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AmerenUE to seek 12.1 percent rate increase (04/04/08)
AmerenUE will seek a 12.1 percent increase in electric rates from the Missouri Public Service Commission, the company announced today. The rate increase will help support continuing efforts to make electric service more reliable as well as add cash to the company's bottom line to make the utility more attractive to investors, vice president for energy delivery Ronald Zdellar told the Southeast Missourian...
Miner, Mo., man sentenced to 30 years for statutory sodomy (04/04/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Miner, Mo., resident was sentenced to the next 30 years in prison for the sexual assault of a 4-year-old child. Christopher Perigo, 34, was sentenced to 30 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on one count of first degree statutory sodomy by Judge Mark Richardson in Butler County Tuesday. Perigo was found guilty by a Butler County jury on the charge on December 19...
Jackson man accused of statutory sodomy (04/04/08)
Jackson police arrested a man Thursday for alleged statutory sodomy with a child under 12 years old. James R. Tanner, 48, of Jackson, was arrested Thursday following an investigation that began Wednesday, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department...
Timothy Krajcir interview from prison (04/04/08)
Read Timothy Krajcir's Nov. 14 interview with Carbondale, Ill., police Lt. Paul Echols and Cape Girardeau police Det. Jimmy Smith by clicking on the link on this page.WARNING: The interview includes some material that may be offensive to some readers. ...
Some Southeast Missouri roads closed due to flooding (04/04/08)
Some state roads in Southeast Missouri are closed today due to flooding, according to MoDOT. The following roads are closed in MoDOT's Southeast District as of 1 p.m., listed by county:Bollinger County· Route H from Route 51 to Route FFButler County· Route N entire length of Route· Route 142 from Route EE to Route HHCape Girardeau County· Route EE from two miles west of Route A at Chaffee to Route 25 at Delta· Route P from Route 25 at Delta to Co. ...
Three Dexter residents arrested on meth charges in connection with Jackson burglary (04/04/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner reports the arrest of three individuals from the Dexter, Mo., area on drug charges. Following an investigation into illegal drug activity in Stoddard County and possession of stolen property from the Jackson area, a search warrant was executed at the suspect's residence in Stoddard County...
12,000 under boil water order (04/04/08)
A boil water order is being issued for a third of Cape Girardeau residents after a major water main break Friday. The order is in effect through 5 p.m. Sunday.An estimated 12,000 people are in the area affected by the break...
Krajcir confesses to five murders in Cape Girardeau (04/04/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Confessed serial killer Timothy Krajcir pleaded guilty Friday to killing five women nearly 30 years ago in southeast Missouri, but avoided the death penalty after making a plea deal with prosecutors. Krajcir received several life sentences after pleading to five counts of murder and several lesser counts including armed criminal action. Krajcir agreed to confess to the unsolved crimes if authorities would agree not to seek his execution...
Rains flood roads in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois (04/04/08)
The rains that moved through the Cape Girardeau area Thursday and into early Friday morning dumped 3.92 inches of rain on the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport and about 3 inches of rain downtown. But the downpours didn't cause the major flooding problems associated with the record-breaking rains that hit the area a little over two weeks ago, local emergency response agencies reported...
Keeping watch on water (04/04/08)
Residents of low-lying areas were keeping watch over creeks and drainage basins early Thursday evening as waves of rain, at times dropping as much as two-thirds of an inch in an hour, repeatedly ran over saturated ground in Southeast Missouri. Many are still cleaning up from floods that struck the area in the aftermath of a record-setting rainstorm March 18 and 19. ...
Cape chamber honors Educators of the Year (04/04/08)
The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce will honor five people as the 2008 Educators of the Year. Rhonda Dunham, Josh LaMar, Becky Hicks, Roy Merideth and Dr. Mitchel Gerber were selected. Dunham has been principal of Franklin Elementary for seven years and is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis. ...
