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Bogus shots fired call led to school lockdown Friday morning (02/29/08)
Southeast Missourian An unfounded report of shots fired near Capaha Park led to Alma Schrader Elementary and other area schools locking their doors for a very brief period on Friday morning. Police spokesman Jason Selzer said a call of ten to 15 shots fired was reported, but police could find no indication that the report was true...
Concrete repairs for I-55 in Perry County next week (02/29/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound and southbound I-55 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane starting Monday while MoDOT crews perform concrete repairs. The repairs will be made at various locations beginning at the Cape Girardeau County line, extending to the Ste. Genevieve County line...
Two men arrested for Friday morning shooting in Sikeston (02/29/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Two men are in the Scott County Jail and another is in a Cape Girardeau hospital following a shooting around 2 a.m. Friday near Sikeston, Mo., according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department. The victim was shot in the upper arm and chest...
Chaffee scholarship fund yet to be tapped (02/29/08)
More than two years since a Chaffee High School graduate left $1.6 million to the district's foundation, the money has not reached whom the benefactor intended -- students. While the foundation received the money in October, following months of litigation, members of the foundation's board of directors have not agreed on how to proceed with the money...
Crowell bill would require drug testing for public assistance recipients (02/29/08)
State Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, introduced a bill Wednesday that would require drug testing for people receiving benefits from the Missouri Department of Social Services Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. In a prepared statement Crowell said his reason for filing the bill was so that "the people utilizing these funds are not abusing this service, and are really trying to improve their quality of life."...
Marquette Tower faces foreclosure (02/29/08)
If the owners of the Marquette Tower in Cape Girardeau don't cut a new deal with their bank or find a buyer for the office building within three weeks, it will be sold at a foreclosure auction. Prost Builders of Jefferson City, Mo., purchased the historic building at 338 Broadway in 2002. ...
Fire board gridlocked on filling vacant post (02/29/08)
The East County Fire Protection District Board of Directors has been without a third member for nearly a year, since the last person to hold the position resigned. The issue of how to fill the vacancy has been discussed in board meetings, but the two current members remain gridlocked on the candidates...
Scott County to apply for government security funding (02/29/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County will apply for funding to beef up courthouse security. State grant funding for counties available from the Circuit Court Budget Committee through the Office of State Court Administrator was brought to the attention of commissioners by David A. Dolan, circuit judge for the 33rd Judicial Court, according to County Developer Joel Evans. If approved, the grant will reimburse the county for up to $15,000 for security improvements...
Man charged in fatal Feb. 14 shooting to appear in court March 3 (02/29/08)
A Missouri corrections officer charged with involuntary manslaughter after admitting at a public inquest he shot an unarmed man while taking him into custody will make his first court appearance March 3 at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, prosecuting attorney Morley Swingle filed the manslaughter charge against Steven R. Julian, a fugitive apprehension officer with the Missouri Department of Corrections...
Kennett school board considers random drug testing for students (02/29/08)
KENNETT, Mo. -- The Kennett School Board adjourned almost immediately Tuesday night into closed executive session to discuss two student disciplinary measures. About 20 minutes later, the board resumed in open session to discuss regular session items. Among those items was a request by Deb Cook, the director of health services for the district, that the board consider pursuing a random drug testing policy and a performance enhancing supplement ban policy...
Mayer bill addresses 'whistle-blower protection' for employees (02/29/08)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Eyebrows are being raised by lawmakers across the state at a piece of legislation sponsored by Sen. Rob Mayer, R-Dexter. Senate Bill 1046, if approved, would explicitly dictate what is needed for employees to claim whistle-blower protection against Missouri employers ...
Blunt asks feds for disaster assistance (02/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt asked Pres. George Bush today to approve a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for 18 Missouri counties affected by the Feb. 10-14 ice storm, according to a news release sent out by Blunt's communications office...
Emerson staff to meet with public in March (02/29/08)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's staff will attend a series of meetings throughout March as part of Emerson's "Congressional Connection." The events give people in the district the opportunity to talk directly with Emerson's staff. Dates include: Malden Chamber of Commerce, Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce and the Current River Heritage Museum in Doniphan...
