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Stories from Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Storm overturned vehicles on I-55 (01/29/08)
Southeast Missourian Six tractor-trailers and two recreational vehicles were overturned on Interstate 55 during the storm, according the Scott County Sheriff's Department. MoDOT has received numerous reports of weather-related accidents reducing lanes and stopping traffic...
Power out in east Cape Girardeau; several trees down (01/29/08)
Cape Girardeau Public Works Department director Tim Gramling said the fast-moving storm knocked "a bunch of trees down." He said trees are down on Lorimier and Spanish streets, and on Ranney Avenue near Walnut Street. "If the trees are in power lines, we have to wait for Ameren. We've got guys coming in to work. The crews were actually gone for the day; they're coming back in," Gramling said...
Tornado warning issued (01/29/08)
Southeast Missourian A tornado warning for eastern Cape Girardeau County, northern Alexander County and northwestern Pulaski County and Union County is in effect until 4:45 p.m. A funnel cloud was spotted near Reynoldsville moving east at 60 mph at 4:12 p.m...
Southeast Missouri under tornado watch (01/29/08)
The National Weather Service office in Norman, Okla., issued a tornado watch for Southeast Missouri including Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry, Scott and Stoddard counties. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m...
High wind alert (01/29/08)
A high-wind advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for the following counties: Cape Girardeau, Scott, Bollinger, Wayne, Stoddard, Mississippi and New Madrid, as well as Alexander County, Ill. Winds will average 20 to 30 miles an hour, gusting up to 45 to 50 miles an hour until midnight...
Emerson won't join race for governor (01/29/08)
Loyalty to her congressional district trumped personal ambition for U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, who on Monday announced she would not enter the Republican race for governor. During a conference call from Washington with reporters, Emerson cited unfinished business in Congress, not a fear of losing the GOP primary or general election contests, as her main reason for staying out of the race...
Man arrested for fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs (01/29/08)
A Chaffee, Mo., man was arrested last Friday in connection with a string of charges related to fraudulently attempting to obtain drugs from area pharmacies. Cape Girardeau police arrested Joseph A. Metz, 26, of Chaffee, on warrants for one count of forgery and five felony counts of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance...
Suspect charged in robbery at Rhodes 101 (01/29/08)
Following a month-long investigation laden with twists and turns, a suspect has been charged in connection with the Dec. 19 robbery at the Rhodes 101 convenience store at 1126 N. Sprigg St. Darius L. Washington, 19, of Sikeston, Mo., faces a felony charge of first-degree robbery after being implicated for the crime by two witnesses...
School board approves refinancing of $5.95 million in bonds (01/29/08)
Cape Girardeau school board members expected to only hear a presentation about bonds and the possibility of refinancing at their regular meeting Monday night. But they discovered late in the afternoon that interest rates had dropped so low it was in their best interest to act quickly...
Kinder outlines campaign themes (01/29/08)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said Monday he hopes a campaign pledging property tax relief, stronger efforts to keep illegal immigrants from living and working in Missouri and support for veterans will propel him to the governor's mansion. In a four-minute video posted at his campaign Web site, www.TeamKinder.com, Kinder began his effort to win the Republican nomination to succeed Gov. ...
Storm outs power in Jackson, Cape (01/29/08)
A strong storm front that moved through Cape Girardeau County about 4 p.m. left significant parts of Jackson without power and dropped enough pea-sized hail to cover the ground, a witness said. Calls about power outages seemed centered in the Indian Hills area and along Shawnee Boulevard, said Sharon Raines, customer service representative for the Jackson Public Works Department...
State briefs 1/29/08 (01/29/08)
State rep. to take on larger role in campaign State Rep. Scott Lipke will take on a larger role with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign during the final sprint to the Feb. 5 Missouri primary. Lipke was named co-chairman of Huckabee's state campaign Monday. ...
