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Malden, Mo., man arrested for allegedly dealing crack cocaine (04/17/08)
MALDEN, Mo. -- A Malden man has been charged with three separate felony counts for drug related offenses following an ongoing investigation by the Malden Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control, Bootheel Drug Task Force and the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department...
Jackson to complete ice storm debris cleanup today (04/17/08)
The City of Jackson reported today the cleanup of ice storm debris should be completed by the end of the day. According to a news release, Jackson officials expected all "eligible" debris would be removed from curbsides by 8 p.m. today. A contract for debris removal was awarded last week to Christopher Contracting and Construction of Kearney, Mo., at a cost of $2.83 per compacted cubic yard. ...
Some Three Rivers faculty say morale low at community college (04/17/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — It's not unusual in any large company to have one or two employees who may be disgruntled about working conditions. However, when the number of employees who have serious concerns about the way they are being treated numbers 15 out of more than 150 total employees, the situation bears looking into. ...
PTSD workshop coming April 24 at Cape V.F.W. (04/17/08)
A session about management of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 24 at the V.F.W. Hall in Cape Girardeau, 1049 N. Kingshighway. The program will explain how to recognize the disorder and ways it can be treated. A video will be shown and medical professionals and people affected by PTSD will sit on a panel and answer questions...
Performers plan to help Cape resource center (04/17/08)
The Dramatization Force Association, a group of Christian performers of high school to college age, will hold a performance of "The Lost American Pirate Saga" at 6 p.m. April 27 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2601 Independence St., Cape Girardeau. The event will benefit the Cape Area Family Resource Center at 1201 S. Sprigg St. in Cape Girardeau. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 979-4088 or 335-6767...
The college option: Tour introduces elementary students to Southeast, professional possibilities (04/17/08)
Kindergartner Lucas Grammer has big plans to go to college. "If you don't go to college, you won't get any money or work. You'll stay home and do nothing," he said. Because Lucas is "good with markers," he plans on becoming an artist. He learned about the profession Wednesday while on a tour of Southeast Missouri State University...
Bid for addition to Cape historic district gets first nod (04/17/08)
When Cape Girardeau's commercial historic district was created in 1999, it excluded 127 N. Water St. Three joined buildings exist at that address -- a grocery store and warehouses built by Irish immigrant Patrick Dempsey. Historic preservation consultant Terri Foley worked with Southeast Missouri State University history professor Stephen Hoffman and state officials to correct the omission...
Gold Cup awards received by music students (04/17/08)
Gold Cup Award recipients included 21 students from the Keyboards and Kindermusik Conservatory, a piano, keyboard and Kindermusik teaching studio in Cape Girardeau. The awards, sponsored by the National Federation of Junior Music Clubs, were given at the Junior Music Festival at the River Campus recently...
Four Cape Girardeau County Commission candidates report fundraising (04/17/08)
Only four of the 14 candidates for the District 1 seat on the Cape Girardeau County Commission reported this week that they have raised money for their campaigns, and only two of those four reported donations from anyone besides themselves. The four of the candidates who filed disclosure reports by mid-day Wednesday were Rick Aufdenberg of Jackson, Joe Bob Baker of Jackson, Weldon Macke of Cape Girardeau and Rick Schultz of Jackson. All are Republicans...
Six clerks cited in alcohol sale sting (04/17/08)
Clerks at six Cape Girardeau convenience stores were cited for selling alcohol to a minor as part a sting operation that tested 19 stores, Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Cpl. Jason Selzer said. In each case where a violation occurred, the stores involved will be reported to the state Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for action, Selzer said...
Scott County's chief deputy to manage 911 dispatchers (04/17/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County has a new 911 director. Scott County commissioners said during their regular meeting Tuesday that Tom Beardslee, chief deputy for the Scott County Sheriff's Department, is now responsible for managing both 911 dispatchers and sheriff's department dispatchers at the Scott County Communication Center...
