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Some Scott City residents set to oppose reopening of old quarry (08/06/08)
For the third time this summer, a group of residents is upset about a quarry. Residents of a Scott City neighborhood are organizing to stop the renewal of a permit for nearby defunct quarry. According to Glenda Cassout, whose Lakeview Drive home sits next to the old quarry, owned by a Dexter, Mo.-based company Seminole Agriculture and Lime, letters were sent to residents two weeks ago telling them the permit process with Missouri Department of Natural Resources had begun...
Man shot in early morning incident on Clark Avenue (08/06/08)
Cape Girardeau police continue to investigate a shooting incident that occurred early morning hours today in the 100 block of Clark Avenue that left one man injured. The victim, a 22-year-old man, called the police department around 4 a.m. to report he'd just been shot, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the police department...
Parents of Jefferson Elementary students can request children be transferred (08/06/08)
Parents of Jefferson Elementary School students will have until Tuesday evening to request their child be transferred to a better-performing school. Because students failed to meet targets under No Child Left Behind this year, school choice is an option...
Unknown person burns shelter at Cape County Park South (08/06/08)
Another suspicious fire broke out in Cape Girardeau County early this morning. Firefighters received a call around 1 a.m. of a shelter on fire at Cape Girardeau County Park South, and arrived to find the structure fully engulfed by the blaze, Battalion chief Brian Shaffer said...
Koeper wins GOP primary for District 1 commissioner; McMillan wins Democratic side (08/06/08)
Paul Koeper, a civil engineer who focused his campaign on the condition of county roads, won a resounding victory Tuesday in the Republican primary for District 1 commissioner in Cape Girardeau County. Koeper more than doubled the vote total of his closest challenger, Jackson Alderman Joe Bob Baker, in the 10-way race...
Utilize combination format to present career-long record with one company (08/06/08)
Dear Sam: After working 27 years in a technical sales and marketing rep firm, my husband needs to make a change. He has an electrical engineering degree from Purdue and an abundance of U.S. and international marketing and sales experience. ...
Brewer, Sutterer win votes for Perry County commissioner (08/06/08)
Tim Brewer won the Republican vote for District 1 Perry County commissioner in the primary, defeating John Edwards 1,030 to 621. Neither candidate had run for public office before, but both boasted experience in owning and managing businesses. Brewer said his experience in running a business gave him leadership skills he intends to use in serving Perry County taxpayers...
Largest diesel-power towboat to visit Cape Girardeau (08/06/08)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will bring the largest diesel-power towboat ever built in the U.S. to Cape Girardeau on Aug. 16 for visitor tours. The M/V Mississippi, 241 feet long and 58 feet tall with three 2,100-horsepower engines, will dock at the downtown riverfront and open from 9 a.m. ...
Kiefer wins Scott Co. commission race by landslide (08/06/08)
Calling the race a team effort, auto mechanic Donnie Kiefer of Chaffee, Mo., captured nearly 84 percent of the vote in Tuesday's Democratic primary for commissioner of Scott County's 2nd District. Kiefer defeated challenger Shelby "Skip" Steger of Chaffee, 2,457 to 509 votes...
Delta voters pass measure for new elementary school (08/06/08)
Delta voters approved a $2.6 million bond issue Tuesday that will fund a new elementary school. Superintendent Nate Crowden said construction could start in October. In the final count, 391 people voted in favor of the school; 266 did not. "I was a little concerned about the economy being the way it is right now, but patrons in our district want to provide a quality education for our kids," Crowden said...
Man sentenced for role in deadly Stoddard County crash (08/06/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Wappapello, Mo., man was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday for his role in a 2007 crash that claimed the lives of a Bonne Terre, Mo., couple. Jason Merrill, 21, plead guilty to the class B felony of first-degree manslaughter due to intoxication. The crime, normally a class C felony, was raised to a class B because of his status as a prior and persistent offender...
Results close for Bollinger County races (08/06/08)
In Bollinger County, 1,939 Republicans and 418 Democrats voted in the primary. On the nonpartisan ticket, 375 people voted. For District 1 commissioner, Republican Larry P. VanGennip narrowly beat Terry Wiseman, by a margin of 442 votes to 401 votes...
