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Low temperature to reach single digits tonight (01/24/08)
Temperatures will dip into the single digits tonight in Cape Girardeau and around the region, according to National Weather Service forecasts. The forecast low for Cape Girardeau is 6 degrees tonight, while this afternoon's temperatures are expected to top out at 24 degrees. At 1:53 p.m., the latest recorded temperature at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport was 23 degrees, with winds out of the north at 14 to 21 miles per hour, making the air seem much colder...
Transit authority to raise Jackson rates (01/24/08)
The price of transportation is going up for Jackson residents who use Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority services. Rides will cost between $5 and $5.50. The new fees match the lowest paid by Cape Girardeau riders. Jackson riders had been paying $3 or $3.50, depending on the area of the city from which they called...
Workers to clear out debris, begin repairs on Cape Girardeau's Reynolds House this week (01/24/08)
The Reynolds House, a historic home in Cape Girardeau, will soon get a face lift. Contractors will be starting stabilization work on the house at 623 N. Main St. sometime this week, said Bill Port, building and grounds chairman for the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau...
Celebration honors life and teachings of civil rights leader (01/24/08)
Martin Luther King Jr. was killed nearly 40 years ago, but his dream lives on today. "A dream has no expiration date," said Herman Boone, one of the two keynote speakers at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner on Wednesday night at the Show Me Center...
Man caught after leading police on car, foot chase (01/24/08)
Jackson police apprehended two suspects Tuesday evening following a narcotics investigation involving three other law enforcement agencies. A controlled buy was set up through members of the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force for the purchase of marijuana from Adam Beck, 28, of Cape Girardeau and Dawn Musgraves, 30, of Jackson...
Accident injures two (01/24/08)
Firefighers worked with Cape County ambulance medics to extricate Pamela Rampley on a backboard from her 2006 Chevy HHR on Wednesday after a three-car accident at the Blowmeyer Junction area of Highway 25. Ashley McCann, 24, of Oran, and Rampley, 57, of Advance, Mo., were taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center with what police described as "moderate injuries." McCann's car, a 2000 Ford Taurus was struck by a 1998 Ford Taurus, driven by Erin Kluesner, 32, of Chaffee. ...
To win, Nixon now must take a page from Blunt's campaign (01/24/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon has been campaigning for years against Republican Gov. Matt Blunt. To win, Nixon now must campaign just like Blunt -- as someone calling for change from the failed policies of a governor no longer on the ballot...
Blunt faces challenge to sell agenda (01/24/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt's decision not to seek re-election has created political problems for Republicans, but it also creates questions about what will happen to a legislative agenda he crafted with an eye toward re-election. Blunt said during a news conference Wednesday that it wasn't until after his State of the State speech that he decided he wouldn't seek a second term...
Additional AARP income tax help available (01/24/08)
Due to the increase of work in helping people with Medicare and some reduction in grant funding, the APPLE paperwork project will not be able to help with IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) this year. Assistance with property tax claim credits will continue, director Janet Smith said...
Cape library's February schedule (01/24/08)
February events at the Cape Girardeau Public Library:n The Adult Winter Reading Club begins Feb. 1 with a fantasy theme as readers delve into the world of make believe. There will be book suggestions, activities and prizes for participants. Registration begins Feb. 1 at the information desk; by calling 334-5279; or online at www.capelibrary.org. Registration packets will be available at the information desk...
Community digest 1/24/08 (01/24/08)
Cape benefit to help March of Dimes Liberty Tax Service and Pursley Chiropractic are partnering for a March of Dimes benefit called "Dance for Babies" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Tax, 2145 William St., Cape Girardeau. Filming for the National Children's Dance Contest will have video exposure on YouTube. ...
Interstate 57 reduced to one lane today (01/24/08)
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 Interstate 55 and the Route AA bridge. The work, scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. today, is expected to be done by 5 p.m...
Program provides mentors to children who have a parent in prison (01/24/08)
Javon Benson is quiet and careful with his words. But after he starts talking, a smile generally creeps in. The 9-year-old loves to fish, although he's the first to admit he's not the best fisherman. Basketball is more of his kind of sport, he says...