Walking tour to mark Historic Preservation Month (04/17/08)
Plans are final for May's Historic Preservation Month activities in Cape Girardeau. The city's historic preservation commission approved the events at its Wednesday meeting. The main event is a walking tour, which starts at 5 p.m. May 9, inside the Marquette Tower and moves toward the River Campus, pausing at historic buildings along the way. The walking tour will take the place of the commission's May meeting...
Man pleads guilty to possessing child porn (04/17/08)
A Jackson resident pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one count of possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced in a news release Randy McClard, 55, faces a maximum of 10 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000 followed by a lifelong period of supervised release, the news release said. ...
Community cuisine 4/17/08 (04/17/08)
Methodist men serving catfish and chicken The United Methodist Men will hold a dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the New McKendree Celebration Center, across from South Elementary. Meal includes fried catfish, chicken tenders, coleslaw, baked beans, spiral potatoes and dessert. Children younger than 5 eat free...
Community digest 4/17/08 (04/17/08)
Caring council holding breakfast and meeting The Community Caring Council's annual breakfast and elections meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the VFW hall, 1049 N. Kingshighway. Dance and auction to benefit family A benefit will be held at Friday at the Oran Jaycee hall to help the Davis-Hanks family pay for the funeral expenses of the late Sharon Hanks. An auction will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a dance at 8 p.m...
Missouri AG seeks execution dates for 4 inmates (04/17/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- One day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of lethal injection, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon on Thursday asked the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for four death row inmates. Missouri is among about three dozen states that use a three-drug execution method that opponents said violated the constitutional guarantee against cruel and unusual punishment. But the High Court disagreed in a 7-2 decision on Wednesday...
Quadruple murderer sentenced to death (04/17/08)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis County judge sentences a quadruple murderer to death by lethal injection. There was no noticable reaction from 43-year-old Leonard Taylor when the sentence was handed down by Judge James Hartenbach on Thursday. A jury recommended death for Taylor in February after finding him guilty of the 2004 murders of his girlfriend 28-year-old Angela Rowe, and her three young children...
Mo. House OKs millions in tax breaks (04/17/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The House voted Thursday to approve millions of dollars in tax breaks for investors, employers who pay for their workers' health care and developments near the Kansas City airport. The bill removes the $40 million cap on tax credits offered under the Quality Jobs program. It also permits $5 million in tax credits for those who invest in technology-based start up companies...
Judges says Mo. corrections workers due $4 million (04/17/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri probation and parole workers are entitled to more than $4 million in back pay because lawmakers illegally excluded the unionized workers from a pay raise granted to other state employees, a state judge ruled. But Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan stopped short of ordering the Legislature to spend money for the pay raise, saying that would infringe on the legislative branch's exclusive power to appropriate money...
Copper thieves knock out phone service to 800 in suburban KC (04/17/08)
PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Repair crews are working to restore service to hundreds of suburban Kansas City telephone customers after thieves cut a phone line to steal $10 worth of copper. AT&T said Thursday that the thief severed the line to steal only a small section of copper, leaving as many as 800 customers in the Parkville area without phone and Internet service...
MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis briefly catches fire (04/17/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis is fully operational again after a fire. Smoke began to show from beneath the MacArthur Bridge about 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Firefighters used a bucket truck to reach the bridge. The fire from railroad ties was out within about 45 minutes...
2 dead at Joplin business (04/17/08)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Newton County authorities are investigating two deaths they believe are an apparent murder-suicide. Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland told The Joplin Globe that a 60-year-old male forced his girlfriend to drive him from Wentworth to Joplin at gunpoint to the business where he formerly worked...
New judge plan rejected by Missouri House (04/17/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The House soundly defeated a constitutional amendment to change how state judges are picked. Judges for the state Supreme Court, appeals courts and trial courts in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas are nominated by selection committees. Those committees are composed of a judge, lawyers chosen by the Missouri Bar and citizens nominated by the governor. The panels submit three potential nominees to the governor...
Kansas City team to hold Vick welcoming party (04/17/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A minor league baseball team is throwing a welcome party for Michael Vick. The Kansas City T-Bones of the Northern League will hold Michael Vick "Welcome to the Neighborhood" night on May 28 in an effort to raise awareness about animal abuse and pet adoption...
