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Matthews, Mo., teen moves on in country showdown contest (04/30/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The winner of this year's local Colgate Country Showdown is chasing his dream as he prepares for the next step in the largest country music talent search in America. Kevin Harbison, 16, of Matthews, took first prize Friday at the Double Nickel 2, according to Joe Bill Davis, station manager at B97.9 which sponsored the event. Harbison is now slated to compete in the South Missouri State Show Aug. 3 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach...
Bertrand, Mo., man killed in tractor-trailer crash (04/30/08)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. — A Bertrand, Mo., man died as the result of a single-vehicle accident while driving a tractor-trailer in New Madrid County on Tuesday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 1:20 p.m. ...
MoDOT to work on Kingshighway, Highway 51 (04/30/08)
MoDOT will perform maintenance on traffic signals at the Kingshighway intersection with Independence Street. Work will take place Sunday from 6 a.m. to noon in the southbound lanes.In Bollinger County, work will begin on Highway 51 between Highway 72 and Highway OO Friday morning. ...
State fire marshal called in to investigate Scott City Head School fire (04/30/08)
A historic schoolhouse located in the old Illmo section of Scott City was burned nearly to the ground late Tuesday night.The Scott City Fire Department was called to the scene just before 11 p.m. The schoolhouse is located near the railroad tracks that separate Illmo from the rest of Scott City.Scott City Fire Chief Jay Cassout said a police officer was the first on the scene of the fire, and the officer reported seeing flames shooting up the back of the one-room schoolhouse. ...
Jack Buck award goes to Southeast student (04/30/08)
Zachary Chinea of St. Louis received the Jack Buck Scholar-Leadership Award on Monday to attend Southeast Missouri State University. The award, in honor of St. Louis Cardinals announcer Jack Buck, is given to a student from the St. Louis area. In addition to ranking No. 1 out of 500 in his high school class, Chinea has served as president of the National Honor Society and is a member of both the student council and Boy Scouts of America...
Authorities trying to make sense of latest string of fires that killed a Cape man (04/30/08)
Investigators from federal, state and local agencies swarmed over the charred remains of a building at the corner of Pacific and William streets most of the day Tuesday, trying to make sense of the latest in string of suspicious fires. The first blaze of three that broke out Tuesday morning, at 203 S. Pacific St., claimed the life of 42-year-old George E. Robinson, of Cape Girardeau, who died of smoke inhalation...
Autism institute helping adults enter workplace (04/30/08)
John Berry can name every king and queen of Europe, not just England, in succession. Give him a blank map, and he can label it with each country and capital. Dates, names and events in history are talking points for hours. But ask him where the car keys are, for a phone number or to say hello to co-workers, and that is more difficult. ...
Bootheel Food Bank, Dexter organization to receive grants (04/30/08)
SIKESTON, Mo -- The Bootheel Food Bank is one of 10 Southeast Missouri organizations to receive funding to feed, care or operate programs designed to improve the health care opportunities for residents. Bootheel Food Bank will receive $100,000 over two years from the Missouri Foundation for Health...
Three Southeast football players arrested (04/30/08)
Three Southeast Missouri State University football players recently arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor shoplifting have been indefinitely suspended from the program under university policy. Miles Stroter, Errick Aliifua and Jerald Williams, all freshman reserves on last season's football team, were issued citations Sunday afternoon. They are scheduled to appear in court May 27...
Riceland Foods settles complaint from employee (04/30/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Riceland Foods Inc. has agreed to pay $8,500 to resolve a claim that it discharged an employee at its New Madrid, Mo., plant for filing a discrimination complaint. The ex-employee alleged that a month after he filed his race discrimination claim, he took Family Medical Leave Act leave to care for his mother, according to a news release issued by the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. ...
MoDOT plans work in region this week (04/30/08)
A section of Route B in Cape Girardeau County will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today while MoDOT crews replace drainage pipe beneath the road, according to a news release from the transportation agency. The section is eight-tenths of a mile north of Highway 72, between county roads 462 and 469...
FEMA: More people should buy flood insurance (04/30/08)
Since heavy rains hit the region March 18, 629 people in Cape Girardeau County have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help to move, repair their homes or to cover other expenses caused by the disaster. But only 31 flood insurance claims have been filed...