State Rep. Brad Robinson faces felony charge in accident (01/24/08)
A Missouri lawmaker was charged with a felony Thursday for allegedly driving away after hitting a man with his pickup truck. Meanwhile, the lawmaker's wife is accused of lying to police by saying she was the driver. Authorities say a video surveillance camera at a high school captured State Rep. Brad Robinson, D-Bonne Terre, and his wife, Tara, switching seats in the truck moments after the New Year's morning accident...
Judge recommends that KC officer be reinstated (01/24/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Jackson County judge has recommended that a Kansas City police officer involved in the arrest of a pregnant woman who later miscarried be reinstated and given back pay. Officers Kevin Schnell and Melody Spencer arrested Sofia Salva, a Sudanese native, on Feb. 5, 2006. A video showed the officers ignoring Salva's pleas that she was bleeding and needed medical care...
Mo. family left to wonder about soldier's death in Iraq (01/24/08)
CADET, Mo. (AP) -- More than a month after Sgt. Austin David Pratt died in Iraq, his family in Missouri still knows little about the circumstances that led to his death. Pratt, of Cadet, died Dec. 15 in Baghdad, four days before he would have turned 23. At the time of his death, the Army said only that it was not combat-related. Since then, the Army has said the death is under investigation...
Retired Mo. cop nabs online predators as 13-year-old girl (01/24/08)
DIAMOND, Mo. (AP) -- No one will ever confuse Jim Murray with a teenager. His tall frame, broad shoulders and clipped gray hair give him away for the grandfather he is. But for a 69-year-old retired small-town police chief, Murray cuts a credible figure as a 13-year-old girl surfing the Web, looking for friends. He knows all the instant-messaging shorthand, the emoticons, the places to find men looking for sex with children...
Amato quits as superintendent of KC schools (01/24/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Capping weeks of speculation, Kansas City Schools Superintendent Anthony Amato has resigned. Amato and the board jointly announced Wednesday night that Amato is stepping aside immediately but will stay on as a consultant through the end of the year. Former Grandview Superintendent John Martin will serve as interim superintendent beginning Monday...
Mo. woman gets 18 months for embezzling $427,000 from her employer (01/24/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A northwest Missouri woman is sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $427,000 from her employer of 32 years. Sixty-year-old Margaret Plowman of Lathrop was also ordered to pay full restitution to Everett Quarries in Plattsburg. Plowman pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to interstate transportation of stolen property and was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith...
Charter Communications apologizes after deleting 14,000 e-mail accounts (01/24/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Charter Communications is apologizing after accidentally deleting 14,000 customer e-mail accounts. The suburban St. Louis-based cable TV company also provides high-speed Internet and telephone services. The company was doing routine maintenance Monday, clearing out old, unused accounts when the 14,000 active accounts were mistakenly cleared as well...
Blunt says he's 'absolutely at peace' with decision not to run (01/24/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- 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 destruction in his office had nothing to do with his exit from politics...
Man accused of offering $5, pills for hit (01/24/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- An Independence man is accused of offering an undercover officer $5 and 90 pills of the painkiller OxyContin to kill a woman. Thirty-five-year-old Robert Macklin faces one count of first-degree assault or one count of the alternative charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. He was charged Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court in Independence...
Potential Republican candidates for governor (01/24/08)
LIKELY RUNNING LT. GOV. PETER KINDER: The most aggressive so far in expressing interest in a run for governor. Kinder had planned on running for re-election in 2008 and is facing a competitive challenge from Democratic state Rep. Sam Page of Creve Coeur. Kinder was elected lieutenant governor in 2004 after serving two terms in the Senate from Cape Girardeau, including as the chamber's president pro tem...
Study: Smoking bans hurt restaurants, bars (01/24/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Familiar faces are missing at Betty Hamilton's bar in Columbia, Mo. 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 town banned smoking in most public places, business has decreased nearly one-third, Hamilton said...
Breakthrough spares kidney transplant patients from taking anti-rejection drugs (01/24/08)
LOS ANGELES -- In what's being called a major advance in organ transplants, doctors say they have developed a technique that could free many patients from having to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. The treatment involved weakening the patient's immune system, then giving the recipient bone marrow from the person who donated the organ. In one experiment, four of five kidney recipients were off immune-suppressing medicines up to five years later...
