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Marble Hill city officials discuss streets, sewers and golf carts in heated meeting (08/13/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — Marble Hill city aldermen, mayor Russell Masterson and Gary Shrum, the city's administrative assistant participated in a heated council meeting Monday night. Ward I Alderman Clint Lacy asked hard questions regarding city expenditures and proposed city street repairs. ...
Malden man sentenced to prison for neglecting child support payments (08/13/08)
KENNETT, Mo. — Dunklin County Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp recently sentenced Shawn D. Kilgore, 36, of Malden, Mo., to three years in a Missouri prison for criminal nonsupport. Kilgore had been charged with failure to provide support for his three minor children...
Work to begin Monday on Highway 34/72 intersection in Jackson (08/13/08)
Missouri Department of Transportation officials are advising motorists who travel through the Highway 34/72 intersection in Jackson to take alternative routes and car pool when crews being work there Monday. The intersection improvements are the final phase of widening and resurfacing the section of roadway. Construction is expected to last a month, but could take longer if weather is dismal...
I-55 in Ste. Genevieve County now reopened following tractor-trailer accident (08/13/08)
Both lanes of northbound Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County have been reopened following their closure earlier this morning, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.Northbound I-55 was closed earlier following an accident at the Ste. ...
Give yourself a chance to be successful (08/13/08)
Dear Sam: Today is my birthday, and instead of being happy about this once-a-year milestone, I do not feel like celebrating. The present I would like to have is for someone to hire me. I have been on a job hunt since January 2007 and I need a job with benefits and higher compensation. ...
Scott City teen pleads guilty to reduced charges in Kelso, Mo., man's death (08/13/08)
A Scott City teenager pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the 2007 death of Stan Hagan. Marcus Bowers, 19, of Scott City originally faced charges of first-degree murder, but the charge was reduced in exchange for the plea. He also pleaded guilty to armed criminal action in the Hagan case, plus a count of child molestation stemming from an unrelated incident...
Kennett mayor lays out what vehicles are and are not legal on city streets (08/13/08)
KENNETT, Mo. — Following a recent city council meeting, residents have become concerned with the use of motorized bicycles, manual or powered wheelchairs, and all-terrain vehicles in Kennett. In response to questions and concerns, Mayor Roger Wheeler went on the record Monday to clear things up and specify what vehicles do or do not apply to his recent request of the Kennett Police Department concerning issuing warnings and citations to those who do not comply with current ordinances or state laws regarding use of such vehicles.. ...
Southeast names two new development officers (08/13/08)
Dr. Sam Duncan and Angie Wilson have been named development officers at Southeast Missouri State University. Duncan, of Jackson, was formerly the director of state and federal programs in the Jackson School District. Wilson, of Kelso, Mo., was formerly community relations manager with the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Procter & Gamble officials investigating claims of nooses (08/13/08)
Seven black Procter & Gamble employees have filed discrimination complaints with the Missouri Human Rights Commission, claiming fellow associates at the plant have placed nooses inside the facility three times since 2006. The Procter & Gamble management team contends a noose was found only once on a black employee's locker in January...
Jefferson Elementary receives transfer requests for 38 students (08/13/08)
Thirty-one families requested to transfer their children from Cape Girardeau's Jefferson Elementary to a higher-performing school. A total of 38 students, roughly 12 percent of the school population, will be affected. Of the 31 families, nine requested a move to Clippard Elementary, seven to Alma Schrader Elementary, six to Blanchard Elementary and nine to Franklin Elementary...
Scott City Church holds men's breakfast (08/13/08)
The Scott City First Assembly of God will host a men's breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The free, all-you-can-eat meal includes sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns, biscuits, gravy. Call 573-264-2365 for more information....
Courthouse workers in Cape Girardeau County concerned about limited security (08/13/08)
Though the trial occurred more than 10 years ago, Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf still remembers what happened after a man charged with sexually assaulting several children was acquitted. In a packed courtroom of the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, a brother of one of the victims leapt to his feet, yelling accusations at the man, Schaaf said. His actions incited other family members of victims, creating a potentially dangerous situation...
