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Stories from Monday, March 3, 2008

National Weather Service says ice already falling north of Cape Girardeau (03/03/08)
The National Weather Service's latest short-term forecast, issued online at 8 p.m., says ice is starting to accumulate in the northern reaches of Southern Illinois near Sesser. By 9 p.m., the weather service forecasts ice to be falling in Marble Hill, Mo.
MoDOT closes some low-water crossings in south-central Missouri (03/03/08)
Several Missouri highways east of Springfield are flooded due to overly-wet conditions in west and central portions of Missouri. "Those are the 'usual suspects'. We've got quite a few closed this afternoon but I anticipate they're reopened in 24 hours," said Angela Eden, MoDOT spokeswoman. ...
34 pounds of pot seized in Scott City (03/03/08)
Less than two weeks after a traffic stop for speeding led to Scott City police seizing nearly five pounds of marijuana, an illegal U-turn on the town's Main Street resulted in a bust of more than six times that amount. The mother lode came around 2:30 a.m. Monday, when an officer noticed the illegal turn on Main Street in front of McDonald's and pulled the car over, said police chief Don Cobb...
Defendant waives preliminary hearing in Feb. 14 shooting case (03/03/08)
At an initial arraignment Monday, Steven R. Julian, a Missouri Department of Corrections officer accused of involuntary manslaughter, waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Julian allegedly shot and killed Zachary C. Snyder, 23, of Dexter, Mo., Feb. 14 at a Themis Street apartment complex while trying to arrest him for a parole violation...
Local car dealers say more people turning to fuel-efficient models (03/03/08)
In the 1970s, rising fuel prices forced automakers to dramatically reduce the size of their cars, while motorists driving what teenagers then called "land yachts" traded gas-guzzling behemoths for vehicles that cost less to operate. Today, as gas prices climb again to record levels, area car dealers say that those sport utility vehicles that looked so cool just a few years ago are losing value fast while dealers have trouble keeping a good selection of smaller, more fuel efficient models on their lots.. ...
Mass of Thanksgiving will honor Bishop John Leibrecht (03/03/08)
A Mass of Thanksgiving will be held Tuesday in honor of John J. Leibrecht, who is retiring as bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau this month. The Mass will be one of the last times Leibrecht visits Cape Girardeau as bishop. On March 31, the Rev. James Vann Johnston Jr. will be installed as bishop of the diocese...
Organization starts program in remembrance of founder (03/03/08)
In remembrance of her death a year ago, the founder of the group Jackson Mothers of Preschoolers has been memorialized through the creation of a program called Bibles for Babies. Founder Danna Lape died Feb. 26, 2007, and after her death, memorials were sent to the group in Lape's name. ...
'Catastrophic icing' possible, weather service says (03/03/08)
A forecast issued late Monday afternoon increased the prediction for ice, sleet and snow in Cape Girardeau and surrounding areas and a forecast discussion released about 3:30 p.m. warned of possible "catastrophic icing." A flood watch is in effect through late tonight. A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday...
Visiting Nurse Association plans murder mystery dinner (03/03/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Visiting Nurse Association Hospice is getting ready for its first annual mystery dinner and silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the National Guard Armory in Sikeston. VNA Hospice staff and volunteers in the cast want to raise money for those in their care and thought this would be a successful fundraiser to hold while having fun. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for an opportunity to view and bid on silent auction items...
Community cuisine 3/3/08 (03/03/08)
Chili day planned by Noon Optimists The Noon Optimists will hold a chili day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Arena Building. Men's club to hold all-you-can-eat meal The St. Paul Lutheran Men's Club will hold an all-you-can-eat meal from 11 a.m. ...
Bowling fundraiser planned by Big Brothers Big Sisters (03/03/08)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, a child mentoring organization that works with more than 2,000 children annually, will hold its signature fundraising and awareness program, Bowl for Kids Sake, on March 29. Community members and businesses can take part in the fundraiser by attending one of two shifts: noon to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Westpark Lanes in Cape Girardeau. Individuals in teams of six will collect pledges to raise money for BBBS of Eastern Missouri...