Military: F-16s were in Texas area where UFOs were reported (01/24/08)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Fighter jets were training nearby the night dozens of Stephenville-area residents reported seeing a UFO this month, Air Force Reserve officials said Wednesday, backtracking on earlier statements. The announcement did little to satisfy residents of Texas dairy country who swear that what they saw in the sky Jan. 8 was no airplane. Some said it even bolstered their claims, because several people reported seeing at least two fighter jets chasing an object...
Pact on economy rescue near as negotiators make concessions (01/24/08)
WASHINGTON -- House Democratic and Republican leaders appeared close to agreement with the White House Wednesday night on a significantly reworked package of emergency tax cuts to jolt the economy out of its slump. At a Wednesday evening meeting, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made major concessions to drop increases in food stamp and unemployment benefits in exchange for tax rebates of at least $300 for all people earning a paycheck, including low-income earners who make too little to pay income taxes. ...
Rocket in Md. museum was no dud (01/24/08)
CUMBERLAND, Md. -- History could have come to life in very much the wrong way at a veterans museum where a rocket on display for two years was discovered Wednesday to be live. After Allegany County authorities were notified that the Mark 1 rocket on display in Cumberland might be live, the state fire marshal's office and the FBI confirmed it was. Bomb experts removed the ordnance and rendered it safe...
Officials: Ledger had six prescriptions, no illegal drugs (01/24/08)
NEW YORK -- Six types of prescription drugs were found in Heath Ledger's apartment -- including anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills -- though the cause of his death won't be known for several days after a preliminary autopsy Wednesday was inconclusive, authorities said...
Thousands of Palestinians cross into Egypt as border breached (01/24/08)
RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- On foot, in cars and in donkey carts, tens of thousands of Gazans flooded into Egypt on Wednesday through a border fence blown up by militants -- puncturing a gaping hole in Israel's airtight closure of the Gaza Strip and giving a boost to Hamas...
Missing Marine wanted in pregnant woman's death visited relatives in Mexico (01/24/08)
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Missing Marine Cesar Laurean, wanted in the slaying of a pregnant colleague, visited relatives in Mexico last week but left without saying where he was headed, a man identified as his cousin said Tuesday. Juan Antonio Ramos Ramirez said Laurean walked into his liquor store Jan. ...
Toyota falls about 3,000 vehicles short of GM for 2007 (01/24/08)
TOKYO -- Toyota said today it sold 9.366 million vehicles around the world last year, about 3,000 fewer than the tally from General Motors -- the world's No. 1 automaker for 77 years. Earlier, Toyota Motor Corp. said it had sold about 9.37 million vehicles worldwide last year, making for an extremely tight race with U.S. automaker General Motors Corp., which said it sold 9,369,524 vehicles...
Ste. Gen dumps Rams (01/24/08)
Ste. Genevieve used a 17-point third quarter to pull away from Scott City and earn the 54-44 victory in girls basketball action Wednesday night. The Rams trailed by three at halftime before the Dragons pushed the lead to 12 points heading to the final quarter. Scott City (5-11) tried to cut into the lead, but didn't have enough down the stretch...
Texas Tech fends off Missouri, 92-84 (01/24/08)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Martin Zeno was in Bob Knight's doghouse not too long ago. After Tech lost at Oklahoma State earlier this month, Knight called Zeno's play disappointing. Wednesday he scored a career-high 33 points to lead Tech to a 92-84 win over Missouri...
Redhawks softball team picked sixth (01/24/08)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team was picked to finish sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference by the conference's softball coaches. The Redhawks garnered 40 points. Tennessee Tech was picked to repeat as champions with 79 points, while Jacksonville State was picked to finish second with 71 points...
Southeast men have dropped four straight games (01/24/08)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team is down, but not out, as the Redhawks begin the second half of their Ohio Valley Conference schedule. After winning their first six OVC games for just the second time in program history, the Redhawks have now lost four straight...
