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Stories from Friday, June 13, 2008

Severe thunderstorm watch for Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Scott counties (06/13/08)
After brief rounds of heavy rain early this afternoon, Cape Girardeau County and surrounding counties may be in for severe weather tonight.At 5:30 p.m. the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Scott and other Southeast Missouri counties. ...
MoDOT plans road work in Cape Girardeau, Scott counties (06/13/08)
MoDOT has several road work projects planned that will affect traffic in the local area, starting with one today.Route EE in Scott and Cape Girardeau counties is reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews patch the roadway.The work will be performed from Highway 77 to Highway 25.Weather permitting, the work will take place today from 8:30 a.m. ...
Tunes at Twilight moved due to rain (06/13/08)
The Tunes at Twilight concert set for 7 p.m. tonight has moved due to rainy weather. The concert will now be held at the Rose Theatre on the Southeast Missouri State University campus.For more information call Old Town Cape at 334-8085. ...
Two taken to hospital in I-55 accident (06/13/08)
Police responded to an injury accident late this afternoon on Interstate 55, stopping traffic for about 15 minutes when a car rolled over on the northbound side near mile marker 93, Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department, said...
Power outage reported at intersection of Broadway and North Kingshighway (06/13/08)
At 2:23 p.m., a power outage was reported at the intersection of North Kingshighway and Broadway in Cape Girardeau, taking out the traffic light at the intersection. Nearby affected streets include North Clark Avenue and Terry Lane. AmerenUE spokesman Mike Cleary said a circuit breaker was responsible for the outage, which affected 93 customers...
Serial killer Krajcir pleads guilty in 1979 slaying of Pa. nurse (06/13/08)
READING, Pa. (AP) — A serial killer who has confessed to slaying nine women pleaded guilty Friday in the 1979 rape and murder of a nurse in southeastern Pennsylvania. Timothy Krajcir, 63, was sentenced to life in prison for killing Myrtle Rupp, 51, inside her Berks County home...
Timothy Krajcir pleads guilty in 1979 Pa. slaying (06/13/08)
READING, Pa. (AP) — A confessed serial killer has pleaded guilty to the 1979 rape and murder of a nurse in southeast Pennsylvania. Sixty-three-year-old Timothy Krajcir (KRI'-chur) was sentenced Friday to life in prison after admitting that he killed 51-year-old Myrtle Rupp inside her Berks County home in 1979...
Cemetery's mystery headstone removed (06/13/08)
Ed Dodd was shocked when he found two identical headstones for his aunt's grave at Lorimier Cemetery last month. "It's the same size, same color, same everything," Dodd said. The cemetery staff did not know there were two identical headstones until Dodd told the cemetery's sextant, Terrell Weaver, about a month ago. Cemetery crews removed the extra headstone Thursday afternoon...
Mississippi to reach highest level in six years (06/13/08)
For 84 of the 104 days since March 1, the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau has been above flood stage. And due to massive rains in Iowa, Wisconsin and northern Illinois, the river is expected to reach the highest levels of the year in coming days...
Sikeston, Mo., man found guilty in 2006 death (06/13/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — A jury found a Sikeston, Mo., man guilty of first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the death of a Sikeston woman nearly two years ago. Robbie Madison, 30, was convicted by a Butler County jury in the Aug. 18, 2006, death of Shekiah Robinson. The case was heard June 6 before Circuit Judge Mark Richardson...
Two Oran residents injured in Wednesday accident (06/13/08)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Two Oran residents were injured in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday after the driver suffered a diabetic coma. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 10 a.m. on Scott County Road 427, one mile south of Morley, when southbound motorist Terry N. ...
Community college plan for Cape put on hold (06/13/08)
Three Rivers Community College will not open a campus in Cape Girardeau this fall as a needs analysis stretches months beyond original expectations. The needs analysis will determine whether the region could support a community college and where gaps exist in current educational offerings. Stakeholders in the study said in November they expected to hire a firm to do the work by February, but one has yet to be selected...
Five arrested in Poplar Bluff after pseudoephedrine purchase (06/13/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Five individuals were arrested Tuesday and face charges of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine following a tip from Kroger Pharmacy employees. Poplar Bluff Police Department narcotics officer Corey Mitchell received a tip Tuesday that individuals had bought pseudoephedrine pills. Mitchell then contacted narcotics officer Bradley Santos with the Butler County Sheriff's Department...
