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Stories from Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Orange barrel alert for Cape, Scott county roads (01/23/08)
Guardrail repairs planned for a section of southbound Interstate 57 in Scott County mean drivers will travel along one lane. Road crews will be working between I-57's intersection with I-55 and the Route AA bridge. The work, scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, is expected to be done by 5 p.m...
Police investigate assaults for possible Krajcir connection (01/23/08)
Police in Mount Vernon, Ill., are looking into two sexual assaults that alleged serial killer Timothy W. Krajcir confessed to committing in the area in the early 1980s, though no victims have yet surfaced that match the crimes he described. In a Dec. ...
Candidates in 158th District race spar over Medicaid, taxes (01/23/08)
Sparring over Medicaid cuts, right-to-life credentials and taxes made for a lively evening at a three-way candidate forum two weeks ahead of the special election to fill the 158th District Missouri House seat. More than 60 people attended the event sponsored by the League of Women Voters. ...
Scott County budget dips into reserves (01/23/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger calls this year's Scott County budget "solid." "All in all I feel pretty confident about what we've done in this budget," Burger said at Tuesday morning's public hearing on the budget at the Scott County Courthouse. "There's always going to be unknown variables, but barring something unforeseen happening, we're solid."...
Kinder, others consider gubernatorial run (01/23/08)
The surprise announcement that Gov. Matt Blunt will not seek re-election has thrown the race wide-open for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder of Cape Gir?ardeau became one of the first to announce his interest. In a statement released late Tuesday afternoon, Kinder said he has been a "change agent my entire career."...
Blunt speaks at news conference about deciding against re-election (01/23/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt says he simply lost his sense of mission. That's the best, and essentially only, explanation he is providing for why he will not seek re-election this year. Blunt insists he could have won if he had decided to run. And the Republican governor says criticism over Medicaid cuts and alleged e-mail destructions in his office had nothing to do with his exit from politics...
Studio confirms April 11 release date for 'Killshot' (01/23/08)
Southeast Missourian It's official: "Killshot" will be released April 11, according to spokespeople for The Weinstein Co., the film's studio. Speculation over an April 11 release began last weekend when the Web site Internet Movie Database, IMDb.com, reported the date...
Campaigns for April 8 elections underway (01/23/08)
Four men and one woman have filed to compete for the change to replace Perryville, Mo.'s late mayor, Robert Miget. According to Perryville city clerk Tracy Prost, voters will decide among Marvin Ruehling, Mark Leuckel, Van Naeger, Jackie Patton and Debbie Gahan on April 8...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 1/23/08 (01/23/08)
n Accepted fee simple interest, a permanent slope easement and a temporary construction easement from Danny Stratton for the construction of Fountain Street and other projects. n Accepted a grant of easement from Dalhousie, LLC, to serve the Lochs of Dalhousie Subdivision in Sewer District 17-1-A...
Man charged with Perryville rape (01/23/08)
A St. Louis man was charged with rape and sexual assault relating to a crime that occurred in Perryville, Mo. Michael L. Allen Jr., 27, of St. Louis, was charged with forcing a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him at a residence in Perryville on Jan. 7 in the early morning hours...
Border control: Cape Girardeau examining benefits of zoning beyond the city limits (01/23/08)
Larry Gordon can see Twin Trees Park from the backyard of his home on County Road 654. "I bought a place outside the city limits and I want to stay there," he said. Gordon was unhappy to learn rules used by the city of Cape Girardeau may be applied to his property. ...
Petzoldt waives right to hearing on manslaughter charge (01/23/08)
Christopher D. Petzoldt, charged with involuntary manslaughter related to a car accident that killed his cousin, 18-year-old Jacob A. Weber, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday at the Perry County Courthouse. Petzoldt will be arraigned at 9 a.m. Jan. 25...
