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Prior offender charged in Cape shooting case (07/03/08)
Prosecutors in Cape Girardeau County today charged a man who shot his daughter's boyfriend with three felonies and asked for stiffer punishments because the man is a prior offender. Samuel J. Ward, 42, of 1918 College St., was arrested Thursday after police were called Wednesday to a shooting at his home. The victim, Corey Shannon, was wounded in both the left and right buttocks, according to a sworn statement from patrolman R.W. Rahn, Jr. that was filed with the charges...
Bloomfield teen accused of murder to appear in St. Louis court next week (07/03/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Owen Welty is scheduled to make his first St. Louis County court appearance July 11. According to court documents, there will be a settlement conference in regards to the case at that time. Typically, a settlement conference takes place before a trial in an effort to reach an agreement without going to trial...
Fight spills over from Stoddard to Scott County; one person treated for stab wounds (07/03/08)
A domestic disturbance that started in Stoddard County and continued into southeastern Scott County ended in at least one person going to a Sikeston hospital for emergency surgery on stab wounds, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department...
Cape County rediscovers unsolved homicide from 1981 (07/03/08)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department is now actively investigating an unsolved homicide from 1981 that until recently had been forgotten, according to a news release from the department. Now investigators plan to send off DNA from the remains for analysis in an attempt to determine the identity of the victim and the circumstances surrounding his death...
No paper Friday; holiday coverage online (07/03/08)
The Southeast Missourian will not publish Friday in honor of the Fourth of July holiday.With no newspaper being published, seMissourian.com will have fewer updates than the typical Friday, and headlines emails will not be sent out. ...
Kennett man arrested after stabbing another man with a meat fork (07/03/08)
KENNETT, Mo. -- After stabbing a man with a meat fork during a robbery, Lionel Edwards, 28, of Kennett, is being held on a $75,000 cash bond. According to Assistant Police Chief Steve Williams, on Sunday, Alexander Gordon, also of Kennett, filed a complaint against Edwards citing that on June 23, Edwards attacked and stabbed him with a meat fork while he was at his residence on North Baldwin Street in Kennett. Gordon also stated Edwards robbed him of $650 in cash during the altercation...
Fewer miles will be blacktopped this year in Scott County than planned (07/03/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County will be doing a lot less blacktopping than planned. County commissioners discussed the effect oil prices are having on this year's county blacktopping program during their regular meeting Tuesday. In January when commissioners were working on the county's 2008 budget, the price for asphalt was $32.95 per ton from Delta Asphalt and $40 per ton from Asa Asphalt...
Historian to win Spirit of America Award (07/03/08)
Jane Randol Jackson, co-founder of the Red House Interpretive Center and former director of the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, will receive this year's Spirit of America Award. "I was blown over," said Randol Jackson about being told she won the award. "It caught me off-guard. I'm still in shock."...
Man shot on College Street (07/03/08)
A 28-year-old man was shot Wednesday evening in connection with a domestic dispute in the area of College Streets. Police confirmed Corey Shannon of Cape Girardeau was the victim. A witness at the scene, Catrice Moore, who claimed to be the shooting victim's cousin, said Shannon was in a physical altercation with a female when the female's father shot him...
Old Town Cape marks ninth anniversary (07/03/08)
It started as a dream to revitalize downtown Cape Girardeau on July 1, 1999. Nine years later, Old Town Cape's mission remains the same. "Our goal from the beginning has been to improve the downtown district that is so vital to the city of Cape Girardeau," said Marla Mills, executive director of Old Town Cape, which celebrated its anniversary this week without fanfare. "After many hours of hard work, we have gained respect in the area as an organization that cares for the community."...
Parks and Rec Day offers lots of activities for children (07/03/08)
The eighth annual Parks and Rec Day in Cape Girardeau promises more of almost everything. "A full day of fun" is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Osage Community Centre, according to Jared Tanz, recreation coordinator for the city of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department...
Man faces statutory rape charges (07/03/08)
Zechariah L. James, 30, 1014 Merriwether St., faces charges of first-degree statutory rape, stemming from an incident that occurred Friday, according to a probable-cause statement. The victim's mother brought her to the police station Friday, reporting that the 12-year-old child had been raped...
