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Steelman calls for tax cuts, tax study during Cape visit (05/14/08)
State Treasurer Sarah Steelman proposed a tax cut for every Missourian who pays income tax during a stop Wednesday in Cape Girardeau. At a news conference, Steelman unveiled her plan to increase the personal exemption and dependent deductions as well as a call for a commission of economists and business people to study every aspect of the state tax system...
Police apprehend two suspects in Scott City robbery (05/14/08)
Two suspects are in custody for their alleged involvement in a robbery of Medicap Pharmacy in Scott City earlier this afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m., two men entered the pharmacy, and one of them placed a duffle bag on the counter, showed a knife and demanded the drug OxyContin, according to Scott City police chief David Leeman...
Purcell suing county commission over Sunshine Law (05/14/08)
Cape Girardeau County Commissioner Jay Purcell is suing the the county commission for Sunshine Law violations, he announced Wednesday in an interview with the Southeast Missourian. Purcell's suit, filed today, alleges the commission violated the Sunshine Law -- Missouri's open meetings and open records law -- when it went into closed session to discuss a road easement for property belonging to cattle farmer Lawrence McBryde as well as to ask David Ludwig, the county's auditor, to resign after being caught for the second time in a year violating the county's computer-use policy.. ...
9-year-old glad Obama didn't prescribe more homework in answer to education question (05/14/08)
When 9-year-old Aleshia Glastetter got her turn to ask U.S. Sen. Barack Obama a question Tuesday, she was a little nervous about how he would answer. "What are you going to do for the public schools?" the fourth-grade student at Blanchard Elementary School asked...
Upcoming blood drive dedicated to late Jackson chamber director (05/14/08)
In March, Marybeth Williams started coordinating an American Red Cross blood drive as a Jackson Chamber of Commerce service project. Williams, the chamber's executive director, died of pneumonia April 27. Chamber members announced they will make sure the blood drive happens -- and are dedicating it to Williams...
Dexter man dies of injuries sustained in bike accident (05/14/08)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Donald Glantz Jr., the 47-year-old Dexter man who was critically injured in a bicycle accident May 5, died Sunday evening in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital. Glantz was riding a bicycle in the area of Chautauqua Street when, according to Dexter police, he ran into the edge of a concrete drive and was thrown from the bike, suffering severe head injuries. ...
Candidate's visit draws supporters, curious to Thorngate lot (05/14/08)
Dozens and dozens of people milled around in the parking lot an hour before presidential hopeful Barack Obama was schedule to arrive. Some came straight from work, others took advantage of a day off. Some wore stickers or buttons. Others carried handmade signs. Many arrived with family, friends or both. They ignored the rain drops falling intermittently...
DNR says quarry approval could take years; opponents set another meeting (05/14/08)
The process for obtaining a state permit for a new rock quarry can take several years if the project generates substantial opposition, a Missouri Department of Natural Resources official said Tuesday. So far, no permit application or inquiries about a 106-acre tract along County Road 319 have been received, said Larry Coen, staff director for the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission. ...
GOP counters Obama visit with conference call (05/14/08)
Missouri Republicans didn't wait for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama to hold his town hall meeting with Thorngate Ltd. workers and invited guests to attack him as a big-taxing, out-of-touch liberal. To counter Obama's message of a nation that is economically adrift under Republican rule, the state GOP organized a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning. ...
Seniors and Lawmen Together to hold memorial service for fallen officers (05/14/08)
In years past, when the committee of Seniors and Lawmen Together hosted their annual law enforcement memorial service, the ceremony consisted of members kneeling by the memorial to pay their silent respects to officers killed in the line of duty. The service has grown considerably since then, and more than 200 officers, citizens and family members of fallen officers attended last year's ceremony, Capt. Roger Fields said...
Jackson School Board approves agenda items (05/14/08)
The Jackson School Board approved the following items during a meeting Tuesday: n The district's summer school program. The program is unchanged from last year and will serve students in grades kindergarten through 12. n Evaluations of the transportation program and food service programs, which were conducted by the heads of the departments. The evaluations outlined services provided and highlighted training for workers...