Briefly (02/29/08)
Poplar Bluff man wins $1 million in lottery POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Brent House of Poplar Bluff is $1 million richer after winning a Missouri Lottery scratch-off game. The 33-year-old House claimed one of 16 prizes on the lottery's "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza" on Tuesday, according to a news release sent out by the Missouri Lottery. The ticket was purchased at Minit Food Mart, 3937 U.S. 67 in Poplar Bluff...
Region briefs 2/29/08 (02/29/08)
Poplar Bluff man wins $1 million in lotteryPOPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Brent House of Poplar Bluff is $1 million richer after winning a Missouri Lottery scratch-off game. The 33-year-old House claimed one of 16 prizes on the lottery's "4 Million Dollar Cash Bonanza" on Tuesday, according to a news release sent out by the Missouri Lottery...
Police still seek Sikeston woman charged with murder in Cape (02/29/08)
Police have spent the past five days scouring the region for Tambra Turner, a Sikeston woman facing murder charges in Cape Girardeau. Turner, 29, who also goes by her married name of Gilmore, was slated to appear before Scott County Circuit Judge David Dolan on Thursday for a hearing on 2006 charges of distributing a controlled substance near public housing. She didn't make it...
Common Pleas Courthouse gets $70K grant (02/29/08)
Gov. Matt Blunt swept into the second-floor courtroom at 1:11 p.m. and was introduced by Cape Girardeau's somewhat breathless mayor. Jay Knudtson opened the ceremony by joking that Blunt's delay -- he was 40 minutes late -- was clearly the fault of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich...
Charleston boy killed in ATV accident (02/29/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A four-wheeler accident involving a 10-year-old boy is under investigation in Mississippi County. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry A. Parker, 10-year-old Andrew R. Shelby and a friend were riding a four-wheeler Wednesday afternoon near the boy's home outside of East Prairie when it overturned, pinning both children under it...
Capturing the flag and a market (02/29/08)
Most people wouldn't dream of letting their 15-year-old son run around shooting his friends. Jeff and Tina Rosanswank built a course for theirs to do it. Saturday is the grand opening of SEMO Extreme Paintball just outside of Jackson, where groups of 10 to 20 people can buy some paintballs, rent a marker -- the sport's name for a paintball gun -- and capture a flag...
Second Missouri Southern State athlete diagnosed with meningitis (02/29/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A second baseball player is being treated for the same meningitis believed to have killed a teammate at Missouri Southern State University, but officials say nobody else had reported symptoms as of Friday. The second player was not named by university officials, citing medical privacy laws. Health officials in Joplin, where the university is located, said the young man was responding well to medical treatment...
Some want personal vaccine exemption restored in Mo. (02/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Darrel Drumright has worked in the health care field for 15 years, but he doesn't trust immunizations. So for years, the Kansas City chiropractor and father of three has chosen not to vaccinate his children. His reason -- on paper anyway -- is religion. His family is Catholic, so they claim a religious exemption, which allows the kids to skip their shots...
Teamsters looking for new investor for Interstate Bakeries (02/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is taking a second shot at bringing in an investor for bankrupt Interstate Bakeries Corp., the maker of Hostess Twinkies and Wonder Bread. Union spokesman Rich Volpe told The Kansas City Star on Thursday that the Teamsters had reached an agreement with Ripplewood Holdings, a New York-based hedge fund, that includes collective bargaining agreements covering the 10,000 Teamster members working for Interstate Bakeries...
Company to pay $470,000 in fines over Kansas City explosion (02/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A company whose Kansas City distribution plant exploded more than a year ago has agreed to pay about $470,000 in fines to two federal agencies. The Environmental Protection Agency this week said Chemcentral Midwest Corp. would pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit the EPA filed. The EPA alleged that the company violated the Clean Air Act and other regulations related to emergency planning and notification...
New tools help black Missourians trace family roots (02/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A new video series is available online to help black Missourians learn about their family trees. The Missouri State Archives has created the five-part video series. It's available on the Web site of Secretary of State Robin Carnahan...
Four fired from KC radio station claim age discrimination (02/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Four former deejays have filed age-discrimination complaints naming Kansas City radio station KYYS-FM. The four alleged Thursday that station owner Entercom Communications fired them last month because of their age. The Philadelphia-based company says the four were let go because of declining ratings and its decision to change the station's format...
