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Puxico man dies from injuries received in car crash (08/01/08)
PUXICO, Mo. — A Puxico man, 85-year-old Audrey Walk, died this week of injuries sustained in a wreck on July 24 that claimed the life of his 81-year-old wife, Ruth Walk. The accident occurred as Audrey Walk was driving on U.S. 60 and attempted to take the Route T ramp and apparently lost control of the vehicle, becoming airborne. The vehicle came to rest near the outer road in an upright position...
Havco Wood Products reduces workforce by 60 full-time, 11 part-time employees (08/01/08)
Havco Wood Products announced today that it will reduced the workforce at its Cape Girardeau plant by 60 full-time and 11 temporary employees. The move is effectively immediately. In a news release, Havco President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Bader said the housing market was partly to blame for the decision...
Cape, Scott clerks' offices open Saturday for absentee voting (08/01/08)
The Cape Girardeau County and Scott County clerks' offices will be open special Saturday hours to make it easier for voters to turn in or cast absentee ballots in advance of Tuesday's primary election, Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark and Scott County Clerk Rita Milam said...
Search continues near Ste. Genevieve for missing men (08/01/08)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) -- The search continues for two boaters who went missing after their 16-foot john boat capsized in the Mississippi River near Ste. Genevieve. The Missouri Water Patrol says the 16-foot aluminum fishing boat capsized Wednesday, about a half mile downstream from a ferry crossing in Ste. Genevieve...
Excessive heat will blanket area this afternoon and return next week (08/01/08)
Temperatures will top out in the mid-90s this afternoon and combine with high humidity to push the heat index over 100 degrees across Southeast Missouri and the surrounding region, according to National Weather Service forecast information.And the excessive heat will return next week.The weather service expects the heat index — a "feels-like" measure of heat and humidity's combined effects — to peak between 100 and 105 degrees today and stay above 100 degrees until after 7 p.m. ...
Latest MAP scores show struggle to keep up with goals (08/01/08)
Twenty out of 46 Southeast Missouri schools failed to make progress on state tests in either communication arts or math this year. The mixed bag of results, released today by the state education department, show more schools than ever are struggling to keep up with increasing standards imposed through the No Child Left Behind Act...
Mo. Sen. Koster visits city firefighters in campaign for attorney general post (08/01/08)
State Sen. Chris Koster, locked in a fierce four-way battle for the Democratic nomination for Missouri attorney general, is looking everywhere he can for votes. Koster came to Cape Girardeau, not usually a stronghold for Democrats, on Thursday for what his campaign billed as a "Roundtable Discussion with First Responders and Workers Regarding the Important Partnership between Local Communities and the Attorney General's Office." He drew three people, all Cape Girardeau firefighters, including two of the leaders of Local 1084 of the International Association of Firefighters, to the event at VFW Post 3838.. ...
State Sen. Lager stumps for state treasurer in Cape Girardeau (08/01/08)
Missouri can use state funds more effectively to promote small business, state Sen. Brad Lager said Thursday during a visit to Cape Girardeau promoting his campaign for state treasurer. Lager, R-Maryville, is unopposed in Tuesday's primary election. ...
Pemiscot County farm owner pleads guilty to dumping biodiesel waste into ditch (08/01/08)
ST. LOUIS -- James Raulerson, owner of Raulerson Farms in Pemiscot County, Mo., pleaded guilty Thursday to violations of the Clean Water Act for dumping waste from a biodiesel plant into the local water supply, according to a press release from federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway's office...
MAP scores Q&A (08/01/08)
What is the test? Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Missouri students must meet targets on the Missouri Assessment Program tests given in the spring. Who is tested? Third- through eighth-graders are tested in math and communication arts (CA). Sophomores are tested in math, and juniors are tested in communication arts. Science was a required tested subject this year but does not count toward adequate yearly progress...
Residents complain about quarry (08/01/08)
Larry Miller's cattle farm used to be surrounded by trees. Now the trees are disappearing, Dog Creek runs cloudy, and every rain brings muddy runoff onto his land. On dry days, the valley fills with dust, Miller said. He blames Neelys Landing Quarry, operating near Miller's farm in the northeast corner of Cape Girardeau County. The quarry, in operation since the early 1900s, was bought by Jackson-based MMD Stone in 2002...
