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Cape Girardeau urges caution with household appliances in flood cleanup (03/24/08)
The City of Cape Girardeau sent out the following information in news release form today: City of Cape Girardeau officials would like to encourage residents to use caution with household goods as they begin the clean-up process from the recent flooding.  This especially applies to using any electrical appliance that may have been in contact or submerged in flood waters...
Crews working on I-55, Highway U in Cape County (03/24/08)
MoDOT crews will work Tuesday on Interstate 55 and Highway U in Cape Girardeau County.I-55 is reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction from Highway 61 to the Perry County line. Originally work was scheduled to take place through 4 p.m. today, but work is now scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday while pavement repairs are completed...
Trial postponed for Poplar Bluff attorney accused of selling prescription medications (03/24/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Poplar Buff, Mo., attorney arrested for selling prescription drugs in Stoddard County has had his trial postponed again, according to court officials. Richard J. Bascom, 42, was set to stand trial March 27 and 28, before Presiding Circuit Judge Joe Z. Satterfield. However, according to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn that date has been postponed...
Animals rescued from Bootheel (03/24/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly 50 pets in the Missouri Bootheel have new temporary digs at the Humane Society of Missouri in St. Louis. But soon they'll be looking for a permanent home. The 37 dogs and 11 cats were surrendered by their owners to a local shelter in Caruthersville, which is threatened by flooding...
Locals testify in favor of state intellectual property bill (03/24/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A bill in the Missouri Senate which would protect intellectual property rights could make this state irresistible for new businesses. Dr. Ed Masters, a Sikeston physician and inventor who holds several patents, was among those who testified during a hearing March 12 in Jefferson City on Senate Bill 1244...
Some Southeast Missouri roads still closed today (03/24/08)
Some state roads in Southeast Missouri continue to be closed today, MoDOT reported this morning. As of 3:30 p.m., the following state routes were still closed due to flooding:Butler CountyHighway N (entire length)Highway AA from B to 51Madison CountyHighway V one mile east of F and V junctionMississippi CountyHighway 80 from the levee to the ferry landingHighway 77 from the levee to the ferry landingNew Madrid CountyHighway P from CR 717 to CR 727highway 162, 2.7 miles east of MHighway WW from P to CR 740Perry CountyHighway A from 61 to the end of state maintenanceHighway E from CR 322 to levee road Scott CountyHighway W from CC to P (closed due to bridge damage, do not cross)Reynolds CountyHighway CC from where state maintenance ends to .5 miles east Stoddard CountyHighway O from CR 310 to PHighway Y from AB to PHighway Y from CR 593 to DDHighway AB from CR 589 to YHighway BB from C to KWayne CountyHighway FF from 67 to 34 . ...
Alzheimer's disease presents challenges for researchers, care-givers (03/24/08)
A century after being identified, Alzheimer's disease remains much of a mystery to medical researchers. A new study has strengthened the genetic link, and it's known that people who are mentally, physically and socially active are less likely to have Alzheimer's disease, but no preventive connection has been established...
Change of venue for Julian fatal shooting trial (03/24/08)
The case of Steven R. Julian, the Missouri Department of Corrections officer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 23-year-old Zachary C. Snyder, will be tried in Callaway County, Mo. In a brief appearance before Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis today, Cape Girardeau County prosecutors and defense attorney Stephen Wilson filed an agreement selecting the central Missouri county as the venue for the case...
Converted schoolhouse destroyed near Gordonville (03/24/08)
A small home near Gordonville was completely destroyed by fire Monday morning. "We were paged at 10:28 a.m. for a structure fire on 156 Jade Lane," said Mark Koerber, Gordonville Fire Protection District's fire chief. The call came from owner Boyd Slemmer, Koerber said...