Southeast women finally return home (01/24/08)
Tarina Nixon knows what the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team has to start doing as it chases a third straight Ohio Valley Conference title. "We've been doing so well on the road," said Nixon, the Redhawks' junior point guard. "Now we have to start winning at home."...
Area calendar 1/24/08 (01/24/08)
Basketball n MAYB tournament: Southeast Youth Sports will host its annual MAYB basketball tournament in Cape Girardeau and Jackson on April 26 and 27. The tournament is open to boys and girls in grades 3 through 12. Cost: $150 for a minimum of three games. Info: Darrin Pruitt, 837-0111, or sesports.org...
Area digest 1/24/08 (01/24/08)
Groves named Big 12 athlete of the week Loren Groves, a 2004 graduate of Scott City High School, was named the Big 12 athlete of the week after her performance at the Wildcat Invitational track and field meet. Groves, a junior at Kansas State University, set a school record with a toss of 69-11.50 in the women's weight throw. Her previous season best was 66-10...
Federer leads young trio into semifinals (01/24/08)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- It's fine for Roger Federer to talk about the tension and nerves players feel before a Grand Slam semifinal. He is about to play in his 15th in a row, after all. But while it might reassure Novak Djokovic to hear that the man he'll be facing in his first Australian Open semifinal experiences some nerves too, he'd better be wary of the rhetoric...
Bonds asks judge to toss out perjury case (01/24/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds asked a federal judge to dismiss perjury charges against him Wednesday, arguing the indictment is "scattershot" and noted for its "striking inartfulness." Bonds was charged in November with lying to a grand jury about his use of performance-enhancing drugs...
Woods, Mickelson headline Buick (01/24/08)
SAN DIEGO -- At sunrise Wednesday at Torrey Pines, the PGA Tour began a slow shift back to golf. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have not been on the same piece of property in nearly four months, since celebrating a U.S. victory at the Presidents Cup in Montreal. They were on the first tee together in the chilly morning of the Buick Invitational pro-am -- Woods on the South Course, Mickelson on the North Course -- before making their 2008 debut...
2007 final payrolls (01/24/08)
NEW YORK -- Final 2007 payrolls for the 30 major league teams, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner's office. Figures are for 40-man rosters and include salaries and prorated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. In some cases, parts of salaries that are deferred are discounted to reflect present-day values...
Yankees set another payroll record (01/24/08)
NEW YORK -- The Yankees did finish first in something last year -- spending. While its streak of AL East titles ended at nine, New York wound up with a record payroll of $218.3 million. The World Series champion Boston Red Sox were a distant second at $155.4 million, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner's office...
On the edge of your seat (01/24/08)
Jan. 24, 2008 Dear Julie, Before our performing arts center opened last fall, some people genuinely questioned why Cape Girardeau needed one. After all, theatrical and dance productions had gone begging for audiences at the Show Me Center, our basketball arena...
Best selling CDs (01/24/08)
The bestselling CDs at PMac Music from Jan. 14-20. 1. J. Holiday -- "Back of my 'Lac" 2. Three Days Grace -- "One-X" 3. Birdman -- "5* Stunna" 4. Mary J. Blige -- "Growing Pains" 5. Avenged Sevenfold -- "Avenged Sevenfold"
Complete calendar (01/24/08)
Thursday, Jan. 24 Southeast Missouri State University Women's Basketball vs. Morehead State: Show Me Center, 5 p.m. Southeast Missouri State University Men's Basketball vs. Morehead State: Show Me Center, 7:30 p.m. College Night: Muddy Waters, Egypt Mills, 7 p.m...
'Cloverfield:' Not what you think (01/24/08)
I'll admit I was the first to scoff at the "Cloverfield" trailer. Months ago in the dark theater you might have heard my audible remark of "Good Lord" or "Oh, please." But then again, I'll admit that, truly, the best thing about reviewing films is that you go to see really interesting and different films you would never ever see on your own...
