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Stories from Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Boil water order issued for Annwood Estates in Jackson through Thursday (07/08/08)
A boil water has been issued for Annwood Estates Subdivision in Jackson, according to a news release from the city's Public Works Department. Below is a copy of the release: "The City of Jackson has issued a precautionary boil water order for all of the properties in Annwood Estates Subdivision in eastern Jackson due to a water main break near the intersection of East Jackson Boulevard and Brittany Drive. ...
Sikeston establishes litter hot line (07/08/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — The Sikeston Department of Public Safety (DPS) has established a litter hot line. "It is up and operational as we speak," DPS Director Drew Juden said during the regular city council meeting Monday. The number, 573-475-3737, rings into DPS's 24-hour communication center, according to Juden. In the event dispatchers are busy, the call is routed to voice mail...
Storm damage reported in Scott, Stoddard counties (07/08/08)
Three trees were reported down on Route H near Blodgett, Mo., today at 3:45 p.m after severe weather passed through Southeast Missouri, according to the National Weather Service. Three trees were also reported uprooted in Bloomfield, Mo., at 3 p.m. today...
B'nai Israel Synagogue up for sale a second time (07/08/08)
On Main Street, set a block apart from downtown, a part of Cape Girardeau's past stands out among nearby buildings. The one-story synagogue in Cape Girardeau, dressed in stuccoed brick with an Islamic and Spanish architectural style, has been used little since the early 1970s...
Chaffee police chief resigns (07/08/08)
Chaffee police chief Jesse Chisum said his decision to resign resulted from a desire to do what's best for the city and his personal goal of doing well in nursing school. Chisum started his job last August with some enthusiasm, but within three months was at odds with some police personnel board and city council members, as well as Mayor Loretta Mohorc. ...
Both lanes of Highway 177 reopened (07/08/08)
Highway 177 just north of the Cape Girardeau city limits has reopened following the road's closure last week due to rising Mississippi River backwater, according to a news release Monday from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Monday morning water had receded enough to open one lane of the road, which was closed from County Road 643 to 657. Monday afternoon MoDOT announced both lanes were open. For more information, call MoDOT at 1-888-275-6636...
Rising gas prices contribute to increase in teleconferencing, telecommuting (07/08/08)
When HAVCO Wood Products started teleconferencing its meetings in 2006 between company executives in its home base of Cape Girardeau and other areas of the country, the business never realized how much travel time and money the investment would save them two years later...
Man charged in dogfighting case has probation revoked (07/08/08)
A Dudley, Mo., man had his probation revoked Monday as a result of dogfighting and drug possession charges filed against him in October. Jamie D. Sifford, 30, appeared today before Stoddard County Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp to decide whether or not to revoke his probation after an October raid on his Dudley property. Police allege they found evidence of dogfighting and drugs at Sifford's property during the raid...
Cape Girardeau City Council actions 7/8/08 (07/08/08)
Public hearings No one attended a public hearing regarding annexation of real estate north of County Road 618 between the new LaSalle Avenue/East Main Street interchange on Interstate 55 and Route W. n No one attended a public hearing regarding annexation of real estate on the west side of Perryville Road north of Evergreen Drive...
Voter registration deadline: 5 p.m. Wednesday (07/08/08)
Voters who want to cast ballots in the August primary -- or those who want to plan ahead for November's big political contest -- have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to register. According to Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark, only voters who have moved or changed their names need to register...
Fireworks concerns aired at city council meeting (07/08/08)
Cape Girardeau police arrested 17 people, including 11 juveniles, for fireworks violations this season, according to information presented Monday to the city council. The statistics are for the period beginning June 27 and ending Saturday, and represent a 20 percent decrease in the number of calls for service from the previous year. The Cape Girardeau Police Department set up a special unit to handle only fireworks calls this year...
Illinois police release name of man who died in bridge crash (07/08/08)
Illinois State Police on Monday released the name of the driver who died in a fiery crash on Illinois Highway 146 just east the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. John F. Harris, 22, of Cairo, Ill., was driving the Chevrolet Blazer that crossed the center line on the highway on June 30, struck a tractor-trailer and a minivan and burst into flames, dispatcher Christine Garner said...