Man convicted of killing his girlfriend, her 3 children (02/29/08)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Jurors in St. Louis County will decide whether to recommend the death penalty after convicting 43-year-old Leonard Taylor in the deaths of his girlfriend and her three children. The jury found Taylor guilty of four counts of first-degree murder in a verdict issued late Thursday. The penalty phase of the hearing began Friday morning...
5 hurt in knife fight outside St. Louis club (02/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis police are investigating a knife fight that left at least five people with stab wounds. The incident happened just after 2:30 a.m. Friday outside of Club Buca on Laclede's Landing. Authorities believe that several other people may have fled the scene with minor injuries...
2 parishioners seek removal of priest at Polish parish in St. Louis (02/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two members of St. Stanislaus Kostka church in St. Louis are seeking the removal of the Rev. Marek Bozek on grounds that he is promoting ideas contrary to Roman Catholicism. The parishioners say they will seek his ouster on Sunday...
Train cuts off leg, but teen crawls for help (02/29/08)
WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis teenager was being treated at a hospital after having his leg cut off by a freight train. Police told STLtoday.com, the Web site for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that 19-year-old Joseph Alexander somehow managed to crawl 50 yards for help, flagging down a passing motorist...
Students still slow to embrace cell phone emergency text alert systems (02/29/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The massacre at Virginia Tech last year sent colleges nationwide scrambling to improve how they get alerts to students during crises on campus. One solution: Text messages sent to cell phones. But while hundreds of campuses have adopted text alerts, most students are not embracing the system -- even in an age when they consider their mobile phones indispensable...
Ice cream cone now official Mo. dessert (02/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It had a rocky road, but the ice cream cone has won Senate approval to become Missouri's official dessert. Senators passed the ice cream cone legislation by a 24-10 vote Thursday. The bill now heads to the House. The edible ice cream cone made its American debut at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. It's being promoted in 2008 by students who lobbied lawmakers with an ice cream social at the Capitol...
Mo., Ill. unveil deal on Mississippi River bridge (02/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri and Illinois ended years of bickering over how to pay for a new Mississippi River bridge Thursday, announcing a $640 million undertaking focused on building a new four-lane span meant to ease congestion at one of the nation's busiest crossings...
Bush, Fed chief don't see recession on horizon (02/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- The economy is in turmoil, yet President Bush and Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke say the country will weather the storm. Neither sees a recession on the horizon. Both Bush and Bernanke are on the front lines of the government's efforts to right an economy that increasing numbers of economists fear is on the verge of its first recession since 2001, if it hasn't already fallen into one...
Army creates new command to improve purchasing in war zones and at home (02/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Army is ordering a major overhaul of the way it buys supplies for troops in combat zones as the number of criminal investigations into wartime contract fraud nears triple figures. Chief among the moves is the formation of a new contracting command to better manage military purchasing in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait, according to a memo written by Army Secretary Pete Geren and obtained by The Associated Press...
Cuba signs rights treaties at U.N., with reservations (02/29/08)
UNITED NATIONS -- Cuba's government signed two key international human rights treaties Thursday that Fidel Castro long opposed, but said it had reservations about some provisions and accused the United States of impeding the Cuban people's enjoyment of their rights...
Britain's Prince Harry serving combat duty in dangerous region of southern Afghanistan (02/29/08)
LONDON -- The secret is out: Prince Harry has been serving on the front line with his British army unit in one of Afghanistan's most lawless and barren provinces. Harry is the first royal to serve in a combat zone since his uncle Prince Andrew flew helicopters during Britain's war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands in 1982...
South African blacks express pain over their humiliation in video (02/29/08)
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa -- Four black university workers expressed pain and anger Thursday over being duped by white students into eating food allegedly tainted with urine for a video. The video, which shows four women and one man on their knees eating the food, has been seen around the world, exposing deep racial tensions in South Africa more than a decade after apartheid ended. Only the women attended a news conference at the University of the Free State to express their outrage...
Kenya's rival politicians sign power-sharing agreement (02/29/08)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's feuding politicians shook hands, smiled for the cameras, and finally agreed to share power. But two months after a disputed presidential election unleashed ethnic violence that killed more than 1,000 people, the real test is whether the reluctant partners can heal a deeply divided nation...
Premature Indian baby survives falling from train moments after being born (02/29/08)
AHMADABAD, India -- A newborn girl fell through the toilet in a moving train and onto the tracks moments after her mother gave birth prematurely, surviving nearly two hours before being found, relatives said Thursday. The infant's mother, who uses the single name Bhuri, was traveling with relatives on a train when she went to the bathroom shortly before midnight Tuesday and unexpectedly gave birth, said Arjun Kumar, her brother-in-law...