Students to help others adjust to junior high (08/13/08)
Junior high is tough. It's where bullying starts "hot and heavy," where cliques begin to form and where adolescents are most impressionable, assistant principal Alan Bruns says. "We all felt school was a place some students didn't want to be. You can't learn if you're not comfortable being in school," said Stacy Taylor, asset coordinator for THRIVE, an initiative of the Community Caring Council...
County field day set for Friday open to the public (08/13/08)
Registration for Cape Girardeau County Field Day begins at 5 p.m. Friday at the Cox Farm in Delta. A meal will follow the tour. Growers who want to remain on the cutting edge of agriculture are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact host Jerry Cox at 450-4945...
Community briefs 8/13/08 (08/13/08)
Scott City church to hold men's breakfast The Scott City First Assembly of God will host a men's breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The free, all-you-can-eat meal will include sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy. Call 573-264-2365 for more information...
Jackson School Board OKs bus routes (08/13/08)
The Jackson School Board approved bus routes for the upcoming school year and set the date for a tax rate hearing at a regular meeting Tuesday. The tax rate hearing, scheduled for Aug. 26, is a routine yearly event, said Dr. Ron Anderson. The tax levy, set at $3.80 per $100 assessed valuation, will not change, he said. ...
NCAA opens new probe of Southeast (08/13/08)
The NCAA again is investigating the Southeast Missouri State University athletics program, this time following up on new information relating to the men's basketball program. On Tuesday, the university acknowledged receiving a letter from David Price, vice president of enforcement for the NCAA, informing the school of the beginning of the new probe...
Earthquake expert warns of economic damage (08/13/08)
ROLLA, Mo. (AP) — From cracked oil and natural gas pipelines to contaminated public water supplies, the nation’s economy could be the biggest casualty of the next major Midwest earthquake, an earthquake expert warned Wednesday. Geologic engineering professor Dave Rogers of Missouri University of Science and Technology outlined the grim scenario to an audience of scientists, military officers and emergency responders from five of the eight states in the New Madrid Seismic Zone...
Missouri man pleads guilty in bat attack (08/13/08)
UNION, Mo. (AP) -- A 50-year-old eastern Missouri man admits to attacking a teenager with a baseball bat. Fredrick Long of Union entered the guilty plea Tuesday just as he was about to go to trial for the 2004 incident. He was charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and tampering with a vehicle. Sentencing is in October...
Bowling hall of fame leaving St. Louis (08/13/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Back in their sport's heyday, bowlers like Dick Weber and Ray Bluth ruled America's lanes and living rooms. Calling St. Louis home was natural for their team -- the Buds, which was named for the city's iconic Budweiser beer. So when bowling boosters sought a home for a museum and hall of fame to honor a game rooted in ancient civilization, the choice was obvious. ...
8 charged with selling alcohol to minors at Mo. State Fair (08/13/08)
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Eight people working on the Missouri State Fairgrounds face charges of selling alcohol to minors on the opening day of the state fair. The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control said Tuesday the arrests were made after alcoholic beverages were served to an 18-year-old working undercover. Officials said only one vendor refused to serve the minor during the compliance checks on Thursday...
Man charged in SW Missouri crash that killed 3 (08/13/08)
CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) -- A Carthage man is charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter in a one-vehicle crash that killed three people, including an infant. Carthage police said Tuesday that 22-year-old James Myers was chasing a vehicle operated by Wayne McAfee after the pair got into an argument outside a convenience store Sunday night...
Teen drowns at Lake of the Ozarks (08/13/08)
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) -- The search continues for the body of a Colorado teenager who drowned at Lake of the Ozarks. The Missouri State Water Patrol identifies the victim as 18-year-old Anatoly Dmitruk of Strasburg, Colo. The incident happened Tuesday. Authorities say Dmitruk jumped from a pontoon boat to swim, then started waving his arms and went under...