Cape Girardeau man charged with child molestation (06/13/08)
Cape Girardeau police arrested Brandon C. Gregory, 20, on a charge of child molestation Wednesday. On Wednesday, the 3-year-old victim told her mother Gregory had touched her inappropriately while they were watching television, according to a probable-cause statement written and signed by Paul Zajicek of the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Woman serving time for drug charges arrested for assaulting an officer (06/13/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A bizarre assault on a female jailer at the Perry County Jail on June 6 led to a string of charges filed against a Perry County woman serving time for a drug offense, Sheriff Gary Schaaf said Thursday. Tonya S. Baker, 36, of Perryville drew the attention of the jailer around dinnertime June 6 because of a report from another warden that she had thrown her food on the floor and was refusing to eat while in lockdown, according to an incident report...
Teen recovering after cutting off three fingers in mowing accident (06/13/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — A teen who lost three fingers in an accident through Sikeston's youth mowing program is now recovering. City manager Doug Friend said the teen, whose name is being withheld, reported to work as usual Tuesday morning, when the accident occurred...
Family sues Bootheel city over 2006 murder-suicide (06/13/08)
CAMPBELL, Mo. -- The city of Campbell, one of its police officers and the town's Dollar General convenience store are being sued by a Malden, Mo., family who lost their 18-year-old daughter in a murder-suicide in 2006. A wrongful-death lawsuit was filed through the Dunklin County court system May 27 by attorneys for William Joseph and Carolyn Jeannine Flowers, parents of the late Kasi Leanne Flowers, who was gunned down while at work at the Dollar General Store in Campbell by a threatening ex-boyfriend carrying a loaded .22-caliber rifle. ...
Cape woman faces drug charges (06/13/08)
A Cape Girardeau woman faces five drug-related felony charges following a series of controlled buys initiated by the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force and the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Misty R. Edmonds, 30, of 1410 Good Hope St., was charged Wednesday with five counts of distribution of a controlled substance...
Kansas City officials investigate shooting at city building (06/13/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police are investigating an accidental shooting at the Kansas City Health Department. Health Department spokesman Jeff Hershberger said a gun in a woman's handbag discharged when she set the bag down Friday morning in the atrium. The first bullet grazed a patron in the leg. Paramedics treated and released the victim at the scene...
Mo. governor candidates spar over congressional spending (06/13/08)
LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) -- Republican candidates Kenny Hulshof and Sarah Steelman sparred over his congressional record and spending earmarks at a candidates forum. Steelman, the state treasurer, says that Hulshof's support for "wasteful earmarks" to spend federal money create questions about his leadership and ability to run the state...
Defendant wheeled out of St. Charles Co. courtroom (06/13/08)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- A man accused of sexually assaulting a real estate agent is taken from a St. Charles County courtroom on a stretcher. Matthew Wilson appeared to be throwing up into a trash can Friday as medical personnel and authorities from the St. Charles County Sheriff's Deptartment ushered him toward an elevator in the courthouse...
KC man accused of swinging sledge hammer at police (06/13/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a 45-year-old Kansas City man who is accused of swinging a three-pound sledge hammer at police as they entered the house he was in. Jackson County prosecutor Jim Kanatzar charged Glen A. Vassie with two felonies, second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and armed-criminal action...
Mo. men must pay $1.2M for insurance scheme (06/13/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state insurance department has ordered two southwest Missouri men and the companies to which they're connected to pay a total of $1.2 million for a health insurance scheme. The state accuses Kevin W. Louderback of Springfield and his employee, Justin R. Barnes of Battlefield, of fraudulently enrolling hundreds of Medicaid-eligible people with United Healthcare health insurance through the not-for-profit Citizens for AIDS Assistance and Prevention...
Steelman announces Saving for Tuition program (06/13/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A select number of Missouri families who save money for college tuition could be rewarded with scholarships. State Treasurer Sarah Steelman said Thursday that all of Missouri's public universities now have agreed to provide some scholarships to students enrolled in the Missouri Saving for Tuition program -- a tax-free way to invest money for college...
