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Market may soon open up for MO biodiesel producers (01/18/08)
Missouri's biodiesel producers may soon get a guaranteed market for their product similar to the one ethanol producers got on Jan. 1 when a state mandate required all gasoline sold in the state to be 10 percent ethanol. In his State of the State address Tuesday night, Gov. ...
U.S. 61 reopened (01/18/08)
U.S. 61 has reopened after one lane was closed near Kelso, Mo., early this afternoon.
Krajcir pleads guilty in Williamson County murder (01/18/08)
Charles Drury tells Rotarians his lessons of success (01/18/08)
With a story of a sometimes exasperating, sometimes humorous rise from Kelso, Mo., to the top of one of America's popular hotel chains, Charles Drury kept an audience of about 70 members and guests of the Cape West Rotary Club in their seats long past the end of the lunch hour Thursday...
Second man charged in Sept. killing (01/18/08)
A Scott City man has been charged with witness tampering in connection with the murder of Stanley Hagan in September. According to a probable-cause statement, Christopher S. Niswonger Jr., 19, was with the defendant in the murder case, Marcus Bowers, 18, on the night Bowers allegedly slammed Hagan's head into a mobile home tie-down stake. Hagan died five days later...
Scott County workers get no raises this year (01/18/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County employees have already seen their insurance premiums go up in 2008. Now it appears they won't be getting pay raises, either. Due to this year's county budget crunch, county employees and elected officials won't receive the 3.5 percent cost of living adjustment they got last year, county commissioners said Thursday as they discussed the proposed 2008 budget, which is still being finalized...
New group in Jackson trying to help parents of students with special needs (01/18/08)
School can be a confusing environment for the parent of a preschooler with special needs, as parents wade through programs available, individualized education plans and having their child diagnosed. As the child reaches graduation, a new slew of issues arise, including what transition resources they can use and what their role as guardian becomes once the child turns 18...
Learning briefs 1/18/08 (01/18/08)
SCHOLARSHIPS n Kate Peel of Cape Gir-ardeau and Lyndsay McNeely of Jackson have been awarded a Regents' Scholarship and a Missouri Assessment Program Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2008-2009 school year. Lance Dannenmueller of Oran, Mo., has been awarded a President's Scholarship, a Missouri Leadership Award, a Missouri Assessment Program Scholarship and a Boy's State Scholarship. ...
Region briefs 1/18/08 (01/18/08)
Jackson alumni directory being compiled now The Jackson School District is trying to compile an alumni directory to help the Alumni Panel and school foundation organize class reunions. The directory will be on sale in August. Alumni should have received a postcard asking them to verify their contact information. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council endorses Great Lakes Airlines (01/18/08)
A fast, unanimous approval by the Cape Girardeau City Council affirmed Great Lakes Airlines as the city's choice for a commercial carrier. The council agreement asks the U.S. Department of Transportation to give the airline a two-year contract and three round-trip flights daily to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport...
4-year-old Nicaraguan boy's eye problem fixed in Cape (01/18/08)
Four-year-old Hector Gomez is from Esteli, Nicaragua, where the high temperature Thursday was 80 degrees. In Cape Girardeau the night before, Hector saw snow for the first time. This week he began seeing the whole world in a new way. Hector was born with crossed eyes, a condition called strabismus. ...
HOW WE MET: Great love stories from readers (01/18/08)
Ray Simonton and Donna Guethle were friends long before their relationship became a love story. He had a beautiful heart -- a friend to everyone. One of his most unforgettable expressions of love was when Ray's first wife was dying and she lost all of her hair. Ray came to work with a bald head...
Teacher abuse claims divide Missouri college town (01/18/08)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) -- Like many high school athletes, the Warrensburg High Lady Tigers were admired throughout their small town. Then they accused the school's softball and women's basketball coach of sexual misconduct. Now the six female athletes who sued the school district and coach Russell Hough -- after an internal investigation cleared the coach -- are pariahs...
Kansas utility eyes proposed Missouri power plant (01/18/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A proposed new power plant in rural Carroll County is drawing interest across the border in Kansas, where a utility battling state regulators over construction of two coal-fired plants has asked for a share of the Missouri-generated energy...
Police say man pulled gun at Troy school in road rage incident (01/18/08)
TROY, Mo. (AP) -- Charges are expected after a man allegedly pulled a gun on the campus of an eastern Missouri high school in what is described as a road rage incident. It happened Friday at Troy Buchanan High School, about 60 miles north of St. Louis. School officials say the man became angry in a driving incident and following the student to the school parking lot. He then allegedly got out of the vehicle and pulled out a gun...
