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Drainage work to reduce US 61 to one lane (08/18/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. -- Highway 61 in Cape Girardeau County between Interstate 55 and Route Y will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction while Missouri Department of Transporation crews perform drainage work in the northbound and southbound lanes.The work is expected to take place Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. ...
Neglected animals seized from Bollinger County home (08/18/08)
ZALMA, Mo. — Just two weeks after a Bollinger County deputy and Humane Society of Missouri team rescued 18 dogs from a home near Gipsy, investigators worked to rescue animals from Zalma this morning. Bollinger County deputies and Humane Society of Missouri investigators served a warrant to animal owners living at County Road 710...
First Jackson Homecomers queen dies (08/18/08)
Jackson's first Homecomers Queen died today. Ruby Isabelle Conrad, 92, died at her home in Jackson. In 1935, she won a diamond ring and earned the distinction of being the first woman to represent Jackson's annual Homecomers festival. Conrad, then known as Isabelle Johnson, was 19...
Lagging economy forces reduction of Thorngate workweek (08/18/08)
Citing declining sales and a lackluster economy, Thorngate Ltd., is shortening its employees' workweek at its Cape Girardeau plant. The move is effective immediately. The facility, which manufactures high-end men's clothing at 1507 Independence St., will cut back the workweek of its 335 employees from five to three days. Two-hundred sixty employees work in the sewing department and 65 work in the cutting department...
Poplar Bluff cleans up downtown ‘wino' hideaway (08/18/08)
City and county officials did a quick downtown cleanup on Friday after being alerted to loitering and littering that has been going on for some time. With the authority of the Poplar Bluff Police Department, laborers from the city street and county highway departments cleared an overgrown area behind a few businesses including the Butler County Prosecuting Attorney's office on the corner of Vine and Second streets, which had...
Cyclists push their limits in annual mountain bike ride (08/18/08)
Dave Breslin has played football and hockey. But nothing, he said, can beat up a body like mountain bike racing. Breslin, 31, won among expert-level cyclists Sunday at the fourth annual Missouri Mountain Bike Ride at Delaware Park in Cape Girardeau...
Program founded by foster mother spreads information on child abuse (08/18/08)
Founded by a foster mother, a program in place in many Southeast Missouri schools since 2002 works to make children and adults aware of abuse, how to prevent it and how to respond to it. Known as the Green Bear program, it was named after "Baby Ty's" comfort toy, a green bear. ...
Cape County Road 623 easements to be discussed (08/18/08)
The next meeting of Cape Girardeau County's road and bridge advisory board will include a review of options for paving County Road 623. Some property owners paid the county for paving more than 10 years ago. A policy adopted by the county commission prevents roads from being paving until all property owners sign easements to allow for a 60-foot width. Some property owners have balked at giving up the land to improve the road...
Local briefs 8/18/08 (08/18/08)
SEMO CPI to meet at Broadway coffee shop The Southeast Missouri Climate Protection Initiative will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at its new location, Broadway Books and Roasting Co. at 605 Broadway, Cape Girardeau. The agenda includes discussion of the group's projects and plans for 2008 to 2009. For more information, visit cstl.semo.edu/SEMOCPI...
Preferred company selected for Cape Girardeau projects (08/18/08)
A company that has helped design more than 50 projects such as the planned Outdoor Family Aquatic Center authorized by the new parks and storm-water sales tax is the preferred choice as the engineer for Cape Girardeau, city officials will tell the city council Monday night...
Cape council to consider rezoning near River Campus (08/18/08)
Retail shops, restaurants and residences are in. Meat packers, tanneries and salvage yards are out. That last item could cause the loudest objections Monday evening when the Cape Girardeau City Council considers changing the zoning for a five-square block area surrounding the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus...
Car strikes St. Louis building after shooting (08/18/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An investigation continues after a shooting caused a car to crash into a downtown St. Louis loft building. The incident happened about 2:15 a.m. Monday near the corner of Washington and Tucker. Police say someone in one car fired shots into another, causing the crash...
