorneys. ...
Judge rules local governments don't have to follow Mo. wage law (01/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Cole County judge rules that a voter-approved minimum wage increase does not apply to local governments. That ruling comes almost a year after counties, municipalities and fire districts challenged the wage hike because the measure deleted language that allowed fire fighters and police officers to work more than 40 hours a week without overtime. That's necessary because many departments follow federal rules that allow for longer shifts with more days off...
Blunt names state's first poet laureate (01/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Governor Matt Blunt taps a mid-Missouri man to become the state's first poet laureate. Walter Bargen, 59, of Ashland, has published nine books and two informal books of poetry in almost 30 years. He has won several awards for his prose and poetry and been published in more than 100 magazines. Bargen will serve a two-year term at the governor's pleasure...
Missouri senator wants to require using B.C. and A.D. (01/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Legislators have started a fight with Father Time -- at least with his name tag. Worried about a push to take the religious references out of time, a state senator has filed a bill that would mandate the use of B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini or "Year of our Lord"). Many historians and textbook publishers have switched to B.C.E. (Before Common Era) and C.E. (Common Era) as a nod toward non-Christians...
Nixon backs stricter limits on political party money (01/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon is calling for stricter campaign contribution limits on political parties. Political party committees currently can give candidates up to 20 times the amount of contributions as individual donors, business or special interest groups...
Blunt proposes anti-smoking initiative (01/08/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt on Tuesday unveiled an $11.6 million plan to help more Missourians quit smoking. The proposal calls for a new smoking cessation program in MoHealthNet, the government health care program for the poor previously known as Medicaid...
St. Louis judge rules delays no violation of right to speedy trial (01/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis judge has ruled that a man's constitutional rights to a speedy trial were not violated by delays in the judicial system. Tracy McKee, 42, was released on bond last week, 19 months after his arrest on one felony and five misdemeanor charges for allegedly tampering with motor vehicles...
Jefferson City voters to reconsider casino boat ban (01/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Capital city voters will decide whether to revoke a municipal ordinance banning casino boats. The Jefferson City Council has voted 6-4 to place the resolution on the April ballot. The move comes after public forums dominated by casino critics and more than a decade after voters approved the gambling ban. The prohibition was created after plans for a casino boat fell through...
St. Louis County executive endorses Obama (01/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is throwing his support behind presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Dooley announced the endorsement in a news release late Monday. He says he is inspired by the movement the Illinois Democrat has begun...
Judge rewrites ballot language on proposed affirmative action ban (01/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A judge on Monday rewrote the ballot language for a proposal banning most government affirmative action programs in Missouri, striking down a version originally crafted by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan as unfair. Supporters of the ballot measure rejoiced in the ruling, but Carnahan vowed to appeal...
Tornadoes kill at least 1 as severe storm cells sweep across Missouri (01/08/08)
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- At least one person was killed Monday night when a tornado hit a rural area north of Marshfield in southwest Missouri, the State Emergency Management Agency said. Ed Gray, a spokesman for SEMA, said two other people were in critical condition after the tornado hit between Marshfield and Conway in Webster County...
Superintendent conveys lessons of family (01/08/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The older daughter mastered the intricacies of the square root at the age of 6. Now a freshman at one of the country's top engineering schools, she is a member of Mensa International, the organization limited to those with an IQ in the upper 2 percent of the world's population...
Calif. autism cases still increase after removal of thimerosal preservative from vaccines (01/08/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Autism cases in California continued to climb even after a mercury-rich vaccine preservative that some people blame for the neurological disorder was removed from routine childhood shots, a new study found. Researchers from the state Department of Public Health found the autism rate in children rose continuously during the 12-year study period from 1995 to 2007. The preservative thimerosal hasn't been used in childhood vaccines since 2001, but is used in some flu shots...
Study: Stress from 9/11 may raise rates of heart disease (01/08/08)
NEW YORK -- Americans who said they became anxious and stressed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks -- some just from watching the collapse of the twin towers on television -- reported higher rates of heart disease up to three years later, researchers said...