Samaritan's Purse may come to Delta (04/04/08)
More help may come to some Southeast Missouri communities, on one condition. People have to ask for it. Wendle Capps, the director of disaster relief for Samaritan's Purse, said some people who really need help hesitate to ask for one reason. "They're too proud," he said...
Three Rivers coach Bess speaks out on troubling issues (04/04/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- By his own admission, Gene Bess does not like controversy. Yet the legendary coach of the Raiders basketball team feels it is time to come forward to address some troubling issues he sees at Three Rivers Community College. In doing so, Bess says he's not doing it for himself, but for the faculty and staff members he works with every day...
Bus driver disciplined for drop-off during flood (04/04/08)
A bus driver who dropped students blocks from their home during a flood last month, forcing them to wade through waist-high water, is still working for the company. "There was disciplinary action. The driver was dealt with according to corporate procedure. She has been retrained and counseled on the situation," said Kimberly Mulcahy, a spokeswoman for First Student, the company the Cape Girardeau School District contracts to provide busing services...
Stoddard County man gets 15 years for causing fatal crash while drunk (04/04/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- For the first time since his admitted criminal negligence caused the death of a local businessman, James E. Jankowski was taken into police custody. Jankowski, 41, was arrested following the handing down of a 15-year sentence by presiding Circuit Judge Stephen R. Sharp on Wednesday morning at the Stoddard County Justice Center. Jankowski had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Richard "Rick" Watkins, 48, of Dexter, Mo...
Cape man pleads guilty to producing child pornography (04/04/08)
Gregory A. Kohl, 50, of Cape Girardeau pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count of production of child porno­graphy, according to a news release from federal prosecutor Catherine L. Hanaway. Kohl appeared Wednesday before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber in Cape Girardeau...
Public invited to view transfer station (04/04/08)
The Doe Run Co. is inviting the public to view the recently completed bulk transfer facility at the SEMO Port Authority, designed to hold lead concentrate shipped from Doe Run mines in the Missouri lead belt. The 20,000-square-foot facility, capable of holding 12,500 tons of lead concentrate at a time, will be open for public viewing at 10 a.m. Saturday at the SEMO Port on Route AB in Scott City...
Three-day story festival in downtown Cape Girardeau begins today (04/04/08)
When Jimmy Wallen told a story, he did it carefully, putting out a time and describing the place, giving names and faces to the people and "then just whoppin' you over the head with the punch line of the story," said his grandson, Jim Wallen. The younger Wallen, who introduces himself with "I'm Jim 'Two Crows' Wallen," learned those stories and the art of storytelling by listening to his grandfather...
St. Louis County woman, 40, dies after spider bite (04/04/08)
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (AP) -- A community leader from west St. Louis County is dead after a fatal spider bite. Rita Brumm died March 31st. She was 40. Brumm died after a bite from a brown recluse spider that had become embedded in a sweater. Brumm was a well-known real estate agent involved in many community and charitable organizations. She served on the boards of the Arts and Education Council of St. Louis, Central Institute for the Deaf and Junior League of St. Louis, among others...
Coroner puzzled by SIU student's drowning (04/04/08)
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- A coroner says the drowning death of a Southern Illinois University graduate student from China is puzzling. Jackson County Coroner Thomas Kupferer says no foul play is suspected in the death of 31-year-old Huaijun Meng. Meng was found fully clothed and face down Wednesday in water about three feet deep on the Carbondale campus...
Loved ones bury Missouri contractor kidnapped in Iraq (04/04/08)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) -- A steady stream of friends and family pay their final respects to a Missouri man kidnapped and killed in Iraq while working as a security contractor. John Roy Young was laid to rest in his hometown Friday after his remains were returned early this week. Sixteen months ago he was abducted while escorting a convoy in Iraq...
Lisa Montgomery gets death penalty for killing pregnant woman (04/04/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lisa Montgomery was sentenced to death Friday for killing a Missouri mother-to-be and cutting the baby from the woman's womb. U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner in Kansas City handed down the sentence after a jury recommended the death penalty for Montgomery in the 2004 slaying of Bobbie Jo Stinnett of Skidmore, in northwest Missouri...
