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Cape County hires representation in Sunshine suit (05/29/08)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has hired Tom Ludwig to represent the board in a lawsuit filed by Second District Commissioner Jay Purcell.The announcement was made by Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle following a closed session of the commission today in which the lawsuit was discussed. In today's open commission meeting that preceded the closed meeting, commissioners approved the purchase of Internet filtering software. ...
MoDOT plans work on I-55, U.S. 60 (05/29/08)
MoDOT maintenance crews will be making guardrail repairs on Interstate 55 in New Madrid County.Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane with a width restriction of 16 feet from Highway 80 to St. John's Ditch.Weather permitting, the work will take place Friday starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m....
Interstate 55 reopened in New Madrid, Pemiscot counties (05/29/08)
Interstate 55 southbound has reopened from Marston in New Madrid County to Wardell in Pemiscot County.The section of road was closed earlier today due to an accident near Portageville, MoDOT reported.For more information call MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MODOT. ...
Suspect in Scott City Medicap robbery arrested at Cape drugstore (05/29/08)
Two weeks ago, Harrison S. Foster was arrested after allegedly using a fake bomb to rob the Medicap Pharmacy in Scott City with his younger brother. Early Wednesday evening, Foster, released on bond, may have tried again, police say, this time entering the Medicap Pharmacy in Cape Girardeau, saying he had a bomb and demanding narcotics...
Design of Cape trail extension almost complete (05/29/08)
Plans for the extension of Cape LaCroix Trail are in the final design stage, according to Ken Eftink, director of development services for Cape Girardeau. Construction is expected to begin at the end of the summer. The Cape Girardeau City Council met last week to move forward with property and easement acquisitions for the trail, and last Thursday a public hearing was held to discuss trail designs with property owners along the route...
Formal charges filed against suspect in Medicap robbery (05/29/08)
Formal charges were filed Thursday morning against a central Missouri man who allegedly attempted to rob a Cape Girardeau pharmacy early Wednesday. Harrison S. Foster, 20, of Auxvasse, Mo., faces charges of attempted pharmacy robbery, possession of a controlled substance, and making a terroristic threat...
Proposed quarry project along County Road 319 killed (05/29/08)
Negative geological reports killed the idea for a quarry along County Road 319, the real estate broker handling the 111-acre property off Route K said Thursday. Ken Cantrell, owner of Cantrell Crossroads Real Estate Co. and Cantrell Auction Services, said J.W. Strack, owner of Strack Stone on Highway 74, has decided not to purchase the land because of the reports...
School construction enters the busy season (05/29/08)
With students out for the summer, building construction will begin in earnest next week. That is, if the rain that has plagued workers all spring comes to an end. In Jackson, nearly all the focus will be on the high school, which has been under construction since October 2006. Workers will try to beat the clock to finish the Fine Arts Complex and cafeteria by the start of school. The gym, which administrators hoped would be ready in February, is not expected to be completed in time...
KC council gives back to community (05/29/08)
The Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Council 6420 in Scott City has been active in community service and support with its youth programs and donations. An alcohol and drug abuse poster contest, judged by the SEMO Drug Task Force, was held for area 8- to 11-year-olds and 12- to 14-year-olds. ...
Cape robber who was hog-tied pleads guilty (05/29/08)
A suspected robber who was hog-tied by his victim pleaded guilty Wednesday morning before Cape Girardeau County Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp to one count of theft under $500. John P. Rutherford, 23, of Cape Girardeau, who admitted to stealing two cell phone chargers from a vehicle April 16, received a sentence of 60 days in jail...
Community briefs 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
Scott City Summerfest starts Friday night Scott City's annual Summerfest begins with the baby contest at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Scott City Community Park stage. A children's pageant will follow the baby contest, and the Miss Summer Teen pageant will begin at 7:30 p.m. ...