InBev faces political obstacle in bid for Anheuser-Busch (06/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Belgian brewer InBev is offering a big payday to shareholders of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., but its bid to create the world's largest beer company is already facing a major obstacle -- U.S. election-year politics. InBev SA, whose brands include Beck's and Stella Artois, delivered an unsolicited all-cash bid of $46 billion, or $65 a share, for Anheuser-Busch, which makes Budweiser, Michelob and Bud Light...
Public lauds proposed standard for lead (06/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The Environmental Protection Agency got a scolding Thursday for waiting 30 years to propose a stricter health standard for airborne lead. But the dozens who spoke here at a national hearing on the proposed standard still welcomed the change, with many urging the EPA to adopt one that's even stricter. The EPA also held a hearing Thursday in Baltimore...
Top court says Gitmo detainees have right to appeal (06/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- In a stinging rebuke to President Bush's anti-terror policies, a divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign detainees held for years at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have the right to appeal to U.S. civilian courts to challenge their indefinite imprisonment without charges...
Game on! Chinese, Americans in 'pingpong diplomacy' rematch (06/13/08)
YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- George Braithwaite crouched behind the pingpong table, then uncoiled and smashed the ball at Liang Geliang, who sent back a forehand laced with heavy spin. Game on! Thirty-seven years after the two men participated in a week of table tennis exhibition games in China that helped open the communist country to the world, they met for a rematch Thursday at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace...
Retail sales jump by largest amount in 6 months (06/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- The stimulus checks are working. A big increase in retail sales signaled people are spending their rebate payments, helping to ward off a serious economic slump, at least for now. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that retail sales soared 1 percent last month, double what had been expected. ...
Pa. man walks 25 miles to court for DUI sentencing (06/13/08)
CARLISLE, Pa. -- A man facing sentencing on a drunken-driving conviction couldn't get a ride to court. So he start walking. And walking. Stephen Shoemaker was scheduled to appear at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for sentencing. Shoemaker, 33, of Shippensburg, doesn't have a car or driver's license. So he started hoofing it to the courthouse at dawn. He kept walking for about 25 miles in 90-plus-degree heat...
Boy Scouts praised as heroes after twister kills 4 (06/13/08)
BLENCOE, Iowa -- When the howling winds finally died down, the Boy Scouts -- true to their motto, "Be Prepared" -- sprang into action. Putting their first-aid training to use, they applied tourniquets and gauze to the injured. Some began digging victims from the rubble of a collapsed chimney. And others broke into an equipment shed, seized chain saws and other tools, and started clearing fallen trees from a road...
National news in brief 6/13/08 (06/13/08)
More states report salmonella cases WASHINGTON -- The toll from salmonella-tainted tomatoes jumped to 228 illnesses Thursday as the government learned of five dozen previously unknown cases and said it is possible the food poisoning contributed to a cancer patient's death. ...
California teachers defend hoax about fatal car wrecks (06/13/08)
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- On a Monday morning last month, highway patrol officers visited 20 classrooms at El Camino High School to announce some horrible news: Several students had been killed in car wrecks over the weekend. Classmates wept. Some became hysterical...
Mayors urge Congress to help fix U.S. infrastructure (06/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- Big-city mayors told Congress on Thursday that they are overwhelmed by the infrastructure needs of their regions and cannot maintain well-functioning water systems, roads and rail networks without more federal help. "We're having a quiet collapse of prosperity," said Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Mark Funkhouser, one of four mayors to testify before the Senate Banking Committee about the state of the nation's infrastructure, which they agreed was poor and getting worse. ...
China denies hacking into U.S. computers (06/13/08)
BEIJING -- China denied accusations by two U.S. lawmakers that it hacked into congressional computers, saying Thursday that as a developing country it wasn't capable of sophisticated cybercrime. "Is there any evidence? ... Do we have such advanced technology? Even I don't believe it," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a regularly scheduled news conference...
Angry parents block Chinese road (06/13/08)
BEICHUAN COUNTY, China -- Hundreds of grieving parents blocked the road into a flattened town Thursday as police sought to quell a rising wave of public anger over schools that collapsed in an earthquake a month ago and killed thousands of children...
Visitors flocking to see 'unicorn' deer (06/13/08)
ROME -- The shy deer nicknamed "Unicorn" because of the rare, single horn in the center of his head is drawing hundreds of curious visitors, park officials said Thursday. People are flocking to the nature preserve in Tuscany where the deer lives, hoping to see him and take his picture...