Retired MU prof dies of injuries suffered in blast that killed husband (04/04/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- An 84-year-old Columbia woman has died of injuries suffered in a March 14 house explosion that killed her husband. Boone County medical examiners said Merna Sneed died early Thursday at University Hospital's George Peak Burn Center. The retired University of Missouri home economics professor had been in critical condition with burns over more than 40 percent of her body...
Witness' death prompts delay in drug trial (04/04/08)
MILLCREEK, Ill. -- A Southern Illinois drug trial is on hold because one of the witnesses has been killed. Illinois State Police say 58-year-old Francis "Ray" Beauchamp was killed Monday night in his Millcreek home in Union County. That was the night before he was to testify in the Alexander County trial of Wendell Woodson, who is charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance...
Man accused of killing parents in Jonesboro says he's innocent (04/04/08)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- A man on trial in the shooting deaths of his parents in the Southern Illinois community of Jonesboro said he had nothing to do with the killings. Twenty-four-year-old Robert Pitts Jr. is accused of shooting Marcia Pitts and Robert Pitts to death in their home in December 2006...
Woman awarded $2.1 million in KC racial discrimination suit (04/04/08)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City officials say they plan to appeal a jury's $2.1 million award to a woman who claimed she was passed over for a city judgeship because she's white. Clay County assistant prosecutor Melissa Howard claimed in a lawsuit filed in Platte County that Kansas City council members wanted to fill the vacancy with a racial minority. Howard was one of three white women who were finalists for the post vacated by Marcia Walsh in 2006...
Coroner: SIU student found dead in campus creek had drowned (04/04/08)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A coroner said a Southern Illinois University graduate student from China who was found dead in a creek on the Carbondale campus drowned. No foul play is suspected. Thirty-one-year-old Huaijun Meng was found fully clothed and face down shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday in the creek near Wright Hall...
Mo. legislators want to ban cage fighting for children (04/04/08)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Two lawmakers are seeking to ban mixed martial arts competitions for children, after The Associated Press reported last month that Missouri appears to be the only state where youth matches are legal. The sport, also known as cage fighting, is a blend of martial arts styles made popular by cable television's Ultimate Fighting Championship...
Mo. nominees win praise at Senate hearing (04/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- Two state judges nominated to serve on the federal bench in Missouri won praise and faced few tough questions Thursday at a controversy-free Senate confirmation hearing. Missouri Supreme Court Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. and Circuit Court Judge David Gregory Kays of Lebanon spent less than an hour before the Senate Judiciary Committee, giving responses about their legal backgrounds and experience...
Jobless claims shoot up to highest point since September 2005 (04/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- The number of new people signing up for unemployment benefits last week shot up to the highest level in more than two years, fresh evidence of the damage to a national economy clobbered by housing, credit and financial crises. The Labor Department reported Thursday that new applications filed for unemployment insurance jumped by a seasonally adjusted 38,000 to 407,000 for the week ending March 29. ...
Census scraps high-tech plans for 2010 count, going back to paper because of glitches (04/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- Stumbling over its multibillion-dollar plans for a high-tech census, the government says it will go back to counting the nation's 300 million people the old-fashioned way -- with paper and pencil. Help wanted: 600,000 temporary workers to do the job...
Fire at Pa. home kills 9 relatives, family friend; 2 others survived (04/04/08)
BROCKWAY, Pa. -- A pre-dawn fire engulfed a western Pennsylvania home where three generations of the same family lived Thursday, killing 10 people, most of them children, while the patriarch worked an overnight shift. Authorities identified the dead as a 40-year-old woman and nine people younger than 20, including two infants. Most of the younger ones were children or grandchildren of the woman, Kimberly Peterson...
