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Three people charged with aiding two inmates' escape from Stoddard County jail (05/22/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- As a Dexter man is back behind the jail bars he allegedly escaped from earlier this week, charges were filed Wednesday morning against three for their roles in helping the man, as well as another inmate, escape. John "Kacy" Jones, 37, and Manuel Ajanel, 24, of Dexter, allegedly escaped from the Stoddard County Jail through an air conditioning duct in the cell block area at about 10:30 p.m. Monday...
Highway 51 in Bollinger County, U.S. 61 in Cape County reduced starting Tuesday (05/22/08)
Highway 51 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction while MoDOT crews cut brush along the roadway. This section of roadway is located from Highway 72 to Route A.Weather permitting, the work will take place Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. ...
Scott County officials discuss several issues, including following the Sunshine Law (05/22/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners met with the county's other elected officials to discuss a variety of topics during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger described the gathering as "more or less a meeting to let you know what our thoughts are and where we're headed and what we need to keep doing."...
Jackson High School graduation moved to Show Me Center (05/22/08)
Jackson High School announced today that tonight's graduation has been moved to the Show Me Center instead of the Jackson football stadium due to weather concerns.Graduation takes place at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., which is when seniors need to report to the Show Me Center....
Butler County EMA director withdraws from race (05/22/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Faced with retaining his job or withdrawing as a candidate for sheriff, Rick Sliger decided to continue working as the director of the Butler County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. Sliger's withdrawal leaves only two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for sheriff in the Aug. 5 primary election. They are Sheriff Mark Dobbs and challenger Charles Sisk, a retired Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant. No Democrats filed for sheriff...
Arraignment set for Jackson nanny accused of child abuse (05/22/08)
Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp ruled during a one-hour hearing Wednesday morning that Tracy L. Poston must appear for arraignment next month at Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson. Poston, of Jackson, faces charges of deliberately inflicting a head injury to an infant she watched at her home day care business...
Jackson's power plant gets an upgrade (05/22/08)
Without disrupting service to customers, five new high-voltage circuit breakers were installed in Jackson's main power plant's substation over the course of two days earlier this week. The city replaced four old oil-cooled circuit breakers with five vacuum-style breakers that are also capable of automatically resetting circuits. The city bought the equipment last year for $100,000...
Cape Central names new football coach (05/22/08)
Cape Central High School has named Rich Payne at its new head football coach. The official news release from Central ... "Cape Central High School is pleased to announce the appointment of Rich Payne as the head coach of the Cape Central Tiger Football Team. ...
Alternative School scholarship named for founder (05/22/08)
Jake Umphlett will graduate tonight from Jackson High School. Since his freshman year, Umphlett has attended classes at the high school and in a renovated house nearby called the Alternative School. Like most graduates he will have no reason to come back and visit the institution that shaped and formed his adult life...
100-Mile Yard Sale begins today (05/22/08)
Businesses and officials are preparing for the 10th annual 100-Mile Yard Sale this Memorial Day weekend with special events and caution. The extra activity from the yard sale on Highway 25 always causes safety concerns because of the stop-and-go nature of the traffic and pedestrians...
Fire destroys East Prairie's Big Book Club (05/22/08)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- The Big Book Club in rural East Prairie, a private club so well-known in and around Mississippi County that some might call it a landmark -- burned to the ground in an early morning fire Sunday. "We got a call at 4:51 a.m.," said Mark Smithson, chief of the East Prairie Fire Department...
Weather delays opening of Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park (05/22/08)
LESTERVILLE, Mo. -- Recent winter weather and repeated flooding will delay the anticipated opening of the shut-ins for public use at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park near Lesterville, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday. The original opening date was Memorial Day weekend; the new goal is June 26...
Ste. Genevieve woman killed in Tuesday afternoon crash (05/22/08)
A Ste. Genevieve woman died Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 west of St. Mary, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Nichole Roark, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the crash, which happened about 3:10 p.m. ...
Cape County government controversy (05/22/08)
Click on the links for stories relating to the recent string of controversies over closed meetings, secret recordings and misconduct in the Cape Girardeau County government. Videos of contentious commission meetings and audio clips of Commissioner Jay Purcell's secret recordings are also available below...
Cape transfer policy a 'gray area' (05/22/08)
Ambiguity surrounds a policy that allows some students to attend schools outside of their attendance zone, Cape Girardeau School Board members argued this week. Frequently, students who move within the district are allowed to stay at their original school to cut down on problems adjusting to a new school. Policy allows the superintendent or principal to grant such exceptions if parents provide transportation...
