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Stories from Friday, March 21, 2008

Coast Guard rescues people trapped on Coon Island, Mo. (03/21/08)
COON ISLAND, Mo. -- Neelyville second-grader Dakota Hall got a unique view of Butler County flooding Thursday afternoon -- from the air after a Coast Guard helicopter rescued him, his mother and his 18 month old brother from high ground at Coon Island General Baptist Church...
Some areas of Wappapello lake closed today (03/21/08)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Those hoping for some weekend recreation at Wappapello Lake this weekend will have limited options. due to rising waters in the lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing some public facilities, according to a Corps news release sent out today...
Jackson issues ice storm debris cleanup update (03/21/08)
Jackson's public works department resumed ice storm debris cleanup Friday after spending two days on flash flood response work. They barricaded low-lying streets, kept grates and inlets unobstructed, and removed truckloads of tree debris from bridge structures throughout the city...
Highway 25 reopened between Dutchtown and Gordonville (03/21/08)
State Highway 25 reopened shortly before 11 a.m. today as water receded from the intersection of Highways 74, 25 and Route A, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan said. The road closed Tuesday during the record-shattering rainstorm that has flooded thousands of acres of Southeast Missouri. ...
Stoddard County dogfighting trial pushed back until July (03/21/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — A Stoddard County man accused of felony dogfighting appeared in court again last week to have his case set for trial. The case against 29-year-old Jamie Sifford of Dudley, Mo., has been reset for trial before Judge Stephen Sharp on Monday, July 7...
Southeast Missouri area road closings (03/21/08)
The following state roads were reported closed by MoDOT as of 3:30 p.m.: Bollinger County Highway E from 51 to N Highway W (entire route) Highway T from F to N Highway N from F to 25 in Cape County Butler County...
Police investigating shooting near Matthews, Mo. (03/21/08)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- An autopsy was conducted Thursday on a 48-year-old New Madrid County man who died from a gunshot wound to the chest. An autopsy was scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday for Kevin Shelly, who resided on County Road 710, east of Matthews. Shelly was pronounced dead at the Missouri Delta Medical Center Wednesday afternoon from a wound he received from a. 22-caliber pistol...
Cape Girardeau officials warn some people in Red Star about river flooding (03/21/08)
The water is already rising on the north and south sides of Cape Girardeau, according to Mark Hasheider, assistant fire chief and emergency operations director for Cape Girardeau. When the Mississippi River crests at the predicted 44.5 feet on Sunday, a dozen or more homes and two businesses near the city's Red Star area, could see as much as four feet of water...
Officials, volunteers join for Zalma rescue (03/21/08)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Richard Myers, like many firefighters, shrugs off the suggestion that he and other Zalma firefighters were among Tuesday's heroes. "We're not heroes. We're just a community of people who help each other," said Myers, a computer programmer for Schaefer Electrical Enclosures Inc. ...
Dutchtown residents may be ready for buyouts (03/21/08)
After living through repeated flooding for decades, many residents of Dutchtown may be ready to move. Approximately 30 residents of the evacuated community of about 100 along Highway 74 in southern Cape Girardeau County meet Thursday with Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and State Emergency Management Agency representative Mark Winkler and signed paperwork that they are willing to talk about selling their homes in a buyout, said Sheriff John Jordan, who was present at the meeting...
Alternative school students 'doggedly' improve writing skills (03/21/08)
Visitors to the Alternative Education Center could hear the panting of dogs before they could see them. Then, with a flash of fur and the pounding of feet, two golden retrievers plowed down the stairs, seven students in tow. Sally galloped into the bathroom while Rufus explored the office before the dogs and children were herded into their classroom...
Residents think about what was left behind after evacuation (03/21/08)
The chilly late afternoon wind blowing across thousands of flooded acres Thursday didn't keep Dan Campbell and Shannon Ritter from spending some time in a pickup truck on Cape Girardeau County County Road 233 looking at the home they rented in November...