Rivers keep rising in Arkansas, Missouri (03/24/08)
DES ARC, Ark. (AP) -- Muddy water rose to the middle of front doors Monday as a historic flood crest rolled southward on the White River through communities in the state's eastern prairie. The river, swollen by storms that devastated large parts of the Midwest, had risen about 7 feet in four days, with a crest of 33.5 feet expected Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service estimated...
Local man given $500 grant after being injured in Iraq (03/24/08)
Staff Sgt. Leo McElrath IV of Cape Girardeau was recently presented a $500 grant from American Legion post commander Dennis Woeltje on behalf of The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. McElrath, activated by the Army in 2003 to serve in Iraq, sustained a neck injury while driving over rough terrain. He is a member of American Legion Louis K. Juden Post 63 and the newly-formed American Legion Riders Post 63, a veterans' motorcycle organization...
'Price is Right' theme planned for Humane Society benefit (03/24/08)
"The Price is Right," complete with "Barker's Beauties," is the Southeast Missouri Humane Society's theme for its 27th annual benefit auction and dinner. A Price is Right trivia game will be played, in which all questions will pertain to the TV game show. A wheel similar the one on the show will be used by players, and prizes will be awarded for correct answers...
Community digest 3/24/08 (03/24/08)
Genealogical society to meet at archive center The Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, 112 E. Washington St. in Jackson. The program, "History of the Little River Drainage District," will be presented by Larry Dowdy, the district's executive vice president. ...
10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease (03/24/08)
1. Memory loss: Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most common early signs of dementia. Forgetting names or appointments occasionally is normal. 2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks: People with dementia often find it hard to plan or complete everyday tasks. They also may lose track of the steps involved in preparing a meal or placing a phone call...
GSA assessing storm damage to courthouse (03/24/08)
The federal General Services Administration is assessing damage last week's torrential rains did to the roof being replaced at the new federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau and to the the interior of the building. Water from the 13-inch rain came through leaks in the atrium and the judge's reception area. The ceiling in the court clerk's file storage room also got wet...
Community cuisine 3/24/08 (03/24/08)
Marble Hill soup supper rescheduled to April 4 MARBLE HILL, Mo. — The Marble Hill United Methodist Women will hold a soup supper from 4 to 7 p.m. April 4 at Marble Hill United Methodist Church on Highway 34 in Marble Hill. The event was rescheduled from March 7. The menu includes soup, chili, grilled cheese, a baked potato bar, desserts and drinks. Carryouts will be available. Meals for children ages 6 to 12 will be discounted...
Living with Alzheimer's disease (03/24/08)
Bill West's father has had Alzheimer's disease for 12 years. His mother has an undiagnosed dementia. A recent University of Washington study of families in which both parents had Alzheimer's found that 42 percent of their children developed the disease by age 70...
Mississippi continues slow rise (03/24/08)
While rivers to the north crested Saturday, the Mississippi River has yet to reach the predicted crest level of between 41.5 and 42 feet in Cape Girardeau. The latest available reading at 4 p.m. Sunday measured the river at 40.99 feet at the river gauge at the end of Merriwether Street...
Woman's 90th birthday celebrated with family, bagpipe performance (03/24/08)
Dolly Foster recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a family party at the Mary Spitzmiller home on Lorimier Street in Cape Girardeau. Foster has been a resident of Chateau Girardeau for eight years. The late Mary Spitzmiller was Foster's sister-in-law. The Lorimier Street home is now a bed and breakfast owned by Tom and Terrie Neumeyer...
NAACP says it will bring convention to Kansas City (03/24/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The NAACP plans to hold its 2010 convention in Kansas City. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had considered pulling its convention from the city after the mayor made a controversial appointment to the city's park board...
Mo. newborn found dead after girl admitted to hospital (03/24/08)
CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The body of a newborn infant is found in a southwest Missouri home after a 16-year-old girl was admitted to a hospital complaining of a miscarriage. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly said Monday the body was found in a plastic bag in a mobile home in the small town of Seligman on the Arkansas state line...