Park Hills woman sentenced in Fentanyl patch death (08/18/08)
FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) -- A 53-year-old eastern Missouri woman is sentenced to eight years in prison in connection with a man's death from an overdose involving Fentanyl patches. Joy Gray-Johnson of Park Hills pleaded guilty on Friday to distribution of a controlled substance. As part of a plea agreement, charges of second-degree murder were dismissed...
Illinois truck driver booked on five murder counts in Nashville (08/18/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An Illinois truck driver accused of killing at least four women in three states has been booked on five counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder. The grand jury indictment announced Monday by Nashville police charges Bruce Mendenhall with seeking to arrange the murders of two detectives and three witnesses while in jail...
Rough start for St. Louis school bus riders (08/18/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The first day of school in St. Louis includes problems with school buses -- an accident in one case, stranded students in another. The wreck on Monday morning happened as a bus carrying children to Shaw Elementary School collided with an SUV. No serious injuries were reported but three children were evaluated at a hospital...
Handwritten history donated to Lincoln University (08/18/08)
Jefferson City News Tribune JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lincoln University gained a glimpse into the life of one of its key founders with the donation of a series of pristine Civil War-era letters penned by Lt. Richard Baxter Foster. The handwritten accounts -- written by Foster to his wife, Lucy, between 1863 and 1865 -- create a portrait of a determined abolitionist willing to ask great sacrifices of his family in pursuit of a just society and education for all...
St. Louis girl, 15, struck by stray bullet (08/18/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 15-year-old St. Louis girl is hospitalized after being hit by a stray bullet that went into her home. The girl's name and her condition have not been released. It happened about 3 a.m. Monday in north St. Louis. Authorities say the girl is an innocent victim. She was struck in the back when the bullet came into her home after an apparent drive-by shooting...
University of Missouri shuffles health care system (08/18/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri is combining its medical school and hospital network as part of a reorganization under new system President Gary Forsee. Forsee and Columbia campus Chancellor Brady Deaton announced Monday that a new vice chancellor for health sciences will oversee a consolidated health sciences center. The schools of nursing and health professions and University Physicians also are part of the consolidation...
St. Louis police: Man shoots, kills ex-girlfriend, self (08/18/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two people are dead in a suspected murder-suicide in St. Louis. Evelyn Smith and relatives were walking Sunday in Marquette Park when she was approached by her former boyfriend, Clint Harrold. Police say the two argued before Harrold shot Smith in the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Harrold then shot himself in the head and died later at a hospital. Both were 23...
Fever strikes St. Louis-area horses (08/18/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — University of Missouri veterinarians say an unusually high number of horses in the St. Louis area are coming down with a potentially fatal disease. Veterinarian Philip Johnson says he has treated six cases of Potomac Horse Fever this summer and is aware of about a dozen additional cases treated in the St. Louis region...
More Missourians seek to avoid foreclosure (08/18/08)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Far more Missourians are feeling the pinch of the housing crisis and are seeking help in avoiding foreclosure. The Homeownership Preservation Foundation -- a nonprofit group dedicated to preventing foreclosure -- says it its hot line is far busier this year than in 2007...
Columbia 'Lady Caver' discovers Missouri's hidden passages (08/18/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It's 9:30 a.m. on a sunny and warm Sunday, and eight men and women are gathered for a long day of caving at the Devil's Ice Box in Rock Bridge State Park. The members of Chouteau Grotto, a Columbia organization that plans regular caving outings, put on their helmets and strap on their gear...
St. Louis man drowns in Osage County lake (08/18/08)
BONNOTS MILL, Mo. -- The Missouri State Water Patrol says a 23-year-old St. Louis man died after falling out of a canoe at a private lake in Osage County. Chance Harp and 22-year-old John McCutchen of Bonnots Mill were in a canoe Saturday when it capsized and threw both men into the water...
1 man dies in hot air balloon explosion (08/18/08)
MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a hot air balloon exploded in south central Missouri, killing one man on board. The patrol said 49-year-old Bill Blair of Mountain Grove died after some of the propane tanks exploded. The tanks started to leak and the entire balloon became engulfed in flames...
