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Cape school board coverage to be delayed (05/19/08)
The Cape Girardeau School Board will meet at 6 p.m. today in the administrative offices at 301 N. Clark Ave.Among the items to be discussed is a policy that allows intradistrict transfer of students, meant to help bring stability to transient students by allowing them to stay in their home school after a move within the district. ...
Cape City Council to discuss LaSalle Avenue ordinances (05/19/08)
The Cape Girardeau City Council will meet today to discuss items for the development of roads and businesses in the city. The acquisition of easements for the construction of LaSalle Avenue at the new interchange of Interstate 55 and East Main Street is the first item on the agenda...
I-55 in Pemiscot County down to one lane beginning Tuesday (05/19/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform routine bridge repairs in the southbound lanes. This section of roadway is located at the Route U overpass near Caruthersville. Weather permitting, traffic will be reduced to one lane Tuesday through May 29 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily...
Change of venue for Bloomfield boy accused in killing (05/19/08)
The trial for a southeast Missouri boy accused of killing his neighbor will be moved to St. Louis County. Owen Welty was 13 when he was charged in November 2006 with first-degree murder in the death of 64-year-old Don McCollough, who was killed on his farm near Bloomfield. Welty is now 14 and would be one of the youngest people ever tried as an adult in a Missouri murder case...
Cape County Commissioner Jones seeks to calm park land controversy (05/19/08)
The potential sale of a strip of Cape Girardeau County park land is not a finished deal, Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones told the county's Board of Park Commissioners in a meeting Monday. Jones, appearing before the board for the first time in his new role as supervising commissioner for parks, said he wanted to provide details of the proposed sale and calm the controversy surrounding the sale. ...
Southeast student able to contact family, friends in China (05/19/08)
When Chen Chen, a junior at Southeast Missouri State University, heard about the powerful earthquake in Yingxiu, in southwestern China's Sichuan province, the first call she made was to her mother in Beijing. The second thing Chen made sure to do was get on the Internet and contact the friends and classmates she left behind at Sichuan Normal University, the school she attended before coming to Southeast as part of an international transfer program...
Adult Scouts to receive highest award (05/19/08)
Tony Smee and David Giles, both of Cape Girardeau, will attend the Boy Scout Council's annual dinner to be honored with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition a Boy Scout Council can bestow on an adult volunteer. Smee is the vice president and general manager of ServiceMaster PCS and KMC Construction. ...
Jackson farmers market will begin selling produce in June (05/19/08)
Jackson residents will soon be able to go buy fresh, homegrown produce and handmade items at a farmers market opening in June. The market will be in the center of town. Barton Street will be closed to traffic to offer a place for vendors to sell their produce and handmade items. Vendors will be there from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. two Tuesdays a month from June through August, Sept. 16 and Oct. 21...
Cape County Commission will hear bids today on scrap tire collection (05/19/08)
Southeast Missourian The Cape Girardeau County Commission will hear recommendations on bids for several projects at its meeting today. Recommendations will be heard for bids received for Tuesday's scrap tire collection, set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the county's highway maintenance facility on Highway 34, near the Highway 72 intersection. The county will let residents bring up to 20 tires, including four tractor tires, but limits pick-up and auto tires to those with 17-inch rims...
Community briefs 5/19/08 (05/19/08)
Home expo to be held June 7 at VFW hall A home expo will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at VFW Post 3838, 1049 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau. Attendees can sell items and learn to sell from home. Space is available. For more information, call Debbie at 204-0254...
Area churches join forces to build new home for pastor (05/19/08)
The Rev. Johnny Thomas calls himself the "hood preacher." Others refer to him as South Cape's stabilizing force, a desperately needed servant in an area often forgotten and neglected. For 21 years he's lived in the same house on Hanover Street in an area faced with the harsh realities of poverty. He's broken up fights and officiated funerals of those who lost their lives to violence. He's counseled, encouraged, prayed. The neighborhood is as much as part of him as he is part of it...