In federal court 5/14/08 (05/14/08)
The following items were reported by federal prosecutor Catherine L. Hanaway's office. Sentenced Name: John Fowler Age: 50 Residence: Scott City Charge: one felony count of being a previous felon in possession of a firearm Sentence: 77 months Summary: In September 2006, Fowler was living with his father and other relatives in a Scott City residence where his father kept two handguns, a .38-caliber revolver and a .22-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol. ...
Chaffee taps $1.6 million fund for scholarships (05/14/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- After more than two years of negotiations and legal proceedings, money from a Chaffee High School benefactor is now reaching students. Nineteen students will receive a total of $75,000 to attend college this fall. The recipients have been notified of their award but not the amount, which will vary depending mainly on need...
Obama: Choice in November will be clear (05/14/08)
When it is finally time to choose a president in November, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama told more than 200 people gathered into the cutting room at Thorngate Ltd. Tuesday, the choice will be clear. President Bush will not be on the ballot, he said, but his policies will. ...
Missouri town's police chief, 2 officers suspended (05/14/08)
GERALD, Mo. (AP) -- Three of the five police officers in the Franklin County town of Gerald are suspended after allegedly being duped by an imposter posing as a federal drug investigator. Suspended are chief Ryan McCrary, assistant chief Scott Ramsey and a third officer whose name was not released. The FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Missouri State Highway Patrol and sheriff's department are investigating...
Adair Co. jail administrator suspended after shooting (05/14/08)
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The Adair County jail administrator is on paid administrative leave as an investigation continues into a fatal shooting at her home. Investigators say 48-year-old Rogelio Antonio Johnson was killed at the home of Jackie Gleason on Friday...
Sheryl Crow does PSA aimed at teen drivers (05/14/08)
KENNETT, Mo. (AP) -- Southeast Missouri native Sheryl Crow is lending her name to an effort to reduce death and injuries to teen drivers. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician from Kennett, Mo., is featured in a public service announcement encouraging teens to use seatbelts and arrive at their destinations safely...
Mo. gov. candidate Steelman calls senators 'cowards' (05/14/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Steelman is calling senators "cowards" for voting to overturn her treasurer's office policy blocking financial incentives for ethanol plants with lawmakers as investors. The treasurer's office oversees a program providing state money for banks to offer below-market interest rates to ethanol and biodiesel plants...
POW/MIA monument to be dedicated at Bloomfield (05/14/08)
DEXTER, Mo. (AP) -- A monument to prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action will be dedicated May 26th, Memorial Day, at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. Cemetery director Ken Swearingen says Stoddard County's Honor Guard Team coordinated the effort to purchase and install the monument...
Marion woman dies weeks after being pinned by her husband's body (05/14/08)
MARION, Ill. (AP) -- A Marion woman found last month pinned under her husband's body inside their Marion home has died. Blue Funeral Home in Marion says 83-year-old Blanche Roberts died Tuesday at a hospital in nearby Herrin. A newspaper carrier checking the couple's well-being found Roberts on April 27th. She was trapped by Fred Roberts' body inside their rural home...
Protesters demand honorary degree for Schlafly be rescinded (05/14/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Protesting students and faculty are demanding that Washington University rescind the honorary degree it plans to give conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly on Friday. They gathered Wednesday outside Chancellor Mark Wrighton's residence and his office, chanting and holding signs...
Murders in St. Louis up from same period last year (05/14/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Killings are on the rise in St. Louis. Police report 56 killings for this year through Tuesday, up from 37 in the same period last year. The report came as St. Louis police made arrests in a high-profile crime this week -- a holdup of a business north of the downtown in which two people were shot to death...
Wettest spring ever in St. Louis (05/14/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- This spring is one for the record books. Through last weekend, St. Louis has collected more than 22 inches of rainfall since January 1st -- 22.34 inches to be exact. That's more than 9 inches above average for this time of year. The National Weather Service says it's also enough to top the previous record of just over 21 inches set in the spring of 1927...