Dogs in the line of duty (01/29/08)
Law enforcement canines have become an invaluable tool for local police departments, but they assume the same risks as any other law enforcement official when they enter a dangerous situation. On Nov. 23, Toben, a Cape Girardeau police canine, apprehended a robbery suspect who had fled into a dark building...
Kasten, Keefe file campaign finance reports with state (01/29/08)
With the special election to replace Nathan Cooper a little more than a week away, Democrat Mike Keefe closed some of the fundraising gap with his rival, Republican Mary Kasten. Despite the effort by Keefe, Kasten still had more than five times the money available for the final push to the Feb. 5 election...
Region briefs 1/29/08 (01/29/08)
Information sessions planned at Southeast Southeast Missouri State University will hold a "Show Me" Day at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 2 in the Show Me Center. Students and parents will have the opportunity to learn about student life, academics, housing options and financing education. ...
Marijuana seized after delivery to wrong address (01/29/08)
Officers from the Cape Girardeau Police Department and the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force seized about 25 pounds of marijuana that was mistakenly delivered to the wrong address. The person who received the delivery in error immediately notified the police...
Liquor license violations to close bar for 20 days total (01/29/08)
The Main Street Bar will be shut down for a total of 20 days over the next four months for liquor license violations that include failing to control a September brawl that sent three people to the hospital for treatment. The fight resulted in a 15-day suspension, said Peter Lobdell, alcohol control supervisor with the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. ...
Edwards touts health care, economic policies in Missouri stop (01/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards says he wants universal health care, a quick end to the Iraq war and economic policies geared toward helping the working and middle classes. Edwards told supporters at a Jefferson City campaign stop Tuesday to create "a tidal wave of change that can spread across this country with a force that can't be stopped."...
Huckabee: Missouri a must-win among Republican primaries (01/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Mike Huckabee says he must win Missouri's primary next week if he is to have a chance at the Republican nomination for president. Polls showed the former Arkansas governor behind Republicans Mitt Romney and John McCain heading into Tuesday's primary in Florida. To gain momentum, Huckabee said he must do well in the Southern and Midwestern states holding primaries on Feb. 5...
Report: Missouri worst in nation in homicide rate among blacks (01/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The homicide rate among blacks is higher in Missouri than any other state, according to a report released Tuesday by a nonprofit research group. The Violence Policy Center report said 32.79 deaths per 100,000 blacks in Missouri were the result of homicides. The report said the overwhelming majority of the deaths were caused by firearms, especially handguns. The Washington-based organization supports gun-control efforts...
Priest to propose reconciliation to St. Louis archbishop (01/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The priest at a Roman Catholic parish in a long-running dispute with the St. Louis archdiocese will propose a plan of reconciliation at a meeting next week. The Rev. Marek Bozek does not want to release details, but has also asked his supporters to pray outside archdiocesan headquarters during the meeting. He says he'll provide more details then...
McCain plans St. Louis-area campaign stop Friday (01/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain will make a campaign stop Friday in suburban St. Louis. The Arizona senator will appear at Spirit of St. Louis Airport at 2 p.m. That's according to state Rep. Jason Brown, who is vice chairman of McCain's Missouri campaign...
Romney plans Missouri campaign stops Saturday (01/29/08)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to hold two campaign stops in Missouri on Saturday. Details are still being worked out, but Romney plans to speak in St. Louis and either Joplin or Springfield. That's according to state Rep. Bryan Stevenson of Webb City, who is working on the campaign of the former Massachusetts governor...
Harry Truman's daughter, Margaret, dies (01/29/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- Margaret Truman Daniel, the only child of former President Harry Truman, has died. She was 83. Daniel died Tuesday morning in Chicago following a brief illness, according to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence. She had been living in an assisted living facility there for the past several weeks and was on a respirator, the library said...
Rep. Kenny Hulshof to run for Missouri governor (01/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof announced his candidacy for governor Tuesday, the third Republican to jump into the race following Gov. Matt Blunt's surprise exit. To run for governor, Hulshof will have to forgo a re-election bid for his congressional seat...