About 40 attend historical association luncheon (05/19/08)
The sun stayed out, but the wind died down for the Annual Members Luncheon of the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau. About 40 people gathered in the backyard of the Glenn House to celebrate the historical association's efforts for historic preservation and get a history lesson from Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle about the parts of Southeast Missouri he has researched in order to write his novels...
Central High School receives $10,000 donation for needed items (05/19/08)
Cape Girardeau Central High School was recently selected as a winner of a $10,000 grant from the Goody's Good Deeds for Schools program. The grant program awards $10,000 grants to 50 schools in communities where Goody's stores are located for needed items that schools cannot afford through education funding...
Authorities: Middle school student drowns on field trip to Rend Lake College (05/19/08)
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the death of an Illinois middle school student who drowned during a field trip to a college's aquatics center. Casey Middle School eighth-grader Javon Howard died Friday at Rend Lake College in Ina, Ill...
Sen. Bond says mortgage counselors can stem foreclosures (05/19/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Republican Sen. Kit Bond says a new training program for mortgage counselors is the best way to keep Missouri residents from losing their homes in foreclosure. Bond spoke at a regional training conference for mortgage counselors in downtown St. Louis. The training program is funded by a $180 million federal program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure...
Mo. makes security policies closed record through 2012 (05/19/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Plans for government security systems, state buildings and terrorist attack responses will continue to be closed records in Missouri. Lawmakers passed a bill last week extending that exception to Missouri's Sunshine Law through 2012. The provisions were created in 2002 and 2004 and would have expired at the end of this year...
1 dead, 1 critically wounded in Springfield stabbing (05/19/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A suspect is in custody in a double stabbing that left one man dead and a second critically wounded in southwest Missouri. Hickory County deputies say the stabbing occurred Sunday morning along a rural road near Pittsburg. Investigators say two people from Springfield were stabbed multiple times during a fight with a third person...
Woman struck by light-rail train at Richmond Heights (05/19/08)
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) -- A woman is recovering after being pulled about 20 feet by a MetroLink light-rail train that struck her Monday. Transit agency spokeswoman Dianne Williams says the woman was struck at 9 a.m. at the Richmond Heights station in suburban St. Louis...
St. Louis girl, 4, hit by gunfire (05/19/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 4-year-old St. Louis girl is hospitalized after being shot in an exchange of gunfire. The shooting happened Sunday night. Police say at least two people were shooting at each other along the street. The girl was shot in the leg while sitting in the back seat of a passing car...
Gas prices drive move Missouri commuters to carpools (05/19/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A group that arranges carpools in the St. Louis area says interest is up sharply because of high fuel prices. In the past year, Ridefinders has seen a 33 percent jump in the number of people seeking to share vehicles. Director Joe Wright said before the dramatic rise in gas prices, most people who carpooled had fairly long commutes...
Mo. gov. candidate Steelman wants to ban some abortions (05/19/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Steelman is calling for a special session on abortion legislation. The Missouri Legislature adjourned Friday without passing a bill that would have made it illegal to coerce a woman into having an abortion. That bill also would have expanded the information required to be given to women...
St. Louis student leaves school, but still gets B's and C's (05/19/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A public school student here got mixed marks in a third-quarter progress report recently, receiving credit for being in class 58 times and getting two B's and one C to go along with four F's. There was just one problem: The entire time, the unidentified student was enrolled in a school in Oklahoma, attending classes hundreds of miles from St. Louis...
Boy arrested after firing gun during parade (05/19/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A 13-year-old boy is in custody after firing a weapon at the Annual Annie Malone May Day Parade in downtown St. Louis. The parade drew thousands of spectators who lined the streets to honor Annie Malone, a civic leader who helped St. Louis orphans in the early 1900s...
Missouri House dissension more prevalent with lame ducks (05/19/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two servings of lame duck proved to be a recipe for individualism and internal dissension this year in the Missouri House. First, Gov. Matt Blunt announced just one week after his State of State address that he would not seek re-election this year. The Republican governor's new lame-duck status relieved the Republican-led legislature of the normal election-year pressure to enact his agenda...
