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Illinois waives death penalty in Krajcir case (01/09/08)
MARION, Ill. -- At alleged serial killer Timothy W. Krajcir's initial court appearance in Williamson County, Ill., Wednesday afternoon, State's Attorney Charles Garnati waived the death penalty for the two murder counts Krajcir faces for a 1978 murder...
Storms cause damage (01/09/08)
A motorist on Cape Rock Drive splashed over the swollen Walker Branch that runs through Dennis Scivally Park during heavy rain Tuesday.Tuesday's storms toppled a few trees, flooded short stretches of roadway and knocked out power briefly, according to police and fire department officials. ...
Judge sides with cities on Prop B (01/09/08)
A state judge ruled Tuesday that Proposition B, which raised Missouri's minimum wage, does not apply to fire district, county or city employees. Voters approved Proposition B in 2006. In January 2007, the Missouri Municipal League, along with a small group of city and county governments and fire districts, sued Missouri's Department of Labor and Industrial Relations...
Poverty has bigger effect than school spending on test scores (01/09/08)
Student performance has much more to do with whether the students live in poverty than how much the district spends on them, recent data from the state shows. Cape Girardeau schools spent nearly $2,000 more per pupil than Jackson did, $8,242 versus $6,264, while Jackson students scored about 15 percentage points higher on state tests, on average, during the 2006-2007 school year...
Governor proposes spending $721,558 for improvements at SEMO Port (01/09/08)
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 the SEMO Port...
Ninth Republican reveals plans to run for commission seat (01/09/08)
Oak Ridge contractor Jeff Hahs isn't worried that he'll be lost in the crowd as he joins the ever-expanding field of candidates seeking the open seat on the Cape Girardeau County Commission. Hahs, owner of JLH Construction, became the ninth Republican to announce his plans to seek the GOP nomination for the District 1 commission seat being vacated by 15-year commission veteran Larry Bock. ...
Tornado touches down northeast of Essex (01/09/08)
ESSEX, Mo. -- A tornado, confirmed by the National Weather Service, cut a narrow path through an area near the Stoddard County community of Essex at around 1 p.m. Tuesday, leaving at least one rural home in ruins and several power lines snapped. The home of Bobby and Jackie Griffin, on County Road 554 about 2.5 miles northeast of U.S. 60 and Route FF, sustained severe damage from the storm...
Jodi Menz, Delta basketball (01/09/08)
The Delta Bobcats had no shortage of top performers last week on its way to a fifth straight Delta New Year's Eve Tournament championship. Three different players were in double figures in each of the three tournament wins that brought the Bobcats to 10-1 on the season...
Broadview crash closes traffic on William (01/09/08)
Four Jackson students named to All State Band (01/09/08)
There were no action items on the agenda at the Jackson school board's meeting Tuesday. Scott Vangilder, a band director, discussed the district's state success. This year four students, Jenney Watson, alto clarinet; Emily Hoffman, bass clarinet; Hannah Fisher, clarinet; and Eric Koenig, bassoon, were selected for All State Band. ...
Major case squad activated to revisit 1998 double murder in Portageville (01/09/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Nearly 10 years after the murder of a Portageville, Mo., 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 Tuesday morning news conference in Sikeston...
Zoning beyond boundaries considered by Cape council (01/09/08)
Expanding the city of Cape Gir-ardeau may include extending zoning rules past the city limits. Members of the planning and zoning commission meet tonight to focus on how far the city can go. By state law, home-rule cities such as Cape Girardeau can apply zoning rules to a margin of up to two miles of unincorporated county land. The county commission must approve the move, following a public hearing...
Threat against Kennett High School a hoax (01/09/08)
Threat against Kennett High School a hoax KENNETT, Mo. -- According to the Daily Dunklin Democrat, a bomb threat at Kennett High School on Sunday night turned out to be a hoax. According to superintendent Jerry Noble, "as a teacher was entering the high school building Sunday night at about 8:30 p.m., she noticed a piece of paper had been folded and placed in the door. ...
Youth organization plans informational meeting (01/09/08)
Youth organization plans informational meeting Prominent Youth, a not-for-profit organization that pairs teens with mentors to run a business, will have a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Southeast Innovation Center, 920 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. Members of Prominent Youth from Kansas City will lead the presentation. Call Sally Suchman, the regional manager for Prominent Youth of Southeast Missouri, at 579-0152 for more information...