No date set for return of commercial air service to Cape (01/23/08)
Cape Girardeau faces an unknown period without commercial passenger air service after the U.S. Department of Transportation awards a contract later this week, a department spokesman said Tuesday. There are no provisions in the contract for subsidies under the Essential Air Service program that set deadlines for beginning operations, spokesman Bill Mosley said in an telephone interview from his Washington, D.C. office...
Career center classes approved to include embedded credit (01/23/08)
The Jackson school board approved granting embedded credit for students in three programs and approved the addition of a mass communication class at their meeting Tuesday night. Students taking classes at the Career and Technology Center now have the option of earning math or English credits if they meet certain requirements. ...
Seven to run for Cape Girardeau school board (01/23/08)
The Cape Girardeau school board election is shaping up to be more exciting than last year. Seven people are running for three seats, including incumbents Dr. Steve Trautwein, Martha Hamilton and Tom Reinagel. Last year the race was uncontested. Others who have filed are:...
Cape native looks for votes in TV contest (01/23/08)
Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau native Liesl Schoenberger has a shot at becoming "America's Hot Musician," but she needs help. Schoenberger is an accomplished violinist and fiddler who now attends the University of Indiana, where she's studying for a master's degree in music...
Blunt selects local man for Development Finance Board (01/23/08)
Gov. Matt Blunt on Tuesday chose Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer John Mehner for an open seat on the Missouri Development Finance Board. Mehner, 48, will take a Republican seat on the 12-member board, replacing James Hill of St. Louis, whose term had expired. Mehner's appointment is subject to Senate confirmation...
St. Charles passes tougher bar law (01/23/08)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- Bars in the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles now face stricter regulations. The city council on Tuesday approved an ordinance aimed at cutting down on binge drinking at bars. The law prohibits drinking establishments from selling alcohol below cost. It also prohibits dancing on tables. And, bars must serve food...
KC Mayor: Minuteman board member spurred needed dialogue (01/23/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The controversy spurred by the appointment to the parks board of a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps brought up an unexpected but necessary dialogue about immigration in Kansas City, Mayor Mark Funkhouser said Wednesday...
2 SW Mo. men charged in 9-year-old's rape, murder are arraigned (01/23/08)
CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Two southwest Missouri men have been arraigned on charges in the rape and murder of 9-year-old Rowan Ford. The girl's stepfather David Spears and his friend Chris Collings pleaded not guilty Tuesday at their arraignment in Barry County District Court. The 32-year-old Collings asked for a change of venue...
St. Louis jail inmate hangs himself (01/23/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis inmate is dead in an apparent suicide. Authorities say 18-year-old Joshua Turner hanged himself in his cell at the City Workhouse. Turner's body was found about 5 p.m. Monday. Investigators do not suspect foul play. The workhouse serves as the city's medium security jail. The reason for Turner's incarceration wasn't immediately known...
Whooping cough outbreak in St. Louis area (01/23/08)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis County health officials are warning parents to take precautions now that 16 cases of whooping cough have been reported among children in west and northwest parts of the county. Fourteen of the cases were in the Parkway School District. The other two cases were in the Hazelwood district. The 16 combined cases are just two fewer than all cases reported in the county last year...
Study: Smoking bans can hurt restaurants, bars (01/23/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Familiar faces are missing at Betty Hamilton's bar in Columbia. The Tiger Club clientele is largely blue-collar workers middle-aged and older. Until January 2007, many of them smoked. But in the year since the mid-Missouri town banned smoking in most public places, business has decreased nearly one-third, Hamilton said Wednesday...
St. Louis Major Case Squad to take another look at torso case (01/23/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Area Major Case Squad will convene next week to take another look at a gruesome and puzzling case that has remained unsolved for more than three years. The headless, armless torso of a woman was found June 28, 2004, at an Interstate 70 rest area in Warren County, about 50 miles west of St. Louis. Authorities still haven't identified the victim and have no clues about who killed her...
Judge: State justified in St. Louis school takeover (01/23/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A judge rules that the state of Missouri was justified in taking over the long-troubled St. Louis School District. Cole County Judge Richard Callahan ruled in favor of the state, which last June appointed a special three-person board to oversee the district...