Microsoft: New talks for alternative Yahoo deal (05/19/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft Corp. is once again trying to team up with Yahoo Inc. to challenge Internet search and advertising leader Google Inc., although at this point the renewed talks haven't escalated to another attempt to take over Yahoo. The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker disclosed the revived discussions Sunday without providing any specifics about the nature of the deal being explored except to say it involved bolstering the companies' position in the online search and advertising markets.. ...
Kennedy awaiting test results at Boston hospital (05/19/08)
BOSTON -- Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy remained in the hospital Sunday, awaiting test results that could explain why the 76-year-old Democrat suffered a seizure a day earlier. Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital said it would be today at the earliest before the tests were complete, and the hospital and Kennedy's office released no new information about his condition Sunday...
Two Colo. men exchange Taser fire over parking (05/19/08)
BOULDER, Colo. -- It wasn't exactly pistols at 30 paces, but police say a security company supervisor and a restaurateur shot each other with Tasers in a confrontation over parking. Officers said neither man needed medical attention after the Saturday confrontation, but Harvey Epstein, co-owner of Mamacitas restaurant, was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing and using a stun gun...
Polygamist sect cases begin hearings (05/19/08)
SAN ANTONIO -- The more than 400 children, from newborns to teens, forced from a polygamist sect's sprawling ranch during a raid six weeks ago and into foster care have been treated as a single group of abused and at-risk children. Starting today, judges will filter the unruly, chaotic custody dispute into hundreds of individual cases to determine what the parents must do to get their children back or whether their parental rights will be permanently severed...
Forecasters see weak economy even if housing, credit situations improve (05/19/08)
WASHINGTON -- First the good news: The worst of the painful housing slump and the credit crunch might come to an end this year. Now the bad: The economy is likely to weaken further and unemployment will rise. That's the latest outlook from forecasters in a survey to be released today by the National Association for Business Economics, also known by its acronym NABE. It will take time for any rays of light to poke through the economic clouds, though...
McCain's national finance co-chair resigns (05/19/08)
WASHINGTON -- John McCain's national finance co-chairman has stepped down, the latest casualty of a presidential campaign eager to cauterize damage caused by its ties to lobbyists. Former Texas Rep. Thomas G. Loeffler, one of McCain's key fundraisers, resigned in the wake of a new McCain policy on conflicts of interest that required campaign volunteers to disclose their lobbying connections...
Workers clean up La. derailment, acid spill (05/19/08)
LAFAYETTE, La. -- Thousands of people remained evacuated from their homes Sunday as hazardous material workers cleaned up hydrochloric acid that spilled when six train cars derailed a day earlier. Saturday's derailment spread a toxic cloud over the city. Five people, including two railroad workers, were sent to a hospital and treated after complaining of skin and eye irritation, State Police Trooper David Anderson said...
Fear, secrecy kept 1950 Korean mass killings hidden (05/19/08)
SEOUL, South Korea -- One journalist's bid to report mass murder in South Korea in 1950 was blocked by his British publisher. Another correspondent was denounced as a possibly treasonous fabricator when he did report it. In South Korea, down the generations, fear silenced those who knew...
China holding 3 days of mourning for quake victims; torch relay suspended (05/19/08)
BEICHUAN, China -- China will spend three days marking the moment when tens of thousands died in a devastating earthquake, while hope of finding more trapped survivors dwindled Sunday and preventing hunger and disease became more pressing. The government announced an official mourning period starting today and asked China's 1.3 billion people to observe three minutes of silence starting at 2:28 p.m. -- exactly one week after the quake killed an estimated 50,000...
Myanmar leader makes first visit to relief camp (05/19/08)
YANGON, Myanmar -- The leader of Myanmar's ruling junta made his first visit to a refugee camp Sunday, patting the heads of babies and shaking hands with cyclone survivors, amid growing international criticism over the government's handling of the crisis...