Potosi doctor convicted of overprescribing closes business (08/13/08)
POTOSI, Mo. (AP) -- The eastern Missouri doctor convicted last month of overprescribing medication is apparently out of business, at least in Potosi. Newspaper reports say Dr. Seth Paskon has shut down his office in Potosi, leaving a note for patients with medical problems to go to the emergency room...
St. Louis schools seek dads' participation (08/13/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis public schools are asking all fathers to accompany their kids to the first day of classes when school resumes Monday. It's part of an international effort known as the Million Father March to engage fathers and other male caregivers in their children's education. The district is also encouraging other strong male figures in a child's life, like grandfathers or step fathers, to participate...
Girl, 18, hurt in fall from Mo. cliff (08/13/08)
AUGUSTA, Mo. (AP) -- An 18-year-old St. Charles County girl is hospitalized in critical condition after falling nearly 50 feet from a cliff in a park. Jake Gregory of O'Fallon was flown by helicopter to St. John's Mercy Medical Center in suburban St. Louis after falling Tuesday afternoon at Klondike Park along Route 94 near Augusta...
More than 360 animals rescued in southwest Mo. (08/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- More than 360 animals, many emaciated, injured and suffering from mange and parasites, were rescued Tuesday at a southwest Missouri property where they were hoarded and bred, authorities said. The Humane Society of Missouri and Polk County authorities descended upon the property with warrants after the family that owns the land failed to heed warnings last month to begin providing proper care, said Tim Rickey, the Humane Society's director of rescues and investigations...
Economy struggling, but casino revenue up (08/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The economy may be struggling, but Missouri's casinos are still going strong. The latest figures from the Missouri Gaming Commission show that overall casino gambling revenue rose 7 percent in July to $146.9 million, up from $136.9 million in July 2007...
440-year sentence for former cop convicted of rapes (08/13/08)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- A former Bloomington police sergeant convicted of raping four women between 2002 and 2005 will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced Tuesday to 440 years in prison. Jeff Pelo slouched forward in his chair but otherwise didn't react as Judge Robert Freitag announced the sentence. Two victims and their families clapped in court...
U.S. trade deficit shrinks in June as exports increase (08/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit has gone on a diet, helped by strong exports of farm products and manufactured goods and by Americans spending less as the economy limps along. The deficit for June fell by 4.1 percent to $56.8 billion. That's the lowest level in three months and a surprise to economists who had expected an increase reflecting a big surge in oil prices during the month, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday...
Three dead after small plane crashes in Mass. parking lot (08/13/08)
EASTON, Mass. -- A small plane carrying a cancer patient to Boston went into a nosedive and crashed Tuesday in a grocery store parking lot, killing all three people on board, authorities said. It was the third fatal crash in as many months for a network of charities that ferry patients to medical treatment...
U.S., allies consider punishment for Russia (08/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- Scrambling to find ways to punish Russia for its invasion of pro-Western Georgia, the United States and its allies are considering expelling Moscow from an exclusive club of wealthy nations and canceling an upcoming joint NATO-Russia military exercise, Bush administration officials said Tuesday...
U.S. puts economic sanctions on five Iranian companies (08/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has imposed economic sanctions on five Iranian companies that it has accused of helping the country pursue its ambitions to develop a nuclear weapon. The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it was freezing any assets the five companies might have in the United States and prohibiting American individuals and companies from having dealings with the firms...
Report: Iraq contracts have cost U.S. billions (08/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- Military contracts in the Iraq theater have cost taxpayers at least $85 billion, and when it comes to providing security, they might not be any cheaper than using military personnel, according to a report released Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office report comes on the heels of increased scrutiny of contractors in the last year, some of whom have been investigated in connection with shooting deaths of Iraqis and the accidental electrocutions of U.S. troops...