Region briefs 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
Ste. Genevieve woman killed in Tuesday crash STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. — A Ste. Genevieve woman died Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 west of St. Mary, Mo., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Nichole Roark, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the crash, which happened about 3:10 p.m. ...
MoDOT plans new interchange near Poplar Bluff (05/22/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — The accident-prone intersection at Highways 67, 158 and 160 nine miles south of Poplar Bluff will be replaced with an interchange during a four-laning project that is on the state's proposed five-year transportation improvement program, but Butler County officials would like to see quicker safety enhancements to reduce the number of deaths and injuries...
Community briefs 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
Eakins descendants gather for reunion Descendants of Scott and Carolina Achtermann Eakins will gather from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Capaha Park shelter No. 1 in Cape Girardeau for their annual family reunion. The reunion is typically held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. ...
Injuries reported in I-55 crash near Perryville (05/22/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Minor injuries have been reported from a crash involving two tractor-trailers near Perryville, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The crash happened about 5 p.m. on Interstate 55 near the Ste. Genevieve County-Perry County line...
Sinkhole problem may level off (05/22/08)
The threat of sinkholes is expected to level off as the river level declines, according to Ken Eftink, Cape Girardeau's director of development services. The prediction comes as the sinkhole task force of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the city of Cape Girardeau and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources finishes its draft report on the causes of the recent wave of 20 sinkholes...
Drug investigation nets between 30 and 50 arrests near Fort Leonard Wood (05/22/08)
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- Between 30 and 50 people have been arrested on state and federal drug charges in a sting near Fort Leonard Wood that resulted in the discovery of what is believed to be military munitions. During the two-year investigation, an undercover state trooper purchased heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and ecstasy...
Butler auto dealer offers gun to buyers (05/22/08)
BUTLER, Mo. (AP) -- A western Missouri car dealership is offering a free handgun with the purchase of a vehicle. Car buyers at Max Motors in Butler have a choice -- a $250 coupon for either a gun or gasoline. Dealer owner Walt Moore said that so far, most buyers have chosen the gun coupon, adding that he suggests they opt for a semiautomatic model because they hold more rounds...
'Hill' residents say highway expansion encroaching on lives (05/22/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ten years into their dream home in 1968, the Valli family had to move the house 40 feet to make way for Interstate 44, which took 100 homes as it divided the city's famed Italian neighborhood known as "The Hill." Over the years, the family was among those who begged the Missouri Department of Transportation to plant trees to block the sound of incessant vehicle traffic...
Missouri woman, 77, dies in ATV accident (05/22/08)
PALMYRA, Mo. (AP) -- A 77-year-old northeast Missouri woman is dead following an all-terrain vehicle accident at her rural home. Ellen Pennewell died at the scene of the accident Wednesday near Palmyra, about 110 miles north of St. Louis. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Pennewell was riding a 2002 Honda ATV up a hill on private property when it overturned and pinned her to the ground. She was found by a relative...
Another security breach prompts changes at Lambert (05/22/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A fourth security breach in less than a month is prompting changes at Lambert Airport in St. Louis. The latest incident happened Saturday night when a passenger re-entered the gate area through an exit without going through security. An alarm later sounded, and the woman was escorted out...
Mo. to control St. Louis schools for additional 3 years (05/22/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state Board of Education has voted to extend its control over St. Louis public schools for an additional three years and to suspend a struggling charter school. The action Thursday means Missouri's largest school district will remain under state supervision until June 30, 2011...
Shawn Hornbeck Foundation dissolved by state (05/22/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The Shawn Hornbeck Foundation has been dissolved by the state because of paperwork problems, but its members continue to pursue their mission of finding missing children. The foundation was dissolved in late December after its administrators failed to file an annual report with the Missouri secretary of state's office, according to a letter the office sent to the foundation...
St. Louis group wins animal shelter makeover (05/22/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim can claim a lot of achievements in the 10 years he started changing the pet landscape here with a devoted band of volunteers. Armed with the "Miracle Dog," Quentin, who inexplicably survived death by gas chamber in 2003, Grim persuaded St. Louis and other cities to end the means of execution...
Conservationists auction off frog naming rights online (05/22/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A girl has to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince, but how to interpret the gesture when the prince makes a bid to name a frog in her honor? That's one possible scenario, thanks to a new online auction allowing a high bidder to win the right to name a frog species...