Legislative candidates seek top of ticket's help (08/18/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislative candidates need to have a bit of a parasitic relationship with their party's candidates for major offices like governor and president. The electorate and the media spend much of their time focused on juicy statewide and national races instead of local bouts that are often decided by issues that really don't matter outside the boundaries of the legislative district. ...
Aficionados try to garner support for harness races Mo. State Fair (08/18/08)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- There were no crumpled betting slips, just raffles for free lottery tickets. A gaggle of teens tossed a football in the track infield while roadies set up a stage for an evening concert by country singer Sara Evans. And barely 80 people had their pick of seats in a grandstand that can hold 100 times as many spectators...
Rural woes may give opening to Obama (08/18/08)
BELLEVILLE, Pa. -- The folks in this picturesque mountain community with red barns and Amish buggies have been voting overwhelmingly Republican in national elections for decades. But tough economic times in Mifflin County and in rural areas all around the country have created possible openings for Democrat Barack Obama...
Grand Canyon floods breach earthen dam, force hundreds to evacuate by helicopter (08/18/08)
PHOENIX -- Days of heavy rains around the Grand Canyon created flooding that breached an earthen dam Sunday and forced helicopters to pluck scores of residents and campers from the gorge. No injuries were immediately reported. The weather and dam breach caused flooding in a side canyon containing a village where about 400 members of the Havasupai tribe live and where some of the evacuations occurred, said Gerry Blair, a spokesman for the Coconino County Sheriff's Department...
Program in federal prisons allows inmates to use e-mail (08/18/08)
MIAMI -- When Melvin Garcia was sent to prison almost a decade ago for racketeering, he had never used a computer. Now he sends 50 e-mails a month from a federal prison in West Virginia, punctuating notes with emoticons. Garcia, 38, is among thousands of prisoners at more than 20 federal facilities where inmates now have inboxes. By the spring of 2011, all 114 U.S. prisons are expected to have e-mail available for inmates...
Texas officials want eight sect children put back into foster care (08/18/08)
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- More than two months after being forced to return children from a polygamist sect to their parents, Texas child welfare authorities want eight of the youngsters put back in foster care. Individual hearings for the four mothers of the children, ranging in age from 5 to 17, are set to begin Monday...
Fairs tout green efforts, but some still struggle (08/18/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The doughnut stand's exterior was plastic and studded with incandescent lights. It had its own humming generators. And the cold water for sale came in plastic bottles. But unlike most of the hundreds of vendors at the Illinois State Fair, The Donut Family was in contention for the fair's first-ever Green Vendor Award...
Visitors urged to leave Florida Keys ahead of tropical storm (08/18/08)
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Florida Keys officials closed schools, opened shelters and urged visitors to leave as Tropical Storm Fay threatened to strengthen into a hurricane Sunday, but residents and some tourists seemed in no hurry to evacuate. Traffic leaving Key West and the Lower Keys on Sunday afternoon was light but steady as the sky darkened with storm clouds and the National Weather Service issued watches and warnings...
Blood protects against long-gone killer 1918 flu (08/18/08)
WASHINGTON — Nearly a century after history's most lethal flu faded away, survivors' bloodstreams still carry super-potent protection against the 1918 virus, demonstrating the remarkable durability of the human immune system. Scientists tested the blood of 32 people aged 92 to 102 who were exposed to the 1918 pandemic flu and found antibodies that still roam the body looking to strangle the old flu strain. ...
Ex-Marine decries trial held in civilian court (08/18/08)
IRVINE, Calif. -- A former Marine sergeant facing the first federal civilian prosecution of a military member accused of a war crime says there is much more at stake than his claim of innocence on charges that he killed unarmed detainees in Fallujah, Iraq...
Man rescued after spending two nights in old Calif. gold mine (08/18/08)
SONORA, Calif. -- A man was rescued from an abandoned gold mine Sunday after tumbling more than 100 feet and spending two nights at the bottom of the dark shaft, authorities said. A search-and-rescue team pulled Darvis Lee Jr., 34, from the mine around 6 a.m. after lowering a rescue worker and a mesh basket into the chasm, the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department said. He was treated at a hospital for back and leg injuries and released...