A third unsolved killing rattles Madison residents, students at U. of Wisconsin (04/04/08)
MADISON, Wis. -- Three unsolved killings in less than a year share at least one thread: They've spread fear among college students and downtown residents in Wisconsin's normally laid-back capital. A college student vanished in June after a night of barhopping; her body was found in the woods days later. In January, a 31-year-old man was stabbed to death with a paring knife in his home near the University of Wisconsin-Madison in what police called an apparently random act...
Foreign reporters detained in Zimbabwe (04/04/08)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Intruders ransacked offices of the main opposition party and police detained foreign journalists Thursday in an ominous sign that President Robert Mugabe might turn to intimidation and violence in trying to stave off an electoral threat to his 28-year rule...
Iran assembles more advanced centrifuges in underground facility (04/04/08)
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran has assembled hundreds of advanced machines reflecting a possible intention to speed up uranium enrichment, diplomats have said. One diplomat said more than 300 of the centrifuges have been linked up in two separate units in Iran's underground enrichment plant and a third was being assembled. ...
NATO gives Bush support on missile shield ahead of meeting with Putin (04/04/08)
BUCHAREST, Romania -- NATO allies gave President Bush strong support Thursday for a missile defense system in Europe and urged Moscow to drop its opposition to the program. The unanimous decision strengthened Bush's hand for weekend talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin...
Cardinals claim opening series against Rockies (04/04/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Brad Thompson got only two spring training starts while the St. Louis Cardinals auditioned other pitchers for openings in their injury-riddled rotation. He needed just one start to convince the Colorado Rockies of his ability. Thompson's six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings were three more than his previous best and he also earned his first career RBI in a 3-0 victory Thursday...
Ohio State defeats Massachusetts in NIT final (04/04/08)
NEW YORK — A year removed from a loss in the national title game, Ohio State has a championship trophy to carry home. Nevermind that it's from the NIT. Jamar Butler and his buddies couldn't care less. Butler had 19 points and eight assists in his final college game, leading the Buckeyes to a 92-85 win over Massachusetts on Thursday night and prompting the victory celebration inside Madison Square Garden that they couldn't have last year in Atlanta...
High school track and field preview (04/04/08)
Notre Dame Bulldogs Coach: Bill Davis Girls Postseason results: Second in SEMO Central Conference, 10th in Class 3 District 1 Returning starters: Jessica Banda, sr., 1,600, 3,200; Allie Job, jr., pole vault, 4x200 relay, 4x400, sprints; Tori Pfau, jr., 3,200, relays; Jill Schnurbusch, jr., high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, sprints; Jessica Triller, so., 800, 4x800, 400; Kala Longman, sr., shot, discus...
Saxony's Simpher looks to build on her state title (04/04/08)
Saxony Lutheran sophomore Cassie Simpher remembers when she was 5 years old and she would race all her neighborhood friends. "I would have all the kids line up in my yard and I'd race them, and I'd always beat all of them," Simpher said. Simpher's mother, Carmen Simpher, added: "We'd look out the window and the kids would all run past the window in a line with Cassie way ahead of them. ...
B.A. Sports event assembles area dream teams (04/04/08)
Imagine a lineup with 6-foot-6 Spencer Goodman, 6-5 Alex King and 6-8 Ryan Willen. Or one with guards Jay Simmons, Jake Leet and Ty Williams. Those will be among the combinations possible Saturday in the large-school boys basketball all-star game at the B.A. Sports All-Star Extravaganza...
Redhawks host SEmotion Relays (04/04/08)
Southeast Missouri State's annual outdoor track and field meet is going retro. The 27th SEmotion Relays will be held today and Saturday at the Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex. Originated in 1982, the SEmotion Relays name stood until 1997, when it changed to the All Sport Relays, then in 2003 to the Gatorade Classic...
Colbert tries to defend his titles at SEmotion Relays (04/04/08)
Brandon Colbert hopes to defend his SEmotion Relays titles in the shot put and discus this weekend. But Southeast Missouri State's standout thrower has much bigger things on his mind -- like making up for last year's NCAA regional disappointment. Colbert had an impressive freshman season and was primed for a strong regional showing...
