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Kezer's side questions court tactics (06/08/08)
As the clock ticks down to Monday's court hearing that could be the first step toward undoing the murder conviction of Joshua Kezer, Kezer's original defense attorneys are questioning some of the tactics used by the prosecution at the time. A potential violation in court law that prohibits prosecutors from knowingly or unknowingly keeping evidence from the defense will be at the center of Kezer's fate starting Monday. ...
A look at the presidential candidates' health care proposals (06/08/08)
As candidates campaign for the nation's highest office, they make promises about reforming health care. Actually delivering on those promises can be another matter entirely. A visit to the Cape Girardeau Senior Center revealed that most retired people there that day had Medicare and a supplement and were, for the most part, satisfied with them. Some have found they unexpectedly had to dip into their savings to pay for health care costs...
Experts offer tips for saving on utility bills during air-conditioning season (06/08/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — If they hadn't already, many local residents flipped the on switch to their air-conditioning units as temperatures soared into the 90s last week. In an already tough economy, many consumers are looking for ways to cut costs. One of the areas where they're trying to do that is in cooling their homes this summer — an expense that makes up 49 percent of the average energy bill, according to Environmental Protection Agency statistics...
Hundreds turn out for rodeo (06/08/08)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Hundreds flocked the second day of the eighth annual Perryville County Community Rodeo where riders from the U.S. and Canada came for bronc riding, bull riding and mutton busting. The rodeo, sanctioned by the American Cowboy Rodeo Association and International Professional Rodeo Association, was at the East Perry Fairgrounds in Altenburg both Friday and Saturday...
Scott County first in U.S. to reach goal in boosting quail habitat (06/08/08)
BLODGETT, Mo. -- The wheat field behind Bob Laseter's farmhouse was drying quickly as a warm west wind swirled through the ripening grain. In about a week, Laseter will start harvesting. But on this day, he wasn't showing visitors the grain, of which he is rightfully proud. ...
Children learn good library etiquette at puppet programs (06/08/08)
Kayla McCain, 5, of Jackson liked the Saturday morning puppet program at the Cape Girardeau Public Library so much that she came back for the afternoon program after lunch. The programs, including a hands-on puppet-making workshop, encouraged children to read, learn and use library etiquette...
Club news 6/8/08 (06/08/08)
Alpha Mu Master The Alpha Mu Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at the Royal N'Orleans restaurant for its annual end-of-the-year dinner with Joyce Hays, president, presiding. An executive board meeting will be held this month. Members should call Carole Calvin if they have any changes for the yearbook...
Kenny Hulshof's legal career (06/08/08)
n May 22, 1958: Born in Sikeston, Mo. Raised on family farm in Bertrand, Mo. n 1976: Graduates from Kelly High School, Benton, Mo. n 1980: Graduates from University of Missouri-Columbia, bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. n 1983: Graduates from University of Mississippi law school...
Hulshof's record comes under added scrutiny (06/08/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- As a star prosecutor, Kenny Hulshof could rivet a courtroom. His commanding presence and oratorical skills led to convictions in some of the state's most gruesome death penalty cases -- and paved the way to six terms in Congress. Now Hulshof wants to be governor of Missouri, a job that includes the ability to grant a pardon or commute a death sentence...
Columbia romance writer sets record in basic training (06/08/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For nearly a decade, Angela Hills of Columbia has been known to her fans as Angie Daniels, a Harlequin romance novelist who writes about strong, sexy women and the men who love them. This time, Hills is her own heroine. In March, the 40-year-old fulfilled a longtime dream when she graduated from Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, becoming the oldest person ever to complete the program...
Northwest Missouri State grad crowned Miss Missouri (06/08/08)
MEXICO, Mo. -- A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University has been crowned Miss Missouri 2008. Lacey A. Fitzgerald, 24, Miss Gateway to the West, won the crown Saturday night at the conclusion of the pageant in Mexico, Mo. The first runner-up was Miss Tri-Counties, Karie Gai; second runner-up was Miss Mid-Missouri, Abigail Grimmett; third runner-up was Miss Spirit of St. Louis, Katie Smart; and fourth runner-up was Miss Gateway St. Louis, Tara Osseck...