UAL stock drops after analyst cites uncertainty, pilot actions (01/08/08)
CHICAGO -- Shares of United Airlines parent UAL Corp. fell Monday after a veteran industry analyst downgraded the company, citing festering labor discord he said includes pilots calling in sick and working the minimum number of hours required. Analyst James Higgins of Soleil Securities Group said there is "rising evidence" that actions by pilots contributed to the carrier's bad December in which it had double the industry average number of delays. ...
Study: Chronic worrying can increase odds of having a heart attack in men (01/08/08)
WASHINGTON -- Those Type A go-getters aren't the only ones stressing their hearts. Nervous Nelsons seem to be, too. Researchers reported Monday that chronic anxiety can significantly increase the risk of a heart attack, at least in men. The findings add another trait to a growing list of psychological profiles linked to heart disease, including anger or hostility, Type A behavior and depression...
Supreme Court appears divided over drugs used in lethal injections (01/08/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court appeared divided Monday over whether the drugs commonly injected to execute prisoners risk causing excruciating pain in violation of the Constitution. Several justices indicated a willingness to preserve the three-drug cocktail that is authorized by three dozen states that allow executions. Such a decision would allow lethal injections, on hold since late September, to resume quickly...
Ohio man has an experience changing his name (01/08/08)
AKRON, Ohio -- You can refer to him officially now as Mr. Experience. Daniel Michael Miller II is history. The former Dan Miller, 24, has legally changed his name to "The" Dan Miller Experience. His first name is "The" Dan, with the quotation marks. His middle name is Miller and his last name is Experience...
Texas authorities find a body, a human ear in a pot and a hunk of flesh at the kitchen table (01/08/08)
TYLER, Texas -- A man who told a 911 operator he killed his girlfriend and cooked parts of her body later described his actions as being compelled by God, police said Monday. Christopher Lee McCuin, 25, made his initial court appearance Monday on a capital murder charge. ...
Body of missing Georgia hiker found; bond denied to woman's accused kidnapper (01/08/08)
BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. -- Authorities found the body of a missing hiker Monday, hours after a judge denied bond to the man accused of kidnapping her in the mountains of northern Georgia. Investigators were also examining whether the death and the disappearance of two elderly hikers in October in North Carolina were related...
Missing snowmobilers rescued in Colorado; took shelter in cabin with blankets, food (01/08/08)
CONEJOS, Colo. -- Six snowmobilers missing in the mountains for 2 1/2 days while a howling blizzard swirled around them were rescued Monday -- hungry and cold but unhurt -- after taking shelter in a cozy cabin and calling 911 on a cell phone when the storm eased up...
Candidates ramp up efforts on eve of primary (01/08/08)
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Her voice quavering, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton struggled Monday to avoid a highly damaging second straight defeat in the Democratic presidential race. Republicans John McCain and Mitt Romney scrapped for success on the eve of a New Hampshire primary that neither could afford to lose...
SpongeBob melts as Ill. warms up (01/08/08)
BELVIDERE, Ill. -- SpongeBob's melting. So are Patrick, Squidward, Gary and Plankton. The massive made-from-snow replicas of the cast of the Nickelodeon cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants" aren't expected to survive this week's record-setting warm weather...
Kenyan president invites rival to talks hours after opposition calls off rallies (01/08/08)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's president on Monday invited his chief rival to his official residence to discuss how to end the country's election standoff, just hours after the opposition called off nationwide rallies amid fears of new bloodshed. The signs of softening by both sides came after three days of talks with the top U.S. ...
8 tribesmen allied with government killed in Pakistan (01/08/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Eight tribesmen allied with the government against al-Qaida-linked foreign fighters were killed in northwest Pakistan, authorities said Monday. No one took responsibility for the attacks in the South Waziristan region. But those killed were loyal to pro-government tribal leader Maulvi Nazir, a rival of local Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud. ...