John Lennon's killer denied parole again (08/13/08)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- John Lennon's killer was denied parole for a fifth time Tuesday by a board that said he remains a threat to the public. Mark David Chapman will remain in New York's Attica Correctional Facility for at least two more years for gunning down the former Beatle nearly three decades ago on a Manhattan sidewalk...
Carpool Web site use rising with gas prices (08/13/08)
NEW YORK -- Robert Gilliland didn't think much about carpooling until gas prices got out of control. Now, he's happy to trade his motoring freedom for $120 in weekly savings. Gilliland found one rider through the classifieds Web site Craigslist and another using the carpool-matching service eRideShare.com. Thousands of commuters like him have turned to the Internet to arrange shared rides as average gas prices hover around $4 a gallon...
Guitar prodigy, 8, gets blues inspiration from child labor laws (08/13/08)
ELKHORN, Wis. -- When Tallan "T-Man" Latz was 5, he saw Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV. "I turned around to my dad and said, 'That's exactly what I want to do."' Three years and countless hours of practicing later, 8-year-old Tallan is a blues guitar prodigy. He's played in bars and clubs, including the House of Blues in Chicago, and even jammed with Les Paul and Jackson Browne. He has a summer of festivals scheduled and has drawn interest from venues worldwide...
Mukasey: No prosecutions planned in Justice Department hiring scandal (08/13/08)
NEW YORK -- No criminal prosecutions are planned for former Justice Department officials accused of allowing politics to influence the hiring of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday...
Mass. principal behind 'pregnancy pact' row resigns (08/13/08)
GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- A high school principal who set off a furor after being quoted as saying that teenage girls formed a pact to get pregnant has resigned, weeks after his comments were publicly questioned by the mayor. Time magazine reported in June that Joseph Sullivan said a pact made by a group of teens to get pregnant and raise their babies together was at least partly behind a spike in pregnancies at Gloucester High School. ...
Underground FEMA fuel tanks could leak (08/13/08)
WASHINGTON — The government owns hundreds of underground fuel tanks — many designed for emergencies back in the Cold War — that need to be inspected for leaks of hazardous substances that could be making local water undrinkable. The list includes two tanks in Cape Girardeau and eight in other locations across Missouri, including one tank in Kennett in Dunklin County and one in West Plains, Mo. FEMA would not provide the exact location of the tanks...
Confusion follows third day of Zimbabwe talks (08/13/08)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- President Robert Mugabe and a breakaway opposition leader have agreed on a power-sharing deal, news reports and officials close to the talks said Tuesday -- but a spokesman for the splinter group denied the claim. Reports that Arthur Mutambara, who heads a breakaway faction of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, had struck a deal with Mugabe were "a lie," his spokesman Welshman Ncube said early today...
Sweden relaxes rules on naming children (08/13/08)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Swedish authorities say parents can now name their newborns "Budweiser" or "Metallica" if they so wish. For decades, Swedish tax authorities had banned parents from naming their children after fast-food chains, rock bands or their favorite brand of beer. ...
Taliban declares 'open war' in Pakistan as bomb kills 14 (08/13/08)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- The Pakistani Taliban declared "open war" Tuesday in response to military offensives in the northwest, saying it staged a bombing that destroyed an air force truck and killed up to 14 people, including a child. Authorities, meanwhile, investigated whether an insurgent reported killed in one of the military operations was a senior al-Qaida commander. ...
Russia accepts cease-fire after five-day invasion of Georgia (08/13/08)
TBILISI, Georgia -- Declaring "the aggressor has been punished," the Kremlin ordered a halt Tuesday to Russia's assault on Georgia -- five days of air and ground attacks that left homes in smoldering ruins and uprooted 100,000 people. Both sides accepted the general outlines of a cease-fire plan, but Georgia complained hours after the Russian endorsement that bombs and shells were still falling...