Convicted church burglar pleads to more charges (05/14/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A south St. Louis man already in prison for vandalizing and breaking into churches in St. Louis County pleaded guilty to more charges. Frank Zdanowski has pleaded guilty to 12 counts of burglary, 10 counts of stealing and one count of arson for allegedly taking small electronic devices, postage stamps and cash from churches in the City of St. Louis in 2005 and 2006...
Chertoff tours tornado damage in rural Missouri (05/14/08)
SENECA, Mo. -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Tuesday toured tornado-ravaged areas in southwest Missouri, offering condolences and reassurances of federal help. After seeing the damage from a helicopter, Chertoff visited the flattened farmstead that was once home to Betty Geary. The 73-year-old Missouri woman pointed out where different barns and outbuildings had once stood, and to the concrete back steps that are the only part of her house that was still standing...
187 workers at Southern Illinois coal mine laid off (05/14/08)
GALATIA, Ill. -- The owner of a Southern Illinois coal mine says it's laying off 187 workers because of what it calls "sudden, unforeseeable circumstances and physical calamities." American Coal Co. said affected workers at the New Future Mine in Galatia were told of the layoffs Friday...
House votes to block Revenue Dept. fee increases (05/14/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In a rebuke of Gov. Matt Blunt's administration, House members on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a large fee increase charged to businesses obtaining vehicle and driver's license information from state databases. A provision reversing the Department of Revenue's fee increases, which took effect this month, was added to a popular bill intended to protect homeowners from large property tax increases...
Fla. fires destroy 40 homes; arsonists sought (05/14/08)
PALM BAY, Fla. -- Investigators searched Tuesday for one or more arsonists behind a string of stubborn wildfires that have destroyed at least 40 homes on Florida's Atlantic coast. Firefighters in Brevard County were trying for the third day to contain fires that have scorched an estimated 10,000 acres, or more than 15 square miles, in and around the neighboring towns of Palm Bay and Malabar...
Clinton wins W.Va.; Obama still leads race (05/14/08)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton coasted to a large but somewhat symbolic victory in West Virginia on Tuesday, handing Barack Obama one of the worst defeats of the campaign yet scarcely slowing his march toward the Democratic presidential nomination...
High gasoline prices spawning songs, signs, symbolic acts (05/14/08)
PITTSBURGH -- Americans facing rising gasoline and diesel prices are cycling about, saddling up and singing out. Dozens of Alabama students are bicycling up to 10 miles each way to their rural high school. An Indiana man was arrested for belting out a protest song, "Price Gouge'n," from the roof of a convenience store. A sign-maker in Kentucky is riding his horse on business errands...
Farm bill does little for food crisis abroad (05/14/08)
WASHINGTON -- A five-year farm bill in Congress this week does little to address the growing global food crisis. Instead, it diverts money that could be spent feeding the poor abroad to give more subsidies for U.S. farmers now enjoying record high crop prices and incomes...
Anonymous rape tests to be offered nationwide due to federal requirement (05/14/08)
ELKTON, Md. -- Starting next year across the country, rape victims too afraid or too ashamed to go to police can undergo an emergency-room forensic rape exam, and the evidence gathered will be kept on file in a sealed envelope in case they decide to press charges...
New rules from Bush put limits on lawsuits (05/14/08)
WASHINGTON -- Faced with an unfriendly Congress, the Bush administration has found another, quieter way to make it more difficult for consumers to sue businesses over faulty products. It's rewriting the bureaucratic rulebook. Lawsuit limits have been included in 51 rules proposed or adopted since 2005 by agency bureaucrats governing just about everything Americans use: drugs, cars, railroads, medical devices and food...
Bernanke: Financial turmoil easing (05/14/08)
WASHINGTON -- Turmoil in financial markets has eased somewhat, but the situation is still "far from normal," Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday. The central bank has taken a number of unconventional steps -- especially since March, when the credit crisis intensified -- to help squeezed banks and big investment firms overcome problems and try to get credit flowing more freely again...