Predators post another one-goal victory over slumping Blues (04/04/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- J.P. Dumont scored the tying goal and assisted on the game-winner as the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Thursday night. Jerred Smithson and Greg de Vries also scored and Jan Hlavac had three assists to help the Predators beat the Blues for the second time in three nights...
Ochoa chases Stupples at Kraft Championship (04/04/08)
Lorena Ochoa figured anything around par is good enough at a major. It took four straight birdies to get into the mix Thursday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Starting with a sand wedge to 2 feet on the 18th hole that she called her best of the day, Ochoa zoomed up the leaderboard with a string of birdies around the turn and settled for an opening round of 4-under 68, leaving her one shot behind Karen Stupples, who is a former touring professional for Dalhousie Golf Club...
Playing hide and seek with God (04/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- AmerenUE announces that it will ask utility regulators for a 12.1 percent electric rate increase. The St. Louis-based utility estimates it would bring in an extra $251 million each year and would cost average consumers an additional $9 per month...
Putting a spotlight on bullying (04/04/08)
During her freshman year, Katie Boyer said she suffered so much emotional damage from bullying that she had to transfer schools. "People would call me mean names in the hallway. People I had never met before were judging me," said Boyer, a senior now...
Friday night lives (04/04/08)
Head to Jackson High School Auditorium for "A Night of Percussion" presented by the Jackson Percussion Ensemble at 7 p.m. Monday. Concert music will include Peter Gunn, Sabre Dance, and a drum piece with black lights performed by 40 students on various bass drums, toms, cymbals and snares. ...
Hooked on science: Make a Diaper Genie windbag (04/04/08)
How many breaths of air will it take you to blow up a 6-foot-long Diaper Genie refill bag? Using Bernoulli's Principle it will only take one breath. Here's another experiment that might get you and your family hooked on science. Ingredient Diaper Genie refill...
Who's neXt 4/4/08 (04/04/08)
SCHOLARSHIPS n Olivia Riley and Whitney Beussink of Jackson have been awarded a Missouri Assessment Program Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University next year. n Ashlee Sitze of Cape Girardeau has been awarded a President's Plus Scholarship, a Missouri Leadership Award and a MAP Achievement Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University next year...
neXt up 4/4/08 (04/04/08)
Friday n Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival @ various tents downtown, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. n Opening reception of annual Art Students Juried Exhibition @ the River Campus Art Gallery, 3 to 5 p.m., then 1 to 5 p.m. through April 25. n Holly Rains @ Grace Cafe, 8 p.m...
'80s boy band New Kids on the Block to reunite (04/04/08)
BOSTON -- They may be pushing 40, but the New Kids are returning to the block. The boy band New Kids on the Block, which sold 70 million albums in the 1980s and early '90s, has reunited and plans to release a new album and go on tour. The reunion comes 20 years after the release of the group's multiplatinum album, "Hanging Tough."...
MySpace, 3 major record companies to launch music service (04/04/08)
LOS ANGELES -- MySpace, which has lured millions of big acts and garage bands alike to build profiles on the popular social networking hub to attract fans, said Thursday it will turn those pages into portals for selling music, merchandise and more. Helping back the new MySpace Music are three of the biggest recording companies: Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group Corp...
Daveen Alexander (04/04/08)
Daveen Alexander Daveen B. Alexander, 89, of Jackson, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 9, 1918, in Thayer, Mo., daughter of John Thomas and Virtie Mae Davis. She married Johnny Hester Alexander June 20, 1936. He died Nov. 6, 2001...
Madeline Godwin (04/04/08)
Madeline Godwin Madeline B. Godwin, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Clara McMillian (04/04/08)
Clara McMillian MALDEN, Mo. -- Clara Lee Garland McMillian, 77, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was born Nov. 9, 1930, at Malden, Mo., daughter of Leo and Melvina Ray Kincade. She and Delmar Garland were married Nov. 9, 1949, in Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2004. She and Bill McMillian were married in June 2005...
