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Stories from Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Walter, Schaaf win primaries for sheriff (08/05/08)
Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter scored a resounding victory tonight in the Democratic primary, defeating challenger Bobby Sullivan 2,894 to 1,752. Sullivan, a detective with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, began campaigning with large signs place around the county several months before the primary, but was unable to overcome the incumbent Walter.Walter will now face Republican Wes Drury, who ran unopposed for his party's nomination, in November.Chaffee, Mo., auto mechanic Donnie Kiefer took the Democratic primary for Scott County's District 2 Commissioner, defeating Shelby "Skip" Steger. ...
Two Southeast Missouri residents killed, many injured in weekend accidents (08/05/08)
There were several automobile accidents in the area over the weekend which resulted in two fatalities and several who received minor and moderate injuries. A Marston man was killed Friday when his motorcycle ran off the roadway. ...
Lt. Gov. Kinder wins Mo.'s Republican primary (08/05/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder turned back a couple of primary challengers Tuesday as state Rep. Sam Page led a field of six Democrats for the right to take him on in November. Page had about 35 percent of the vote -- nearly double his closest competitor -- with about one-fourth of precincts reporting results...
Search continues for missing boaters near Ste. Gen (08/05/08)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) -- Search crews are still looking for two eastern Missouri men missing since their boat capsized on July 30 on the Mississippi River. The Missouri State Water Patrol says 52-year-old Harold Smith and 46-year-old Arthur Barton are both presumed drowned. Both are from Farmington...
Police continue to seek armed robbery suspect (08/05/08)
Cape Girardeau police continue to search for the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night in the 500 block of South Benton Street. A man walked into the police station and said his wallet was lifted at gunpoint, Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the police department, said...
Sikeston mulls outlawing sagging pants (08/05/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston may join those cities taking a stand against sagging. City Council members discussed during their regular meeting Monday the possibility of amending city code to further define indecent exposure and public indecency to include sagging pants...
Koeper, Tracy win commissioner, state representative nominations (08/05/08)
Today is primary election day in Missouri.Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. throughout the state.Statewide voters will pick party nominees for governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, secretary of state and attorney general.Locally there are also several important races, including contested primaries for 158th district state representative; 1st District Cape Girardeau County Commissioner; 2nd District Scott County Commissioner; and Scott County and Perry County sheriffs.For more information on the candidates and issues in this election, including a link to find polling places in Cape Girardeau County, visit our election section at semissourian.com/election.For information on voting specifics in your county, call your county clerk's office. . ...
Heat advisory over Southeast Missouri again today (08/05/08)
The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Southeast Missouri and the surrounding region today for the second straight day as temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 90s.The advisory is in effect from 1 to 7 p.m. ...
Kezer wins day in court (08/05/08)
Exactly 14 years after Joshua C. Kezer served the first day of a 60-year prison sentence for the 1992 murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless, a Cole County judge decided he deserves another day in court. On Monday, Cole County Circuit Judge Richard G. Callahan granted Kezer an evidentiary hearing, to function as a bench trial, set for Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 in Jefferson City, said Charles Weiss, Kezer's attorney...
Title to Schultz School transferred (08/05/08)
Developer Chad Hartle is now the owner of the Schultz School, according to a news release sent out this morning by real estate broker Tom Meyer. The Cape Girardeau schools transferred the title to Chad Hartle's Schultz Senior Apartments LP. The school is located at 101 S. Pacific St...
State rep brings his campaign for attorney general to Cape Girardeau (08/05/08)
For state Rep. Jeff Harris, part of getting past today's primary for attorney general is convincing enough Democrats that he has the best chance of keeping the office in the hands of his party. Harris, of Columbia, met with about a dozen Democrats Monday at Cup 'N' Cork, explaining how he believes his strategy of a beefed-up focus on Internet advertising has paid off in fundraising, allowing him to build up his advertising in other media. ...
Rick Springfield to put on benefit solo concert in Cape (08/05/08)
After the loss of their 13-year-old daughter to cancer, Shannon and Amy Aldridge were devastated. To combat their sorrow, they have dedicated their free time to helping a therapeutic organization that benefited Sahara, enlisting the help of recording artist Rick Springfield...