Baghdad suicide bombings kill key al-Qaida opponent Monday (01/08/08)
BAGHDAD -- The head of a key U.S.-backed Sunni group was killed Monday in a double suicide bombing that claimed at least 11 other lives and highlighted the deadly precision of attacks on Sunni leaders choosing to oppose al-Qaida in Iraq. The main target -- a former police colonel who led resistance to al-Qaida in one of its former Baghdad strongholds -- was first embraced by a bomber posing as a friend. Seconds later, the attacker stepped back and triggered an explosion, a witness said...
Bollinger, Howard lead Jackson girls' romp past NMCC (01/08/08)
Cassandra Bollinger scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Jackson girls basketball team to a 69-27 victory against New Madrid County Central on Monday. Ashten Howard tied for the team lead with seven rebounds, and added 11 points for Jackson (8-3)...
Notre Dame gets better of Farmington girls (01/08/08)
Notre Dame sophomore Jane Morrill admits that she has felt both pressure and excitement in her first full varsity basketball season. "Everybody's watching you and saying like, 'This sophomore is coming in and starting over some juniors,'" Morrill said. "I kind of feel bad. It's a lot of pressure and excitement. I just try to step up and do my best for my team."...
LSU lays claim to national crown (01/08/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- Too easy. No. 2 LSU danced, dodged and darted its way into the end zone Monday night, turning the BCS national championship game into a horrible replay for No. 1 Ohio State. It was over early, with Matt Flynn throwing four touchdown passes in a 38-24 win...
Redhawks launch a brick in showdown (01/08/08)
This was big. The largest crowd of the season had come out to see Southeast Missouri State try to pick up its seventh consecutive win to open Ohio Valley Conference play, a feat the program had not accomplished since the 1998-99 season. The opponent Monday was the hated rival, Murray State, where Southeast coach Scott Edgar once roamed the sidelines...
Southeast women nearly dig out of 20-point hole, suffer 71-68 loss (01/08/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team played a strong second half. But a dismal opening period was too much for the Redhawks to overcome Monday night. Murray State shredded Southeast's normally solid defense to build an 18-point halftime lead, after the visiting Racers led by 20 points at one time...
Redhawks suffer first OVC loss in lopsided fashion (01/08/08)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team drew its largest home crowd of the season Monday night. Not many of the announced 4,023 fans at the Show Me Center stuck around until the end. That's because the Redhawks' perfect Ohio Valley Conference record was on its way to blowing up in most decisive fashion...
Colts DB Sanders voted top defender (01/08/08)
NEW YORK -- Bob Sanders' impact on the vastly improved Indianapolis defense, not to mention his impact on opposing ball carriers, earned the Colts safety The Associated Press 2007 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award Monday. Sanders makes highlight films with his smash-mouth style and knack for always being near the ball. He was a leader on defense for Indianapolis, which had the third-ranked unit in the NFL and allowed just 262 points, a league low...
Clemens files defamation suit against his ex-trainer (01/08/08)
NEW YORK -- Roger Clemens beat Brian McNamee to court, filing a defamation suit against the former trainer who claimed to have injected him with performance-enhancing drugs. Clemens filed the suit Sunday night in Harris County District Court in Texas, listing 15 alleged statements McNamee made to the baseball drug investigator George Mitchell. Clemens claimed the statement were "untrue and defamatory."...
Offensive coordinator removed from position (01/08/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams removed Greg Olson as offensive coordinator and fired offensive line coach Paul Boudreau, a little over a week after a 3-13 season in which the offense ranked near the bottom of the league in several categories. Rams spokesman Rick Smith said Monday that Olson could be reassigned to another position with the Rams, but is also free to look for another job. ...
Should you get checked for sleep apnea? (01/08/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Snoring is a trademark symptom of sleep apnea, but not everyone who snores has it. Here is information on who should get checked for the sleep disorder. Risk factors include: -Loud snoring and choking or gasping during sleep, signaling narrowed airways that can be temporarily blocked as throat muscles relax too much...
