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Malden teen injured in ATV crash (06/30/08)
TALLAPOOSA, Mo. -- A Malden teenager was injured after being ejected from an all-terrain vehicle early Sunday in New Madrid County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 12:15 a.m. on Route B, two miles south of Tallapoosa, Gregory T. Shafer, 21, of Gideon was operating a four-wheeler and towing a second ATV occupied by 15-year-old James J. ...
Eight arrested in Pemiscot County warrant sweep (06/30/08)
Eight Pemiscot County residents were arrested Friday in a joint investigation by local, state and federal authorities. The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. State Marshals Service, along with the Bootheel Drug Task Force, Hayti Police Department, Caruthersville Police Department and the Steele Police Department executed on Friday a countywide warrant sweep, according to a news release by Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell...
Southeast Missouri property owners wait for word on buyouts after March, April floods (06/30/08)
More than 120 property owners in Wayne, Ripley and Reynolds counties in Missouri are in limbo as they wait to find out if their flood-damaged homes will be purchased through a federal buyout program at a combined cost of nearly $5 million. Applications for the program were submitted by the cities of Piedmont, Doniphan and Ellington and by Wayne County following March and April high waters...
Emerson calls for more oil drilling to reduce gas prices (06/30/08)
In 2005, with Congress under Republican control, members passed an energy bill setting the first national mandates for biofuels and offering big tax incentives for petroleum companies to drill for more oil and natural gas. In 2007, with Congress under Democratic control, members passed an energy bill requiring cars to be 40 percent more efficient by 2020, increasing the mandate for renewable energy by six times and phasing out the cheap but power-hungry incandescent light bulb...
Crest at St. Louis Monday, Cape Girardeau Wednesday, only minor problems in Ste. Genevieve (06/30/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Mississippi River was reaching its high-water mark at St. Louis on Monday, and crests were still expected over the next couple of days downriver. But by all accounts, the worst of the flood of 2008 appeared to be over, barring another torrential rain to the north...
Crest at St. Louis Monday, Cape Girardeau Wednesday (06/30/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Barring another downpour to the north, the worst of the Great Flood of '08 may be over for most of Missouri. But a few places have yet to crest. The National Weather Service says St. Louis is cresting on Monday at just under 9 feet above flood stage. The flood has caused closure of the President Casino and a handful of other businesses that sit along the riverfront...
Commodity crunch: Flooding expected to increase shipping rates (06/30/08)
For two weeks, something has been missing in downtown Cape Girardeau: the screeching whistle of freight trains warning of their approach. And on the Mississippi River nearby, the daily parade of towboats pushing barges has dwindled as the shipping lanes north of St. Louis remain closed due to high water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed locks on several dams from just north of St. Louis to the Iowa border as floodwaters moved south in mid-June...
Cape Girardeau Public Library youth programs (06/30/08)
To register for programs, call 334-5279 or visit capelibrary.org/default.aspx. Sign-ups for July begin today. n At 10 a.m. Tuesdays, storytime for ages 3 to 5. Books, songs, fingerplays, flannelboard stories and activities designed to help preschoolers...
GOP gubernatorial hopeful helps build Habitat house during Cape visit (06/30/08)
State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, in the running for the Republican nomination for governor, was in Cape Girardeau on Saturday to help build a home for Habitat for Humanity. Steelman, her two sons and a family friend helped erect the roof of the home at 1115 Good Hope St. on Saturday morning...
Trail of Tears July programs (06/30/08)
Call 573-290-5268 if you plan to attend a park program to find out about scheduling changes that may have occurred. Groups must contact the park. Meet by the Visitor Center unless otherwise indicated. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult...
Riverside Regional Library July calendar (06/30/08)
All locations n Teen Studio, for ages 12 to 18, PlayStation video games and Internet access available. The Teen Space has graphic novels, young adult paperbacks, board games and CDs. Jackson (for all ages) n At 9:30 a.m. Thursday, "The Bee Movie!"...
Reunion planned for Naval Reserve Center (06/30/08)
A reunion of all former members of the Navy Reserve Center in Cape Girardeau will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Cape County Park North in Cape Girardeau. There will be a noon picnic and activities for all those attending. A small fee will cover the cost of the picnic. For reservations, call LCDR Danny Poole at 270-876-7259 or e-mail djpoole@brtc.net by July 16. ...