U.S. soldier removed from Iraq for shooting at Quran (05/19/08)
BAGHDAD -- An American sniper was removed from Iraq after he used a copy of the Quran for target practice, the military said Sunday, a day after a U.S. commander held a formal ceremony apologizing to Sunni tribal leaders. The elaborate ceremony -- in which one U.S. officer kissed a new copy of Islam's holy book before giving it to the tribal leaders -- reflected the military's eagerness to stave off anger among Sunni Arabs it has been cultivating as allies...
12 die in South Africa, anti-foreigner violence 'spreading like wildfire' (05/19/08)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Emmerson Ziso fled hunger and repression in neighboring Zimbabwe, but now he wants to go back. Even his violent, chaotic homeland seems a haven compared to Johannesburg, where weekend attacks on foreigners left at least 12 dead...
Bin Laden lashes out at Arab leaders (05/19/08)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Osama bin Laden released a new message Sunday accusing Arab leaders of sacrificing the Palestinians and calling on Muslim militants in Egypt to help break the blockade of Gaza. Bin Laden called Arab leaders "agents of the crusaders" and "wolves" in the audio message posted on an Islamic militant Web site where al-Qaida leaders have issued past statements. He portrayed the citizens of Arab nations as herds of sheep who have been handed over to the wolves to look after them...
Redhawks still can turn so-so season into good one (05/19/08)
The regular season wasn't nearly as good as the Southeast Missouri State baseball team expected. In fact, it was mediocre as the Redhawks never could find consistency — primarily with their pitching staff — and finished below .500 overall and in Ohio Valley Conference play...
Oran's Campbell will play baseball at Southeast (05/19/08)
Oran High School senior Kody Campbell said he has been a fan of Southeast Missouri State baseball for more than half of his young life. "I've been going to watch their games since I was 7 or 8 years old," Campbell said. Beginning next season, Campbell will be able to follow Southeast baseball from a different perspective -- as a member of the team...
Fanspeak 5/19/08 (05/19/08)
SEMO love I WAS just wondering why the SEMO Conference baseball selections were hidden in another article. These players are some of the best players in the area in a very tough conference. Who would have looked under the headline "Verticchio will guide Delta girls" for the conference selections? I just thought the selections should have had their own section...
Celtics show Cavs, LeBron to exit with win in Game 7 (05/19/08)
BOSTON -- Paul Pierce hit a shot. Then LeBron James answered. Pierce hit another and so did James. It was like that all game long, two of the NBA's best trying to carry their teams to the next round. Pierce and the Boston Celtics succeeded, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-92 on Sunday...
Cardinals dedicate Stan Musial Drive in ceremony (05/19/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals dedicated Stan Musial Drive on Sunday, renaming the street in front of Busch Stadium in honor of the franchise's greatest player. Musial, 87, has been in ill health and arrived at the pre-game dedication ceremony in a golf cart wearing a red jacket and Cardinals cap while his wife, Lillian, sat in a wheelchair. ...
Hornets, Spurs play Game 7 tonight (05/19/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- If the young New Orleans Hornets are nervous about tonight's Game 7 against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, it didn't show after practice Sunday Tyson Chandler joked that having three days off after Thursday's Game 6 loss helped his conditioning because he was able to spend more time with his 2-year-old daughter...
Cardinals pay tribute to Musial with thrilling comeback (05/19/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals honored Stan Musial in a pre-game ceremony, attaching his name to the street in front of the stadium. Then they made Stan the Man proud on the field. "It sounds corny, but we talked about it," manager Tony La Russa said after a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. "We wanted to play a game that Stan would enjoy."...
Foyt bumps way into Indy 500 field (05/19/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A.J. Foyt IV had to deal with wind and then fire Sunday before his starting spot in the 92nd Indianapolis 500 was secure. At least it didn't rain. The grandson of four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt began the final day of qualifying for the May 25 race as a nonqualifier, needing to bump his way into the 33-car field...
