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Scott County budget eliminates cost of living adjustment (01/17/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- One major casualty of Scott County's looming budget crunch will be cost of living adjustments for elected officials and employees, county commissioners said at their Thursday morning meeting. The county's 2007 budget included a cost of living adjustment of 3.5 percent for county employees. ...
Airport board chooses Great Lakes (01/17/08)
When the time came for the Cape Girardeau Airport Advisory Board to make a decision, it boiled down to track record versus grand vision. Great Lakes Airlines of Cheyenne, Wyo., a company that has steadily built its business on taking advantage of federal subsidies available through the Essential Air Service program, won the board's nod Wednesday evening to provide commercial passenger service...
Road panel sets Feb. 15 deadline (01/17/08)
The Cape Girardeau County Road and Bridge Advisory Board voted Wednesday evening to give county highway administrator Scott Bechtold until Feb. 15 to obtain and file the easements needed to complete a $3.4 million road building program in 2008. The board, reacting to the Monday decision of the county commision to push forward with putting hard surfaces on 21 miles of county roads this year, met in special session. ...
Board trims field to three candidates for superintendent (01/17/08)
The Cape Girardeau School Board has narrowed the pool of potential superintendents but is not releasing the names of the three candidates who will be interviewed. Interview dates have not been arranged yet. On Tuesday, the board met in closed session to review 11 or 12 applications. ...
Portable toilets set on fire for second time in two weeks (01/17/08)
Police are investigating several unusual cases of intentional burning they believe are the work of the same person. The targets have been Several At Your Service Portable Toilets in Arena Park and the religious symbol set into the ground at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 1820 Perryville Road...
Cape Civil War Roundtable elects new officers (01/17/08)
The Cape Civil War Roundtable elected new officers recently. They are Mike Hahn, vice president; Marie Stalon, secretary/treasurer; Glenn Harper, Charles Stalon and Rob Weeks, board members. Dub Suedekum's presidency was renewed for two more years...
Tax aid to be offered in Cape and Jackson (01/17/08)
AARP Tax-Aide offers tax assistance for low- to moderate-income individuals with federal and state tax forms. AARP also assists seniors and handicapped individuals with Missouri Tax Credits. Bring last year's returns, current year W2, Social Security and SSI (letter), 1099-INT, 1099-R, paid property tax for 2007, or total of year's rent receipts from landlord with landlord's Social Security number. ...
Community briefs 1/17/08 (01/17/08)
Pachyderm Club meets at Dexter Bar-B-Que The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club will meet tonight at Dexter Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau. The meal starts at 6:15 p.m., and the meeting will start at 7. The speaker will follow. Call Gerald Adams at 243-4199 for more information...
Local briefs 1/17/08 (01/17/08)
Dillon reports campaign funds Democratic state Senate candidate Ellen Dillon reported raising $1,575, including personal loans totalling $550, in her first report for the 2008 campaign. Dillon is seeking the 27th District seat currently held by Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau. She reported spending $89.70, and incurred expenses totalling $1,247.37 that were unpaid as of Dec. 31...
The school for second chances (01/17/08)
Walking through the halls of the Alternative Education Center, even during a passing period, there is relative calm. Students are orderly, the noise minimal. During class, the halls are nearly silent. "That's what surprises people the most, is how quiet it is," said Carla Fee, director of the center...
In Federal Court 1/17/08 (01/17/08)
The office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway released the following items. Pleaded Guilty n Name: Ryan Blunt n Age: 33 n Residence: Cape Girardeau n Charge: Unlawful possession of a firearm n Summary: On Aug. 1, law enforcement officers searched a residence on North Spanish Street and located a loaded .38-caliber Smith & Wesson along with 88 rounds of extra ammunition. ...
Community cuisine 1/17/08 (01/17/08)
Men's breakfast to be held at Scott City Scott City First Assembly of God is hosting a men's breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The all-you-can-eat meal includes sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy. The meal is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 573-264-2365...
New state plan would boost highway funding without new taxes (01/17/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A state senator promoted a new plan Thursday that would boost money for highways without raising taxes by tapping into the natural growth of state revenues. The proposal by Sen. John Loudon would direct 10 percent of the growth in state revenues toward highways, bridges and other kinds of transportation...
Mo. Supreme Court considers eminent domain in smaller cities (01/17/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court hears arguments from a dentist wanting to prevent a St. Louis suburb from taking his property. An attorney for Homer Tourkakis says the state constitution prevents about 800 cities, including Arnold, from using a law permitting eminent domain for redevelopment projects...
