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Route EE in Scott and Cape counties closed for bridge repairs; Highway 34 in Bollinger County closed for drainage (08/21/08)
Route EE between Delta and Chaffee will be closed starting Monday while MoDOT crews make routine bridge repairs on the road, according to a MoDOT news release.Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, closing the road from Highway 77 at Chaffee to Highway 25 at Delta.For more information call MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MODOT. ...
Cape County Commission encouraging sexual harassment awareness training (08/21/08)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners agreed Thursday to ask elected officials to require sexual harassment awareness training for their respective employees. Though the commissioners did not vote on the matter, they discussed at length whether they could compel attendance for two sexual harassment prevention classes scheduled in September...
E-mail: Investigators hope DNA test will reveal accomplice in 1992 slaying (08/21/08)
During the course of the investigation into the 1992 homicide of Angela Mischelle Lawless and the pursuant conviction of Joshua C. Kezer for the crime, no accomplice was ever mentioned in connection with the crime, and Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faced opposition when he reopened the case in 2006 because he believed someone else was involved...
Overcome situations outside of your control (08/21/08)
Dear Sam: I am 59 years old and trying to return to work after being on disability for 6 years. How do I handle this on my résumé? I have never had the need for a résumé prior to this "new age" handling of job applications and searches. Most jobs require an online application and this stops me in my tracks!...
Pocahontas marks 150th anniversary (08/21/08)
Lifelong Pocahontas resident Revis Reisenbichler will always cherish memories of growing up in a small town. "The great thing about living in Pocahontas was we didn't have crime and heavy traffic that bigger cities have," said Reisenbichler, owner of Reis Meat Processing, which has processed beef, pork and lamb in Pocahontas since 1972. ...
Missouri State Highway Patrol finds cracks in e-mail retention system (08/21/08)
At least one e-mail pertaining to the 1992 murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless was deleted and could not be recovered, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said, a violation of an e-mail policy instituted by Gov. Matt Blunt last year. The policy came in the wake of accusations that Blunt's office routinely deleted e-mails in violation of state record retention policies and the Missouri Sunshine Law. The policy instructed all agencies with a .gov e-mail address to comply...
Ag field day to focus on energy conservation (08/21/08)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- In an effort to reduce costs, farmers, like others, are searching for ways to decrease their energy use. The University of Missouri Delta Center has listened and is making that a theme -- and a new tour stop -- for this year's 47th annual Field Day, set for Sept. 2...
Cape man charged with July 4 arson at law office (08/21/08)
At least one Cape Girardeau arson has been solved, according to Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. Jeffrey V. Mirgeaux, 47, of Cape Girardeau was arrested Wednesday in connection with the July 4 fire at the building belonging to the Lowes and Drusch Law Firm, at 2913 Independence St...
MoDOT work reduces lanes on highways 34, 72 (08/21/08)
Drivers got their first real taste of the delays caused by work on the intersection of highways 34 and 72 in Jackson Wednesday, according to a Missouri Department of Transportation news release. Work on the 34/72 corridor moved into the driving lanes, causing lane reductions at the intersection of the two highways. ...
Kennett alderman walks out of meeting after tax idea voted down (08/21/08)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Visibly upset with the objection to his proposed sales tax, Kennett Alderman Mark Ellis walked out of the council meeting Tuesday. A one-eighth of 1 percent sales tax, which was proposed by Ellis, was denied by his fellow council members following a heated discussion...
Cape County to consider mandatory harassment awareness training (08/21/08)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners today will review a plan to offer sexual harassment awareness training to employees and elected officials. A letter has already been sent to elected officials, department heads and supervisors for a Sept. 9 class on the subject...
Cape School Board to discuss year's goals for each school (08/21/08)
All schools want to increase student achievement. How they measure achievement and methods to get there differ slightly. On Monday, the Cape Girardeau School Board will consider approving a professional development plan that outlines goals for each school for the year...