Wal-Mart settles with applicant with disability (04/17/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a job applicant who claimed he wasn't hired because he has cerebral palsy, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday. Steven J. Bradley Jr. of the northwest Missouri town of Hardin applied for a job at a new Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Richmond, Mo., in 2001. The EEOC said Bradley applied for any available position...
Hazelwood approves plan for ex-Ford plant (04/17/08)
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- The former Ford Motor Company plant in suburban St. Louis is getting new life. The city of Hazelwood has signed off on a plan to redevelop the old plant into a commercial and industrial site. Mayor T.R. Carr says it will create jobs as well as generate revenue for the city...
Police: Mo. woman tried to torch new hubby (04/17/08)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities have charged a 30-year-old woman with domestic assault after her new husband was almost set on fire at their home in suburban Kansas City. Carolyn Grines would face a 15-year prison sentence if convicted of the felony charge...
FBI lookiing into alleged racial incident at Lemay (04/17/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The FBI is investigating after a stuffed monkey is found hanging in the locker of a black employee at the Lemay wastewater treatment plant in south St. Louis County. The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District runs the plant and says the incident happened April 10th before workers arrived for the day shift...
Missouri lawmakers debate limits for illegal immigrants (04/17/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- To get public benefits such as food stamps or housing assistance in Missouri, people would have to prove they are U.S. citizens or legally in the country under legislation endorsed by the House. Those who couldn't prove that they live legally in the United States could continue getting aid for 90 days. But after that, they would be reported to federal immigration authorities if they cannot prove they're legally here...
Ag secretary: 'We have never been less secure' about wheat (04/17/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Low global wheat stocks, coupled with the emergence of a virulent crop disease, are threatening the world's food supply, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Edward Schafer told food aid groups Wednesday. "We have never been less secure about the near-term future of wheat," he said. ...
Stem-cell measure may miss Mo. ballot (04/17/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A proposal to reverse part of a 2006 constitutional amendment allowing embryonic stem-cell research appears in jeopardy of not making Missouri's ballot. The group Cures Without Cloning has not yet begun gathering petition signatures for its amendment. That's because it is waiting for an appeals court ruling on a challenge to the ballot language...
Bush, big White House crowd greet pope on his birthday (04/17/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Pope Benedict XVI agreed Wednesday that terrorism is an unacceptable weapon for any cause or religion, standing strongly united on that issue but divided on others during a day of substance and symbolism at the White House...
Man at center of ricin case arrested, charged (04/17/08)
LAS VEGAS -- An unemployed graphic designer who authorities believe was nearly killed by ricin was arrested Wednesday on federal charges that he possessed the deadly toxin as part of an "exotic idea," never carried out, to poison his enemies. Roger Bergendorff, who authorities allege began making ricin a decade ago, was arrested upon his release from the hospital where he had been treated since Feb. 14...
DOT doubles compensation available for bumped fliers (04/17/08)
WASHINGTON -- Passengers who get bumped off overbooked flights will soon be eligible to receive twice as much compensation from U.S. airlines. Travelers forced onto another flight that takes them to their domestic destination more than two hours after their original arrival time will be paid the full price of their fare up to $800, under a new Transportation Department rule that goes into effect next month...
Sens. Obama and Clinton debate ahead of Pa. primary (04/17/08)
PHILADELPHIA -- Hillary Rodham Clinton said emphatically Wednesday night that Barack Obama can win the White House this fall, undercutting her efforts to deny him the nomination by suggesting he would lead the party to defeat. "Yes, yes, yes," she said when pressed about Obama's electability during a campaign debate six days before the Pennsylvania primary...
Bells toll in Blacksburg for victims of Va. Tech massacre (04/17/08)
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- A sea of people clad in maroon and orange, some with heads tearfully bowed, others with arms interlocked, paid tribute Wednesday to the victims who died a year ago in the nation's worst mass shooting in modern history. The accomplishments of each of the 32 people echoed across the drill field, a litany of what they had done and planned to do before a student gunman killed them in classrooms and a dormitory...