At least 3 die in weather-related wrecks in Northwest Missouri (01/17/08)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) -- At least three people are dead in weather-related crashes in northwest Missouri, and slick roads have brought the Thursday morning commute to a crawl throughout the region. The weather is blamed for numerous accidents in western Missouri and eastern Kansas, while some schools are closed or delaying the start of classes...
MoDOT to check for gusset plate flaws in 232 bridges (01/17/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal investigation's finding in the Minneapolis bridge collapse is prompting the Missouri Department of Transportation to take another look at more than 200 bridges. MoDOT bridge engineers began their study Wednesday. That was one day after investigators announced that 16 steel gusset plates at the Minnesota bridge that collapsed in August were a half-inch too thin...
KC man charged in November death of baby son (01/17/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas City man is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of his 9-month-old son. Jackson County prosecutors say 27-year-old Daniel Taft is charged with second-degree murder, child endangerment and child abuse. He turned himself in Wednesday after the medical examiner ruled Savion Taft's death a homicide...
Mo. senator proposes highway funding boost without new taxes (01/17/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A state senator is promoting a new plan to boost money for highways without raising taxes. The proposal by Republican Senator John Loudon, of Chesterfield, would direct 10 percent of the growth in state revenues toward highways, bridges and other kinds of transportation...
National Weather Service volunteer retires after decades of work (01/17/08)
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- Every day, rain or shine, for 58 consecutive years, Ruth Gordon or her father, Ralph Land, have dutifully recorded weather observations in Waynesville for the National Weather Service. That volunteer work comes to an end this month as Gordon turns her duties, her rain gauge, her temperature and humidity measuring equipment, and other parts of her weather station over to the Springfield office of the National Weather Service...
Fossett's wife to testify in death petition case (01/17/08)
CHICAGO -- Adventurer Steve Fossett's wife must take the witness stand before the missing millionaire can be legally presumed dead, a judge said Wednesday. Fossett, 63, renowned for his transglobal balloon flights and other colorful exploits, vanished last September after taking off for a pleasure flight in a light plane from a small airstrip near Yerington, Nev...
Advocates for homeless seek reforms after man dies in St. Louis (01/17/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Two ministers troubled by the death of a man living under a highway overpass called on the city Wednesday to designate land where the homeless can live safely outdoors. The idea was quickly dismissed by the city's director of human services, who said providing the homeless with an empty lot to live in simply isn't an idea he can support...
Defendant calls detective for mercy (01/17/08)
DIAMOND, Mo. -- A small-town mayor and pastor charged with enticing a child over the Internet called the investigating detective at home and asked him to stop the case. Police Detective Jim Murray played a tape of the Wednesday phone call from Allen Kauffman, 63, to The Associated Press...
Matt Blunt approves $2 million e-mail archive (01/17/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt has ordered work to begin on a $2 million plan to archive government e-mails in response to concerns about e-mail deletions in his office and elsewhere. Blunt had asked the state's computer chief in November to research ways of permanently saving e-mails. That request came after a former staff lawyer alleged he had been fired from Blunt's office for questioning its e-mail deletion practices...
Refugees assemble exhibit on ethnic cleansing (01/17/08)
CREVE COEUR, Mo. -- A new exhibit here focuses on a tragedy that would become the model for "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia in the early 1990s, and on the tales of some survivors who later resettled as refugees in St. Louis. The multimedia exhibit, "Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide," tells the story of the Bosnian city and surrounding villages in the former Yugoslavia that were transformed into a network of concentration camps and killing centers in 1992...
Study finds gene combination seems to raise risk of prostate cancer (01/17/08)
Scientists have taken a key step toward revealing the causes of prostate cancer, finding that a combination of five gene variants dramatically raises the risk of the disease. Added to family history, they accounted for nearly half of all cases in a study of Swedish men...
White House tape reuse raises possibility that some e-mails are gone (01/17/08)
WASHINGTON -- The White House acknowledges recycling backup computer tapes of e-mail, a practice that may have wiped out many electronic messages from the early years of the Bush administration, including some pertaining to the CIA leak case. The disclosure about recycled backup tapes came minutes before midnight Tuesday under a court-ordered deadline that forced the White House to reveal information it previously had refused to provide...