Whitewater man charged with statutory sodomy (08/05/08)
Rockland D. Gleason, 60, of Whitewater faces a charge of first-degree statutory sodomy after allegedly molesting a girl younger than 14. The sexual assault was reported by the victim's parents Friday, after the child told another family member about the incident involving Gleason, according to a probable-cause statement signed by detective Jamie Malugen of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department...
Cape Girardeau City Council action agenda 8/5/08 (08/05/08)
Ordinances, second and third readings n Accepted fee simple interest from Six-Thirty Inc. for property adjacent to the Public Works Facility. Second and third readings. n Authorized the mayor to execute a quitclaim deed to the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation for excess right-of-way for LaSalle Avenue...
Train tracks sale may have ecological impact (08/05/08)
If there's one thing known regarding the next step in the sale of the train tracks running from Gordonville to Delta, it's that nothing is known, said Sam Drusch, one of the owners of the tracks. On July 24, members of both the St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway and the track corporation gathered to discuss the sale of the tracks. Since 1990, the track corporation has owned the tracks on which the train rides...
Funding to benefit 11 Southeast Missouri businesses (08/05/08)
Eleven Southeast Missouri companies have been awarded funding to train employees from the Missouri Job Development Fund through the Missouri Customized Training Program. The companies, which include businesses in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Scotty City, Perryville and Sikeston will receive a combined $245,000 to train 851 new and current employees...
Jones: Ludwig faces rough road (08/05/08)
Cape Girardeau County Auditor David Ludwig returned to work Monday afternoon. Reached by phone at his desk, he declined to comment about the controversy surrounding his April 17 exit from the county administration building, his 76-day absence or how, after acknowledging in a private meeting with county commissioners that his on-the-job computer use put the county at risk for a sexual harassment lawsuit, he will regain the confidence of county employees, elected officials and taxpayers...
Scott County road closed two days (08/05/08)
Route 77 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs in the southbound lane between County Road 250 and 264. Work will occur from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling in the area. For more information, contact the MoDOT customer service center at 888-275-6636...
Chester Bridge traffic reduced to one lane (08/05/08)
PERRY COUNTY, Mo. — Missouri Department of Transportation crews will conduct routine inspection on the Highway 51 bridge from Missouri to Chester, Ill., resulting in one-lane traffic for motorists through most of August. Crews will work 8 a.m. ...
Jackson gears up for students' return (08/05/08)
Jackson School District school enrollment and open house dates: n Class lists will be posted at each elementary building Monday. Classes begin Aug. 18. n Enrollment for new elementary students (kindergarten through fifth grade): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday...
Cape council approves power-ful agreement (08/05/08)
The next time ice knocks out power in the city of Cape Girardeau, a few more lights will stay on. On Monday, the city council unanimously approved an agreement to pay $117,000 to Cotner Electric Co. to install a generator at city hall and a second one at Osage Community Centre, one of the city's designated emergency shelters...
Work begins at Ballpark Village (08/05/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Work is beginning at the Ballpark Village site near Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Early stages of the project will involve excavation and draining the large pool of water in the vacant land left behind by the demolition of old Busch Stadium...
High winds, rain sweep across Northern Illinois (08/05/08)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Crews began cleaning up downed trees and restoring power across Northern Illinois Tuesday after a line of powerful storms swept through the area, spawning at least two tornadoes. The National Weather Service confirmed that tornadoes touched down in the Chicago suburbs of Bloomingdale and Bolingbrook. A third tornado touched down in Griffith, Ind...
Warrensburg coach faces sex abuse charges (08/05/08)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) -- A popular high school girls softball and basketball coach faces sexual misconduct charges following a grand jury indictment. Warrensburg High School coach Russell Hough is accused of sexual contact with two students, ages 15 and 16, on school property. A Johnson County grand jury issued an indictment on Friday...
Kansas City bar and grill destroyed in fire (08/05/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City firefighters are investigating a two-alarm blaze that destroyed a bar and grill that had been closed but was being renovated. The Kansas City Star reported on its Web site that the fire at the old Sideline Bar & Grill was first reported about 4 a.m. Tuesday. Witnesses reported seeing flames from several blocks away. Smoke filled the area...