Artifacts 1/24/08 (01/24/08)
Santana tickets on sale; 'Shkspr' plays one night; Motown dance benefits Boys and Girls Club; Saxy Jazz plays winter gigs; Arts awards recipients announced; Chris Rock tickets go on sale Saturday; <B>[--] From staff reports
Ringo Starr walks off 'Regis and Kelly' (01/24/08)
NEW YORK -- Ringo Starr is known for being the amiable Beatle, but the rock star showed his tough side Tuesday when he walked off the set of "Live With Regis and Kelly" rather than cut short one of his songs. Starr, who is promoting his new album, "Liverpool 8," planned to perform the title song with fellow rocker Dave Stewart. ...
Cape's most creative scene (01/24/08)
Last weekend I saw one of the best bands in Cape (though I saw them in Scott City). And seeing them led to a good conversation about Cape's creative culture with one of the music scene's longest-standing veterans, Timexx Nasty, frontman of Drivin' Rain...
'It's the spice ...' (01/24/08)
Already well-established in Farmington, Mo., Branding Iron BBQ has been serving "hometown barbecue with affordable pricing" at its Jackson location for nearly two years. And so far, the people of Jackson seem to be loving the Branding Iron's secret recipe developed over 20 years...
New DVD releases (01/24/08)
"The Game Plan" Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson goes the family guy route -- breaking that old Hollywood rule against working with kids and dogs and delivering a hit. Johnson stars as a prima-donna football quarterback on his way to the big championship game (for all of Johnson's stardom, the filmmakers didn't work out the rights to call it the Super Bowl) when his life is turned upside down by the arrival of an 8-year-old daughter (Madison Pettis)...
Worth the drive (01/24/08)
Less than 2 hours Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Looking for politics in your drama? The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis can satisfy that craving this month with its production of David Hare's play "The Vertical Hour." The play's action center around the confrontation of ideas between an American supporter of the Iraq war and a British opponent of the conflict...
Good bets (01/24/08)
LIVE MUSIC Open mic and jam session Musicians come together for some fun. When: 9:30 p.m. today Where: The Camp at Main Street Bar moe. Respected jam band comes to St. Louis. When: 8:30 p.m. today Where: The Pageant, St. Louis Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and company bring the live show to Memphis, Tenn...
At the theaters (01/24/08)
'Atonement'; 'How She Move'; 'Rambo'; 'There Will be Blood'; 'Untraceable'; '27 Dresses'; 'Alvin and the Chipmunks'; 'The Bucket List'; 'Charlie Wilson's War'; 'Cloverfield'; 'Enchanted'; 'First Sunday'; 'I Am Legend'; 'Juno'; 'Mad Money'; 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets'; 'Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie'; 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'
Artifacts 1/24/08 (01/24/08)
Auditions for local actors set for Feb. 2 Schrader Turner Films will audition local actors for its new film "The Lies of Others" from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at Port Cape Girardeau. The film will begin production in Cape Girardeau on May 10. "The Lies of Others" is the stories of two young lawyers in love, Mary and Thomas, and the aftermath of the murder of Thomas's father by Mary's brother...
Best-sellers (01/24/08)
1. "Plum Lucky" by Janet Evanovich 2. "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia" by Elizabeth Gilbert 3. "Atonement" by Ian McEwan 4. "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini 5. "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett...
Frozen festival (01/24/08)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- When it's cold outside, you might as well make the best of it. In St. Charles they're taking advantage of the cold to play with ice. On Saturday, the city near St. Louis will host its 10th annual Fete de Glace, an ice-carving festival. Ice carvers from around the region will battle in three divisions. One is the monster carving competition, where two-person teams combine five blocks of ice into one sculpture...
Becoming Leo Bloom (01/24/08)
One night while on stage portraying the uptight accountant Leo Bloom in "The Producers," Austin Owen noticed he was biting his fingernails. "I don't bite my nails in real life," Owen said, "but I realized that Leo does." Four hundred performances into playing Bloom with a New York touring company, Owen said his character reveals something new to him most every night...
McGinty brings lessons from New York (01/24/08)
Foster McGinty wants to bring back the rock power trio sound. Along with Rossen Nedelchev on drums and bassist Trifon Dimitrov, McGinty and his self-described "unorthodox" style on guitar have already brought their Cream-y style to New Yorkers successfully...