Jackson homes struck by lightning Wednesday night (08/01/08)
The National Weather Service reported multiple homes in Jackson were struck by lightning when a severe thunderstorm moved through the area between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. Lightning strikes from the storm, part of the remnants of Hurricane Dolly, took out power to about one-third of the city, the weather service reported on its Paducah, Ky., office Web site...
Bicycle safety club offers suggestions for 'share the road' signs, raising awareness (08/01/08)
A Cape Girardeau bicycle safety club met Wednesday in city hall to discuss the design and implementation of bicycle signs that say "share the road" and the release of bicycle safety information. The club is expecting to begin the installation of signs by the beginning of October, said Cape Girardeau assistant city manager Heather Brooks...
Themis floodgate to close today (08/01/08)
The Themis Street floodgate will be closed at 9 a.m. today, according to Stacey Beasley, storm-water supervisor with the Cape Girardeau Public Works Department. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has predicted the Mississippi River level to be at 34.1 feet today. Flood stage is 32 feet...
Cape County questions $27,000 bill from Corps of Engineers (08/01/08)
Cape Girardeau County officials are asking for financial records from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. On Monday the county commissioners instructed Stan Murray of the county highway department to make the request. Murray had informed the commission of a letter from the corps asking for a $27,000 check for the cost of a Hubble Creek bank stabilization project completed in 2005...
Area election information available on Web site (08/01/08)
The Southeast Missourian has launched a new Web page to put all the information we have about Tuesday's primary elections in one place. The page includes links to current and past stories about candidates and the issues. The new Web offering also includes responses to questionnaires specific to each county and election contest in our coverage area of Cape Girardeau, Scott, Perry and Bollinger counties and the three Republican candidates vying for the 158th District state representative...
Stoddard County official Gary Capps dies of cancer (08/01/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Gary Capps, Stoddard County Industrial Development Authority director, succumbed to pancreatic cancer around 2 a.m. Thursday morning. A skilled luthier, Capps was known for his fondness and talent at building stringed instruments. ...
Area peach crops fare better this year (08/01/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- You might find an empty peach stand at Dogwood Orchard. Not because there aren't any growing, like last year, but because co-owner Mike Leible can't keep them coming quickly enough. "Demand has been high. We've been selling out every afternoon," he said...
Mo. voter turnout expected to be less than 1/3 (08/01/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The secretary of state's office estimates that less than one-third of Missouri's registered voters will go to the polls during Tuesday's primary elections. If the estimate holds, about 1.2 million of the 4 million registered to vote in Missouri will cast ballots. The estimate is based on data calculated by local election officials...
Virginia company sues over Mo. records fees (08/01/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The company hired to overhaul Missouri's driver's license and motor vehicle records system is challenging a state law capping fees for those records. The lawsuit was filed by Virginia-based BearingPoint Inc. after lawmakers voted to limit the charge for driver's license and motor vehicle records to one-half cent per record. ...
Mercury capsule installed at St. Louis planetarium (08/01/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- One of the 20 space capsules created for the United States' first human space flight has been installed at the McDonnell Planetarium in St. Louis. The Mercury capsules were manufactured in St. Louis by what was then the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation. The vessel that will be displayed in St. Louis is known as Capsule 19. It never flew, but was used as a training device for Project Mercury...
Mo. prosecutors urge death for videotaped slaying (08/01/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban Kansas City man convicted of murder in the videotaped sex slaying of a 41-year-old woman is a rapist whose crimes have spanned two decades and become more intense over time, prosecutors told jurors on Friday. In urging the jury to recommend the death penalty for Richard Davis, prosecutors said that the 44-year-old Independence man raped a woman in 1987 and assaulted a 5-year-old girl while on the run from authorities in 2006...
Mich. firm to pay $100K for Mo. No-Call complaints (08/01/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri attorney general's office reaches a $100,000 settlement with a Michigan company accused of aggressive telemarketing. The settlement resolves complaints that Associated Community Services contacted Missourians registered with the state's No-Call list. The attorney general's office says consumer complaints go back more than two years...
Two charged in Cubs-Brewers brawl at Miller Park (08/01/08)
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Charges have been filed against two Illinois men who allegedly beat up a suburban Milwaukee man after a Brewers' loss to the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park. The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Adam Miechle (MEE' chall) and 26-year-old Jerry Emert were charged Friday with substantial battery. Both men are from Downers Grove (Illinois)...