Sergeant arrives at recruiting station (06/30/08)
Army Sgt. Ian A. Agnew has been assigned to and arrived for duty at Flint Recruiting Station, Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion, Michigan. Agnew is a recruiter with five years of military service. He is the son of Barbara and Allan Agnew of Sedgewickville, Mo., and a 2002 graduate of the New Salem Baptist Academy in Marble Hill, Mo....
New head of Cape schools to start Tuesday (06/30/08)
An air of hostility hung over a November forum for parents to thresh out what they were looking for in a new superintendent. After four superintendents in 11 years, they knew what they wanted. Troubled by a low graduation rate, an achievement gap, financial bungling and what they described as a lack of communication, parents said above all they need a leader who keeps the focus on students and their success...
Ill. farmers hit hard by ongoing flooding (06/30/08)
For some farmers in Southern Illinois, the last opportunity to plant crops this season is coming to a close. Farmers just across the Mississippi River in Alexander County have had their expected harvests cut in half by extensive flooding, which has kept the fields inundated for most of the growing season. The rains have caused large profit losses...
Albrecht family share photos, stories (06/30/08)
Editor's note: The following story was submitted to the Southeast Missourian. By Vicki Howell Over Memorial Day weekend, the descendants of Louis and Edna Albrecht gathered for a family reunion. The reunion was celebrated as a surprise to Lou Albrecht, Louis and Edna's youngest child and also a member of the National Softball Hall of Fame. ...
Ranger hurt, suspect dead after incident at Arch (06/30/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A U.S. Park Ranger is injured and a 23-year-old man is dead after an incident near the grounds of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Police said the ranger saw four men destroying barricades early Sunday and throwing them in the river. When the ranger confronted the men, one of them attacked him. The ranger used his Taser on the man, but the suspect continued to resist...
Girl, 3, falls from mom's car on country road near Springfield (06/30/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A 3-year-old girl is suffering from road burns after falling out of her mother's moving vehicle along a country road north of Springfield. Greene County sheriff's deputies said the child's mother called 911 Monday morning to report that the girl had jumped from the moving car near the Fellows Lake Recreational Area. The child turned up at a neighbor's home...
Six horses killed in KC stable fire (06/30/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Six horses are dead after a fast-moving fire tore through a stable in rural southeast Kansas City. Firefighters say by the time they arrived Sunday night, three buildings were engulfed in flames and the roof over the stables had already collapsed on top of horses trapped inside. Several horses in a nearby pasture survived...
Obama gives patriotism speech in Missouri (06/30/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama defends his interpretations of patriotism, impressing supporters who came to hear him speak in Independence. Many who heard Monday's speech at the Truman Memorial Building said they gained even more respect for Obama as he argued that patriotism should allow Americans to stand up and dissent against a government they don't agree with...
Mo. lawsuit asks court to clarify stem cell limits (06/30/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An embryonic stem cell critic is suing to delay spending from a state life-sciences research fund. Missouri Roundtable for Life argues in a lawsuit filed Monday that the courts should decide whether existing limits on using the fund's money for certain research are trumped by a 2006 constitutional amendment endorsing stem cell research...
Witnesses say they lied in fatal KC fire case (06/30/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal investigators, anxious to convict those responsible for a 1988 blast that killed six Kansas City firefighters, used intimidation and other means to pressure several witnesses to lie, according to a published report...
Blunt to sign Internet harassment bill (06/30/08)
O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A bill outlawing cyberbullying in Missouri is expected to be signed into law on Monday. Gov. Matt Blunt is scheduled to sign Senate Bill 818 during an afternoon event at a library in St. Charles County, just a couple of miles from the neighborhood where 13-year-old Megan Meier hanged herself in 2006 after receiving cruel messages over the Internet...
Anheuser-Busch to cut health, pension benefits (06/30/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch Cos. plans to cut pension and health care benefits for its salaried employees as part of an effort to slash $1 billion in costs by the end of 2010 and fend off an unsolicited $46 billion bid from Belgian brewer InBev...
Chrysler to close one Missouri plant; cut production at another (06/30/08)
DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler LLC said Monday it will indefinitely close one Missouri plant and cut production at another due to slumping demand for pickup trucks and minivans. Officials with the Auburn Hills-based automaker said in a conference call that it will shutter the St. Louis South plant, which makes minivans, effective Oct. 31. The St. Louis North plant, which makes full-size pickups, will be cut from two shifts to one effective Sept. 2...