SEMO child care center receives grant (05/29/08)
The child care center at Southeast Missouri State University received a $1,000 grant from the National Gardening Association, Bolder Media and Starz Media. The Wuzzleburg Preschool Garden Award will allow the center to plant and tend a garden during 2008. Seventy-five centers nationwide received a grant; 1,035 applied...
Auction reflects a lifetime of farming (05/29/08)
Clem Gartung, who recently died at 91, left an estate of farm equipment and antiques from the farm he spent his lifetime on. Gartung began his career in agriculture farming with mules -- later transitioning to motorized equipment. Most of the farm machinery was purchased new and shedded...
Fair in Sikeston to showcase health, counseling, employment services (05/29/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Concerned not many people know where to turn to when they need assistance, two not-for-profit agencies have teamed up to teach residents about the resources available in Southeast Missouri. "No one really knows what services are provided in the community, and if something comes up, they think they have nowhere to turn so they just do without," said Gloria Houston, a registered nurse and professional communication liaison for the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri.. ...
Road work causes closures (05/29/08)
Route PP from Highway 72 to County Road 324 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews remove brush along the northbound and southbound lanes. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today...
County commissioners to discuss Sunshine Law lawsuit in closed session (05/29/08)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners are set to discuss a Sunshine Law lawsuit filed earlier this month, but they won't be talking in open session. The agenda posted by the county Wednesday listed "Summons in Civil Case, Jay Christopher Purcell vs. Cape Girardeau County" under routine business. But just before 5 p.m., Morley Swingle, the county's prosecuting attorney and commission counsel, said the item had been removed...
Smoke inhalation killed Poplar Bluff mother, daughter (05/29/08)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Autopsies performed Tuesday afternoon by a Farmington pathologist determined a Poplar Bluff, Mo., woman and her daughter died of smoke inhalation in a weekend house fire. Lisa Pulliam, 44, and her 23-year-old daughter, Maerene Lucille Pulliam, were found inside the charred remains of their mobile home in the 100 block of County Road 311 on Sunday morning by Butler County firefighters...
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Gov. Blunt to take 3-day tour of state parks and historic sites (05/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt plans to take his family on a three-day tour of a dozen Missouri parks and historic sites next week as a way to promote Missouri tourism. Blunt says more people may want to vacation closer to home this year because of high gas prices...
Mo. workers can't be forced to get microchip implants (05/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri employers can still make workers do various tasks. But legislation would bar them from making their employees get a microchip implant. Katherine Albrecht is an expert in consumer privacy and radio frequency identification. She says there are tangible medical, privacy and religious worries and has been working on forced implant bans with politicians in several states...
Missouri fee increase challenged in court as illegal (05/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A state judge is considering whether the Department of Revenue violated the law by sharply raising the fees it charges for vehicle and driver's license records. Effective this month, the state began charging $7 per record -- up from $1.25. It also did away with a discount that allowed bulk purchasers to get the records for a fraction of a penny...
Mother in Web bullying case turns emotion into activism (05/29/08)
DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. (AP) -- When Tina Meier's 13-year-old daughter committed suicide after being bullyed on the Internet, her grief was so encompassing she felt at times she couldn't breathe. She had trouble being around loved ones who reminded her of her child. Even today, recollections of those first holidays after Megan's death are foggy at best...
Officials investigate inmate's attack on Potosi prison cook (05/29/08)
POTOSI, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Department of Corrections is investigating after a female cook at the maximum-security prison in Potosi was attacked by an inmate. The incident happened Sunday at the Potosi Correctional Center. The suspect inmate is identified as Martin Link, who is on death row for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old St. Louis girl in 1991...
Fake officer pulls over woman in Jefferson County (05/29/08)
IMPERIAL, Mo. (AP) -- Jefferson County police are warning drivers about a man posing as a police officer. The fake officer pulled over a 21-year-old female driver early Tuesday in Imperial. The woman told KMOV-TV that she thought the man was driving a real police car because the vehicle had a blue flashing light on the dashboard...