Two companies run by Kan. church ministers close (01/23/08)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Two companies operated by pastors at a prominent Overland Park church have closed down, several months after complaints filed with the Kansas attorney general's office and the IRS alleged inappropriate use of church proceeds...
Rev. Larry Rice says mental health cuts to blame for chain saw attack (01/23/08)
The Rev. Larry Rice blamed cutbacks to Missouri's mental health care system for a weekend chain saw attack at a homeless center that left four people wounded. Rice said Tuesday that the assailant, 28-year-old Matthew Watkins, was battling with schizophrenia when one of his relatives dropped him off at a homeless shelter in St. Louis operated by Rice's New Life Evangelistic Center...
Embattled KC parks board member resigns (01/23/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Frances Semler, who was the focus of months of controversy because of her affiliation with an anti-illegal immigration organization, has resigned from the city parks board. Semler, 74, said Tuesday she resigned because her involvement with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board had become too contentious and she did not feel Mayor Mark Funkhouser supported her...
Court: State must transport prisoners to get abortions (01/23/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri must provide transportation to abortion clinics for inmates who want to undergo the procedure, a federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday. The state in 2005 tried to end the practice of driving prisoners to clinics for elective abortions. An inmate at the prison in Vandalia, listed as Jane Roe, filed a class-action suit. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a lower-court ruling in favor of the inmate...
Study: Obesity surgery can cure diabetes (01/23/08)
CHICAGO -- A new study gives the strongest evidence yet that obesity surgery can cure diabetes. Patients who had surgery to reduce the size of their stomachs were five times more likely to see their diabetes disappear over the next two years than were patients who had standard diabetes care, according to Australian researchers...
Army recruited fewer high school grads in 2007 (01/23/08)
WASHINGTON -- The percent of Army recruits with a high school diploma dropped last year, continuing a trend that has worsened since the start of the Iraq war, according to a report released Tuesday. National Priorities Project, a research group that analyzes federal data, found that nearly 71 percent of Army recruits graduated from high school in the 2007 budget year. It based its findings on data it obtained from the Defense Department through a Freedom of Information Act request...
Thompson quits presidential race (01/23/08)
NAPLES, Fla. -- Republican Fred Thompson, the actor-politician who attracted more attention as a potential presidential candidate than as a real one, quit the race for the White House on Tuesday after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states...
Dozens of Minneapolis bridge collapse victims prepare to sue (01/23/08)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Dozens of victims of last summer's bridge collapse in Minneapolis -- from surviving spouses to the parents of children riding on a school bus -- have filed preliminary paperwork to sue the state. The documents, obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request, provide a glimpse into a brewing legal battle over the Aug. 1 disaster, in which the Interstate 35W bridge plummeted 60 feet into the Mississippi River, killing 13 people and injuring 145...
Heath Ledger found dead in NYC (01/23/08)
NEW YORK -- Heath Ledger, the talented 28-year-old actor who gravitated toward dark, brooding roles that defied his leading-man looks, was found dead Tuesday in a Manhattan apartment, facedown at the foot of his bed with prescription sleeping pills nearby, police said...
Emergency Fed rate cut stabilizes stocks (01/23/08)
WASHINGTON -- Jolted by global recession fears, the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates Tuesday, and President Bush and leaders of Congress joined in a rare show of cooperation in promising urgent action to pump up the economy with upward of $150 billion in tax cuts and government spending...
Boston airport helps inaugurate new system for fingerprinting international travelers (01/23/08)
BOSTON -- As a foreign traveler, Punit Pawar is used to the security when he flies into the U.S., so he barely noticed Tuesday when he was asked to put his 10 fingers on a digital scanner as part of an enhanced security system rolling out at airports across the country...
Cash thrown from car during chase (01/23/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Handfuls of cash were hurled into the streets as police chased suspects in a bank robbery Tuesday. One person was arrested after a pursuit through two counties at speeds topping 100 mph, Los Angeles police said. Costa Mesa police Sgt. Bryan Glass said three masked gunmen held up a Downey Savings branch, fled in a getaway car, then switched to another vehicle...
Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi school, killing bystander and wounding 21 AP Photo BAG109, BAG110 (01/23/08)
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide bomber pushing an electric heater atop a cart packed with hidden explosives attacked a high school north of Baghdad on Tuesday, leaving students and teachers bloodied and bewildered as insurgents appeared to be expanding their list of targets...
Musharraf: Fighting Taliban more important than hunting al-Qaida (01/23/08)
PARIS -- Pervez Musharraf said he still gets the question a lot: When will Osama bin Laden and his top deputy be caught? The Pakistani president insists it's more important for his 100,000 troops on the Afghan border to root out the Taliban than search for al-Qaida leaders...
Paramedic trapped in Canadian bush ate rotting meat to stay alive (01/23/08)
CROWSNEST PASS, Alberta -- A paramedic who's used to saving the lives of others found himself having to eat rotting beaver meat and fend off snarling animals to ensure his own survival while trapped for 96 hours in Alberta bush country. Ken Hildebrand of Fort McMurray was riding his all-terrain vehicle as he collected animal traps about 80 miles southwest of Calgary on Jan. 8 when the ATV rolled after hitting a rock and trapped him underneath...
Lights back on in Gaza after Israel eases blockade (01/23/08)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel sent fuel to Gaza's power plant Tuesday, easing its five-day blockade of the Palestinian territory amid growing international concern about a humanitarian crisis. The U.S. warned Israel not to add to the hardship for ordinary Palestinians but blamed the problem on Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers. Israel imposed the siege in response to increasing rocket attacks on its border communities by Gaza militants...
Levi Rayburn, Jackson wrestling (01/23/08)
Jackson freshman Levi Rayburn entered Saturday's SEMO Conference tournament match as a No. 3 seed in the 103-pound weight class. He left a conference champion. Rayburn won his semifinal match over Farmington's Todd Brackett, whom he lost earlier this winter at St. Charles West. He then defeated No. 1 seed Ethan Swingle of Poplar Bluff in a 2-0 decision to claim the title...
Scott City wins OT thriller over NMCC, 66-64 (01/23/08)
The 12th win of the season for the Scott City boys basketball team came in thrilling fashion. Jay Simmons hit about a 30-foot shot with one second left in regulation to force overtime, and the host Rams went on to beat New Madrid County Central 66-64 Tuesday night...
Indians cage 'Dogs (01/23/08)
Jackson's Spencer Goodman was healthy. And unstoppable. Sikeston's Michael Porter spent the night in foul trouble. With that combination of factors, Jackson overpowered visiting Sikeston 76-54 in a SEMO Conference showdown Tuesday night. The win left Jackson (14-6) at 5-0 in the SEMO Conference with four league games to play. Sikeston, 13-3 and ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 4, suffered its first conference loss...
Subjects of movie 'Remember the Titans' discuss race in Cape (01/23/08)
"Remember the Titans" was not a football movie. That was just one of the many points former high school football coach Herman Boone, who was potrayed by Denzel Washington in "Remember the Titans," emphasized in a speech he delivered Tuesday night at Bedell Performance Hall on the Southeast Missouri State River Campus...
The bash may be over for Eli (01/23/08)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Famous for wanting to control his environment, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin realizes there's one thing he still has no power over: What people think and write about his quarterback. However, Coughlin says Eli Manning's stellar postseason performance in leading the Giants to an improbable Super Bowl berth should end the Eli-bashing once and for all...
Seau seeks his first Super Bowl ring (01/23/08)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Junior Seau and Rodney Harrison are going back to the Super Bowl. Together. "We have shared a lot of years in San Diego," Seau said after earning his chance to play in his first NFL title game since 1995. "To have the latter part of our careers meet across the country, and to be able to be part of this special moment with a great coach here in New England is special. It really is."...