Documents reveal Missouri license records fee increase set to pay for computer system (05/22/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A sharp fee increase for state vehicle and driver's license records appears to have been set to pay for the cost of a new computer system -- a justification not allowed under Missouri's open-records law. The Missouri Department of Revenue this month began charging $7 each for license records -- up significantly from its previous $1.25 charge. ...
American Airlines to charge for first checked bag (05/22/08)
NEW YORK -- For some time now, cash-strapped airlines have been doing away with once-complimentary perks such as earphones, meals and extra legroom in exit rows. Now the largest U.S. carrier is testing the limits of passengers' willingness to pay for extras, announcing plans to start charging $15 for what many fliers consider a downright necessity: a single checked bag...
Big Oil executives defend profits before irate senators (05/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- On a day oil prices leaped to unheard-of highs, senators lined up Big Oil's biggest executives and pummeled them with complaints that they're pretending to be "hapless victims" while raking in record profits. "Where is the corporate conscience?" Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked the top executives of the five largest U.S. oil companies...
Ted Kennedy leaves Mass. hospital, goes to Cape Cod (05/22/08)
BOSTON -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy gave a thumbs up to well-wishers and kisses to relatives as he walked out of the hospital Wednesday, a day after learning he has a cancerous brain tumor. A square bandage at the back of his head marked the spot where doctors performed a biopsy Monday that led them to diagnose the Massachusetts Democrat with malignant glioma. Experts say such tumors are almost always fatal...
Mix-up means second vote on House override of farm bill veto (05/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- The House overwhelmingly rejected President Bush's veto Wednesday of a $290 billion farm bill, but because of a mistake the bill has to be voted on again. Only hours before the House's 316-108 vote, Bush had vetoed the five-year measure, saying it was too expensive and gave too much money to wealthy farmers when farm incomes are high. The Senate then was expected to follow suit quickly...
Last surviving Brown v. Board plaintiff dies (05/22/08)
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The last surviving plaintiff in Topeka's Brown v. Board of Education case, which led to the historic 1954 Supreme Court ruling outlawing segregation in public schools, has died at 88. Zelma Henderson died Tuesday in Topeka, six weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer...
McCaskill to appear on Colbert show (05/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Claire McCaskill will trade wits with comedian Stephen Colbert next week when she appears as a guest on his popular Comedy Central show. The Missouri Democrat says she's doing it as a birthday gift for her 19-year-old-daughter, who is a big fan of the program...
Obama and Clinton chart endgame to primary battle (05/22/08)
NEW YORK -- Two weeks before the final primary in their marathon battle, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton were campaigning hard Wednesday. Both were in Florida, but their goals could hardly have been more different -- or said more about how each one hopes to bring their historic race to a close...
Scientists win 'astronomy lottery,' see star's explosive death (05/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- In a stroke of cosmic luck, astronomers for the first time witnessed the start of one of the universe's most fiery events: the end of a star's life as it exploded into a supernova. On Jan. 9, astronomers used a NASA X-ray satellite to spy on a star already well into its death throes, when another star in the same galaxy started to explode. ...
U.N. chief goes to Myanmar to lobby junta to allow aid (05/22/08)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Myanmar today for the diplomatic challenge of a lifetime -- persuading the ruling generals to let in a torrent of foreign assistance for cyclone victims. The U.N. chief departed from Bangkok early today, after telling reporters hours earlier that Myanmar was facing a "critical moment."...
China grapples with political aftershocks (05/22/08)
XINHUA, China -- Chinese leaders moved to contain the political aftershocks of last week's deadly earthquake, promising a big rebuilding fund, reining in the recently aggressive media and trying to keep despair from turning to anger in the disaster zone...
Facts about disputed Golan Heights (05/22/08)
The territorial dispute between Israel and Syria centers on the Golan Heights. Here are facts about the territory: — LOCATION: Plateau on the southwestern corner of Syria overlooking Sea of Galilee and northern Israel. — SIZE: At 485 square miles, the Golan Heights is roughly one-third the size of Rhode Island...
Aussies deal with too many roos, too few devils (05/22/08)
CANBERRA, Australia -- Too many kangaroos, too few Tasmanian devils. Two of the country's beloved icons are challenging Australians' thinking on wildlife management. Researchers are trying to battle a cancer epidemic among Tasmanian devils, and on Wednesday they were listed as endangered. At the same time, an abundance of kangaroos has prompted the government to begin administering lethal injections to 400 of the animals...