University regents meet today to decide budget, health-care contract (07/08/08)
Smokers would be restricted at Southeast Missouri State University next fall under a plan the board of regents will consider today. If approved, students, faculty and staff would be limited to smoking at 24 outdoor locations on campus. They are already banned from smoking inside buildings...
Suspects in Dunklin County stabbing murder free on bond (07/08/08)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Two individuals arrested in late January in connection with the stabbing death of a man on East Fifth Street in Kennett remain free on a total of $120,000 in surety bonds as they await another day in court. Max Arnold, 26, of Caruthersville, Mo., posted a $100,000 surety bond in order to be released from the Dunklin County Justice Center after allegedly assaulting and then stabbing a man to death at a party following what started as a verbal altercation...
Hulshof in St. Louis to discuss economic plan (07/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof plans to unveil his plan for Missouri's economy and creating jobs during an appearance in St. Louis. Hulshof is scheduled to speak at noon Tuesday at Kiener Plaza. He is currently in Congress representing Missouri's 9th District. He is opposing state Treasurer Sarah Steelman for the GOP nomination...
Court keeps cell tower backup rules on hold (07/08/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- More than a year after they were first introduced, federal requirements aimed at making sure cell phone towers continue operating during natural disasters remain in limbo. A federal appeals court on Tuesday put the wireless industry's challenge of the regulations on hold until the Federal Communications Commission gets clearance for the cell tower policy to go into effect...
Missouri road projects dependent on new money (07/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — There's no money to do it. But if there were, the Missouri Department of Transportation has identified dozens of major road and bridge projects to be completed as part of a potential 20-year plan. Transportation officials don't call it a wish list. They describe it as a need list...
Mo. Humane Society helps animals survive disasters (07/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ice storms, tornadoes and floods have made it a rough year for many people in Missouri. Their pets have had a hard time of it, too. The Humane Society of Missouri said Tuesday that it has helped more than 3,000 animals survive severe weather so far this year. Most of those were animals from Missouri, although the group helped about 300 animals in Iowa during recent flooding...
Mo. military academy settles wrongful death suit (07/08/08)
MEXICO, Mo. (AP) -- The parents of a Mexican student killed in a military academy rifle range mix-up will receive $700,000 to settle their wrongful death lawsuit against the school. Court documents show that the Missouri Military Academy agreed on June 16 to pay the six-figure settlement to Ignacio Garcia Fierros and Blanca Luz Almada Palacios de Garcia, both of Caborca, Mexico...
Homeland Secretary Chertoff visits Lincoln County (07/08/08)
WINFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt gave U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff a firsthand look at damage from recent Missouri flooding Monday during a helicopter tour over some of the ravaged area. Chertoff visited with officials in hard-hit Lincoln County, and got a quick update about how recovery is going. Later, he and Blunt held a news conference outside City Hall in Winfield...
InBev takes out full-page ad in Post-Dispatch (07/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- InBev takes another step in its hostile bid for Anheuser-Busch, this time appealing to people in the brewer's hometown. A full-page ad from the Belgian brewer appeared in Tuesday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The ad says the takeover would make for a stronger, more competitive global company. It says Budweiser would be expanded globally, and St. Louis would serve as North American headquarters...
Hulshof outlines economic plan (07/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri faces stiff competition for jobs and needs to commit to training the work force and creating a climate attractive to business, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof said Tuesday. Hulshof was in St. Louis to outline his economic and jobs plans. ...
KC man faces federal charges for calls (07/08/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas City man who admitted making threatening phone calls to women in Missouri has been indicted by a federal grand jury on similar charges. Daniel Travis Phillips is charged with calling eight women in Louisiana during January and February. Those calls allegedly crossed state lines, which could make him subject to federal charges...
Mo. AG candidate used staff to channel money (07/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- They met at an Italian restaurant in southwest Missouri. A campaign aide for Democratic attorney general candidate Chris Koster and the treasurer for a local Democratic committee. The purpose: a check exchange. Koster's aide handed the Democratic official a check from an innocuous-sounding group called the Economic Growth Council, along with a pair of letters she had created -- one from the Economic Growth Council accompanying its money, the other from Koster's campaign soliciting money from the local political committee.. ...