Southeast community to look at strategic plan (04/30/08)
Students, professors and staff of Southeast Missouri State University will be able to review a draft of the university's strategic plan and give input to members of the strategic planning steering committee today. The meeting will be at noon in the auditorium of Academic Hall. The strategic plan outlines goals and priorities for the university over the next three to five years...
Storm damage to city property totals $764,000 (04/30/08)
Preliminary estimates show it will cost Cape Girardeau about $764,000 to repair the damage to public property caused by the record-setting rain and flooding March 18 and 19, city public works director Tim Gramling said Tuesday. Gramling, along with other city representatives and officials from Cape Girardeau County and the Cape Special Road District, met at the Osage Community Centre with three representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a "kickoff" meeting to discuss storm damage. ...
Sam's Club revives food donations in tough times (04/30/08)
Sam's Club, the membership warehouse subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is reviving food donations to local food pantries two years after halting the practice in favor of giving cash, the world's largest retailer said Wednesday. Sam's Club announced that a pilot program in St. Louis will be rolled out to about 560 of its 593 U.S. stores by late summer in coordination with America's Second Harvest, the largest national food bank organization...
Plane makes emergency landing at Lambert Airport (04/30/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Passengers are reportedly safe after an airplane made an emergency landing at Lambert Airport. KSDK-TV reports that the plane was 50 miles outside St. Louis Wednesday when the emergency was reported. Emergency crews were on the runway when the plane landed safely 7:00 a.m...
Neosho pastor charged with sex abuse of 16-year-old girl (04/30/08)
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) -- The pastor of a small southwest Missouri church is charged with statutory rape and sodomy for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl in the church office. Forty-nine-year-old Randall Danny Russell of Act II Church in Neosho also was charged Wednesday with child abuse...
Counties to get more for holding Missouri prisoners (04/30/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Counties could get a little more money next year for housing state prisoners. State lawmakers voted to cut the inmate reimbursement rate to counties in 2002 when faced with a budget crunch. The increase approved Wednesday by House and Senate budget negotiators still wouldn't return the state funding to the 2002 level, but it would come close...
Lincoln museum goes on the road (04/30/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Abraham Lincoln is going on tour. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield will take its historical show on the road to help celebrate the 16th president's 200th birthday. The library is home to the world's largest collection of Lincoln documents and artifacts...
FEMA declines Illinois' request for disaster help (04/30/08)
There'll be no federal help for victims of last month's flooding in 15 Southern Illinois counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has turned down the state's request for loans and grants for people and businesses affected by the floods. The state plans to do another assessment of the damage to see if it would support an appeal of FEMA's decision...
Missouri car buyers could face limits on lemon lawsuits (04/30/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Car buyers who believe they have been stuck with a lemon could face new restrictions on whom they can sue. The Senate gave final approval Tuesday to legislation prohibiting some lawsuits against wholesalers who supply vehicles to retail dealerships. Under the bill, consumers would be able to sue only the dealership from which they directly purchased their vehicles...
Flooding expected in northeast Mo. (04/30/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Residents of northeast Missouri piled up sandbags and prepared for more flooding Tuesday as the National Weather Service predicted river levels will rise well above flood stage this weekend. Parts of the state have already been drenched by unusually heavy rains this spring. In eastern Missouri, flooding has caused damage along the Mississippi River and smaller waterways like the Meramec River just west of St. Louis...
Aspiring farmers learn ropes from university extension class (04/30/08)
LICKING, Mo. -- Traumatic brain injury caused by an improvised explosive device in northern Afghanistan ended staff Sgt. Matt Nuckolls' 10-year military career. With two small children to support and no immediate disability payments, the Air Force veteran and his wife, Leann, decided to move from Colorado Springs, Colo., to Texas County, Mo., live off the land and become commercial farmers. The learning curve was steep...
Newspaper carrier finds woman pinned by dead husband (04/30/08)
MARION, Ill. -- Bruce Pitts had a feeling something was wrong when the newspapers began piling up in the roadside tube outside the Southern Illinois home of Fred and Blanche Roberts. So on Sunday, the worried newspaper carrier cracked open an unlocked side door and saw 84-year-old Blanche Roberts helplessly looking back at him, her right leg pinned beneath the body of her 77-year-old husband -- who apparently had been dead for days in the home just outside Marion...