Homeless man indicted in Illinois murder (08/21/08)
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- A Peoria County grand jury has returned a one-count indictment charging a homeless man with first-degree murder in the death of an 18-year-old woman. A maintenance worker doing his morning rounds at Sterling Middle School on July 29 found the body of Jessica S. Wesson, who lived with a foster mother in Peoria...
Obama to stump in Kansas City on way to convention (08/21/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will campaign in Kansas City, Mo., next Tuesday before heading to the his party's national convention in Denver. The Missouri stop is one of four "battleground" states Obama will visit in the days after he is expected to formally announce his choice for a running mate...
Hulshof joins GOP energy protest (08/21/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Missouri Rep. Kenny Hulshof is joining his Republican colleagues in their call for a House vote on expanding oil drilling in federal waters that are now off-limits. Hulshof took a break from his bid for governor in Missouri to follow the lead of more than 100 Republican lawmakers who have addressed the empty U.S. House chamber during the August recess...
Report: Missing girl's mom charged with hding her (08/21/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The mother of an 11-year-old girl missing for more than three weeks is reportedly charged with hiding the child in a crawlspace at the home of the woman and her boyfriend. Citing court documents, KCRG-TV reported Thursday that Rebecca Albrecht has been charged with felony counts of child abduction and perjury. The documents say Albrecht wanted to keep Bailey Veith's father from exercising custody rights...
7th-grader's pink hair gets her suspended (08/21/08)
MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (AP) -- A southern Missouri school district has suspended a pink-haired seventh-grader. Mountain Grove Middle School student Amelia Robbins said she dyed her hair pink to honor her father, who died of cancer when she was 6 years old. She says that to her, pink is the cancer color...
Panel taps 3 judges as finalists for Mo. Supreme Court (08/21/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A selection commission has picked three judges as candidates to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court. The commission on Thursday gave Gov. Matt Blunt the option of appointing either Atchison County Associate Circuit Judge Zel Fischer or one of two judges on the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District -- Lisa White Hardwick or Ronald Holliger...
Governor, school leader discuss the future of schools in St. Louis (08/21/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Gov. Matt Blunt said Wednesday he doesn't think anyone is satisfied with the existing state of St. Louis schools, but pointed to modest improvements in standardized test scores as one step in the right direction. Blunt and his representative to the St. ...
Facing loss, postal service offering early retirements (08/21/08)
WASHINGTON -- In lackluster economic times, not even postal workers enjoy much of a security envelope. Faced with losses that could near $1.5 billion this year, the U.S. Postal Service is offering early retirement -- without incentives or bonuses -- to thousands of clerks, mail handlers and supervisors...
Army mailing letters that promise survivors longer period of help (08/21/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Army is mailing out thousands of letters to survivors of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking what it can do to better help them, even years after the deaths of their loved ones. The Army recognizes it's made mistakes in some of its dealings with the families of fallen soldiers, said Col. ...
DNC doesn't invite Illinois governor to speak at Denver convention (08/21/08)
CHICAGO -- The Democratic National Committee has invited some high-ranking officials from Barack Obama's home state to speak at the party's convention in Denver next week -- but not Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Those invited include Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, Comptroller Dan Hynes and Attorney General Lisa Madigan. All three are potential rivals of Blagojevich, should he run for re-election. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has also been invited to speak...
Agencies checking convention threats (08/21/08)
WASHINGTON -- Every day the Secret Service thinks: Today could be THE day. That's the sober mind-set going into the presidential conventions -- both of which present special security challenges for the agency in the throes of the longest political campaign in history...
Democrats' VP candidate in 2000 to make speech at Republican convention (08/21/08)
WASHINGTON -- Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic Party's vice presidential candidate in 2000 and now an independent who is one of John McCain's strongest supporters, will speak at the Republican National Convention, an official said. Lieberman will deliver a speech when Republicans gather in St. Paul, Minn., to nominate McCain for president, a party official said Wednesday. The official requested anonymity because a formal announcement had yet to be made...
