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Cape government marks 200 years of incorporation (07/23/08)
With cries of "Oyez! Oyez!" from the understudy town crier, James Baughn, the Cape Girardeau city government celebrated 200 years of incorporation Wednesday at a birthday ceremony at the Red House Interpretive Center. Roughly 50 people, including both residents and city officials, attended the ceremony that began at 10 a.m. Guest speaker Kent Bratton, former city planner for Cape Girardeau, outlined the process of the platting and the incorporation of the city...
Route 91 in Bollinger County to be reduced to one lane next week (07/23/08)
Route 91 in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane 12 feet wide next week as crews from MoDOT perform routine bridge maintenance and patch the bridge deck for any potholes. Roadwork will take place on a stretch of road between County Road 652 and a point two miles south of Route T...
Bootheel residents sentenced Monday (07/23/08)
A New Madrid County man was sentenced in Cape Girardeau to federal prison on a meth charge. Richard Dale Mullins, 24, of Portageville was sentenced Monday to 151 months in prison on one felony count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and ordered to forfeit $2,440 in drug proceeds. ...
DRA funds may help build roads for Orgill in Sikeston (07/23/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Delta Regional Authority grant funding for an ethanol plant may now go to pave the way for Orgill. Scott County commissioners met with Bootheel Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission and Sikeston city officials during their regular meeting Tuesday to discuss using DRA funds to improve roads leading to where Orgill Inc.'s new distribution center will be built in the Sikeston Industrial Park. ...
I-55 to be reduced to one lane Monday (07/23/08)
Southbound Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane Monday, July 28, 2008, as crews from MoDOT perform routine bridge maintenance inspections. Roadwork will take place on a section of the highway between the Ramsey Creek bridge and a point one-half mile south of the Highway 61 overpass...
Dunklin County escapee captured (07/23/08)
According to the Dunklin County Sheriff's office, a man who escaped from custody Tuesday morning has been apprehended. At about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder took Wilburn Monroe Holliman Jr., 29, back into custody. Holder said in a statement released to the newspaper that "Mr. Holliman was captured in the 400 block of North Main Street…He was hiding in a bedroom area of a two-story apartment."...
Stabbing investigated by Sikeston authorities (07/23/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Department of Public Safety officers are investigating a reported stabbing and break-in that occurred early this morning. Public Information Officer Jim McMillen said dispatchers received a call around 4 a.m. from residents on the 200 block of Scott Street regarding a man who had been stabbed...
Coroner's office identifies decomposed body found near floodwall (07/23/08)
Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton has identified the body found near the city's floodwall Wednesday morning as Lester Laman Jeffrey Jr.Jeffrey, 59, of Cape Girardeau was reported missing to the Cape Girardeau Police Department on Monday, July 21, 2008.The body was found in a field north of downtown near the intersection of Broadway and North Main Street by a mowing crew."We don't know that foul play was involved," said Sgt. ...
Cape government to mark 200 years of incorporation (07/23/08)
The Cape Girardeau city government will celebrate 200 years of incorporation today at a ceremony at the Red House Interpretive Center. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with an announcement of the festivities by the town crier understudy, James Baughn. Kent Bratton, former city planner for Cape Girardeau, will be featured as the speaker. He will outline the history of the platting and the incorporation of the city...
Missouri gas use hits four-year low (07/23/08)
The publishing of a monthly report by the Missouri Department of Revenue showing that Missourians are cutting back on driving because of high fuel prices coincided Tuesday with the release of an environmental group's study showing the state is more vulnerable than most to cost increases at the pump...
Correction 7/23/08 (07/23/08)
Sunday's story "Dozens of soldiers from 1138th Engineer Company returning tonight after tour in Iraq," should have identified Preston Mayberry of Marble Hill, Mo., as a specialist. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Three injured in Monday night crash north of Jackson (07/23/08)
A Grand Tower, Ill., woman sustained serious injuries and a Cape Girardeau teenager and Jackson man received moderate injuries in a crash Monday night on U.S. 61, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The crash took place around 8 p.m. four miles north of Jackson. ...
