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Sikeston man to stand trial next week for murder (06/05/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — A rural Sikeston man will stand trial by a jury next week for the shooting death of a Morehouse man last year. Lee Roy "Chuck" King II, 35, of 7698 State Highway E will appear before 36th Circuit Court Judge Mark Lee Richardson at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Butler County Courthouse in Poplar Bluff...
MoDOT to work on Kingshighway starting Monday (06/05/08)
North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform drainage work in the southbound lane.  This section of roadway is located from Hopper Road to East Rodney Drive in Cape Girardeau.Weather permitting, the work will take place Monday from 7:30 a.m. ...
Those with long commute feeling gas pinch (06/05/08)
Ron Hines enjoys his 55-mile commute to Cape Girardeau each day. The countryside and hills provide a breathtaking backdrop for his drive from Carterville, Ill., to the Southeast Missouri State University campus, where he has been the sports information director for the past 29 years...
Jackson farmers market adds to area offerings (06/05/08)
Cape Girardeau County residents now have another farmers market to choose from. The Jackson Farmers Market debuted Tuesday in the courthouse parking lot. For only the opening day, the M&J Mobile Shredding tractor-trailer was present to shred customers' sensitive residential documents for free. ...
Cape councilwoman appointed to council on aging (06/05/08)
Cape Girardeau City Councilwoman Loretta Schneider was appointed Wednesday to the Governor's Council on Aging by Gov. Matt Blunt. The advisory council is a 12-member board assigned to the Missouri Division of Aging. The board has four main with responsibility for advising the governor on the impact state decisions have on the independence and dignity of senior citizens, advising the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Division of Aging on the administration of programs for senior citizens, encouraging the coordination of and discouraging the duplication of efforts for seniors and serving on committees to assist in the promotion and operation of the Missouri State Senior Games. ...
Missouri State Championship Racking Horse show coming to Dexter (06/05/08)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Some of the country's top ranked racking horses will gather at the Stoddard County Fairgrounds at Dexter's East City Park on Saturday to vie for the title of Missouri State Championship Racking Horse. The 31st annual championship competition, sponsored by the Dexter Chamber of Commerce, will commence at 6 p.m. with equestrians competing in 25 categories from Amateur Youth Pleasure Racking to Gaited Pleasure Stake and Racking Horse Stake...
Snake interrupts business at city hall (06/05/08)
Municipal court proceedings were interrupted Tuesday in Cape Girardeau when a water snake meandered into the courtroom at city hall and began slithering up the wall. The reptilian intrusion did not cause much pandemonium to ensue, and no one screamed as they attempted to herd the snake to safety, said Dana Rambo, a clerk at the municipal court...
Charleston voters defeat hotel-motel tax (06/05/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Charleston will not have a bed tax, the Standard-Democrat reported. Residents voted 174 to 166 on the ballot initiative during Tuesday's election, rejecting the proposed 5 percent hotel-motel tax. A simple majority was needed to pass the measure. Voter turnout was described as being extremely low by the county clerk's office. The proposal was promoted by the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, which sought the tax to promote tourism in the city...
Warrant voided for woman who appeared in CrimeStoppers (06/05/08)
Cathryn Maya was stunned Wednesday when dozens of friends called her saying they had seen her name and photo in the CrimeStopper feature that appeared in the Southeast Missourian. It appears Maya's situation was cleared up weeks ago, but some communication lapses ignited a rather simple matter over restitution of a bad check written in 2007 in Scott County. ...
Community briefs 6/5/08 (06/05/08)
Foundation, restaurant offer Father's Day gift Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation and The Branding Iron have partnered to offer The Branding Iron's pork ribs as a Father's Day gift and benefit patient care services and programs of Southeast Missouri Hospital at the same time. ...
MoDOT to work on U.S. 61 in Cape County, Highway 77 in Scott County (06/05/08)
Southeast Missourian U.S. 61 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction while MoDOT crews perform drainage work in the northbound and southbound lanes. This section of roadway is located at the intersection of Route D...