Local results in statewide contests (08/06/08)
GovernorRepublicansScott Long 250Sarah Steelman 2,680Kenny Hulshof 6,789Jen Sievers 214DemocratsJay Nixon 1,623Daniel Carroll 288LibertarianAndrew W. ...
Tracy wins GOP primary for 158th District (08/06/08)
For the third time in a row, Cape Girardeau Republicans nominated the youngest man running in an open contest for the 158th District Missouri House seat. Clint Tracy, a Naval Reserve officer and partner in Timberline International Forest Products Inc., took the nomination over retired Air Force officer Wayne Wallingford and Jeff Glenn, a former aide to Sen. Jim Talent...
Police investigate incidents of vandalism (08/06/08)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating two incidents of vandalism early Tuesday morning on Broadway. A patrol officer driving past 821-D Broadway, a campaign office for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, noticed an inflammatory racial message spray painted on the wall, and the spray paint was still wet, said Sgt. ...
Sikeston considers adding sagging pants to definition of indecent exposure (08/06/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston may join those cities taking a stand against sagging. Sikeston 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...
Missouri Arts Council awards grants locally (08/06/08)
The Missouri Arts Council awarded four grants in Southeast Missouri as part of the distribution of $6.6 million in grants statewide, Gov. Matt Blunt announced. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri received the largest local award, $26,355 for community arts programs. ...
Boyd moves ahead on 'America's Got Talent' (08/06/08)
After two hours and hundreds of eliminations, Sikeston, Mo., opera singer Neal Boyd pushed through to the next round of NBC's "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night. After separating the contestants into four groups, the judges eliminated an entire chunk of talent in the first 20 minutes of the show. ...
Two Southeast Missouri residents killed in weekend accidents (08/06/08)
Several automobile accidents in the area over the weekend resulted in two fatalities and several minor and moderate injuries. A Marston, Mo., man was killed Friday when his motorcycle ran off the road. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Brian K. Bivens, 30, was traveling south on Route D, three-tenths of a mile north of County Road 524 in Pemiscot County, when his vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, overturned into a pond and ejected him...
Police search for suspect in robbery (08/06/08)
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...
Two sheriffs, one deputy win their primaries (08/06/08)
Two incumbent sheriffs and a chief deputy defeated their primary challengers Tuesday. In Scott County, Sheriff Rick Walter defeated Bobby Sullivan 2,894 to 1,752 in the Democratic primary. Sullivan, a detective with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, began campaigning with large signs placed around the county several months before the primary but was unable to overcome the incumbent Walter...
Vote tallies for contested local races in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott counties (08/06/08)
NOTE: Results are for contested races only. Wayne Wallingford 1,215 Jeff Glenn 957Clinton Tracy 1,560...
Sale of Schultz School complete; building will become senior apartments (08/06/08)
Developer Chad Hartle is now the owner of the Schultz School building, according to real estate broker Thomas M. Meyer. The Cape Girardeau School District transferred the title Monday afternoon to Hartle's Schultz Senior Apartments LP. Meyer, who represented the school district, announced the deal Tuesday. The sale was estimated at $1.7 million, including agent and closing fees...
New Missouri women's prison nearing completion (08/06/08)
CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) -- A new women's prison nearing completion in Chillicothe will help accommodate a growing number of female offenders. Corrections Director Larry Crawford and Gov. Matt Blunt were overseeing a ribbon-cutting at the facility on Wednesday...
Hannibal to pursue flood buyout program (08/06/08)
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) -- The city of Hannibal is exploring a buyout of homes affected by this summer's flood. The Hannibal City Council on Tuesday agreed to develop a draft program that would be brought back to the council for review. City Manager Jeff LaGarce said some homeowners have expressed interest in such a program...
St. Louis lawmaker indicted for sexual assault (08/06/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A lawmaker is indicted in connection with a sexual assault on a teenage girl, according to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The newspaper reports that Scott Muschany, a Republican from St. Louis, was indicted by a grand jury in the Capitol's home of Cole County in connection with a sexual assault of the 14-year-old daughter of a state employee...
Joplin man charged with killing his father (08/06/08)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A 29-year-old Joplin man has been charged with second-degree murder in his father's beating death. Police believe Dustin Fanning struck his 78-year-old father, Harold Fanning multiple times with his fists. Harold Fanning was found Monday in his home with blunt trauma to the head...