Cancer treatment gets a little quicker (01/08/08)
There is one word that can unfailingly cause fear and discomfort in the human mind: cancer. One medical technology company recently debuted a product that aims to minimize the discomfort of patients undergoing radiation therapy by reducing the time they are stuck on the table receiving treatment...
Health calendar 1/8/08 (01/08/08)
Today n Share support group: 6:30 p.m., meeting room 108 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For parents, grandparents and other family members who have lost children due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death and ectopic pregnancy. For more information, call the Generations Center at 651-5825...
Blood drives 1/8/08 (01/08/08)
Wednesday NARS, William Street, Cape Girardeau, 3 to 7p.m. Friday Cape Girardeau Career and Tech Center, 1080 S. Silver Springs Road, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Living with uncertainty (01/08/08)
It is the first of the new year and I, like many of my optimistic fellow Americans, have a need to arm myself with resolutions. It helps us meet the uncertainty of the new year if we feel resolved to do something to improve our lots in life. Certainty is certainly reassuring. And in these uncertain times, dogmas and confident resolute leaders can be very attractive...
Reporter shared lasting friendship with Elvis, family (01/08/08)
BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. -- Hollywood scribe Nancy Anderson wasn't expecting much when she first interviewed Elvis Presley in 1956 on the set of his movie "Love Me Tender." "I didn't really want to meet Elvis because I had just talked to Fabian and some of these other teen idols and I thought 'Well, here's one more. He won't even know his name,'" Anderson, now 89 years old and retired, recalled recently...
Writers strike means less glitz for Globes (01/08/08)
LOS ANGELES -- The Golden Globes, the ceremony known for getting Hollywood's awards season off to a rollicking start, will be reduced to a news conference Sunday by the writers strike and will likely draw picket lines and lack star power. Despite the revamped ceremony announced Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Screen Actors Guild said it was encouraging its members to skip the show in support of the two-month walkout by the Writers Guild of America...
Eula Mayfield (01/08/08)
PATTON, Mo. -- Eula Agnes Mayfield, 96, of St. Louis died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Community Manor Nursing Home in Farmington, Mo. She was born Nov. 10, 1911, in Mayfield (rural Patton), daughter of Frederick Johnson and Polly A. Bollinger Mayfield...
Lucille Seabaugh (01/08/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Lucille Seabaugh, 89, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 9, 1918, at Dongola, Mo., daughter of David S. and Ida May Kinder Conrad. She and Raymond Seabaugh were married Oct. 1, 1938, at Marble Hill. He died Jan. 5, 2004...
Brian Trierweiler (01/08/08)
Brian Kelly Trierweiler, 43, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1964, in Spencer, Iowa, son of Peter William and Lucy Maureen Spence Trierweiler. He and Chris Morrison were married May 7, 1997. Trierweiler was a carpenter with Union Local 1770 in Cape Girardeau, and member of Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post in Jackson...
Thomas Yallaly (01/08/08)
ST. MARY, Mo. -- Thomas R. Yallaly, 101, of St. Louis was baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. Beloved husband of Vesta M. Gegg Yallaly 68 years; dear father of Gerald (Audur) and Thomas (Joan) Yallaly, Mary Ann (Raymond) Winkeler, Joan (Thomas) Sucher and Margaret (Larry) Bertel; dear son of the late William and Martha Yallaly; dear brother of the late Adolph, Amos, John, Fr. ...
Millicent O'Connell (01/08/08)
Millicent A. O'Connell, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at The Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 8, 1913, in Whitewater, daughter of John F. and Macilia Proffer Poinsett. She and Glenn O'Connell were married Nov. 5, 1933, at Old McKendree Methodist Church in Jackson. He died Feb. 16, 1988...