Activists upset after Bush exempts Navy from law to allow sonar training off Calif. (01/17/08)
LOS ANGELES -- On Wednesday conservationists blasted President Bush's decision to exempt the Navy from an environmental law so it can continue using high-power sonar in its training off Southern California -- a practice they say harms whales and other marine mammals...
Lawmaker says interrogation tapes were destroyed over CIA objections (01/17/08)
WASHINGTON -- The CIA official who gave the command to destroy interrogation videotapes apparently acted against the direction of his superiors, the top Republican House Intelligence Committee member said Wednesday. "It appears he hadn't gotten authority from anyone," said Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., speaking to reporters after the first day of closed testimony in the committee's investigation. "It appears he got direction to make sure the tapes were not destroyed."...
Man accidentally shoots himself during robbery (01/17/08)
KOKOMO, Ind. -- A man accidentally shot himself in the groin as he was robbing a convenience store Tuesday, police said. A clerk told police a man carrying a semiautomatic handgun entered the Village Pantry demanding cash and a pack of cigarettes. The clerk put the cash in a bag and as she turned to get the cigarettes, she heard the gun discharge...
Learning hurt by schools' increasing reliance on substitute teachers (01/17/08)
WASHINGTON -- A year is a long time in a child's education, the time it can take to learn cursive writing or beginning algebra. It's also how much time children can spend with substitute teachers from kindergarten through high school -- time that's all but lost for learning...
Former congressman faces conspiracy, obstruction of justice charges (01/17/08)
WASHINGTON -- A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted Wednesday on charges of working for an alleged terrorist fundraising ring that sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan...
Fed: Economy has lost momentum (01/17/08)
WASHINGTON -- Fresh fears about a recession accompanied Wednesday's somber report from the Federal Reserve suggesting retailers, home builders and many manufacturers should brace for even more rough times ahead. Adding to the worries: More big banks reported losses and said people were having trouble making payments for everything from credit cards to cars...
Islamic militants seize Pakistani fort near Afghan border (01/17/08)
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan -- In an embarrassing battlefield defeat for Pakistan's army, Islamic extremists attacked and seized a small fort near the Afghan border, leaving at least 27 soldiers dead or missing. The militants did not gain significant ground, but they did further erode confidence in the U.S.-allied government's ability to control the frontier where the Taliban and al-Qaida flourish...
Scientists find fossil of largest species of rodent ever discovered (01/17/08)
LONDON -- Eeek! Imagine a rodent that weighed a ton and was as big as a bull. Uruguayan scientists say they have uncovered fossil evidence of the biggest species of rodent ever found, one that scurried across wooded areas of South America about 4 million years ago, when the continent was not connected to North America...
Bulldogs drop second straight road game (01/17/08)
The Notre Dame girls basketball team limped into halftime after shooting 13 percent in the first two quarters Wednesday. What made the Bulldogs' woes even worse is that St. Joseph's shot 76 percent in the opening half. The Angels enjoyed an 18-point lead at halftime and cruised to the 77-43 victory. St. Joseph's entered the game ranked No. 10 in Class 5 in the latest Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association poll. Notre Dame was ranked No. 10 in Class 4...
Redhawks open baseball season Feb. 22 (01/17/08)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will open its season in Pine Bluff, Ark., on Feb. 22 when it takes on Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the first of a four-game series. The Redhawks' home opener is Feb. 29, when they welcome in Northern Colorado for a four-game set at Capaha Field...
Missouri's late rally fails (01/17/08)
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State tried the one-man band approach last game and lost. All its starters were on board Wednesday, and predictably, the results were much better. Wesley Johnson tied a season-high with 20 points, Jiri Hubalek added 17 points and Iowa State never trailed in beating Missouri 72-67...
Farden stresses academics as much as athletics (01/17/08)
For Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics coach Tom Farden, season success is not based solely on how the Redhawks fare during their athletic competitions. He wants his team to also excel academically, which is always one of the Redhawks' primary goals...
Southeast to begin post-Foust era tonight (01/17/08)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team beat both Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech at the Show Me Center last month. Southeast would love to duplicate that feat on the road as the Redhawks continue the toughest stretch of their Ohio Valley Conference schedule...
Redhawks expect battle with Tigers (01/17/08)
Before this season, it hardly was necessary for the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team to take Tennessee State seriously. Entering today's 5:30 p.m. tipoff in Nashville, Tenn., that is no longer the case. The vastly improved Tigers snapped a 10-game losing streak to Southeast when they upset the Redhawks 61-49 in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 6...