Forgotten bifocals lead to $3 million (08/18/08)
ROANOKE, Ind. -- A man's forgotten bifocals led to a $3 million lottery jackpot. Bobby Guffey usually plays the same combination of numbers representing the birthdays of his five children. But he left his glasses at home when he bought the winning ticket Aug. 6, accidentally entering the last number as 48 instead of 46...
Russia says troops will begin pulling out of Georgia today (08/18/08)
GORI, Georgia -- Russia's president promised to start withdrawing forces from positions in Georgia today, but suggested troops could stay in the breakaway region at the heart of the fighting that has reignited Cold War tensions. Top American officials said Washington would rethink its relationship with Moscow after its military drive deep into its much smaller neighbor and called for a swift Russian withdrawal...
Leaders: Zimbabwe has basis for power-sharing agreement (08/18/08)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Zimbabwean negotiators have the basis for a power-sharing agreement and should quickly resolve their political differences and turn their attention to their nation's economic crisis, southern African leaders said Sunday...
Israel agrees to free 200 Palestinian prisoners (08/18/08)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Cabinet on Sunday approved the release of some 200 Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture to the government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Abbas he would free some of the 9,000 Palestinians held by Israel to help energize peace talks between the two sides...
7,000 police blanket Kabul before holiday (08/18/08)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan police ordered 7,000 officers onto the streets of Kabul to guard against attacks on senior leaders during Independence Day celebrations today, responding to signs of the Taliban's growing strength near the capital. Even the location of the celebration of Afghanistan's 89th anniversary of independence from Britain was kept secret and will be closed to the public to try to minimize the risk insurgents could again disrupt a national commemoration...
Pakistan burn victims become beauticians (08/18/08)
LAHORE, Pakistan -- Saira Liaqat squints through her one good eye as she brushes a woman's hair. Her face, most of which the acid melted years ago, occasionally lights up with a smile. Her hands, largely undamaged, deftly handle the dark brown locks...
Chinese officials take Bibles from American Christians at airport (08/18/08)
BEIJING -- A group of American Christians who had more than 300 Bibles confiscated by Chinese officials when they arrived in China is refusing to leave the airport until they get the books back, their leader said early today. Pat Klein said he and three others from his Vision Beyond Borders group spent Sunday night at the airport in the southwestern city of Kunming after customs officers took the Bibles from their checked luggage...
Pakistan moves toward impeachment for Musharraf (08/18/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's ruling coalition finalized impeachment charges against President Pervez Musharraf on Sunday and a government minister said they could be filed as early as this week if he does not resign first. Musharraf is holding out against intense pressure to quit from political foes who swept February elections and relegated the stalwart U.S. ally to the sidelines...
Lee takes momentum into U.S. Amateur (08/18/08)
This isn't how Danny Lee expected to prepare for the U.S. Amateur -- not that he's complaining. The world's top-ranked amateur could have worked out the few kinks in his game with a practice round or two at Pinehurst, N.C., before the national championship of amateur golf begins today...
Volquez leads Reds to 7-3 win over Cardinals (08/18/08)
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A revived Edinson Volquez pitched seven shutout innings and traded up-and-in fastballs with counterpart Kyle Lohse on Sunday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-3 victory that ended the St. Louis Cardinals' four-game winning streak...
Reds rookie finds old form vs. Cards (08/18/08)
CINCINNATI -- A little rest was all that Edinson Volquez needed. A revived Volquez pitched seven shutout innings and traded up-and-in fastballs with counterpart Kyle Lohse on Sunday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-3 victory that ended the St. Louis Cardinals' four-game winning streak...
NCAA launches another probe into Southeast athletics (08/18/08)
As if the Southeast Missouri State athletics department didn't have enough problems, now comes even more. Last week's announcement that the NCAA again is investigating the Southeast athletics program — this time following up on new information relating to the men's basketball program — was stunning to say the least...
Fan speak 8/18/08 (08/18/08)
Equal coverage I SURE hope that the sports department will cover the local schools' athletic schedules the same way it covered the golf tournament. All we saw was pages of pictures of kids from other states. I think our local kids deserve the same coverage...