Sikeston to get tough on litterbugs (01/09/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Litter in Sikeston, get thrown in the slammer? "I've noticed lately that litter continues to be a problem here in town," Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall said during the regular city council meeting Monday. Marshall said he witnessed a motorist tossing garbage out of the vehicle's window while driving in Sikeston last week. "Who do they think picks this trash up?" he asked...
Man hit by van after entering street is stable (01/09/08)
Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau police reported Tuesday that a man hit by a van near the intersection of West End Boulevard and Bessie Street late that morning wandered out into the street in front of the vehicle. Police weren't releasing the pedestrian's name Tuesday afternoon, but said he was in intensive care at a local hospital in stable condition. ...
Mo. lawmaker again pursuing slavery apology (01/09/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis legislator says he again will file a resolution that apologizes for slavery. Democratic House member Talbdin El-Amin (El-Ah-MEEN') says an apology would help heal wounds. The state was so divided during the Civil War that it sent soldiers to both sides...
Court dismisses child porn case against SW Mo. judge over delays (01/09/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A federal judge in Springfield has dismissed a child pornography case against a former Douglas County judge over repeated delays by U.S. prosecutors. The court ruled Tuesday that the delays violated the defendant's right to a speedy trial...
Former Gov. Warren Hearnes endorses Clinton (01/09/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A second former Missouri governor is now endorsing Hillary Clinton's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Warren Hearnes announced his support Wednesday, a day after Clinton's come-from-behind win in the New Hampshire primary. Hearnes was elected in 1964 and again four years later...
Missouri legislature begins 2008 session (01/09/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri legislative session is under way with illegal immigration, health care, taxes and education atop the agenda. The House and Senate convened around noon Wednesday for their 2008 session, which runs through mid-May...
Judge orders halt to distribution of Bibles in Mo. public school (01/09/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A rural Missouri school district's long-standing practice of allowing the distribution of Bibles to grade school students is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled. An attorney for the school district said Wednesday he will appeal...
Judge OKs settlement after Taum Sauk reservoir collapse (01/09/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A judge in Reynolds County has approved a settlement in which Ameren Corp. agreed to pay $180 million in cash and property for the Taum Sauk reservoir collapse of 2005. The settlement to compensate the state was reached in November, but Circuit Judge William Seay signed off on the agreement Wednesday in a Centerville courtroom, much to the relief of rural residents who count on Ameren's tax dollars...
Barnes-Jewish Hospital launches new nursing school (01/09/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Faced with an outdated nursing school building, but a regional and national shortage of nurses, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has decided to buck an industry trend. The hospital, ranked among the nation's best, has invested $40 million in what it plans to make one of the nation's premier nursing schools...
Armed robbery suspect shot, killed in St. Charles (01/09/08)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- St. Charles police say an officer who shot and killed an armed robbery suspect was acting in self-defense. The name of the officer and the suspect have not been released. The officer is a 15-year veteran of the department and is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation. But police say preliminary indications are the officer did nothing improper...
Task force drafts new harassment law after Internet suicide (01/09/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Adults who use the Internet or other media to harass children could be charged with a felony if Missouri lawmakers agree with a proposal made Tuesday by a special state task force. Gov. Matt Blunt's task force on Internet harassment met for the final time, putting the finishing touches on a plan that will be submitted to the governor. Committee members did not say when a final draft would be ready...
Nixon backs stricter contribution limits (01/09/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon is calling for stricter campaign contribution limits on political parties as he ramps up his challenge to Republican Gov. Matt Blunt. Political party committees currently can give candidates up to 20 times the amount of contributions as individual donors, business or interest groups -- an exception Nixon derided as a "significant loophole." He proposed to cap party contributions at the same amount as everyone else can give...
Judge rules delays don't violate right to fast trial (01/09/08)
ST. LOUIS -- 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...
Blunt proposes $11.6 million anti-smoking initiative for Mo. (01/09/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- 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 MO HealthNet, the government health care program for the poor previously known as Medicaid...
Town proposal would ban cussing in bars (01/09/08)
Town's proposal would ban cussing in bars ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- A St. Louis-area town is considering a bill that would place strict restrictions on bars by banning indecent, profane or obscene language, songs, entertainment and literature. St. Charles officials say it's needed to keep rowdy crowds under control. But some bar owners worry the bill is too vague and restrictive and may be a violation of their civil rights. A meeting to discuss the proposal is set for Monday...