Reyes, Thompson highlight Caravan (01/17/08)
It might be difficult to top last year in terms of excitement for the annual spring Cardinals Caravan stops. Last year, the team was coming off a World Series championship and the Cardinals who came through Cape Girardeau's Osage Community Centre on a Sunday evening included key participants Chris Duncan and Adam Wainwright, the youngster who recorded the last outs of the National League championship series and the World Series via strikeouts...
Cardinals GM 'comfortable' Glaus clean of steroids (01/17/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Before acquiring Troy Glaus in a trade with Toronto, the St. Louis Cardinals looked into allegations the third baseman used steroids. New Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Wednesday he was "comfortable" with baseball's investigation into the matter...
Legace hurt in Blues' 6-1 loss (01/17/08)
CHICAGO -- Rookie Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, and Patrick Lalime made 32 saves in the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. Dustin Byfuglien had a goal and two assists for Chicago, which won its second straight following an eight-game (0-6-2) losing streak. Jack Skille, Rene Bourque and Yanic Perreault also scored for the Blackhawks...
Encarnacion faces uncertain future as a baseball player (01/17/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Juan Encarnacion's horrific eye injury is expected to sideline him this season, and the St. Louis Cardinals aren't sure if he'll ever play again. Encarnacion was standing in the on-deck circle at Busch Stadium on Aug. 31 when a foul ball struck him in the left eye. Soon after the injury, Dr. George Paletta, the Cardinals' medical director, called it the "worst trauma I've seen. Absolutely."...
Glaus likely to bat cleanup (01/17/08)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak believes that with one trade he eliminated a potentially disruptive clubhouse rift and filled one of the team's greatest needs. The Cardinals this week sent disgruntled third baseman Scott Rolen to Toronto for Troy Glaus in a swap of third basemen. Mozeliak discussed the trade during a news conference Wednesday. Glaus also spoke with the media via conference call...
Living your dreams (01/17/08)
Jan. 17, 2008 Dear Leslie, When you were a cub reporter at the Daily Pilot, you knew who the best reporters on the staff were. You watched them work, listened to them, tried to understand what made them different. You paid attention, worked hard and wound up at the Los Angeles Times. It can happen...
At the theaters (01/17/08)
'27 Dresses'; 'Cloverfield'; 'Mad Money'; 'Aliens vs. Predator Requiem'; 'Alvin and the Chipmunks'; 'The Bucket List'; 'Charlie Wilson's War'; 'Enchanted'; 'First Sunday'; 'I Am Legend'; 'In the Name of the King'; 'Juno'; 'Kite Runner'; 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets'; 'No Country for Old Men'; 'One Missed Call'; 'P.S. I Love You'; 'Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie'; 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'; 'Water Horse: Legend of the Deep'
Top 5 CDs (01/17/08)
The best selling CDs at PMac Mucis from Jan. 7 to Jan. 13. 1. Gucci Mane -- "Back to the Traphouse" 2. Mary J. Blige -- "Growing Pains" 3. Radiohead -- "In Rainbows" 4. Paramore -- "Riot" 5. Sixx A.M. -- "Heroin Diaries"
Screenwriters discuss what to cut, what to keep in turning best-selling books into movies (01/17/08)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- David Benioff was sitting on a plane, having a perfectly pleasant conversation with an elderly passenger about his job as a screenwriter, when he mentioned that he was working on an adaptation of "The Kite Runner." "She grabbed my arm and said, `That's my favorite novel. Don't change a word!"'...
Complete calendar (01/17/08)
Thursday, Jan. 17 "Swan Lake:" performed by St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre, Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus, 7:30 p.m. College Night: Muddy Waters, Egypt Mills, 7 p.m. Open-mic and Jam Session: The Camp at Main Street Bar, 9:30 p.m. Ivas John Band: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape, 8 p.m. to midnight...
Worth the drive (01/17/08)
Less than 1 hour Cache River Wetlands Center, Cypress, Ill. The Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge will host the first of two workshops on photographing wildlife from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cache River Wetlands Center. Photographer Dave Brewer will teach participants how to photograph waterfowl. In January, waterfowl numbers peak in Southern Illinois...
Good bets (01/17/08)
LIVE MUSIC Ivas John Band Bluesman Ivas and his band play with skill. When: 9 p.m. today Where: Port Cape Girardeau Classic Country Band The name says it all. When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday Where: Jackson American Legion Hall...