Ochoa resumes her winning ways at Sybase Classic (05/19/08)
Lorena Ochoa found a new way to win, grinding it out instead of running away from the field. A day after leaving the retiring Annika Sorenstam in her wake, Ochoa overcame a balky putter to shoot a 1-under 71 for a one-stroke victory over five players Sunday for her third straight victory in the rain-shortened Sybase Classic in Clifton, N.J...
Penguins first to reach Cup final (05/19/08)
PITTSBURGH -- Sid and The Kids are off to the Stanley Cup finals, thanks to a dominating run by a younger-than-young Pittsburgh Penguins team that has taken only two seasons to transform itself from one of the NHL's worst to one of its best. Ryan Malone, the one Penguins player with firsthand memories of the team's two previous Stanley Cup appearances, scored twice and set up a third goal, and Pittsburgh routed Philadelphia 6-0 Sunday to win the Eastern Conference finals...
'Prince Caspian' pushes 'Iron Man' off throne (05/19/08)
LOS ANGELES -- "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" dethroned "Iron Man" as ruler at the box office, pulling down $56.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co.'s action sequel took in less domestically in its opening weekend than "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe," which sold $65.6 million in North America in its debut weekend in December 2005. "Caspian" also raked in $20.7 million overseas...
Broadcasters make limited plans for upcoming season (05/19/08)
NEW YORK -- Jimmy Kimmel knows how to deliver an industry joke with some sting, as he proved to advertisers getting a first look at ABC's fall schedule last week. "Here at ABC we are very excited about both of our new shows," Kimmel said to knowing laughs...
Food stamp recipients struggle through the month (05/19/08)
CHICAGO -- Danielle Brown stands outside a South Side market at midnight, braving the spring chill for her first chance to buy groceries since her food stamps ran out nearly two weeks ago. For days, Brown has been turning cans of "whatever we got in the cabinet" into breakfast, lunch and dinner for her children, ages 1 and 3, who finished off the last of the milk and cereal long ago...
People on the move 5/19/08 (05/19/08)
Financial adviser invited to conference in Phoenix Edward Jones financial adviser Donna J. Domian of Cape Girardeau was recognized with an invitation to the firm's annual managing partner conference in Phoenix. The three-day meeting brings the firm's most successful representatives together with managing partner James Weddle for talks on the firm's future and challenges facing the financial services industry...
Recycling options lag behind compact fluorescent push (05/19/08)
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. -- It's a message being drummed into the heads of homeowners everywhere: Swap out those incandescent lights with longer-lasting compact fluorescent bulbs and cut your electric use. Governments, utilities, environmentalists and, of course, retailers everywhere are spreading the word...
Memo 5/19/08 (05/19/08)
Workforce Investment Board holds open house The Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri will hold an open house for its new offices from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at 760 S. Kingshighway, Suite C. The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting at 1:30 p.m. The WIB moved from offices in the Marquette Tower in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Joseph Essex (05/19/08)
PULASKI, Ill. — Joseph William (Joe) Essex, 88, of Pulaski died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at his home. He was born June 27, 1919, in Pulaski, son of Joseph Oliver and Ethel Hennington Essex. He and Ora L. Schukar were married April 26, 1941, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Olmsted, Ill...
Ruby Doughty (05/19/08)
Ruby Doughty Ruby Anita Doughty, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery...
Ruby Sams (05/19/08)
CAIRO, Ill. — Ruby Sams, 91, of Cairo died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Potts officiating. Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge...
Herbert Amberger (05/19/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Herbert T. Amberger, 78, of Perryville died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Perry Oaks Manor. He was born April 13, 1930, in Belgique, Mo., son of Otto Joseph and Ella A. Phillips Amberger. He and Leila May Mueller were married April 19, 1974. She died April 25, 2007...