Groups to monitor vehicle checkpoints in Washington, D.C. (06/08/08)
WASHINGTON -- Police in the nation's capital set up controversial vehicle checkpoints Saturday in a neighborhood reeling from gun violence, with civil liberties groups considering legal action and closely observing officers. Police in neon yellow vests stopped motorists traveling through the main thoroughfare of Trinidad -- a neighborhood near the National Arboretum in the city's northeast section. ...
Hospital seeks more privileges for John Hinckley (06/08/08)
WASHINGTON -- Administrators of a Washington psychiatric hospital have asked a federal district judge to expand release privileges of would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr., court records show. Hinckley has been committed to St. Elizabeths Hospital since he shot and wounded President Reagan in 1981. Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity...
Clinton suspends her campaign, endorses Obama as Dem nominee (06/08/08)
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton suspended her pioneering campaign for the presidency Saturday and summoned supporters to use "our energy, our passion, our strength" to put Barack Obama in the White House. "I endorse him and throw my full support behind him," said the former first lady, delivering the strong affirmation that her one-time rival and other Democratic leaders hoped to hear after a bruising campaign...
A chef battles cancer that robbed him of his sense of taste (06/08/08)
CHICAGO The dining room at Alinea is a rare and special place where dark-suited waiters glide past tables, carrying trays laden with fantastical creations: Steelhead roe in coconut suspended from vanilla pods. Granola-encrusted bison with oatmeal foam. Sweet potato and bourbon tempura pierced by a smoking cinnamon stick...
Leaders of No. 2 union OK Hollywood labor contract (06/08/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Leaders of Hollywood's second-largest actors union approved a new contract with studios that grants actors more money for Internet work -- an issue that sparked a crippling writers strike this year. The board of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists approved the three-year deal late Friday, and it will go to the union's 70,000 members for ratification this month, the union said Saturday. The existing contract was set to end June 30...
Specialized NYPD unit tracks graffiti writers (06/08/08)
NEW YORK -- Graffiti artists come to New York City from all over the world to make their mark on subway cars, buildings and billboards. They spend hours surveying and then spray-painting hard-to-reach spaces with remarkable precision. The finished product may be impressive, but it's also illegal -- and constantly being monitored by a specialized police department graffiti unit. ...
Unknown problem interrupts Mars lander's task (06/08/08)
PHOENIX -- The first sample of Martian dirt dumped onto the opening of the Phoenix lander's tiny testing oven failed to reach the instrument and scientists said Saturday they will devote a few days to trying to determine the cause. Photos released by the University of Arizona team overseeing the mission showed a scoopful of dirt sitting on and around the open oven door after being dumped by the craft's 8-foot robot arm. ...
Armed men attack Kosovar prime minister's home (06/08/08)
PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Armed assailants trying to break into the home of Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci exchanged fire with guards, but the leader was away and his family was not hurt, police said Saturday. Police later said they had arrested a 19-year-old ethnic Albanian man suspected in the shooting. They said they found the suspect, who was already known to authorities, after a tip from his father...
Indian business school names monkey god as its chairman (06/08/08)
LUCKNOW, India -- He's a revered Hindu monkey god. And now, he's the chairman of an Indian business school. Hanuman, the popular god known for his strength and valor, has been named official chairman of the recently opened Sardar Bhagat Singh College of Technology and Management in northern India, a school official said Saturday...
Engineers, soldiers drain water from earthquake-formed lake in China (06/08/08)
MIANYANG, China -- Water poured from a massive lake formed by China's deadly earthquake in a carefully engineered diversion Saturday to ease the threat of flooding for a million people in the sprawling disaster zone. After two weeks of frantic work by engineers and soldiers, waters flowed into the hurriedly built spillway, but at a rate too slow to cause the lake's level to drop. ...
Sources: OVC to add SIU Edwardsville (06/08/08)
The Ohio Valley Conference may be on the brink of expansion. The conference is poised to add Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a new member, sources told the Southeast Missourian on Friday. An announcement could come as soon as this week...
Jackson drops pair to Anheuser-Busch (06/08/08)
The Jackson American Legion baseball team split a doubleheader with Ste. Genevieve on Friday, then lost two games to Anheuser-Busch on Saturday. Jackson won 8-5 over Ste. Genevieve with Ethan Devenport leading the way. Devenport went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. He also earned the win on the mound, tossing six innings. He allowed five runs on eight hits while striking out three...