Mexican donkey released after being jailed for assault (05/22/08)
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico -- A Mexican donkey has been freed from jail after doing time for acting like a jackass. The Televisa network on Wednesday showed "Blacky" gobbling food from a bucket after spending three days in a jail that normally holds people for public drunkenness and other disturbances...
Sadr City calm after Iraqi troops move in (05/22/08)
BAGHDAD -- With not a Shiite fighter in sight, shoppers crowded through markets and cars packed the streets in Baghdad's Sadr City on Wednesday -- a positive early sign for Iraqi forces in their bid to impose control following a truce with the militia in its stronghold...
Israel, Syria engage in indirect peace talks (05/22/08)
JERUSALEM — Israel and Syria unexpectedly announced Wednesday the resumption of peace talks after an eight-year break, saying they have been speaking indirectly through Turkish mediators "in order to achieve the goal of comprehensive peace."...
Scott City pulls off another thriller (05/22/08)
PIEDMONT — Scott City senior Ryan Modglin wonders why teams keep intentionally walking him in late-game situations, opting instead to pitch to cleanup hitter Cody Carlyle. "Carlyle's hitting it every time they intentionally walk me," Modglin said. "There's no need to intentionally walk me if we're just going to score runs. Carlyle is one of the better hitters I've ever seen. He just puts the ball in play. Whenever we need a big hit, he just seems to come through."...
Ludwick, Glaus lift Cardinals to 11-3 win over Padres (05/22/08)
SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Ludwick and Troy Glaus both drove in three runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Things continued to get worse for the last-place Padres, who lost pitcher Chris Young and catcher Josh Bard to injuries in a span of two batters in the third inning...
Oran puts away Valle in six innings (05/22/08)
STE. GENEVIEVE — Alex Chasteen started Wednesday's Class 1 state quarterfinal game on the mound for Oran. And he finished it in the sixth inning by slugging a double to center field, capping the Eagles' 13-3 victory against Valle Catholic. Oran (23-4) advanced to next week's final four at Meador Park in Springfield. The Eagles will face Stoutland (20-2) at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the semifinal round. Santa Fe (18-0) and New Haven (17-2) complete the tournament field...
Oran returns to familiar spot (05/22/08)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- A trip to the Class 1 final four is all in a season's expectations for the Oran baseball program. But for this year's group of Eagles, it was sweeter to earn that trip with a beat down of the team that denied them in last year's quarterfinal round...
Renfrow tosses gem as Redhawks win OVC opener (05/22/08)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Dustin Renfrow believes he has thrown the baseball just as well this season as he did a year ago. For whatever reason, the results have not been there. But Southeast Missouri State's senior right-hander had everything going his way Wednesday night in arguably the most important game of the Redhawks' campaign...
Area digest 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
James wins modified division at Race Park Billy James won the late models class at Benton Race Park last weekend. Other winners were Brian Worley in modified, Mark Todd in pure street and Justin MCallister in pro-4. Essery cards ace at Dalhousie Matt Essery of Chicago fired his first career hole in one Sunday at Dalhousie Golf Club...
Padres' HR clips Cards (05/22/08)
SAN DIEGO -- Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, a rare clutch hit for San Diego that carried the Padres to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals but came too late to give Greg Maddux the victory Tuesday night. The win was just the fifth in 16 games for the Padres (17-30), who continue to have the worst record in the majors. St. Louis' three-game winning streak ended...
Lease deal could hold key to Rams' future (05/22/08)
ST. LOUIS -- For a town with an already fragile psyche when it comes to the NFL, news that the Rams might be on the sale block left St. Louis shaken. But the team's future may come down to whether there is a willingness to spend millions upgrading the Edward Jones Dome or even build a new stadium...
Three-run homer buries Pineiro, Cards (05/22/08)
SAN DIEGO -- Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a ball as well as anyone can at Petco Park, and still lowered his head and ran hard out of the batter's box. His three-run homer sailed well beyond the fence in straightaway center, a rare clutch hit that carried the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals late Tuesday night...
Returning to earth (05/22/08)
May 22, 2008 Dear DC, Two ferries and 4 1/2 hours were required to transfer my car and me from the state of Washington to Vancouver, British Columbia. I could have driven up I-5 much quicker, but ferries are part of the Northwest experience. As I exited the car on one, a young Canadian said, "Missouri, eh? How d'you like our islands?" Getting around by ferry all the time must be like living at a theme park, I said. He laughed that clipped Canadian laugh...