Mo. House member questions legality of Blunt's health care plan (01/18/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A key Republican House member is questioning the legality of Gov. Matt Blunt's plan to expand government-subsidized health care to more low-income parents. Blunt's administration filed proposed rules for the new Insure Missouri program on Wednesday and plans start enrolling participants next month. But Rep. Rob Schaaf is leading a special House committee that has been casting a particularly critical eye on Blunt's plan...
Conviction from 1992 Poplar Bluff killing overturned (01/18/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) -- A state appeals court has overturned a man's conviction for the 1992 strangulation death of southeast Missouri woman, citing insufficient evidence. Samuel Andrew Freeman, 41, of Jefferson City, was convicted in 2006 of killing Laura Ann Wynn, 31, of Poplar Bluff...
Two dogs thrown from St. Louis overpass (01/18/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two dogs were injured after being thrown 30 feet from an overpass into a parking lot, leading the state Humane Society to offer a reward. The organization got a call Wednesday from a witness who saw a pit bull terrier and a large golden retriever or Akita mix falling from the overpass in north St. Louis. Authorities believe the dogs were thrown...
Edwards, Clinton both expected in St. Louis Saturday (01/18/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to make visits to St. Louis on Saturday as they look to Super Tuesday, the Feb. 5 primary when voters in Missouri and 23 other states go to the polls. Sen. Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, will attend an event Saturday evening, her campaign said, but details haven't been announced...
Ameren to seek rate increase this year (01/18/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Ameren Corp. expects to ask Missouri regulators by the middle of this year for another electric rate increase, the St. Louis-based utility said Thursday. The expected rate increase request was mentioned in a news release in which the company refined its 2007 earnings-per-share guidance. Ameren spokesman Tim Fox said he was not sure of the specific amount that would be sought...
Missouri Supreme Court considers eminent domain in smaller cities (01/18/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A dentist asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to prevent a St. Louis suburb from taking his property -- a request that could affect property owners in hundreds of cities around the state. The hearing, which drew an overflow audience, could make it more difficult for most of Missouri's cities and villages to use eminent domain to take private property and then use it for private development supported by special tax breaks...
New plan would boost highway funding without adding new taxes (01/18/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- 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 revenue. The proposal by Sen. John Loudon would direct 10 percent of the growth in state revenue toward highways, bridges and other kinds of transportation...
Filipino nurses face criminal charges after quitting jobs caring for terminally ill children (01/18/08)
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- For months, the nurses complained that they were subject to demeaning and unfair working conditions -- not what they were promised when they came to America from the Philippines in search of a better life. So they abruptly quit. But in doing so, they put more than their careers at risk: Prosecutors hit them with criminal charges for allegedly jeopardizing the lives of terminally ill children they were in charge of watching...
U.S. fugitives caught in Mexico are spared a possible death penalty (01/18/08)
SAN ANTONIO -- A methamphetamine dealer who gunned down a deputy during a traffic stop in Southern California. A man in Arizona who killed his ex-girlfriend's parents and brother and snatched his children. A man who suffocated his baby daughter and left her body in a tool bag on an expressway overpass near Chicago...
Abortion foes use 1887 Kansas law to launch grand jury investigation of clinic (01/18/08)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Religious conservatives have dusted off a largely forgotten 1887 state law that allows citizens to launch grand jury investigations, and they are using it to help turn Kansas into one of the nation's biggest abortion battlegrounds...
Rebates of $300 to $800 weighed as Fed, Bush, Congress urge economic rescue (01/18/08)
WASHINGTON -- United for urgent action, the White House and Congress raced toward emergency steps Thursday to rescue the national economy from a possible recession, including tax rebates of at least $300 a person -- and maybe as much as $800. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke endorsed the idea of putting money into the hands of those who would spend it quickly and boost the flagging economy...
Braves, Rams reach final (01/18/08)
It will be a battle of Scotts in the Scott-Mississippi Conference boys basketball tournament title game. No. 2 seed Scott City defeated Kelly 56-52, while top-seeded Scott County Central beat East Prairie 86-59 in semifinal action Thursday in Delta...
Jackson wrestlers set sights on 17th SEMO conference championship (01/18/08)
Jackson sophomore Clay Rouse made a list of three goals entering this wrestling season -- to win 35 matches, claim a SEMO Conference title and qualify for the state tournament in the 112-pound weight class. Rouse, who has competed since he was 4 years old, has wrestling in his blood...