Dorothy Bond (01/08/08)
Dorothy Bea Bond, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born May 24, 1929, in Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Paul G. and Cecile E. Hanner Wilson. She and Christopher C. Bond were married June 30, 1951, in Bloomfield. He died Feb. 12, 2006...
Bob Payne (01/08/08)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Elvin "Bob" Payne, 88, of Puxico passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 27, 1919, at Zalma, Mo., son of Eli and Lydia Carver Payne. Bob was a retired head sawyer at a saw mill and of the General Baptist belief...
Susanna Simmons (01/08/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Susanna L. Simmons, 90, of Cairo died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. She was born Oct. 9, 1917, in Cairo, daughter of Leonard and Theresa Malinski Simmons. She married Charles Simmons, who preceded her in death...
John Drum Sr. (01/08/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John Francis Drum Sr., 92, of Perryville, formerly of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. He was born Oct. 24, 1915, at Oak Ridge, son of Marvin and Lottie Fulbright Drum. After the death of his mother he was raised by his father and stepmother, Ethel Smith. He and Dessie Moore were married Oct. 20, 1943. She died Sept. 25, 2003...
Births 1/8/08 (01/08/08)
Ireland; Higgs; Casey; Shetley; Caldwell; Guzman; Peters; Clubbs
Cape/Jackson fire report 1/8/08 (01/08/08)
n At 6:03 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Perryville Road. n At 7:27 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at Bloomfield Road and North Kingshighway. n At 7:52, an extrication at County Road 621. n At 10:13 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Cape Meadows Circle...
Cape/Jackson police report 1/8/08 (01/08/08)
Arrests; Thefts
Out of the past 1/8/08 (01/08/08)
Cape Girardeau County authorities yesterday filed 23 felony burglary and stealing charges against a 23-year-old Cape Girardeau man who allegedly was involved in 22 daylight burglaries from mid-August to early November last year in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties; a 19-year-old Marble Hill, Mo., man has also been questioned in connection with the burglaries...
Correction 1/8/08 (01/08/08)
Alzheimer's Association to hold trivia night The trivia night to benefit the Alzheimer's Association will be held Feb. 23 at the VFW Post 3838, 1409 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau. The website is www.alz stl.org. The date and website were incorrect in Monday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error....
Weather forecast (01/08/08)
By JOHN TIERNEY I'd like to wish you a happy New Year, but I'm afraid I have a different sort of prediction. You're in for very bad weather. In 2008, your television will bring you image after frightening image of natural havoc linked to global warming. You will be told that such bizarre weather must be a sign of dangerous climate change -- and that these images are a mere preview of what's in store unless we act quickly to cool the planet...
Ethanol at the pump (01/08/08)
The push for alternative fuel for motorized vehicles took an official turn in Missouri with the start of 2008. Missouri became the third state in the nation to require a 10 percent ethanol blend, as long as it doesn't cost more than unblended gasoline...
Where did all that money go? (01/08/08)
To the editor:The southern five counties of Illinois have been the subject of many news articles over the past few years regarding economic development and the numerous agencies which propose to improve the economic climate of this region. Grant funds from state and federal sources have been provided to these various agencies by the millions. While there have been some improvements made in this region, the overall bang for the buck appears to be seriously lacking...
Mosley book is truly a treasure (01/08/08)
To the editor:Last month I attended a book signing at the Farmington Public Library for Jean Bell Mosley's book, "And God Answered." As a youngster growing up in Ste. Genevieve County, I always looked forward to Mrs. Mosley's columns that appeared in the Ste. ...
Workers' comp changes insulting (01/08/08)
To the editor:In response to the op-ed article "Workers' comp law benefits employees and employers": Omar Davis, director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, demonstrates his misplaced loyalty to the falsehoods which drove the 2005 changes to Missouri's laws that once protected working families. ...
Speak Out 1/8/08 (01/08/08)
Bad TV decision; Thanks for cane; Jackson's lights; Not a catastrophe; Birth-control advice; Net increase; Connect to Memphis; Restroom manners; Governors at work; Lots of applicants
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