Scott County, Benton to partner on resurfacing parking area (06/05/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners have agreed to partner with the city of Benton to resurface the parking area in front of the courthouse. Commissioners explained during their regular meeting Tuesday that city officials asked if the county would pay half of the cost for a new blacktop cap on the parking apron on the east side of the courthouse alongside U.S. 61...
Bank presidents to be profiled in Business Today (06/05/08)
Bankers' hours aren't what you'd expect. That's one thing Greg Steffens, president of Southern Missouri Bank, wishes he'd known when he got into the banking business. The same is true for Steve Taylor, president of First Missouri State Bank. The hours — "you don't get off work at 3 p.m." — and not everyone's nice to you, Taylor said...
Judge throws out latest charge for man with nine DWIs (06/05/08)
Cape Girardeau County Circuit Judge William Syler granted a defense motion Wednesday to throw out a Delta man's charge of driving while intoxicated. Dallis F. Coomer, who has nine prior convictions for DWI, was on trial for allegedly having a blood-alcohol content of 0.234, nearly three times the legal limit, while driving Feb. 10, 2007, in Delta. The legal limit in Missouri is 0.08...
Escapee from Dunklin County jail located and arrested (06/05/08)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Dunklin County authorities, under the direction of Sheriff Bob Holder, located and apprehended an alleged rapist and felony offender who recently escaped custody from the Dunklin County Justice Center, according to the Daily American Republic. ...
Family Resource Center begins repairs (06/05/08)
With licensure appearing imminent, the director of the Family Resource Center is proceeding with a laundry list of big-ticket repairs in order to operate come fall. "We're watching our bank account dwindle, but we're hanging on another day," director Denise Lincoln said...
County wants Purcell charged (06/05/08)
Charge Jay Purcell with a misdemeanor. Seal the secret audio tape he made April 17. Those are just two requests made Wednesday by the Cape Girardeau County Commission's attorney. They came in the form of the legal brief answering the Sunshine Law suit filed last month by Purcell, the county's 2nd District commissioner...
Cape Girardeau Municipal Band performs (06/05/08)
Three Rivers fires president (06/05/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers Community College president Dr. John Cooper was fired during a special board of trustees meeting Tuesday night. During an executive session, James Grassham offered a motion for Cooper's termination, which was seconded by Bill Hollida. The vote was unanimous...
Series of thunderstorms hits northern Illinois, floods roads (06/05/08)
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) -- Roads are flooded and trees knocked down in some northern Illinois communities in the wake of a powerful line of thunderstorms. Kankakee County sheriff's Sergeant Craig Long says as much as six inches of rain fell in some spots and there were reports of lightning striking some buildings. But there weren't any reports of the strikes causing major fires...
Bonne Terre man claims to be cult leader at arrest (06/05/08)
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) -- A 22-year-old Bonne Terre man charged with assault and armed criminal action against a former friend told police he considers himself a cult leader. Anthony Merseal was arrested Monday night after he allegedly held a knife to the throat of Zachery Metcalf, 23, and allegedly cut Metcalf's hand in a struggle for the weapon...
Aftershock rumbles across Southern Illinois (06/05/08)
ALLENDALE, Ill. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.6-magnitude earthquake rumbled across Southern Illinois. The quake at about 2:15 a.m. was centered in Allendale, which is in southeast Illinois near the Indiana border. Geophysicist Julie Martinez says it was an aftershock to the 5.2-magnitude temblor on April 18th near West Salem...
Blunt wants to combine defamation lawsuit in Cole County (06/05/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt is asking the state Supreme Court to consolidate several defamation claims brought by a former staff attorney into a single case. Former governor's office attorney Scott Eckersley originally sued Blunt in Jackson County for wrongful firing and defamation...
Ice cream company forced to end foreign workers program (06/05/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A manager of an ice cream truck company will serve probation and pay a fine for enticing Russian students to come to Kansas City and then forcing them to work long hours for little pay. The company, Frosty Treats, also agreed Wednesday to pay $47,000 in restitution, end its foreign worker program for two years and pay restitution to the six college-age workers...