Missouri starts budget year with surge in revenue (08/05/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's new fiscal year is off to a good start. The governor's Office of Administration said Tuesday that the state took in $507.2 million in July, the first month of the fiscal year. That's a 5.2 percent increase over $482.4 million during the same period last year...
Woman drowns in Elk River (08/05/08)
TIFF CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A 39-year-old woman from Oklahoma is dead after drowning in the Elk River in Missouri. The Missouri State Water Patrol says Victoria Ross of Grove, Okla., was drifting on the river in McDonald County just before 11 p.m. Sunday when she called out for help. People with her could not see her because of darkness...
Casino, home health care petitions make Mo. ballot (08/05/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missourians in November will be asked to vote on two initiative petitions. One would repeal the state's cap on gambling losses, bar construction of new casinos and increase the tax rate casinos pay from 20 percent to 21 percent. The other ballot measure would allow home health care providers to form unions...
4 Democrats seek to be AG in first race since 1992 (08/05/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Democratic attorney general primary narrowed Tuesday as Sen. Chris Koster and Rep. Margaret Donnelly pulled away the rest of the field. Koster's lead narrowed considerably as votes from Donnelly's home St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis were reported. About 80 percent of the state's precincts have reported...
Kinder, Page advance in Mo. lt. gov. primaries (08/05/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State Rep. Sam Page won a six-way Democratic primary Tuesday for the right to take on Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in November. Page more than doubled the vote total of his nearest Democratic competitor while Kinder easily turned back a couple of Republican primary challengers...
Hulshof defeats Steelman in Mo. GOP gov's race (08/05/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Congressman Kenny Hulshof defeated state Treasurer Sarah Steelman on Tuesday in a Missouri Republican gubernatorial primary that had seemed unthinkable just a few months ago. Attorney General Jay Nixon easily won the Democratic nomination for governor...
Koster narrowly leading Democratic attorney general primary (08/05/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Sen. Chris Koster held a narrow lead Tuesday in the Democratic attorney general primary. With about 14 percent of the state's voting precincts reporting, Koster claimed about one-third of the votes cast. He was about 4,000 votes ahead of state Rep. Margaret Donnelly, of St. Louis, with state Rep. Jeff Harris, of Columbia, trailing in third...
Nixon wins Mo. Democratic governor's primary (08/05/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Attorney General Jay Nixon easily won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday and awaited the results of a more closely contested Republican primary to learn his next opponent. In the Republican primary, Congressman Kenny Hulshof was putting forward a portfolio of Republican establishment support against the populist appeals of Treasurer Sarah Steelman...
Arnold mayor leading in Deomcratic primary for state treasurer (08/05/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Arnold Mayor Mark Powell has jumped out to an early leader in a four-way Democratic state treasurer primary. Powell, the Democrats' treasurer candidate in 2004, had claimed about one-third of the votes cast with about 15 percent of the state's voting precincts reporting...
Illinoisan's grandchildren save her from drowning at Mo. lake (08/05/08)
GREENVIEW, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban Chicago woman's grandchildren saved her from drowning at the Lake of the Ozarks by pulling her to shore. The Missouri State Water Patrol says 79-year-old Patricia Fitzgerald of Oak Lawn was swimming with the help of a flotation device Monday. But the device fell off and she began to struggle in the water...
Victim of Mo. tiger attack has lower leg amputated (08/05/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The 26-year-old victim of a tiger attack in eastern Missouri loses part of his leg. Warren County Sheriff Kevin Harrison says Tuesday that Jacob Barr had part of one leg below the knee surgically removed after he was attacked by a tiger Sunday at the Wesa-A-Geh-Ya (WAY'-suh ah GEE'-yah) animal facility. A spokeswoman for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis says Barr is in satisfactory condition...
Sandbags finally removed in Clarksville (08/05/08)
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- With floodwaters finally receded, the sandbags are going down in Clarksville. Volunteers joined with merchants on Monday to remove some of the thousands of sandbags that made up the makeshift levee that saved the small town's downtown area during the summer flooding along the Mississippi River. Temperatures near 100 degrees failed to slow the effort...