Thieves crash truck into store, try to steal ATM until neighbor appears (07/23/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Would-be thieves stole a pickup Monday morning and then crashed it into the Green Forest Grocery on Township Line Road in an apparent attempt to steal the store's automated teller machine, according to reports. Just after 1 a.m. Monday, someone stole a pickup truck belonging to 1st Community Bank from Darnell Auto Sales, behind the store, owner Jeff Darnell said...
Woman sentenced for embezzling $220,655.57 (07/23/08)
Angela J. Fischer, 42, of Jackson was sentenced to eight years in prison for embezzling $220,655.57 from Brennecke Chevrolet when she worked there. The thefts occurred between Nov. 1, 2004, and Dec. 28, 2006, according to a news release from Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. Fischer pleaded guilty Monday to stealing at least $25,000, a class B felony...
Housing project receives $250,000 development grant (07/23/08)
The project to transform Schultz School into apartments for low-income senior citizens and the disabled received a boost Tuesday with a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant. The grant is tied to Cape Girardeau's participation in the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri, or DREAM, Initiative. Gov. Matt Blunt named Cape Girardeau one of the first DREAM cities in 2006...
Bank of Missouri parent acquires Countryside Bank (07/23/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Reliable Community Bancshares Inc., parent company of The Bank of Missouri headquartered in Perryville, Mo., has acquired Countryside Bank, with assets of $97 million. The Bank of Missouri acquired Countryside Bank on Friday afternoon. The move adds branches in Republic, Mo., and Springfield to the company's presence in southwest Missouri, where the bank now has three branches...
Scott City man's trial to take place as scheduled Aug. 20, 21 (07/23/08)
At a pretrial conference at the Butler County Courthouse on Tuesday, Circuit Judge Mark L. Richardson announced Marcus A. Bowers, an 18-year-old Scott County man charged with first-degree murder, will stand trial as scheduled. The two-day jury trial is set for Aug. 20 and 21...
Medical experts encourage business leaders to provide wellness programs (07/23/08)
Business owners must find ways to prevent costly health-care problems such as heart disease and diabetes now, medical experts said Tuesday. Otherwise, companies are prime targets to lose thousands of dollars in revenue and experience an increased rate of absenteeism among their employees...
Clarification 7/23/08 (07/23/08)
A story in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian on Jackson Board of Aldermen decisions indicated the board set a public hearing regarding the rezoning 1109 Kimbel Lane, from R-2 (single-family residential) district to O-1 (professional office) district. The hearing is at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18...
Cape man gets 8 years for child molestation (07/23/08)
Billy Don Jones Jr., 21, of Cape Girardeau was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for first-degree child molestation. Jones admitted abusing a 5-year-old child in fall 2007, according to Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. Jones pleaded guilty to the class B felony...
Homecomers schedule (07/23/08)
Today n 7 p.m.: Jackson Ministerial Alliance-Church service n 8 to 10 p.m.: Gospel sing and Senior Idols n 10 p.m.: Attendance drawing Thursday n 7 to 10 p.m.: Talent show, preliminary competitions n 10 p.m.: Attendance drawing...
Former Southeast Missourian managing editor dies (07/23/08)
Joni Adams Bliss, who was the first woman to serve as managing editor of the Southeast Missourian and who is credited for building Southeast Missouri Hospital's Web site into a major source of medical information, died Tuesday after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 51...
Blue skies for Homecomers (07/23/08)
Opening night for the 100th Homecomers celebration would have delighted Marybeth Williams. Everyone else worried about predicted rain, but the clouds disappeared. "I called Marybeth on her cell phone and said, 'Would you talk to somebody up there and give us some pretty weather?' And by golly, I think she did," Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr told the crowd in opening remarks before dedicating this year's Homecomers to Williams, who died April 27...
Cape 66th in 'Dreamtown' rankings (07/23/08)
Cape Girardeau was named an American Dreamtown by American City Business Journals on Monday. American City Business Journals is one of the largest publishers of metropolitan business news weeklies in the United States. Cape Girardeau ranked 66th in the survey, which compared 140 micropolitan areas in 20 statistical categories based on U.S. Census Bureau data. A micropolitan area is defined by a central community with 10,000 to 50,000 residents, including the surrounding countryside...
Voters in Delta will determine fate of school bond issue Aug. 5 (07/23/08)
Property has been purchased and design plans drawn. Now Delta school officials are crossing their fingers voters will approve a $2.6 million bond issue to build a new elementary school. If passed Aug. 5, construction would begin in October and students could possibly be in a new building by fall 2009...