Mo. salary commission missing members (06/05/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A frequently ignored state panel that sets salaries for judges and elected officials is missing almost half its members. Gov. Matt Blunt is supposed to pick 12 members, the secretary of state randomly selects one representative from each of the state's nine congressional districts and the Supreme Court picks a retired judge. Under the state constitution, those selections were due Feb. 1...
Missouri's success in prisoner re-entry shows in the numbers (06/05/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Over the last six years, Missouri has evolved into a national model for helping released prisoners re-enter society and not reoffend. Overcrowding led the state to accept a national group's offer in 2002 to be a pilot for reducing recidivism...
Clinton to end her presidential campaign (06/05/08)
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has decided to end her presidential campaign while leaving her options open to retain her delegates and promote her issue agenda, a campaign official said. The former first lady told House Democrats during a private conference call Wednesday that she will express support for Barack Obama's candidacy and congratulate him for gathering the necessary delegates to be the party's nominee...
Study secretly tracks cell phone users outside United States (06/05/08)
WASHINGTON -- Researchers secretly tracked the locations of 100,000 people outside the United States through their cell phone use and concluded most people rarely stray more than a few miles from home. The first-of-its-kind study by Northeastern University raises privacy and ethical questions for its monitoring methods, which would be illegal in the United States...
Criminal case against Texas sect members a possibility (06/05/08)
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The members of a polygamist sect raided by authorities two months ago have their children back, but with a criminal investigation looming, the sect's troubles may not be over. "There have been criminal problems located out there," said Schleicher County Sheriff David Doran, who was with state troopers and child welfare authorities when they raided Yearning For Zion Ranch in west Texas on April 3...
8-foot statue of Jesus stolen off crucifix (06/05/08)
DETROIT -- Thieves who stole an 8-foot statue of Jesus Christ off a crucifix in Detroit may have been seeking copper to sell as scrap. Problem is, it's made of plaster. The Rev. Barry Randolph said Wednesday that the statue at the Church of the Messiah is green and looks like copper, one of several metals coveted by thieves because of soaring scrap prices...
Astronauts fix broken toilet, open up Japanese lab (06/05/08)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- To everybody's relief, astronauts fixed the toilet at the international space station Wednesday and were on the verge of opening up a grand new science lab. The toilet problem had fast become the most pressing issue of the mission, so much so that a spare pump was rushed from Moscow to Cape Canaveral last week for a last-minute ride aboard space shuttle Discovery...
California court refuses to stay gay marriage ruling (06/05/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court Wednesday refused to stay its decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, clearing the final hurdle for gay couples to start tying the knot this month. Conservative religious and legal groups had asked the California Supreme Court to stop its May 15 order requiring state and local officials to sanction same-sex unions from becoming effective until voters have the chance to consider the issue in November. ...
Housing downturn may be a boon for some renters (06/05/08)
NEW YORK -- Renters may be the biggest winners in the current housing slump, especially in places like Florida, Las Vegas and Southern California, that have thousands of vacant for-sale and foreclosed homes and condos on the market. Apartment vacancies are edging up in many areas of the country as frustrated sellers instead try to rent out their homes and condos in once red-hot housing markets. ...
AG defends U.S. military panels for terror cases (06/05/08)
FARMINGTON, Pa. -- Attorney General Michael Mukasey, defending military commissions to prosecute suspected terrorists, told federal judges Wednesday the upcoming trials will be "in the best traditions of the American legal system." Mukasey's remarks came amid fresh criticism of the legal processes at Guantanamo Bay. Just this week, the Pentagon defended the abrupt removal of a judge from a case after rulings unfavorable to the government...
Iran, Mideast peace top Bush-Olmert agenda (06/05/08)
WASHINGTON -- A corruption scandal engulfing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was pushed into the background Wednesday as the beleaguered Israeli leader and staunch ally President Bush displayed chummy relations and declared resolve against Iran and for Mideast peace...
Northern Ireland parties to continue power-sharing deal (06/05/08)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- The rival parties in Northern Ireland's power-sharing administration announced a deal Wednesday that will permit both sides to elect a new leader and keep their unlikely coalition running. The British Protestants of the Democratic Unionist Party and the Irish Catholics of Sinn Fein said they would jointly elect new leaders to the year-old coalition when the Northern Ireland Assembly convenes today...