Mo. governor's candidates make final primary push (08/05/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- At cattle yards and courthouses, Republican gubernatorial candidates Sarah Steelman and Kenny Hulshof sprang from the southwest corner across the rest of the state in a final push toward today's primary election. Hulshof, a congressman, and Steelman, the state treasurer, both began Monday by campaigning in Springfield, the largest population center in Missouri's most predominantly Republican area. ...
'Intentional communities' give economic shelter to residents (08/05/08)
CHICAGO -- Keri Rainsberger isn't rich. She works in the not-for-profit world for a relatively low-profit salary. Yet, as many Americans are scrimping for every penny, she hardly feels the pinch. She still tithes 10 percent of her income to her church, even as other members have cut back. She rarely worries about rising gas and food prices. And she never bothers to balance her checkbook, because she doesn't come close to spending what she has...
Officials: Scientist's obsession with sorority seen in anthrax case (08/05/08)
WASHINGTON -- His decades-long obsession with a college sorority may link a former Army biowarfare scientist to four anthrax-laced letters dropped off at a New Jersey mailbox in 2001, authorities said Monday in the latest twist of one of the most bizarre unsolved crimes in FBI history...
Bush heads to Asia for diplomacy, sports (08/05/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's agenda in Asia this week is front-loaded with trouble on the continent: nuclear worries, political repression, recovery from natural disaster. Then comes plenty of sports. Bush embarked Monday on his last venture as president to the Far East, a trip built around the Olympic Games in Beijing. ...
Bush signs bill to settle Libya terror lawsuits (08/05/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush signed legislation Monday that allows the State Department to settle all remaining lawsuits against Libya by U.S. terrorism victims and paves the way for complete rapprochement between Washington and Tripoli. The last rifts between the U.S. ...
Study: Kids' meals loaded with calories in restaurants (08/05/08)
WASHINGTON -- Healthy kids' meals at top restaurant chains are slim pickings, according to a report by a not-for-profit public health group. Nearly every possible combination of the children's meals at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Sonic, Jack in the Box, and Chick-fil-A are too high in calories, the report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest said...
Tropical Storm Edouard heading for Texas-La. coast (08/05/08)
GALVESTON, Texas -- Beth Bronson said Monday she's determined not to have her trip ruined as the second severe storm in two weeks approached a Texas Gulf Coast vacation hot spot at the height of tourist season. Tropical Storm Edouard was expected to come ashore this morning anywhere from western Louisiana to Port O'Connor, Texas. ...
Tourist survives slide down cliff (08/05/08)
BIG SUR, Calif. -- A tourist is nursing only cuts and bruises after sliding 250 feet down a cliff Sunday on California's coast. Jost Ben, 20, of Wilnsdorf, Germany, climbed over the edge of a traffic pullout perched 400 feet above the Pacific to retrieve a football...
NYC adds double dutch to school sports calendar (08/05/08)
NEW YORK -- The popular urban street pastime called double dutch, in which competitors jump between two ropes twirled eggbeater-style, is getting more recognition, becoming an officially sanctioned sport in New York City high schools. School officials say adding double dutch to the calendar should get hundreds of students participating in an enjoyable aerobic activity...
Oil prices drop nearly $4 after storm forecast (08/05/08)
NEW YORK -- Oil prices plunged to a three-month low Monday, briefly tumbling below $120 a barrel in another huge sell-off after Tropical Storm Edouard seemed less likely to disrupt oil and natural gas output in the Gulf of Mexico. Crude's steep drop -- prices fell more than $5 at one point during the day -- dragged down other commodities from corn to copper and mimicked the big nosedives of the past three weeks, adding to growing beliefs that the oil bubble is at least temporarily deflating...
Robert Novak retiring after brain tumor diagnosis (08/05/08)
CHICAGO -- Conservative political commentator Robert Novak announced his immediate retirement Monday because of his diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor. Novak told the editor and publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times that he plans to focus on his treatment and recovery, said Sun-Times spokeswoman Tammy Chase...