Kelly girls fall in title game (02/29/08)
Host Portageville rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to beat Kelly 53-34 in Thursday night's Class 3 District 1 girls championship game. Kelly led 23-18 at the break, but was outscored 35-11 in the second half, including 9-0 in the fourth quarter...
Braves capture title with rout of Gideon (02/29/08)
GIDEON, Mo. -- Even D.D. Gillespie had to admit he digs watching the dunk. The Scott County Central boys basketball team produced no shortage of highlight-reel plays during Thursday night's Class 1 District 1 championship game against Gideon. The Braves did, after all, put in 37 field goals in the 88-56 thumping...
SCC girls upset top-seeded Oran (02/29/08)
GIDEON, Mo. -- Every time Brianna Johnson went to the free-throw line Thursday night in the Class 1 District 1 championship game, a member of the Scott County Central boys basketball time cheered her on from the corner by yelling, "Take your time, Missy."...
Delta girls win eighth straight district crown (02/29/08)
ZALMA -- Delta senior Sarah Keys admitted that she felt some pressure when she and her teammates took to the court Thursday night in search of their program's eighth straight district title. "There is a lot of pressure to keep on winning it," Keys said...
Bell City uses team effort to win title (02/29/08)
ZALMA -- Bell City's Marty Dames said no member of the Cubs team becomes too concerned whenever top scorer Nick Niemczyk struggles to find his rhythm on offense. That's because the Cubs know Niemczyk will find it sooner rather than later. "If he starts missing, we tell him to keep shooting," Dames said. "They'll fall because he's a great shooter."...
Rozier's shot secures title as St. Vincent wins 40-38 (02/29/08)
CHAFFEE -- Meadow Heights' defense collapsed on Lacey Siegmund, causing a moment of panic. She dealt with the pressure by delivering a perfect bounce pass to teammate Elizabeth Rozier. "I looked up and saw a girl in front of me, and I saw Elizabeth," Siegmund said. "I was like, 'I don't want to take the last shot.' So I gave it over to her. She was wide open."...
Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team wins first district title (02/29/08)
CHAFFEE -- Puxico took its first lead in the closing seconds of the first quarter. Saxony Lutheran junior Bret Steffens ensured the Indians' lone lead was short-lived. Steffens heaved a shot from just over half court that swished through the net as the buzzer sounded to give his team a 13-12 lead after the first quarter...
Central AD will vacate position (02/29/08)
Central athletic director Mark Ruark resigned the position effective July 1, 2008, after serving three years in the job. Ruark has been at Central for the past 23 years. He served as an administrator for the past 14 years, spending the first 11 as an assistant principal before accepting his role as athletic director...
Colbert, Smith win OVC season honors (02/29/08)
The Southeast Missouri State men's track and field program swept the two major Ohio Valley Conference indoor awards. Senior Miles Smith and sophomore Brandon Colbert were named track athlete of the year and field athlete of the year, respectively. Voting was done by the league's head coaches and announced Thursday on the eve of the OVC indoor meet in Nashville, Tenn...
Redhawks baseball to make home debut (02/29/08)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team, off to a 2-1 start, will open its home schedule today when Northern Colorado visits Capaha Field for a 2 p.m. start. That will begin a four-game series that features a 1 p.m. doubleheader Saturday and a noon contest Sunday...
Redhawks' collapse is complete (02/29/08)
It's now official. Southeast Missouri State's major collapse in men's basketball will leave the Redhawks out of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The Redhawks were eliminated with Thursday night's 68-62 loss to visiting Samford. "We wanted to make the tournament, but things didn't go our way," said junior forward Jaycen Herring, who led the Redhawks with 18 points...
Samford ends Redhawks' streak (02/29/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team can still win an outright Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship. But Samford made sure it would not happen on the Bulldogs' watch. Visiting Samford snapped the Redhawks' 12-game winning streak Thursday in stunningly easy fashion, 73-50...
FBI to investigate Clemens' testimony (02/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI took up the Roger Clemens case Thursday, told by the Justice Department to investigate whether the star pitcher lied when he testified to Congress he never took performance-enhancing drugs. The FBI's involvement was announced one day after the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told Attorney General Michael Mukasey they weren't sure whether Clemens told the truth under oath at a Feb. 5 deposition and Feb. 13 public hearing...