Independence Street closures to begin today (07/23/08)
Work on Independence Street began Tuesday between Pacific and Hanover streets, and parts of the road will be closed starting today, according to a news release from the city of Cape Girardeau. Contractors Fronabarger Concreters began work on the Independence Street improvement project, saw cutting on Independence from Pacific Street to Hanover Street. ...
Ballpark Village details announced (07/23/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The new plan for Ballpark Village is announced. The Cardinals on Wednesday revealed the revised plan for the area just outside of the new Busch Stadium, at the site of where the old ballpark used to sit. Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III says that by the time the 2009 All-Star Game is played in St. Louis, several buildings should be under construction. A date for completing construction has not been set...
Stepdad's murder trial moved to Pulaski County (07/23/08)
CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man accused in the rape-murder of his 9-year-old stepdaughter last year will be tried in Pulaski County. David Spears and his friend Chris Collings are charged in the November death of Rowan Ford of Stella. Her body was found 10 miles away from her Newton County home. Collings...
Norm Stewart recovering from heart surgery (07/23/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart is recovering from open-heart surgery at a Columbia hospital. University officials say the 73-year-old Stewart had an aortic valve replacement on Friday. He is recuperating at Boone Hospital Center and expects to be released later this week...
Mo. judge orders KC to turn over schools (07/23/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Jackson County judge has ruled that the Kansas City School District and its nonprofit building corporation must transfer eight schools to neighboring Independence. Judge Jack Grate gave Kansas City two weeks to hand over the schools and ordered Independence to pay $12.9 million for the buildings, essentially affirming a state arbitration panel's decision last month. ...
Funeral services set for slain Mo. firefighter (07/23/08)
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- Funeral services are set for a rookie firefighter who was killed in an apparent ambush on emergency workers in the St. Louis suburb of Maplewood. Visitation for 22-year-old Ryan Hummert will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jay B. Smith Funeral Home in Maplewood. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, also in Maplewood. Burial is at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in St. Louis County...
Judge dismisses $7M in fines against Allstate (07/23/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Jackson County judge agreed Wednesday to throw out a contempt order against Allstate Insurance after determining the company had finally complied with his directions to release confidential documents. The Kansas City Star reported on its Web site that the decision negates more than $7 million in fines that Allstate had accrued after Judge Michael Manners last year began levying penalties of $25,000 a day against the company in a bad-faith case...
Lawmakers want more money to gauge levee risks (07/23/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers want more federal money to study the safety of levees after dozens of breaches contributed to heavy flooding across the Midwest last month. The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tells a Senate panel that his agency is two years away from completing an inventory of about 14,000 miles of levees across the country...
Democrat's health-care plan would restore cuts (07/23/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon renewed his pledge to reverse Missouri's health-care cuts to the poor Tuesday while proposing to make government-run health care available to children from middle-class families. Nixon declared: "Missouri's health-care system is broken." The main culprits, he said, are the Medicaid cuts made in 2005 by Republican Gov. Matt Blunt and the Republican-led legislature...
Republican, Democrat picked for Blunt e-mail suit (07/23/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The decision on whether to pursue a lawsuit against Gov. Matt Blunt over e-mail access now rests with a former Democratic officeholder and a former Republican president's judicial nominee. A Cole County judge on Tuesday picked two Mexico, Mo., lawyers to be special assistant attorneys general for the case. ...
Presidential hopefuls claim support from Mo. veterans (07/23/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama each tried to lay claim to the support of Missouri veterans Tuesday. The campaigns made the claims in dueling news releases issued within hours of each other, underscoring the role of veterans' support as a political strategy...
Man pedals to support wife's fight against breast cancer (07/23/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Look up the definition of labor of love and you might find a photo of Ben and Bridget DuMont, a Wildwood couple who just beat breast cancer. On June 9, Ben rode his bicycle the 225-mile length of the Katy Trail in about 16 hours -- an average of about 14 miles per hour -- through rain and mud. He did it to support breast cancer research and to honor his wife, who after 16 months has been deemed cancer-free...