Headless body found along I-70 (05/29/08)
CONCORDIA, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities confirm the discovery of a burned, headless body along Interstate 70, about 60 miles east of Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports on its Web site Thursday that Lafayette County deputies confirmed that the man's body was found northeast of Concordia. Deputies made the discovery Wednesday after a resident who was repairing a fence spotted the body...
Mo. natural gas users could pay $100 to $200 extra this winter (05/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri utilities next winter can add an extra $100 to $200 charge for wholesale gas prices. AmerenUE, Atmos Energy and Missouri Gas Energy received approval for a higher surcharge. The Empire District also is seeking permission, and Laclede Gas is expected to follow. Fewer than 10,000 Missourians get gas elsewhere...
Hulshof introduces crime package (05/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Rep. Kenny Hulshof says technology has changed how crimes are committed, and Missouri law enforcement needs help to fight back. Hulshof is a Republican gubernatorial candidate. He introduced a package of proposals on Thursday that he says will address 21st century crime issues such as Internet safety, illegal immigration and fighting prescription drug abuse...
Independence couple shot to death; infant OK (05/29/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- Police are investigating the shooting deaths of a couple in their Independence home. A man and woman, both in their 20s, were discovered inside the house Wednesday after the shooting at about 3:45 p.m. An infant found at the scene was taken into custody of state child welfare workers...
Anti-crime campaign will be launched in St. Louis this weekend (05/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- As many as 20,000 black men will march Sunday against crime and other ills that have infested some St. Louis neighborhoods. But organizers say the tough work begins thereafter. Black ministers, businessmen and community leaders have been working behind the scenes since February on an initiative to reduce crime and violence and reclaim struggling neighborhoods in St. Louis and its inner ring suburbs...
Polish parish board's appeal rejected (05/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The Vatican has upheld Archbishop Raymond Burke's orders to excommunicate the lay board at a Polish-heritage parish that has been at odds with the archdiocese for years. In a May 15 letter to Burke, Cardinal William Levada said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has rejected the board's appeal challenging Burke's December 2005 decision to excommunicate them because they persisted in "schism," or breaking with the church...
Health-care chain drops bottled water (05/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis-based health care organization is turning to the tap, eliminating bottled water at its hospitals as part of an effort to be more environment-friendly. The bottle ban begins Sunday at SSM Health Care's 20 hospitals in four states. ...
Steelman makes PR event of buying son a gun (05/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Steelman emphasized her support for the Second Amendment by making a public show Wednesday of her purchase of a gun for her 13-year-old son. Steelman held various rifles to her eye while pretending to set her sights on a target as she and her son, Michael, shopped for a gun as his delayed birthday present. She also posed for a news conference in front of display cases of handguns and bullets...
Mo. student loan agency ending interest rate breaks (05/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's student loan authority plans to stop offering discounted interest rates next month because of financial pressures that are forcing it to seek federal help to continue serving new borrowers. The Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority will quit offering its current interest rate breaks for new borrowers who pay with automatic withdrawals and for students entering public service professions, such as teaching, law enforcement and nursing...
Bond renews commitment to ethanol industry (05/29/08)
CREVE COEUR, Mo. -- Sen. Kit Bond renewed his commitment to the corn-based ethanol industry Wednesday, despite a growing number of critics who blame rising food prices on crop-based fuels. "The cost-of-food impact of ethanol is almost immeasurable," Bond said. "Ethanol, by lowering the cost of transportation, is helping lower the cost of food."...
Blind N.Y. governor embraces his disability (05/29/08)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- As a young man, David Paterson never looked for dropped change because he didn't want people to see a blind man crawling on the floor for nickels and dimes. He didn't use a white cane, either: It would make him a target in his New York City neighborhood...
Astronauts to deliver pump for balky space toilet (05/29/08)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA rushed Wednesday to get a special pump on board shuttle Discovery to fix a balky toilet at the international space station, as the launch countdown got underway. The space station's Russian-built toilet has been acting up for the past week. The three male residents have temporarily bypassed the problem, which involves urine collection, not solid waste...