Quarterfinal round claims both of Williams sisters (01/23/08)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Venus Williams followed her sister Serena out of the Australian Open in the quarterfinals, both in losses to Serbian players. Venus went down 7-6 (3), 6-4 to fourth-seeded Ana Ivanovic today, one day after defending champion Serena lost to No. 3 Jelena Jankovic...
Knoblauch subpoenaed by House committee (01/23/08)
WASHINGTON -- Former Yankee Chuck Knoblauch is being subpoenaed by a congressional committee investigating steroids in baseball after he failed to respond to an invitation to give a deposition. Knoblauch was asked to appear Thursday, the first of five depositions or transcribed interviews scheduled by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee prior to its Feb. 13 hearing...
La Russa expresses displeasure with Kennedy's absence at event (01/23/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is annoyed that second baseman Adam Kennedy skipped the team's annual Winter Warmup. "I'm disappointed he's not here," La Russa said. "This is a statement we make to our fans: 'Thanks for coming out,' and he's not here."...
Crosby may miss eight weeks with ankle sprain (01/23/08)
PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby's high ankle sprain will force him to miss Sunday's NHL All-Star game and six to eight weeks of the season, a major setback that means the Pittsburgh Penguins must play most of their remaining schedule without the league's marquee player...
Archbishop condemns Majerus' abortion remarks (01/23/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A Roman Catholic archbishop said Tuesday that he will ask officials of Saint Louis University to take "appropriate action" against its basketball coach, who said in a television interview that he supports abortion rights. One of the game's winningest coaches, Rick Majerus made the comment at a weekend rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton...
Brady wears walking boot to kick off Super hype (01/23/08)
NEW YORK -- Even by Super Bowl standards, this one has it all. Unbeaten team vs. unpredictable team. Most valuable player vs. least likely Manning. New York vs. Boston. Plus a supermodel, to boot. And kicking off the hype, Tom Brady's bum foot. Who needs Xs and Os, anyway? Bring on Gisele!...
Higher prices make people more likely to enjoy identical wines, researchers find (01/23/08)
WASHINGTON -- Want people to like your product more? Raise the price. That seems to be the lesson from a new study in which people were asked to taste wines marked with different prices. Researchers scanned the brains of the testers and found that the part of the brain that records pleasure lit up more for the more pricey vintages...
Third-generation Fla. orchid grower reigns at world conference (01/23/08)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The berry-colored buds looked ready to burst. Bob Fuchs tried peeling open the petals, but the hybrid orchid tightly refused to be coaxed into bloom. Fuchs had hung the Vanda Robert's Delight "Crownfox Big Red" just inside the door of a 90-degree greenhouse. ...
Gardening is rough without the right tools (01/23/08)
Gardeners with painful disabilities needn't have such a tough row to hoe. Nearly one in five U.S. adults -- some 46 million people -- has arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So it's not surprising that scores of ergonomic toolmakers target this sizable group...
Around your house 1/23/08 (01/23/08)
GARDEN Avoid foot traffic on frozen lawns as this may injure turf grasses. Make a resolution to keep records of your garden this year. Store wood ashes in sealed, fireproof containers. Apply a dusting around lilacs, baby's breath, asters, lilies and roses in spring. ...
Lenten foods around the world more luscious than expected (01/23/08)
Personal renewal and sacrifice need not taste bland. Christians around the world are preparing for Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and reflection that leads up to Easter, usually beginning on Ash Wednesday for Western churches. Some Eastern churches may begin and end earlier...
The year in cookbooks (01/23/08)
According to the novelist Joseph Conrad, "The purpose of a cookery book is one and unmistakable. Its object can conceivably be no other than to increase the happiness of mankind." Last year nearly a thousand such attempts to heighten human happiness were published. They range from lavish hardcover works intended more for the coffee table than the kitchen table to unpretentious paperback volumes...