Blast kills 18 in Baghdad (06/05/08)
BAGHDAD -- A truck packed with rockets blew up Wednesday in a Shiite area of Baghdad, killing 18 people in the deadliest single blast in the city in more than three months. Three U.S. soldiers were killed by gunfire north of the capital. A U.S. military spokesman said the blast appeared to have been an accident that occurred as Shiite militiamen were transporting the weapons through a densely populated neighborhood of northern Baghdad -- possibly to fire at a nearby American base...
China cordons off collapsed schools (06/05/08)
DUJIANGYAN, China -- Authorities cordoned off some schools that collapsed in last month's mighty earthquake, keeping out grieving parents and reporters Wednesday in a sign that Beijing was becoming increasingly nervous over accusations of shoddy construction...
Smith earns trip to NCAA championships (06/05/08)
Southeast Missouri State senior Miles Smith received the news he expected. Smith earned an at-large bid to the NCAA national track and field championships in the 400 meters. Smith enters the meet with the nation's 11th fastest time of 45.67 seconds, which he ran at the University of Arkansas on April 19...
Area calendar (06/05/08)
Baseball n Capahas camp: The Plaza Tire Capahas will hold their annual baseball camp Monday and Tuesday at Capaha Field. The camp will be from 8 a.m. to noon Monday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, with lunch served at noon Tuesday. The camp, which will be broken into age brackets and skill levels, is for boys and girls ages 7 through 17. ...
Stevens pitches Cape to victory (06/05/08)
The Ford and Sons Cape Girardeau Post 63 American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader with Perryville Post 133 on Tuesday at Capaha Field. Post 63 won the first game 8-2, but dropped the second game 10-1. Garrett Stevens picked up the win in the first game. He went all seven innings, striking out three and allowing one earned run...
Area digest (06/05/08)
Scott County downs Farmington 10-4 Shae Simmons went 4-for-5 to help lead the Scott County American Legion baseball team to victory Wednesday. Simmons drove in two and stole three bases as Scott County beat Farmington 10-4. Kody Campbell picked up the win on the mound, going three innings and striking out three. He also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs at the plate...
More people planting gardens for health, economic reasons (06/05/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Whether they're doing it for the health benefits or to save a few bucks due to rising prices in the grocery aisles, more people seem to be putting out gardens this year. "I've noticed a few more people buying plants asking questions this year,' said Shirley McCall, co-owner of Garden Lane Nursery in Sikeston. "I've heard a couple of people mention the prices in grocery stores and everywhere else (as their reasons)."...
Love is limitless (06/05/08)
June 5, 2008 Dear Leslie, When my niece Kim heard DC and I were getting married, now almost 15 years ago, she asked if that meant I didn't love her anymore. I reassured her that love is the only thing in the world that has no limits. That the more love you give, the more you create for everyone, including yourself...
ARTifacts 6-5-08 (06/05/08)
Community theater kicks off new season STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. — ColeBeanBay Theatre Company starts its sophomore year in operation June 19, with "Caberet." The company performs in the Orris Theatre at 265 Merchant St. ...
New on DVD 6-5-08 (06/05/08)
"Dirty Harry" Clint Eastwood is back to make your day again as all five of his "Dirty Harry" cop thrillers return to DVD and debut on Blu-ray high-definition disc. Eastwood introduced the character of San Francisco inspector Harry Callahan in 1971's serial-killer tale "Dirty Harry" and reprised the role in "Magnum Force," "The Enforcer," "Sudden Impact" and "The Dead Pool." The films are accompanied by extensive cast and crew interviews in new and vintage documentary segments, while each includes commentary with such people as critic Richard Schickel, "Magnum Force" screenwriter John Milius and "Enforcer" director James Fargo. ...