Bloomfield police seize 12 ounces in marijuana bust (07/03/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A tip Saturday morning led to the seizure of more than 12 ounces of marijuana in Bloomfield. According to Bloomfield police chief Jason Curtman, following the tip, officer Travis Stafford observed the suspect driving his vehicle through a stop sign and pulled him over...
Community briefs 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
Re-enactors to be at Fort D on Friday Civil War re-enactors and friends from the Civil War Roundtable of Cape Girardeau will be at Fort D from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday for re-enactments of Civil War camp life, including infantry drill and rifle loading and firing, artillery drill and firing. Cooking and ladies fashions are part of the event. Admission is free. For more information, call the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631 or 800-777-0068...
17-year-old third suspect arrested in connection with Jackson burglaries (07/03/08)
A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a burglary ring in Jackson. Zachary S. Laird, 17, of 855 Aaron Drive, Jackson, was charged Tuesday with five counts of theft over $500. According to a probable-cause statement by deputy Scott Schnurbusch of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department, Laird was implicated by one of the other two men arrested in connection with the theft ring...
Oran preparing for annual Fourth of July picnic (07/03/08)
ORAN, Mo. -- Over the years, the Oran Knights of Columbus have made every effort to keep their annual Fourth of July picnic as family-oriented as possible just like it was when it began in 1908. "We try to have the same quality of picnic that the church had on the old pavilion grounds," said Lawrence "Lefty" Seyer, who has been involved in several aspects of the event over the years...
New law could push tax rates higher (07/03/08)
A new state law intended to control property taxes could push some local jurisdictions to increase their tax rates to avoid revenue losses. Gov. Matt Blunt visited Cape Girardeau on Wednesday to tout the new law, stopping at a home built by Habitat for Humanity. The measure, Blunt said, will provide protection against tax bills that rise following reassessment...
Man robbed, hugged at gunpoint at Poplar Bluff Wal-Mart (07/03/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A gunman robbed a man on the Wal-Mart parking lot late Monday night, according to the Poplar Bluff Police Department. Heath E. Chandler, 31, of rural Naylor, Mo., told police he parked near the center doors between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. and was walking toward the store when he was approached by a man "who came out of nowhere."...
Patriotic program Friday includes video segments of area veterans (07/03/08)
A patriotic performance Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene will include video segments from veterans and family members, patriotic music and a guest appearance by Betsy Ross, all coordinated by the Dramatization Force Association. On video Monday, Charles Thompson, a Missouri Veterans Home resident, shared with DFA director Michael Toeniskoetter a World War II story that had a dramatic effect on his life...
Four in court on property damage charges (07/03/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Four 16-year-olds will appear in court today to face charges of property damage in connection with $37,000 worth of destruction to the Benton Community Building in April. According to a news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, damage to a new gym floor at the building will cost more than $20,000 to repair, and construction supplies worth about $17,000 were destroyed...
New method to calculate which schools meet education goals (07/03/08)
School administrators say they are confused but cautiously optimistic about a new model for assessing progress under the No Child Left Behind law. Students who miss proficiency targets but show growth will now count toward a school meeting federal standards. The U.S. Department of Education granted Missouri the option of using the so-called "growth model" last week...
Altenburg church picnic to be held July 20 (07/03/08)
Serving begins at 4 p.m. July 20 at the Altenburg Fairgrounds for the Trinity Lutheran Church picnic. Menu includes pork steak, fish, German potato salad, coleslaw, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, homemade pie and ice cream. — From staff reports...
The silent ranks: Army wives always on guard, fiercely loyal (07/03/08)
I'm not the one who fires the weapon, who puts my life on the line But my job is just as tough. I'm the one who's left behind ... Behind the lines I see the things needed to keep this country free My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do our kids and me...
Jackson teen crowned at state beauty pageant (07/03/08)
Laurie Clippard of Jackson was recently crowned the Mini Supreme Queen in the 6 years and up age division at the America's Fabulous Faces state beauty pageant in St. Louis. Clippard also won first place and a trophy in her age division for swim wear; a trophy for best smile in her age division; first runner-up and a medal for most photogenic in her age division. Clippard was crowned overall top super model for America's Fabulous Faces...