'Indiana Jones' and the computer-generated jungle (05/22/08)
SAN FRANCISCO — In these hallowed halls, Indiana Jones almost seems out of place. A banner with a two-dimensional cutout of the swashbuckling archaeologist swings through the lobby of Industrial Light and Magic, where life-size replicas of Darth Vader and Boba Fett from "Star Wars" stand guard...
Indiana rules the kingdom of the crystal skull (05/22/08)
By Bart Elfrink Let me get two things off my chest right up front. First, I love the original three Indiana Jones films, Temple of Doom being my favorite. Second, I have never seen an Indiana Jones film in a theater. I am 30 years old now, so that would have made me about 6 or 7 when Temple of Doom came out, and I cared more about Ghostbusters and Gremlins at that particular time in my life...
Illinois painter raises AIDS awareness through art (05/22/08)
One trip to Nigeria changed Illinois artist John Borden Gabb's life forever. According to the Faith Alive Foundation, who contacted Gabb about traveling to Nigeria, more than 3.6 million people are infected with HIV/AIDS. Nearly 2 million children have been orphaned as a result of the AIDS epidemic and 70 percent of Nigerians live on less than $1 a day. ...
Chan's Restaurant offers Chinese cuisine and experience (05/22/08)
Chan's Restaurant is Chinese top to bottom from the Oriental music in the background to the chefs in the back room -- all of which are originally from China. Framed pictures of origami shapes fashioned from dollar bills hang on the walls and artwork of cartoon children representing the spirit of the 2008 Beijing Olympics hang throughout the restaurant...
Best-sellers 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
1. "Audition" by Barbara Walters 2. "The Hollow" by Nora Roberts 3. "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer 4. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow 5. "The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4" by Rick Riordan...
REVIEW: What happens in Vegas should have stayed there (05/22/08)
My wife recently asked me to name my top three guilty pleasures, and having no problems with my masculinity, I told her that No. 1 on my list was cheesy romantic comedies. I like them all, from the Julia Roberts movies to "Sex and the City," I can't get enough of the chick-flick. So I was looking forward to seeing "What Happens in Vegas" over the weekend...
New on DVD 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
"National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" Nicolas Cage takes the current president hostage in his quest to clear an ancestor in the assassination of another. Cage scored his latest blockbuster hit with this "National Treasure" follow-up, reprising his role as a historian and treasure-hunter who traipses around the world sorting out clues that will help exonerate one of his forebears of conspiracy in the death of Abraham Lincoln. ...
ARTifacts 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
Missouri bike trail gets national acclaim @SL_body_copy_ragged:Missouri's Katy Trail State Park has been inducted into the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's new Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a national not-for-profit organization that works with communities to preserve unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails. ...
Good bets 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
LIVE MUSIC Ivas John Band Weekly gig from Illinois bluesman. Where: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape When: 8 p.m. to midnight today Stooges Doug Rees with special guest Vinnie James. Where: Stooges, Jackson...
St. Louis cooks up Memorial Day bash (05/22/08)
Let someone else do the grilling this Memorial Day. The ninth annual Rib America Festival returns to downtown St. Louis on Friday through Monday with music, food and fun. Dozens of teams fire up the grills and slap on the meat to celebrate an American tradition...
On a winning note: Foster McGinty's EP won the online CD contest (05/22/08)
Spring is upon us. Along with the many people who are planting flowers and tending to their gardens, Foster McGinty is preparing to plant his own seeds across the Midwest. Foster McGinty and his band, David Butler (drums) and Seth Myers (bass guitar), are taking a break from the East Coast to perform eight shows in the Midwest next month for their summer tour that McGinty refers to as the "Johnny Appleseed Tour."...
Worth the drive 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
Less than 1 hour Riverside Park, Murphysboro, Ill. The wineries of Southern Illinois join together this weekend for the first Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Wine and Arts Festival. As the name implies, there will be wine and art, but the festival covers more with concerts by Ivas John, Bourbon Nights and bluegrass and blues all day Saturday. ...