Park service recommends Manhattan Project reactor for landmark status (07/23/08)
YAKIMA, Wash. -- The National Park Service's advisory board on Tuesday recommended designating the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor, which produced plutonium for one of two bombs dropped on Japan during World War II, as a national historic landmark...
Texas grand jury indicts polygamist sect members (07/23/08)
ELDORADO, Texas -- A Texas grand jury indicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and four of his followers Tuesday on charges of felony sexual assault of a child. Another was indicted on a charge of failing to report child abuse. Attorney General Greg Abbott said the five men are charged with one count of sexually assaulting girls younger than 17. One of them, but not the 52-year-old Jeffs, faces an additional charge of bigamy...
TV entertains and distracts at some gas pumps (07/23/08)
MIAMI -- In the midst of a cruel summer for America's drivers, there's a diversion: TV at the gas station. The number of televisions atop gas pumps have skyrocketed since their introduction at a handful of stations in 2006. Now, three privately held companies have placed more than 20,000 screens at thousands of stations from the Massachusetts Pike to Southern California...
Number of traffic deaths falls as gas prices climb (07/23/08)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rising prices at the gas pump appear to be having at least one positive effect: Traffic deaths around the country are falling, just as they did during the Arab oil embargo three decades ago. Researchers with the National Safety Council report a 9 percent drop in motor vehicle deaths overall through May compared with the first five months of 2007, including a drop of 18 percent in March and 14 percent in April...
Rescue of mortgage giants could hit $25 billion (07/23/08)
WASHINGTON -- A federal rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could cost taxpayers $25 billion, congressional budget experts said Tuesday, as lawmakers put finishing touches on legislation that would tap the troubled mortgage giants' profits to help save homeowners from foreclosure...
Hurricane Dolly set to hit Texas (07/23/08)
McALLEN, Texas -- Dolly spun into a hurricane Tuesday, heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border and the heavily populated Rio Grande Valley, where officials feared heavy rains could cause massive flooding and levee breaks. Dolly was upgraded from a tropical storm Tuesday afternoon with sustained winds near 75 mph, and some strengthening of the Category 1 storm was forecast before landfall Wednesday. ...
India wins confidence vote, reviving nuclear energy deal (07/23/08)
NEW DELHI -- India's government survived a bruising political battle to win a confidence vote Tuesday, reviving a landmark nuclear energy deal with the United States that is at the center of an emerging partnership between the world's two largest democracies...
Palestinian attacker uses construction vehicle as weapon in Jerusalem (07/23/08)
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian attacker turned a construction vehicle into a weapon in downtown Jerusalem hours before Barack Obama's visit Tuesday, ramming a bus, overturning a car and injuring five people before he was shot dead. It was the second attack of its kind in less than a month. On July 2, a Palestinian smashed cars and a bus with his heavy construction vehicle in another part of Jerusalem, killing three people and wounding dozens...
U.S. seeks to link prisoner to Sept. 11 attacks in first Guantanamo trial (07/23/08)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- A former driver for Osama bin Laden knew the target of the fourth hijacked plane Sept. 11, a prosecutor said Tuesday as he sought to undercut defense arguments that the Guantanamo prisoner was a low-level employee of the terrorist leader...
Radovan Karadzic hid in plain view to elude capture (07/23/08)
BELGRADE, Serbia -- For more than a decade, the world's most-wanted war crimes fugitive displayed a talent for eluding international justice. His secret? Hide in plain sight. In a ruse worthy of any thriller, Radovan Karadzic transformed himself from a leader instantly recognizable by his famous shock of salt-and-pepper hair into a man resembling a New Age mystic, with a flowing white beard and black robe...
Cardinals place Duncan on DL (07/23/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A bulging disc in his neck landed Chris Duncan on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. It's the latest setback for a player who totaled 43 homers in his first two major league seasons but has just six this year. Duncan, batting .248 with 27 RBIs in part-time duty, said the neck has been bothering him for a while but had been tolerable until after Monday night's game when he couldn't sleep and then woke up with stiffness. He also reported shooting pain down his right arm...
Smaller QBs reign in Big 12 (07/23/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nebraska's Joe Ganz wasn't highly recruited out of high school, told he was too small to play quarterback on the college level. Any other conference, maybe that holds true. Not in the Big 12. As Missouri's Chase Daniel and Kansas' Todd Reesing showed last season, bigger isn't always better, particularly in the Big 12, the conference that gives hope to little guys all across the country...