Missouri finishes fiscal year with $50M surplus (07/03/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State revenues for the 2008 fiscal year come in higher than what was anticipated in the budget. Revenue collections for the year grew by 3.7 percent during the fiscal year that ended Monday. That's better than the 3.1 percent growth rate the budget was based upon...
High gas prices fuel Mo. town to allow golf carts (07/03/08)
ALBANY, Mo. (AP) -- Soaring gasoline prices drive a northwest Missouri town to join the growing trend of legalizing the use of golf carts on city streets. Officials in Albany this week passed an ordinance to allow golf carts on streets within the city limits. City Administrator Derek Brown said several residents asked the city to legalize the use of golf carts, saying the practice would be cheaper than traveling around town in a car...
Former St. Louis teacher convicted of sexual misconduct (07/03/08)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A former suburban St. Louis special education teacher faces sentencing after being convicted of sexual misconduct with students. Cathy Heminghaus, who is 48, was found not guilty of 18 other sex-related charges in a verdict announced Wednesday. The jury found her guilty of statutory sodomy, sexual contact with a student and supplying liquor to a minor. Jurors returned to court on Thursday to decide her punishment...
Coast Guard: Mississippi River still closed to recreation (07/03/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Floodwaters are receding, but the Mississippi River remains way too high for recreational boaters. The Coast Guard on Thursday put out a reminder that the river remains closed to recreational vessels between Canton, Missouri, and south St. Louis County. The reminder comes as the Independence Day holiday approaches, often a busy time for boats on the river...
Liberty Memorial flame to stay ablaze (07/03/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The eternal flame atop the Liberty Memorial will continue burning thanks to a successful financial campaign. National World War I Museum officials said Thursday that the Save the Flame campaign received more than $60,000 for operating costs, exceeding the needed $45,000...
Body found in Mo. creek may be that of missing man (07/03/08)
MILAN, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities believe they've found the body of a northeast Missouri man missing for nearly a week. Sullivan County Chief Deputy Dave Atkins says a body of a drowning victim was discovered Wednesday in Locust Creek, near the town of Milan (MEYE'-luhn)...
A.M.E. Church delegates gather in St. Louis (07/03/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- More than 40,000 delegates, church leaders and visitors from around the world will be gathering in St. Louis for a convention of the oldest predominantly black denomination in North America. The African Methodist Episcopal Church is holding its quadrennial convention at the Americas Center starting Thursday and running through July 11...
DNA gets rapist another 18 years in Mo. prison (07/03/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A 33-year-old man who has already been in prison 18 years for a 1990 rape in Kansas City has been sentenced to 18 more years for another rape earlier that year. Last year investigators matched Harry McNeal Jr.'s DNA with evidence from the rape of a woman at her Kansas City home while her 6-year-old son slept beside her. The woman testified that she's still traumatized by the attack and can't sleep without a gun or knife in the room...
Fireworks destroy home in St. Charles (07/03/08)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Fireworks are being blamed for a fire that destroyed a home in St. Charles and left a neighboring home badly damaged. The fire happened Monday as a father and son were shooting bottle rockets. No one was hurt. Firefighters believe the father accidentally set a bag of fireworks on fire. It took firefighters nearly an hour to get the blaze under control...
Mo. AG candidate suggests new recall, scam alerts (07/03/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic attorney general candidate Margaret Donnelly said Thursday that she would crack down on dangerous and recalled products while fixing loopholes for sex offender registration and background checks. Donnelly, speaking at a Jefferson City library, unveiled what she called her first priorities if she is elected. She said that her office would stand guard to keep Missourians safe...
Thousands in KC area lose power in storms (07/03/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Strong winds and heavy rains in the Kansas City area flood highways and leave thousands without power. More than 13,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the aftermath of thunderstorms on both sides of the Missouri-Kansas line the night before...
Search for missing Missouri man made difficult by current (07/03/08)
WARSAW, Mo. (AP) -- The search for a 22-year-old Osage Beach man who went missing from a dock at Lake of the Ozarks is being hampered by currents. The Missouri State Water Patrol says it is continuing efforts to drag and scan the lake for Bradley Burns but efforts have been hindered by the opening of flood gates at Truman Reservoir. The resulting current makes scanning and dragging difficult...