Mo. bill would regulate doctor billing (04/30/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A bill before the Missouri House would prohibit doctors from marking up the cost of certain anatomical laboratory work -- such as skin biopsies and Pap tests -- that are performed by outside laboratories. The bill, which has been approved by the Senate and is awaiting floor debate in the House, would prohibit what's known as "pass-through" billing...
Food scientists say stopping biofuel production would help fight world hunger (04/30/08)
WASHINGTON -- Some top international food scientists Tuesday recommended halting the use of food-based biofuels, such as ethanol, saying it would cut corn prices by 20 percent during a world food crisis. But even as the scientists were calling for a moratorium, President Bush urged the opposite. He declared the United States should increase ethanol use because of national energy security and high gas prices...
Newlyweds jailed after brawl at hotel (04/30/08)
PITTSBURGH -- A newlywed couple spent the night in separate jail cells -- she in her wedding gown -- after police said they brawled with each other, then members of another wedding party, at a suburban Pittsburgh hotel. The fight started Saturday night after a reception when he knocked her to the floor with a karate kick in the seventh-floor hallway of a Holiday Inn, according to police. It escalated when she attacked two guests from another wedding party who came to her aid, police said...
Americans unload prized belongings to make ends meet (04/30/08)
NEW YORK -- The for-sale listings on the online hub Craigs­list come with plaintive notices, like the one from the teenager in Georgia who said her mother lost her job and pleaded, "Please buy anything you can to help out." Struggling with mounting debt and rising prices, faced with the toughest economic times since the early 1990s, more Americans are selling prized possessions online and at flea markets...
Teen from sect gives birth to boy while state officials stand by (04/30/08)
SAN MARCOS, Texas -- One of the hundreds of young polygamist-sect members taken into state custody gave birth Tuesday to a healthy boy while child welfare officials, state troopers and fellow sect members stood watch outside the maternity ward. "The boy is healthy and the mother is doing well," Patrick Crimmins, spokesman for the state Child Protective Services, said of the noontime birth at Central Texas Medical Center...
Rescuers amazed six twisters caused no deaths in Virginia (04/30/08)
SUFFOLK, Va. -- It was a scene of haphazard destruction that stretched for 25 miles: Row upon row of homes reduced to sprays of splintered lumber, shopping centers stripped to bare metal, parking lots turned into junk yards. And yet no one died. "The only thing I can say is we were watched over and blessed," fire chief Mark Outlaw said Tuesday...
Housing prices sink at record pace (04/30/08)
NEW YORK -- In a bad omen for sellers and lenders this spring home selling season, the erosion of house values is accelerating and foreclosure filings are doubling, new data showed Tuesday. A closely watched index of home prices in 20 cities fell almost 13 percent in February from a year earlier, a record for the seven-year-old S&P's/Case-Shiller Home Price index. ...
Utah man feds say kept mum about ricin pleads not guilty (04/30/08)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A man accused of failing to report that his cousin was making the deadly toxin ricin pleaded not guilty to a federal charge Tuesday. Thomas Tholen told investigators he knew ricin was being produced in his suburban Salt Lake City basement but didn't call authorities because he didn't want anyone to find the weapons and explosive devices stored down there, according to court documents...
Female teachers dying on the roads during long commutes in Saudi Arabia (04/30/08)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Roads in Saudi Arabia are among the world's most dangerous but one type of victim stands out: female teachers who are dying at alarming rates because of long commutes through the desert to reach remote schools. The Saudi government appoints teachers to work in villages where local staff cannot fill all vacancies. ...
3 pro-Tibet activists deported ahead of Olympic torch (04/30/08)
HONG KONG -- Three pro-Tibet activists who planned to protest during Hong Kong's leg of the Olympic torch relay were deported after they arrived at the territory's airport Tuesday, activists said. It was the second known instance in which activists have been denied entry ahead of the Olympic torch's arrival in Hong Kong today. The flame's return to Chinese soil follows a global tour marred by protests against Beijing's human rights record and recent crackdown in Tibet...
Concentration camp doctor heads list of top 10 wanted Nazis (04/30/08)
Editor's note: As the Simon Wiesenthal Center prepares to publish its list of most-wanted suspected Nazis today, The Associated Press investigates the case of the concentration camp doctor who tops the list. By DAVID RISING The Associated Press...