Community digest 3/3/08 (03/03/08)
AARP program to be held at 1:30 p.m. today The Cape Girardeau County chapter of AARP 4041 will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church at Broadway and Caruthers Avenue. A program on trains, train lore and more will be presented by Don Reder and Paul Davis. There will be a drawing for a door prize...
Military digest 3/3/08 (03/03/08)
Chief petty officer receives Navy award Senior chief petty officer Kevin D. Martin was the recipient of the U.S. Navy's John C. Stennis award in leadership for the senior enlisted division at the White House recently. President Bush was in attendance. ...
Gold standard for Jackson's electric utility (03/03/08)
Don Schuette, director of electric utilities for the city of Jackson, was so busy during February's ice storm and recovery, he let the mail pile up on his desk. On Tuesday he opened a letter from the American Public Power Association. It announced his department had won a gold-level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) award. ...
Missouri government gets B-plus on national report card from Pew (03/03/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's state government is among the nation's highest-performing according to a national report card produced by the Pew Center on the States. Missouri finished with a B-plus, behind just three states that received A's. It was the highest score among the state's eight neighbors...
Mo. businesses try to stop immigration bills requiring E-Verify use (03/03/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state's business community is worried lawmakers' zeal to add new restrictions and penalties for illegal immigrants could spill to those who hire them. Of particular concern is a federal database that allows employers to check whether a prospective employee is allowed to work in the United States...
KC police release name of man killed in forklift mishap (03/03/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police have identified the man killed in a Clay County forklift mishap last weekend. Capt. Rich Lockhart said 60-year-old Angelo Cambiano was operating a forklift inside a commercial cave complex in Randolph Saturday when it overturned on him...
8 students suffer minor injuries in school bus wreck in St. Louis (03/03/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Eight students are taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a school bus accident in St. Louis. The accident happened Monday morning. Few details were available, but authorities say the students from Gateway Institute of Technology High School were taken to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital for evaluation...
Bar at center of Missouri baskeball brawl closes (03/03/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The downtown nightclub where Missouri's leading scorer suffered a broken jaw in a scuffle with two restaurant workers has closed down, according to a letter the owner sent to city officials. In a letter dated Feb. 21, Athena Nightclub owner Rashid A. Kikhia said he "is no longer operating a nightclub" and is in the process of "reorganizing the business on all levels, including management, cooks, delivery drivers and servers."...
Kansas City firefighters find body in burning home (03/03/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Investigators are trying to find the cause of a fatal fire in a Kansas City house that is believed to have been vacant. Fire Department spokesman Joe Vitale said firefighters found a body in a hallway off a bedroom of the one-story house as they battled the fire first reported shortly after 4:30 a.m. Monday. He said the body was under debris that fell when the roof collapsed...
Priest at Polish parish under scrutiny by congregation (03/03/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- First, the Rev. Marek Bozek angered the archbishop. Now, some in Bozek's own parish would like to remove him. Bozek heads St. Stanislaus Kostka, the Polish-heritage church that has been at odds with Archbishop Raymond Burke, who has removed the parish's Catholic standing and declared Bozek and parish board members excommunicated...
Missouri lawmakers try to make it harder for others to make laws (03/03/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The people elected to make laws in Missouri are trying to make it more difficult for voters to make laws themselves. The General Assembly's quest to restrict ballot initiatives could cause a clash between the people's constitutional rights and the legislature's constitutional powers...
St. Joseph man fulfills lifelong goal by exploring the world (03/03/08)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The hometown rested barely 30 miles from the big town. Hugh McFadin found something significant in those 30 miles. As a teenager, he'd hitchhike that distance from Excelsior Springs to Kansas City. The youngster had no mission, usually wandering about, browsing in sporting goods stores, seeing what could be seen...
KC man's campaign seeks to reduce light pollution (03/03/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Robert Wagner says he's tired of not being able to see the stars at night. In response to the thousands of yard lights, streelights and other signs that blot out the sky, Wagner has started a campaign to dim the lights at night, starting with state parks in Missouri and Kansas...