Gold prices climb to new record of over $880 an ounce on rising oil prices (01/09/08)
NEW YORK -- It's the stuff of western dramas where rugged men went looking for it in the mountains. It's the glittering metal used in fancy jewelry, the highest honors for sports and the bars tucked away in heavily secured safes. And these days, gold's appeal as a safe-haven investment has carried it to record prices...
Wall Street plunges on worries about Countrywide, pending home sales drop (01/09/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street skidded lower in another fitful session Tuesday, with investors worried that the tumbling economy may not only cripple mortgage lenders like Countrywide Financial Corp. but also create problems for other companies like AT&T Inc. The Dow Jones industrials fell nearly 240 points...
Bacteria-contaminated milk blamed for three deaths, miscarriage (01/09/08)
BOSTON -- At Whittier Farms dairy, the fifth-generation owners brag of the quality of their Holstein cows and still deliver milk right to your door in glass bottles. Customers like the products because they are a hormone-free taste of old New England...
Bush declares disaster in Nev. town flooded by levee break (01/09/08)
RENO, Nev. -- President Bush declared part of northern Nevada a national disaster area Tuesday, making federal relief available to hundreds of people whose homes were swamped by a weekend levee rupture. Bush signed the declaration as building inspectors went door to door in the town of Fernley to assess millions of dollars in damage from the flood, caused by a break in a century-old irrigation canal early Saturday...
Two accused of wheeling dead man down street in bid to cash his check (01/09/08)
NEW YORK -- Two men wheeled a dead man through the streets in an office chair to a check-cashing store and tried to cash his Social Security check before being arrested on fraud charges, police said. David J. Dalaia and James O'Hare pushed Virgilio Cintron's body from the Manhattan apartment that O'Hare and Cintron shared to Pay-O-Matic, about a block away, spokesman Paul Browne said witnesses told police...
Drifter reached deal with prosecutors before leading way to Ga. hiker's body (01/09/08)
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. -- A drifter agreed to lead investigators to a hiker's decapitated body in the woods of northern Georgia only after prosecutors pledged not to seek the death penalty against him, authorities said Tuesday. Gary Michael Hilton, 61, was charged with murder after Meredith Emerson's body was found Monday night. The 24-year-old died of a blow to the head three days after she disappeared during a New Year's Day hike, said Dawson County District Attorney Lee Darragh...
Federal magistrate orders White House to say if missing e-mail is on backup tapes (01/09/08)
WASHINGTON -- A federal magistrate ordered the White House on Tuesday to reveal whether copies of possibly millions of missing e-mails are stored on computer backup tapes. The order by U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola comes amid an effort by the White House to scuttle two lawsuits that could force the Executive Office of the President to recover any e-mail that has disappeared from computer servers where electronic documents are automatically archived...
Politician caught in bathroom sex sting argues disorderly conduct law requires multiple victims (01/09/08)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Seeking to have his guilty plea in a bathroom sex sting erased, the attorneys for Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho argue in a new court filing that the underlying act wasn't criminal because it didn't involve multiple victims. An appeals brief filed Tuesday contends that Minnesota's disorderly conduct law "requires that the conduct at issue have a tendency to alarm or anger 'others'" -- underscoring the plural nature of the term...
Marines differ on details of Afghanistan shooting that killed 19 civilians (01/09/08)
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- A former Marine testified Tuesday that he thinks Afghans were killed needlessly by his special operations unit after its convoy was attacked by a car bomb. "I really felt there were a lot of people who died who didn't need to," said Nathaniel Travers, a former intelligence sergeant who left the Marines last year. "They were just driving their cars."...
Clinton, McCain win N.H. primaries (01/09/08)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won New Hampshire's Democratic primary Tuesday night in a startling upset, defeating Sen. Barack Obama and resurrecting her bid for the White House. Sen. John McCain powered past his Republican rivals and back into contention for the GOP nomination...
U.S., Iraqi troops launch major operation to push militants from strongholds (01/09/08)
BAGHDAD -- U.S. and Iraqi forces launched a major operation to strike against al-Qaida in Iraq and other extremists, the U.S. military said Tuesday, hoping to build on a recent reduction of violence and push militants from their strongholds. The division and brigade-level operation, dubbed Phantom Phoenix, will cover the entire country, the military said...
Military says rockets fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel (01/09/08)
JERUSALEM -- Two rockets fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel overnight, the military said Tuesday, expanding the violence that has erupted on Israel's other borders ahead of President Bush's visit to the region. No injuries were reported. It was the second rocket attack on Israel from Lebanon since Israel's summer 2006 war with Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas. ...