2 men kill selves inside KC homes in standoffs (06/30/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police say a kidnapping suspect is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in one of two fatal standoffs in the area overnight. The unidentified man is suspected of abducting a woman at gunpoint outside a Kansas City restaurant late Sunday. She was shot, but police said her wound was not life-threatening...
Flooded towns along river ponder their futures: Rebuild or relocate (06/30/08)
FOLEY, Mo. -- Once the Mississippi River starts to recede this week from another great flood, the tiny river towns that dot its banks in Missouri and Illinois will once again face the question: return and rebuild, or relocate? It's a tough choice in places like Foley, a hamlet of fewer than 300 people an hour's drive northwest of St. ...
New law may lower textbook costs by informing professors (06/30/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new Missouri law is giving college professors information they can use to potentially lower the price their students pay for textbooks and other study materials. Gov. Matt Blunt last week signed into law the Textbook Transparency Act. The measure requires textbook publishers to provide professors who are ordering the books the wholesale price and exactly what changes have been made from a textbook's previous editions...
Name gets Mo. restaurant in trouble (06/30/08)
SMITHVILLE, Mo. -- Jonathan Justus and his wife, Camille Eklof, opened Justus Drugstore: A Restaurant a year ago on land that's been in his family since 1842. The high-end restaurant, whose name is a play on drugstores his grandfather and mother operated across the street, has since drawn rave reviews and is scheduled to be featured in Bon Apetit and Food & Wine magazines this summer...
Mo. GOP governor candidates campaigning on ethics reform (06/30/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Reform. As a noun, it's primary definition is "a correction of faults or evils, as in government or society." So when Missouri's leading Republican gubernatorial candidates campaign on the need for ethics reform, they implicitly suggest that Missouri's current government has faults or evils in need of correction...
Programs help little students get ready for kindergarten (06/30/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Despite all appearances, Danielle Egeling was not herding cats on a recent Monday morning. "Can we get into a line?" she asked her charges, a group of 10 soon-to-be kindergartners. "Do you know how a snake's head follows its body? We're going to be a little like a snake."...
Yodeling cats are a YouTube hit (06/30/08)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Here's how you become a famous international celebrity nowadays: You give people what they want. What they want is cat yodeling. Cat fighting. Cat performance art. Paul Klusman, a 39-year-old cat-loving aerospace engineer from Wichita, recently launched a carefully engineered plan to become a celebrity...
Dog at center of neglect charge dies (06/30/08)
POTOSI, Mo. -- A dog whose care by an eastern Missouri sheriff's department worker led to misdemeanor charges has been euthanized. Mosley the bloodhound was put down Wednesday. Sandi Singer-Adams of Midwest Bloodhound Rescue Inc. said Mosley had become increasingly aggressive. He was euthanized after biting the woman who adopted him...
When pickup sales dived, automakers changed plans (06/30/08)
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Every morning, just after getting coffee, Mark Fields fires up his laptop to pore over a computer model showing real-time U.S. auto sales figures. On this morning in the middle of May, the man who heads Ford Motor Co.'s Americas operations has seen enough...
Wis. sculptor gets cheesy, historic (06/30/08)
LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. -- A Wisconsin sculptor's version of a historical painting is a bit cheesy. Troy Landwehr has carved a version of John Trumbull's painting "Declaration of Independence" in a 2,000-pound block of cheddar. The artist's painting of the historic signing hangs in the Capitol in Washington and graces the back of the $2 bill...
Days of oversize airline carry-ons limited (06/30/08)
PHOENIX -- Admit it. That chunky carry-on bag of yours would never fit into the sample box displayed outside the airport gate. Don't expect that bag to get a free ride for long. Checked bags are now a moneymaker for US Airways, American Airlines and United Airlines, and officials say they're going to keep a closer watch on how much passengers take on board as they begin their new baggage fees...
There's plenty of moose-ing around in N.D. town (06/30/08)
ANAMOOSE, N.D. -- The male moose mascot of a tiny North Dakota town has a mate, and she's the city's namesake. Joe the Moose has long been the mascot on the sign leading into Anamoose, in north-central North Dakota. But officials of the town of about 260 decided to give him a mate, Ana, and held a mock wedding Saturday in celebration...
Fla. vandals tag 60 cars with messages insulting Obama (06/30/08)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Police on Sunday were investigating vandals' spray-painting of dozens of city vehicles here, some with disparaging messages about the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Authorities think the vandalism to about 60 vehicles, estimated at $10,000 in damage, was done Saturday afternoon, police spokeswoman Sgt. Barbara Jones said...