Boeing's relationship with Air Force could be changing (03/03/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Boeing Co.'s loss of the $40 billion Air Force tanker contract highlights the company's changing relationship with the U.S. Air Force, and hints at troubles to come for the St. Louis military aerospace industry. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that the stunning loss resulted in part from the legacy of a procurement scandal that scuttled Boeing's last tanker deal...
Robots: A technology roadmap calls for 1 million robots in Japan by 2025 (03/03/08)
Japanese are more accepting of robots because the native Shinto religion often blurs boundaries between the animate and inanimate, experts say. To the Japanese psyche, the idea of a humanoid robot with feelings doesn't feel as creepy -- or as threatening -- as it might do in other cultures...
Car title lenders under the radar of predatory lending debate (03/03/08)
MONTVALE, Va. (AP) -- The Dodge pickup has rust on the tailgate and a Harley-Davidson sticker on its back windshield. Beside it sits a Honda Accord with a big, white butterfly on the windshield and American flag butterflies on each side of the trunk...
Japanese experiment with using robots as part of daily life (03/03/08)
TOKYO -- At a university lab in a Tokyo suburb, engineering students are wiring a rubbery robot face to simulate six basic expressions: anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise and disgust. Hooked up to a database of words clustered by association, the robot -- dubbed Kansei, or "sensibility" -- responds to the word "war" by quivering in what looks like disgust and fear. It hears "love," and its pink lips smile...
Unfolding credit crisis seen as top economic threat (03/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- The cascading fallout from the subprime loan crisis, barely a cloud on the horizon a year ago, is now viewed by experts as the economy's gravest threat. In a survey being released today, 34 percent of the members of the National Association for Business Economics ranked the financial market turmoil from those loan defaults as the No. 1 threat to the economy over the next two years...
Committee chairman expects compromise as early as this week on eavesdropping law (03/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- The House Intelligence Committee chairman expects a compromise soon on renewal of an eavesdropping law that could provide legal protections for telecommunications companies as President Bush has insisted. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, in a television interview broadcast Sunday, did not specifically say whether the House proposal would mirror the Senate's version. ...
Nation briefs 3/3/08 (03/03/08)
Oil spill to cost ship's owners $2 million SAN FRANCISCO -- Agents for the owner of a cargo ship that dumped oil into San Francisco Bay have agreed to pay $2 million to the city of San Francisco. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the agreement, announced Sunday, was an "initial payment" to cover some cleanup costs after the November crash, not a final settlement. ...
Feds search Utah home in ricin case (03/03/08)
SALT LAKE CITY -- FBI agents on Sunday searched a Utah house and two storage units linked to a man whose hospitalization led to the discovery of deadly ricin in a motel room he had occupied on the Las Vegas Strip. The search of the home and units at a self-storage facility outside Salt Lake City was expected to be a long, tedious process as agents operated carefully at sites where they could find the dangerous substance, FBI spokesman Juan Becerra said...
Juvenile centers record 13,000 claims of abuse in 4 years (03/03/08)
COLUMBIA, Miss. -- The Columbia Training School -- pleasant on the outside, austere on the inside -- has been home to 37 of the most troubled young women in Mississippi. If some of those girls and their advocates are to be believed, it is also a cruel and frightening place...
Firefighters say it's safer to install ionization and photoelectric smoke detectors in homes (03/03/08)
BARRE, Vt. -- When a fire killed a mother and four children here in 2005, there was something peculiar: As firetrucks arrived, the apartment was full of smoke and had a working smoke detector, but it wasn't sounding its alarm. Months later, fire chief Peter John found out why. The smoke detector was an ionization smoke detector -- like those in 90 percent of American homes -- that have been shown to react slowly in the presence of smoldering fires...
Ornery activists tackle nation's biggest lender (03/03/08)
CLEVELAND -- Folks on Humphrey Hill Drive were still waking up on the icy Saturday morning the shark hunters came to town. They rounded the suburban traffic circle in a pair of rented school buses after a half-hour ride from far more modest neighborhoods, rumbling to a stop at the Garmone family's driveway. Forty-two caffeinated Clevelanders piled out, their leaders carrying bullhorns...