Sunday Blues (01/17/08)
Listen closely to the music in downtown Cape Girardeau this Sunday night and you might also hear the sound of opportunity knocking. At Broussard's, Les Lindy Jr., a sideman with Bruce Zimmerman and the Water Street Band, steps out to front his own band -- Blues Gone Awry -- performing many of his original songs. Broussard's, hosting live music on Sunday night for the first time in many years, hopes to boost its business with blues-lovers...
MyBand, MyBar, MySpace (01/17/08)
Ever read about some unknown band playing at The Camp with a funny name that sounds interesting enough to check out? All you have to do is hit MySpace. Starting a Limp Bizkit cover band, but aren't sure how to promote yourself cheap and easily find places to play? Most would tell you to get your band on MySpace ASAP. And speaking of cheap and easy, MySpace even makes life easier for the venues, making interaction with bands (and potential customers) a snap...
Some 'Idol' changes (01/17/08)
NEW YORK -- "American Idol," for all its success, is not above tinkering -- especially after last year's revolving door of celebrity mentors and Sanjaya Malakar's improbable run. Not TOO much tinkering, though. Why mess with a trusty formula? The Fox ratings superpower returned for its seventh season Tuesday, and will doubtless dominate January through May as it did last year and the year before that...
Best-sellers-Books-USAToday (01/17/08)
1. "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia" by Elizabeth Gilbert 2. "Atonement" by Ian McEwan 3. "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett 4. "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini 5. "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson...
Artifacts 1/17/08 (01/17/08)
Local artist juried into oil paint organization; Children's art on display at hospital; Local artist nominated for indie music award; Tickets for 'Chicago' in Paducah on sale Monday; -- From staff reports
'The Kite Runner:' Touching story of atonement (01/17/08)
Hauntingly elegant and searingly heart wrenching, "The Kite Runner" is difficult to watch. Based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini, the film opens with an Afghan immigrant named Amir (Khalid Abdalla plays the adult Amir) living in San Francisco and receiving copies of his first novel from his publisher. ...
The Woman wears `Cashmere': Lucy Liu returns to television AP Photo NYET388 (01/17/08)
For The Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- "It was never a goal to be out of television or in television," says Lucy Liu of her return to TV in ABC's "Cashmere Mafia." It's her first as a series regular since 2002 when her wicked turn as the fiery Ling Woo on "Ally McBeal" ignited a film career -- though it had never been the bigger screens or leading roles she was after...
'The Bucket List': Sure to tug heartstrings (01/17/08)
A big theme of "The Bucket List" is that life is too short to waste on unimportant matters. Another theme is that most all of us realize much too late that our best laid plans have gone awry. Those of you -- myself included -- who have witnessed the slow tragic death of cancer might recoil at the silly TV ads promoting the film, and though the actual film might have leaned too heavily on the cliched angles of the buddy picture/lighthearted adventure flick, the story has substance and is full of truth and hard decisions.. ...
Paducah's positives depend on your preferences (01/17/08)
I'm writing to you on the other side of a much-needed minivacation. Last week I took two days off work and created the coveted four-day weekend. The result was a healthy personal epiphany and a trip to Paducah, Ky., that much talked about rival of (or model for) Cape Girardeau's downtown...
Foo Fighters' Grammy-nominated 'Echoes' features a more introspective Grohl (01/17/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Even though she's a good few years away from taking stubby pencil to paper herself, Dave Grohl's baby daughter Violet gets full credit for influencing her daddy's writing style. For the Foo Fighters' founder and frontman, the 2006 birth of his first child added a personal, often confessional tone to his lyrics...
St. Louis practices its French (01/17/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Mardi Gras Day isn't until Feb. 2 in St. Louis, but the city has already begun celebrating. Mardi Gras activities kicked off in St. Louis last weekend with the Soulard Mardi Gras House Decorating Contest, but a large slate of events is yet to take place...
Monster trucks (01/17/08)
Two years ago Bethany Clayton was loading up her custom quad racer after the Monster Trucks event at the Show Me Center when she noticed a truck was parked in her way. She said Cody Barrett, the truck's owner, wanted to impress her with his brand-new Ford Powerstroke truck but wasn't getting anywhere. "I'm not a Ford person," she said. "I'm more of a Chevy kind of person."...