Temporary order blocking life-science money denied (07/03/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state trial judge Wednesday denied a request from critics of embryonic stem-cell research to block $21 million from going to the state's Life Sciences Research Board. Missouri Roundtable for Life, represented by the governor's former chief of staff, filed a lawsuit earlier this week asking the courts to intervene before the state provides $21 million to a life-sciences board that awards research grants...
Bridges, locks reopening as Midwest floods recede (07/03/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Transportation corridors opened over and on the Mississippi River Wednesday as floodwaters continued to recede at a rapid pace. Two bridges -- one at Quincy, Ill., the other at Louisiana, Mo. -- reopened Wednesday because floodwaters no longer covered the bridge approaches. A highway reopened near Hannibal, Mo...
Skeeter advice: Wear repellent, avoid perfumes (07/03/08)
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First came floods, now mosquitoes for Midwest (07/03/08)
CHICAGO -- First came the floods -- now the mosquitoes. An explosion of pesky insects are pestering cleanup crews and just about anyone venturing outside in the waterlogged Midwest. In some parts of Iowa there are 20 times the normal number, and in Chicago up to five times more than usual...
Mo. to spend $5.8B on transportation (07/03/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state transportation commission approved Wednesday an updated five-year spending plan totaling about $5.8 billion. The plan includes almost $4.4 billion for 730 highway and bridge projects. That's $300 million more than originally anticipated. Transportation officials say they were able to add projects because of improved financing conditions for their bonds...
Alleged police car joyride lands S.C. teenager in jail (07/03/08)
DILLON, S.C. -- Call him the short arm of the law. Police in Dillon, a small town near the North Carolina border, say a 13-year-old with an interest in law enforcement twice stole a police cruiser and took it out to do some patrolling. The boy's mother saw him bring the car home both times but didn't see anything wrong with the joyrides, Police Sgt. Jason Turner said...
Bush says U.S. to send more troops to Afghanistan (07/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- Grappling with a record death toll in an overshadowed war, President Bush promised Wednesday to send more U.S. troops into Afghanistan by year's end. He conceded that June was a "tough month" in the nearly seven-year-old war. In fact, it was the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the conflict began...
Probes show solar system dented, not round (07/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- When viewed from the rest of the galaxy, the edge of our solar system appears slightly dented as if a giant hand is pushing one edge of it inward, far-traveling NASA probes reveal. Information from Earth's first space probes to hit the thick edge of the solar system -- called the heliosheath where the solar wind slows abruptly -- paint a picture that is not the simple circle that astronomers long thought, according to several studies published today in the journal Nature. ...
Government contradicts itself over ID theft advice (07/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- The government doesn't have to look far to see who's ignoring its advice on preventing identity theft. It's the government itself. The nation's Medicare agency and the Pentagon want at least 52 million Americans to carry their Social Security numbers in their wallets, contrary to warnings by the Federal Trade Commission that people should avoid doing so...
Fire danger and economic woes cancel some pyrotechnics shows (07/03/08)
Those seeking the oohs and aahs of traditional Fourth of July fireworks could be sadly disappointed this year: Public displays and sales of boxed firecrackers are being canceled or scaled back across the nation, victims of a sluggish economy, wildfire fears and product shortages caused by a warehouse fire in China...
Profiling eyed for terrorism probes (07/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is considering letting the FBI investigate Americans without any evidence of wrongdoing, relying instead on a terrorist profile that could single out Muslims, Arabs or other racial and ethnic groups. Law enforcement officials say the proposed policy would help them do exactly what Congress demanded after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: root out terrorists before they strike...
U.S. factory orders see 0.6 percent gain in May (07/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories turned in the slowest performance in three months in May as a surge in demand for commercial aircraft was not enough to offset weakness in autos, heavy machinery and steel. Factory orders rose by 0.6 percent in May, less than half the gains turned in during April and March, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. It was the poorest showing since factory orders had fallen by 0.4 percent in February...
Palestinian goes on Jerusalem rampage with heavy machinery (07/03/08)
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian laborer driving a construction vehicle rammed into packed buses, tossed cars into the air and rolled over pedestrians in a deadly rampage Wednesday that killed three people and wounded dozens in Jerusalem. The attacker's unusual weapon was a yellow Caterpillar front loader...