Middle schoolers improve MAP scores (08/01/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri's middle schoolers are on an educational upswing, improving both their math and reading scores in the state's public schools according to standardized test data released Friday. Other findings from the Missouri Assessment Program data were mixed. More districts and schools did not meet "adequate yearly progress" goals, though state education officials said that was due to more stringent requirements under federal law...
St. Louis leaders say tax is vital to public transit (08/01/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis city and county leaders say passage of a half-cent sales tax in the county this fall is vital to the future of public transit in the region. At a forum Thursday to mark the 15th anniversary of Metrolink, the region's light rail system, Metro officials said service cuts or fare hikes will be likely next year if more funding isn't found...
Lifesaver: Cat's yowling saves Mo. woman from fire (08/01/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A 97-year-old woman says her cat's early morning yowling saved her from a house fire. Grace George, of Independence, said her cat Boo Boo's yowling from an open bedroom window early Wednesday woke her up from a sound sleep...
Pevely police have new lead in missing woman case (08/01/08)
PEVELY, Mo. (AP) -- Police are following a new lead in the case of a pregnant Pevely woman who disappeared almost three years ago. Amanda Jones disappeared after a scheduled meeting with the man she said fathered her baby boy. Now there's new interest in the case as a mysterious letter is stirring interest for police...
Cleanup continues after train derails at Fenton (08/01/08)
FENTON, Mo. (AP) -- Cleanup is under way at the Chrysler north plant in Fenton. The plant is still shut down after Thursday night's train derailment inside the facility. St. Louis County police say that around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, two to three cars loaded with sheet metal derailed at the loading dock in the newest part of the Dodge truck plant...
Kinder part of crowded field in lieutenant governor's race (08/01/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a 10-candidate field for Missouri’s second-ranking executive, two men are running ahead of the pack, as if they already are their party’s nominees. Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and one of his many Democratic challengers, state Rep. Sam Page, have been campaigning against each other in the final days before Tuesday’s party primary elections — even though they are on different ballots...
Koster's ex finances TV ad questioning his ethics (08/01/08)
State Sen. Chris Koster declined Thursday to criticize his former wife for financing a television ad questioning his fundraising and ethics as the race for Democratic nomination for Missouri attorney general enters its final days. Koster, a first-term state Senator and former Cass County prosecuting attorney, said during a Cape Girardeau campaign stop that he would not comment on his relationship with former spouse Rebecca Bowman Nassikas. ...
SIU deer attacks subject of cable TV show Sunday (08/01/08)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The story of deer attacking pedestrians on the Southern Illinois University campus in Carbondale is drawing national attention. SIU wildlife researcher Clay Nielsen is set to appear Sunday night on an hourlong Discovery Channel program called "When Animals Strike."...
Kansas City, Mo., man found guilty in videotaped torture, slaying of woman (08/01/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A suburban Kansas City man was found guilty Thursday of the videotaped sexual torture and slaying of a 41-year-old woman. Richard D. Davis, 44, of Independence, was found guilty of 25 counts, including first-degree murder, kidnapping, rape, sodomy and assault in attacks on Marsha Spicer, of Independence, and Michelle Huff-Ricci, 36. The murder charge was for Spicer's May 2006 death...
Museum works to save 'Becky Thatcher House' (08/01/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Mo., hoped throngs of summer tourists would spread the word about its urgent efforts to save the Becky Thatcher House. It's the childhood residence of the real-life girl who lived near young Samuel Clemens and inspired one of his beloved characters when he later wrote as Twain...
Oil falls to almost $124 a barrel (08/01/08)
NEW YORK -- Oil prices pulled back Thursday, wiping out some gains from the previous day's $4 a barrel rally, as traders bet that a cooling U.S. economy will continue to eat into U.S. demand for fuel. At the pump, easing prices underscored Americans' waning consumption of gasoline. The average price of a gallon of regular slipped 1.7 cents to $3.909, according to auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express...
NASA: Liquid confirmed on Saturn's moon Titan (08/01/08)
PASADENA, Calif. -- At least one of many large, lakelike features on Saturn's moon Titan studied by the international Cassini spacecraft contains liquid hydrocarbons, making it the only body in the solar system besides Earth known to have liquid on its surface, NASA said Wednesday...
Rebates helped economy in second quarter (08/01/08)
WASHINGTON -- The prospects for a quick economic recovery dimmed Thursday, with new data showing the economy grew at a slower-than-expected rate this spring despite some oomph from tax rebate checks -- and actually shrank late last year. Democrats called for a second economic stimulus package, while the Bush administration said the growth was proof the checks helped...