Mo. meth labs rising again; lawmakers propose new crackdown (01/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Meth lab busts are rising again in Missouri, causing lawmakers to look for new ways to discourage the illegal drug. The number of methamphetamine busts declined after a 2005 Missouri law limited access to the drug's main ingredient -- cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine...
World's biggest pencil now in St. Louis (01/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The world's largest pencil joins the Gateway Arch and the Bowling Museum as a St. Louis attraction. The 22,000-pound, 76-foot-long pencil was transported Monday from Queens, New York, to the City Museum in St. Louis. Ashrita Furman cut the pencil in two for the trip. Artisans at the museum will reattach the sections...
St. Charles man looking for apartment accused of trying to rape leasing agent (01/29/08)
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Charles man faces charges for allegedly trying to rape the leasing agent who was showing him an apartment. Authorities say 27-year-old Jason Solari went to O'Fallon Lakes apartment complex Sunday to inquire about an apartment. A leasing agent took him to an apartment. Police say Solari blocked the front door and tried to rape her...
Florissant bars sex offenders from parks, recreation centers (01/29/08)
FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis town is barring sex offenders from all parks and recreation centers. The Florissant City Council also approved installation of an electronic identification system that will record people as they enter city parks or recreation sites. Registered sex offenders trying to get in will be arrested immediately...
Hulshof expected to announce bid for governor today (01/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof is expected to announce today that he will run for governor, The Associated Press has learned. Hulshof, a native of Bertrand, Mo., would become the third Republican to enter the race after GOP Gov. Matt Blunt's surprise announcement last week that he will not seek a second term in the November elections...
Woman who faked birth of sextuplets sentenced to four years in prison (01/29/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A woman who faked the birth of sextuplets was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for violating her probation. Sarah Everson, 47, and her husband, Kris, 35, were living in the Kansas City suburb of Grain Valley in March 2006 when they made up the story about having sextuplets in order to tap the generosity of neighbors...
VA Department angry, apologetic over 19 deaths at Marion hospital (01/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Investigators flagged 19 deaths over the past two years at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Southern Illinois as possibly linked to substandard care, an angry VA official said Monday as he apologized to affected families and pledged reform...
Nebraska veterans keep old-time music alive (01/29/08)
FAIRFIELD, Neb. -- Sitting in a horseshoe formation, a dozen musicians from throughout the area spent a recent Sunday afternoon jamming on old hymns and country songs for an audience in the Fairfield City Auditorium. Organizer Dale Bauman of Fairfield started the once-a-month Just For Fun Jam Sessions about three years ago at the Clay County Museum in Clay Center while his wife, Karen, volunteered there. ...
St. Louis seeks to transform downtown parks, green space (01/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The city of St. Louis wants to reinvent more than a mile of parks and green space downtown, with ideas that include everything from tree houses designed by renowned architects to the creation of an urban ice skating rink. City officials are hoping that private organizations will sponsor projects for the Gateway Mall, a stretch of land downtown known for its views of the Gateway Arch...
Clinton says she has deep support in Missouri (01/29/08)
Clinton says she has deep support in Mo. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Monday that she has "a breadth and depth of support" that can help her win in Missouri. Clinton was responding to criticism from Missouri Sen. ...
Restrictions on signature gatherers considered (01/29/08)
Restrictions on signature gatherers considered JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some Missouri senators are proposing restrictions on collecting signatures for initiative petitions. The bills come as more groups are trying to go around the Legislature to put measures directly on the ballot. ...
Senate Dems plan add-ons to $150 billion economic stimulus package (01/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- A top Senate Democrat unveiled a $156 billion economic stimulus package on Monday that awards rebates to senior citizens living off Social Security and extends unemployment benefits, setting up a clash with the White House and House leaders pushing a narrower package...