Iran's foreign minister envoy dismisses attack threat as 'craziness' (07/03/08)
NEW YORK -- Iran's top diplomat predicted Wednesday that the United States and Israel would not risk the "craziness" of attacking his country and possibly provoking a wider Middle East war or driving oil prices into uncharted heights. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in an interview with The Associated Press that he does not believe a military strike is looming while the U.S. ...
Hezbollah confirms prisoner swap with Israel (07/03/08)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Hezbollah's leader Wednesday confirmed for the first time that his group will hand over two captured Israeli soldiers and information on a missing Israeli airman in exchange for five Lebanese prisoners in Israel. Israeli officials believe the two soldiers are dead, but Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said he had not given Israel any indication of their fate. He called reports that they are dead "speculation ... not based on anything tangible."...
Car mashed by 25 tons of potatoes (07/03/08)
BERLIN -- A farmer in Germany has learned a harsh lesson about the dangers of smoking. While he ducked into a convenience store to buy cigarettes, his parked tractor and its load of 25 tons of potatoes went rolling down a hill -- and over a parked car...
Colombian military frees hostages from leftist rebels (07/03/08)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia freed kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors from leftist guerrillas Wednesday after military spies tricked rebels into giving them up without a single injury, the defense minister said...
Wainwright hopes to resume throwing next week (07/03/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The violent motion that produces Adam Wainwright's curveball is responsible for an injury more common to rock climbers clinging to cliffs than pitchers. The St. Louis Cardinals' ace has been sidelined nearly a month waiting for a ruptured tendon in the middle finger of his right hand to heal, and is unlikely to return until after the All-Star break...
Federer routs Ancic, gets Safin in semis (07/03/08)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Lest anyone forget that Roger Federer has, indeed, lost at Wimbledon, the BBC filled time during a rain delay Wednesday by rolling tape of his 2002 first-round exit against Mario Ancic. That, of course, was the last time Federer stepped on a court at the All England Club -- or anywhere on grass, for that matter -- and walked away without winning...
Glaus' two homers power Cardinals (07/03/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Troy Glaus' second homer of the game with two outs in the ninth won it for St. Louis, an inning after pinch-hitter Chris Duncan's two-run shot tied it in the Cardinals' 8-7 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night. Glaus' fifth career game-winning homer came off rookie Carlos Muniz (0-1), a towering drive that barely cleared the left-field wall. Rick Ankiel hit his 17th homer in the fifth and flied out to the wall in center field before Glaus' at-bat...
Dumas earns chance to work with Chiefs (07/03/08)
Southeast Missouri State assistant football coach Troy Dumas has been awarded a 2008 National Football League Minority Coaching Fellowship with the Kansas City Chiefs. Dumas, a former NFL player who is in his first year at Southeast, will attend training camp with the Chiefs in River Falls, Wis., beginning July 24...
Timeout with ... Jerome Simpson (07/03/08)
Sport: Bowling Age: 7 1/2 Nickname: Jerome Jerome. My dad used to call me that Resides: Perryville Most fun part of bowling: Going out there and having some fun with friends and bowling good Most frustrating part: Bowling bad when you're having a bad day...
Area digest 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
McIntosh records hole in one Marble Hill's Andy McIntosh scored his second career hole in one on No. 4 at Kimbeland Country Club. McIntosh used a gap wedge to record the ace on the 115-yard hole. Brenda McIntosh, Norm Hayden and Elaine Hayden witnessed the shot...
Area calendar 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
Baseball n Cardinals road trip: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will host its eighth annual St. Louis Cardinals game day. It will be Sunday against the Chicago Cubs, with the first pitch scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Cost: $25 per ticket, located on the infield terrace reserved level. ...
Local swimmer earns nomination for ESPY award (07/03/08)
The nominees for the ESPY awards include the usual big names: Alex Rodriguez, Tiger Woods, Tom Brady ... and Susan Beth Scott. Scott, a 16-year-old from Cape Girardeau, was among the four nominees for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability. "We're thrilled and shocked about the whole thing," said Alicia Scott, Susan Beth's mother. ...
Dalhousie's GM accepts new post in California (07/03/08)
Dalhousie Golf Club prepares for its second annual American Junior Golf Association stop down one key person, but club officials believe they have a good template from which to build. Andy Deiro, the general manager for Dalhousie for 3 years, began his new duties as director of guest services for Indian Wells Golf Resort in California on June 21...