U.N. helps offset high food and oil prices in 16 poor regions (08/13/08)
ROME -- The U.N. will provide $214 million in food assistance to 16 impoverished areas to help ease the effects of high food and oil prices, its food agency said Tuesday. Nearly 1 billion people worldwide -- particularly in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean -- are struggling to survive the rise in food and oil prices, the World Food Program said...
Earthquake shakes sea floor near Vanuatu (08/13/08)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A strong earthquake has struck near the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.2 quake was centered 290 miles northwest of the key city of Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo. ...
OVC preseason poll picks Redhawks for third in volleyball (08/13/08)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team was picked to finish third in the Ohio Valley Conference. Tuesday's announcement of the OVC preseason poll saw the Redhawks receive four of the 20 first-place votes and 127 points. Morehead State is the preseason favorite based on voting by the league's head coaches and sports information directors...
Korte fires opening 64 at Dalhousie Junior Championship (08/13/08)
Drew Korte played a dream round Tuesday in the opening round of the Dalhousie Junior Championship. He went unconscious, he said, somewhere around the seventh hole and woke up on No. 18, just in time to finish off the best round of tournament golf in his career...
Hole of the day - No. 18 (08/13/08)
The easiest hole of the day for the boys was -- no surprise -- No. 18, a 536-yard par-5 that yielded nearly as many birdies (41) as pars (43). It also surrendered three eagles, including one to first-round leader Drew Korte. Korte: "I saw from the [15th] tee box that the pin was in front, so it was possible. ...
Volunteers draw praise from competitors (08/13/08)
After her first round, girls division leader Courtney McKim was ready to play again, praising the Cape Girardeau community for its support of the AJGA Dalhousie Junior Championship. "The people are so nice and they're so accepting of the tournament coming here," McKim said. "The community wants to have a tournament here, and I think that's just great. They'll do everything possible to make you feel at home...
North Carolina's McKim sets early pace for girls (08/13/08)
With Courtney McKim leading the way, the first trio of girls off the tee Tuesday in the American Junior Golf Association's Dalhousie Junior Championship set a quick pace over its final nine holes. McKim was steady throughout the day en route to a 1-under-par 71 that gave her the lead after the first round of the three-day tournament. ...
Local golfers struggle out of gate (08/13/08)
Yes, a less than stellar round of golf can age a person. As Emily Matthews waited to tee off on the seventh hole Tuesday at the AJGA Dalhousie Junior Championship, she found the perfect spot to play the role of the grizzled veteran in youth golf: a wooden rocking chair on the porch of a nearby restroom...
Golf a family game for Talkington (08/13/08)
Golf runs in Marshall Talkington's blood. His father, Tom Talkington, played in four PGA Tour events from 1984 to 1986 and another in 1992. His grandfather played in four majors. Marshall Talkington remembers having a golf club in his hand when he was 3, "whenever I could swing a club," he said...
Phelps wins his fourth, fifth golds (08/13/08)
BEIJING -- It took 112 years worth of Olympics for one athlete to collect 10 gold medals. About an hour later, Michael Phelps made it 11. Phelps won the 200-meter butterfly early this morning to stamp himself as the mightiest Olympian in history, then got back in the pool and continued his quest toward having the greatest single Olympics by helping the U.S. win the 800 freestyle relay...
Cardinals flounder after fast start against Marlins (08/13/08)
MIAMI — Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer and Florida pitchers held the St. Louis Cardinals scoreless over the last eight innings as the Marlins rallied for a rain-delayed 4-3 victory Tuesday night. Chris Volstad (4-2) pitched five innings for the win in his sixth major league start. He gave up five hits and three walks, overcoming a poor start after the first five Cardinals batters reached base to give St. Louis a 3-0 lead...
Turn to side tables to add pizazz to home decor (08/13/08)
Those looking to update their living space for fall without going all-out might want to consider some of today's smart, sophisticated new side tables. Not that occasional tables are new; Eileen Gray and Charles Eames created elegant, iconic versions in glass, chrome and walnut that are still staples of contemporary decor. But there are many witty, practical and pretty new designs worth checking out...