Saint Louis upsets No. 23 Rhode Island (01/18/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Tommie Liddell scored 22 points and Saint Louis held No. 23 Rhode Island to season lows for points and shooting percentage in a 68-61 upset on Thursday night. Reserve Paul Eckerle had 13 points and Luke Meyer 12 for Saint Louis (10-7, 1-2 Atlantic 10), which only a week ago set a modern record for futility while scoring only 20 points in a loss at George Washington. ...
Redhawks avenge home loss to Tigers (01/18/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Payback was sweet for the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team. More than a month after losing to Tennessee State for the first time in the last 11 meetings -- at home, no less -- the Redhawks got revenge. Southeast remained unbeaten in Ohio Valley Conference road games by first rallying past and then rolling over the Tigers 70-51 on Thursday night...
Southeast's OVC skid hits three (01/18/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There is no telling how the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team would have fared with Brandon Foust on Thursday night. But the Redhawks' first full game without their top all-around player did not go well as host Tennessee State rolled to an 87-75 victory...
Gamez, Trahan share lead at Hope Classic (01/18/08)
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- D.J. Trahan shot an 8-under 64, and Robert Gamez had a 65 on Thursday to tie for the lead after two rounds of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Trahan began the day with a string of four birdies and had just one bogey to go to 13-under 131 through 36 holes of the 90-hole tournament...
Serena Williams, Henin sweep third-round opponents (01/18/08)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Defending champion Serena Williams and top-ranked Justine Henin pushed aside two more overmatched opponents in the Australian Open, advancing to the fourth round with straight-set victories today. Williams, 26-1 with three titles at Melbourne Park since the start of 2003, beat No. 26 Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-4...
Selig receives three-year extension as commissioner (01/18/08)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Bud Selig was given a three-year extension as baseball commissioner through the 2012 season. The unanimous decision made at Thursday's owners' meeting came two days after Selig and union head Donald Fehr testified before a congressional committee that both criticized baseball for its steroids problem and praised the sport for strides made during the past three years...
neXt: The next generation, covered now (01/18/08)
It's not free money, but it beats mowing lawns. And you can be your own boss -- maybe even someone else's. Prominent Youth of Southeast Missouri has begun taking applications for teens who want a different work experience. The not-for-profit organization formed in Kansas City, Mo., and has grown to three satellite offices this year. The Cape Girardeau branch opened in December and had its first meeting Jan. 10...
Hooked on science: Make some raisins dance (01/18/08)
Using clear soda, you can make raisins dance. It's another easy experiment that might get you "Hooked on Science." Ingredients n Raisins n Can of clear soda n Clear glass Instructions STEP 1: Pour the soda into the clear glass. STEP 2: Drop several raisins into the soda and observe...
Teens for jeans (01/18/08)
Here's a good reason to clean out your closet and buy some new jeans: Do Something -- a not-for-profit organization that works to get teens involved in volunteering -- has teamed up with Aeropostale stores in its Teens for Jeans campaign. Between Jan. 22 and Feb. 10 you can get 20 percent off new jeans when you donate yesterday's gently worn jeans of any brand. The companies aim to collect 100,000 pairs...
War in the basement (01/18/08)
What have we gotten ourselves into? By "we" I mean my wife and me. We have decided to do battle in the basement. Not with each other. With the clutter. It's more of a war, really, and we have quickly learned that there will be many skirmishes before we can stand on the freshly swept gray concrete in front of our "Mission accomplished!" banner...
Rolling Stones sign deal with Universal Music Group for Scorsese concert film soundtrack (01/18/08)
LONDON -- The Rolling Stones announced Thursday they have signed a deal to release the soundtrack to their Martin Scorsese-directed concert film through Universal Music Group. The move does not bode well for EMI Group, the label that has been the Stones' home for 16 years, raising the possibility that the band might follow Radiohead and Paul McCartney and leave the embattled record company...
Prince William surprised by first solo flight (01/18/08)
LONDON -- Prince William was surprised, a bit nervous and finally elated by his first solo flight. William, 25, the elder son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, is having flight training with the Royal Air Force. He flew alone for the first time Wednesday...
Robert McMillan (01/18/08)
THEBES, Ill. -- Robert Anthony McMillan, 32, of Thebes died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to service time today at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home, with Tyrone Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Mound City National Cemetery...