Militiamen's ambush drives back U.S. patrol (04/30/08)
BAGHDAD -- Dozens of fighters ambushed a U.S. patrol in Baghdad's main Shiite militia stronghold Tuesday, firing rocket-propelled grenades and machine gun bursts as the American push into Sadr City increasingly faces pockets of close urban combat. U.S. forces struck back with 200-pound guided rockets that devastated at least three buildings in the densely packed district that serves as the Baghdad base for the powerful Mahdi Army militia...
'Cat Lady of Baghdad' battles on, saving the strays of Iraq (04/30/08)
BAGHDAD -- The mission was to get Simba al-Tikriti out of Iraq and to a new life in Britain. First, a roadside bomb nearly wiped out the taxi heading to the border with Kuwait. The next step was to hide under tarps in the back of a truck. More hardship awaited: six months caged by authorities in England...
China blames speeding for train crash that killed 70 people (04/30/08)
ZIBO, China -- China could identify less than half the 70 people killed in its deadliest train accident in a decade but had already cleared the mangled cars and laid new track Tuesday, restoring service a day after the collision. Hundreds of orange-jacketed workers were mobilized at the crash site, working through the night to clear and repair the fractured line linking Beijing to the seaside city of Qingdao -- site of the sailing competition during the upcoming Olympics...
Red Devils find stride, rip NMCC in six innings (04/30/08)
The Chaffee baseball team started scoring in the third inning and didn't stop. The Red Devils put up crooked numbers in three of the final four innings as they beat New Madrid County Central 11-1 in six innings. Andy Hendrix drilled a homer, while Jerrod Steger smacked a pair of doubles in the win...
Wren's chirp leads to ND win (04/30/08)
Notre Dame's Kelsey Westrich didn't see teammate Anna Wren as much as she heard her during Tuesday's game. There wasn't a St. Vincent defender near Wren, so she started calling for the ball. "I screamed her name as loud as I possibly could, and that cross was amazing," Wren said. "We really all pulled together at the end. We knew we had to win. We had to pull it together at the end."...
Simmons plays both state and safety first (04/30/08)
Central junior Tim Simmons stood in the fairway of the par-5 18th hole, two strokes off the lead and within striking distance of an eagle that could propel him into a tie for the top spot in the Class 4 District 1 tournament. The giant, welcoming green was possibly within reach...
Jackson soccer collects 3-0 road win against Central (04/30/08)
Jackson coach Julie Wunderlich looked for her midfielders, particularly Lauren Drewett and Jenni Tenholder, to generate some offense Tuesday against rival Central. "Tonight Cape really put a lot back on defense and so we knew that our goals were going to have to come from the center-mids, Jenni and Lauren, because they had it packed in the 18," Wunderlich said. ...
Lindbergh senior makes pitch, pitches in as medalist (04/30/08)
Tommy Wuennenberg loves Dalhousie Golf Club, and not just because he wins there. "There are nice courses in St. Louis, but I like this course," said Wuennenberg, a Lindbergh senior, after winning the Class 4 District 1 meet Tuesday at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. "It's probably my favorite course. It rewards you for good shots and it hurts you when you hit bad shots...
Area sports digest 4/30/08 (04/30/08)
Kiefner, White win WGA scramble Luanna Kiefner and Janet White won the white elephant scramble at the Women's Golf Association's event last week. Priscilla Kirby, Kathy Morris and Martha Slayton finished second, while Donna Hand, Vickie McKinney and Dana Underwood placed third...
MLB Ticket prices double for All-Star events (04/30/08)
NEW YORK -- Fans will pay starry prices for this year's All-Star game at Yankee Stadium. Tickets will be priced at $150 to $725 for the July 15 game, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. That's up from $75 to $285 for last year's game at San Francisco and $10 to 15 for box and reserved seats the last time the All-Stars were at Yankee Stadium, in 1977...
Pineiro closes door on Reds in 7-2 victory (04/30/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cincinnati Reds ran themselves into an unusual double play in the first inning. Joel Pineiro gave them few chances after that. Pineiro ended with seven innings of one-hit ball, letting his defense take care of several hard-hit shots, and the St. Louis Cardinals jumped on rookie Johnny Cueto early in a 7-2 victory Tuesday night...
Think twice before stuffing that suitcase with prosciutto (04/30/08)
Jamie Mitchell offered to eat the illicit ham on the spot, but the border official was having none of it. "I said 'Can I just have a couple pieces of it now?' and she said, 'I really can't let you do that,'" said the Washington lawyer, recalling his tussle with customs regulations at Philadelphia International Airport last year...