Illinois couple retreats to higher ground, then returns to air out possessions (03/21/08)
WARE, Ill. -- Keith and Jean Livesay have owned their ranch-style house in Ware on Illinois Highway 146 for 37 years, and distinctly remember the flood in 1973, when 6 or 7 inches of rain caused water to creep over the levees that make up the Clear Creek Drainage District...
Disaster aid hinges on paper trail, SEMA official says (03/21/08)
Thursday morning, officials from Bollinger and Madison counties devoted their time to a workshop on getting disaster aid. Not for this week's floods, but for February's ice storms. More than a dozen attended the last of seven Missouri State Emergency Management Agency workshops. ...
River rises; more people evacuated (03/21/08)
The aftermath of this week's record-setting rains was still being felt locally Thursday, as river levels rose and rescues and evacuations continued. Thursday morning a federal disaster was declared in 70 Missouri counties following a request made Wednesday by Gov. Matt Blunt...
Cleaning firms busy with area basements (03/21/08)
One cleaning company has logged nearly 300 job requests since record-breaking rains earlier this week caused widespread flooding throughout the region. One of the calls was to the new federal courthouse on Independence Street in Cape Girardeau, where a new roof is part of $2.2 million in additional work that began at the building this month. The roof replacement had begun but was not complete when the rains came...
Funeral services planned for Southern Illinois flooding victim (03/21/08)
WALTONVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Funeral services are planned for a Metro East softball star who died this week after a truck she was riding in was swept away by flood waters in southern Illinois. Twenty-year-old Shannon Allen died Wednesday along with 38-year-old Stephen Healy, who was driving the woman and another companion home from a friend's house...
Claycomo official accused in plot to torch house across the street (03/21/08)
CLAYCOMO, Mo. (AP) -- An elected official is accused of paying another man $500 to set fire to a vacant house across from his home in suburban Kansas City. Marty Lambertson Jr., a member of the Claycomo Board of Trustees, and Caleb Hayes of Kansas City are charged with felony second-degree arson. Court documents say Lambertson hired Hayes to set the fire, helped him transfer gasoline into a container and dropped him off at the house...
Missouri continues flood fight; Mississippi, Meramec still rising (03/21/08)
DUTCHTOWN, Mo. (AP) -- Horace Hitt was busy Friday cleaning his farm shed just a few feet from lapping brown water that covered his family's 120-acre farm in southeast Missouri. The 73-year-old farmer took a moment to glance out over his flooded field...
Missouri trucker pleads guilty in Alabama kidnap case (03/21/08)
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- A Missouri truck driver has pleaded guilty to federal kidnapping charges accusing him of abducting and repeatedly raping an Alabama woman found nude, bound and beaten in his parked 18-wheeler. Roy Scott Stillwell, 47, of Hartville, Mo., was arrested Dec. 11 at a Baldwin County truck stop on Alabama 59, near Interstate 10, after the woman was rescued...
Two 8th-grade girls in St. Joe may be charged in pill incident (03/21/08)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Three St. Joseph School District students are in trouble with the law over an incident involving drugs this week. Buchanan County Juvenile authorities expected Friday to charge two middle school girls with delivery of a controlled substance, a felony. The 16-year-old boy who gave one of the girls methadone was charged Thursday with delivery of a controlled substance...
After Mo. shooting rampage, a racially tense campaign for mayor (03/21/08)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- Six weeks after a deadly shooting rampage rife with racial overtones in Kirkwood's City Council chambers, the issue of race has spilled over into the contest for mayor of this St. Louis suburb and produced a uniquely tense campaign...
Police: Suspect not armed in takeover of Amish buggy (03/21/08)
JAMESPORT, Mo. -- A robbery suspect who allegedly forced an Amish man to use a horse and buggy to take him to a mobile home in Jamesport did not do so at gunpoint, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Officers arrived at a Jamesport mobile home Tuesday after receiving a report of a stolen Amish buggy...
Blunt, GOP ask high court to allow death penalty for child rape (03/21/08)
Missouri lawmakers say states should be able to decide whether to allow death sentences for those who rape children By CHRIS BLANK The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt and two-dozen Republican lawmakers have filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Louisiana law that allows the death penalty for those convicted of raping a child...