Kinder takes over as acting governor while Blunt is in China (03/24/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is filling in as governor while some of Missouri's other top elected officials are on a trade mission in China. Kinder took over as acting governor Monday morning and is to remain in that role until Gov. Matt Blunt's expected return on Friday night...
Mo. officials to begin assessing flood damage (03/24/08)
PACIFIC, Mo. (AP) — Flood waters on Monday were receding along the Meramec River and in many other areas of hard-hit Missouri, and state and federal emergency management officials were beginning the task of assessing damage in 70 counties. Five Missourians died due to flooding that resulted from up to a foot of rain that fell early last week. Thousands were forced out of their homes due to flash flooding and quickly rising rivers...
Error keeping KC girl from spelling bee also made by other districts (03/24/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A national spelling bee director says a "couple of hundred" school districts made the same paperwork mistake that's keeping a Kansas City area girl from competing. Paige Kimble, director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, told The Kansas City Star that officials will not make an exception in the case of Morgan Brown...
Blunt provides Nixon investigators records on media requests (03/24/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt's office has provided almost 3,000 pages of documents to investigators for Attorney General Jay Nixon. But that covers only a small part of what Nixon's investigators requested. Nixon appointed investigators last fall to look into potential e-mail deletions in Blunt's office. That came after a Blunt attorney claimed he was fired for advising the governor's office that it was violating Missouri's open-records law...
Locked-out unions in St. Louis say they're scapegoats (03/24/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission says it will lock out three audio/visual unions until the two sides can reach an agreement on new work rules. The commission wants to change labor rules to allow more nonunion labor at America's Center, and cut out middlemen that negotiate labor contracts...
NIU board chair favors more study of response to shootings (03/24/08)
DEKALB, Ill. -- The head of Northern Illinois University's Board of Trustees says she wants a task force appointed to study the school's response to the deadly Valentine's Day shootings on campus. She also says the board must discuss whether an exhaustive review of the psychiatric history of gunman Steven Kazmierczak (kaz-MUR'-chehk) is warranted...
Powerful backers no help for prospects of media shield law (03/24/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation creating a so-called media "shield law" has friends in high places -- but not the right places. For at least the third straight year, a bill has been filed that would demand a court order before requiring reporters to divulge their confidential sources or turn over notes and video that hasn't been aired...
Mo. residents assess flood damage (03/24/08)
PACIFIC, Mo. -- Residents here spent a chilly Easter Sunday assessing flood damage to more than 200 homes and businesses, while wishing for a levee like one that saved Valley Park, a neighboring town in the Meramec River basin, over the weekend. Pacific Mayor Herbert Adams said Sunday that the state and federal governments are obligated to protect residents from floodwaters in towns like his along the Meramec River in eastern Missouri. ...
Emergency worker's solution to senior falls: Headlights on walkers (03/24/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Forget driving in the dark -- sometimes it's dangerous just walking in the dark. As the population ages, medical teams are responding to more calls from people who have fallen in the night. Many are from older adults who toppled over their walkers while reaching for a light switch on the way to the kitchen or bathroom...
Father doesn't think daughter committed suicide in Iraq (03/24/08)
ST. LOUIS -- John Johnson has seen the photos of his daughter's lifeless body. He has seen the documents detailing the Army's investigation. He has even seen the full-color, graphic autopsy photos. It all leads him to one conclusion: His daughter did not commit suicide, as the Army has said...
Professor sees more men entering nursing (03/24/08)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- When Roger Voelkel entered Duke University's nursing school in 1966, the faculty had to hold a conference to determine what to do with him. He was, after all, one of the first two men ever to major in nursing at Duke when the United States Navy offered to pay for him and a fellow hospital corpsman to attend the school. ...
Answers sought on treatment of sex offender charged with killing editor (03/24/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Prison officials will be asked to explain why they didn't offer sex offender treatment to a man who admitted he needed help years before he was charged with raping and killing a retired St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor. "This is an awful case, absolutely awful," said Sen. Harry Kennedy, D-St. Louis, a member of the Joint Committee on Corrections...