Sect members live 'normal' life on polygamous church ranch (04/17/08)
ELDORADO, Texas -- Members of the polygamist sect said Wednesday life was relatively normal on their Texas ranch at the center of one of the nation's largest child-custody cases. The Yearning for Zion ranch that state authorities raided two weeks ago in search of a 16-year-old girl who claimed her husband beat and raped her is owned by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...
Olympic torch run has sparse Pakistani crowd, tight security (04/17/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Runners carried the Olympic flame around the outside of a sports stadium Wednesday -- an invitation-only event in front of an elite, sparse crowd with heavy security to deter any anti-China protesters or terrorist attacks. Clearly worried about the possibility that the high-profile ceremony might be disrupted, thousands of police aided by explosives-sniffing dogs stood guard as Pakistan's pro-China government ensured a trouble-free stop on the torch's global tour toward Beijing.. ...
Photographer freed in Iraq by U.S. military after 2 years (04/17/08)
BAGHDAD -- Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein embraced sobbing relatives and thanked colleagues after being released Wednesday from more than two years in U.S. military custody. Hussein, 36, was freed at a checkpoint in Baghdad, where he was taken by the military aboard a prisoner bus. He left U.S. custody wearing a traditional Iraqi robe and appeared in good health...
Zimbabwe arrests 36 people for opposition strike (04/17/08)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Police arrested 36 people for allegedly using violence in trying to enforce a nationwide strike Wednesday, while doctors reported treating dozens of patients showing signs of assault and torture since Zimbabwe's contentious presidential election...
Admitted Nazi hit man charged in 3 murders (04/17/08)
BERLIN -- Authorities tried futilely for decades to bring the admitted Nazi hit man to justice for killing civilians. Now a German prosecutor has filed new murder charges against 86-year-old Heinrich Boere in a last-ditch effort to see him prosecuted...
Cardinals push home winning streak to seven (04/17/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright is considered the St. Louis Cardinals' stand-in ace. The big-name pitchers who are rehabbing from injuries will have trouble topping his results. Wainwright worked into the eighth inning and homered Wednesday night, helping the Cardinals run their home winning streak to seven with a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. He's worked seven or more innings in each of his three starts...
Unusual strategy aiding Cardinals, Brewers (04/17/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Finally, the St. Louis Cardinals ran into another team batting the pitcher eighth. Milwaukee Brewers manager Ned Yost has his own rationale for becoming aligned with Cardinals manager Tony La Russa's maverick strategy. "It's a completely different circumstance," Yost said before the start of a three-game series that had both teams' throwaway at-bat before the bottom of the order...
Oak Ridge tops Leopold (04/17/08)
OAK RIDGE -- Oak Ridge's Jace Dye has struggled offensively this season. Dye has batted just .190 in the Blue Jays' first 10 games after hitting .380 last year as a sophomore. But the junior started to break out of his slump Wednesday against Leopold...
Notre Dame shuts out Perryville (04/17/08)
Mindy Siebert found the back of the net about 15 minutes into the game, and the Notre Dame soccer team made it stand up Wednesday. The Bulldogs shut out Perryville 1-0. Shelley Frank had six saves for the Bulldogs, who improved to 9-0 this season. St. Vincent 1, Central 0...
McNamara, Hearne earn top awards (04/17/08)
Mark McNamara and Lindsey Hearne both grew up in households where academics were stressed. That emphasis never left them, not even after they ventured out on their own to become athletes at Southeast Missouri State. McNamara and Hearne were rewarded for their dilligence in the classroom Wednesday night at Southeast's All Sports Year-End Celebration...
Redhawks sign forward (04/17/08)
Other than senior center Missy Whitney, the 2007-08 Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team had little size. The Redhawks' latest signee is another example of coach John Ishee taking steps to add size for next season. Lesley Adams, a 6-foot-2 forward/center at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo., inked a national letter of intent with Southeast on Wednesday as the spring signing period began...