Scott County Post 369 squeaks out 4-3 win (07/03/08)
CHAFFEE -- Blake Dirnberger said he gained valuable college baseball experience this past spring even though he redshirted at Southeast Missouri State. The Scott City graduate doesn't appear to be rusty after sitting out a full season. He has been on fire offensively during American Legion ball, leading Scott County Post 369 with a .552 batting average, four homers and 31 RBI in 67 at-bats...
Capahas enter Mid-South Regional as favorite (07/03/08)
On paper, the Plaza Tire Capahas should have a fairly easy time winning their fourth consecutive National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional championship. But Plaza Tire manager Jess Bolen has been around too long to take anything for granted. That's why Bolen is confident but wary about the three-team tournament that will be held Friday through Sunday at Capaha Field...
Making the most of our gifts (07/03/08)
July 3, 2008 Dear Leslie, As a child you think you can do anything, even fly like Superman once you figure out how. To know what flying feels like you jump out of trees and off cliffs and somehow survive. My Aunt Jane was a secretary at the local high school when I was a boy, so some wintry Saturday mornings while she worked my cousin Danny and I played on the same court the Central High School basketball team played on. ...
Grassroots effort to promote bluegrass (07/03/08)
It's Sunday evening in Dennis Scivally Park in Cape Girardeau. Birds are chirping and a cool breeze is rustling the leaves of the tall trees that line the park. But in the midst of it all there is a different sound than most nights -- bluegrass music...
No boys allowed in Black Door Gallery's latest exhibit (07/03/08)
The Black Door Gallery in Cape Girardeau will be presenting art from "The Feminine Perspective," when women of all ages and from around the United States display their artwork for the first women-only art show at the gallery. Organizer Elizabeth Thomas said they were looking for a different type of show and one featuring only women was a good idea...
Fourth of July celebrations (07/03/08)
Jackson The City of Jackson will celebrate Independence Day with festivities in the park. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the car show will be in Jackson Main Park. At 11 a.m. food stands and pony rides open along with Art in the Park. The Dance Extensions will perform on the tennis courts at 2 p.m. and Saxy Jazz plays at 7 p.m. before the Jackson Muny Band starts at and the fireworks go off at 9:30. Admission to all is free...
Best-sellers 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
1. "Fearless Fourteen" by Janet Evanovich 2. "Sail" by James Patterson and Howard Roughan 3. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer 4. "New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer 5. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow...
Good bets 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
Live Music Doug Rees The Jackson singer-songwriter settles in with special guest Mark Rees. Where: Stooges, Jackson When: 7 to 11 p.m. today Ivas John Band Illinois blues band in its weekly gig...
Wonder talks about tour, inspirations, Obama (07/03/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:NEW YORK -- Stevie Wonder is fidgeting with his camera phone, embarrassed because he can't get it to work right. But wait, it's not what you think. Wonder is trying to show a reporter how the device helps him "see" written documents; moments later, the blind superstar reveals how the camera takes photos of text, converts it to audio and reads the words aloud, and instantly has wowed his audience of one...
Review: 'WALL-E' quiet but masterfully done (07/03/08)
Webster's Online Dictionary defines a masterpiece as follows: A work done with extraordinary skill; or a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement. I define a masterpiece as follows: Pixar's "WALL-E." The geniuses at Pixar are the ones behind the ground breaking and critically acclaimed films "Toy Story," "The Incredibles," and (until Friday night) my favorite Pixar film, "Finding Nemo." "WALL-E" is their best film to date, a movie filled with such great characters and imagery that at times you forget that you are watching a cartoon.. ...
Little people, big story (07/03/08)
METROPOLIS, Ill. — Some of the cast from the TLC reality TV series "Little People Big World" will be in Metropolis to share their experience as part of the show. Amy Roloff and her children will talk about the hardships of being a little person in a world of big people at 7 p.m. Sunday at Harrah's Metropolis Casino's Riverfront Event Center. An autograph session will follow the talk...