Jury selection begins in Ohio for mother accused of microwaving month-old baby (01/29/08)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a woman accused of killing her 1-month-old daughter by burning the child in a microwave oven. If convicted of aggravated murder, China Arnold, 27, could face the death penalty. Police investigators believe Arnold killed 1-month-old Paris Talley by putting her in a microwave at her Dayton home in 2005. ...
Mo. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Bush's proposals (01/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's plan to boost the economy with an economic stimulus package generally won praise from Missouri lawmakers who watched the State of the Union address, but his proposal to set curbs on congressional pork barrel projects, or earmarks, drew mixed responses from Democrats and Republicans...
Bush delivers final State of Union address (01/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, standing before Congress one last time, urged the nation Monday night to persevere against gnawing fears of recession and stay patient with the long, grinding war in Iraq. He pressed Congress to quickly pass a plan to rescue the economy...
Bomb kills 5 U.S. soldiers in Mosul (01/29/08)
BAGHDAD -- In a daring ambush, insurgents blasted a U.S. patrol with a roadside bomb Monday and showered survivors with gunfire from a mosque in increasingly lawless Mosul. Five American soldiers were killed in the explosion -- even as Iraqi troops moved into the northern city to challenge al-Qaida in Iraq...
Ethnic bloodletting spreads in Kenya over elections (01/29/08)
KISUMU, Kenya -- Thousands of machete-wielding youths hunted down members of President Mwai Kibaki's Kikuyu tribe Monday in western Kenya's Rift Valley, torching homes and buses, clashing with police and blocking roads with burning tires. Witnesses described seeing two people pulled from cars and stoned to death, while another was burned alive in a minibus -- the latest victims of a month of escalating violence triggered by a disputed presidential election. ...
McDonald's given power to award British school qualifications (01/29/08)
LONDON -- New on the McDonald's menu: a takeaway diploma. The government is giving the U.S. burger chain -- along with a rail company and an airline -- the right to award credits toward a high school diploma to employees who complete on-the-job training programs...
Perryville girls rout Crystal City (01/29/08)
Perryville outscored Crystal City 24-6 in the second quarter to help secure the 62-34 road win in girls basketball action Monday. Ava Johnson scored 16 for the Pirates (15-4) to lead the way. Kendra Schilli chipped in 12, and Alicia Kueker netted 11 in the win...
ND girls post 70-61 victory (01/29/08)
In a battle between two of the better girls post players in the area, Central's Wendi Zickfield outscored Notre Dame's Jane Morrill. But it was Morrill's Bulldogs who came out on top, earning the 70-61 victory at the Show Me Center on Monday night...
Notre Dame weathers Central's 14 3-pointers (01/29/08)
Notre Dame sophomore guard Nick Koeppel admitted that Central converted "an awesome amount" of 3-pointers against his team in the first half Monday. Every time the Tigers scored one, a "3" sign was placed on the wall behind the student section, like baseball fans hang "K" signs when a strikeout pitcher is on fire...
Hannah may miss remainder of season with broken jaw (01/29/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri guard Stefhon Hannah, the team's leading scorer, was released from the hospital Monday after suffering a broken jaw in a weekend brawl outside a downtown nightclub. The senior is expected to miss at least four to six weeks and could be out for the rest of the season...
Redhawks gymnasts vault to No. 23 (01/29/08)
A second straight strong performance to start the season has vaulted the Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team into the top 25. The Redhawks are ranked 23rd nationally in the GymInfo poll released Monday. The Redhawks also have moved into seventh in the South Central Regional...
Redhawks try to end six-game skid vs. AP (01/29/08)
Three times over the past two seasons, Southeast Missouri State has come agonizingly close to beating the Ohio Valley Conference's top men's basketball team. The Redhawks hope to finally get over the hump tonight, and in the process end their six-game losing streak...
Cards reach deal with Wellemeyer (01/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Pitcher Todd Wellemeyer and the St. Louis Cardinals avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $1 million, one-year contract. The deal includes performance bonuses that could be worth another $100,000. Wellemeyer was the last Cardinals player remaining in arbitration. He made $635,000 last season and was seeking $1,325,000. The Cardinals had offered $875,000...