Albert Spooler (04/04/08)
Albert Spooler ORAN, Mo. -- Albert W. Spooler, 67, of Oran died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 19, 1940, at Oran, son of Joseph and Lena Katherine Koenig Spooler. Spooler retired as a radioman with the U.S. Navy...
Donald Beck (04/04/08)
Donald Beck PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Donald Leroy Beck, 73, of Joplin, Mo., formerly of Perryville, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Joplin, Mo. He was born Nov. 12, 1934, at Jackson, son of Orville and Helen Laraine Hagan Beck. He and Wilma Mae Ludwig were married March 5, 1955. She died in 1991...
Lizzie Hoffstetter (04/04/08)
Lizzie Hoffstetter PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lizzie S. Hoffstetter, 93, of Perryville died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born July 19, 1914, in Perry County, daughter of Henry and Genevieve Schwent Scherer. She and Otto Hoffstetter were married July 29, 1943. He died May 3, 1981...
Births 4/4/08 (04/04/08)
Fisher Daughter to Calvin Lee and Julie C. Fisher Jr. of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:40 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2008. Name, Kaleigh Paige. Weight, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. First child. Mrs. Fisher is the former Julie Turner, daughter of Loretta Turner of O'Fallon, Ill., and the late Robert Turner. She is an account executive at the Southeast Missourian. Fisher is the son of Calvin and June Fisher Sr. of Marble Hill, Mo. He is a supervisor with Viking Cives...
Police report 4/4/08 (04/04/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Anita V. McCray, 29, 909 Hackberry St., Apt. 111, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, assaulting a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest...
Fire report 4/4/08 (04/04/08)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: n Emergency medical service at North Neal Street. Firefighters responded to the following call on Thursday: n Emergency medical service at LeighAnn Street...
Out of the past 4/4/08 (04/04/08)
25 years ago: April 4, 1983 A new entry is added to the multipurpose building "site derby" with the announcement that Drury Development Corp. is offering to donate about 30 acres west of Interstate 55 as a possible location for the proposed new civic arena...
Clarification 4/4/08 (04/04/08)
In the Wednesday story "Rape, burglary charges against Cape man dropped," the victim admitted lying only about the burglary charges, not the rape charges, as reported by the Southeast Missourian.
Corrections 4/4/08 (04/04/08)
n The date for the indoor garage sale held by VFW Post 3838 and the Ladies Auxiliary will be April 12. n A story in Tuesday's paper incorrectly indicated the city had no postmaster. Mike Kelley, a postal worker for more than 20 years, continues to serve the city of Delta as postmaster...
I'm not ready to stop tilting at windmills (04/04/08)
You know, the older I get, the less riled up I am. Things that used to set me off don't bother me at all these days. What's going on? There was a time when the spring potholes showed up that I would rant and rave about those car-banging, body-smacking craters in the pavement. Nowadays I see them as nature's speed regulators. We all go too fast through life. It's time to slow down, keep an eye out for axle breakers and enjoy the magnificently blooming tulip trees...
Story time (04/04/08)
Anyone who has heard one of comedian Bill Cosby's monologues -- perhaps at his performance a few years ago at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau -- has heard a master storyteller. Anyone who has heard Aunt Emma tell -- again -- about the time when she was a girl and the family was swept away while fording a rain-swollen creek in a haywagon, floating into a neighbor's muddy alfalfa field, has heard a master storyteller...
Speak Out 4/4/08 (04/04/08)
Overseas stimulus? I WOULD like to know why I should spend my rebate check on goods to stimulate the economy when all the goods we buy are made overseas. Just whose economy would I be helping? Monitor the highway REGARDING THE divided highway outside of Jackson by Pioneer Orchard: Who should be watching over that? Jackson police or the highway patrol? Someone is going to get injured or killed, maybe me. ...
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