Drought, growth have Western states studying construction of more dams (03/03/08)
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Western states' era of massive dam construction -- which tamed rivers, swallowed towns, and created irrigated agriculture, cheap hydropower and environmental problems -- effectively ended in 1966 with the completion of Glen Canyon Dam...
Obama chides Clinton on foreign policy experience on campaign trail's homestretch (03/03/08)
WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- Democrat Barack Obama worked to fend off an intensified attack on his foreign policy credentials from rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday as their paths crossed two days ahead of a potentially race-ending showdown in Ohio and Texas...
Clinton launches intense push before key primaries on Tuesday (03/03/08)
WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton argued Sunday that her campaign is "about solutions," not feelings, as she swept through Ohio on an intense push two days before the state's presidential primary. She told more than 2,000 cheering backers that she wants to solve the economic troubles facing the industrial Midwest...
Some voters find their names missing from registration list (03/03/08)
Welcome to the first presidential election in which nearly every state must have a list of every registered voter. Here's the catch: If your name isn't on it, you may have trouble casting a ballot in this historic race for the White House. The lists have already caused problems in New Mexico, Arizona and California, where people waited hours to choose a presidential nominee only to find they weren't listed as registered voters -- or they weren't listed in the party of their choice...
Appeals court upholds Navy sonar ban, other restrictions off Southern California (03/03/08)
LOS ANGELES -- The Navy must abide by limits on its sonar training off the Southern California because the exercises could harm dozens of species of whales and dolphins, a federal appeals court ruled. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday night rejected the Navy's appeal of restrictions that banned high-powered sonar within 12 miles of the coast and set other limits that could affect Navy training exercises to begin this month...
A month later, deaths from Ill. strip-mall shooting remain unsolved (03/03/08)
TINLEY PARK, Ill. -- There have been memorials and funerals and efforts to move on in the month since a gunman killed four shoppers and a store manager at a suburban Chicago strip mall. What there hasn't been is an arrest. Despite 1,400 tips and detailed sketches -- down to the colored beads in the suspect's braided hair -- it's not clear whether Tinley Park police are any closer to catching the man who shot the women Feb. 2 during a botched robbery at a Lane Bryant clothing store...
Venezuela and Ecuador order troops to Colombian border (03/03/08)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez ordered tanks and thousands of troops to the border with Colombia on Sunday, accusing it of pushing South America to the brink of war by killing a top rebel leader on Ecuadorean soil. Denouncing Colombia's slaying of the rebel commander in a cross-border raid into Ecuador, Chavez said Venezuela will respond militarily if Colombia violates its border. He ordered Venezuela's embassy in Bogota closed...
Putin's hand-picked successor wins Russian presidential election (03/03/08)
MOSCOW -- Dmitry Medvedev, the man Vladimir Putin hand-picked to be his successor, scored a crushing victory in Russia's presidential elections Sunday, a result that was long anticipated but that still raises questions about who will run this resurgent global power...
Venezuela sends tanks and troops to border with Colombia (03/03/08)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Warning that Colombia could spark a war, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sent tanks and thousands of troops to the countries' border Sunday and ordered his government's embassy in Bogota closed. The leftist leader warned Colombia's U.S.-allied government that Venezuela will not permit acts like Saturday's killing of top rebel leader Raul Reyes and 16 other Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrillas at a camp across the border in Ecuador...
Palestinians suspend peace talks; Israel vows to press ahead with offensive (03/03/08)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The Palestinian president suspended peace talks Sunday as Israel brushed off international criticism and vowed to press ahead with its Gaza offensive until militants halt rocket attacks. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said an even broader Gaza operation was possible, aimed at crushing militant rocket squads but also to "weaken the Hamas rule, in the right circumstances, even to bring it down."...
Prosperity, looser regulations start sex revolution in China (03/03/08)
BEIJING -- The no-tell motels in Beijing's university districts pulsate with sex. Every weekend, lusty college couples make a beeline past greasy spoon restaurants and bootleg video game shops for the dim hotel lobbies to book three-hour blocks of privacy. Students fill half the simple but tidy rooms at the Cheng Lin Ming Guang Hotel, a 10-minute walk from Beijing Normal University...