Area digest (06/08/08)
Matthews wins division with 92 Emily Matthews shot a 92 to finish first in the 18-hole tour girls 16 to 19 division of the PGA Gateway Junior Series. The event was held at Hidden Trails in Dexter. Jessica Houseman was second with a 105. In the boys 16 to 19 18-hole tour division, Jack Connell took first with an 88, followed by Caleb Moss (89) and Aaron Griffin (91) and Brett Slaten (91)...
Area calendar (06/08/08)
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. ...
What lies beneath might be a treasure (06/08/08)
In terms of the antiquity, diversity and quality of its archaeological finds, Peru is the Egypt of South America. Hard to believe, but according to its National Cultural Institute, there are more than 100,000 archaeological sites here. Just since my arrival five months ago a claimed "lost" city has been debunked, the remains of a 4,000-year-old human sacrifice have been identified and a gold necklace thought to be the oldest in the western world has been found. And that is only a sampling...
Knee Deep in ... stained glass (06/08/08)
The first thing we saw was the box of Band-Aids sitting out on the counter. That's never a good sign. But Wilma Stratton had warned us that nicks and cuts come with the territory. She also warned us that glass shards might occasionally fly up our noses. I (Callie) searched for nose plugs before leaving the house that morning, but came up empty-handed. In retrospect, perhaps I should have brought a clothes pin or something...
Beautiful views (06/08/08)
The Annwood Estates subdivision is nestled away from Jackson Boulevard, although it is accessed from the road. This home on Nicole Lane has three bedrooms on the main level. There are two rooms on the lower level that could be used for bedrooms, an office, playroom, craft area or study...
James Read (06/08/08)
Eldorado, Ill. -- James Read, 65, of Eldorado, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. He was born June 15, 1942, in Tamms, Ill., son of Lewis and Hazel Coleman Read. Survivors include five sisters, Mary Jane Barbeau of McClure, Ill., Brenda, Ann and Sue Read, all of Niles, Ill., and Ruth Stilley of Minneapolis; and a brother, Donald Read of Dalton, Tenn...
Sharon Dodson (06/08/08)
MARION, Ill. -- Sharon Kay Dodson, 62, of Wolf Lake, Ill., died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Cross Cemetery in Fairview Heights...
Ronnie Conklin (06/08/08)
Ronnie Lee Conklin, 56, of Jackson died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, son of Oscar F. and Ruby Lucille (Underwood) Conklin. He graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School. He served in the U.S. Marines from March 25, 1969, to April 6, 1971. He was the owner and operator of Ace Drainage & Sewer and was a member of Carpenter's Local 1770...
The Rev. Lee Cook (06/08/08)
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. -- The Rev. Lee Cook, age 90, formerly of Gravel Hill, Mo., passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008, at his home in Camp Verde. He was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Sedgewickville, Mo., son of Robert and Mary Hanners Cook. He and Delphine Jenkins were married Nov. 23, 1939...
Diana Otte (06/08/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Diana M. Otte, 75, of Brewer, Mo., died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. She was born Oct. 7, 1932, at Ste Genevieve, Mo., daughter of Ernest J. and Emelia Grass Basler. She and Joseph V. Otte were married July 10, 1954...
Gordon Neumeyer (06/08/08)
Gordon T. Neumeyer, 88, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, son of Edwin and Emma (Aufdenburg) Neumeyer, who preceded him in death. He and Mary E. (Schulte) Neumeyer were married May 4, 1946, in Jefferson City, Mo...
Buerck - Hensley (06/08/08)
Andrea Sue Buerck and Gabriel Carl Hensley exchanged vows Jan. 12, 2008, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. The Rev. Stephen Dressler performed the ceremony. Organist was Matt Palisch, pianist was Lucas Leigh, and soloist was Dale Rauh. The bride is the daughter of Sally Buerck of Altenburg, and the late Craig T. Buerck. The groom is the son of Rick and Vicki Hensley of Farmington, Mo...
Britt - Seabaugh (06/08/08)
Claudia Ann Britt and Michael Earl Seabaugh exchanged vows May 10, 2008, at Victory Life Center United Pentecostal Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. Brian Flanigan performed the ceremony. Pianist was Christy Flanigan. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Jackie Britt of Granite City, Ill. The groom is the son of Lorene and Hank Murray of Morley, Mo., and Jay and Angelena Seabaugh of Scott City...