Pace to start camp on unable to perform list (07/23/08)
ST. LOUIS — Seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Orlando Pace is close to returning from a shoulder injury, but will not be cleared for full contact at the start of training camp. Rams coach Scott Linehan said Tuesday the team would be conservative with Pace, who tore the labrum and rotator cuff in his right shoulder in the second quarter of the 2007 season opener against Carolina...
Schleck holds Tour lead after Stage 16 (07/23/08)
JAUSIERS, France -- Frank Schleck of Luxembourg kept the yellow jersey in the Tour de France on Tuesday, with riders pushing themselves through the Alps as the race left Italy and returned to France. French rider Cyril Dessel won the 16th stage for his first stage victory in this race. He led a breakaway group of four to a downhill finish, completing the 98-mile trip from Cuneo, Italy, in 4 hours, 31 minutes, 27 seconds...
Southeast lands three on preseason list (07/23/08)
NASVHILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State is at least getting a little more individual respect from the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference this year. At Tuesday's annual OVC media day, the Redhawks placed three players on the preseason all-conference team. In 2007, they had one preseason selection...
League picks Redhawks to finish in cellar (07/23/08)
NASVHILLE, Tenn. -- Houston Lillard isn't surprised that Southeast Missouri State was picked to finish last in the Ohio Valley Conference this season. But the Redhawks' senior quarterback emphasized that he and his teammates don't plan on helping prove the prognosticators correct...
Redhawks add juco forward (07/23/08)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team added a sixth recruit for the 2008-09 season. The Southeast Missourian has confirmed that forward LaMont Russell, who played the past two seasons at Hesston (Kan.) College, recently signed to play for the Redhawks. The university has not yet made an official announcement...
Area digest 7/23/08 (07/23/08)
Seymours, Kohls combine to win title The team of Gary and Martha Seymour and Arch and Nancy Kohl combined to shoot a 197 to win the Dalhousie Couples Member-Guest tournament. The tournament was a two-day event, a two-ball shamble the first day and a one-ball shamble the second...
Dunklin capitalizes on extra chances (07/23/08)
JACKSON — Handed an extra out in the top of the first inning, top-seeded Dunklin County took advantage and never looked back. Post 303 scored four runs in the opening frame en route to a 12-0, seven-inning victory against Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 in the first round of the American Legion District 14 baseball tournament at Jackson's Legion Field...
Jackson rips Post 369 (07/23/08)
JACKSON -- Jake Hime's arm was feeling a little fatigued Tuesday night after throwing eight innings against Scott County Post 369. But he didn't need to pitch the ninth inning thanks to his hot bat. The Jackson Post 158 hurler stroked a grand slam over the left-field fence in the bottom of the eighth inning to enact the 10-run rule and help his team to a 19-6 first-round victory in the District 14 American Legion baseball tournament...
Hall repeats as Cardinals spoiler with homer (07/23/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Bill Hall, stuck in a third base platoon much of the season because of troubles hitting right-handed pitching, is making his case to become a full-time player. Hall homered to snap a late-inning tie for the second straight game, both off right-handers, and the Milwaukee Brewers also caught up with Kyle Lohse, beating the St. Louis Cardinals and their surprise ace 4-3 for their sixth straight victory Tuesday night...
N.C. farm trying to enter truffle market (07/23/08)
In rural North Carolina, Susan Rice is planning her attack on the French. Her strategy does not involve guns or soldiers. Instead, the assault is gastronomical, as she starts a 200-acre black truffle "farm" in hopes of earning beaucoup d'argent from the sale of the musky, earthy, aromatic fungi...
Unwelcome guests Japanese beetles move into the area from eastern states (07/23/08)
The buzzword (or should I say the crunch word) among gardeners right now in Southeast Missouri is Japanese beetles. Most have never seen this voracious plant-eating machine, and they are alarmed by what they see. These critters, which have been in Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee for years, are moving west in hordes and rapidly devouring individual plants...
Salads for those hot summer days (07/23/08)
Special days call for a celebration, and today happens to be one of those special days. Today is my parents' 58th wedding anniversary. They have both worked hard all their lives to always serve others in anyway they can, and they always think of others before themselves. Their love and generosity has reached far beyond the walls of their rural McClure, Ill., home. Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad; you're the best!...