Rams conclude voluntary spring practices (06/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Coach Scott Linehan said the St. Louis Rams have put last season behind them and have started to look ahead, as their voluntary spring practices ended Thursday. The Rams began last year 0-8, part of a disappointing 3-13 campaign. Since then, veteran receiver Isaac Bruce was released in a salary cap move by the Rams and signed with the 49ers. Meanwhile, the Rams signed free agents left guard Jacob Bell and kicker Josh Brown...
Cardinals place Pujols on 15-day disabled list in move to activate Pineiro (06/13/08)
CINCINNATI -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed first baseman Albert Pujols on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, and activated pitcher Joel Pineiro in time to start against the Reds. Pujols is expected to miss at least three weeks after straining his left calf while running out a ground ball in the seventh inning of the Cardinals' 7-2 win Tuesday at Cincinnati. ...
Navy will not release Cardinals draft pick from obligation (06/13/08)
NORFOLK, Va. -- A Naval Academy graduate drafted last week by the St. Louis Cardinals was denied a bid to play ball Thursday and ordered to report for duty. Mitch Harris, a newly commissioned ensign and Naval Academy graduate, must serve a five-year active duty commitment, Navy Secretary Donald C. Winter ruled...
Stern defends integrity of referees amid accusations of fixing games (06/13/08)
LOS ANGELES -- David Stern came to the defense of his beleaguered referees again Thursday, saying they don't manipulate games or engage in other criminal activity. And just to make sure, the NBA will go back and reinterview every single referee about Tim Donaghy's latest allegations of rigged playoff series in 2002 and 2005...
Southeast gymnast Blake gets Academic All-American honor (06/13/08)
Southeast Missouri State gymnast Sandra Blake has been named ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American At-Large Third Team, becoming the first Southeast female athlete to collect such an honor since 2004. Blake, who recently helped the Redhawks to their second NCAA regional berth in three seasons, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average through her junior year...
The list (06/13/08)
The tentative list of former Capahas who will participate in Saturday's old-timers game: Terry Ashby, Joe Ayers, Kieth Boeller, Jeff Bohnert, Fred Brinkopf, Rick Chastain, Cory Crosnoe, Kevin Ford, Walter "Doc" Ford, Wayne Ford, David Gross, Trae Hastings, Mark Hogan, Larry Kitchen, Paul Kitchen, Terry Kitchen, Dan Marcum, Kermit Meystedt, Blake Miller, Bob Nations, Dave Proctor, Frank Rayburn, Tom Reinagel, Mark Simmons, Butch Smiley, Clay Vangilder, Steve Volkerding, Scott Wachter, Rick Wieser, Roger Williams, Mark Winder, Gary Wren. ...
Caps post victory against Riverdogs (06/13/08)
Plaza Tire Capahas pitcher Brad LaBruyere earned a victory in his first start on the mound this season. LaBruyere tossed 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits and one walk while striking out 11 batters to help lead Plaza Tire to a 9-7 road victory over the Charleston Riverdogs on Thursday night...
Capahas' 'old-timers' to gather for game (06/13/08)
Jess Bolen can't remember exactly when the Plaza Tire Capahas baseball team last held an old-timers game. That has him excited for Saturday night, when a host of former Capahas standouts will gather for a 7 p.m. contest. The event at Capaha Field will be as much about swapping stories and catching up on old times as the actual game...
Vandalia plays role of favorite in 24th Kelso Klassic (06/13/08)
Kelso Fastpitch first baseman Larry Eftink said taking the field on opening night of the Kelso Klassic is always an exciting experience. "It's definitely somewhat of a carnival atmosphere," Eftink said. "People come out here and back up to the outfield fence in pickup trucks and line around the field."...
Obscurity fails to deter Hicks, Streelman (06/13/08)
SAN DIEGO -- The focus fell to golf's biggest stars, with fans crammed together a dozen deep in spots at Torrey Pines to see how Tiger Woods dealt with a tender knee and whether Phil Mickelson could overcome so much U.S. Open heartache in his hometown...
