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Scott County commission says last week's storm damaged communication equipment (08/28/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County officials are still trying to determine how much communication equipment was damaged by lightning last week. "We're still operational but some of the lines are limited,"said Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. ...
Both lanes of I-55 open to traffic at Diversion Channel bridge (08/28/08)
Both lanes of northbound Interstate 55 have been opened at mile marker 92 following an accident involving a dump truck and semi. No injuries were reported.The road was reduced to one lane earlier this afternoon while the accident was cleaned up. ...
Cape man to stand trial for July home robbery (08/28/08)
Cape Girardeau County Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp ruled Martavius Scales should stand trial for a July 6 robbery. At a preliminary hearing for Scales, 24, of 812 Good Hope St., a witness testified that Scales, along with another man, Nieko Kukyendoll, robbed her at gunpoint after accosting her in her residence on July 6...
Steve and Barry's to close Cape Girardeau store (08/28/08)
The Steve & Barry’s discount clothing store in West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau will be closing, company officials confirmed Thursday afternoon. "BHY S&B Holdings announced that it intends to run a smaller base of Steve & Barry’s stores, better positioning the company to reach its profitability goals," company spokesman Howard Schacter said in a written statement...
Removal of tank from Mississippi becomes riverfront attraction (08/28/08)
They came in cars and trucks, on bikes and motorcycles Red Star Access all day Thursday. Some stayed for moments, others for hours. The steady stream of people were drawn by the magnetic force of curiosity to see the big tank in the Mississippi River...
Team dreams: Father, son play big roles in Chaffee's rejuvenated football program (08/28/08)
A lot of boys grow up with dreams of playing quarterback, leading their favorite teams to the Super Bowl or the college football national championship. Aaron Horrell's dreams included directing the offense at Chaffee High School, dreams that began in a time when playing for the Red Devils wasn't the popular thing to do...
Chain slips on first try to move tank in Mississippi River (08/28/08)
A chain slipped off the submerged end of a storage tank stuck in the Mississippi River upstream from downtown Cape Girardeau when salvage cranes tried to lift the tank, the tank's owner, Robert Erlbacher, said Wednesday. The attempt to lift the tank took place shortly after 1 p.m. Onlookers on shore reported hearing a loud snapping sound just before the tank settled back into the water...
Boyd moves on to next round of "America's Got Talent" (08/28/08)
Sikeston, Mo., native Neal E. Boyd has moved on to the next round in "America's Got Talent." The tenor performed Tuesday night, singing an opera-infused rendition of the song "Somewhere" from the musical "West Side Story." He was one of 10 performers...
Zalma, Mo., woman injured in Bollinger County accident (08/28/08)
BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. - A Zalma, Mo., woman was injured as the vehicle she was driving ran off the roadway and overturned in a ditch north of Arab, Mo., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports Web site. The 2003 Ford driven by Amelia E. ...
Long yard sales aim for Labor Day crowds (08/28/08)
If the words of Ecclesiastes are true, there is a time for everything. And weekends, especially Labor Day weekend, is the time for yard sales. Getting a massive jump on sales are those living along U.S. 61 between Jackson and Bloomsdale, Mo. This evening they'll be ready to take cash for everything from collectibles to barbecue...
Area Obama supporters gathering to watch speech tonight (08/28/08)
Obama supporters gather to watch speech Local supporters of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama will gather for a convention watching party beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2136 William St., in Cape Girardeau. Obama will be making his speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination at Invesco Field, a professional football stadium that seats 75,000. ...
Route E reduced to one lane in Scott County today (08/28/08)
SCOTT COUNTY - Route E will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews cut brush next to the roadway. This section of roadway is located from Route N to County Road 333 near Commerce, Mo. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m...
Cape Girardeau police investigating reported rape (08/28/08)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating a reported rape that occurred Tuesday evening, according to Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the police department. Southeast Missouri Hospital contacted police Tuesday night about a patient who wanted to speak with an officer about a rape, Hovis said...
U.S. 61 near Fruitland reduced to one lane today (08/28/08)
U.S. 61 in Cape Girardeau County between Interstate 55 and Route Y in Fruitland will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage work in the northbound and southbound lanes. The work is expected to take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, weather permitting. For additional information, contact MoDOT's customer service center at 888-275-6636. -- Staff reports...
Proposed beer, wine ordinance stirs debate in Marble Hill (08/28/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- An ordinance allowing Marble Hill to sell beer and wine at the Harvest Festival became a hot-button issue with city officials and the public last week during two special hearings. According to Donnia Mayfield, the Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce president, the proposed ordinance would allow the festival beer and wine tasting provided by Thousand Oaks Winery in Patton, Mo., and at future special city events. ...