Teen's perfect attendance results in new car (05/29/08)
CONSTANTINE, Mich. -- Andria Baker has pretty much always been present. From the first day of kindergarten through her last day of high school, Baker somehow made it to school for every day of classes, despite colds and sports injuries. Why? If she kept it up, her father promised her a car...
'Blue Dog' Democrats building sway on the campaign trail (05/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- On a recent Saturday afternoon in small-town northern Mississippi, a little-known conservative Democratic congressman went door-knocking and restaurant-hopping as if his own career were at stake. He was campaigning for Democrat Travis Childers, who went on to win the GOP stronghold in a special election a few days later...
Durable goods dip, but many sectors show strength (05/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by a smaller-than-anticipated amount in April with many sectors outside of transportation showing unexpected strength. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that orders for durable goods dropped 0.5 percent, dragged down by big declines in demand for commercial aircraft and autos...
Ex-press secretary exposes capital's 'permanent campaign' (05/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- In a White House full of Bush loyalists, none was more loyal than Scott McClellan, the press secretary who spread the company line for all the government to follow each day. His word, it turns out, was worthless, his confessional memoir a glimpse into Washington's world of spin and even outright deception...
China warns citizens rebuilding after quake will be 'arduous' (05/29/08)
CHENGDU, China -- Rebuilding China's devastated earthquake zone will be a long and arduous process, the government warned Wednesday in a signal to millions of survivors living in tents that there will be no quick return to normalcy from their upturned lives...
Lawmakers in Nepal vote out centuries-old monarchy 560-4 (05/29/08)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- The world's last Hindu kingdom became its newest secular republic Wednesday as Nepal's lawmakers, led by former communist insurgents, abolished the monarchy that had reigned over this Himalayan land for 239 years. Throughout the day, thousands of people marched, danced and sang in the streets of Katmandu in anticipation of the vote, waving red hammer-and-sickle flags as King Gyanendra awaited his fate in the pink concrete palace that dominates the city's center...
World briefs 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
French court convicts man of killing 7 females CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES, France — A man accused of seeking young virgins to rape and kill was convicted Wednesday of seven murders and sentenced to life in prison. Michel Fourniret, 66, was given the maximum sentence by the jury in northeast France. ...
Modglin adds playoff win to achievements (05/29/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- Ryan Modglin's impressive resume as a high school pitcher earned him a full scholarship to Missouri State and led major league scouts to Scott City to watch him throw. One credential the right-handed senior lacked heading into Wednesday's Class 2 state semifinal against Hallsville was a win beyond the district round of the playoffs...
MSHSAA job keeps Oran alum from showing his true colors (05/29/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- Even with the parents of the executive director of the Missouri State High Schools Activities Association rooting on the Oran Eagles, they were unable to advance to today's Class 1 state championship game in hopes of winning the school's first state championship...
Scott City reaches Class 2 title game with rout of Hallsville (05/29/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- The big blow in Scott City's 10-0 thumping of Hallsville in the Class 2 state semifinal? It was a bunt. Clayton Hall's perfectly placed bases-loaded suicide squeeze in the third inning brought in the game's first run and sparked a seven-run rally Wednesday afternoon at Meador Park that lifted the Rams into the championship game...
Scott City faces Barstow for state championship (05/29/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- The Scott City Rams are living the dream. And second-year coach Lance Amick is happy to be along for the ride. The Rams will play Barstow (18-1) at 4 p.m. today in the Class 2 state championship game, bidding for the school's first state team championship in any sport...
Oran encounters problems with Stoutland, ump in Class 1 semifinal (05/29/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- Oran starting pitcher Jayden Pobst said his arm felt strong and his confidence level was high while warming up before Wednesday's Class 1 state semifinal against Stoutland. But after he threw the first pitch of the game, he learned he might be in for a more difficult day than he expected. He called home-plate umpire Scott Maid's strike zone the size of a baseball...