Dream pairing plays out as bland round (06/13/08)
By TIM DAHLBERG The Associated Press SAN DIEGO -- The hang gliders that usually swoop above Torrey Pines were grounded for the U.S. Open, apparently out of fear that one of them would try to take out Tiger Woods or crash-land on the third green just as Phil Mickelson was trying to make a three-footer...
Cards' sweep goes astray (06/13/08)
CINCINNATI — Brandon Phillips' day off did him a lot of good. Phillips hit a three-run triple in Cincinnati's four-run seventh inning and the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Thursday night. The Reds second baseman was in a 2-for-18 rut after Cincinnati's 7-2 loss Tuesday to St. Louis, prompting manager Dusty Baker to rest him Wednesday...
Don't depend only on a tag for pet ID (06/13/08)
Identification is crucial to getting your pet returned in an emergency. Summer is a good time to double-check that your pet's collar tag information is up to date and readable. And if you're travelling with your pets, make sure the contact information will be valid: Include a cell phone number, or buy do-it-yourself temporary tags and put the local number where you're visiting...
HOOKED ON SCIENCE: Push a straw through a potato (06/13/08)
Using a little science you can push a straw through a raw potato. Here's another experiment that might get you and your family "Hooked on Science." Ingredients n Plastic straw n Raw potato n Heavy-duty glove Instructions STEP 1: Place the heavy duty glove on one hand...
Meet four more area valedictorians (06/13/08)
Angela Clubb School: Zalma High School Hometown: Zalma, Mo. Parents: Randy and Virginia Burchett Post-graduation plans: Attend Southeast Missouri State University, major in nursing...
Friday (06/13/08)
n New movies "The Happening" Rated R, running time 1 hour 31 mins @ Town Plaza Cinema "The Incredible Hulk" Rated PG-13, running time 1 hour 54 mins @ Cape West 14 Cine n Tunes at Twilight featuring The Wrights @ Commonpleas Courthouse Gazebo, 7 p.m...
Second 'Narnia' movie a little darker than the first (06/13/08)
Unlike its ethereal predecessor, the second installment in the Narnia movies, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," has a dark, post-war feel. The movie opens with Caspian (Ben Barnes), a young Telmarine prince, being informed that his aunt has just given birth to a son, and his throne -- and life -- are now in danger. ...
who's neXt 6-/13/08 (06/13/08)
GRADUATIONS n Adam Duncan of Chaffee, Mo., and Amber Nagel of Jackson earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. n Kieran Healy of Scott City graduated cum laude from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Healy earned a bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering...
Marvel hopes to turn green to gold with new 'Hulk' (06/13/08)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Mount Olympus never had such a potent gang as Marvel Comics, whose vast pantheon ranges from Hollywood A-lister Spider-Man to the murky shape-shifting process server Ditto. Now producing its own film adaptations for all but a few previously licensed superheroes, Marvel Studios unveils "The Incredible Hulk" on the heels of blockbuster "Iron Man," whose 2010 sequel will be followed by an ambitious Marvel lineup...
Jolie, Aniston to face off at box office (06/13/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston are sharing a play date. Brad Pitt's current romantic partner Jolie and ex-wife Aniston will go head-to-head in theaters Oct. 24, when both have a movie coming out. Jolie stars in Clint Eastwood's missing-child drama "Changeling" while Aniston is part of the ensemble cast in the romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You."...
Film review: 'Happening' shocks, then bores (06/13/08)
For a movie called "The Happening," not much happens. M. Night Shyamalan effectively delivers the usual broody air of foreboding that has been a trademark of his hits ("The Sixth Sense" and "Signs") and misses ("Lady in the Water" and "Unbreakable")...
Charles Goettelmann (06/13/08)
Charles F. Goettelmann, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1923, in St. Louis, son of Charles F. and Katherine Buri Goettelmann. He and Florence O'Brien were married Sept. 16, 1944, in St. Louis. She died April 12, 2008...
Norma Webb (06/13/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Norma Lee Webb, of Marble Hill died Thursday, June 12, 2008. She was born Nov. 30, 1947, daughter of Grover Cook and Aslee Long Cook. She and Ray Webb were married April, 20, 1973 in Patton, Mo. Webb was a member of Plainview 1st Congregational Methodist and volunteered with the Plainview Church Cancer Survivor Support Group...