Area digest 4/17/08 (04/17/08)
Weinrich records ace in Augusta, Ga. Carol Weinrich of Jackson recently recorded her first career hole in one at Goshen Plantation Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Weinrich used a 9-iron to ace No. 17, a par 3 playing 98 yards. Witnesses were Sissy Donahue and James Banken...
Area calendar 4/17/08 (04/17/08)
Baseball n Boys tournament: The Chaffee boys 13-year olds tournament will take place May 15 to 18 at the Chaffee Harmon field. It will be a double-elimination tournament. Cost: $175 per team. Info: Mike or Tina Johnson, 318-9063 or 318-6054...
A new pilgrimage (04/17/08)
April 17, 2008 Dear Pat, Friends and I stayed at the Algonquin Hotel while visiting New York some years ago. We wanted to breathe the air where through the hyperbolic decade of the 1920s the Algonquin Round Table pumped new ideas into the American culture over lunch...
Jimmy Davis plays at Underberg (04/17/08)
This Memphis singer/songwriter gets his inspiration from road trips and camp fires. He'll be playing at Underberg House Concerts at 7 p.m. Friday. Listen to a few songs from his new album, "Campfire Songs" here. You can call 334-7692 for reservations to the show...
Best-sellers (04/17/08)
1. "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle 2. "The Clique Summer Collection 1: Massie" by Lisi Harrison 3. "Small Favor" by Jim Butcher 4. "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia" by Elizabeth Gilbert...
Christina Applegate is who's an irresistible star now that ABC's funny `Samantha Who?' is back (04/17/08)
NEW YORK -- Christina Applegate has a couple of pieces of show-biz advice. "Don't try to be different," she said. "And don't try to be funny." One more thing: When you want to convey innocence and adorableness, think curls. Seems like her ABC comedy "Samantha Who?" is putting such tips to good use. It's different and it's funny, full of energy that seems unleashed, not forced...
REVIEW: Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" recaptures the magic of her best-selling 'Emancipation' (04/17/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:As April brings new music from two of pop's biggest divas — Madonna and Mariah Carey — we'll hear once again about the Material Girl's art of reinventing herself to remain musically relevant over the decades. Overlooked is Carey's equally deft gift — not for reinvention, but of evolution...
Grant Lund workshops help any artist learn more (04/17/08)
This weekend art enthusiasts will have the chance to learn what nobody told Grant Lund. Dr. Lund will be visiting Cape Girardeau for the first time in four years to teach an art workshop, "Four Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in Art School."...
Southeast art students' work on display at annual exhibit (04/17/08)
The art has been judged, the results have been tallied, and the winners have been announced in the annual Student Juried Art Exhibit in the River Campus Art Gallery. The art exhibit, which opened April 4 and will end April 25, produced 12 awards and two honorable mention. The juror this year was Patti Chalmers, ceramics professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale...
Southeast presents 30-minute operas for the modern audience (04/17/08)
If you picture horned helmets and lyrics in a foreign language when you think of opera, think again. Southeast Missouri State University's department of music's production of "Opera Americana" is in English with "everyday people not gods and goddesses" and starts tonight in the Shuck Recital Hall on the River Campus, said Chris Goeke, the chairman of the department and co-director of the show with Leslie Jones...
New on DVD (04/17/08)
"Juno" Teen pregnancy becomes less of a burden when the mother involved is the coolest, sharpest-tongued kid in school and sets out to find the perfect adoptive parents for the baby she's hatching. Ellen Page earned a best-actress Academy Award nomination as the title character, an almost impossibly glib teenager whose support crew includes a best-friend beau (Michael Cera), a sympathetic dad (J.K. ...
REVIEW: Aren't killers supposed to be scary? (04/17/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:So, there's this teacher who has the hots for one of his female students, Donna. He gets fired, goes crazy and decides to go to her house to find her. However, he doesn't find her, thanks to the greatest hiding spot ever: under the bed. He does manage to find and kill her entire family. Three years later, he breaks out of the mental institute and goes after Donna again, this time at her senior prom...