Need the score? Southeast Missourian launches new text message service (08/28/08)
The Southeast Missourian has launched a new text messaging service that will give readers local news seconds after it occurs. The free service provides greater access to breaking news, high school sports scores, Southeast Missouri State University sports scores, morning headlines and severe weather alerts for Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott and Stoddard counties. ...
Emerson says lowering gas prices will be No. 1 priority for Congress (08/28/08)
Increasing oil supplies to lower prices is the top priority for Congress when it returns to work Sept. 8, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said Wednesday. Emerson, speaking to about 30 members the Cape Girardeau Lions Club, said the issue is even more crucial for residents of small cities and rural areas because of the distances many people must travel to work each day. ...
Wayne County lumber to be put under quarantine (08/28/08)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- Silva, Mo., resident George Ploesser already had six tractor-trailer loads of cut firewood, half meant for St. Louis customers, when authorities were forced to seek quarantines forbidding the removal of ash wood products and nursery trees, as well as all hardwood firewood from Wayne County...
Hannibal mourns girl in "huffing" death (08/28/08)
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) -- Residents of the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal are grieving the death of a 12-year-old girl who inhaled aerosol hair spray. Sierrah Yarbrough was found Sunday in her bed. She was taken to a hospital in Columbia and died Wednesday...
West Nile case in St. Louis County (08/28/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The first human case of West Nile virus in Missouri has been confirmed in a 52-year-old St. Louis County man, health officials said Thursday. The victim, from Normandy, is expected to make a full recovery. He was treated at a hospital last week...
Police: Taser used by Moberly, Mo., officer leaves suspect dead (08/28/08)
MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) -- Police say a 23-year-old suspected drunk driver is dead after an officer fired a Taser at him during a traffic stop in Moberly. Moberly police say Stanley James Harlan was pronounced dead at a hospital after the incident at 12:30 a.m. Thursday...
Hit-and-run crash injures St. Louis officers (08/28/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two St. Louis police officers are hospitalized after a hit-and-run accident. The wreck happened about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Police are searching for three suspects. The officers names were not released. Their conditions were not immediately known, but the injuries were not considered life-threatening...
Federal agency issues warning on popular bassinet (08/28/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents and caregivers to immediately stop using a popular brand of bassinet after the death of a second baby attributed to the product. The warning covers the Simplicity 3-in-1 and Simplicity 4-in-1 bassinets. CPSC spokeswoman Julie Vallese said Thursday the danger is so severe that the agency was compelled to issue the warning late Wednesday ahead of a likely recall...
Shooting in St. Louis leaves 4 hurt (08/28/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Four people, including a 2-year-old girl, are injured after being shot while sitting on their porch in St. Louis. All four are expected to recover. In addition to the girl, two women and a man were injured in the incident around 1:15 p.m. Thursday...
Enrollment surges at the University of Missouri (08/28/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For the seventh straight year, more students than ever are attending the University of Missouri's flagship campus. In some quarters, that's a cause for celebration. More students mean more tuition dollars, and often a higher national profile...
Study won't sway firm on cheaper eye medication (08/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- What does a company do when there's anecdotal evidence that two of its drugs are equally effective in treating a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, one costing patients $60 per treatment and the other $2,000? In the case of Genentech Inc., nothing...
Billionaire Soros behind Massachusetts effort to decriminalize marijuana (08/28/08)
BOSTON -- A measure that would decriminalize minor marijuana-possession cases is on the ballot in Massachusetts largely because of one man: billionaire financier and liberal activist George Soros. Of the $429,000 collected last year by the group advancing the measure, $400,000 came from Soros, who has championed similar efforts in several states and spent $24 million to fight President Bush's 2004 re-election bid. ...
Nervous Gulf Coast watches approach of brewing Gustav (08/28/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- On the eve of Hurricane Katrina's third anniversary, a nervous New Orleans watched Wednesday as another storm threatened to test everything the city has rebuilt, and officials made preliminary plans to evacuate people, pets and hospitals in an attempt to avoid a Katrina-style chaos...
Arctic sea ice drops to second-lowest level on record (08/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- More ominous signs Wednesday have scientists saying that a global warming "tipping point" in the Arctic seems to be happening before their eyes: Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is at its second-lowest level in about 30 years. The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that sea ice in the Arctic now covers about 2.03 million square miles. The lowest point since satellite measurements began in 1979 was 1.65 million square miles set last September...