REVIEW: "Sex and the City" film will satisfy the show's fans (06/05/08)
I just want to start off by saying that Meredith (my wife) and I love "Sex and the City." We had a marathon viewing of the entire series, as soon as the last episode was available on DVD some four years ago. Then one night, in a darkened movie theater, we heard that familiar theme music play and saw the teaser for the movie. I thought Meredith was going to jump out of her seat. She even spilled her popcorn...
Port Cape: A cornerstone in dining (06/05/08)
A hickory wood and charcoal aroma fills the 19th-century brick building at the corner of Broadway and Water Street, a mere 50 feet from the banks of the Mississippi River, where the Port Cape Girardeau restaurant stands. Built in the early 1800s, the building is one of the oldest standing structures west of the Mississippi River. ...
Covering the country with Jason Michael Carrol (06/05/08)
It's a Thursday afternoon, and country music star Jason Michael Carroll sits in a crowded airport in California, waiting for his flight to Nashville, Tenn. He talks above the noisy intercoms and airport chatter to explain his life as a traveling musician away from his friends and family most nights...
Blues legend Bryan Lee returns to Cape (06/05/08)
Sincerity and guts. That's what legendary blues guitarist Bryan Lee says his music is all about. The New Orleans native has played all over the world with some of the finest blues musicians, including being on stage with Pine Top Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Flett and Willie Big Eyes Smith. ...
First Friday receptions (06/05/08)
The Kelson Gallery "Inspiring Environment of Land and Sea" an exhibit featuring Chris Parsons, Gary Benefield, Ged Mitchell, Lawerence Coulson and other artists. 13 S. Spanish, 334-0097 Edward Bernard The gallery features Goyer-Bonneau, a husband and wife team of ceramistes with colored porcelain, resolutely contemporary and centered on the form and function of the object. ...
Best-sellers 6-5-08 (06/05/08)
1. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow 2. "The Hollow" by Nora Roberts 3. "Odd Hours" by Dean Koontz 4. "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer 5. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer
McMahon fighting foreclosure on Beverly Hills home (06/05/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Ed McMahon, who for decades appeared as Johnny Carson's sidekick on "The Tonight Show," is fighting to avoid foreclosure on his multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills home, according to published reports. The former "Star Search" host was $644,000 behind on payments on $4.8 million in mortgage loans when a unit of Countrywide Financial Corp. filed a default notice Feb. 28 with the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday...
CBS swings into '70s suburbia (06/05/08)
NEW YORK -- Relax, everybody. Despite its racy come-on, the new CBS drama "Swingtown" isn't pushing recreational drugs and mate swapping, any more than it endorses smoking on airplanes or drinking Harvey Wallbangers, which are also part of the 1970s world it inhabits...
Edward Bernard Gallery nominated for national retailer award (06/05/08)
The Edward Bernard Gallery may not be clustered in the local artistic epicenter of downtown Cape Girardeau, but it also stands alone in less geographical terms. NICHE magazine, the exclusive trade publication for progressive retailers of fine American craft, has named the Edward Bernard Gallery as a nominee in its 2008 Top Retailer Awards. ...
'Girls Night' musical brings the party to Paducah (06/05/08)
PADUCAH, Ky. — Hot on the heels of "Sex and The City," the ultimate gal-pal movie, Paducah's Carson Center presents "Girls Night: The Musical." The show is a musical comedy about a group of friends who relive the past on a wild night out at a karaoke club...
Good bets (06/05/08)
Live music Doug Rees Tunes embassador plays with special guest Keith Sykes. Where: Stooges, Jackson When: 7 to 11 p.m. today Ivas John Band He's got the blues. You can hear em. Where: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape...
United slashes staff, planes (06/05/08)
CHICAGO -- United Airlines said Wednesday that it's cutting up to 1,100 more jobs, removing an additional 70 fuel-guzzling airplanes from its fleet and slashing domestic capacity as it tries to cope with spiraling fuel prices. The nation's No. 2 carrier said it plans to cut an additional 900 to 1,100 salaried, contract and management employees by the end of the year, in addition to 500 previously announced job reductions. ...