Ex-Tigers coach Smith dies at 68 (01/29/08)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Former Missouri football coach Larry Smith, who led the Tigers for seven seasons, died Monday at the age of 68 after a lengthy illness. Smith, who also coached at Southern California, Tulane and Arizona, coached at Missouri from 1994 to 2000...
Blood drives 1/29/08 (01/29/08)
Wednesday n Immaculate Conception School, Jackson, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday n First Baptist Church, Marble Hill, Mo., 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday n VFW Hall, Cape Girardeau, 2 to 6 p.m. n Elk's Lodge, Jackson, 2 to 6 p.m.
Health calendar 1/29/08 (01/29/08)
Calendar Today n Angels of God prayer group: 6 p.m. in the Pastoral Care conference room at Saint Francis Medical Center. For parents who have lost a child of any age. Call 331-5146 Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with questions. The day you plan to attend, call 331-5118 and leave a message for Father Augustine...
Music therapy eases chronic hearing ailment (01/29/08)
It's hard to imagine that soft noise can ease symptoms caused by loud noises. Tinnitus can be pronounced and heard in different ways, but it boils down to a ringing in the ears. It results from repetitive exposure to loud noises -- chainsaws, loud concerts or even factory work. It can also be caused by a sudden loud sound like a firecracker or explosion...
Look for health when you go looking for a meal (01/29/08)
Spending time with the takeout menu again? Most Americans do, whether it's with coworkers at lunch or the family for dinner. It's hard to join the group and stick to a healthy diet, though, especially if the group chooses an ethnic restaurant. In those situations, most people do well enough to point to the entree that looks familiar and mumble, "Uh, that one? Number 7?"...
Led Zeppelin guitarist ready to take band on world tour (01/29/08)
TOKYO -- Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said Monday he was ready to take the iconic band on a world tour after burning up the stage at last month's reunion concert in London. But it probably won't be before September. "The amount of work we put into O2 was what you would normally put into a world tour anyway," Page, 64, said of the intense rehearsing the band did for the Dec. 10 concert at London's O2 Arena...
Karen Norris (01/29/08)
PATTON, Mo. -- Karen "Diane" Norris, 55, of Patton died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 21, 1952, in Campbell, Mo., daughter of James C. and Earline Mabry Newman. She married Randy Norris on Sept. 9, 2005...
Will Bollinger (01/29/08)
Will Roy Bollinger, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Progress West Hospital in O'Fallon, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Betty Gramlisch (01/29/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Betty Louise Gramlisch, 69, of Chaffee died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born June 6, 1938, at Oran, daughter of Wallace and Juanita Hunt Hanshew. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chaffee...
Virginia Dix (01/29/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Virginia Lee Dix, 85, of Benton died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 19, 1922, at Quaker, Mo., daughter of Wesley and Belle Tedder Martin. She and Arthur Dewey Dix were married Feb. 19, 1939, and he died Nov. 18, 1988...
Acie Fulbright (01/29/08)
BENTON, Ky. -- Acie D. "Bud" Fulbright, 80, formerly of Gilbertsville, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, in Elk Grove, Calif. He was born in Oak Ridge, son of Dock and Mary McLane Fulbright. He married Betty Jo Downs. She preceded him in death. He then later married Marie Mays. She also preceded him in death...
Norman Riehn (01/29/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Norman E. Riehn, 82, of Perryville died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. He was born on Aug. 18, 1925, in Cape Girardeau County, son of John L. and Nettie L. Hilderbrand Riehn. He married Mabel F. Friese on May 10, 1947. She died Oct. 12, 2003...
Dorothy Acton (01/29/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dorothy Mae Acton, 70, of Perryville died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at her home. She was born March 19, 1937, in Perry County, daughter of Adren E. and Mary E. Brown Adams. She married Dillard H. Acton on May 10, 1974, in Perryville. She was a former member of St. John's Catholic Church in Lithium, Mo...