'Dark Knight' credits pay tribute to Ledger (07/03/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Heath Ledger is getting a fond tribute from his collaborators on "The Dark Knight." The end credits of the "Batman Begins" sequel include a farewell note to Ledger, who died in January from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs; and to special-effects technician Conway Wickliffe, who was killed last September in a stunt-car accident...
Worth the drive 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
Less than two hours Soldier's Memorial Plaza, St. Louis Fair St. Louis/Celebrate St. Louis and Live Off the Levee begin Friday. This year the events have moved away from their usual riverfront location because of flooding. Instead, the Soldier's Memorial Plaza will host the music and fairgrounds. ...
Radio's 'Car Talk' guys reluctantly tackle TV (07/03/08)
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers of NPR's "Car Talk" fame, are just two low-ego lugs. That's why -- familiar self-deprecating shtick aside -- the boys' ambivalence about their new public television series rings seriously true...
Tatum O'Neal pleads guilty to disorderly conduct (07/03/08)
NEW YORK -- Tatum O'Neal has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with her June cocaine possession arrest in lower Manhattan. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Elisa Koenderman has ordered the 44-year-old actress to spend two half-day sessions in a drug treatment program and pay a $95 surcharge...
Review: 'Wanted' is unbelievable, yet enjoyable (07/03/08)
This is probably the only time in my life I will say this: "Thank God for advertising." If it wasn't for the trailer and all of the commercials I never would have been mentally prepared for the ridiculousness that is "Wanted" and probably wouldn't of enjoyed it nearly as much as I did...
New on DVDs 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
"Vantage Point" Someone's out to kill the president — and this breakneck thriller applies a "Rashomon"-style multiple-viewpoint approach to tell and retell the story through the eyes of people at the epicenter. The same 15 minutes or so of action unfold again and again, each segment providing a different look and revealing more about what's actually happening during a shooting and explosion at the site of the U.S. ...
ARTifacts 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
National arts organization honors Missouri governor Americans for the Arts awarded Gov. Matt Blunt with the 2008 National Award for Gubernatorial Arts Leadership for his role in advancing the arts and art education in Missouri. He received the award in June at the 76th annual U.S. ...
Libertyfest and air show: 'One big celebration' (07/03/08)
Get ready to celebrate your independence with music, fireworks, air shows and more as two annual events -- the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival and Libertyfest -- combine for a major Fourth of July festival. Originally planned for downtown Cape Girardeau, the recent flooding of the Mississippi River caused event organizers to relocate to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport in a short amount of time. But Marla Mills, executive director of Old Town Cape, said the show must go on...
Review: 'Hancock' sure to be another Smith success (07/03/08)
Back in the '90s, few people would have imagined that Will Smith, TV's "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," would someday be one of three actors to star in seven consecutive $100 million blockbusters. But he is -- and with "Hancock," he may just make it eight...
Sweet relief with Andy's Frozen Custard (07/03/08)
Summer is in full swing and melting Southeast Missourians. But Bill Leming, co-owner of Andy's Frozen Custard in Cape Girardeau, said his frozen custard is tasty relief. "We offer a treat that uses premium ingredients and, unlike ice cream, doesn't freeze your taste buds," Leming said. "Everyone loves our Snowmonster, which is fresh strawberries and chocolate chips blended with vanilla frozen custard."...
A short review of the new Pixar short, 'Presto' (07/03/08)
The arrival of a new Pixar film also means the debut of the animation studio's latest short. And this time, the feature film has more in common with its short-film tradition. "WALL-E" is accompanied by "Presto," the latest five-minute slice of animated heaven to arrive in tandem with a Pixar long-player...
Music Review:Vanessa Hudgens new CD 'Identified' (07/03/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:While the second installment of "High School Musical" was extremely successful, that might not be the case for Vanessa Hudgens' second album, "Identified." The follow-up to her gold debut, "V," "Identified" shows Hudgens hasn't really grown musically in the two years since that album's release -- her voice remains weak and uninspiring. The CD adds to her problems with subpar material...
McClellan campaigns for himself in promoting book (07/03/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- On his book promotion stopover here, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan was squired around by a "literary escort," a pleasant woman named Naomi who drives visiting authors to their speaking engagements in a blue convertible. There were no motorcades, no street closures, no Secret Service...