Tropical Storm Fay floods hundreds of Florida homes (08/21/08)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Emergency crews launched airboats into submerged streets Wednesday to rescue central Florida residents trapped by rising floodwaters from a stalled Tropical Storm Fay, which soaked the state for a third consecutive day. Hundreds of homes were flooded in areas of Brevard and St. ...
Ousted Pakistani president unwinds but could face court (08/21/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Ousted from Pakistan's presidency, Pervez Musharraf has been unwinding with friends and admirers and on the tennis court. He's building a roomy farmhouse on the edge of the capital. But his critics may not be finished with him yet: Musharraf faces an array of possible legal complaints, including treason charges, that some speculate could force him into exile...
Deal calls for troop pullback in Iraq as early as June (08/21/08)
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi and U.S. negotiators have completed a draft security agreement that would see American troops leave Iraqi cities as soon as June 30, Iraqi and American officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In Washington, a senior military official said the deal is acceptable to the U.S. side, subject to formal approval by President Bush. It also requires final acceptance by Iraqi leaders, and some members of Iraq's Cabinet oppose some provisions...
19 people survive plane crash at Madrid airport; 153 dead (08/21/08)
MADRID, Spain -- A jetliner heading to the popular Canary Islands vacation resort crashed during takeoff Wednesday, turning a wooded area off the end of a runway into a hellish scene of charred bodies and smoldering wreckage. Some 153 were believed dead -- Spain's worst air disaster in nearly 25 years...
Lohse suspended 5 games (08/21/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse was suspended five games Wednesday for throwing a fastball past the head of Cincinnati pitcher Edinson Volquez last weekend. Lohse appealed the penalty, and can continue to play until a hearing is held. Asked about the suspension, he called the ruling "pretty weak."...
Wainwright to start Friday (08/21/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals decided to plug Adam Wainwright into their rotation instead of as the fill-in closer, and will give him a start Friday against the Atlanta Braves. Wainwright, the opening-day starter and 6-3 with a 3.14 ERA, has been on the 15-day disabled list since early June with a ruptured tendon in the middle finger of his right hand. ...
Rams' Steven Jackson will end holdout (08/21/08)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson ended his holdout Wednesday while his agent continues negotiations for a new contract. The 235-pound Jackson, a bruising runner and the centerpiece of the team's offense, is entering the final year of a five-year, $7 million deal he signed as a first-round pick in 2004. His prolonged stand perhaps reflected a realization of his value to an attack that averaged only 16 points while going 3-13 last season...
Cards rough up Pirates (08/21/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Todd Wellemeyer had to work harder than usual to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third time this season. "They know me pretty well, I think that's why they were battling me," Wellemeyer said after laboring through five innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 11-2 victory Wednesday night. "There was no inning when I wasn't out of the stretch."...
New faces abound for Redhawks (08/21/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team has been tabbed the Ohio Valley Conference's preseason favorite for 2008. Coach Heather Nelson figures that's quite a show of respect for a squad that lost seven starters, including several of its top players...
Kraft to display offensive skills this season (08/21/08)
Casey Kraft has been the ultimate team player for the Southeast Missouri State women's soccer program. As a freshman in 2005, Kraft primarily played up front. She was second on the squad in goals with seven, third in assists with three and second in points with 17...
Area calendar 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
Baseball n Bell City fall league: Registration for the Bell City fall league will take place Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bell City school cafeteria. There will be two age divisions — 8- and 9-year olds and 10- and 11-year olds. The season begins Sept. 20 and ends Oct. 11. Cost: $40, which includes hat, shirt, baseballs and insurance. Info: Scott Nichols, 275-1753 or 722-5759...