A game plan for the big day (01/23/08)
Over the weekend, we watched about every sporting game there was on television. In addition, our daughter played basketball Saturday morning, and her team came up just one basket short. They lost by 1 point, following our loss last weekend by 2 points in triple overtime. My husband is a huge North Carolina basketball fan, so when they lost by one basket it was a heartbreaker for him. While not every game we watched went to our liking, maybe next time we will end up on top...
'No Country for Old Men,' 'There Will Be Blood' tie for most Oscar nominations (01/23/08)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" led with eight Academy Awards nominations each Tuesday, among them best picture and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem -- but it remained in doubt whether any stars would cross striking writers' picket lines to attend the ceremony...
Dixie McHughs (01/23/08)
THEBES, Ill. -- Dixie E. McHughs, 75, of Thebes, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Ruth Graham (01/23/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ruth Ann Graham, 58, of Sikeston, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Oct. 4, 1949, in Bertrand, Mo., daughter of Wilber Hershal and Betty Bishop Vanpool. She was employed as a cashier at Wal-Mart for more than 20 years and was of the Baptist faith...
William Smith (01/23/08)
PATTON, Mo. -- William Ferdinand Smith, 95, of Patton, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born June 2, 1912, in Patton, son of Jasper Newton and Janie Matelda Tinnin Smith. He married Gladys Ilene Johnson on Dec. 14, 1938. She preceded him death Jan. 1, 1995. He then married Viola Geraldine Long in 2001...
Delphia Tucker (01/23/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Delphia L. Tucker, 77, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at Independence Care Center in Perry County. She was born Aug. 4, 1930, daughter of Henry and Wilamina Lohmann Mangels in Farrar, Mo. She married Francis J. Tucker on July 3, 1948. He preceded her in death Jan. 11, 1994...
Ruby Yount (01/23/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ruby Lois Yount, 75, of Marble Hill, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at the home of her son. She was born June 17, 1932, at Malden, Mo., daughter of Lee and Bessie Hanks Hughes. She married Frank Harry Yount on June 19, 1948. He preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1995...
Rosybell Stephens (01/23/08)
Rosybell (Steward) Stephens, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born on Sept. 10, 1919, in Advance, Mo., the daughter of James W. and Lillie (Goff) Steward. She and Joseph B. Stephens were married on Nov. 11, 1939, in Benton, Mo. He died July 31, 2007...
David Eggert (01/23/08)
David Eggert, 92, formerly of California, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He lived in Cape Girardeau for 10 years. He was born Aug. 5, 1915, in Oregon City, Ore., the son of Alexander and Emma (Domries) Eggert. He and Lavina (Collier) Cargle Eggert were married on Oct. 23, 2000 in Las Vegas...
Cape police report 1/23/08 (01/23/08)
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Cape fire report 1/23/08 (01/23/08)
n At 7:19 p.m., emergency medical service at Highway 74 and South Sprigg Street. n At 7:47 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3200 block of William Street. n At 5:47 a.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Independence Street. n At 8:06 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Linden Street...
Out of the past 1/23/08 (01/23/08)
The Rev. Douglas Clem, who was pastor of First Church of the Nazarene in Cape Girardeau for five years, has resigned and moved to Port Orchard, Wash., where he will serve a Nazarene church; the church has employed another pastor, the Rev. Chester L. Kneir of Malden, Mo...
Broken health care system best served by regulation (01/23/08)
By Will Richardson Health care reform has become a hot issue in both state and national politics, and a look at some statistics tells us why. More than 47 million Americans are without health insurance, many because employers can no longer afford the high premiums charged by insurers...
Online parenting (01/23/08)
Internet Web sites have become the meeting places for a huge portion of society ranging from youngsters chatting with friends to senior citizens sharing the plights and delights of old age. With the ease of electronic gatherings has come the specter of using those anonymous online contacts for darker purposes...
Speak Out 1/23/08 (01/23/08)
Ambulance care; Spending essentials; Recognizing a problem; Local pork; Fresh French air; Abortion rates; A teacher's worth; It's just a bad dream; More than lip service; Teacher deductions; East sides' problems; Ads in Spanish
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