2 dead, another wounded in shooting at Blue Springs (08/06/08)
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) -- Blue Springs police are investigating a triple shooting that left two men dead and a 14-year-old boy severely wounded. The teenage victim is being treated at a Kansas City hospital. Police say they were called to a domestic disturbance at a duplex shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the victims...
Incumbent lawmakers nearly unscathed in Mo. primary (08/06/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tuesday's primary proved a good time to be an incumbent, with wins for all but one of the 134 current lawmakers seeking re-election. Freshman House member Tony George, of Florissant, lost by just 88 votes of 3,120 cast in a Democratic primary for the 74th House district. There is no Republican in that race, so winner Steve Webb, of Florissant, likely faces no opposition in November...
Fewer than 1 in 5 Missourians vote in primary (08/06/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Fewer than one in five registered voters actually cast a ballot in Missouri's primary elections. Voter turnout Tuesday was around 19 percent, according to unofficial calculations. That's far shy of the 31 percent turnout that had been projected by election officials...
Mo. child care operators indicted for conspiracy (08/06/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The U.S. Attorney's Office says the four operators of a group of child care centers in southern Missouri have been indicted on federal conspiracy charges. The defendants are accused of altering meal and daycare records and receiving nearly $123,000 in reimbursements from false child care claims...
Jury recommends death in taped killing (08/06/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A man convicted of murder in the videotaped sex slaying of an Independence woman has been sentenced to death. A Jackson County jury deliberated for less than two hours Tuesday before giving the death sentence to 44-year-old Richard D. Davis of Independence...
Illinois governor says he'll rewrite bills to improve them (08/06/08)
CHICAGO -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich once was compared to a dictator for using his authority to change legislation. Now one state senator says the governor is playing king with a new plan to rewrite bills sent to him by lawmakers. The Democratic governor will use his amendatory veto to rewrite bills he contends he can make better, and plans to announce some revisions today -- launching what he's calling his "Rewrite to Do Right" campaign...
Hulshof defeats Steelman in Mo. GOP governor's primary (08/06/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Congressman Kenny Hulshof defeated state Treasurer Sarah Steelman on Tuesday in a Missouri Republican gubernatorial primary that had seemed unthinkable a few months ago. Attorney General Jay Nixon easily won the Democratic nomination for governor with 85 percent of the vote...
4 Democrats seek to be AG in first race since 1992 (08/06/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — 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 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 were reported by press time...
Kinder, Page to compete in lt. gov. race (08/06/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- 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 competitor while Kinder turned back a couple of Republican primary challengers, receiving 78 percent of the vote...
Tiger attacks have animal agencies, legislators calling for stronger laws (08/06/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal inspection at a southwest Missouri animal attraction where tigers attacked a worker this week points to previous safety problems there. The 2007 inspection at Predator World notes three instances of animals getting out of their pens: two wolves that escaped into the community; a grizzly bear that remained on the property but was able to kill a tiger; and a fox that was hit by a car...
Zweifel wins Democratic treasurer primary (08/06/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Florissant state Rep. Clint Zweifel emerged from a crowded four-way race to win the Democratic primary for state treasurer. Zweifel knocked off his party's 2004 nominee for state treasurer. In November, Zweifel will face state Sen. Brad Lager, of Savannah, who was uncontested in the Republican primary...
Giant Internet security hole being repaired slowly (08/06/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A giant vulnerability in the Internet's design is allowing criminals to silently redirect traffic to Web sites under their control. The problem is being fixed, but its extent remains unknown and many people are still at risk. The gaping security hole enables a scam that targets ordinary people typing in a legitimate Web address. ...
Illegal immigrants invited to turn themselves in (08/06/08)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Wanted: Illegal immigrants with clean records who have ignored court orders to leave the country. Immigration officials are standing by to help you leave the country. No jail. No joke. That invitation drew hardly any takers Tuesday on the first day of a new federal "self-deportation" program that offered 457,000 eligible illegal immigrants the chance to turn themselves in, get their affairs in order and leave the country without being detained...