Inmate escapes Ark. jail, leaves flower (06/30/08)
VAN BUREN, Ark. -- Crawford County authorities say an inmate escaped the county jail and left behind a rose fashioned out of toilet paper because he felt sorry for breaking out. Luis Camacho-Mendoza was recaptured a day later on Wednesday in a Van Buren home after police received a tip. Investigator Ken Howard said Camacho-Mendoza was found hiding in a closet in a pile of clothes with a pillowcase over his head...
New Wash., Calif. laws restrict use of hand-held phones while driving (06/30/08)
SEATTLE -- Driving with one hand on the wheel and the other on a cell phone is no longer an option for Washington state drivers. On Tuesday they join more than 28 million others nationwide who have to hang up their cell phones or use hands-free devices. Violators can face a $124 ticket...
Thousands of wildfires still burning in Calif. (06/30/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Firefighters in Northern California battled more than a thousand wildfires to a stalemate by Sunday, but forecasters said dangerous conditions would not relent anytime soon. No new major fires had broken out by Sunday morning as fire crews inched closer to getting some of the largest blazes surrounded, according to the state Office of Emergency Services...
Shipping woes cut Chinese fireworks exports to U.S. (06/30/08)
LIUYANG, China -- Chen Tiezhong will likely spend the Fourth of July worrying about the future of his sprawling fireworks factory. China, where fireworks were first invented, is running short of ports from which to ship the dangerous cargoes abroad...
Zimbabwe's longtime ruler sworn in after disputed vote (06/30/08)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe was sworn in as president for a sixth term Sunday after a widely discredited runoff in which he was the only candidate. His main rival dismissed the inauguration as "an exercise in self-delusion."...
Israel approves deal with Hezbollah (06/30/08)
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli government agreed Sunday to free a Lebanese gunman convicted in one of the grisliest attacks in the country's history in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers killed by Hezbollah guerrillas. The German-mediated deal was a rare political victory for embattled Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and closed a chapter from Israel's inconclusive war against the Lebanese militant group two years ago...
Pakistan presses on with offensive against militants near border (06/30/08)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistani paramilitary forces destroyed a handful of militant centers and uncovered alleged torture cells as they pressed ahead Sunday with an offensive against extremists near the Afghan border, officials said. A spokesman for Pakistan's top Taliban commander promised Sunday that militants would retaliate against the government, and were suspending efforts to reach and implement peace deals...
Kurt Busch wins gamble, race when rain arrives (06/30/08)
LOUDON, N.H.-- Kurt Busch had strategy and luck on his side. Tony Stewart had neither. That's how Busch wound up ending his 29-race winless string Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the rain-shortened Lenox Industrial Tools 301, while the frustrated Stewart simply added another disheartening loss to his own winless string that has reached 31 races...
Christian's perseverance pays off with Yankees (06/30/08)
It was great to see former Southeast Missouri State baseball player Justin Christian called up to the major leagues last week. Christian, an outfielder promoted by the New York Yankees from Class AAA because of an injury to Johnny Damon, wasted no time making an impact...
Phelps opens bid to break Spitz's gold medal record with world record (06/30/08)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Holding off one of his best friends, Michael Phelps started his second attempt to break Mark Spitz's Olympic record with another epic swim. Less than an hour later, the teenager he compares to a little sister joined Phelps in the record book...
Smith stays on track at U.S. Olympic Trials (06/30/08)
Southeast Missouri State product Miles Smith is one step closer to qualifying for the Summer Olympics. Smith had the fourth-fastest time in Sunday's first round of the 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., to make the field of 16 for tonight's semifinals...
Cape Legion junior team finishes sixth in Bash (06/30/08)
The Cape Girardeau American Legion junior team split its two games Sunday at the Eureka Mid Summer Bash to finish sixth out of 16 squads. Cape (20-13) first routed Timberland 19-0 in five innings as Jamie Pickel pitched a one-hitter. Pickel, Jacob Conklin, Eric Hayes, Andrew Williams and Sam Schneider all had two hits. Williams and Schneider both drove in three runs...
Capahas sweep pair on road (06/30/08)
The Plaza Tire Capahas have started another winning streak. After having a nine-game victory string snapped Friday at Waterloo, Ill., the Capahas swept a Sunday doubleheader at Henderson, Tenn. Plaza Tire beat the host Diamond Cats 13-0 and 4-2, making them 4-0 against that squad this season. The Capahas improved to 16-4...