Iranian leader arrives in Iraq, highlights two nations' ties (03/03/08)
BAGHDAD -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived Sunday in Baghdad for the first-ever visit by an Iranian president to Iraq, waving as he stepped off his plane to be greeted by representatives of a nation that was once Iran's bitter enemy. The visit gives Ahmadinejad a chance to highlight the improved relationship his nation has with post-Saddam Hussein Iraq while also serving as an act of defiance toward the U.S., which accuses Iran of aiding Shiite extremists in Iraq...
Redhawks softball wins pair in tourney (03/03/08)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team won both its games Sunday in the All-Missouri Strike Out Against Cancer Classic at the Southeast Softball Complex. Southeast posted a 3-1 victory over Missouri State, then blasted four home runs in a 7-3 win over Saint Louis University...
Redhawks score in ninth to edge N. Colorado 14-13 (03/03/08)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team had to huff and puff in order to break its three-game losing streak. Southeast saw eight-run and six-run leads evaporate Sunday, but the Redhawks finally posted a 14-13 victory over visiting Northern Colorado...
Former player Laker expresses remorse over his use of steroids (03/03/08)
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Overwhelmed with regret and pained by a shortsighted decision he wishes he could take back, Tim Laker began moving away from his tainted past. Laker, a former major league catcher who admitted in the Mitchell Report that he injected himself with steroids to gain an edge, expressed sadness and deep remorse Sunday as he discussed cheating the game he loves...
Els ends drought on PGA Tour (03/03/08)
This time, Ernie Els could enjoy someone else's final-round misfortune. Ending nearly a four-year drought between PGA Tour victories, Els shot a 3-under 67 on Sunday to win The Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He finished at 6 under, one shot better than Luke Donald (71) and two ahead of Nathan Green (67)...
Edwards collects second straight victory (03/03/08)
LAS VEGAS -- Making his second visit in six days to Victory Lane, Carl Edwards triumphantly raised the glittering gold belt he earned at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In a town known for title fights, Edwards emerged as a heavyweight contender Sunday. "We do this to win. Winning these races is the greatest," Edwards said. "Winning a championship would be the ultimate. What we're trying to do is win the championship this year. That's our No. 1 goal."...
Cardinals pitching prospect shows stuff in 5-4 loss (03/03/08)
JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Kyle McClellan gave a standout performance Sunday, even as the Cardinals lost 5-4 in a spring training matchup against the Florida Marlins. Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa said he was impressed with McClellan's performance. McClellan started and pitched three scoreless innings using just 32 pitches, only throwing 10 balls...
Next season looms large for Edgar, Redhawks (03/03/08)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program has had plenty of down seasons over the years, including several recent campaigns. After all, that's why a new coach was hired before the 2006-07 season. The program was reeling. But it's hard to imagine a more epic collapse in the history of Southeast hoops than what transpired this year...
Reports, signs point to mixed performance for area banks (03/03/08)
Community and regional banks doing business in Southeast Missouri bucked at least one national trend during 2007 as 14 of 16 of such banks operating in Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott and Bollinger counties reported increased profits for the year. As a whole, the U.S. banking industry had a bad year, according to a report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Profits overall fell more than 80 percent, and only half the banks in the U.S. showed increased profits...
Sheen to receive medal from Notre Dame for helping others (03/03/08)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Activist-actor Martin Sheen will be honored by the University of Notre Dame with its Laetare Medal for his humanitarian work, the school announced Sunday. Sheen, who starred as a U.S. president who was a Notre Dame graduate in NBC's "The West Wing," is to receive the medal at the school's May 18 commencement...
People on the move 3/3/08 (03/03/08)
Former Cape city council member joins firm Prudential Bridgeport Inc. broker/owner Dave Dormeyer announced that Robert K. Herbst joined the firm as a sales associate. Herbst will be responsible for individual business development and sales, concentrating on residential sales in Cape Girardeau County and surrounding areas. Herbst was a member of the Cape Girardeau City Council for 10 years and was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for eight years...