Betty Wages (05/19/08)
WILLIAMSVILLE, Mo. — Betty June Wages, 75, of Williamsville died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Wages was born Dec. 17, 1932, in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., daughter of Russell A. and Mary E. (Hagan) Stokely. She and Marion E. Wages were married Sept. 25, 1958...
Daniel Straubel (05/19/08)
Dr. Daniel Charles Straubel succumbed to injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident May 14, 2008, on Lindy Road near Thompsonville, Mich. He was 72 years old. The son of Anna and Willard Straubel, Dan was raised with eight brothers and sisters in a house just north of Frankfort, Mich., without running water and about the size of a two-car garage. ...
Mary Jestus (05/19/08)
Mary Ella Jestus, age 82, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Cairo, Ill., passed away peacefully Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 24, 1925, in Barlow, Ky., daughter of Doug and Julia Baker Moore. She and Charles Lewis Jestus were married in 1945, and he passed away in August 1975...
Fire report 5/19/08 (05/19/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following incidents Saturday: n At 7:41 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Green Acres Drive. n At 8:18 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2200 block of Hillbrook Drive. n At 8:26 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Themis Street...
Police report 5/19/08 (05/19/08)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n A subject is in custody pending formal charges for domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon. n A subject is in custody pending formal charges for false declaration...
Out of the past 5/19/08 (05/19/08)
25 years ago: May 19, 1983 Increased state funding is an overriding need at Southeast Missouri State University, school officials tell State Sen. Norman L. Merrell during a meeting of the university's board of regents; Merrell questions university officials for about 30 minutes on various needs...
Drury talks about county land deal (05/19/08)
For Dan Drury, the offer Midamerica Hotels made to Cape Girardeau County for a 70-foot-wide strip of County Park North is just a business deal. While he's not ready to announce exactly what will be built on the land adjacent to Interstate 55 on the north side of U.S. 61, Drury promised that it would burnish rather than tarnish the image of both the Cape Girardeau-Jackson community and his company...
Keeping up with the county commission (05/19/08)
One week ago today, the Cape Girardeau County Commission held a highly productive meeting, beginning with devoting nearly an hour to residents hoping to stop a proposed quarry on County Road 318. Despite the unexpected appearance of the residents, the commissioners were able to get the agenda back on track, unanimously approving a new purchasing policy and informally agreeing to update the county's employee handbook...
University tuition (05/19/08)
Southeast Missouri State University provided information last week that showed its tuition is rising faster than most other public universities in the state, but the university still charges the lowest tuition of all the state's public schools at $208.50 per credit hour, or about $2,500 per semester for the typical student...
Speak Out 5/19/08 (05/19/08)
Sneaky recording SECRETLY RECORDING a conversation between two people seems sneaky. It's also a way to set up another person and lead them into a self-damaging recording. How can two commissioners ride together from Jackson to Jefferson City and not talk business? The portion of the recording I heard sounded like a personality conflict and was childish on the part of both commissioners. ...
They're Truckin'! (05/19/08)
Between the two of them, Billy Mercer and his wife Patti smoked three to four packs of cigarettes a day. Both are 33 years old and have smoked since they were teenagers. Not only was the nicotine habit affecting their health, it was also affecting their pocketbook...
Extra! Extra! Kent Library Acquires Collection of Cape Girardeau Weekly Argus (05/19/08)
A once hidden gem has found its way back home thanks to an Illinois man and a donation from the Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society and the Southeast Missouri State University Center for Regional History. The Society and the Center have recently given original copies of the Cape Girardeau Weekly Argus dating from June 1863 to June 1871 to Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library, where they are now housed in Special Collections and Archives, said Dr. ...
Lady (05/19/08)
This was the best dog in the entire world. We had her for about 13 years. We finally had to have her put down because of worms, and she was going blind. She was always playful, she'd play catch, but never return the ball. We miss her lots!
Jack (05/19/08)
My Christmas present from my mom. He's so rambunctious and energetic. He's stolen our family's hearts!
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