Perry aids Ryder bid with win at Buick (06/30/08)
Kentucky, Kenny Perry is coming home. Perry shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to win the Buick Open by a stroke at 19 under, likely locking up a spot on the Ryder Cup team that will face Europe at Valhalla about 40 miles from his birthplace. "I'm ecstatic," he said. "It really won't sink in until I'm actually putting on the red, white and blue."...
LaRue gets his mitt on Royals (06/30/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The sun, the wind, and Jason LaRue's stocky body proved too much for Kansas City to overcome. The backup catcher started his day by holding onto the ball in the first inning when David DeJesus came crashing into him trying to score. DeJesus, leading the majors with a .463 average with runners in scoring position, had to leave the game...
Park becomes youngest Women's Open champion (06/30/08)
EDINA, Minn. -- Inbee Park woke up in the middle of the night 10 years ago when she heard cheering from the living room of her tiny apartment outside Seoul, South Korea. Her parents were up at 3 a.m. to watch Se Ri Pak become the first South Korean and the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Open. The 9-year-old girl sat down with them to watch, half asleep, but definitely paying attention...
American tennis continues to wither at Wimbledon (06/30/08)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Rafael Nadal has helped his nation cure its longtime aversion to lawn tennis, and he'll be one of three Spanish men playing today in the fourth round at Wimbledon. Switzerland, France, Russia and Croatia have two players apiece among the final 16. Britain, which last won the men's singles title in 1936, advanced one man to the second week, as did Australia, Germany, Serbia and even the island of Cyprus...
Tigers place Ordonez on 15-day DL (06/30/08)
DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers placed right fielder Magglio Ordonez on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled muscle in his right side Sunday. Ordonez pulled his oblique muscle in the third inning of a 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night...
A Neal Boyd timeline (06/30/08)
Neal Boyd's life has been marked by significant events, successes and setbacks. Here, a document of some of them: November 1975Neal Boyd was born to mother Esther Boyd in Sikeston, Mo. ...
2002: Sikeston throws a party for Neal Boyd (06/30/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- It's hard to believe that Sikeston native Neal E. Boyd almost gave up singing for a career in politics. But the 26-year-old lyric tenor who has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City twice and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., has gotten his singing career back on track and has definitely made a name for himself...
2003: Sikeston native is making name for himself in song (06/30/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Neal Boyd could probably tell countless stories of his experiences singing at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, but on Wednesday, all it seemed Boyd, who was clad in a baseball cap and sweatshirt, wanted to talk about was the four big bass he'd caught a few hours earlier on the Mississippi River...
Neal Boyd's not the only one with Southeast Missouri ties on 'America's Got Talent': Meet Matthew Piazzi (06/30/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Another voice familiar to Southeast Missouri, other than Neal E. Boyd, will be calling out across the country on "America's Got Talent." Matthew Piazzi, the son of Southeast Missouri State University teacher Judith Farris, also auditioned and has entered the competition for a million dollar purse and his own Las Vegas show...
'WALL-E,' 'Wanted' team up as $100 million duo (06/30/08)
LOS ANGELES — A lonely little robot made millions of friends during the weekend — and even outgunned Angelina Jolie. "WALL-E," the Pixar Animation tale of a robot toiling away on a long-abandoned Earth, debuted as the No. 1 movie with $62.5 million in ticket sales, with Jolie's assassin thriller "Wanted" opening in second place with $51.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
People on the move 6/30/08 (06/30/08)
Bank names Southeast Mo. market president Terry Tuschhoff of Jackson was named Bank of America's Southeast Missouri market president. His role will include strengthening communication and integration of the bank's customers while reaching out to local not-for-profit groups to help address needs of the community. A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Tuschhoff will continue his current role as community bank executive of the Jackson branch. at 320 W. Main Street...
Area businesses accommodate people vacationing closer to home (06/30/08)
Rumors of a recession are bad news for some businesses, but don't tell that to Debra Martin, owner of Patricia Ann's in Cape Girardeau. Compared to this time a year ago, sales are up five percent. The number of area residents browsing her collection of gifts such as candles, coffees, Missouri wines, and bath and body products also has increased. Lately, Martin has noticed more customers from St. Louis, Kansas City, Southern Illinois and the Cape Girardeau area...
James Farmer (06/30/08)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — James D. Farmer, 50, of Gorham, Ill., died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. He was born July 31, 1957, in Peoria, Ill., son of Dean and Margie Farmer Abernathy. He is survived by his mother; two sons, Brett Farmer of Murphysboro and Justin Farmer of Gorham; a sister, Pam Abernathy Marr of Ware, Mo.; and a brother, Jerry Abernathy of Jonesboro, Ill...