Overweight N.J. cat was abandoned (08/01/08)
BLACKWOOD, N.J. -- A 44-pound cat found lumbering around New Jersey was abandoned by a woman who said her home was foreclosed, an animal shelter official said Thursday. The porky white cat found Saturday became a local media sensation and was dubbed "Princess Chunk." But the animal is really a male whose name is Powder...
States face tough choices as budget crisis deepens (08/01/08)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is laying off as many as 22,000 state employees. New York's governor is raising the possibility of selling -- or more accurately, leasing -- the Brooklyn Bridge. Nevada is burning through its rainy-day fund like a gambler on a losing streak. And Maryland is pinning its hopes on slot machines...
Stevens will get chance to clear name ahead of November election (08/01/08)
WASHINGTON -- Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens pleaded not guilty to corruption charges Thursday and received an unusually speedy trial date, which he hopes will clear his name before voters consider re-electing him in November. Stevens said the tentative Sept. 24 trial date set by U.S. District Judge Emmt G. Sullivan "should allow ample time for a decision before the general election" in November...
Small jet crashes in Minnesota (08/01/08)
OWATONNA, Minn. -- A small jet crashed in strong thunderstorms Thursday while preparing to land at a regional airport in Minnesota, killing at least eight people, including several casino and construction executives. Sheriff Gary Ringhofer said there were at most nine people aboard the Raytheon Hawker 800, which went down at a regional airport about 60 miles south of the Twin Cities. He said investigators were looking into whether there was a passenger who is unaccounted for...
Senate passes bill to settle Libya terror lawsuits (08/01/08)
WASHINGTON -- Congress approved legislation Thursday that will allow the State Department to settle all remaining lawsuits against Libya by U.S. terrorism victims. The bill paves the way for healing the last rifts between the U.S. and Libya, but only after the country fully compensates Americans harmed in Libyan-sponsored attacks, including the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the 1986 bombing of the La Belle discotheque in Berlin...
Astronaut technology in insoles could help elderly avoid falling (08/01/08)
BOSTON -- Scientists working to help astronauts regain balance after extended flights in zero gravity say they've found a way to use the research to help elderly people avoid catastrophic falls. An "iShoe" insole contains sensors that read how well a person is balancing. The point is to gather information for doctors and to get people to a specialist -- before they fall...
World briefs 8/1/08 (08/01/08)
Canadian bus passenger decapitates seat mate PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba — A traveler aboard a Greyhound bus repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated his seat mate, pausing during the attack in central Canada to display the head to passengers who had fled in horror, witnesses said Thursday. ...
Israeli opposition wants election in wake of Olmert exit (08/01/08)
JERUSALEM -- Hard-line opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu called Thursday for national elections in the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to step down in September under a cloud of corruption charges. While Olmert's Kadima Party hoped to settle the leadership crisis internally in a matter of weeks, Netanyahu's demand raised the prospect of a monthslong campaign that would stall peace talks with the Palestinians...
Stolen Guatemalan baby identified through DNA test (08/01/08)
GUATEMALA CITY -- For 14 months, Ana Escobar studied the tiny fingers of every passing baby, searching for a girl with pinkies that curved gracefully outward, just like those of her missing daughter. Then one day she saw her, in the arms of a foster mother helping process her adoption by an Indiana couple: A straight-haired toddler who appeared to be a stranger, except for her unmistakable fingers...
U.S. toll in Iraq hits all-time low (08/01/08)
BAGHDAD -- The monthly U.S. toll in Iraq fell to its lowest point since the war began, with 11 American deaths as July drew to a close Thursday after the departure of the last surge brigade. Iraqis also are dying in dramatically lower numbers with the war in its sixth year. July saw the lowest civilian toll since December 2005, though a series of suicide bombings this week and rising ethnic tensions in northern Iraq reflect the fragility of the security successes...
Radovan Karadzic skirmishes with U.N. war crimes court (08/01/08)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic had his first skirmishes with the U.N. war crimes tribunal Thursday: He was cut short by the judge when he tried to protest his arrest, and put on notice that the prosecution will object to his demand to represent himself...