From juniors to seniors at Dalhousie (08/21/08)
Next on the schedule for Dalhousie Golf Club is the qualifier for the USGA Senior Amateur Championship. Forty-three golfers, including Dalhousie managing member Cord Dombrowski and Kenneth Swinford of Jackson, will be competing next Thursday for two spots in the national championship. The event will include golfers from Indiana, Kansas, Illinois and Kentucky as well as Missouri...
Managing member deems tourney a success (08/21/08)
After two successful runs of the American Junior Golf Association's Dalhousie Junior Championship and with the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions on the calendar for 2009, Dalhousie Golf Club officials will get a few months to sit back and consider the future for junior golf at the course...
Area digest 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
Dallas, Roth team for championship The team of Danny Dallas and Eric Roth combined to win the men's A class of the Knights of Columbus horseshoe tournament. More then 1,100 people competed in the tournament, which was held in Scott City...
Comforts of home (08/21/08)
Aug. 21, 2008 Dear Patty, DC and I used to own the house next door. We bought the house because we suspected the renter's son was responsible for the BB holes that began appearing in some of our windows on that side. She assured us that though there was a BB gun in the house, her son would never fire it...
Rock on, New York! Hall of Fame goes on the road (08/21/08)
NEW YORK -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is going on the road to New York -- the city that spawned hip-hop and gave Bob Dylan and the Ramones their start. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that the Cleveland-based museum is opening an annex in downtown Manhattan. It is the first of several planned outposts that will take its collection of artifacts to a wider audience, possibly as far as the Middle East...
Music Review: Glen Campbell puts stamp on covers AP Photo NYET288 (08/21/08)
Glen Campbell, "Meet Glen Campbell" (Capitol) Perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that Glen Campbell, at age 72, would release a collection of songs as ambitious as this. Still, "Meet Glen Campbell" defies expectations. The symphonic arrangements aren't unexpected: After all, Campbell hits from "Wichita Lineman" to "Rhinestone Cowboy" featured big, majestic backing tracks...
Memphis airport not ready to be renamed for Hayes (08/21/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Officials of Memphis International Airport say they probably won't change the airport's name to honor the late singer Isaac Hayes. During a memorial service for Hayes on Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen publicly suggested changing the name of the airport...
Cape After Dark: Where to satisfy late-night cravings (08/21/08)
College students are known to have sporadic schedules that don't necessarily accommodate regular eating habits. So at 1 a.m. on a Friday or Saturday night, where can night owls go for the "fourth meal"? The typical fast-food chain restaurants, such as Taco Bell — which actually preaches the "fourth meal" — are scattered along Kingshighway and out by Interstate 55. ...
Vader love triangle? New chemistry in 'Clone Wars' (08/21/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Darth Vader: Sith lord, murderous imperialist, deadbeat dad ... dirty old man? The latest entry into the "Star Wars" canon features a new female character whose charms are not lost on Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi general on the brink of becoming the baddest bad guy the galaxy has ever known...
Treat yourself to something sweet at American Ice Cream (08/21/08)
I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. It is an old saying most people are familiar with and one that American Ice Cream in Jackson has thrived on. American Ice Cream, operated by Jim Thompson, has been in business for 52 years. Before its name change two years ago, it was a Dairy Queen. Over the years, Thompson witnessed many changes in the ice cream business...
'CSI' gets its man: Laurence Fishburne joins cast (08/21/08)
LOS ANGELES -- "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" has solved the mystery of who will replace departing CBS series star William Petersen: It's Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne, an Emmy and Tony winner, will be introduced in the ninth episode of the upcoming 10th season. According to the newtwork, he'll play a forensics scientist with a secret...
New on DVD 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
"Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" Teen sensation Cyrus and her pop-star alter ego Hannah Montana headlined a sold-out concert tour, which then turned into a sold-out movie at theaters. For her millions of fans who missed the live shows, the movie's crisp digital 3-D images offered something of an illusion that they were seeing their idol in person. ...