Myanmar police block aid workers; food piles up (05/14/08)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Police barred foreign aid workers from reaching cyclone survivors in hard-hit areas Tuesday, while emergency food shipments backed up at the main airport for Myanmar's biggest city. Relief workers reported some storm survivors were being given spoiled or poor-quality food rather than nutrition-rich biscuits sent by international donors, adding to fears that the ruling military junta in the Southeast Asian country could be misappropriating assistance...
Vatican: It's OK to believe in aliens (05/14/08)
VATICAN CITY -- Believing that the universe may contain alien life does not contradict a faith in God, the Vatican's chief astronomer said in an interview published Tuesday. The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, was quoted as saying the vastness of the universe means it is possible there could be other forms of life outside Earth, even intelligent ones...
Troops hike to quake-buried Chinese villages (05/14/08)
MIANYANG, China -- Soldiers hiking over landslide-blocked roads reached the epicenter of China's devastating earthquake Tuesday, pulling bodies and a few survivors from collapsed buildings. The death toll of more than 12,000 is certain to rise as the buried are found...
Correction 5/14/08 (05/14/08)
n Due to a scoring error at the Class 3 District 1 track meet in Farmington, the Notre Dame boys team's placement in the standings was incorrect in Sunday's edition. The Bulldogs had 72 points and placed fourth in the field. The top five teams were Sikeston (114 1/2), Potosi (111), North County (79), Notre Dame (72) and Perryville tied Farmington with 62...
Oran, Bernie to play for title (05/14/08)
Alex Chasteen hurled a one-hit complete game to help Oran advance to the Class 1 District 2 championship game Tuesday with an 8-2 win over host Leopold in high school baseball action. Chasteen struck out eleven, walked two and hit four batters. The Eagles Jayden Pobst went 2-4 with a home run, double and four RBIs to provide the offense for Oran...
ND reaches district final with win over Perryville (05/14/08)
Notre Dame sophomore Jake Pewitt has jumped from the bottom of the Notre Dame batting order to the leadoff spot back to the No. 9 hole in his first full varsity season. Pewitt, however, continues to hit well no matter where coach Jeff Graviett pencils him in. He had another strong game Tuesday hitting in the No. 9 spot against Perryville...
Werner places second in Class 4 (05/14/08)
Jackson freshman Tanner Werner knew he was close to the lead on the back nine Tuesday during the Class 4 state championship tournament, but he wasn't certain how close. Werner finished one stroke behind Springfield Central's Kevin Kring and tied for second place with a 1-over-par 145 in the two-day, 36-hole event. He shot a 74 on Tuesday after a 1-under 71 on Monday at Island Green Golf Course in Republic...
Cody Mitchell, Advance golf (05/14/08)
Among the handful of high school golfers who qualified from last week's district tournaments for next week's state tournaments in southwest Missouri, only one did it on the strength of that rare, magical golf feat ˜ the hole in one. Advance senior Cody Mitchell, who was taking his third crack at making the state field after being one of the founding golfers for the school's 2-year-old program, fired a hole in one on the 125-yard, par-3 12th hole at Ste. ...
Resurgent Redhawk helps in 12-4 win over UCA (05/14/08)
For much of the year, it looked like Zak Blemker might have another lost baseball season. What would have made it even worse is that Blemker is a senior. But Blemker has righted the ship just in time as he is heading into the home stretch of his college career with a bang...
Redhawks' Maxwell to undergo third operation on knee (05/14/08)
Southeast Missouri State basketball player Jajuan Maxwell will have his third right knee surgery in the span of one year. Coach Scott Edgar said Tuesday that Maxwell is scheduled for arthroscopic surgery today in Cape Girardeau. Edgar said the surgery is to perform some minor repair work, and he's hopeful that Maxwell will be 100 percent healthy well before the start of practice for next season...