Gun-control groups fear top activist was NRA spy (08/06/08)
PHILADELPHIA -- A gun-control activist who championed the cause for more than a decade and served on the boards of two anti-violence groups is suspected of working as a paid spy for the National Rifle Association, and now those organizations are expelling her and sweeping their offices for bugs...
Couples marrying Friday to clinch luck of triple 8s (08/06/08)
It may not be as big as 7-7-7, but thousands of couples are heading down the aisle Friday, hoping the date Aug. 8, 2008, brings them luck and an easy-to-remember anniversary date. The number eight has long been considered fortuitous in China, where people pay extra to have it in phone numbers and license plates -- and the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games falls on Aug. 8...
South Korean firm delivers commercial canine clones (08/06/08)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Booger is back. An American woman received five puppies Tuesday that were cloned from her beloved late pit bull, becoming the inaugural customer of a South Korean company that says it is the world's first successful commercial canine cloning service...
IOC medical chief suspects systematic doping by Russian women (08/06/08)
BEIJING — The leader of the IOC's medical commission said seven Russian female track and field athletes, accused of tampering with their urine samples, appeared to be involved in a case of "systematic doping." Seven Russian women were provisionally suspended last week by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ...
Wainwright scheduled for rehabiliation start (08/06/08)
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright threw 35 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday and will begin what he hopes is a short rehab stint later this week. Wainwright, the opening day starter, has been out nearly two months with a tendon injury in his right middle finger. He'll pitch again Saturday for a minor league affiliate and could rejoin the rotation next week, although he conceded he was a bit rusty and his delivery was out of sync...
Cards dodge hard loss (08/06/08)
ST. LOUIS — Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run home run in the 11th inning off Jason Johnson, a starter called into duty, to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Ludwick' 28th homer, his fifth in four games, allowed the Cardinals to recover after the bullpen blew a four-run ninth-inning lead for its major league-leading 27th blown save...
Fielder apologizes for shoving teammate during Monday's game (08/06/08)
CINCINNATI -- Milwaukee first baseman Prince Fielder apologized Tuesday for pushing a teammate in the dugout during a loss, saying he should have done a better job of handling frustration due in part to the Brewers' losing streak. Fielder exchanged words and twice shoved Manny Parra after the pitcher was removed for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning of a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. ...
Australia gives U.S. men their first real challenge in the final exhibition contest (08/06/08)
SHANGHAI, China -- They couldn't shoot and occasionally didn't defend. Definitely a performance the Americans should be relieved came before they got to Beijing. Undefeated, but no longer unchallenged, the U.S. Olympic basketball team wrapped up its exhibition schedule with its toughest test, pulling away to beat Australia 87-76 on Tuesday night...
Farmer rekindles football career at Southeast (08/06/08)
At 6 foot 7 and a muscular 240 pounds -- to go along with impressive speed, quickness and agility -- Ashton Farmer looks the part of a football player. Over the next few weeks, Southeast Missouri State coaches will try to learn if Farmer fits the part...
Cards win on 11th-inning HR (08/06/08)
Another clutch long ball from Ryan Ludwick allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to shake off more troubles in the bullpen. Ludwick hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, Albert Pujols also went deep and St. Louis beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Tuesday night...
McCarthy: Favre not in frame of mind to return (08/06/08)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The bond between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers appears to be broken beyond repair. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday evening that after approximately six hours of what he called "brutally honest" conversations with Favre over the past two days, the three-time MVP just isn't in the right mind-set to be part of the team...
Jackson remains a holdout at camp (08/06/08)
MEQUON, Wis. -- Steven Jackson's holdout is headed for the two-week mark, and it appears little or no progress is being made. The St. Louis Rams running back was absent for Tuesday's morning practice, the 16th workout he's missed in training camp and the 12th day of camp for which he has not been present...
Good deeds: Woman volunteers talk time (08/06/08)
Carol Steiner, a resident of Jackson only since April, knew she wanted to help homebound elderly people with consistent five minute phone calls at least during the week, as a way of letting them know they were not alone. She had provided this volunteer service at Holy Spirit Church in Memphis, Tenn. for about three years before moving to Jackson. Steiner just began her newly created volunteer assignment and will later determine if the service will be provided on the weekend...