Freeze-dried chip has zero fat, 40 calories (04/30/08)
A zero-fat potato chip that has no funky additives, is crispy and -- the real test -- addictive? It seems a stretch, but Batavia, N.Y.-based Brothers International Food Corporation has managed to pull it off thanks to the magic of freeze-drying. The company's new Brothers-All-Natural Potato Crisps look and feel just like a conventional potato chip, but have no fat and only about 40 calories per serving...
Summer reading list blends food and travel (04/30/08)
Ready to hit the road for a culinary adventure? There's a stack of new summer road trip-ready books to help. n The grandaddy and still reigning king of this category is Jane and Michael Stern's "Roadfood." First published nearly 30 years ago, the just-released 7th edition is completely updated and includes 200 new listings of burger joints, ice cream shacks, diners and other hidden foodie gems. ...
Side dishes take the main stage (04/30/08)
As I was thinking about what to include here today, I ran across a book on my shelf that I really like. In the Doctor-cookbook series, "The Dinner Doctor" is one of my favorites. I also really like "The Cupcake Doctor," but "The Dinner Doctor" has a lot of great recipes for busy families. I included one entree here, then went into the side dish section and never left. I will go back to this book for next week's column as well. I hope you enjoy!...
Advice for first-time gardeners (04/30/08)
The spring hot spots in a garden center are the vegetable seed and vegetable plant racks. The familiar crowd of gardeners is excited about the prospects of a new season. They can't wait to dig in the dirt. They want to get a jump on their neighbor and have the first ripe tomato...
David Blaine's next stunt to be conducted on Winfrey's show (04/30/08)
CHICAGO -- He spent 44 days suspended from a glass box by the River Thames in London. He was buried alive for a week in a see-through coffin in New York. Magician David Blaine's latest feat of endurance likely will last less than 17 minutes, but he's planning to do it in front of talk show queen Oprah Winfrey -- and her audience of millions...
Looming Leno-Conan switch sets up late-night questions (04/30/08)
NEW YORK -- An orderly transfer of power: Is it possible? With the presidency, sure. But what about late-night TV? Despite lots of careful preparation, the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien handoff coming next year smacks of something from Bizarro World. Will it fly with viewers -- or crash?...
Investors can find energy stocks tempting but tricky (04/30/08)
NEW YORK -- Many investors like to buy what they know. Eat a lot of fast food, the logic goes, buy McDonald's Corp. Know a local department store well -- snap up shares of Macy's Inc. It's trickier, though, when it comes to surging energy prices...
Stocks finish with mixed performance (04/30/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street finished with a mixed performance Tuesday, as investors traded cautiously ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision today on interest rates. The Fed, facing a faltering economy but also rising inflation, is expected to cut interest rates by another quarter point after its two-day meeting concludes today. Many investor believe policymakers will then signal that they are planning to hold rates steady for a while...
Evelyn Brooks (04/30/08)
Evelyn M. Brooks, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
George Robinson (04/30/08)
George Robinson, 42, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in a fire at his home on Pacific Street. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Sarah Tripp (04/30/08)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Sarah Ada Tripp, 87, of Jonesboro died Monday, April 28, 2008, at her home. She was born Nov. 2, 1920, at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of John and Alice May Forsee Hamel. She and Earl Tripp were married May 14, 1937. He died Nov. 27, 2001...
Elizabeth Wood (04/30/08)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Elizabeth Ann Wood, 63, of Dexter died Sunday, April 27, 2008, at her home. She was born July 7, 1944, at Flint, Mich. Wood was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, had attended Bethany Baptist Church near Bernie, Mo., and was a former LPN in Dexter, Bloomfield, Mo., and Bernie...
Liam Allen (04/30/08)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Liam Joel Allen, infant son of William Joseph and Kristen Marie Lietzau Allen of Carbondale, died at birth Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents, Rudy Lietzau of Vienna, Ill., and Donna Bridges of Cape Girardeau; paternal grandparents, Douglas and Cynthia Allen of Jonesboro, Ill.; maternal great-grandmother, Faye Holt of Grantsburg, Ill.; paternal great-grandparents, Don and Mitzi Allen of Yucca Valley, Calif., Sandy Bush of Palm Springs, Calif., and Tom Bush of Paducah, Ky.. ...