Review: Southeast basketball provides too many passes (05/14/08)
Southeast Missouri State gives away too many free basketball tickets, and it could use a new facility for the women's soccer team. Those are among the observations and comments in the review of the athletic program, which was presented to the university last week. ...
Blues sign top picks from 2005, 2007 drafts (05/14/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues on Tuesday signed a pair of first-round picks from recent drafts, forwards T.J. Oshie and Lars Eller. Oshie, 21, was the 24th overall selection of the 2005 draft. He had delayed signing while helping North Dakota reach three consecutive NCAA Frozen Fours. Eller, 19, was the 13th pick of the 2007 draft...
Cards expect Molina to be disciplined for antics (05/14/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals are expecting Yadier Molina to be disciplined for his antics. After the catcher was ejected for complaining about a ball called on Milwaukee's Corey Hart during the fifth inning of an 8-3 loss Monday night, Molina protested by taking off his gear and leaving it in a pile at the feet of plate umpire Paul Schrieber...
Pirates down Cards 8-4 in 10 innings (05/14/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Ronny Paulino drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run 10th inning for his second crucial hit in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 8-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Troy Glaus hit a three-run home run and Albert Pujols tied it with his eighth in the eighth for the Cardinals, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. Pujols, who had a day off Monday, also walked twice and has reached base in all 40 games...
Welch's videos disclose no new rules violations (05/14/08)
NEW YORK -- Former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh disclosed no new rules violations in the Spygate scandal during his meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or in the tapes that the league released Tuesday. The clips, shown after Walsh's nearly 3 1/2-hour meeting with Goodell, cut between shots of opposing coaches sending in signals and the play that followed...
Sorenstam announces plan to retire (05/14/08)
Annika Sorenstam will retire after the season, ending an LPGA Tour career in which she has won 72 tournaments to date and delivered a defining moment when she teed it up against the men on the PGA Tour. "I think I've achieved more than I ever thought I could," she said during a news conference Tuesday at the Sybase Classic in Clifton, N.J. "I have given it all, and it's been fun."...
Taming children's clutter can be easy with creativity (05/14/08)
Even in the neatest of homes, children's bedrooms are magnets for clutter. Parents battle the constant influx of stuff -- everything from school art projects to gifts from grandparents, hand-me-downs from friends and the plastic toys that come with fast-food meals...
A Harte Appetite: Something to go nuts over (05/14/08)
"I appeal to history," protested Napoleon Bonaparte as he was shipped off to final exile on St. Helena. History's ultimate judgment is still out on the diminutive Corsican, but I submit that from a culinary standpoint he deserves our gratitude. That's because were it not for Napoleon one of the world's greatest indulgences might never have been invented...
Recipe Swap: South Carolina traditions meet Missouri tables (05/14/08)
Our family has just returned home from a trip to the South Carolina coast for my cousin's wedding at the beach. It was an extraordinary time, including family, friends, a gorgeous wedding and lots of fantastic food. While we spent a day in Charleston, I purchased a cookbook featuring many rich Charleston traditions and great seafood recipes. ...
It's indie movies vs. Indy's movie at Cannes fest (05/14/08)
CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival usually starts with a movie that's light and goes down easy. So Wednesday's dark, apocalyptic opening film seemed a puzzling choice — even to the movie's director. "Blindness" by director Fernando Meirelles, whose films include "City of God," and "The Constant Gardener," is about an epidemic of blindness that strikes suddenly and inexplicably, with victims shunted off to a squalid institution. ...
Drew Barrymore uninjured in hit-and-run accident (05/14/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Drew Barrymore was involved in a hit-and-run accident, but instead of staying put, she followed the other driver and took down the license plate number. The 33-year-old actress wasn't injured when her car was rear-ended Monday in West Hollywood, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Kristin Aloma...
George Eudy (05/14/08)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- George W. Eudy, 70, of McClure died Monday, May 12, 2008, at his home. He was born May 10, 1938, in Reynoldsville, Ill., son of Earl Eugene and Viola Wareing Eudy. He and Vivian Twente were married May 31, 1959, in Reynoldsville. Eudy owned and operated Eudy Wheel Alignment in Cape Girardeau 30 years. He was a member of East Cape Baptist Church...