No matter the topping or filling, cobblers are always delicious (08/06/08)
These are the lazy days of summer. So it's no coincidence that this is also the prime season for cobbler. A cobbler, after all, in the words of Nicole Weston on her Baking Bites blog, is just a pie for lazy people. As she explains, it gives you the all the character of a pie but without the hassle...
Rolling through the heat of summer (08/06/08)
Our son is in his second week of marching band camp. The marching band students and directors are a highly dedicated group of hard-working people who strive for perfection, working 10 or more hours a day in hot and humid conditions. Nothing will do but to put together a perfect show to achieve the best results at the competitions. ...
Morgan Freeman in 'good spirits' after surgery to repair damage from crash (08/06/08)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Morgan Freeman is doing well after surgery to reconnect nerves and repair damage to his left arm and hand following a car wreck Sunday night, his publicist said. The surgery Monday night "lasted approximately four and a half hours including recovery and he is in good spirits and was visiting with family members this morning," Donna Lee, Freeman's publicist, said in a statement Tuesday...
Fed on hold amid inflation, growth worries (08/06/08)
WASHINGTON -- Confronted by problems at every turn -- rising unemployment, shaky growth, credit troubles and creeping inflation -- the Federal Reserve left an important interest rate unchanged, taking a gamble that for now the best move was no move at all...
Lurabell Sronce (08/06/08)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Lurabell Sronce, 88, of Niceville, Fla., formerly of McClure, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 25, 1919, in Fayville, Ill., daughter of James Monroe and Gertrude Hoops Hutchison. She and Cletus Sronce were married Nov. 7, 1936, in Tamms, Ill. He died March 12, 1999...
Wilfred Ernst (08/06/08)
BIEHLE, Mo. -- Wilfred N. Ernst, 92, of Biehle died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. He was born July 15, 1916, at Biehle, son of Joseph and Catherine Wingerter Ernst. He and Anita Pingel were married Nov. 20, 1943...
Births 8/6/08 (08/06/08)
Shaffar Son to Kyle and Jamie Shaffar of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2008. Name, Eli K. Weight, 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Third child, first son. Mrs. Shaffar is the former Jamie Glastetter, daughter of Danny and Connie Glastetter of New Hamburg, Mo. Shaffar is the son of Mike and Linda Shaffar of Jackson. He is a software architect at MedAssets...
Police report 8/6/08 (08/06/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Christopher R. Munoz, 27, 2762 Chrysler Ave., was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and property damage. n A subject is in custody pending charges for stealing...
Fire report 8/6/08 (08/06/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 2:08 p.m., a medical assist in the 300 block of South Mount Auburn Road. n At 3:07 p.m., a medical assist in the 3400 block of William Street. n At 7:17 p.m., an alarm at 1458 N. Kingshighway...
Out of the past 8/6/08 (08/06/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 6, 1983 The 153 cars that make up the late Charles N. Harris' antique automobile collection are auctioned off by Dean Kruse of Kruse International of Auburn, Ind.; the cars bring a total of $1,582,000; the top seller is a restored 1937 Bentley Drophead; it goes to Cape Girardeau physician Dr. Charles Bahn for $41,000...
Here come the Olympics (08/06/08)
The front page of today's newspaper blares of election results that have soaked our attention for months now. So at long last, the first stage of the political process is behind us, and we can turn our attention to the general elections in November when the stakes are even higher...
Economic tidings (08/06/08)
Virtually every source of news these days, print or electronic, is heavy on economic news, and most of it is bad. One reason: When prosperity -- measured in rising wages, strong sales, increased production, rising stock markets, more construction -- extends over several years, it is easy to be lulled into the notion of unending boom times. ...
Speak Out 8/6/08 (08/06/08)
Vote for school safety I HAVE worked for the Delta School District for nearly 30 years. It is important to get a new, safe school free of asbestos. Asbestos was always a problem for anything that could puncture the ceiling, whether it be a pencil or a flag staff. If observed by the teacher, the teacher could report it and the area could be repainted. If not, nothing would be done. Please, everyone vote yes for this issue for the health of our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Online Pet of the Week (08/06/08)
Coby is a beautiful black cat. He is neutered and declawed. Coby is 2yrs. old. His original owner passed away and now he needs a new home! Contact The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
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