Former Patriots owner Orthwein dies (08/18/08)
ST. LOUIS -- James Busch Orthwein, the former New England Patriots owner who played a role in the Rams' move to St. Louis, has died. He was 84. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Orthwein died Friday at his home in Huntleigh after a long battle with cancer...
Setterstrom lost for season with fracture (08/18/08)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams offensive guard Mark Setterstrom fractured his left kneecap in the second half of Saturday's preseason game and will be placed on injured reserve. Coach Scott Linehan said Sunday that Setterstrom, a seventh-round pick in 2006 who has made nine starts in two seasons, would have surgery later in the week...
Pettersson pulls away late at Wyndham (08/18/08)
Carl Pettersson was one imperfect hole from leading the full final two rounds of the Wyndham Championship. It was that brief slip-up that propelled the Swede to victory in his adopted hometown. Pettersson won his local tournament for his first PGA Tour victory in two years, shooting a 2-under 68 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C...
Jamaica's sprinting success continues (08/18/08)
BEIJING -- A few fun-loving fresh faces have suddenly turned Jamaica into the "World's Fastest Nation." And that supposed U.S. track and field juggernaut? Well, things aren't quite going to plan. Right fist thrust overhead as she crossed the finish line all alone, silver braces shining in the Bird's Nest lights as she hopped in celebration like the 21-year-old she is, little-known Shelly-Ann Fraser won the women's 100 meters Sunday in 10.78 seconds to help make these Olympics a sweeping success for the Caribbean island.. ...
Phelps: The USA's new golden boy (08/18/08)
BEIJING -- Michael Phelps kept every swimsuit, every cap, every pair of goggles he wore during nine magical days at the Water Cube. Every memory will be savored, too, from goofing off with his U.S. teammates to bowing his head not one, not two, but eight times to receive a gold medal at the Beijing Games...
Edwards tries to keep pace with win (08/18/08)
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Carl Edwards sent a not-so-subtle message to Kyle Busch on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. "We're winning races," Edwards said after pulling away from runner-up Busch for his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the season. "We're gearing up for the Chase. I'm feeling stronger than ever. We're here to win championships. That's what we're shooting for."...
Bulger's stats suffer early in preseason (08/18/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' revamped offense has done little for Marc Bulger's numbers so far. In two preseason games the quarterback is an uninspiring 10-for-23 for 85 yards and three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. Factor in the return yardage on the picks, and Bulger, one of the NFL's highest paid at his position, has a net of 3 yards in the air...
Trucking company adjusts to economy by expanding through Midwest (08/18/08)
In early 2006, the trucking industry was changing for Elfrink Transportation, and to survive, company officials needed a plan to retool the way it conducted business. The result was an expansion from one terminal at 1326 Southern Expressway in Cape Girardeau to hubs throughout the Midwest -- all within a two-year period...
People on the move 8/18/08 (08/18/08)
Area jeweler attends Fall 2008 buying show Dan Tuschhoff recently attended the Fall 2008 Retail Jewelers Organization buying show in Minneapolis. The event is held semi-annually and provides independent jewelers an opportunity to talk to industry leaders, view the latest trends and purchase jewelry at prenegotiated prices. Tuschhoff is an associate at Harold's Jewelry Store, 123 Court St. in Jackson...
Memo 8/18/08 (08/18/08)
Two ribbon cuttings scheduled in Cape The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor two ribbon cuttings this week. Younghouse Party Central at 2005 N. Kingshighway will hold a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Dee Chilton Boutique at 517 N. Silver Springs Road will have its ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. Friday...
Oil's down, stocks are up, but uncertainty remains (08/18/08)
NEW YORK -- The past four weeks on Wall Street have been quite a welcome contrast. Stocks have risen, the dollar has strengthened and oil prices have plummeted. Investors are not sure yet, however, if it's a turnaround with staying power or just a temporary reversal...
Breaking up big banks questioned as losses mount (08/18/08)
NEW YORK -- America's biggest banks have suffered unprecedented losses from the ongoing credit crisis, and that's made some investors question whether the big financial conglomerates should be broken up in order to survive. Break-up advocates, who for months have been clamoring for Citigroup Inc. ...