Prosecutors seek to cut years off lobbyist Abramoff's prison term (08/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department on Wednesday recommended a dramatic reduction in the prison sentence of imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who became the key witness against lawmakers and congressional aides he spent years corrupting. Prosecutors asked federal judges in Washington and Florida to shave years of prison time of his sentence, citing his work in an FBI investigation that sent numerous powerful people to prison and contributed to the Republican Party's loss of Congress...
Scientists make mouse cells change identity to make insulin (08/28/08)
NEW YORK -- Scientists have transformed one type of cell into another in living mice, a big step toward the goal of growing replacement tissues to treat a variety of diseases. The cell identity switch turned ordinary pancreas cells into the rarer type that churns out insulin, essential for preventing diabetes. But its implications go beyond diabetes to a host of possibilities, scientists said...
Democrats choose Obama in thunderous acclamation (08/28/08)
DENVER -- Barack Obama stepped into history Wednesday night, the first black American to win a major party presidential nomination, as thousands of Democrats transformed their convention hall into a joyful, shouting celebration. Former rival Hillary Rodham Clinton asked delegates to the party convention to make their verdict unanimous "in the spirit of unity, with the goal of victory." And they did, with a roar...
Dead Sea Scrolls to be displayed on Internet (08/28/08)
JERUSALEM -- Scientists using American space technology have started a huge project to digitally photograph the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known version of the Hebrew Bible, and post it on the Internet for all to see, Israeli authorities said Wednesday...
Hijackers of Darfur plane surrender in Libyan lounge (08/28/08)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Two Sudanese men, armed with handguns and the threat of explosives, stormed the cockpit of the Boeing 737, taking control just minutes into the flight. Passengers said the hijackers remained calm but they still spent a night in fear...
Iraq's holy city of Najaf witnessing an economic boom (08/28/08)
NAJAF, Iraq -- The city's first airport is weeks away from opening, but already a bigger one is talked about. Land prices are soaring. Merchants say they don't remember business ever being so good. Four years ago, Najaf was an urban battlefield with American troops fighting Shiite militiamen loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. ...
West warns Russia to change its course on Georgia (08/28/08)
TBILISI, Georgia -- Western leaders warned Russia on Wednesday to "change course," hoping to keep a conflict that already threatens a key nuclear pact and could affect the U.S. meat and poultry industry from broadening into a new Cold War. Moscow said it was NATO expansion and Western support for Georgia that was causing the new East-West divisions, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin lashed out at the United States for using military ships to deliver humanitarian aid to Georgia...
Ohio Valley Conference preview (08/28/08)
Enrollment: 9,207 Located: Clarksville, Tenn. Coach: Rick Christophel, 7-4 in second season at Austin Peay and overall 2007 record: 7-4 (5-3, T-3rd OVC) I-AA playoff appearances: none Stadium: Governors Stadium (10,000) Returning starters: 16 (6 offense, 10 defense)...
Redhawks: White willing to open up offense for Lillard (08/28/08)
Southeast Missouri State offense won't be on as tight a leash as the last two years. That's what offensive coordinator Vincent White says. The reason? Because White and Southeast coach Tony Samuel have plenty of confidence in the leadership and decision-making ability of senior quarterback Houston Lillard...
Scott City: Running game gets burst of speed (08/28/08)
Senior running back Caleb Gray has good reason to be excited about the regular season starting this week after sitting out much of last fall with three second-degree torn ligaments in his right shoulder. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Gray said his shoulder feels 100 percent and he's ready to go...
Chaffee: Winning season provides spark (08/28/08)
The challenge for the Chaffee football program will be following the school's best season since 1990. But that's better than following the 16 losing seasons that took place in between. Coach Charlie Vickery heads into his fourth season in his second tenure at his alma mater with a different challenge — replacing important players at some key positions after the 6-4 campaign...
St. Vincent: Perennial winner seeks answers (08/28/08)
Forgive St. Vincent football coach Keith Winkler if he seems a bit out of sorts this month. First, he is trying to turn around the Indians following their first losing season in Winkler's eight years. And now, he has just three weeks from the opening of practice to the opening of the season to get the Indians on track...
Redhawks' vocal leader hopes to go out a winner (08/28/08)
Senior Kendall Magana's attitude about his time spent at Southeast Missouri State has changed significantly since his freshman year. "Being 10 hours away from home ... I didn't know what my future held," the Texas native said. "Now I have a much clearer picture. I wouldn't change coming here at all."...
Jackson: New line, same old Zweigart (08/28/08)
Senior running back Adam Zweigart is on a mission to help lead the Indians to their first football state title in school history. "I think our team's goal is that we're going to actually make it through the playoffs this time and we're going to win state this year," Zweigart said. "I'm calling it. We're going. And we're winning."...