Receding floodwaters give up trove of debris (07/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Duffels of police riot gear. Thousands of pens. Toys, water heaters and even dog houses. As floodwaters retreat across the Midwest, remnants of washed-out households are turning up in the muddy ooze miles from the families who lost them...
Arrest made in De Soto child's death (07/08/08)
DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) -- An arrest is made following the death of a 2-year-old eastern Missouri boy. Stacey Tolbert-Wyatt was not breathing at his home in De Soto Monday morning. Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him. The cause of death is not yet known...
Hulshof outlines economic plan (07/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri faces stiff competition for jobs and needs to commit to training the work force and creating a climate attractive to business, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof said Tuesday. Hulshof was in St. Louis to outline his economic and jobs plans. ...
InBev seeks to oust Anheuser board (07/08/08)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Brewer InBev turned up the heat in its hostile $46 billion bid for Anheuser-Busch, announcing Monday that it will attempt to remove the company's entire board. An alternate board, which would include Adolphus Busch IV, the uncle of Anheuser chief executive officer August Busch IV, will give shareholders "a direct voice" in the takeover, InBev said...
Illinois couple make books from their dog photos (07/08/08)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- You might not see any dog-people around east central Illinois, but these furry creatures have come alive in a second book by Champaign County residents. "Happy Tails: The Call of Nature" features photographs of "dog-people" Earl and Pearl Barker, who are usually composed of the bodies of authors Cindy and Kirby Pringle and the faces of their pets...
Stalled car leads to suspects' capture (07/08/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two Southeast Missouri burglary suspects are in custody, and they can blame a stalled car for their capture. The suspects, 25-year-old William Pickard and 18-year-old Joseph Miller, were arrested Thursday near Poplar Bluff. About 3 a.m., Butler County Deputy Danny Hicks found Pickard in a 2000 Dodge Intrepid stranded on U.S. 60. Pickard told the deputy the battery went dead and Miller was en route to a service station for jumper cables...
Anheuser-Busch criticizes InBev board move (07/08/08)
ST. LOUIS — Anheuser-Busch Cos. says InBev's plan to remove its board is an attempt by the Belgian beer maker to buy the company at a price that is too low. InBev said earlier it will file a preliminary consent solicitation asking Anheuser's board to consult shareholders about replacing Anheuser's board. Anheuser-Busch is asking its shareholders to take no action and not sign or return any consent they may receive in the future from InBev...
Poplar Bluff, Mo., woman dies in fire (07/08/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- An investigation continues into the fire death of a Southeast Missouri woman, but authorities believe a cigarette is to blame. Sixty-year-old Brenda Petersen of Poplar Bluff died Thursday. Authorities say a couch caught fire. Butler County Deputy Coroner Jim Akers says Petersen suffered third-degree burns over her entire body and suffered smoke inhalation...
After 122 years, Sporting News leaves St. Louis (07/08/08)
ST. LOUIS -- As St. Louis frets the possible loss of one icon, another one quietly goes away. For 122 years, Sporting News called St. Louis home. That ended this weekend when the publication officially moved to Charlotte, N.C. The move barely drew notice in St. Louis, where the possible purchase of Anheuser-Busch by rival brewer InBev is all the buzz...
New Mo. law goes after illegal immigrants (07/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt signed legislation Monday that creates new restrictions on illegal immigrants and new requirements for businesses that employ them. Blunt said the new law puts Missouri "on the vanguard" of states working to crack down on illegal immigration...
Drinking games can prove deadly to college students (07/08/08)
WINONA, Minn. -- On the morning after the house party on Johnson Street, Jenna Foellmi and several other twentysomethings lay sprawled on the beds and couches. When a friend reached over to wake her, Foellmi was cold to the touch. The friend's screams woke up the others still asleep in the house...
Obama planning to accept nomination at Denver Broncos football stadium (07/08/08)
NEW YORK -- In a break with tradition, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic presidential nomination at Invesco Field at Mile High, a 76,000-seat stadium, rather than at the site of the party's national convention across town. Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean acknowledged the decision to move Obama's speech on the final night of the Aug. ...