Dodgers land Manny in three-team deal (08/01/08)
Manny's on the move. Junior, too. With more than 1,100 homers between them, two of baseball's greatest sluggers switched leagues just before the trade deadline Thursday to play prominent roles for playoff contenders. Unhappy in Boston, Manny Ramirez got his wish when he was shipped to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a blockbuster, three-team deal that sent outfielder Jason Bay from Pittsburgh to the Red Sox...
Braves get better of Pineiro (08/01/08)
ATLANTA -- The hometown guy helped the Atlanta Braves snap a five-game losing streak. No, it wasn't Brian McCann or Jeff Francoeur. Rookie catcher Clint Sammons homered and drove in three runs Thursday night to lead Atlanta past the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4, a much-needed boost for a team that was having a terrible week...
Holt ready to put last year's knee injury behind him (08/01/08)
MEQUON, Wis. -- Two months ago, Torry Holt made waves about finishing his career close to home with the Carolina Panthers. But at the St. Louis Rams' training camp, one of only four remaining holdovers from the franchise's Super Bowl run from 1999 to 2001 has opted for unity...
Area digest 8/1/08 (08/01/08)
Magic finish second at world series The SEMO Magic 18-U softball team placed second at the 18-U 40-foot World Series in Panama City Beach, Fla. The team enjoyed a six-game winning streak at the tournament before falling to the Georgia Mustangs 4-1 in the title game. The Magic finished the tournament 10-2-1...
Perryville drops opener (08/01/08)
PERRYVILLE — The Perryville Post 133 offense didn't struggle getting on base Thursday against Eureka Post 177 in the Zone 4 American Legion baseball tournament. Perryville out hit Eureka 9-7, drew three walks, had one batter hit by a pitch and had its leadoff man reach base to begin four different innings...
100 miles: All in a day's run for local trio (08/01/08)
Oak Ridge coach Jason Niswonger said members of his cross country team will have no right to complain when he sends them on 5-mile practice runs this upcoming season. Niswonger already has completed a 31-mile ultra marathon and covered 50 1/2 miles in a timed 10-hour nighttime ultra marathon this summer. And on Saturday, the Oak Ridge coach will be setting out on his greatest challenge yet -- a 100-mile ultra run that must be completed in 30 hours...
Hooked on science: Make a fire extinguisher (08/01/08)
Using a few things from around the house and some help from an adult you can create your own fire extinguisher. Materials n Vinegar n Baking soda n Glass bowl n Match Instructions STEP 1: Place 3 tablespoons of baking soda into the bottom of the glass bowl...
Reflections on a 48-state road trip (08/01/08)
Newly licensed 16-year-old Julie Langenfeld and her father, Mark, traveled to 48 states month of July in a 1968 Mercedes-Benz. Julie shared some of her thoughts from the trip. Seeing the country in one big snapshot was so neat. I have a sense now of how big and diverse our country is. ...
Next up 8/1/08 (08/01/08)
FRIDAY n New movies "Long Way Down" Not Rated; running time 2 hours 5 mins @ Town Plaza Cinema "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" Rated PG-13; running time 1 hour 54 mins @ Cape West 14 Cine...
Who's next 8/1/08 (08/01/08)
SCHOLARSHIPS n Susannah Green of Whitewater, Aaron Hammontree of Cape Girardeau and Kimberlie Hester of Chaffee, Mo., were awarded a Southeast Missouri State University Dual Enrollment Scholarship to attend Southeast for the 2008-2009 school year. Hester also received a MAP Scholarship from Southeast...
Young and faithful: Cape Girardeau sisters attend World Youth Day (08/01/08)
Being young and Catholic isn't always seen as cool, Catherine Meyer acknowledges. But for a week this summer she was surrounded by people with the same beliefs and values, even if they didn't speak the same language. She and her sister, Tara, attended World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. The event attracts hundreds of thousands of Catholics from around the globe...
For young, political T-shirts are a big hit (08/01/08)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Political T-shirts -- particularly those supporting presumed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama -- are emerging in a big way this season, transformed from the uniform of campaign workers to a definitive statement of youthful, progressive cool...
Helen Hooe (08/01/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Helen I. Hooe, 90, of Sikeston died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Kennett, Mo., daughter of George A. and Martha Isabelle McGuffy Long. She and Herman Hooe were married June 24, 1939. He died Dec. 9, 1979...
Ramona Dunn (08/01/08)
Ramona Joyce Dunn, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Annabelle Hartle (08/01/08)
Annabelle Hartle, 98, of Millersville died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home...