Good deeds: Office work accomplished (08/13/08)
The RSVP/VIC office in Chaffee had a sign inside their office for over a year. Tina Dohogne executive director said their "three woman office" needed help hanging it. When the task was mentioned at a meeting, Larry Angle RSVP/VIC Advisory Council Member, who lives in Scott City, agreed to help. ...
Life's a peach; cook it (08/13/08)
When talking about seasons in a recent conversation, my friend and I referred to them as strawberry season, apple season and, now, peach season. Yes, fresh peaches are ripe and delicious. I have just been peeling them, and we have been eating bowls of fresh peaches. ...
Review: More to 'Vicky Cristina' than meets the eye (08/13/08)
The Associated Press You should hate these people, really, these smug American yuppies chatting gaily about golf, tennis and boating over red wine on a sun-splashed Spanish afternoon. You're also free to abhor the painters, poets and musicians who populate Barcelona and spend their bohemian days idly debating the merits of love and art -- when they're not wrapped up in making them both, that is...
Anheuser-Busch ups retirement plan for key salaried employees (08/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. has released details of an enhanced retirement program that will be offered to certain employees as the brewer looks to cut costs. The nation's largest brewer announced this summer that it would offer early retirement to salaried employees in the third quarter...
Velma Cook (08/13/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Velma Marie Cook, 76, of Marble Hill died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at her home. She was born Aug. 2, 1932, in Scopus, Mo., daughter of William A. and Alice Jane Nations Nanney. Survivors include two sons, Michael Cook of Japan, Melvin Cook of Marble Hill; four brothers, Lee, Alfred and Bobby Nanney of Marble Hill, Cecil Nanney of Advance, Mo.; four sisters, Stella Carmen of Manchester, Mo., Nancy Dockins and Thelma Nanney of Marble Hill, Louise Smith of Imperial, Mo.; and five grandchildren.. ...
Joy Bostian (08/13/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Joy Bostian, 78, of Anna died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 6, 1930, in Union County, daughter of John E. and Mae Adams Jones. She and John W. Bostian were married Dec. 27, 1947. He died Sept. 13, 1983...
Willie Dempsey (08/13/08)
Willie Mae Dempsey, 65, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Scott City, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at her home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Van Lingle (08/13/08)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Van Hugh Lingle, 94, of Dongola died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Union County Hospital Nursing Home in Anna, Ill. He was born Jan. 26, 1914, in Dongola, son of Ezzie Rufus and Ina Dillow Lingle. He and Irene Eddleman were married Aug. 16, 1936. She died Jan. 18, 2000...
Anita Gosnell (08/13/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Anita Bertha Gosnell, 93, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 18, 1915, at Kelso, Mo., daughter of Anton and Mary Petz Hess. She and Odus Gosnell were married Oct. 5, 1931. He died Dec. 28, 1983...
Mildred Thiele (08/13/08)
Mildred Gertrude Thiele, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 11, 1917, in Hickory Grove, Mo., daughter of William and Barbara Huffman Ross. She and Paul Eugene "Gene" Thiele were married Jan. 14, 1936, in Marble Hill, Mo. He died in 1999...
Donna Pippin (08/13/08)
Donna Kay Pippin, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 12, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Hazel L. Pippin. Pippin had worked at Rigdon Laundry, Ralph Edwards Sportswear, Thorngate Ltd., Pyramid Group and Burger King. She was a member of Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church...
George Westland Sr. (08/13/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dr. George Allen Westland Sr., 84, of Memphis died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and the funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, both at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley, Mo...
Marvin Lagrand (08/13/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Marvin Vernon Lagrand, 79, of Chaffee died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 1, 1929, at Painton, Mo., son of William and Winnie Barker Lagrand. He and Kathleen Elfrank were married Feb. 25, 1956...