'Sex' star reveals her breast cancer battle (04/17/08)
NEW YORK -- Cynthia Nixon has joined forces with the breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure and is going public with her own battle with breast cancer. Nixon, who is reprising her role as Miranda in HBO's "Sex and the City" in an upcoming movie, had a lumpectomy two years ago and then underwent six and a half weeks of radiation. She also helped her mother battle breast cancer...
Dogwood-Azalea Festival in bloom for 40th anniversary (04/17/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo. — Activity is blooming in this town about 45 miles south of Cape Girardeau. The city celebrates the milestone 40th annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival today through Sunday. The festival falls at the peak of the blooming season for the dogwood trees and azalea bushes that blanket the small town purportedly as a result of the first garden club started in the 1950s...
Cosby goes hip hop, with help from others, on new album (04/17/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Bill Cosby's path has taken him from pudding pops to hip hop. The 70-year-old has recorded a hip-hop album set for release next month. "Cosby Narratives Vol. 1: State of Emergency" blends the comedian's concepts and stories with a hip-hop, pop and jazz soundtrack...
From cold treats to specialty coffee, Cozmo's Cafe has it all (04/17/08)
An attempt to bring a little bit of Italy to Cape Girardeau ended up as Cozmo's Cafe, the brightly colored cafe on Independence Street. "It's like having a Panera, Baskin Robbins, Starbucks and Cinnabon in one restaurant," said Trace Jessup, project director of Cozmo's Cafe...
Daniel Craig takes Bond break for British drama 'Flashbacks of a Fool' (04/17/08)
LONDON -- He's a style icon known to millions as suave superspy James Bond. So it could be called ironic that Daniel Craig feels at home playing an aging, miserable actor in the low-budget British film "Flashbacks of a Fool." But Craig says it would be "terribly easy" to become like his character Joe Scot, an embittered, fading star who finds no amount of Hollywood hedonism can fill the void within...
Memoir by former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld to come out in 2010 (04/17/08)
NEW YORK -- Donald Rumsfeld, the powerful defense secretary and architect of the Iraq war who left office two years ago as he faced ever-rising criticism, is working on a memoir to be published by Penguin Group (USA) in 2010. "This will be a story that will span my lifetime," Rumsfeld, 75, said in interview Monday from his office in Washington, D.C. ...
Artifacts 4/17/08 (04/17/08)
Concert benefits scholarship program Proceeds from a five-band concert Saturday at Breakaways will help the Tommy DeWolf Musician's Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the City of Roses Music Heritage Association. Dissonance, Single Note Jane, Stella Blue, Ninth Life and Drivin Rain will play from 8 p.m. ...
REALITIES OF LOVE: Bret Michaels hasn't found true love on 'Rock of Love,' and he's fine with that (04/17/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:NEW YORK -- Even though Bret Michaels endured two seasons' worth of conniving, drunken debauchery, bad weaves and cat fights on his reality show "Rock of Love," he admits that he still may not have found that one special woman...
Edith Spalding (04/17/08)
Edith Spalding, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Irene Dillworth (04/17/08)
Irene F. Dillworth, 87, of Jackson died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 6, 1920, in Cottage Grove, Tenn., daughter of William Thomas and Beulah Lee Snow Tyson. She and Loyd Dillworth were married Oct. 28, 1939, at Bloomfield, Mo. He died March 16, 1998...
Chester Weakley (04/17/08)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Chester Vernon Weakley, 82, of Glenallen died Monday, April 14, 2008, at his home. He was born June 10, 1925, at Henson, Mo., son of John Walter and Nora Thomas Damsworth Weakley. He and Dorothy Mae Baker were married Jan. 25, 1943, at Charleston, Mo...
Lois Drury (04/17/08)
KELSO, Mo. -- Lois Marie Drury, 77, of Kelso passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at her home. She was born July 16, 1930, at Charleston, Mo., daughter of William M. and Alma Bone Wills. On May 6, 1950, at Charleston, she married Benjamin "Bud" Drury...