Memo 3/3/08 (03/03/08)
Small business sessions offered March 13 The Southeast Missouri State University Small Business Development Center will offer small business counseling March 13 at sessions in Cape Girardeau and Perryville, Mo. Gil Degenhardt will provide the help, which is by appointment only. ...
Jackson business looks to expand despite operating in area for less than a year (03/03/08)
As the printed boxes zipped down the production line Friday at Signature Packaging in Jackson, rails on either side first bent the sides up, then folded the containers flat for stacking. One hundred and eighty-four times a minute. Every minute. For eight hours a day...
Delmar Summers (03/03/08)
Delmar L. Summers, 60, of Wappapello, Mo., and formerly of Zalma, Mo., died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at his residence. He was born Sept. 20, 1947, in Zalma, son of Lowell and Ivy Jackson Summers. He and Daisy L. Hancock were married on July 26, 1974, in Kennett, Mo. She died Sept. 8, 2003...
Paul Simpson (03/03/08)
Paul David Simpson, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 2, 1915, in Lawton, Okla., the son of Claude Redmon and Maggie Ora Covington Simpson. He and Jean Mae Martin Simpson were married Dec. 31, 1942, in Corpus Christi, Texas...
Marion Foli (03/03/08)
Marion O. Foli, 85, of Jackson died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at his daughter's home in San Antonio. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Ronald Farrow (03/03/08)
Ronald E. Farrow, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Versie Crider (03/03/08)
Versie Florence Crider, 97, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Tamms, Ill., and Rockford, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at Autumn Assistance Living in Hagerstown. She was born in 1910, daughter of George and Gertie Raines Stonecipher. Survivors include two daughters, Leta Doris Stouffer of Hagerstown, Barbara Sue Bly of Rockford; a son, John Marion Crider of Rockford; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren...
Cleo Cleary (03/03/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Cleo Alberta Cleary, 89, of Chaffee died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born April 4, 1918, in Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of Joe and Eurice Shrum Green. She married Robert E. Cleary, and he preceded her in death...
Alva Rodgers (03/03/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Alva Richard Rodgers, 89, of Advance was born July 17, 1918, at McGee, Mo., son of Jessie and Leota Payne Rodgers, and passed away March 1, 2008, at the Advance Nursing Center. Alva retired after working for 60 years with the Carpenter Local 1770 in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Bright Prospect General Baptist Church, where he had been a Sunday school superintendent and song leader for 40 years. He was also a member of the Stoddard County Genealogy Association...
Cape/Jackson police report 3/3/08 (03/03/08)
Arrests; Jackson: Arrest
Jackson fire report 3/3/08 (03/03/08)
n Emergency medical service on Francis Drive. n Emergency medical service on Oak Street. n Emergency medical service on Elmwood Boulevard. n Emergency medical service on Highland Drive. n Motor vehicle collision on East Main Street...
Out of the past 3/3/08 (03/03/08)
Broadway between Pacific and Lorimier streets is scheduled to revert to two-way traffic soon, but there are growing reservations about the change; C.A. Juden Jr. has presented a petition to the city council signed by more than 100 local residents who say they aren't convinced the change will be in the city's best interest...
Combined festivals (03/03/08)
Cape Girardeau is rethinking the air show. Last year, the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival drew smaller crowds, due partly to extreme heat and its proximity to Libertyfest, the downtown Fourth of July celebration. Organizers say people didn't have time to recuperate from Libertyfest before the start of the air show, which lost more than $37,000. City officials had already considered holding the air show every other year...
Speak Out 3/3/08 (03/03/08)
Twisted politics; Banks are benefiting; Time to sell the truck; Told you; Thanks to volunteers; Late-night power; No equal justice; Satellite tomfoolery; Comment resented; Community freezer; Emotional story; We'll do it our way; Agree with comment; High school refund; Working, and voting; Sensor lights; Leaves on street; Helpful driver; Appalling column; No to deer hunting; He's worth it; Good comments; Columnist is wrong; Proving a point; To much suffering; Leave deer alone; Truth hurts; Helpful neighbors; Thanks, Red Cross; Pickup plan
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