Hola, Las Brisas (01/17/08)
When the Marquez family wanted to expand their small chain of Las Brisas Mexican restaurants, they found what they were looking for in Scott City. "We drove here and saw this empty place, and we liked the location," said Cristobal Marquez, owner of the newest Las Brisas in Scott City. The place they found was the former home of Scott City's Sonic Drive-In, which closed last year...
Kathleen Bates (01/17/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Kathleen J. Bates, 59, formerly of Perry County died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at DeGreef Nursing Facility in St. Louis. She was born April 6, 1948, in Perry County, daughter of Leo and Christine Baer Winschel. She and Keith Bates were married Nov. 19, 1996, in Las Vegas...
Marcella McCommons (01/17/08)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Marcella McCommons, 73, of rural Dongola died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at her home. She was born June 10, 1934, daughter of William and Myrtle Scronce Dillow. She and George McCommons were married May 5, 1951, in Piggott, Ark. Survivors include her husband; a son, Carroll McCommons of Dongola; two daughters, Brenda Cooley of Dongola, Diane Kraatz of Jonesboro, Ill.; two brothers, Jim Dillow of Shannon, Ill., Gary Dillow of Olive Branch, Ill.; four sisters,: Lula Tripp and Shirley Simmerman of Dongola, Joyce Poole and Pat Webb of Anna; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.. ...
Irene Myer (01/17/08)
Irene Myer, 81, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Walter Goggin (01/17/08)
Walter "Cliff" Goggin, 81, of St. Charles, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008. He was the son of George and Bessie Goggin. He married Luella Fern, who preceded him in death. Goggin was a member of First Baptist Church in Wentzville, Mo. He served with Gen. George Patton in the 4th Armored Infantry...
Euva Williams (01/17/08)
Euva L. Williams, 84, of Crump passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Bollinger County, Mo., to Loy M. and Gracie C. (Rae) Jackson. She attended grade school in Bollinger County. Euva and James F. Williams Jr. were married Dec. 2, 1940, and always resided in the Crump community. She was a supportive wife and loving mother to their seven children. They had been married nearly 66 years when Jr. passed away Oct. 20, 2006...
Tom Long (01/17/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Thomas Evans "Tom" Long, 61, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, in his sleep at his home in Houston. He was born Feb. 21, 1946, in Painton, Mo., son of Evans and Georgia Flowers Long. Tom was a 1964 graduate of Advance High School, and a graduate of Bailey Technical School of St. Louis...
Manuel Johnson Sr. (01/17/08)
BRIDGETON, Mo. -- Manuel Dale Johnson Sr., 67, of Bridgeton, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at DePaul Hospital from an aneurysm followed by a heart attack. He was born March 4, 1940, the younger of twin boys to Lee Roy and Opal Johnson at the family farm near Advance, Mo. He married Carol Ann Bates...
Births 1/17/08 (01/17/08)
Schafer; Keen
Cape fire report 1/17/08 (01/17/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 5:26 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Independence Street. n At 8:01 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of Fairway Boulevard. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Cape police report 1/17/08 (01/17/08)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n A 16-year-old was cited into juvenile court on suspicion of stealing and assault. n Brandon L. Banks, 22, 2775 Lynnwood Hills Drive, No. 3, was arrested on suspicion of stealing...
Out of the past 1/17/08 (01/17/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee police chief Jerry Woolsey is resigning his post to become a member of the Scott County Sheriff's Department. Citing the uncertainty over the future of federal revenue sharing and whether the county will receive any federal disaster aid in connection with last month's flooding, the Cape Girardeau County Court approves a $6.2 million budget that takes a "wait and see" attitude as to the future of county bridge construction...
East part of Cape is eyesore (01/17/08)
By Irene Stevens I was a resident of Cape Girardeau for almost 40 years when I decided in 2003 to give Colorado a try. Since then I have enjoyed Colorado, but I plan to move back to Cape Girardeau next summer. However ... . I drove through Cape Girardeau over the Christmas holiday and was appalled at the decay in the east part of town. ...
A community issue (01/17/08)
Nancy Jernigan, executive director of the United Way of Southeast Missouri, touched a nerve at this month's First Friday Coffee sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Jay Knudtson and chamber president John Mehner discussed the state of the city. Jernigan asked how the city could assist the Cape Girardeau School District and children from low-income and single-parent families...
Speak Out 1/17/08 (01/17/08)
Ethanol fallout; Good for the economy; Protect the children; Planet doctors; Corn subsidies
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