Opal Nance (04/17/08)
Opal Henson Nance, 78, formerly of Cape Girardeau County, passed away Friday, April 11, 2008, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Buckhorn, Mo., daughter of Oscar Odell and Hattie Louella Hovis Henson. She married Ernest Nathan Nance, who preceded her in death...
Robert Boone (04/17/08)
Robert Daniel Boone, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1958, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Robert Ray and Juanita French Boone. Mr. Boone was a graduate of Central High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps...
Births 4/17/08 (04/17/08)
Boyer Daughter to Travis Aaron and Sarah Jane Boyer of Glenallen, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:36 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. Name, Lauren Elizabeth. Weight, 2 pounds, 4 ounces. First child. Mrs. Boyer is the former Sarah Smith, daughter of Larry and Cindy Smith of Marble Hill, Mo., and Glenda Smith of Advance, Mo. She is a CNA at Saint Francis. Boyer is the son of Stan and Lou Ann Boyer of Glenallen. He is a foundry worker at Lenco...
Police report 4/17/08 (04/17/08)
@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Susan M. Lowe, 32, 426 Bellevue St., No. 5, was arrested on suspicion of property damage. n Troy R. Green, 35, 1607 Good Hope St., was arrested on suspicion of trespassing...
Fire report 4/17/08 (04/17/08)
@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 5:58 p.m., an alarm sounding in the 3100 block of Lexington Avenue. n At 10:07 p.m., an alarm sounding in the 3000 block of William Street. @graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Correction 4/17/08 (04/17/08)
n In Wednesday's story about the Cape Girardeau City Council study session, comments regarding a quality of life index should have been attributed to Charlie Haubold, chairman of the city's planning and zoning board. He told the city council that the index would be a report card on the progress and relative success of changes based on the city's new comprehensive plan. ...
The I-66 plan: Now the real story can be told about how Sikeston tried to 'steal' a highway project (04/17/08)
By Josh Bill In his op-ed piece in the Southeast Missourian last Thursday, Walt Wildman referred to the 20-year-old I-66 project. This grand scheme was to build a coast-to-coast interstate highway between Washington, D.C., and San Luis Obispo, Calif...
New (old) kids are back on the block (04/17/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:I had the commemorative cups. My sleeping bag had five giant faces on it. And yes, I had the Jordan doll. The New Kids on the Block are, uh, new again. They aren't kids anymore, but Joey, Jordan, Jonathan, Danny and Donnie are back together and looking good...
Teen Challenge (04/17/08)
In 1958, the Rev. David Wilkerson of New York established a ministry aimed at helping young men with alcohol and drug addictions. The results have been remarkable, the program, Teen Challenge International, now has more than 170 centers across the country...
Disheartening election cycle (04/17/08)
To the editor: This has got to be the most disheartening election cycle I believe I have ever witnessed. The left is writhing and moaning as it watches what it perceives as two viable opponents pull one another deeper and deeper into the mire of idiocy and bitterness. ...
A champion for veterans, patriotism (04/17/08)
To the editor: Veterans and patriotism lost their biggest champion on March 30: my mother, Betty Cato. My mother instilled in me many things, but, besides my love of Jesus Christ, one of the dearest is respect for our grand flag and for those who sacrificed so much for our country, the veterans. ...
Teacher enjoys delayed gratification (04/17/08)
To the editor: It was wonderful to receive an e-mail from Peg McNichol with a link to her enjoyable blog about me, her "old" geology prof. After I retired in 1999, I wrote a "Local Comment" for the Detroit Free Press that talked about some of the joys of teaching. I included this observation:...
Speak Out 4/17/08 (04/17/08)
Socialized medicine NO PRESIDENTIAL candidate that I know of favors truly socialized medicine as it is properly defined, though a lot of politicians and talking heads would like you to believe otherwise. However, having said that, the percentage of Americans who look with favor on the phrase "socialized medicine" is 45 percent. Not bad...
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