Best-sellers 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
1. "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer 2. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer 3. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow 4. "New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer 5. "Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer
Good bets 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
Live music Doug E. Joined this week by special guest Warren Wilken. Where: Stooges, Jackson When: 7 to 11 p.m. today Ivas John Band Da blues. Where: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape...
Movie review: 'Tropic Thunder' funny, offensive and unforgettable (08/21/08)
The big question that rose in my mind after seeing "Tropic Thunder" was not "Did I like it?" (HECK YES) but rather, "How in the heck am I going to write a review of this movie?" This film isn't like any other film I have seen in recent memory. ...
What are TV's most memorable moments? You can decide (08/21/08)
LOS ANGELES -- The most memorable moments in television history will be revealed during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards next month, and it's up to voters to decide which bits should take top honors. Forty "moments" -- 20 dramatic and 20 comedic -- are in the running. Comedy contenders include "M*A*S*H," "Mork & Mindy," "Sex and the City" and "The Cosby Show," while "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Miami Vice," "Moonlighting" and "The Sopranos" are among the drama candidates...
Worth the drive 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
Less than 2 hours away Schlafly Tap Room, St. Louis For a day of live music with Schlafly beer and local food, visit the 10th annual Lot Music Festival and Showcase this Saturday. Eight local bands, fire-breathing and belly dancing are some of the highlights showcased in the city's ongoing promotion of local events. The event is free to all ages and runs from 4:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday. For more information call 314-241-2337...
ARTifacts 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
Family shows coming to the Show Me Center Tickets for two family shows went on sale Monday and Tuesday. Nickelodeon's "The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights" will be at the Show Me Center for one show Sept. ...
Works by 30 artists on display at Cadmium River Studio (08/21/08)
Just can't wait for First Friday? Cadmium River Studio will be showing pieces from 30 artists Saturday, including featured artists Matthew L. Shriver and Celia Galarreta. Studio operator Randy Hays said this night should be circled on any art lover's calender...
Miley, Mariah, Beyonce and others record "Just Stand Up" for charity (08/21/08)
LOS ANGELES — What would it sound like if 15 of the hottest female singers joined voices? The answer will be revealed Sept. 2. That's when "Just Stand Up" hits airwaves and iTunes. The song features Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood. All sales of the star-studded single will benefit cancer research...
Title, print run announced for new Woodward book (08/21/08)
NEW YORK -- The suspense didn't quite compare to the identity of "Deep Throat," but we now know the name of Bob Woodward's fourth investigative work on the Bush administration, just three weeks before the book's release. "The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008" will be published Sept. ...
Books For the Fall: Obama, Woodward and Moore (08/21/08)
NEW YORK -- In case you're wondering which books to read this fall, Michael Moore has a suggestion: Don't read any. Not the new fiction by Toni Morrison or Philip Roth or Stephen King. Not that policy book by Sen. Barack Obama, whom Moore is supporting for president; or Bob Woodward's latest on the Bush administration; or Thomas Friedman's manifesto on the environment...
Cape After Dark: Tune in to the local music scene (08/21/08)
Scanning the music scene in Cape Girardeau can be like switching the dial on a radio station. The bands are a little similar, but each with their own style. You can hear live music Thursday to Sunday with occasional weekly shows. For the newbie, it can be hard to decide who to see. So for those of you that are new to the local music scene, these bands are some of the local favorites...
Cheers to beer: St. Louis exhibit shows the history of beer and breweries (08/21/08)
ST. LOUIS — Budweiser may seem like a staple beer in St. Louis, but it hasn't always been that way. "From Kettle to Keg" is an exhibit at the Missouri Historical Museum in St. Louis that showcases the history of St. Louis beer from 1809 to 1909. Western Brewery was founded in 1840 and produced the famous Lemp beer until Prohibition...
Cape After Dark: Variety of bars have something for everyone (08/21/08)
Located on the corner of Water and Independence streets, Port Cape is an historic restaurant and lounge on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. They house a full-service restaurant and bar, two banquet facilities, including the River City Yacht Club upstairs overlooking the river...