Gonzalez, Reyes open strong in Cards' exhibition victory (02/29/08)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Juan Gonzalez, trying to make the St. Louis roster as a reserve, got two hits and drove in a run Thursday as the Cardinals poste a 7-0 exhibition win over the New York Mets. At 38, Gonzalez is a two-time AL MVP with 434 career home runs. He sat out the last two years -- in 2005 he tore a hamstring in his only at-bat while with Cleveland...
Rams release Bruce for second time (02/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- For the second time in three years, the St. Louis Rams released wide receiver Isaac Bruce. This time they may be cutting ties for good with the last player remaining from the team's 1995 move from Los Angeles to St. Louis. "It's a tough choice for the franchise," Rams coach Scott Linehan said on the team's Web site. "It's like anything else. We make decisions as a franchise on the business side and that's the part that makes it the most difficult."...
Coyotes continue hex over Blues, win 2-1 (02/29/08)
neXt: The next generation, covered now (02/29/08)
This day does not exist. At least not in most other years. But 2008 is a leap year. So although February gets shortchanged three years in a row, every fourth year it gets the extra day the calendar needs to keep alignment with the celestial calendar -- though it's still shorter than every other month. ...
Hooked on science: Discover the force of air (02/29/08)
It's a cool trick you can play on your friends, but best of all it's a science lesson that might get you "Hooked on Science." Ingredients n 1 Clear plastic soda bottle n Nail Instructions STEP 1: Using the nail, punch two holes in the clear plastic soda bottle...
Who's next 2/29/08 (02/29/08)
SCHOLARSHIPS n Jason Stevens of Whitewater and Leah Moore of Millersville have been awarded a Missouri Assessment Program Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University next year. n Ethan Deuster of Cape Girardeau has been awarded a President's Plus Scholarship and a Missouri Assessment Program Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University next year...
Next up 2/29/08 (02/29/08)
FRIDAY New Movies: "Penelope," Rated PG; 1 hr 30 mins @ Cape West Cine [StartDouble]Semi-Pro," Rated R; 1 hr 30 mins @ Town Plaza Cinema [StartDouble]The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare:" presented by River City Players @ River City Yacht Club, Port Cape, 7 p.m...
Bambi and his mom? Shoot to kill! (02/29/08)
Deer hunting in Cape Girardeau? Bring it on. Start at the Sullivan house. Please. Yes, I know there are some concerns about men, women and children armed with bows and quivers of arrows roaming the streets of our fair city stalking wild ruminants. But the deer lost my vote when they started showing up in packs. In our yard...
London judge to give Paul McCartney-Heather Mills divorce ruling March 17 (02/29/08)
LONDON -- A British judge will give the financial terms of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills' divorce settlement March 17. The Judicial Communications Office said Judge Hugh Bennett would deliver his ruling to McCartney, Mills and their lawyers during a private court hearing...
Rowling files suit over 'Harry Potter Lexicon' (02/29/08)
NEW YORK -- As the creator of the Harry Potter books sees it, her kindness to fans might come back to haunt her. In papers filed for a lawsuit in Manhattan, J.K. Rowling says she feels betrayed by a fan, Steven Vander Ark, for his role in trying to publish an unauthorized reference work, "Harry Potter Lexicon."...
Floyd Soehlig (02/29/08)
ORAN, Mo. -- Floyd J. "Flip" Soehlig, 86, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in Jacksonville. He was born Nov. 25, 1921, in Oran. He and Rosemary Schlegel were married April 4, 1942. Soehlig served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He flew B-17s and B-24s, and was part of the Ploesti Mission in 1943...
Maujeva Overfield (02/29/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Maujeva Louise Overfield, 60, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 17, 1947, in St. Louis, daughter of Dennis Eugene and Goldie McBride LaCroix. She and Edward Richard Overfield were married March 10, 1978. He died May 6, 1988...
Gladys Sanders (02/29/08)
Gladys M. Skyles Sanders, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born March 1, 1910, in Scott County, daughter of Harley and Mary Hickson Skyles. She and Al Sanders were married in March 1935 in Farmington, Mo. He died in 1984...