Kenya humanitarian crisis deepens; violence over disputed election wanes (01/09/08)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Mary Wanjiru sat beside her baby's corpse for hours. Nobody had a car to take her to the morgue. Nobody had money for a taxi. She called the police, but they never came. "When I woke up this morning, he was dead," said Wanjiru, whose son Brian lived just 13 months and died of exposure overnight Tuesday. He was another victim of violence unleashed by a disputed presidential election that has killed at least 500 Kenyans...
Sudanese troops fire on U.N. convoy in Darfur (01/09/08)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Sudanese soldiers shot at a convoy of U.N. peacekeepers in Darfur, critically wounding a local driver and wrecking a fuel tanker barely a week into the force's new mission in the region, U.N. officials said Tuesday. The attack was the latest challenge for the U.N. force, which has been heralded by the international community as having the best chance to quell five years of violence in Darfur but took the field with only a fraction of the anticipated troops...
Boy Scout grabs knife, foils assassination attempt in Maldives (01/09/08)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- A quick-thinking Boy Scout foiled an assassination attempt on the president of the Maldives on Tuesday, grabbing an attacker's knife as the man leapt from a crowd and lunged at the leader, an official said. President Maumoon Gayoom was unhurt, but his shirt was ripped as the attacker tried a second time to stab him before being overpowered by security guards, government spokesman Mohammed Shareef said...
Brazilian police recover stolen paintings by Picasso, Portinari; two suspects arrested (01/09/08)
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazilian police recovered paintings by Pablo Picasso and Candido Portinari that were stolen last month from the country's premier modern art museum, officials said Tuesday. Two suspects were arrested with the paintings, but no other details were immediately available, said Rosa Maria da Costa, a spokeswoman with the Sao Paulo state public safety office...
Italian leader announces plans to deal with Naples' garbage crisis (01/09/08)
ROME -- Premier Romano Prodi announced emergency measures Tuesday to deal with Naples' garbage crisis, and pledged to curb the control that organized crime has over trash collection. Prodi also named a new trash commissioner, tapping a former national police chief to deal with the crisis over the next four months. But he said that over the long term, Naples' garbage must be managed locally, not through a government-appointed commissioner...
U.S. analyzing audio, video recordings of Iran encounter in Persian Gulf (01/09/08)
CAIRO, Egypt -- The U.S. military has video and audio recordings of Iranian boats that threatened to blow up U.S. Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz and plans to release them, the top Navy commander in the Mideast said Tuesday. President Bush described the confrontation as a "provocative act."...
Boy glues hand to bed to avoid school (01/09/08)
MEXICO CITY -- A 10-year-old Mexican boy dreaded returning to school after Christmas break so much that he glued his hand to his bed. Sandra Palacios spent nearly two hours Monday morning trying to free her son Diego's hand before calling authorities, police chief Jorge Camacho said outside the northern city of Monterrey...
Tigers catch a second wind, blow past Kangaroos 96-76 (01/09/08)
~ Missouri exploded to victory after it played UMKCto a first-half draw.
Central boys rally for win (01/09/08)
The Central boys basketball team staged a fourth-quarter rally Tuesday night to notch its ninth victory of the season. Central outscored visiting Francis Howell North 25-16 in the final period to prevail 60-59. Shane Nolen led the Tigers (9-7) with 17 points. Jajuan Bell added 14 points...
Advance tags 73-57 loss on Chaffee (01/09/08)
Advance senior Chris Welch, who has been playing basketball since the third grade, wasn't a bit modest when describing his performance Tuesday night against Chaffee. "This was the biggest game I've ever had," the 6-foot-3 post player said with a smile...
Two-loss LSU tops final poll (01/09/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- For the first time, a team with two losses ended up No. 1. LSU climbed to the top of The Associated Press college football poll for the third time this season, winning its second title after beating Ohio State 38-24 in the BCS national championship game Monday night...
Talented Missouri juniors will stay in school (01/09/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five Missouri football players who were thinking about entering the 2008 NFL draft have decided to return for their senior season instead. The juniors, including quarterback Chase Daniel and tight end Chase Coffman, had submitted their names to the NFL College Advisory Committee before the Cotton Bowl...
Two Redhawks mentioned in All-American football honors (01/09/08)
Two Southeast Missouri State football players have earned honorable-mention All-American honors. Senior linebacker Adam Casper and sophomore punter Doug Spada were among 24 Ohio Valley Conference players selected earlier this week to the Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision All-American team...