Obama's plane lands in St. Louis for work (07/08/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The airplane carrying Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made a precautionary landing Monday in St. Louis after the crew had a problem keeping the nose up on takeoff from Chicago. The plane, an MD-80 Midwest charter, struggled to keep the nose at the necessary angle as it left for Charlotte, N.C., the pilot said. ...
McCain, Obama duel on economic plans (07/08/08)
DENVER -- Barack Obama and John McCain agree on this much: The economy is staggering under the Bush administration, and Americans are hurting. But who's to blame and how best to fix it? Well, they part ways on that, as they made clear in dueling economic speeches Monday on the issue that has taken center stage in their presidential contest...
Officials: Smuggling rings may pose terror threat (07/08/08)
WASHINGTON -- The intercepted e-mail was alarmingly matter-of-fact for anyone worried about a new terror attack: "getting into U.S is no problem at all. thats what i do best." The Ghanaian man who wrote it is in prison, accused of smuggling East Africans into the United States via Latin America for economic reasons. ...
Bird watchers from as far away as Britain flocking to Alaska (07/08/08)
ST. PAUL ISLAND, Alaska -- British birder Annie Andreae bristles at being called a "twitcher" -- friendly slang in England for someone who will drop everything at the drop of a hat to get a glimpse at a must-see bird. "I'm not a twitcher. I just like watching them," Andreae said. "They look lovely sitting there like that."...
Animal rights protesters use new tactic: tormenting scientists (07/08/08)
BERKELEY, Calif. -- In the hills above the University of California's Berkeley campus, nine protesters gathered in front of the home of a toxicology professor, their faces covered with scarves and hoods despite the warm spring weather. One scrawled "killer" in chalk on the scientist's doorstep, while another hurled insults through a bullhorn and announced, "Your neighbor kills animals!" Someone shattered a window...
Ex-hostage Betancourt urges toning down of 'hate' speech toward rebels (07/08/08)
PARIS -- Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt urged Colombia's president and others in the South American nation Monday to tone down their "radical, extremist language of hate" toward the leftist rebels who held her captive for six years. Betancourt, a politician with dual French-Colombian citizenship who was released last week in a Colombian military operation, skirted questions about her own political future in the interview with French radio. ...
Iraq raises idea of timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal (07/08/08)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country wants some type of timetable for a withdrawal of American troops included in the deal the two countries are negotiating. It was the first time that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has explicitly and publicly called for a withdrawal timetable -- an idea opposed by President Bush...
Bomber kills 41 outside Indian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan (07/08/08)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bomb ripped through the gates of the Indian Embassy on Monday, killing 41 people and scattering bodies and pools of blood across some of Kabul's most protected Streets. Afghanistan quickly blamed Pakistan, India's archrival...
G-8 members discuss global warming, other issues (07/08/08)
TOYAKO, Japan -- President Bush encountered resistance on his climate-change policy as he and other world leaders sought to strike a balance between framing a deal on global warming while coping with inflation and slumping economic growth. Building a consensus was not proving easy for him as the Group of Eight economic powers planned to turn its attention today to global warming, soaring food and fuel costs and world conflicts...
Southeast increases athletics budget (07/08/08)
The Southeast Missouri State athletics department will work within a budget that is 10 percent larger than last year's, an increase that is larger than the university's overall spending, according to the operating budget that will be submitted for approval at today's Board of Regents meeting...
NCAA's ruling upsets former player (07/08/08)
Tiffanne Ryan said she took a lot of pride in playing for the first Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team to win championships in Division I. Ryan was a key reserve senior guard on the 2005-06 squad that claimed Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and tournament titles and made the program's first NCAA Division I tournament appearance...
Christian continues career with Yankees (07/08/08)
Southeast Missouri State product Justin Christian is back in the major leagues. Christian has been recalled by the New York Yankees from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Johnny Damon was placed on the disabled list. Christian originally was called up by the Yankees on June 24, but was optioned back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre seven days later...
Timeout with ... Hunter Jones (07/08/08)
Sport: Bowling Age: 9 Nickname: Hunter Hunter School: Eagle Ridge Christian School Most exciting part of bowling: You get to have fun and enjoy the game Most frustrating part of bowling: When all your friends goof off and they don't listen to your coach...