Players must find balance between health, size (08/28/08)
Jackson linebacker Blake Peiffer recently engaged in a conversation about the size of high school football players with his father, Dan Peiffer, a former National Football League center who played for the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins before retiring in 1980...
Central: Can Cantrell do it for Tigers? (08/28/08)
Cantrell Andrews is well aware of who was the best local running back in 2007. The Central senior is ready to prove that he can be the best area back in 2008. "My focus is [Jackson's] Adam Zweigart," Andrews said. "I'm in competition with him right now. He doesn't know right now, but I'm looking at him."...
Perryville: These Pirates will travel by land (08/28/08)
Senior Brent Roth is not trying to become another Kris Cottner. "Cottner is gone," Roth said. "He ran his way, and I'm going to run my way." Roth will take over the duties of starting running back for the Pirates, replacing Cottner, a 2008 graduate who was considered one of the top running backs in Southeast Missouri over the past two falls. Cottner sprinted for 2,382 yards and scored 18 touchdowns...
Redhawks: Year 3 - Significant improvement? (08/28/08)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel believes year three of any rebuilding program often results in significant improvement. That happened to Samuel at Division I-A New Mexico State, when he led the Aggies to a 6-5 record in 1999 for only their third winning season in 32 years...
Redhawks: Nowhere to go but up for defense with eight starters back (08/28/08)
The graduation of star linebacker Adam Casper left some big shoes to fill for Southeast Missouri State's defense. Casper, a two-time first-team all-Ohio Valley Conference selection, led the OVC in tackles last year. But as good as Casper was, the 2007 Redhawks finished next-to-last in the OVC in scoring defense (35.2 points per game) and total defense (424.4 yards per game)...
Offenses capitalize on technology, innovation to light up scoreboards at unprecedented level (08/28/08)
Football teams are giving scoreboards a tougher workout then they did 25 years ago. The 10 football teams in the SEMO North and South divisions were involved in a combined 33 games in which 40 or more points were scored by at least one team last fall...
New coach stresses continuity (08/28/08)
(Editor's note: Reporter Christopher Smith spent Aug. 11, the first day of fall practice, with Jackson's new football coach, Van Hitt. Here is an account of Hitt's first day of practice as Jackson's coach) By Christopher Smith Southeast Missourian...
Reinagel perfect in Notre Dame's season opener (08/28/08)
Wednesday was the opening day of the high school softball season for Notre Dame, but junior all-state pitcher Lauren Reinagel was in midseason form. Reinagel pitched a perfect game against host Central in a 5-0 victory, striking out the first 13 batters she faced before the Tigers put a ball in play. She finished with 17 strikeouts, including the final three batters she faced...
Delta shuts out Rams (08/28/08)
The Delta softball team opened its season Wednesday with a 1-0 victory over Scott City. Jodi Menz went 2-for-3 and drove in the game's lone run for the Bobcats. Kendra Burnett earned the win, while the Rams' Melanie Lacey suffered the loss Scott City0000000--052...
Redhawks open season tonight (08/28/08)
It's highly unlikely the Southeast Missouri State football team will overlook its season-opening opponent. Even if Division II Southwest Baptist University went 0-11 and was outscored 494-240 last year. All the Redhawks have to do to muster plenty of respect for SBU is remember what happened against the Bearcats in 2007...
Southeast hopes to ride experience to top-three finishes (08/28/08)
Southeast Missouri State cross country coach Miles Krieger knows his teams are long shots to contend for Ohio Valley Conference titles. That's mainly due to the presence of perennial OVC power Eastern Kentucky, which swept last year's championships and are favored heavily to repeat...
HomecomersQueens (08/28/08)
We're all blest (08/28/08)
Aug. 28, 2008 Dear Patty, I don't find myself in church very often. Organized religion might tempt me more if it were more disorganized, welcomed the downtrodden and the mystical. If a service made you feel better rather than worse. Worst of all is to go to church and feel nothing at all...
Highlights of Hollywood's fall, holiday schedule (08/28/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Highlights of the fall film slate (release dates are subject to change, and some films will play in limited release): Late August-September APPALOOSA: Hired lawman (Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris) take on a tough rancher (Jeremy Irons) in a Western directed by Harris. Renee Zellweger co-stars...
Missouri Botanical Garden festival celebrates Japanese culture (08/28/08)
A little Asian culture comes to St. Louis during the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Saturday, Sunday and Monday will highlight dozens of different aspects of Japanese culture, from the aikido martial arts demonstrations to sumo wrestling and the Bon Odori...
Hip-hop CD to benefit Negro Leagues museum (08/28/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A museum dedicated to a baseball league that few thought would last is getting a boost from a musical genre that was expected to have a similarly short existence. Some of the top names in hip-hop -- Kanye West, Akon and T-Pain among them -- are performing on a compilation CD being released in October to benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City...