49ers hire Martz as offensive coordinator (01/09/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers hired Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator Tuesday, landing one of the NFL's top offensive minds to fix a unit that floundered last season. Martz tormented the 49ers for six years during his greatest success with their NFC West rival St. Louis Rams, but was fired by the Detroit Lions last week after two seasons as offensive coordinator...
Penguins' Crosby tops All-Star voting (01/09/08)
NEW YORK -- Sidney Crosby, the 20-year-old reigning NHL MVP, topped All-Star voting for the second straight year and will start again for the Eastern Conference, the league announced Tuesday. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain, in his third NHL season, received 507,274 votes, nearly 200,000 more than anyone else in the East, and about 30,000 more than West leader Nicklas Lidstrom...
Gossage takes path less traveled into HOF (01/09/08)
NEW YORK -- Goose Gossage became only the fifth relief pitcher elected to the Hall of Fame, earning baseball's highest honor Tuesday in his ninth try on the ballot. Known for his overpowering fastball, fiery temperament and bushy mustache, the Goose received 466 of 543 votes (85.8 percent) from 10-year members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...
McDonald tallies two goals in Blues' 6-1 home victory (01/09/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Andy McDonald scored two goals and had an assist to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 6-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. St. Louis broke open a 2-0 game with four third-period goals. David Backes scored the only goal of a relatively listless first period, beating Columbus goalie Fredrik Norrena for his fifth goal of the season...
Gibbs resigns as coach of Redskins (01/09/08)
ASHBURN, Va. -- After the toughest season of his Hall of Fame career, Joe Gibbs knew he needed to walk away from the Washington Redskins and devote more time to his wife, children and grandchildren. He resigned as coach and team president of the Redskins on Tuesday, three days after a playoff loss ended an inspirational late-season run that followed the death of safety Sean Taylor...
Home briefs (01/09/08)
GARDEN To clean heavily encrusted clay pots, scrub them with a steel wool pad after they have soaked overnight in a solution consisting of one gallon of water, and one cup each of white vinegar and household bleach. Some plants are sensitive to the fluorine and chlorine in tap water. ...
Both fresh and dry herbs have uses (01/09/08)
In the days when salt and pepper formed the core of the American spice rack, parsley probably was the most exotic fresh herb to be found at most grocers. Today, produce sections are flooded with fresh herbs, from now-ubiquitous offerings such as basil and oregano to more esoteric items, such as fresh turmeric root and edible flowers...
These never-fail recipes can make preparing a sweet treat easy (01/09/08)
On New Year's Day our family dropped by to wish our friend Mike Shupert a happy 50th birthday. Turning 50 deserved a little teasing and fun, so we could not pass up the opportunity to do just that. While at his home, we enjoyed a delicious piece of Goofy Cake (having no reference to the birthday boy), an eggless chocolate cake that is moist and requires no frosting because it makes a silky chocolate glaze on the top as it bakes. ...
Bird food buffet (01/09/08)
I like to look through catalogs for gardening and birding hobbyists to see if there are any new products on the market. "Why didn't I think of that?" is the thought that usually goes through my mind when I find something new. While perusing a catalog from a birding wholesaler, I found a new product that I would never have thought of in a million years: a mealworm warmer. ...
Sweet submitted treats (01/09/08)
On New Year's Day our family dropped by to wish our friend Mike Shupert a happy 50th birthday. Turning 50 deserved a little teasing and fun, so we could not pass up the opportunity to do just that. While at his home, we enjoyed a delicious piece of Goofy Cake (having no reference to the birthday boy), an eggless chocolate cake that is moist and requires no frosting because it makes a silky chocolate glaze on the top as it bakes. ...
Britney Spears' car towed, impounded after it was abandoned in the street (01/09/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Britney Spears' car was impounded after police found it abandoned on the street. Police said Spears was driving Monday night when she had a flat tire on Sunset Boulevard sometime before 8 p.m. "She left it unattended, and it was blocking traffic, so it was towed," officer Karen Smith, a police spokeswoman, said Tuesday of Spears' car...
Madonna and husband visit Mumbai, India, slum (01/09/08)
MUMBAI, India -- Madonna visited a crowded Mumbai slum Tuesday, where impoverished residents showered her with rose and marigold petals. Madonna didn't speak to journalists, and a New York-based spokeswoman for the 49-year-old singer wasn't immediately available for comment...