Carolyn Rainwater (08/01/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. — Carolyn Rainwater, 57, of Advance died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 3, 1951, at New Madrid, Mo., daughter of Charles Lee and Thelma L. Colvin Stanfield. She and Gary Rainwater were married Oct. 25, 1969, at Bloomfield, Mo...
Dorothy LaForest (08/01/08)
TAMMS, Ill. — Dorothy "Dot" LaForest, 79, of Tamms died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 29, 1929, in Gardner, Tenn., to William and Vergie Reynolds Montgomery. She and Lester E. "Frenchie" LaForest were married April 18, 1967. He died Nov. 11, 1998...
Marilyn Anglin (08/01/08)
DELTA — Marilyn Sue Anglin, 67, of Delta died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at her home. She was born April 17, 1941, in Jackson, daughter of Albert and Oma Mary Herzog Goehman. She and Clyde Anglin were married Oct. 14, 1963. Anglin had been a machine operator at Columbia Sportswear in Chaffee, Mo. She was a member of Christian Mission Church in Benton, Mo...
Ray Underdown (08/01/08)
Ray Underdown, 60, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital He was born Oct. 14, 1947, in Cincinnati to Charles "Ed" and Aileen Brummett Underdown. He and Linda Rodgers Mireles were married March 20, 1998, in Cincinnati...
Births 8/1/08 (08/01/08)
Harrell Son to Shannon and Tiffany Harrell of Goodhue, Minn., Fairview Red Wing Hospital in Red Wing, Minn., 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2008. Name, Brady Lee. Weight, 6 pounds, 1 ounce. First child. Mrs. Harrell is the daughter of Dale and Char Holm of Goodhue. She is office manager at Menards in Red Wing. Harrell is the son of Fred and Pam Harrell of Jackson. He is e-commerce sales manager at River Valley Power and Sport in Rochester, Minn...
Police report 8/1/08 (08/01/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Brian K. Wahlers, 41, of Jackson was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. Arrests...
Fire report 8/1/08 (08/01/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 1:12 a.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of Louis Street. n At 4:53 a.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of North Henderson Avenue. n At 8:05 a.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of Aspen Drive...
Out of the past 8/1/08 (08/01/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 1, 1983 Cape Girardeau County Court agrees to vacate the Benton Hill Road near the former Mount Tabor Park; the park, just off Bloomfield Road west of Cape Girardeau, reverted to private ownership earlier this year after the Cape Special Road District said it no longer wanted to maintain the park...
Golden Eagles soaring in Scotland (08/01/08)
There's nothing quite like a marching band. I've seen a few of them over the years, particularly when our older son was in his high school's marching band. That high school band was a great source of community pride. It competed several times a year and always did well. My wife and I spent quite a few hours each year sitting on hard bleachers watching bands show off their latest routines and their musical ability. What fun it was...
The basics of climate change (08/01/08)
Thanks to our atmosphere, the climate on Earth is (on average) a balmy 59 degrees Fahrenheit. Compared to other planets in our solar system, our atmosphere is the most likely to support life (at least life as we know it). Our nearest neighbor, Mars, is closest in temperature but has an atmosphere less than 1 percent as dense and thus ranges from a chilly minus-112 to plus-23 degrees. Without our own treasured atmosphere, we'd be shivering at 5 to 22 degrees. More likely, we'd simply not exist...
'Consensus' on man-made warming is shattering (08/01/08)
The "consensus" on man-made global warming may have received a mortal wound. Physics & Society, the journal of the 46,000-member American Physical Society, just published "Climate Sensitivity Revisited" by Viscount Christopher Monckton, an avowed man-made warming skeptic and former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher...
Fuel funding (08/01/08)
Anyone who wonders what effect pricing has on consumers can see the impact at just about every retail outlet. And as sales go down, so does sales tax revenue, which is a percentage of each dollar spent on taxable items. When it comes to motor fuel, the equation changes. ...
Speak Out 8/1/08 (08/01/08)
Need housecleaning CAPE GIRARDEAU County Auditor David Ludwig should be forced to resign immediately and not collect his big salary. Why should the county pay him to waste time and taxpayer money and insult the women he works with? County government needs a good housecleaning...
Online Pet of the Week (08/01/08)
Sady is a beautiful, sweet tempered 4.5 month-old Labrador/Rottweiler mix. She is available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837, Mon-Sat. 11am-5pm, Sun. 1-4pm. See more pets available at www.semopets.org.
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