Spears, Brown, Jonas Brothers get MTV Awards nods (08/21/08)
NEW YORK -- After delivering one of the worst performances in the history of the MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears has a chance to be crowned this year as the absolute best. The rebounding pop queen is nominated for video of the year for "Piece of Me." Other nominees included the Jonas Brothers for "Burnin Up," Chris Brown for "Forever," the Pussycat Dolls for "When I Grow Up" and newcomers The Ting Tings for "Shut Up and Let Me Go."...
CW retools fabled teen show `Beverly Hills, 90210 (08/21/08)
TORRANCE, Calif. — "Gutter balls only, please!" someone yells during a rehearsal at the Lucky Strike bowling alley for the CW's new series "90210." So co-stars Jessica Stroup and Shenae Grimes downplay their bowling skills...
States push laws to require paid sick days (08/21/08)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- For school bus driver Jamille Aine, a cold is more than an inconvenience. His employer does not offer paid sick days, so if he can't shake the bug, he may not be able to pay his bills. Some 46 million U.S. workers lack paid sick days, but lawmakers in 12 states -- including California, Connecticut, Minnesota and West Virginia -- have proposed legislation in the past year that would require businesses to provide them...
Omer Elfrink (08/21/08)
Omer S. Elfrink, 79, of Gordonville passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 4, 1929, in Leopold, Mo., to Jacob H. and Adelheid H. Jansen Elfrink. He and Althea Rose Brandon were married Aug. 20, 1955. She passed away Feb. 28, 1991...
Betty Beckmann (08/21/08)
Betty Ann Beckmann, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Nov. 22, 1922, in St. Louis, daughter of Opal Rayfield. She and Emil Beckmann were married in October 1942 in St. Louis. Survivors include two daughters, Amy Ward of Cape Girardeau, Lynn Carver of St. Louis; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Roy Klages (08/21/08)
Roy Klages, 91, passed away peacefully the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, with his wife by his side at Teresian House in Albany, N.Y. Roy Arthur Klages was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Cape Girardeau, to Arthur F. and Mary Ulrich Klages. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and later received a master's in business administration from the University of Texas-Austin and a Ph.D. from St. Louis University...
Marvin Niswonger (08/21/08)
Marvin R. Niswonger, 93, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Dec. 14, 1914, in Oran, Mo., to Peter C. and Sudie F. Stoffel Niswonger. He and Laretha M. Crites were married July 6, 1935, in Cape Girardeau. They had been married almost 61 years when she passed away June 25, 1996...
Zita Lohman (08/21/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Zita Agnes Lohman, 104, of Perryville died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born Feb. 12, 1904, in Perry County, daughter of Andrew and Barbara Huber Hoffman. She married Oscar V. Lohman, who died July 30, 1953...
Barbara Swan (08/21/08)
Barbara Swan, 73, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Otis G. and Vernita Coates Swan. Swan was a graduate of John S. Cobb High School and attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She worked more than 40 years at Ralph Edwards Sportswear and Thorngate Ltd. and was currently director at Precious Time Day Care Center...
Lawrence Wilson (08/21/08)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Lawrence W. "Doc" Wilson, 87, of Mounds died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at Anna Veterans Home in Anna, Ill. He was born Sept. 28, 1920, in Olmsted, Ill., son of George and Melissa Carter Wilson. Wilson was a graduate of Love Joy High School in Mound City, Ill. He received a bachelor of science degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a master's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Births 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
Underwood Twin sons to Matthew Aaron and Jilana Lee Underwood of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, Friday, July 25, 2008. Gavin Reid was born at 7:33 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Evan Asher was born at 7:34 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. ...
Police report 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Morgan R. Lowry, 21, of Red Bud, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and speeding. Arrests n Laseric M. Danner, 21, 417 Marroseann Drive, Apt. 9, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and driving while suspended and without insurance...