Sony to start selling music downloads in MP3 format (01/09/08)
TOKYO -- Sony BMG will start selling music downloads in the copy-protection-free MP3 format later this month in North America, as even the last holdout among the major record labels crumbled to the growing trend. Sony BMG Music Entertainment said in a statement that some digital albums will be available through a new download service called Platinum MusicPass starting Jan. 15 in the U.S. and late January in Canada...
Harold Humphreys (01/09/08)
Harold Robert Humphreys, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born May 13, 1913, at Illmo, son of Matthew Fullegar and Gertrude Farner Humphreys. He and Dorothy Mae Enderle were married Aug. 2, 1941, at Kelso, Mo. She died Nov. 26, 2000...
Rose Bush (01/09/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Rose J. Bush, 99, of Sikeston died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. She was born March 18, 1908, at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Peter and Catherine Messner Kielhofner. She and Raymond Bush were married in 1940 in Phoenix. He died Sept. 23, 1980...
Jimmy Reeves (01/09/08)
James Eugene "Jimmy" Reeves, 63, of Greenville, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Sept. 5, 1944, in California. Reeves was formerly of Whitewater and Chaffee, Mo. He was an automobile mechanic...
Kay Myers (01/09/08)
ALTO PASS, Ill. -- Kay Myers, 66, of Alto Pass died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 2, 1942, at Mill Creek, Ill., daughter of Carl "Doc" and Fay Vick Cruse. She and Paul Ray Myers were married May 14, 1967, in Anna, Ill. He died July 3, 1996...
June McDowell (01/09/08)
June E. McDowell, 89, of Jackson died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, after a brief illness. She was born June 22, 1918, in Fruitland, daughter of William and Nannie Hansel Anderson. She married Harry McDowell Jan. 30, 1936. He preceded her in death March 24, 1999...
Births 1/9/08 (01/09/08)
Smith; Weston; Stueve; Hornback; Byassee
Cape/Jackson police report 1/9/08 (01/09/08)
Arrests; Summons
Cape/Jackson fire report 1/9/08 (01/09/08)
Frefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 6:54 p.m., a fire alarm at 2321 Bloomfield St. n At 7:17 p.m. a still alarm at 529 S. Hanover St. n At 11:14 p.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of William Street. n At 11:40 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of William Street...
Out of the past 1/9/08 (01/09/08)
ORAN, Mo. -- Organized Jan. 10, 1883, the First Baptist Church of Oran celebrates its 100th birthday with all-day services; the church was original constituted in 1845 as the Little River Baptist Church; it was reorganized in 1871 as Sylvania Baptist Church; then, in 1883, 16 members from the Little River and Sylvania churches met and organized the present congregation...
Correction (01/09/08)
A story in Tuesday's edition should have said Tracy McClard said she had hoped her son would be sent to the Division of Youth Services' dual jursidiction program. The state agency was named incorrectly. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Pro-jobs policy (01/09/08)
By Daniel P. Mehan Where would sick people go if Missouri hospitals shut down for four months? What would happen if Missouri trucking companies stopped hauling goods for 120 days? How would our economy be affected if every manufacturing plant in the state decided to cut production in half for months on end?...
Mother Nature (01/09/08)
As New York Times science columnist John Tierney suggested on this page Tuesday, there is a tendency among what he calls "availability entrepreneurs" to take a social-science rather than a scientific approach to long-range weather trends. As a result, weather events like the warm temperatures we're had this week are cited as part of a major weather shift...
Safer driving (01/09/08)
Three years ago, Missouri officials vowed to make roads safer. A highway safety coalition set a goal to reduce the number of traffic fatalities to 1,000 by the end of 2008. By the end of 2007, the state had met that goal. The Missouri Department of Transportation installed cable barriers in grass medians along interstates to prevent vehicles from crossing into oncoming traffics. ...
Need probe of state prison system (01/09/08)
To the editor:I believe it is time for an investigation into how the Missouri prison system works. How did a first-time offender outsmart a sophisticated system and hang himself in his cell? This is the type of situation that makes one question the veracity of the guards, wardens and other officials that a tragedy like this could happen. I hope and pray that Jonathan McClard's death will be looked at under a microscope to find out how this could have happened...
Speak Out 1/9/08 (01/09/08)
Lack of class; Asking for handouts; Everyone benefits; Tuition and taxes; Responsible power; A time of pain; Sad consequences; Doing a great job; Proud of library; Facts about TV; Inanimate objects
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