River crests (03/21/08)
A look at some rivers that have caused deadly flooding in the nation's midsection and when they are expected to crest: Missouri Meramec River: Expected to crest early Saturday at 40 feet, 26 feet above flood stage, at Valley Park. Current River: Expected to crest Friday at 26.5 feet, 13.5 feet above flood stage, at Doniphan...
Forecasters say spring rains, melting snow threaten widespread flooding (03/21/08)
WASHINGTON -- Government forecasters said Thursday that the floods washing over large parts of the Midwest are just a taste of things to come, with one meteorologist complaining about a jet stream "on steroids." Record rainfall and melting snow packs will continue to cause rivers to overflow in large areas of the country, the National Weather Service said...
Dealing with floodwaters becomes a familiar drill (03/21/08)
FENTON, Mo. -- With more than a dozen people killed by floodwaters and rivers still rising, weary Midwesterners on Thursday weighed not just the prospect of a sodden cleanup but the likelihood that their communities could be inundated again. Families in some areas have been forced from their homes multiple times in the past few years, making the routine of filling sandbags and rescuing furniture into a familiar drill...
Investigators demand documents on overseas contracting loophole (03/21/08)
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats demanded documents Thursday about a multibillion-dollar overseas contracting loophole to track down how -- and why -- the Bush administration slipped it into plans to protect taxpayer money. Leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee gave the administration until April 4 to turn over the documents or, aides have said, face a possible subpoena...
Woman shot to death while on phone with 911 dispatcher (03/21/08)
WEST COVINA, Calif. -- A woman was asking a 911 dispatcher for help when her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence. She was shot to death. The woman told the dispatcher someone was trying to break into her home in upscale West Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Dan Rosenberg said. "Deputies heard gunshots followed by silence and an open phone line," he said...
Inspector arrested in deadly New York City crane collapse (03/21/08)
NEW YORK -- A city inspector has been charged with lying about checking on a construction crane that later collapsed, killing seven people in a dense Manhattan neighborhood. Edward Marquette, 46, was arraigned and released without bail Thursday on charges of falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing...
Stocks rebound Thursday from sharp sell-off (03/21/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street capped a week of remarkable volatility with a big advance Thursday that left stocks higher for the week but didn't silence all of investors' concerns about the economy and the financial system. Bargain-hunting and a milder-than-expected drop in a regional manufacturing report helped leaven stocks Thursday. ...
House panel investigating electrocutions of soldiers in Iraq (03/21/08)
PITTSBURGH -- A U.S. House committee chairman has begun an investigation into the electrocutions of at least 12 service members in Iraq, including that of a Pittsburgh soldier killed in January by a jolt of electricity while showering. Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said Wednesday he has asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to hand over documents relating to the management of electrical systems at facilities in Iraq...
75-pound stingray leaps from water, kills woman in Fla. (03/21/08)
MARATHON, Fla. -- A 75-pound stingray killed a Michigan woman Thursday when it flew out of the water and struck her face as she rode a boat in the Florida Keys, officials said. Judy Kay Zagorski, of Pigeon, Mich., was sitting in a boat going 25 mph when the spotted eagle ray, with a wingspan of 5 to 6 feet, leapt out of the water, said Jorge Pino, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
Science, Bible agree: It's better to give than receive (03/21/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Bible counsels misers that it's better to give than to receive. Science agrees. People who made gifts to others or to charities reported they were happier than folks who didn't share, according to a report in today's issue of the journal Science...
China blankets restive Tibetan areas with troops, warns foreigners in 4 provinces (03/21/08)
ZHONGDIAN, China -- China blanketed restive Tibetan areas Thursday with a huge buildup of troops, turning small towns across a wide swath of western China into armed encampments. Beijing acknowledged that last week's anti-government protests had spread far beyond Tibet's borders and that police opened fire on protesters. It warned foreign tourists and journalists to stay away from a huge expanse of territory across four provinces...