Funerals begin after stampede at temple (08/05/08)
SANTOKHGARH, India -- Mukesh Chabba lit the funeral pyre on which seven of his relatives -- including his wife and daughter -- were cremated Monday, the day after a stampede at a remote mountaintop Hindu temple killed 145 people. Chabba and 11 other family members had been visiting the temple to celebrate the recent birth of his son. Only five of them survived...
Gaza-based clansmen exiled as Hamas grabs Fatah bastion (08/05/08)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Hamas claimed Monday to have "uprooted" the last major pocket of armed resistance to its 14-month rule in the Gaza Strip, saying it seized mortars, grenade launchers and other weapons from a once-powerful clan allied with the rival Fatah movement...
Attack kills 16 police days before Olympics (08/05/08)
BEIJING -- In a deadly attack just days ahead of the Beijing Olympics, two men from a mainly Muslim ethnic group rammed a truck into and hurled explosives at jogging policemen in China's restive far west Monday, killing 16. The attack in a city near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border brought an immediate response from China's Olympic organizers, who pronounced security precautions ready to ensure safety in Beijing and other Olympic venues when the games open Friday...
Israeli parents forget daughter at airport (08/05/08)
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli couple going on a European vacation remembered to take their duty-free shopping and their 18 suitcases, but forgot their 3-year-old daughter at the airport, police said Monday. The couple and their five children were late for a charter flight to Paris on Sunday and made a mad dash to the gate. In the confusion, their daughter got lost...
Survivor of K2 avalanche describes ordeal (08/05/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Blinded by the glare off the snow and ice, attempting a perilous descent down K2 to save his life, the Dutch mountaineer came upon three Korean climbers. One sat dazed in the snow. Another held a rope. The third was suspended at the other end, hanging upside down...
Deliberations underway at first Guantanamo Bay war crimes trial (08/05/08)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- A jury is deliberating the verdict for Osama bin Laden's former driver at the first Guantanamo war crimes trial. Four of the six military officers in the jury must agree for a conviction of Salim Hamdan on charges of conspiracy and supporting terrorism...
Favre flies under radar in reporting to camp (08/05/08)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There was no parade, no motorcade, and no photo opportunity -- hardly the way you'd expect Brett Favre to return to the Green Bay Packers after spending most of the past month as the league's longest-running daytime drama. If Favre did report to the Packers as expected Monday, none of the fans and media members staking out several entrances to Lambeau Field managed to catch a glimpse of him...
Unbeaten Redhawks walk bridge of optimism into 2008 (08/05/08)
Optimism runs rampant at every college football team's media day, when the won-lost records still are unblemished. Even here at Southeast Missouri State, which finished one-half game out of the Ohio Valley Conference basement last year and lost to the team that finished behind it...
Highly regarded Tigers begin fall workouts in sweltering conditions (08/05/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Quarterback Chase Daniel said it was one of the hottest practices he'd ever participated in. Strong safety William Moore called it "crazy hot." The encore for Missouri's historic 12-win season began with the first workout Monday afternoon, held in sweltering heat. ...
Lillard is not taking starting job for granted (08/05/08)
Houston Lillard has firmly established himself as Southeast Missouri State's starting quarterback. Barring something unforeseen, Lillard will begin his senior season behind center when the Redhawks open the 2008 campaign Aug. 28 against Division II Southwest Baptist...
Redhawks to conduct first official practice today (08/05/08)
The Southeast Missouri State football team technically held the first of its allotted fall camp workouts Monday with a series of conditioning tests. But practice for the upcoming season officially begins at 8 a.m. today. In just 23 days, the Redhawks play their 2008 opener at home against Division II Southwest Baptist on Aug. 28...
Capahas start Wichita with a 'W' (08/05/08)
WICHITA, Kan. -- An early four-run deficit didn't faze the Plaza Tire Capahas. The Capahas stormed back to knock off the El Dorado (Kan.) Broncos 10-6 on Monday morning in their opening game at the National Baseball Congress World Series. Plaza Tire (28-5) advanced to the winner's bracket round of 16 in the 42-team, double-elimination event...