REVIEW: Scarlett Johansson's CD proves she should keep her day job (05/22/08)
Memo to lovely, young actresses: Just because you're a performer who looks beautiful on camera does not mean you can sing. Scarlett Johansson is undoubtedly young and lovely. But if she can sing, she doesn't show it on her debut album. A collection of Tom Waits covers, "Anywhere I Lay My Head" would have been tricky for an experienced musician. Johansson is not an experienced musician. She was offered the opportunity after recording a Gershwin song for a benefit album...
Folk artist Vinnie James sings about contemporary issues (05/22/08)
If this week's Tunes at Twilight artist Vinnie James doesn't seem like your normal, everyday folk musician, it's because he isn't. The Glasgow, Scotland, native describes his style as "concrete folk," an approach in which the music has a tell-it-like-it-is angle on current events in an acoustic setting...
Lavern Dodson (05/22/08)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Carolyn Lavern Dodson, 45, of Matthews died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Close to Home in Matthews. She was born Jan. 21, 1963, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Doyle and Wanda Cochran Crowden. Survivors include a son, Tyler Dodson of Texas; her mother, Wanda James of Essex, Mo.; two brothers, Donnie Crowden of Benton, Mo., Cliff Crowden of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Beverly Crowden of Cape Girardeau, Kristi Petty of Essex; and maternal grandmother, Gertrude Cochran of Dexter, Mo...
Huey Cook (05/22/08)
Huey D. Cook, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Jan. 27, 1920, in Sedgewickville, Mo., son of Amaziah and Dicy Fulton Cook. He and Thelma Bollinger were married Dec. 14, 1941, in Sikeston, Mo. Mr. ...
Births 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
Brown Son to Tyson P. and Jessica L. Brown of Perryville, Mo., Perry County Memorial Hospital, 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2008. Name, Micah Christian. Weight, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. First child. Mrs. Brown is the daughter of Palmer and Sandy Lohmann of Perryville. Brown is the son of Wayne and Susan Brown of Perryville...
Fire report 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 7:11 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of Clark Avenue. n At 11:42 p.m., citizen assist in the 1000 block of Linden Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Stephen B. White, 50, 2521 Singing Hills Drive, was arrested on a Scott County warrant for domestic assault. n Jeffery A. Dunne, 34, of McClure, Ill., was arrested on a Union County, Ill., warrant for failure to appear for speeding...
Out of the past 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
25 years ago: May 22, 1983 Paradise Donuts, a new firm, will be opened soon at 2007 Independence St. by Raymond and Shirley Eifert of Scott City; the business will feature various kinds of doughnuts, long johns, cream-filled rolls, fried pies and other items...
I Heart David Cook (05/22/08)
I have to admit I've never voted. Not once. I've followed the race from the beginning, not always on television, but in snips — its online and videos here and there — whenever work allows. I've got my favorite. He's a Missouri guy, but that's not the reason I like him, though it would be fun to see a Midwesterner win this thing...
Ethanol is good for Missouri and the nation by holding down gasoline prices (05/22/08)
By John Moreton On May 13 this newspaper published an op-ed column from a Southeast Missouri State University professor calling ethanol a "boondoggle." On some small points I would agree with professor Michael Devaney. However, on the whole ethanol is good for Missouri and good for the U.S...
Selling parkland (05/22/08)
The proposed sale of just over an acre of land in County Park North, one of the bookend parks that create a visually beautiful entrance to Cape Girardeau, has generated much discussion. Over several months, the Cape Girardeau County Commission has discussed the sale of a 70-foot strip along the park's western edge. ...
Support our kids - and our future (05/22/08)
To the editor: Each year some 4,000 communities across the nation, including Cape Girardeau, celebrate the important work of the local Boys & Girls Clubs -- saving and changing young lives every day all year long. At this time each year, our local Boys & Girls Club undertakes a campaign to increase support from individuals within the community. It is important for every caring citizen to give encouragement and hope to our local kids...
Small community pulls together (05/22/08)
To the editor: We had talked about how the people of Scopus and all of Bollinger County come together when there is someone or something in need. Saturday was the perfect example of that common cause. Matt and Anna Strong along with their family, Mike Strong's children and a lot of other good people who gave their time got together to have the first memorial trail ride in Mike Strong's memory, with all the donations going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital...
Speak Out 5/22/08 (05/22/08)
Quarry concerns WE HAVE lived on County Road 205 (Bloomfield Road) for well over 12 years now. We have a quarry at the end of the road, and Lone Star Industries is about three miles away. Daily, our house is shaken by blasting, and we have the cracked concrete to show for it. ...
Local band GLASTETTER signs to record label. (05/22/08)
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