William Dakin (06/13/08)
TAMMS, Ill. -- William A. "Sonny" Dakin, 70, of Mascoutah, Ill., formerly of Tamms, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Ill. He was born Oct. 17, 1937, in Ullin, Ill., son of William and Edith Berry Dakin. He married the former Bernice Gramm...
Jerry Creacy (06/13/08)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Jerry Wayne Creacy, 59, of Pine Bluff, Ark., formerly of Olive Branch, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1948, in Lyon, Kan., son of Orville "Bud" and Hazel Maxine Walker Creacy. He married Evelyn "Pee Wee" McBoom...
Audrey Jokerst (06/13/08)
Audrey M. Jokerst, 84, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Ste. Genevieve Care Center. She was born June 22, 1923, in Ste. Genevieve, daughter of August Louis and Marie Elizabeth Newingham LaRose. She and Clarence H. "Shim" Jokerst were married Nov. 8, 1947. He died March 15, 1995...
Edna Rose (06/13/08)
Edna S. Rose, 83, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the Lutheran Home Assisted Living Center East. She was born June 27, 1924, in Des Arc, Mo., daughter of Hansford and Millie Jackson Miller. She and Emil S. Rose were married July 17, 1950, in Piggott, Ark. He passed away Nov. 21, 1996...
Kenneth Smith (06/13/08)
Kenneth R. Smith, 42, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 20, 1965, in Wilkinsburg, Pa., to Richard C. and Gladys K. Kastner Smith. He and Tracey Wilkerson were married Jan. 16, 1993, in Effingham, Ill...
Madrene Cope (06/13/08)
Edith Madrene Cope, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at The Baptist Home in Ironton, Mo. Madrene was born April 7, 1922, at Des Arc, Mo., to William Absolum and Grace Melissa Partney Robinson. On June 15, 1940, she married John William Cope. To this union was born two daughters, Barbara Elaine and Judith Ann...
Police report 6/13/08 (06/13/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Mark A. Williams Sr., 43, 129 S. Park Ave., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court for failure to pay fine for no operator's license...
Fire report 6/13/08 (06/13/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n At 7:25 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of William Street. n At 8:24 p.m., a motor vehicle accident in the 1800 block of North Sprigg Street. n At 10:46 p.m., an apartment fire in the 2800 block of Themis Street...
Out of the past 6/13/08 (06/13/08)
25 years ago: June 13, 1983 The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority at Scott City has been designated as a U.S. Department of Agriculture port, a status that is expected to increase significantly the developing port's volume of business. A Perryville, Mo., man and a Cape Girardeau woman are being held in Cape Girardeau County Jail on charges stemming from the theft of about 125 radiators from B&B Auto Salvage in Jackson over the weekend...
Of tomato blossoms and other blooms (06/13/08)
If you're not particularly interested in gardening -- flowers or edibles -- you might want to go ahead and skip right to the comics. No need wasting your precious Wheaties moment on a topic you dislike. I am what you might call a reluctant gardener. ...
Pumping gas (06/13/08)
Fuel prices are the No. 1 topic of conversation almost anywhere you go these days. Motorists, pizza deliverers, truckers and airlines are all feeling the pinch -- and making adjustments. It appears fuel users are finding ways to reduce consumption. Oil demand has dropped 5 percent or more since prices skyrocketed. ...
New rules for a new Congress (06/13/08)
To the editor: We need to fire the entire Congress and start over. Our representatives have failed us (the working, barely-making-it middle class). Fire the liberals and conservatives in this country for getting paid too much and doing nothing. The new candidates should be required not to have a law degree. ...
Speak Out 6/13/08 (06/13/08)
Feeding the kids I WAS just curious how those officials in Texas fed hundreds of children. I have three and can't find a job, I have a degree and can't get food stamps. But the Texas officials can feed hundreds of children. We've had bologna and ramen noodles for two months. Maybe Missouri isn't what it's cracked up to be. Maybe I should move to Texas and join a cult...
TUNES AT TWILIGHT MOVED TO ROSE THEATER DUE TO WEATHER (06/13/08)
Due to the inclement weather, Tunes at Twilight will be moved from the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo to the Rose Theater. The Wright's performance will still start at 7:00. The Rose Theater is located behind the Grauel Building on the corner of Pacific and Normal on the Southeast Missouri State University campus...
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