Overtaxing the bullpen (07/08/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Leading the major leagues in bullpen holds may not be a statistic the St. Louis Cardinals want to trumpet as a strength. Just ask rookie Mitchell Boggs, forced to face 10 hitters in a six-run third inning last week because manager Tony La Russa wanted to save weary relievers for a weekend series against the Central Division rival Cubs. ...
Strong work ethic points Kim in right direction (07/08/08)
BETHESDA, Md. -- Mark O'Meara saw the change in Anthony Kim seven months ago when he barely knew him. Kim had finished his rookie year on the PGA Tour with only a reputation, and not the kind a 22-year-old needed. No one questioned his talent, only his temper. He often spoke without thinking, and he spent more time soaking up the night life than working on his day job...
Former Olympic sports offered chance for laughs (07/08/08)
If you've been swimming, you probably tried it at least once: dive into the water and see how far you can get without taking a stroke. Coast past 62 feet and you could have earned a gold medal at the 1904 Olympics. The tug-of-war you played with friends at school? That could have been worth a podium spot at six Games. A gym class favorite like the rope climb and a game that looked like hopscotch -- the standing hop, step, jump -- also were once medal events...
Tour de France gets new leader (07/08/08)
NANTES, France -- On a day that belonged to French cycling, Romain Feillu finished third to claim the yellow jersey Monday while Samuel Dumoulin won the third stage of the Tour de France with a victory he hopes will heighten the sport's image. Dumoulin was the quickest in a group of four riders that broke away almost from the start of the 129-mile route from Saint-Malo to Nantes. They were left to wage a tight sprint finish as others rolled behind...
Brewers land reigning Cy Young Award winner (07/08/08)
MILWAUKEE -- With one XXL-sized move, the Milwaukee Brewers hope to transform themselves from scrappy underdogs to a big, bad pitching powerhouse intent on chasing down the Chicago Cubs and making the playoffs for the first time since 1982. The Brewers obtained AL Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia in a trade with the Cleveland Indians on Monday, giving up four prospects in a gamble that favors the present over the future...
Slumping economy influences NASCAR's success (07/08/08)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chip Ganassi shocked the NASCAR industry when he shut down Dario Franchitti's unsponsored race team, putting last year's IndyCar Series champion and 71 other employees out of work. That it happened to Ganassi, a multi-car owner who just six weeks ago won the Indianapolis 500, was a wake-up call to every team owner not named Childress, Gibbs, Hendrick or Roush...
When God is willing and men are patient (07/08/08)
God was willing and the creeks didn't rise, so all was a "go" for my recent trip to Southeast Missouri to attend my nephew Henley's nuptials. The weather was beautiful as were the newlyweds, and the mighty Mississippi hadn't overtaken our town...
'Hellboy II' director del Toro loves his demons (07/08/08)
LOS ANGELES — The worst monsters in your most terrifying dreams probably would run and hide from the creatures Guillermo del Toro puts on a movie screen. Del Toro, creator of the visionary fairy tale "Pan's Labyrinth," offers a universe of otherworldly creations in "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," the follow-up to his 2004 adventure about a superhero who's a demon from below...
Not yet to Las Vegas, the competition continues (07/08/08)
Neal E. Boyd fans in Southeast Missouri are eager to see their home-grown talent show back up on prime time TV, but Tuesday wasn't the night for that. Instead, the initial auditions continued in New York City, where acts from a young Chinese contortionist adopted by an American family to a song-and-dance troupe that mixed hip hop and ragtime thrilled the audience. And, of course, there were plenty of acts that didn't...
NBC sees Olympics as research mecca (07/08/08)
NEW YORK -- NBC is using the Olympics as a "billion-dollar research lab" to get a sense of how people are using different media platforms to experience the Beijing Games that begin Aug. 8. Besides giving advertisers a clearer picture of how much consumers are paying attention to the games, NBC hopes its research provides a comprehensive picture of how people are supplementing TV viewership with tools such as video streaming, video on demand and mobile phones, said Alan Wurtzel, the company's research chief.. ...