Busch is no longer a safe haven for Cards (08/05/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The National League's best road record has made the St. Louis Cardinals a surprise contender. Mediocre results at home keep dragging them down. The Cardinals have dropped six of seven at 3-year-old Busch Stadium heading into a three-game series starting tonight against a Los Angeles Dodgers team fortified for a playoff run. The Cardinals are 31-27 at home and 31-25 on the road after coughing up an eighth-inning lead in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Phillies...
Neal Boyd made the first cut. What happens now? (08/05/08)
The world's many Neal E. Boyd fans got a chance to see plenty of their hero Tuesday night, when NBC's "America's Got Talent" moved on to its first round in Las Vegas. As expected, Boyd was a large part of the program, taking up plenty of airtime performing and giving a tearful thanks for being passed on through to the next cut...
Neal Boyd clowning with a friend (08/05/08)
We found this video on YouTube of Neal E. Boyd playing with a friend's child. Some insight into the tenor's personality. . ...
Morgan Freeman seriously injured in crash (08/05/08)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was hospitalized in serious condition Monday after the car he was driving left a rural road in the Mississippi Delta and flipped several times. Freeman, 71, was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., about 90 miles north of the accident in rural Tallahatchie County...
Official: Olsen seeking immunity in Ledger probe (08/05/08)
NEW YORK -- Federal investigators want to question Mary-Kate Olsen about how Heath Ledger got two powerful painkillers that contributed to his accidental overdose death, but she's refusing to talk without immunity, a law enforcement official said Monday...
Health calendar 8/5/08 (08/05/08)
Calendar Today n Preparation for childbirth class: 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Saint Francis Medical Center. Comprehensive guide to expected bodily changes, labor signs and stages, pain control techniques and basic infant care. Tips on relaxing, positioning and breathing will also be discussed. Refreshments will be provided. Bring the "Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting Kit" provided by your physician's office. Call 877-231-2229 to register...
Nursing faith: Visiting nurse from Belarus has ties to Southeast Missouri Hospital employee (08/05/08)
Yulia Ihglitskaya came to America from Belarus to begin her education, but she had already learned about the kindness in others thanks to Southeast Missouri Hospital nurse Brenda Parkhurst. In 1993, the Missouri Baptist Convention began a "link-up" program with Baptist churches in Belarus — a landlocked country in Eastern Europe that borders Russia to the north and east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the north. ...
In era of pills, fewer shrinks doing talk therapy (08/05/08)
CHICAGO -- Cartoons about the psychiatrist's couch were recently the subject of a museum exhibition. Now, the couch itself may be headed for a museum. A new study finds a significant decline in psychotherapy practiced by U.S. psychiatrists. The expanded use of pills and insurance policies that favor short office visits are among the reasons, said lead author Dr. Rain Mojtabai of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore...
Barbara Hammock (08/05/08)
Barbara Ann Hammock, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 4, 1940, in Burlington, N.C., daughter of Charlie and Mary Ellen Fogleman Hudgins. She and Richard H. Hammock were married May 14, 1965, in Spring Hill, Tenn...
Emma Allen (08/05/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — Emma Lee Allen, 80, of Marble Hill died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 14, 1928, in Asheville, N.C. She married Harry Milo Allen Sr. Allen was a supervisor at AT&T in St. Louis several years...
Velda Wilson (08/05/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Velda R. Wilson, 78, of Perryville died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at her home. She was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Perry County, daughter of William J. and Alma Whistler Zahner. She and Roy Grover Wilson were married Aug. 25, 1951. He died Jan. 29, 2004...
Terry Arnold (08/05/08)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. — Terry Allen Arnold, 64, of Boonville, Mo., formerly of Olive Branch, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. He was born Dec. 14, 1943, in St. Louis to James and Vernice Cooper Arnold. He married Dianna Michelle Sumner Dec. 21, 1991...
Mildred Blechle (08/05/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Mildred Ann Blechle, 87, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born March 11, 1921, in Perry County, daughter of Rudolph and Josephine Hotop Pingel. She and Valentine "Wally" Blechle were married Sept. 2, 1944. He died Sept. 7, 1986...