Song, billboards seek to ease fear of census after decades of war in Liberia (03/21/08)
SELEGA, Liberia -- The deep distrust of government created by years of war is evident in Liberian villages like this one, where people don't understand why census workers have been chalking numbers on every house, lean-to, hut and shack. "What do you think they want with my house?" says Monogo Kebeh, a 70-year-old woman, outside her mud hut...
New bin Laden audio urges holy war to liberate Palestinian territories (03/21/08)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Osama bin Laden lashed out Thursday at Palestinian peace negotiations with Israel and called for a holy war to liberate the Palestinian lands. A day after a bin Laden audio on a militant Web site threatened Europeans, Al-Jazeera TV broadcast audio excerpts attributed to the al-Qaida leader that urge Palestinians to ignore political parties "mired in trickery of the blasphemous democracy" and to rely on armed might...
Two dual U.S.-Russian citizens arrested for allegedly aiming to undermine oil market (03/21/08)
MOSCOW -- Russia has charged two brothers with dual Russian-U.S. citizenship on charges of gathering secret information aimed at giving foreign oil companies a competitive advantage, the Federal Security Service said Thursday. The service said one of the men was an employee of TNK-BP, a major Russian oil company half-owned by British Petroleum and that the other, his brother, was an employee of the British Council, the overseas cultural arm of the British government...
NCAA tournament action (03/21/08)
Thursday's results First round EAST REGIONAL n Washington State 71, Winthrop 40 n Notre Dame 68, George Mason 50 SOUTH REGIONAL n Michigan State 72, Temple 61 n Pittsburgh 82, Oral Roberts 63 n Marquette 74, Kentucky 66...
Redhawks baseball opens OVC play today against Tech (03/21/08)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team will begin its Ohio Valley Conference schedule against the squad with the league's best record. Southeast coach Mark Hogan expects nothing but a tough series when Tennessee Tech visits Capaha Field for three games...
Southeast gymnasts send senior Ezell out with a win (03/21/08)
Alison Ezell admitted to having mixed emotions Thursday night. As Southeast Missouri State's lone senior gymnast, she had just competed in her last home meet. So Ezell didn't know whether to be happy or sad. She said she experienced a bit of both...
Southeast women lose big lead in WNIT loss to Evansville (03/21/08)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Southeast Missouri State's terrible second half was worse than Evansville's horrendous first half. Or the Redhawks' red-hot first half wasn't as sharp as Evansville's sizzling second half. Either way you look at it, Southeast fell short 60-58 in a Women's NIT first-round game played at the University of Southern Indiana's PAC Arena on Thursday night...
Duke avoids first-round stunner, nips Belmont (03/21/08)
Mighty, mighty Duke let teeny, tiny Belmont play with the big boys. And, for stretches, get the better of them. No. 2-seeded Duke actually trailed in the final 15 seconds before barely avoiding the monumental upset, using every last one of Gerald Henderson's 21 points to edge No. 15 Belmont 71-70 in the first round of the West Regional on Thursday night...
Cards sign Wainwright to four-year contract (03/21/08)
JUPITER, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday signed right-hander Adam Wainwright, a 14-game winner in his first year in the rotation after serving as the closer in the 2006 World Series, to a four-year, $15 million contract. The Cardinals renewed Wainwright's contract at $448,000 earlier this month while continuing to negotiate on a long-term deal. He's the likely opening-day starter, although the team has not made an announcement...
Cardinals, Marlins play to 2-2 tie in 10 innings (03/21/08)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Scott Olsen showed he had the stuff to start on opening day. Unfortunately, his strong outing came a little too late. Olsen, who didn't pitch the past two weeks because of shoulder tendinitis, allowed one hit and struck out three in three scoreless innings in the Florida Marlins' 2-2, 10-inning tie with the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday...
Woods two shots off lead at Doral (03/21/08)
DORAL, Fla. -- The way Tiger Woods has been playing, former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy figured he would have to stay ahead of him each day if he wanted to win the CA Championship. Never mind that he was tied for the lead. With one round on the Blue Monster in the books Thursday, Ogilvy was two up on Woods...