June Brockmeier (08/13/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- June Iretha Brockmeier, 81, of St. Louis died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Mary Queen and Mother Center in St. Louis. She was born June 16, 1927, at Lutesville, daughter of Isaac and Stella Bissle Francis. She and Jacob Brockmeier were married in June 1967...
Births 8/13/08 (08/13/08)
Driskell Daughter to Isaac Larry and Danielle Ann Driskell Jr. of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:42 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2008. Name, Marley Grace. Weight, 5 pounds. Mrs. Driskell is the former Danielle Dewrock, daughter of Danny and Ann Dewrock of Cape Girardeau. She is employed at Kidzone Learning Center. Driskell is the son of Ruth Driskell and Isaac Driskell Sr. of Cape Girardeau. He is employed by Gerdan Slipforming Inc...
Police report 8/13/08 (08/13/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Nathan D. Jones, 20, 227 S. Lorimier St., was arrested on suspicion of violating a full order of protection. n Victor S. Blanco, 29, Nixon Nogueda, 31, and Miguel A. Campos-Ramos, 28, all of 3002 Aspen Drive, Apt. D, were arrested on an immigration detainer...
Fire report 8/13/08 (08/13/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 4:37 p.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of North Park Drive. n At 4:41 p.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of Capaha Trail. n At 5:03 p.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of North Park Drive...
Out of the past 8/13/08 (08/13/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 13, 1983 John Fadler, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fadler of Oak Ridge, has received the Coors Recycling Award for June; the 10th-grader at Oak Ridge High School collected 189 pounds of aluminum. Construction has begun on one of five buildings being erected by Cape LaCroix Apartments just off Bloomfield Street; the building will have 12 family apartment; in all, 44 units will be added to the 165 others on the site, bringing the total to 209 family units...
Schools ready for a new year; how about the students? (08/13/08)
School gets underway this week for most of Missouri, and that's either good or bad news depending on which side of the fence you fall. Actually, I suspect that by now, even most kids have had enough summer vacation and they, too, welcome the onset of the school year. Parents, I suspect, are universally thrilled to see the calendar turn to the first day of school...
Geography lessons (08/13/08)
My knowledge of world geography is woefully lacking. Two events this past weekend made me acutely aware of how little I know about the political boundaries of today's world map or the cultural differences within those borders. First, like billions of others around the world, I tuned in to watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Beijing. I don't know how many times "Wow!" erupted during that stunning show...
Handy vacationing (08/13/08)
A new word is taking hold in the American version of the English language: staycation. It's a blend of "stay of home" or "stay close" and "vacation." Those who enjoy a staycation spend their time doing things in their own hometowns or travel short distances...
'Party of the people' is a joke (08/13/08)
To the editor: U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims to be a member of the "party of the people." While approximately 82 percent of the people want offshore drilling to help lower prices and help our sagging economy, Peolosi closes Congress for business to avoid a vote on the situation...
Obama isn't the man next door (08/13/08)
To the editor: In response to John Jusits' Aug. 5 letter, which criticized both the Southeast Missourian and columnist Michelle Malkin: The writer claims Malkin used fear-mongering, shock journalism and attacks on the Obama children to promote her opinion. None of this is true. The letter that criticizes Malkin and this paper is, in fact, a classic example of how many Obama supporters wrongly accuse and defame anybody who disagrees with their candidate...
Speak Out 8/13/08 (08/13/08)
You can tell NOTHING SAYS "doublewide" like fog lights being used on a clear night. And nothing says "old pink singlewide and mullet" like one burned-out fog light on a clear night. Trashy pigs PIGS: THAT'S an insult to the four-legged ones, but that is the word that comes to mind after viewing the trash left over after any gathering. ...
Semo Raceway (08/13/08)
A Hummingbird enjoying the sprinkler and a drink! (08/13/08)
I took this photo on 8/11/2008 on my deck.
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