New owners reopen drive-in restaurant (03/24/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For 60 years, Zesto Drive In has been selling hot dogs, milkshakes and nostalgia in the center of Jefferson City. "You've got three generations of people who've been coming here," said former owner Harold "Brownie" Brown...
Mo. court ruling could free DWI offenders (03/24/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A recent state Supreme Court ruling that allows many repeat drunken drivers to avoid felony charges could result in the release of some offenders. Because of the ruling earlier this month, prosecutors are reducing some felony charges in pending cases to misdemeanors. Defense attorneys contend the ruling also applies retroactively, meaning some people convicted of felony drunken driving should be released. Lawmakers, meanwhile, are researching the issue...
White House hosts annual egg roll (03/24/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 'Twas a sunny Easter Monday. Turf's up time on the South Lawn of the White House. Bundled up against a crisp March morning, thousands of children ran, jumped, crawled and skipped merrily across the lawn in this year's renewal of a spring rite dating to President Rutherford B. Hayes' administration in 1878...
Forecasters warn of flooding on Arkansas' White River (03/24/08)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- High water pouring down the White River could cause historic flooding in cities along its path in eastern Arkansas, forecasters warned Sunday. The river, one of many out of its banks across wide areas of the Midwest, could top levels recorded in a devastating flood 25 years ago, National Weather Service meteorologist John Robinson warned...
Sex offender running for mayor hopes voters overlook his 2004 arrest (03/24/08)
WILMER, Texas -- A registered sex offender running for mayor of his small town says he hopes voters can overlook his 2004 arrest in which he was caught in a police sting trying to arrange sex with a 15-year-old girl on the Internet. Brian Sliter said late Friday he accepts responsibility for his arrest and has received counseling that has helped "turn my life around."...
Man charged with speeding blames cookie, police say (03/24/08)
SALISBURY, Conn. -- Police say a man's excuse for speeding through a small Connecticut town takes the cake -- or, at least, the cookie. A state trooper who stopped the 1993 BMW last fall says its driver, 28-year-old Justin Vonkummer of Millerton, N.Y., blamed his driving problems on an errant Oreo...
Photos show warping in Minn. bridge's connector plates up to 4 years before deadly collapse (03/24/08)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Old photos of the Interstate 35W bridge show two steel connecting plates were visibly bent as early as 2003 -- four years before the span collapsed into the Mississippi River, killing 13 people. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials declined to say when the state first knew about the bending in the pieces of steel, called gusset plates...
Into the economic abyss: How deep will it go? (03/24/08)
NEW YORK -- For months, Americans have been subjected to a sort of economic water torture -- a continuous drip of bad news about jobs, gas prices, sagging home values, creeping inflation, the slouching dollar and a stock market in bumpy descent. Then came Bear Stearns. One of the five largest U.S. investment banks nearly collapsed in a single day before the government propped it up by backing emergency loans and a rival stepped in to buy it for a paltry $2 per share...
Explosion at western Arkansas meat packing plant causes ammonia gas leak (03/24/08)
BOONEVILLE, Ark. -- An explosion at a meat packing plant Sunday caused an ammonia gas leak that forced 180 people from their homes, but none of those working at the plant was injured, emergency responders said. The explosion in the western Arkansas town of 4,000 occurred in the freezer section of the Cargill Meat Solutions plant, which makes frozen ground beef patties and steaks, said Renee Preslar, a spokeswoman with the state Department of Emergency Management...
Keating scandal's lessons applied to John McCain's campaign (03/24/08)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain's ethics entanglement with a wealthy banker ultimately convicted of swindling investors was such a disturbing, formative experience in his political career that he compares the scandal in some ways to the five years he was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam...