Scott City boys track team opens with win (03/21/08)
Scott City's boys captured first place and the girls took home third place during Thursday's season-opening track meet at East Prairie. On the boy's side, Scott City's Craig Arnzen placed first in the high jump and triple jump, while Derek Gooden was part of the winning 3,200-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams and won the 300 hurdles...
Who's neXt 3/21/08 (03/21/08)
SCHOLARSHIPS n Gabriel Seabaugh of Chaffee, Mo., has been awarded a Missouri Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University. HONORS n Rachel Ruopp of Cape Girardeau made the dean's list at St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Ind., for the fall 2007 semester...
Expanding Peeps (03/21/08)
Don't eat all those Peeps you get in your Easter basket this year. Instead, use them in this cool science experiment. Ingredients n Vacuum food sealer n Vacuum food sealer storage canister n Vacuum food sealer accessory hose n Peeps Instructions STEP 1: Fill the storage canister half full of Peeps and place the lid on the canister...
School districts cut into students' vacation time to make up days (03/21/08)
When the bell rang Thursday, Jackson students flooded out of the high school to five days of freedom — three days less than expected. But most students had no problem with the district's decision to schedule makeup days for bad weather during their spring break...
neXt up 3/21/08 (03/21/08)
Friday n Spring Break starts today for Central High School n New movies: "Shutter" Rated PG-13, running time 1 hour, 25 mins @ Cape West 14 Cine "Drillbit Taylor" Rated PG-13, running time 1 hour, 42 mins @ Town Plaza Cinema...
Shia LeBeouf pleads not guilty to unlawful smoking charge (03/21/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Shia LaBeouf has pleaded not guilty to an unlawful smoking charge. Attorney Michael Norris entered the plea on behalf of the 21-year-old actor Wednesday, a day after a judge issued a $1,000 bench warrant for LaBeouf's arrest. The bench warrant, which didn't contain details on the circumstances or the location of the offense, was dismissed...
It's never too late for learning (03/21/08)
Recently, Paul Usher re-enrolled in college to finish what he started two decades ago. Usher dropped out of college in 1988. The 40-year-old father of three now attends Southeast Missouri State University double majoring in political science and history. He plans to obtain his Ph.D and become a college professor...
Bouncing around (03/21/08)
A corporate world that once frowned upon multiple jobs listed on a young person's resume is changing face. There no longer seems to be an unspoken statute calling for individuals to remain in their jobs, regardless of their sacrifices. What was once considered taboo is becoming more accepted across the board...
Business reports (03/21/08)
Bankruptcies Bankruptcies filed through February for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Forty years in business (03/21/08)
Since 1968, revolutionary products have caused some businesses to become extinct. Disposable diapers have replaced diaper services. Home milk delivery in 1968 was declining, but still in existence. In offices at that time, secretaries could count on routine -- and sometimes emergency -- visits from the typewriter repairman. ...
40 under 40 (03/21/08)
Each year, Business Today accepts nominations from individuals, employers, community organizations and the publication staff for local professionals deserving of our recognition. A panel of Business Today staff members and Southeast Missourian representatives review each nomination and select 40 outstanding men and women who have had a significant impact in their workplace or in the community. ...
Updates (03/21/08)
Transportation Highway expansion to begin VAN BUREN, Mo. -- The final 59 miles of U.S. 60 will be expanded to four lanes. Work on two final contracts totaling nearly $28 million is expected to begin in the spring. The project includes a stretch of U.S 60 through Howell, Shannon and Carter counties, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. ...
Irene Fickley (03/21/08)
Irene Fickley, 87, of Jackson died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born May 30, 1920, at West Fork, Mo., daughter of Harry and Asia Dell Camden Estep. She married George F. Fickley, who died in 1983. Fickley was a retired restaurant owner...