Uldine Brake (06/30/08)
Uldine Perkins Mock Brake, 82, of New Braunfels, Texas, and formerly of Marble Hill, Mo., left this earth Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. The only living daughter of 13 children, she was born on July 14, 1926, in St. Louis to the late Marvin L. and Josephine A. Perkins, both of Marble Hill. She was married in March 1946 to the late SFC Raymond W. Mock of Toledo, Ohio, who preceded her in death in 1970...
Donna Bennett (06/30/08)
Donna Bennett THEBES, Ill. -- Donna Bennett, 66, of Thebes died Saturday, June 28, 2008, at her home. She was born March 6, 1942, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Clarence Earl and Lucille McHughs Baugher. She and Marvin Bennett were married Aug. 17, 1957, in Hernando, Miss. He died April 25, 2000...
Margaret Creighton (06/30/08)
Margaret Marie Clemons Creighton, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Alvin Francis (06/30/08)
Alvin M. Francis, 73, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Advance, Mo., died Saturday, June 28, 2008, in Wentzville, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Charles Brake (06/30/08)
Sgt. Charles Edward Brake, 76, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Brake was active in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam with numerous commendations and medals for his service. He retired in July 1975 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and then married Uldine Mock of St. ...
C.L. Johns (06/30/08)
C.L. Johns, 68, of Bowling Green, Ky., passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green. He was born July 11, 1939, in Dover, Ark., son of Fred and Elsie Ford Johns. He and Marilyn "Joetta" Franklin were united in marriage April 16, 1965, in Advance, Mo...
Police report 6/30/08 (06/30/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Nicole Cannon, 27, 623 Jefferson Ave., was arrested on two Cape Girardeau warrants for contempt of court. n Michael S. Clark, 22, of Moberly, Mo., was arrested on two Boone County warrants for failure to appear...
Fire report 6/30/08 (06/30/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 3:50 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Hackberry Street. n At 7:53 p.m., assistance to the Fruitland Fire Department for a rescue on the Mississippi River...
Out of the past 6/30/08 (06/30/08)
25 years ago: June 30, 1983 Cape Girardeau County has been put on a rabies alert by state health officials, primarily as a precautionary measure; rabies activity has been detected in this county. Faced with the threat of a possible lawsuit, the Scott County Court agrees to return to the county's seven school districts about $100,000 in interest revenue from school taxes collected by the county since 1981; county officials had been placing the money in the general revenue fund to help finance county operations.. ...
New businesses opening in Cape (06/30/08)
Even against strong headwinds, entrepreneurs continue to try to build on their dreams in Cape Girardeau. I continue to see a variety of new business licenses and commercial building permits when I visit city hall on a weekly basis. And my inbox continues to receive news releases detailing the investments people are making in our community...
Finding fixes for a 'more perfect' world (06/30/08)
One of the best phrases in the U.S. Constitution is "a more perfect union." I'm so glad the guys who chose that phrase skipped over "an absolutely, positively infallibly perfect union." Nothing is perfect. After Thursday's storm and a lightning strike caused flooding in downtown Cape Girardeau, some folks complained that the city wasn't prepared. Why, for example, didn't someone just roll a generator to the pumping station and plug it in?...
Virtual learning (06/30/08)
Missouri's Virtual Instruction Program, or MoVIP, is an online teaching program that allows students to take online courses at home. The program, approved by lawmakers in 2006, is designed for students wanting to take a class their school does not offer, for students who have been expelled or are homebound for medical reasons, or for parents who want to homeschool but need direction...
Speak Out 6/30/08 (06/30/08)
Buyout sounds good A 75 percent buyout sounds pretty good for having exercised poor judgment about where to build. That 75 percent could be used in a lot smarter places. Eventually the government may not bail out everyone, the way these disasters keep coming. I don't see how the government can keep bailing everyone out. When FEMA comes in, it's taxpayers who are paying the bill...
RED HOUSE HOSTS BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR CAPE GIRARDEAU! (06/30/08)
Just one time (06/30/08)
"We will try it one time"... "Ok maybe a one more"... "We have time for one/ two, three more then we have to go"...
Just a few more feet then I'll push (06/30/08)
Riding a block of ice down hill is great. But after many trips down and you are only 5, the blocks seem to get heavier and heavier
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