4 dead, 1 missing, 42 rescued from sinking fishing boat off Alaska coast (03/24/08)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A fishing boat sank off Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Sunday, leaving four crew members including the captain dead and another missing, the Coast Guard said. Forty-two of the 47 crew members on board the Seattle-based Alaska Ranger were rescued, but the search continued for the missing person, said Chief Petty Officer Barry Lane...
On driver's license standoff, administration hints at possible compromise (03/24/08)
WASHINGTON -- There are signs of a potential compromise to end the Bush administration's standoff with states resisting new standards for driver's licenses. For people who live in those holdout states, the dispute raises the specter of hassles at airports and federal buildings...
Arms race with criminals has police toting heavy-duty rifles (03/24/08)
BOISE, Idaho -- The 30-year-old mother of three jumped from her disabled sport utility vehicle following a chase, holding a gun to her head to keep police back. Officers fired a stun gun but the nonlethal weapon was foiled by her heavy coat. When she pointed her handgun at the two nearest deputies, officers switched to assault rifles, hitting Sarah Marie Stanfield of Boise eight times with bullets designed to break apart on impact to increase internal damage. ...
Obama camp faulted for criticism of former president (03/24/08)
WASHINGTON -- Prominent supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama on Sunday both faulted Obama's campaign for allowing a retired general and backer of the Illinois senator to equate comments by Bill Clinton to McCarthyism. "I don't believe President Clinton was implying that," said New Mexico Gov. ...
Iraq violence kills at least 57 as extremists pound Green Zone, U.S. deaths in Iraq reach 4,000 mark (03/24/08)
BAGHDAD -- Rockets and mortars pounded Baghdad's U.S.-protected Green Zone Sunday and a suicide car bomber struck an Iraqi army post in the northern city of Mosul in a surge of attacks that killed at least 57 people nationwide. A roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Baghdad on Sunday, the military said, pushing the overall American death toll in the five-year war to at least 4,000...
High-profile convert from Islam says pope was instrumental in his decision (03/24/08)
ROME -- Commentator Magdi Allam infuriated some fellow Muslims by denouncing extremism, then surprised many by converting to Catholicism. He said Sunday that he had decided to convert with the help and attention of another figure who has drawn the ire of militant Islam -- Pope Benedict XVI...
China attacks Dalai Lama, House Speaker Pelosi over Tibet (03/24/08)
CHENGDU, China -- China accused the Dalai Lama on Sunday of stoking Tibetan unrest to sabotage the Beijing Olympics and also berated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying she is ignoring the truth about Tibet. This month's violence in Tibet and neighboring provinces has turned into a public relations disaster for China ahead of the August Olympics, which it had been hoping to use to bolster its international image...
18 Ukrainian sailors trapped underwater in Hong Kong after ship collision (03/24/08)
HONG KONG -- Eighteen Ukrainian sailors were trapped underwater Sunday in their capsized tugboat after it collided with a cargo ship in Hong Kong waters, a marine official said. Hong Kong director of Marine Department Roger Tupper said the sailors were trapped in the ship's hull and could still be alive if they found an air pocket inside the vessel. However, he said rescue divers knocked on the boat and did not hear the sailors signal back...
Kraft secures his first official win (03/24/08)
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Now, it's official -- Greg Kraft is a winner on the PGA Tour. Kraft shot a 70 to outlast Bo Van Pelt down the stretch, finishing 14 under for a one-shot victory Sunday at the inaugural Puerto Rico Open. Jerry Kelly (70), at No. 63 the highest-ranked golfer in the field, and Van Pelt (72) were second at Trump International Golf Club. Briny Baird (72) and Kevin Stadler (67) were another shot behind...
Cards' bats won't let Mets fill out rotation (03/24/08)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Johan Santana -- surprise, surprise -- was picked to pitch on opening day for the New York Mets. They're still undecided on a No. 5 starter. Orlando Hernandez and Mike Pelfrey, the leading candidates for the job, were both ineffective Sunday in a 14-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals...