Fire report 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 9:04 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Fremont Drive. n At 10:22 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of Terry Lane. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 21, 1983 Lawrence L. Eatherton, recently graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, is ordained and installed as associate pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson; Eatherton and his wife, Karen, have three children. Dr. John Gearing has assumed the duties of interim pastor for Bethany Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau; the former pastor, the Rev. Jim DeSpain, resigned from the church Aug. 7 and will be moving to Madison County...
Hop on the SE Live welcome wagon (08/21/08)
In putting together this week's calendar I noticed an increase in events for the weekend and week ahead. The area usually has a fairly fat list of things going on, but it was especially plump this week. Again and again I thought, "Dang, I want to go to that" or "Oh man. I'm gonna miss that."...
International students bring new opportunities (08/21/08)
With classes set to start next week at Southeast Missouri State University, there has been an influx this week of more than 300 international students in Cape Girardeau. There are more than 100 additional students from other countries on campus this year, and the university hopes to increase the number of international students to at least 400 in three years...
This is a must-see production (08/21/08)
To the editor: I had the good fortune to attend the "Sing, America, Sing" concert in Cape Girardeau last Saturday night. It was a marvelous production headed up by Mike Dumey, music teacher at Central Junior High School. This talented troupe of students took the audience by surprise with its amazing singing and choreography. ...
Venue isn't suitable for youngsters (08/21/08)
To the editor: In response to the story "'Heartland Idol' contest gives local talent a chance to shine": I agree the "Heartland Idol" contest has merit and gives local people an opportunity to showcase their talent. I also agree with DJ Kirby Ray that this is a karaoke contest, but it is also a popularity contest because the preliminary contest is judged by votes only...
Thanks for all the help, prayers (08/21/08)
To the editor: The Riley family would like to thank everyone who was so thoughtful during our time of sorrow in the loss of our son-in-law, Gregory Jobe. We especially want to thank Steve Niswonger and Vicky Moldenhauer of the water rescue team from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. Steve kept my daughter informed about the search team, was considerate of her feelings and never gave her false hope. Thanks also to all the other water patrol departments...
The president's geography (08/21/08)
To the editor: Anyone familiar with President Bush's iron grasp of international affairs can easily know why he is so concerned about Russia's incursion into Georgia. Without a doubt he fears that Russia will continue to advance and cross over into Alabama, Florida and the Carolinas...
Ministers decry scourge of casinos (08/21/08)
To the editor: Missouri's proposed casino gambling referendum is -- to say the least -- disquieting. Remember the so-called "boats in moats" referendum in which the casino industry pledged to live with loss limits? This newest ballot issue calls for complete repeal of those limits...
Speak Out 8/21/08 (08/21/08)
Thanks for help MY HUSBAND and I would like to thank the person who stopped to help our daughter last Saturday night. Her car broke down on Lexington Avenue, and she had no idea what to do. Luckily, while others were honking at her and yelling at her to move her car, a kind person stopped to help. We appreciate your concern and the time you took to help a frightened teenage girl...
Local 4-Hers Attend State Trap Contest (08/21/08)
Three Cape Girardeau County 4-Hers attended the State Trap Contest on August 16th at Linn Creek, MO. The youth participated in single and double trap and had to shoot 50-100 clay targets. Clint Heuer placed 9th out of 45 in Senior Doubles and Gary Schweer placed 11th out of 20 in Junior Doubles. ...
Cape Girardeau County Shooting Sports Program (08/21/08)
The Cape Girardeau County 4-H Shooting Sports Program hosted its first invitational contest on August 9th at Apple Creek Conservation range. The contest was attended by 40 4-Hers from Cape, Scott, Perry and St. Genevieve counties. Members competed in the following disciplines: archery, BB Gun, Air Rifle, .22 Rifle and Shotgun. ...
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