Union members rally in support of A-B Teamsters (08/18/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Hundreds of union workers held a rally in St. Louis to show support of Teamsters who work for Anheuser-Busch. Organizers say the rally was a show of unity as Anheuser-Busch is in the process of being acquired by Belgium brewer InBev. The group gathered on Saturday, as Teamsters officials prepare to start contract negotiations with Anheuser-Busch today...
Marshall Moss (08/18/08)
ANNA, Ill. — Marshall C. Moss, 79, of Anna died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1928, in Taos, Mexico, son of Alfred Lee and Hazel Patchen Moss. He and Vivian Jean Rogers were married Aug. 7, 1948, in Oceola, Ark. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Moss was a member of the Landmark Pentecostal Church in Anna. He was a retired brakeman for the railroad...
Kirllian Wheeler (08/18/08)
Kirllian Wheeler, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at Heartland Care and Rehab. A visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo...
William Miller (08/18/08)
William R. "Bill" Miller, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Chicago, the son of Roland S. Miller and Dorothy Stewart Miller. He and Velma Honey were married Oct. 24, 1950. She passed away in April of 1992. In 1994, he married Jean Doyle Miller. She survives...
Joseph Thompson (08/18/08)
Joseph "Bud" Thompson, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, to Earsel Joseph and Josephine Sophie Neiderkorn Thompson. He and Sharon A. Sullivan were married July 12, 1969, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo...
Birth 8/18/08 (08/18/08)
McWilliams Son to Christopher Michael McWilliams and Sarah Anne Haizlip of Leopold, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:19 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008. Name, Ayden Dale. Weight, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. First child. Ms. Haizlip is the daughter of Dawn Shell of Marthasville, Mo., and Tim Shell of Marble Hill, Mo. She is a member of the Army National Guard. McWilliams is the son of Joan McWilliams and John McWilliams of Leopold. He is a mechanic at Beussink Transmission...
Police report 8/18/08 (08/18/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n A person was taken into custody and charges are pending for driving while intoxicated. n Tommy Brown, 22, of Chester, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Fire report 8/18/08 (08/18/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 4:19 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of William Street. n At 5: 17 p.m., an alarm at 424 Marie St. n At 10:51 p.m., motor vehicle accident at 325 N. Kingshighway...
Out of the past 8/18/08 (08/18/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 18, 1983 The Jackson School District plans to appeal a circuit judge's ruling concerning a boundary dispute with the Nell Holcomb School District over the Procter & Gamble plant in Cape Girardeau Court; a July 29 ruling held Nell Holcomb was entitled to 1.636 percent of the merchants and manufacturers tax collected from Procter & Gamble...
A new place for sports fans to gather (08/18/08)
Football season is almost here, and that means long Saturday and Sunday afternoons spent with friends eating bratwurst, pizza and potato chips in front of the TV. For those looking for a place other than a living room to cheer on your favorite team, check out the new sports pub at 1812 Carondelet Ave. off North Kingshighway...
A vacation spent pondering change (08/18/08)
I spent much of the last week reviewing my possessions, making choices — some hard, some not so much — about what to keep and what to let go. My sister Andy maintains that elves carry things into the house as we sleep. I think most credit card companies would disagree. Either way, I faced what seemed like a mountain of boxes in the basement, some unpacked from two moves ago, and began a culling process that included a garage sale...
Gearing up for giving (08/18/08)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri is just days away from the kickoff of its 2008-09 fundraising campaign. The effort to raise money for community agencies will officially begin at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at Cape West 14 Cine. During the campaign, thousands of employees will be asked to participate in giving to the United Way through payroll deductions. ...
Speak Out 8/18/08 (08/18/08)
Not a good plan AN ORDINANCE to allow golf carts or mules on public roads is the most unsafe and irresponsible thing I have heard in a long time. Sorry for victim WE SHOULD go slow on removing the option that a juvenile who commits an adult crime will go to an adult penitentiary. I know this is a sad situation, but let's also think of the victim. I feel sorry for the families involved, but I also feel sorry for the victim...
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