Loura Ware (02/29/08)
Loura B. Ware, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 25, 1935, at Houston, Miss., daughter of Henry and Nicey Beane Perkins. She and Reece Ware were married Aug. 25, 1951. Ware was a member of the House of Prayer World Wide Ministries in Cape Girardeau, where she was a missionary, a member of the Mother's Board and Sunday school superintendent...
Lucille Gibson (02/29/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Lucille Gibson, 76, of Cairo died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at St. John Praise and Worship Center in Pulaski, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Larry Barnett Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Garden at Villa Ridge, Ill...
Edward Strack (02/29/08)
Edward L. Strack, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Jackson, son of Martin and Freida Niemeier Strack. He and Pansy Barks Sebaugh were married Aug. 14, 1979, in Cape Girardeau. She died Jan. 5, 2005...
Michael Garms (02/29/08)
Michael Irvin Garms, 64, of Jackson died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 17, 1943, in Hot Springs, Ark., son of Irvin and Dorothy Baker Garms. He and Kathie Sansoucie were married April 28, 1972, in Festus, Mo...
Andrew Shelby (02/29/08)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Andrew "Drew" Shelby, 10, a resident of East Prairie, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1997, in Cape Girardeau to Jeff Shelby and Stephanie Reeves, who survive of East Prairie. ...
Ronald Flanery (02/29/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ronald J. Flanery, 49, of Chaffee died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at his home. Flanery was born June 19, 1958, in Franklin, Ind. His wife, Cheryl, died in December 2007. He was a roofer for a construction company. Survivors include three daughters, Jennifer Hampton of Chaffee, Meliasa Flanery of Cape Girardeau, Theresa Vaughn of Middlesboro, Ky.; four sisters, Kim Penberthy of Bonne Terre, Mo., Shirley Bone, Gail Cain and P.J. Pogue, all of Farmington, Mo.; and three grandchildren...
James Daniels (02/29/08)
James H. "Jim" Daniels, 73, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. He was born June 29, 1934, in Painton, Mo., son of Edward and Pearl Annis Daniels. He and Glenita Koeppel were married April 24, 1955. Daniels served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Roswell, N.M...
Dr. Anthony Zoffuto (02/29/08)
Dr. Anthony Charles Zoffuto, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 2, 1943, in Harrisburg, Pa., son of Charles A. and Della Vendur Zoffuto. He and LouAnn Hays were married June 27, 1970, in Meridian, Miss...
Births 2/29/08 (02/29/08)
Joyce; Johnson; Wunderlich; Urhahn; Cook; Abraham
Cape/Jackson police report 2/29/08 (02/29/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Israel W. Bost, 25, 239 Middle St., Apt. 1, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests...
Cape fire report 2/29/08 (02/29/08)
n At 8:02 p.m., electrical line investigation at 1115 Jefferson Ave. n At 11:15 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of South Frederick Street. n At 2:55 a.m., alarm sounding at 3012 William St. n At 9:22 a.m., citizen assist in the 500 block of North Spring Avenue...
Out of the past 2/29/08 (02/29/08)
Today's "Out of the past" column includes items from some Leap Days in the past. Eric William, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lynch of Cape Girardeau, becomes a member of the elite 29 Club, when he is born at 12:22 a.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Correction 2/29/08 (02/29/08)
The article "Gotta dance" in Thursday's SE Live should have ended with "That energy reverberates through the hour-and-a-half show with several of the pieces incorporating tap or loud stomps to accentuate the music or dance moves, keeping the audience awake and engaged." The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Downtown vandalism needs more attention (02/29/08)
By Jay Whitfield Much has been said lately about the problem of vandalism in downtown Cape Girardeau. Let me tell you of my experience. I own a small hair salon on Main Street. Most people know me as the man who sits in the doorway and burns incense on pleasant evenings. I have had to replace three large windows within the last 10 years, two within the past year due to vandalism by bar patrons. All of these incidents happened after midnight...
Marketing winners (02/29/08)
A remarkable lode of creative talent exists in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and western Kentucky, the areas served by the Tri State Advertising and Marketing Professionals. Each year, Tri State hands out Addy awards in more than 40 categories. This year's winners, as usual, represented a wide range of impressive advertising and marketing efforts...
Speak Out 2/29/08 (02/29/08)
Supply and demand?; It's contradictory; Limbs in the street; Un-American attacks; Investment plan
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