Jesse Hester (01/18/08)
Jesse Lee Hester, 52, of Bernie, Mo., formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Aug. 16, 1955, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Delmas Leon and Mary Pauline Carter Hester...
Irene Myer (01/18/08)
Irene M. Myer, 81, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Egypt Mills, daughter of Albert J. and Amanda M. Schenimann Heise. She and Roy E. Myer were married Dec. 25, 1943. He died Jan. 8, 1970...
Amanda Bradley (01/18/08)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- Amanda Kaye Bradley, 27, of Marquand died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 18, 1980, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Larry Dale and Anita Christine Winchester Bradley. Bradley was a sales associate at Wal-Mart in Fredericktown, Mo. She had worked at the Lutheran Home and The Pyramid Group in Cape Girardeau, and at Monograms and More in Patton, Mo...
Ervin Lohmann (01/18/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ervin E. Lohmann, 81, of Perryville died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Perry Oaks Manor. He was born June 8, 1926, in Perry County, Mo., son of Henry J. and Anna Meyer Lohmann. Lohmann was a farmer. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Mo...
Bernadine Myers (01/18/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bernadine Aldora Myers, 86, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 13, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Clyde and Elsie Lutes Caldwell. She and Luther Scott Myers were married May 3, 1953, and he died Dec. 25, 1979...
Frank Lewis (01/18/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Frank "Diesel Doctor" Lewis, 80, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. He was born Nov. 5, 1927, at Potosi, Mo., son of Omer E. and Irene Rector Lewis. He and Daisy Harp were married Oct. 2, 1956, at Kewanee, Mo...
Charles Simms (01/18/08)
Charles W. Simms, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gertrude Garris (01/18/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gertrude Garris, 85, of Perryville died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Perry Oaks Manor. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 6:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Blanche Roberts (01/18/08)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Blanche Pree Roberts, 91, of Detroit, formerly of Mounds, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thistlewood Cemetery in Mounds, with the Rev. Ronnie Mack officiating...
Bob McDowell (01/18/08)
Bob L. McDowell, 73, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of Robert Lee and Ilda Shaner McDowell. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1958...
Donald McMullin (01/18/08)
Donald Ray McMullin, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Morley, Mo., son of Amos and Maggie Bryant McMullin. He and Sue Barringer were married Oct. 8, 1961. He was a member of Cape First Church. After earning a degree in nursing, he became a nursing home administrator. He was a previous owner and administrator of Maple Crest Manor and Frederick Street Manor from 1965 to 1999...
Naomi Ervin (01/18/08)
Naomi Ervin, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at her home. She was born May 10, 1923, in Allenville, daughter of Oscar and Reva Brown Dunn. She and Tommy Smith were married April 11, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 2, 1974. She later married Roscoe Ervin Aug. 25, 1986, in Cape Girardeau. He died June 3, 2001...
Cape/Jackson fire report 1/18/08 (01/18/08)
n At 7:09 p.m., a still alarm in the 1500 block of North Spanish Street. n At 11:08 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street. n At 11:49 p.m., an extrication at routes Z and F. n At 2:37 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Cape Meadows Circle...
Cape police report 1/18/08 (01/18/08)
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Out of the past 1/18/08 (01/18/08)
Lionel K. Hastings, president of Bumpa-Tel Inc., launches a protest against the city of Cape Girardeau -- in the form of a series of lawsuits and a sign across the front of his business -- over the streets and sewers near his company; Hastings files eight suits in small claims court on behalf of himself and other property owners near Bumpa-Tel, off of South Kingshighway, each demanding $1,000 in damages...
Energy reduction begins at home: Green construction (01/18/08)
By Kathy Conway We are not the first Americans to be concerned about energy efficiency; a thousand years ago the Anasazi, a Native American culture living in New Mexico and Colorado, had figured how to build homes and villages in ways that maximized warming during the cold winters and cooling during the hot summers. ...
Highway funding (01/18/08)
It has been only a few years since funding for Missouri's highways was in a perilous situation. The cost of an overly ambitious statewide program was grossly underestimated, leaving Missouri taxpayers furious with the Missouri Department of Transportation and ultimately resulting in a major revamp of the department...
Speak Out 1/18/08 (01/18/08)
Thanks for help; Conservative backfire; Like lynch mobs; Rude comments; Veterans' pensions; Honoring students; Field is not level; Autism research; Act on smoking; The family farm; Against aquatic center
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