Rain allows Tiger's streak to live at least one more day (03/24/08)
DORAL, Fla. -- Tiger Woods' unbeaten streak lives another day. Barring a big comeback, it'll live for only one more day. Geoff Ogilvy got to 17 under through nine holes and held a two-shot lead over Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh at the soggy CA Championship, which won't finish until today because of a three-hour weather delay during the final round...
Davidson slays Hoyas to reach Sweet 16 (03/24/08)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Stephen Curry couldn't stop jumping up and down at midcourt at the final buzzer. The big-time guard and little Davidson are headed for the NCAA tournament's round of 16. Curry scored 25 of his 30 points in the second half and Davidson staged a remarkable comeback behind their star sophomore to stun mighty Georgetown 74-70 on Sunday in the second round of the Midwest Regional...
No. 12 seeds Villanova, W. Kentucky march on (03/24/08)
Scottie Reynolds scored 25 points and Corey Stokes added 20 as 12th-seeded Villanova beat tiny Siena 84-72 on Sunday to reach the NCAA tournament's round of 16 for the third time in four years. Villanova (22-12), one of the last teams picked for the tournament field, advanced to play top-seeded Kansas (33-3) in the Midwest Regional semifinals...
After tame first day, NCAA tournament takes wild turns (03/24/08)
The first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament was pretty lame, with most of the big favorites rolling and few remotely competitive games. Only Belmont's near-upset of Duke lent any suspense to Thursday's schedule. But how things changed the next day...
Fan speak 3/24/08 (03/24/08)
Thanks coach I WANT to thank coach John Daniel for doing a fantastic job of starting the basketball program at Saxony Lutheran High School. He brought it to where it is today, and doing so many other behind-the-scene things to make Saxony a great school. God bless you...
Letter to the editor 3/24/08 (03/24/08)
To the editor: As a team host for the Missouri High School Basketball Championships in Columbia, we had the opportunity to spend time with the basketball players, coaches, cheerleaders and fans from Cape Girardeau. These people were great representatives of your fine city, and you can be proud of the excellent impression they made in Columbia...
Blues' painful loss revives Blackhawks (03/24/08)
CHICAGO -- When the Chicago Blackhawks gave up the go-ahead goal late in the third period, it appeared any hope of postseason play disappeared with the lead. Patrick Kane and James Wisniewski made sure that didn't happen. Kane scored 1:09 into overtime after Wisniewski tied it in the final minute of regulation and the Blackhawks boosted their playoff hopes with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday...
World's tallest man struggles to fit in (03/24/08)
PODOLYANTSI, Ukraine (AP) -- Leonid Stadnik's phenomenal height has forced him to quit a job he loved, to stoop as he moves around his house and to spend most of his time in his tiny home village because he cannot fit in a car or bus. But Stadnik, who according to the Guinness World Records is the world's tallest human, says his condition has also taught him that the world is filled with kindhearted strangers...
'Horton' hauls in another $25 million at box office (03/24/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Audiences are still listening to Horton and his Who pals. "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who," 20th Century Fox's animated adaptation of the children's book, remained the top movie for a second straight weekend with $25.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
People on the move 3/24/08 (03/24/08)
Area sales rep honored at banquet in Las Vegas Ken Steffens, sales representative for Luby Equipment Sales & Service, received the Distinguished Salesman award from the Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment Corporation at a recent banquet at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2008 in Las Vegas...
Protect your business when the water rises (03/24/08)
If they didn't know it before, a lot of businesses probably found out something about their insurance last week — if the water comes through the roof, the regular property damage coverage will pay the claim, but if the water comes through the door, it won't...
BBB offers $2,500 awards in essay contest (03/24/08)
The Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois is looking for high school juniors who show leadership, community service and academic achievement to write a 300-word essay on the importance of ethics in school, business and the community. ...