College roundup 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
Redhawks to play on national TV The Southeast Missouri State football team will receive some national exposure this season. Southeast's first Ohio Valley Conference game of the 2008 campaign — at home against Tennessee Tech — will be televised by ESPNU on Sept. 11, a Thursday. The time of the contest has not yet been determined...
Area digest 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
Metheny scores hole in one What a birthday present for Marble Hill's Tom Metheny. Metheny recorded his second career hole in one on his birthday Sunday. He used a 5-iron to ace hole No. 12 at Kimbeland Country Club. The hole was playing 150 yards. Bev Metheny, Joe Belote and Linda Metheny witnessed the shot...
Redbirds place pitcher Pineiro on 15-day disabled list (05/29/08)
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joel Pineiro was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right groin after the team determined he wouldn't be ready in time to make his next start. Rookie Mike Parisi will take Pineiro's spot in the rotation Saturday, making his first major league start. Right-hander Kelvin Jimenez was recalled from Class AAA Memphis and will be used in long relief...
Penguins net their first goals, victory of finals (05/29/08)
PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins found their offense right where they left it -- home in the Igloo. Crosby scored Pittsburgh's first two goals of the Stanley Cup finals, beating previously perfect goalie Chris Osgood, and the Penguins made this a series with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night...
Wainwright pitches Cards past Astros (05/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The way Adam Wainwright was throwing, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina claimed he was just along for the ride. The right-hander dominated for eight innings and Molina had two hits and two RBIs to help spoil Wandy Rodriguez's first start in more than a month in the Cardinals' 6-1 victory Wednesday night...
It's easier to leave than to get back home (05/29/08)
May 29, 2008 Dear Julie, Getting into Canada was much easier than getting back into the U.S. The Canadian customs officer in British Columbia only looked at my passport and asked about my profession before waving me and my car into the country. Seven days later, American customs officers at the North Dakota border had many questions about my vacation and searched my car while I cooled it in a waiting room with mirrored windows. I must have fit one of their smuggler profiles...
Jack's back, in black and white, as 'Panda' star (05/29/08)
CANNES, France — Finding his inner panda was not too much of a stretch for Jack Black. All it took was finding the essence of his inner Jack. With Black providing the lead voice, the animated comedy "Kung Fu Panda" spins the tale of an unlikely savior who finds that becoming the best version of himself is the true hero's path...
Worth the drive 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
Less than 2 hours St. Joe State Park, Park Hills, Mo. The annual St. Jude Trail Ride gives riders the opportunity to enjoy parts of the 15 miles of equestrian trails at St. Joe State Park in Park Hills, Mo., while raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. ...
Mediterranean on Broadway takes Midwest diners to the Middle East (05/29/08)
The Mediterranean is available on Broadway. After a short absence to move his operations from Lewis and Clark Cafe on Main Street, Sam Alsmadi has again opened for business as Mediterranean on Broadway. Alsmadi said he moved to have a bigger dining room and kitchen and changed the name because Mediterranean better encompasses the soon-to-be expanded menu. He plans on installing a full-size commercial stove unit and hire pasta chefs to add new items...
Best-sellers 5-29-08 (05/29/08)
1. "The Hollow" by Nora Roberts 2. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow 3. "Audition" by Barbara Walters 4. "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer 5. "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle...
Madonna's adoption of Malawian boy gets judge's OK (05/29/08)
LILONGWE, Malawi -- A judge on Wednesday approved Madonna's adoption of a Malawian boy she met in an orphanage in 2006. The 49-year-old pop star wasn't in court for the ruling, which took Justice Andrew Nyirenda an hour to read. Nyirenda said he was satisfied that Madonna and her British filmmaker husband, Guy Ritchie, "are perfect parents" for David, who will turn 3 in November...