Report: Microsoft seeks help for another Yahoo bid (07/03/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Unable to strike a deal on its own, Microsoft Corp. reportedly is hoping to snap up Yahoo's online search operations with the help of News Corp. and Time Warner Inc. The latest twist in Microsoft's convoluted courtship caused Yahoo's shares to rise more than 3 percent in Wednesday's sinking stock market, even though the chances of a deal getting done still seemed remote...
Stocks drop after new record for petroleum prices (07/03/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street resumed its sell-off Wednesday after oil hit a new record and a bearish analyst report renewed concerns that General Motors Corp. could run out of cash. The stock market's pullback, which accelerated in the final hours of the week's last full trading day, left the Dow Jones industrial average officially in bear market territory, with the blue chips having fallen more than 20 percent from their October highs...
Jerry Rea (07/03/08)
Jerry Jean Rea, 82, of Palatine, Ill., died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at her home. She was born Oct. 19, 1925, in St. Louis, daughter of Hunter Jean Burns. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, Charles H. and Effie Seabaugh of Jackson. Formerly of Jackson and Cape Girardeau, she had lived in Palatine more than 55 years. She was employed more than 25 years with Palatine Park District. Her hobbies included gardening, traveling and bridge. She had a great love for family and friends...
Margaret Bruenderman (07/03/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo -- Margaret Marie Wallace Bruenderman, 86, a lifelong resident of Charleston, died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Charleston, to the late John Wallace and Laura Belle Forbey Wallace. Having lived in Charleston her entire life she was a 1939 graduate of Charleston High School, a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, and former member of the Daughters of Isabella...
Betty Smith (07/03/08)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Betty J. Smith, 66, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at her home. She was born April 12, 1942, in Alto Pass, Ill., daughter of Harry and Beatrice Boshill Shepard. She and Jim "John" Smith were married May 9, 1959, in Jonesboro...
Alberta Schlimme (07/03/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Alberta Louise Schlimme, 85, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 16, 1922, in Burfordville, daughter of Jesse Lewis and Rebecca Mariah Davis Slaughter. She and Charles Fritz Schlimme were married April 10, 1941, in Jackson. He died Feb. 10, 1972...
Louise Kielhofner-Scheeter (07/03/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Louise Kielhofner-Scheeter, 81 of Chaffee left this earthly world to join the heavenly Father Wednesday morning, July 2, 2008. She was born April 2, 1927, in Alton, Mo., daughter of Ray and Delia Barton Johnson. She and James Kielhofner were married Feb. 7, 1948, at Guardian Angel Church. He preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1954. She married Dick Scheeter July 5, 1997. He preceded her in death Oct. 20, 2006...
Births 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
Miller Twin son and daughter to Lance Alan and Starla Michelle Miller of Scott City, Saint Francis Medical Center, Wednesday, June 4, 2008. Lane Alan was born at 10:10 a.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces. Ava Grace was born at 10:11 a.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 1 ounce. ...
Police report 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Brian A. Segura, 30, 190 D St. Lot 87, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to pay fine and cost for following too close...
Fire report 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: At 10:50 p.m., a fire alarm in the 1800 block of Perryville Road. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n At 7:24 a.m., an alarm in the 200 block of Saint Francis Drive...
Out of the past 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
25 years ago: July 3, 1983 With most of the exterior repair work completed at Old St. Vincent's, restoration of the interior can begin; Ted Wofford, a liturgical architect from the firm of Murphy, Downsey, Wofford and Richman of St. Louis, has presented the restoration committee with a set of sketches showing how the building can be restored to much of its original appearance...
Correction 7/3/08 (07/03/08)
* Fruitland firefighter Ken Sauerbrunn's name was misspelled in Sunday's story about a man rescued from the Mississippi River's backwater.
Independent thoughts (07/03/08)
The Southeast Missourian On Friday, Americans across this great land and throughout the world will find ways to celebrate Independence Day. Here are two items of interest that reflect the spirit of the occasion: Why I want to be an American...
Missouri's got talent (07/03/08)
America's got talent. And it comes from Missouri. Authors, artists, musicians -- Missouri has names under every artistic category. A walk down Main Street will show you proof. At night the music dances out of the bars and right onto the street. During business hours or window shopping you can see the creative visual talents harbored in this inland cape...
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