Honesty is the best policy on Fox's new polygraph game show 'Moment of Truth' (01/24/08)
NEW YORK -- Have you ever forced yourself to throw up? Did you ever think your spouse might be gay? Do fat people repulse you? Contestants hooked up to a lie detector will face such questions on Fox's "The Moment of Truth," a game show so controversial that a Colombian version was shelved after a woman there revealed she put a hit out on her husband. The real question is: Just how far will the American edition go?...
Britney shows up at L.A. courthouse, suddenly leaves (01/24/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Britney Spears bolted from the courthouse Wednesday before setting foot in her child-custody hearing, which went on without her -- and ended with a court commissioner upholding an order suspending her visitation rights. The pop star came to the courthouse to seek visits with two little boys, entered the building and went through security screening. But she suddenly stated that she wanted to leave and was driven away, spokesman Allan Parachini said...
Allan Weller (01/24/08)
Allan H. Weller, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Berry (01/24/08)
Doris Jean Berry, 76, of Oak Ridge died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 4, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Rueben "Buss" and Lucy Myrtle Reynolds Whittaker. Berry worked at Davis Electric in Cape Girardeau from 1952 to 1962. She owned and operated Oak Ridge Cafe from 1980 to 1990. She was a member of Caney Fork Baptist Church...
Dixie McHughs (01/24/08)
THEBES, Ill. -- Dixie E. McHughs, 75, of Thebes died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at her home. She was born Feb. 24, 1932, in Oakland, Tenn., daughter of Daniel and Mabel Siebert Fedderly. She and Vernon McHughs were married Oct. 7, 1948, in Olive Branch, Ill. He died Jan. 14, 1998...
LaNelle Howell (01/24/08)
LaNelle R. Howell, 67, of Scott City passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008. She was affectionately known by most friends in Scott City as "Mom Howell." LaNelle was born Oct. 9, 1940, to J.Y. Holmes and Esther Hilliker Holmes Moore. She and Carl D. Howell Sr. were married March 10, 1956...
Ruby Connor (01/24/08)
Ruby W. Connor, 95, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Aug. 20, 1912, in Mooreland, Okla. She and Vincent E. Connor were married Dec. 13, 1941. He died Nov. 21, 1996. Ruby was a member of Queen Esther Chapter of Eastern Star in Woodward, Okla...
Births 1/24/08 (01/24/08)
Murphy; Nelson; Daniels; Richards; Luckey
Cape fire report 1/24/08 (01/24/08)
n At 6:36 p.m., an alarm sounding at 211 Saint Francis Drive. n At 8:48 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of North Cape Rock Drive. n At 9:57 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street. n At 1:14 p.m., an extrication at highways 25 and 77...
Cape/Jackson police report 1/24/08 (01/24/08)
Arrests; Arrests
Out of the past 1/24/08 (01/24/08)
The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to reinstate Douglas Wayne Thompson's conviction in the 1961 murder of a Cape Girardeau auxiliary policeman; the justices, without comment, leave intact a ruling that forces state officials to give Thompson a new trial or set him free...
Catching up (01/24/08)
I recently saw the movie "The Bucket List" with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. It was an enjoyable comedy dealing with terminal medical situations. It was not only funny, but it also contains some serious messages. I also enjoyed the always inspirational and funny remarks of Charles Drury, most recently at a Cape Girardeau West Rotary Club meeting. ...
Thanks, Governor (01/24/08)
Gov. Matt Blunt's announcement Tuesday that he would not seek re-election was a surprise. It was almost as big a surprise that he managed to keep his plans private until they were announced in a YouTube video. There had been some rumors in recent weeks that something like this might happen, but most veteran politicians and political observers chalked such speculation up to election-year prattle...
Curbing carbon benefits wildlife (01/24/08)
To the editor:As Missourians, we enjoy a bounty of natural beauty, including over 675 native species of birds, mammals, fish and other wildlife. These animals add more to Missouri's aesthetic, ecological and recreational value than most Missourians acknowledge. ...
Speak Out 1/24/08 (01/24/08)
All about money; Give us our money; Possible causes; Paying for it; Distracting lights; Giveaway money; Plenty of gas; How we teach; River Campus parking; Thanks for alley; Pay for quality; Can't use the pool; One-lane bridge; Turning blue
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