Howard Hagan (08/05/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Howard W. "Butch" Hagan, 89, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo. He was born Sept. 8, 1918, in Claryville, Mo., son of Robert and Cora Roman Hagan. He first married June H. Derue. He and Verna Schamburg were married July 19, 1969. She died Sept. 7, 2005...
Glenda Killoren (08/05/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Glenda "Lindy" Green Killoren, 83, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Barnes Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. She was born March 7, 1925, at Sedgewickville, Mo., daughter of Dennis and Doshia Statler Niswonger. She and Robert A. Green were married in August 1944. He died in May 2001. She and Robert A. Killoren were married in August 2004...
Dorothy Young (08/05/08)
Dorothy Henson Young, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 31, 1923, in Portage¿ville, Mo., to Benjamin and Myrtle Mae Crites Henson. She and Cletis Baldwin Young were married Oct. 15, 1946, in Portageville. He died March 16, 1979...
Births 8/5/08 (08/05/08)
Deckard Daughter to Jason Charles and Amanda Lynn Deckard of Allenville, Saint Francis Medical Center, 12:42 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008. Name, Lynnea Marie. Weight, 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Deckard is the former Amanda Thompson, daughter of Phil Thompson and Darlene Thompson of Allenville. She is a billing specialist with Physicians Alliance Surgery Center. Deckard is the son of Gala Deckard of Advance, and the late Jon Deckard. He is self-employed...
Police report 8/5/08 (08/05/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Gerald L. Taylor, 62, 318 N. Middle St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked, failure to comply with ignition interlock and unlicensed vehicle. ...
Out of the past 8/5/08 (08/05/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 5, 1983 The lights are back on at the former KFMP radio tower north of Cape Girardeau; the station's signal has been acquired by radio station KZYM here. Between 2,000 and 3,000 bidders and another 2,000 spectators are expected to be in Cape Girardeau tomorrow for the auction of the private automobile collection of the late Charles N. ...
Battling litter (08/05/08)
The best way to win a battle is to know how strong your enemy is. In the battle against litter in Southeast Missouri, the scope of the problem is measured by taking regular litter surveys. There was good news last week as the latest survey indicated there is less litter along the roads in rural Cape Girardeau County than the last survey in 2006...
Column was well below standard (08/05/08)
To the editor: The vitriolic diatribe by Michelle Malkin, aimed at the Obama family including the children and paid for and printed in the Aug. 3 edition of the Southeast Missourian, was far below the standards I would expect from this, my hometown newspaper. ...
Rethinking our county officials (08/05/08)
To the editor: It seems to me that Cape Girardeau County residents need to rethink our government officials. County government computers and Web sites are no place for the viewing of lewd pictures or the promotion of books for personal gain. To the citizens: It's time to give these good old boys term limits and vote them out at the next election. It is time for some integrity within our county government...
Proud of Scott City high schoolers (08/05/08)
To the editor: In regard to the Aug. 1 story on "How schools scored": I want to say how proud I am of the Scott City High School students for their success on meeting the adequate yearly progress. The students met all requirements in communication arts, math, graduation rate and attendance rate. I am extremely proud of all of you. I am thankful and honored to have been your high school principal for the past five years...
Speak Out 8/5/08 (08/05/08)
Checks and balances I DON'T care how much the presidential candidates promise to make us vote for either one of them. They can't do a thing without the consent of the Congress. That's why we have three checks and balances in our government: the executive, legislative and judicial branches. No one system can control our government without the approval of the others. That's what makes our Constitution and government so great. Vote for the people who can work together to get something done...
Local band DRIvIN' RAIN hopes to Make Rock History AND tour with Motley Crue in 2009 (08/05/08)
Local hard rock band DRIvIN' RAIN enters the Guitar Center's Make Rock History Contest. For a chance to tour with Motley Crue in 2009, also cash, gear, record and management deals. We need you to help DRIvIN' RAIN to open for Motley Crue. Go to the website watch the video of DRIvIN' RAIN live in Texas and Vote for them To Make Rock History. Support your local talent and vote online today!...
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