Flashback attack: Bands try to recapture the magic (05/29/08)
LOS ANGELES — Your favorite '90s band broke up? Fear not, they'll be back. Seventies and '80s bands, too. And if not this year, maybe next. This summer's concert calendar boasts tours by reunited rockers and relics — Stone Temple Pilots and New Kids on the Block — and recently re-energized bands such as the B-52s, the Black Crowes and Motley Crue. A round of reunion shows — the Police, Led Zeppelin, Genesis and Van Halen — filled last summer's slate as well...
The next level: Chicago band lights up Bel Air Grill (05/29/08)
Get ready for a different entertainment experience in downtown Cape Girardeau this weekend when Manny B and the Rhythm Nights take over the Bel Air Grill. Based in Chicago, the four-piece "show band" features Brett Brandon on keyboard, bassist Papa Phil, Donnie Watts on drums and Manny B on guitar and vocals. ...
ARTifacts 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
New Orleans blues singer comes to Cape Tickets are on sale for Bryan Lee's concert June 8 at the Marquette Tower. Blues legend Lee has been a fixture of the Bourbon Street scene since the '80s. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Tickets are available at PMac, Celebrations, the Marquette Restaurant and Underberg House Concerts....
Bands unite for Muddy Water Jam in Poplar Bluff, Mo. (05/29/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — The country will rock tonight when Poplar Bluff welcomes Cross Canadian Ragweed, Reckless Kelly and local band The John D. Hale Band for Clear 94's Muddy Water Jam at the Black River Coliseum. Cross Canadian Ragweed heads the lineup. They're alt-country, Southern rock, country rock. Whatever combination of "rock" and "country" you use to describe the Red Dirt heroes from Texas, it's a rocking show...
Catching up with the gals from 'Sex and the City' (05/29/08)
To many women — some who can name the episode from a single frame or line and some who just know the main characters and important relationships — the "Sex and the City" series was company, comfort or inspiration. And to see it hit the big screen is the single-girl equivalent of a child graduating from college...
A woman searches for unknown Cape Girardeau artist (05/29/08)
The 1960s were the beginning of the counterculture revolution, when a new wave of music and artwork swept the nation. Musicians such as Bob Dylan sang anti-war songs and artists like Sol DeWitt created new art forms like minimal and conceptual art. A local artist followed this movement and painted a collection that owner Kim Leggett is proud of. But the collection has left Leggett with one major question: Who is the artist?...
New on DVD 5-29-08 (05/29/08)
"Rambo" After years of flops, Sylvester Stallone worked his way back into audiences' graces by reprising one of his iconic characters in "Rocky Balboa," then fell out again by resurrecting another, John Rambo, in this savagely violent jungle tale. ...
REVIEW: 'Crystal Skull' a disappointing entry in Indiana Jones saga (05/29/08)
"Who cares, it's Indiana Jones. The people will love it!" I wonder how many times this was said during the making of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." If the outcome is any indication, it was a lot. As far as the story is concerned, all you really need to know is that Indiana is looking for a crystal skull. ...
Municipal bands provide summer of music (05/29/08)
Summer has made its way to the region and brings with it the start of municipal band season. Both the Cape Girardeau and Jackson municipal bands feature about 50 musicians who are a mix of high school or college band members, band directors and people in the community who want to continue playing music. During the summer, they each play an outdoor concert every week...
Good bets 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
Theater "To Gillian, on her 37th Birthday" The story of one man who realizes he should spend less time frolicking with his dead wife's ghost and more time with the family he still has. Where: Sikeston Little Theatre, Sikeston, Mo...
Business briefs 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
Oil rebounds on Nigeria threat, supply concerns NEW YORK — Oil futures rose back above $131 Wednesday, recovering from early losses as threats against Nigerian oil facilities led investors to at least temporarily set aside concerns about falling U.S. ...