Exercise guidelines push movement, not intensity (07/08/08)
You can run it, walk it or crawl it, but when it comes to the health benefits, a mile is just a mile. That's the main message the government is likely to include in recommended exercise guidelines it will issue later this year as a complement to its famous food pyramid...
Health calendar 7/8/08 (07/08/08)
Calendar Today n La Leche League: 10 a.m. The league is a community breast-feeding support group. Meeting locations vary. For more information, call Amy Kiehne at 573-579-4196. n Sibling class: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Saint Francis Medical Center. ...
Frank Polston (07/08/08)
CAIRO, Ill. — Frank Polston, 86, of Cairo died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Cairo. He married Eva "Katy" Morrison. She died in 1991. Polston was a mechanic and truck driver with the U.S. Air Force during World War II, serving in the China, Burma and India operations...
Catherine Dunn (07/08/08)
Catherine D. Dunn, 90, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 10, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Anton and Ida Schlitt Glueck. She and W.J. "Pete" Dunn were married April 6, 1940, in Belleville, Ill. He passed away Aug. 19, 1984...
Anna Nees (07/08/08)
Anna Nees, 84, of Scott City, died Monday, July 7, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.
Robert Blessing (07/08/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Robert L. Blessing, 68, of Perryville died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 28, 1939, at Crystal City, Mo., son of Mary Ann Blessing. He and Patricia DuVall were married Aug. 5, 1961, in Perryville...
Marjorie Vanwinkle (07/08/08)
Marjorie VanWinkle, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at her home. She was born March 13, 1936, in Quincy, Ill., daughter of Charles and Violet Walters Lumley. She and Morris VanWinkle were married Feb. 5, 1955, in Hannibal, Mo. VanWinkle owned and operated a small country store and was postmistress for the U.S. ...
Lynn Seabaugh (07/08/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Lynn D. Seabaugh, 31, of Perryville died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born March 22, 1977, in Perryville, son of Troy and Mary A. Gilliard Seabaugh. Seabaugh was owner and operator of Seabaugh Outdoor Services...
Births 7/8/08 (07/08/08)
Gosche Daughter to Torey Scot and Crystal Gail Gosche of Kelso, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:24 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2008. Name, Cassie Ann. Weight, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. First child. Mrs. Gosche is the former Crystal Chapman, daughter of Jim and Vickie Eftink of Oran, Mo., and the late Bill Chapman. She is employed by Missouri Department of Corrections. Gosche is the son of Gene and Patti Garrison of Jackson and Robert and Tutti Gosche of Benton, Mo. He is employed by Drury Southwest...
Police report 7/8/08 (07/08/08)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault n An assault was reported in the 2800 block of East Jackson Boulevard. Theft n A theft was reported in the 300 block of East Jackson Boulevard...
Out of the past 7/8/08 (07/08/08)
25 years ago: July 8, 1983 BENTON, Mo. — Circuit Court Judge Tony Heckemeyer, at a pretrial conference yesterday, set Jan. 16 to 18 for Douglas Wayne Thompson's trial in the shooting death of a Cape Girardeau auxiliary police officer 22 years ago; the trial will be held at Charleston, Mo...
Gun regulations (07/08/08)
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. This is the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Its stilted, comma-laden 18th century wording has always been clear to advocates of gun ownership, and equally unclear to those who favor restrictions or outright bans on firearms...
Consider morals when voting (07/08/08)
To the editor: I have heard it said that history does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. The Old Testament has many stories of when God's people followed him they prospered, and when they turned away they were destroyed. 2 Chronicles 36:14-23: In this passage Jerusalem is filled with immorality upon immorality (much like the U.S.). Just like Jerusalem, this country can be destroyed. It is possible to lose the war on terror. Babylon did it to Jerusalem in Chronicles. Whom are we fighting now?...
Speak Out 7/8/08 (07/08/08)
Annoying signs WHY ARE people complaining about workers holding up signs on street corners when there are political signs posted everywhere? The political signs are way more annoying. The speculators THE REASON the price of gasoline has gone up dramatically can be traced right back to the speculators who now own 69 percent of oil stocks, compared to just 29 percent just six years ago. ...
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