Marybeth Williams (04/30/08)
A celebration of life service for Mary Elizabeth Williams of Jackson will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Dr. Grant F.C. Gillard will officiate. Private burial is to be in the City Cemetery in Jackson. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements...
Tony Farrow (04/30/08)
Anthony Wayne "Tony" Farrow, 50, of Scott City died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 28, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, son of Lyman Ray "Buck" and Patricia Ann Bledsoe Farrow. He and Darla Lindsey were married July 23, 1994...
Patricia Ludwig (04/30/08)
Patricia Ruth Ludwig, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 28, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 14, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Clyde and Magdalene Logel Grojean. She and Kelly Gaines were married Jan. 21, 1949, in Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 6, 1972. She and Roy Ludwig were married May 22, 1976, in Cape Girardeau. He died Jan. 23, 1990...
Lillian Harmon (04/30/08)
Lillian Boehme Harmon, 88, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Scott City, died Monday, April 28, 2008. Lillian was born April 10, 1920, in Jackson, daughter of Charles and Bertha Loeb Boehme. She is survived by daughters, Martha (Bill) Joiner of Cape Girardeau, LaDonna (Jim) Suttle of Santa Barbara, Calif.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews...
Tara Brown (04/30/08)
Tara Brown, 27, of Louisville, Ky., died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. She was born June 29, 1980, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of Herman Grant and Aries Brown. Brown was a mental health associate at Ten Brooke Hospital in Louisville...
Delores Streiler (04/30/08)
Delores M. Streiler, 70, of Jackson passed away Monday, April 28, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1937, in Point Rest, Mo., daughter of Howard and Sylvia Farrar Hager. She and Melvin "Corky" Streiler were married Jan. 19, 1957. He passed away Sept. 4, 1971...
Police reports 4/30/08 (04/30/08)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Gregory A. Brown, 25, of Cairo, Ill., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for a seat-belt violation...
Fire reports 4/30/08 (04/30/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n At 7:42 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3400 block of William Street. n At 8:35 p.m., a still alarm at 3259 William St. n At 10:57 p.m., a still alarm at 1518 Price Drive...
Out of the past 4/30/08 (04/30/08)
25 years ago: April 30, 1983 Speaking at a news conference at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport, part of a tour of Southeast Missouri, U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth says an acceptable military solution in El Salvador is probably impossible, but the withdrawal of military support by the United States would be disastrous...
Planning ahead (04/30/08)
Maybe it's time to get serious in planning for $5 a gallon gasoline. Even the thought itself would have been ridiculed not too long ago. But study after study says that world consumption — especially from Russia, India and China — will continue to push gas prices higher and higher. Expect prices to nearly double in the next four years, says a new study out this week...
Harnessing the wind (04/30/08)
Rock Port, Mo., in far northwest Missouri declared last week that the town of 1,300 has become the first U.S. city to get all of its electricity from wind power. The St. Louis-based Wind Capital Group, according to an article by the Associated Press, and John Deere Wind Energy built a wind farm of towering turbines on bluffs not far from the Missouri River west of Rock Port. The wind farm generates five megawatts each day, almost twice as much electricity as the town needs...
No sugarcoating of opinions (04/30/08)
To the editor: The Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., ex-Marine and longtime pastor of Democratic Party presidential front-runner Barack Obama, is an African American who is irate at what he conceives to be unsatisfactory progress in the sphere of race relations in the U.S...
Student should have gone to ER (04/30/08)
To the editor: Schoolteachers should be trained in first aid. There was a school field trip Friday where a sixth-grader passed out and stopped breathing. Instead of taking the student to the hospital or calling an ambulance, teachers took the girl all the way back to school. ...
Speak Out 4/30/08 (04/30/08)
Support recycling SHAME ON those who do not support Ali Herzog in her efforts. Let's hope she becomes an Army of One. Keep it up, Ali! Jackson shuffle JACKSON SCHOOL District is reorganizing its upper administrative structure. Give me a break. Two administrators are getting new titles and a raise in salary. ...
Earless Pup Needs Home (04/30/08)
A Cape Girardeau Animal Control officer picked up a five-month-old pit bull puppy that looks different from your average dog. The pup does not have any visible ears. Veterinarian Ann Seabaugh of LaCroix Pet Hospital examined the pup who was named Vinny by humane society staff. ...
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