Dow Chemical ups prices, citing energy costs (05/29/08)
Better start stocking up on diapers and detergent. Consumers hit hard in recent months by sharply higher prices for gasoline and food should prepare to start paying more for various household items following Dow Chemical Co.'s decision to raise its prices by up to 20 percent to offset the soaring cost of energy...
Clodene Grant (05/29/08)
Clodene Grant, 97, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at Good Samaritan Healthcare Facility. She was born June 14, 1910, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Robert M. and Daisy Mae Cowan. She married Robert K. Grant, who died in 1993...
Joseph Unterreiner (05/29/08)
Joseph Henry Unterreiner, 67, of Friedheim died Thursday, May 23, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Perry County, son of Sylvester and Laura Guyot Unterreiner. Unterreiner was retired and formerly was self-employed in the air conditioning/heating business and was also an electrician and did auto body work. He was a booster member of VFW Post 4282, and Perry County Sportsman Club...
Charles Burger (05/29/08)
Charles Douglas Burger, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at his home. He was born July 25, 1933, in St. Louis, son of Phillip S. and Cynthia Courtois Burger. He and Janet McDowell Fast were married May 10, 1969, in Herculaneum, Mo. Burger served in the Army from Aug. ...
Walter Behrle (05/29/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Walter W. Behrle, 87, of Perryville died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 13, 1920, in Millheim, Mo., son of Lewis and Francis Hennemann Behrle. He and Hilda Buff were married Oct. 18. 1941. She died Nov. 21, 1994...
Lloyd Schattauer (05/29/08)
Lloyd A. Schattauer, 83, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Cape Girardeau County, son of August and Ella Schroeder Schattauer. He and Erna Meyr were married April 14, 1950, in Pocahontas...
Births 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
Jackson Son to Matthew David and Sherri Lyn Jackson of Towson, Md., Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 11:42 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008. Name, Lucas Matthew. Weight, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Jackson is the daughter of JoAnna Chism of Houston, and Louis Bernal of San Antonio. She is employed by Price Waterhouse. Jackson is the son of Dave and Kate Jackson of Jackson. He is employed by AMX...
Fire report 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 5:08 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Bloomfield Road. n At 5:11 p.m., a vehicle fire on Interstate 55. n At 7:53 p.m., a still alarm at Independence Street and West End Boulevard...
Police report 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Barry J. Bounds, 22, of St. Louis was arrested on Cape Girardeau warrants for contempt of court for seat-belt violation and property damage and a probation violation for driving while suspended...
Out of the past 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
25 years ago: May 29, 1983 The recent Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce membership drive netted approximately 100 new firms and individuals; the membership now stands at 875. Bill Hopkins and Mary Crawford are preparing to open the new Riverside Gymnastics Academy in a leased building at 45 N. Main St.; the academy is taking the place of the SEMO community gymnastics program and the Cape Gymnastics Center...
Street spirit: Building up blockbusters (05/29/08)
The summer blockbuster season has officially begun. There was one for the boys ("Iron Man"), one for the family ("Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull") and this weekend is one for the girls ("Sex and the City")...
Teaching grants (05/29/08)
Innovative teachers often run into a roadblock in their efforts to reach their students: money -- or the lack of funding to obtain the programs and materials that involve and inspire young learners. The Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation helps with annual awards for teaching grants...
Thanks to sponsors of class trips (05/29/08)
To the editor: The fourth-grade students from Franklin Elementary School recently enjoyed a wonderful trip to Jefferson City. The students enjoyed a comfy trip on a chartered bus. While in our state's capital, we visited the Capitol and the Governor's Mansion. We met with Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, state Sen. Jason Crowell and state Rep. Mary Kasten. We had lots of fun and learned a lot...
Speak Out 5/29/08 (05/29/08)
Thanks to students IN RESPONSE to the story "Third-graders present findings on old Cape cemetery": Thank you, students, for doing this. My grandparents, Louis and Mary Beaudean, are buried there, along with George and Catherine Stubenraugh (died in 1895)...
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