Henry Malone (01/29/08)
DIXON, Ill. -- Henry E. Malone, 83, of Dixon, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Thebes, Ill., son of Jack Malone and Carmie Harden Wolford. He married Gilberte Merzereau on April 5, 1973, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 2006...
Alvis McCardle (01/29/08)
Alvis Lorene McCardle, 73, of Jackson, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 3, 1934, in Bollinger County, daughter of Alvie and Alma Leggett Lazenbee. She was a retired machine operator for Florsheim Shoe Company in Cape Girardeau...
Tilmon Blocker (01/29/08)
Tilmon R. Blocker, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1931, son of Tilmon and Ruth Russell Blocker. He married Evelyn Fornkohl on March 18, 1961, in Marble Hill, Mo. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War as a GM3. He had been employed with Rose Barge Lines, Cape Poster and the city of Cape Girardeau...
Ruth Green (01/29/08)
Ruth A. Green, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 21, 1950, at Delta, daughter of the late Eula and Freda Friedrich Mansker. She and Norvel J. "Joe" Green were married Dec. 8, 1970, in Cape Girardeau. He died in 2005...
Jeffrey Mayberry (01/29/08)
Jeffrey Todd Mayberry, 37, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, in Orange County, Texas. He was born on June 3, 1970, in St. Louis, the son of Thomas W. and Debbie K. (Story) Mayberry. He graduated from Kelly High School in Benton, Mo., in 1988 and served in the U.S. Navy from June 16, 1988, to May 15, 1992...
Cape/Jackson police report 1/29/08 (01/29/08)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Jose A. Tovar, 35, 624 Boxwood Drive, Apt. 1, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent (marijuana). n Eduardo Hernandez, 29, 3759 Dunnica Ave., St. Louis, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent (marijuana)...
Cape/Jackson fire report 1/29/08 (01/29/08)
Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: n At 5:03 p.m., emergency medical service at 20 S. Sprigg St. n At 5:26 a.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of Mill Street. n At 1:37 p.m., a box alarm at 2717 Peachtree St. n At 2:18 p.m., an alarm sounding at 3926 Annwood Drive...
Out of the past 1/29/08 (01/29/08)
The wife of Air Force Capt. Edwin W. Cardin, the former Rebecca Schild of Cape Girardeau, has established a scholarship in her husband's honor at Southeast Missouri State University; Capt. Cardin was killed in an air collision near Okinawa last December; he was a graduate of Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University...
Hector's new outlook (01/29/08)
Hector Gomez has perfect vision today, thanks to concerned doctors in Jackson and Cape Girardeau. Dr. Ramiro Icaza is a general practitioner in Jackson who makes medical mission trips to Nicaragua, his homeland. While in Nicaragua last month, Icaza was approached by Eric Gomez, who asked if Icaza could do something about his son's crossed eyes, known as strabismus. ...
One candidate must defer to other (01/29/08)
To the editor:Our nation must be taken away from the coterie of vaqueros who have been running it since 2001. Senators Clinton and Obama cannot be president at the same time. Therefore, one must defer to the other for the 2008 campaign. I would give the nod to Hillary Clinton for the following reasons:...
River Campus keeps its promise (01/29/08)
To the editor:Recently the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University presented the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater in a performance of "Swan Lake." The performance was classical ballet at its best. The grace, style and elegance of the performance were beyond compare. The costumes and scenery added to the beauty of the whole production...
U.S. dilemma: To save or to spend (01/29/08)
To the editor:The U.S. is a consuming nation. It purchases one out of every five goods manufactured in the world. We are led to believe by those in government that if we spend more we will increase employment and make this nation richer. We took their advice and spent beyond our paychecks, cashed in our savings, maxed out our credit cards and borrowed against our homes. ...
Speak Out 1/29/08 (01/29/08)
Cool pool; Used a torch; Causes of autism; Greedy people; Thanks for meals; Abusing parking; Vested interest
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