Valarie Basse (07/23/08)
ANNA, Ill.— Valarie Basse, 92, of Anna died Monday, July 21, 2008, at Parkway Manor in Marion, Ill. She was born April 11, 1916, in Dongola, Ill., to Charles Edward and Mary Jane Parr Johnson. She and Ralph Basse were married Jan. 15, 1939. He died Aug. 12, 1990...
Beverly Klinkhardt (07/23/08)
Beverly A. Klinkhardt, 78, of Jackson died Monday, July 21, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Harry Hessling (07/23/08)
ANNA, Ill. — Harry James Hessling, 79, of Anna died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1928, in Chicago, son of Herman and Helen Irene Swatkowski Hess-ling. He and Rose Marie Kronenberger were married Nov. 22, 1952, in Chicago...
Eula Young (07/23/08)
Eula Merry Lewis Young, 87, of Metropolis, Ill., joined her heavenly Father Monday, July 21, 2008. She was born Dec. 25, 1919, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Almon Roy and Clara Louise Haywood Lewis. She was the youngest of six siblings. She and Elmer Henry Young were married in May 1942...
Dorothy Hecht (07/23/08)
Dorothy Virginia Hecht, 74, of New Wells died Monday, July 21, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She resided at the Lutheran Home the past two years. She was born Nov. 1, 1933, at Neelys Landing, daughter of Eldor and Mildred Hesse Ruehling. She and Ellis R. Hecht were married March 31, 1951. He died April 10, 2003...
The Rev. Lee Myers (07/23/08)
PATTON, Mo. — The Rev. Lee A. Myers, 54, of Patton died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at his home. He was born June 24, 1954, at Perryville, Mo., son of Allen Denzel and Margaret Jean Biri Myers. He and Doris Jean Statler were married Nov. 23, 1974...
Louis Williams (07/23/08)
Louis Glenn "Louie" Williams, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 20, 2008, in his sleep at his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1947, in Pontiac, Mich., son of the late Ulyss Glenn and Violet Lucille Van Bibber Williams of Chaffee, Mo. Williams graduated from Dexter High School in Dexter, Mo., in 1966...
Joni Bliss (07/23/08)
Joni Adams Bliss, 51, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born in St. Louis Nov. 22, 1956, daughter of Joan Brunson of St. Louis and George Adams, also of St. Louis. They survive. She was married Feb. 14, 1980, in Cape Girardeau to Mark Bliss, who also survives...
Police report 7/23/08 (07/23/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs n Joseph H. Boyer, 56, of Oak Ridge was arrested on a St. Francis County warrant for driving while intoxicated. n Andre C. Rodgers, 22, of Charleston, Mo., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for probation violation for driving while intoxicated...
Fire report 7/23/08 (07/23/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 4:43 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Sycamore Circle. n At 7:13 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Rodney Vista Boulevard. n At 7:34, an alarm at 321 Dearmont Circle...
Out of the past 7/23/08 (07/23/08)
25 years ago: July 23, 1983 EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Between 200 and 300 people are evacuated from the Purple Crackle Lounge here at about 2 a.m. when an unidentified eye-irritating substance is released into the lounge; no one is injured in the incident...
Unequal coverage: Media fail to serve the needs of voters (07/23/08)
Never in the history of this great nation has the national news media been so overly biased in favor of one presidential candidate. Sen. Barack Obama is clearly getting highly favored treatment from the national media -- in all forms -- and that is establishing a pattern that should be concerning to every American...
Delta Queen (07/23/08)
The Delta Queen, an excursion riverboat that makes a handful of stops at the Cape Girardeau riverfront every year, is at risk of being banned from the river. The Delta Queen has been exempted from a 42-year-old law that bans overnight excursion boats made of wood, but the exemption was left out this year's legislation. ...
Speak Out 7/23/08 (07/23/08)
Man-made oil I SAW a TV show a couple of weeks ago about man-made oil. Hitler did it during World War II. He had scientists come up with a formula to make oil to run his war machines. Why can't we do something like that instead of doing all this drilling and all this price gouging of American consumers?...
Online Pet of the Week (07/23/08)
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