Louie Smith (06/05/08)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Louie S. Smith, 67, of Dongola died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Oran, Mo., son of Sam and Gladys Phelps Smith. Smith lived in Union County most of his life. He was retired from Union County Highway Department. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 318, VFW Auxiliary and Anna Moose Lodge...
Carl Ward (06/05/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Carl E. Ward, 89, of Marble Hill, formerly of Zalma, Mo., died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at his home. He was born April 22, 1919, at Sylvia, Mo., son of Leonard and Grace Carlton Ward. He and Trella Pape were married June 2, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. She died Dec. 23, 1996...
James Westrich (06/05/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James A. Westrich, 68, of Sikeston died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. He was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Oran, Mo., son of Lawrence and Clara Glastetter Westrich. He and Margot Zimmerman were married June 12, 1961, in Benton, Mo...
Edward Nobus (06/05/08)
Edward C. Nobus, 86, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born May 25, 1922, in Belgique, Mo., son of Edward and Mary Verstringer Nobus. He and Esther Bingenheimer McClard were married Dec. 5, 1981. Edward was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson, where he served on the church council and as an usher. He worked as a security guard for SEMO Security at Procter & Gamble...
Births 6/5/08 (06/05/08)
Dew Son to Kepa Casado Saintz and Lyndea Dew of Barcelona, Spain, Clinica Teknon in Barcelona, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. Name, Sawyer Kepa Casado. Weight, 2 pounds. First child. Lyndea is the daughter of Larry and Judy Dew of Clarksville, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau. She is international marketing director with Puig Beauty and Fashion Group. Kepa is the son of Jose Luis and Maria Elena Casado of Bilbao, Spain. He is an independent 3-D animator...
Police report 6/5/08 (06/05/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. n Dantrail S. Tipler, 20, of Sikeston, Mo., was arrested on two Cape Girardeau warrants for contempt of court for stealing, a Sikeston warrant for trespassing and Scott County warrants for tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident...
Fire report 6/5/08 (06/05/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 4:26 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Carolina Lane. n At 6:28 p.m., a rescue in the 1000 block of Ranney Avenue. n At 7:35 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of Ranney Avenue...
Fight the gas price blues with fun close to home (06/05/08)
What's worse than spending 12 hours stuck in a car on the way to a vacation in Florida? Not going on a vacation. It seems to be the choice people have to make this summer. You don't have to stay home, but if you do, there's plenty going on in your backyard. As gas prices get higher, maybe the distance of your trip should just get shorter. Nestled somewhere in the back of this magazine each week, you'll find a page filled with suggestions of things to do within a few hours drive...
Society pays the price for missing role models (06/05/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The crowd from a march to end violence in St. Louis had barely dissipated when police were called to respond to St. Louis' latest homicide. Shirlene Williams suffered a gunshot wound to the head while at a gas station parking lot Sunday night. The 16 year-old later died...
Neal Boyd sings (06/05/08)
When Neal Boyd was growing up in Sikeston, Mo., his singing talent was obvious to his classmates, teachers and his fellow parishioners at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. When he was pursuing a degree at Southeast Missouri State University, Boyd was well-known in Cape Girardeau for his commanding tenor voice and his superb performance skills. Now Boyd's talent will be showcased nationally as a contestant on NBC's "America's Got Talent," which starts its third season later this month...
We need a nationwide primary (06/05/08)
To the editor: There is a serious problem with the election process in the U.S. How on God's green earth did we ever come by enough brilliant minds to decide on such foolish things as caucuses, delegates, superdelegates, primaries and all the other unnecessary, costly procedures to select a candidate for either party?...
Speak Out 6/5/08 (06/05/08)
Government help ALTHOUGH I voted for him twice and in ways consider him among our greatest presidents, I think one of the most damaging generalizations ever uttered by an aspiring chief executive was Ronald Reagan's line that "government is part of the problem and not part of the solution." Government can be of great assistance beyond just helping make the rich richer...
Online Pet of the Week (06/05/08)
Sherbet is a 2yr old neutered male. He loves attention! Sherbet is up for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, (573)334-5837. June is Adopt a Cat Month, all cat adoption fees will be half-off during the month of June! Have your pets spayed or neutered!...
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