Pam Seabaugh (03/24/08)
Pam Seabaugh Pam Seabaugh, 53, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Doris Morton (03/24/08)
Doris Morton Doris J. Morton, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Thelma McDaniel (03/24/08)
Thelma McDaniel Thelma "Cricket" McDaniel, 80, of Delta died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Marion Durkee (03/24/08)
Marion Durkee PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marion K. Durkee, 88, of Perryville, formerly of Chester Ill., died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. She was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Chester, Ill., daughter of Edward and Agnes Kraft Mueller Jr. She and Lowell D. Durkee were married June 17, 1939. He died Sept. 20, 1992...
Ronnie Wiley (03/24/08)
Ronnie Wiley Ronnie L. Wiley, 58, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 12, 1949, in Fort Ord, Calif., the son of W. T. and Evelyn Porter Wiley. He and Janey (Kelley) Wiley were married on Jan. 29, 1970, in Cape Girardeau...
Bernard Paulus (03/24/08)
Bernard Paulus Bernard F. "Booze" Paulus, 83, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Feb. 10, 1925, at Chester, Ill., son of Leo B. and Mildred Claussen Paulus. He and Rose Moonier were married Nov. 22, 1947...
Madonna Fellows (03/24/08)
MaDonna Fellows MaDonna Fellows, 92, of Jackson, formerly of Millersville, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 2, 1915, in Millersville, daughter of Herman L. and Lulu L. Summers Reitman. She and Edgar E. Fellows were married Oct. 17, 1936. He died June 7, 1993...
Fire report 3/24/08 (03/24/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 5:13 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Fremont Drive. At 5:23 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of Merriwether Street. At 5:28 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2900 block of Beavercreek Drive...
Police report 3/24/08 (03/24/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Wesley L. Littleton, 28, 723 N. Henderson St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, no headlights and no seat belt...
Out of the past 3/24/08 (03/24/08)
25 years ago: March 24, 1983 First Federal Savings and Loan of Southeast Missouri announces it is merging with First Federal Heritage Savings and Loan, with offices in Jackson and Cape Girardeau, and Bonne Terre Federal Savings and Loan. A settling gymnasium is brought to the attention of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents; the southeast corner of the north gymnasium in the Parker Physical Education building has "sagged about three inches since it was built in the early 1960s," says Dr. ...
Wanted: Flood of stories (03/24/08)
Are we dry yet? I hope so, because I am sure we are all ready for a little bit of normal weather. Like many people, my time last week was spent chasing stories to warn people of approaching danger, report on the response to adversity and chronicle the aftermath...
John Grisham's judicial appeal (03/24/08)
By Collin Levy Truth may be more complicated than fiction, but try telling that to John Grisham. The bestselling author of legal thrillers, Mr. Grisham has built his career on sensational stories with real-world political undertones. Wallpapering airport bookstores now is his latest book "The Appeal," which spins the tale of a corrupt chemical company CEO trying to "buy" a judge to get a better verdict. ...
Disasters cause cities to adapt Web sites (03/24/08)
Hopefully by time this column is printed, the water is receding. The serial storms since Feb. 11 have been an exercise in coping for many. The City of Cape Girardeau's Web site has become a crisis management tool. As of Friday, www.cityofcapegirardeau.org offers a new feature. Visitors who click on "flooding information" will find a list of closed streets, shelter locations, flood recovery advice, river levels and other resource tools...
Jackson cleanup (03/24/08)
About 50 people showed up at Jackson City Park -- before the area was flooded -- to help clean up debris from last month's ice storms. That's a generous gesture by town residents who take pride in their parks. But good news for Jackson last week came with the announcement that emergency funds had been approved for 18 counties, including Cape Girardeau County. ...
Speak out 3/24/08 (03/24/08)
Vote yes Wake up, people of Cape Girardeau, and vote yes on April 8 so we won't have to deal with this type of flooding again — or at least it would improve what we just witnessed. Walking in floodwater...
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