Dylan Clifton (03/21/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dylan M. Clifton, 16, of Perryville died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at his home. He was born July 8, 1991, in Perryville, son of David W. and Tina Zahner Clifton. Dylan attended Parkview State School. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Kyle Clifton of Twentynine Palms, Calif., Caleb Clifton of Perryville; a sister, Cheyenne Clifton of Perryville; maternal grandparents, Garrie and Judy Zahner of Perryville; paternal grandfather, Earl Clifton of Perryville; maternal great-grandmother, Norma Donovan of Ste. ...
Ivan Irvin (03/21/08)
Ivan L. Irvin, 73, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Dunklin County, Mo., where he was raised by his paternal grandparents, Lena and Val Williams. He was the son of Othal and Ella May Johnson Irvin...
Jattie Baumgartner (03/21/08)
Jattie Baumgartner, 87, of Ames, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at her home. She was born March 6, 1911, in Jackson, daughter of Jesse and Florence Davis Wilkinson. She and Omer Baumgartner were married Feb. 14, 1947, in Kewanee, Ill. They founded Wilkinson Office Supply and Equipment Co., with offices in Kewanee and Galesburg, Ill., and Burlington, Iowa...
Glenn Martin (03/21/08)
Glenn N. "Spud" Martin, 85, formerly of Millersville, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008, at Monticello House in Jackson. He born April 2, 1922, in Oak Ridge, son of Ira and Carrie Moore Martin. He and Grace Wilson were married June 5, 1942, in Chaffee, Mo. She passed away July 20, 2001...
Births 3/21/08 (03/21/08)
Godsey Son to Kenneth Owen and Robin Godsey of Cape Girardeau, 1:58 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. Name, Braxton Kayle. Weight, 9 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces. First child. Ms. Godsey is the daughter of Orval Godsey of Jonesboro, Ill., and Susan Godsey of McClure, Ill. She is a sales associate at Sportsman's Trail. Owen is the son of James and Linda Owen of Delta. He is a deckhand with Archer Daniels Midland...
Police report 3/21/08 (03/21/08)
@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Matthew A. Caldwell, 26, 1725 Lakeshore Drive, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Fire report 3/21/08 (03/21/08)
@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n At 3:41 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1800 block of Stoddard Street. n At 4:31 p.m., an alarm at 3241 Percy Drive. n At 6:06 p.m., a carbon monoxide detection at 1207 Good Hope St...
Out of the past 3/21/08 (03/21/08)
25 years ago: March 21, 1983 An ambitious project sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Breakfast Optimist Club to fingerprint elementary schoolchildren in Cape Girardeau gets underway at Jefferson School; the fingerprints will be part of a packet kept by parents containing information about their children that would be essential in locating them, should they ever be missing...
Correction 3/21/08 (03/21/08)
The difference in benefit between two bids for banking services evaluated by the Cape Girardeau School Board Monday night was stated incorrectly. US Bank's interest rate of 2.9 percent compounded daily will not net the district more money than Bank of America's interest rate of 2.96 percent compounded monthly. In choosing US Bank, the board considered fees and services to be used in addition to the interest rate. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Jim Drury (03/21/08)
It would be hard to imagine that anyone who ever met Jim Drury didn't remember him. I didn't meet Mr. Drury until he -- along with his entrepreneurial brothers -- had passed that life milestone called "success." By that time, Mr. Drury had developed something of a reputation in his adopted hometown as someone who was willing to use his ample resources to sway public opinion on important issues -- most of them involving tax increases...
Too many fires (03/21/08)
A deliberately set fire damaged a house this week in south Cape Girardeau. This was another in a string of fires that have occurred in the same area. Police and fire officials believe at least some of the fires may have been set by the same person. Most of the fires have occurred in vacant houses, but a fire last week at Steve Spurgeon's house on South Ellis Street was in an occupied residence. Spurgeon wasn't home at the time of the fire...
Speak Out 3/21/08 (03/21/08)
Thanks, cleanup crew IT'S SUNDAY afternoon, and the crew just came by and cleaned up the street. The workers picked up a lot of debris and tree limbs that had come down in the ice storm. They did an excellent job. They didn't tear up any of the yard. They got all the limbs. I want to thank the city and thank the crew the city hired. They did an excellent job. The city is getting its money's worth...
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