Leimer - Thornburgh (06/08/08)
Caroline Leimer and Robert Thornburgh were married Oct. 20, 2007, at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Denny Lumos performed the ceremony. Soloist was Paige Englehart, cousin of the bride, and guitarist was Chase McDaniel, both of Jackson...
Steffens - Ross (06/08/08)
Wayne and Marilyn Steffens of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lynne Steffens, to Benjamin Jacob Ross, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Paul and Nola Heidbreder of St. Louis. Steffens is a graduate of Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at the Medicine Shoppe in Kirkwood, Mo...
Farrow - Briner (06/08/08)
Sam and Theresa Farrow of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Louise Farrow, to Neil Christopher Briner. He is the son of Tim and Janelle Briner of Cape Girardeau. Farrow is pursuing a degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is employed at the hospital...
Rutherford - Dodd (06/08/08)
David and Pam Rutherford of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Melody Anne Rutherford, to Michael James Dodd. He is the son of Paul and Denise Salmon of Cape Girardeau, and the late David Dodd. Rutherford is a 2005 graduate of Central High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University...
Odaffer - Thompson (06/08/08)
Billy and Vicki Thompson of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Jackson, announce the engagement of their son, Corey Thompson, to Krista Odaffer. She is the daughter of Steve and Kipra Odaffer of Parsons, Kan. Odaffer is a 2003 graduate of Labette County High School in Kansas. She received a degree in social work from Missouri State University in 2007, and received a master's degree in social welfare from the University of Kansas in May...
Tomsu - Johnson (06/08/08)
John and Susan Tomsu of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Cameron Nicole Tomsu, to Brian Keith Johnson. He is the son of Brian and Sandra Johnson of Cape Girardeau. Tomsu is a 2007 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri...
Needle - 50 years (06/08/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Needle of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception June 7, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church. Hosts were their children, Bill Needle of Bonner Springs, Kan., Ellen Coats of Midland, Ga., and Kathy Elliot of Columbia, Mo...
Langston - 50 years (06/08/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Langston of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Saturday. The event is being hosted by their children, Steve Langston and Gloria Kies. Langston and Ruth Sprengel were married June 14, 1958...
Rediger - 50 years (06/08/08)
Harry and Fran Rediger of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Marquette Tower, hosted by their children and grandchildren. The Redigers were married June 8, 1958, at First Methodist Church in Seward, Neb...
Duckworth - 50 years (06/08/08)
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Duckworth of Perks, Ill., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception June 15, 2008. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Maple Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Perks, hosted by their children and grandchildren...
Bonney - 50 years (06/08/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Bonney of Cape Girardeau are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today with an open house at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. Hosts are their children. Bonney and Darlene L. Fiedler were married June 8, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, by the Rev. R.M. Jank. Maid of honor was Shirley Bock Bonney and best man was Larry Bollinger...
Fire report 6/8/2008 (06/08/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: n At 10:29 p.m., emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 8:27 a.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of Bristle Ridge...
Police report 6/8/2008 (06/08/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply gilt. Arrest n Devon R. Strohmeyer, 19, of Cape Girardeau was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear and on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation...
Out of the past 6/8/08 (06/08/08)
25 years ago: June 8, 1983 Explosions and fire burn out a garage and storage building just north of Cape Girardeau, destroying a large amount of fireworks that had been stockpiled by the owner of a fireworks stand; in addition to the structure itself, the fire destroys a car parked in front of the building on North Sprigg Street...
Fathers should create experiences with their sons from an early age (06/08/08)
Dear Dr. Dobson: As a father, what should I be trying to accomplish with my son in these teen years? Dear Reader: Someone has said, "Link a boy to the right man and he seldom goes wrong." I believe that is true. If a dad and his son can develop hobbies together or other common interests, the rebellious years can pass in relative tranquility. What they experience may be remembered for a lifetime...
More trail (06/08/08)
The existing portion of Cape LaCroix Trail has attracted thousands of walkers, runners, bikers and skaters over the years, making it one of the best-used facilities Cape Girardeau has to offer. For years, the city has been expanding and upgrading the trail system to connect all of the city's major parks...
Speak Out 6/8/08 (06/08/08)
Buy rings for champs IT IS both great and sad to be a former Scott City Ram. I have heard that the booster club is not willing to help with purchasing a state championship ring for the baseball team. What is the booster club for, and where is my money going? I would like for the money that I have given to the club to help with the rings...
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