James Hickman (05/14/08)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- James Lowell Hickman, 83, of Marquand died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Claru DeVille Nursing Center in Fredericktown, Mo. He was born Nov. 5, 1924, in Williamsburg, Mo., son of James Bradley and Lucy Ann Qualls Hickman. He and Mary Ruth Sterner were married Aug. 15, 1943...
Ethel McSpadden (05/14/08)
Ethel I. McSpadden, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 12, 2008, at her home. She was born June 3, 1918, near Van Buren, Mo., daughter of John H. and Elsie Green Parkhill. She and Earl E. McSpadden were married May 30, 1936. McSpadden worked 28 years at the former Florsheim Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1980...
Francis Clements (05/14/08)
BIEHLE, Mo. -- Francis L. Clements, 55, of Biehle died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 24, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, son of Lloyd and Agnes Davis Clements. Survivors include his wife, Frances Aleksiak Clements. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Perryville, Mo., with the Rev. Dennis Cebulak officiating. Burial will be private...
Mae Holt (05/14/08)
Mae Smith Holt, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 12, 2008, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born June 19, 1920, in Carbondale, Ill., daughter of Charles C. and Martha A. Belcher Smith. She and Grant T. Holt were married March 6, 1946, at Sikeston, Mo. He died March 23, 1982...
Lee Chambers (05/14/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Lee Anna Chambers, 83, of Chaffee died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 12, 1924, at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Leon Herbert and Alvina Christina Baudendistel Dumey. She and Lee Roy Chambers were married Nov. 22, 1952. He died Aug. 6, 2001...
William Pobst (05/14/08)
William E. "Bill" Pobst, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Oran, Mo., son of Joseph and Lucille Amrhein Pobst. Pobst worked on the river as a licensed tankerman with Southern Towing Co. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral...
Cheryl Parker (05/14/08)
Cheryl Y. Parker, 50, formerly of Jackson, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008, at the home of her mother-in-law in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 6, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, to Delmar and Rose Mary Drum Asher. She and Brent A. Parker were married April 28, 2001. They had lived in Imperial, Mo., the past three years...
Police report 5/14/2008 (05/14/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n A subject is in custody pending formal charges of second-degree assault, property damage and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child...
Out of the past (05/14/08)
25 years ago: May 14, 1983 Members of Cape Girardeau's multipurpose building advisory committee are confident the full Missouri Senate and House will authorize the sale of $225 million in capital improvement bonds now that the Senate's Budget Control Committee has given its OK to the sale...
Correction 5/14/08 (05/14/08)
In an article in Tuesday's newspaper, the time, date and location for the meeting of the North Main Street Levee Improvement District should have been listed as 10 a.m. Friday at the AmerenUE offices at 45 S. Minnesota St. in Cape Girardeau. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Plenty to do (05/14/08)
There were plenty of things to do in Cape Girardeau last weekend. In fact, there's plenty to do every weekend, including the newly announced longer hours and opening of the Glenn House, The Cape River Heritage Museum, the Red House Interpretive Center and Old St. Vincent's Church...
Longer tourism hours (05/14/08)
Chuck Martin, the director of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, believes higher fuel prices may help make Cape Girardeau a regional destination. We tend to agree that many folks in a gas-tank radius might consider visiting Cape Girardeau and nearby attractions more now than in years past...
Speak Out 5/14/08 (05/14/08)
Deceitful action I DON'T know Gerald Jones, Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner, or Jay Purcell, 2nd District commissioner. I don't know or need to know the exact details of what goes on behind the commissioners' doors. We elected these officials to do the work for us. Having said that, I think what Purcell did was unforgivable, deceitful and wrong. His actions were set to lead Jones into a conversation that could be used against him. This is ridiculous...
Online Pet of the Week (05/14/08)
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