Review: Thriller-like suspense drives 'The Good Thief' (08/28/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:Hannah Tinti treats readers of her first novel much like a runaway train does its passengers: She takes off on her fantastical tale knowing they'll have no choice but to hang on to see how things end. The hero of "The Good Thief" is 11-year-old Ren. He's the agent of persuasion at the center of a story that at various points involves a giant returned from the dead, a roof-dwelling dwarf and grave robbers who can win over even the most callous cynics...
George Clooney, Brad Pitt leave personal questions open (08/28/08)
VENICE, Italy -- George Clooney and Brad Pitt: bachelor and family man. Inevitably, a news conference Wednesday promoting their new Coen brothers film, "Burn After Reading," turned to the birth of Pitt's twins with partner Angelina Jolie, and whether his good friend would ever settle down...
Best-sellers 8/28/08 (08/28/08)
1. "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer 2. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer 3. "New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer 4. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow 5. "Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer
good bets 8/28/08 (08/28/08)
LIVE MUSIC Doug E. Weekly gig with Tunes at Twilight guest Bruce Zimmerman Where: Stooges, Jackson When: 7 to 11 p.m. today Tunes at Twilight Local bluesman Bruce Zimmerman will please the crowd. Where: Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo...
Scott City's Berghoff's Cafe fills tables with county cooking (08/28/08)
Locals are never alarmed to see two or three police cars outside Bergoff's Cafe in Scott City. Crime doesn't bring them there, the food does. "There's nothing here that isn't good," said Mary Beth Long, who has been a server at the Main Street restaurant since October...
ARTifacts 8/28/08 (08/28/08)
Sikeston holds tryouts for youth production @SL_body_copy_ragged:SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Little Theatre will produce a youth production of "The Importance of Being Earnest." The play will be directed and staffed by students in grades seven to 12. Tryouts will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, and 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center, 506 S. Kings-highway in Sikeston. For more information, call 573-481-0255...
Movies for fall: Bond's back, Hollywood does high school (08/28/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Harry Potter pulled a disappearing act from Hollywood's fall and holiday schedule, his sixth big-screen adventure bumped from this November into next summer. That leaves a little more room to roam at the box office for the likes of James Bond, a vampire heartthrob, the "High School Musical" kids and all those talking cartoon critters studios are about to unleash...
Movie review: Annoying sorority girls hit the big screen in "The House Bunny" (08/28/08)
In "The House Bunny" Anna Faris stars as Shelley Darlingson, a girl that lives in the Playboy Mansion until she gets kicked out for being 27 years old, too old for the "Hefmiester." Once out of the house she stumbles upon a university and decides to become a house mother for a lame sorority that's about to be kicked off campus. ...
New on DVD 8/28/08 (08/28/08)
"What Happens In Vegas" Cameron Diaz is a jilted Wall Streeter, Ashton Kutcher's an out-of-work carpenter. The two get hitched on a drunken whim in Las Vegas then go to extremes to scheme each other out of the $3 million jackpot they won. The movie comes in a single-disc DVD with the theatrical version or a two-disc DVD and Blu-ray high-definition sets with an extended cut...
Artful monstrosities: Sculptures will decorate the lawn near Edward Bernard Gallery for month of September (08/28/08)
If you're traveling on West Drive in the next few days, don't be alarmed by the metal monstrosities outside the Edward Bernard Gallery. When most people think of a sculpture, clay or ice might come to mind. But clay can break and ice will melt. Metal, on the other hand, is malleable and is a durable medium from which to create art...
Six sue former Mo. plant owners for illnessess (08/28/08)
CAMERON, Mo. -- Six residents of this northwest Missouri town have filed lawsuits against the owners of a long-closed insulation factory that they claim helped cause a rash of brain cancers and other illnesses. The six residents filed a total of five lawsuits in Clinton County demanding monetary damages from companies linked to Rockwool Industries. That company, which turned iron into fiber insulation at a plant three miles west of Cameron, dissolved in 1991...
Finances worry retiree delegates (08/28/08)
CHICAGO -- Today's retirees live in what may be the waning days of retirement's golden age, enjoying the full benefits of Social Security and company pensions in many cases. But their concerns are growing, and not just because of advancing age. Living on a fixed income has gotten much tougher in a turbulent economy, health insurance premiums are rising and the value of many of their homes is falling...
Imogene Brooks (08/28/08)
Imogene Sevella Brooks, 80, of Jackson died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Monticello House. She was born May 30, 1928, in Jackson, daughter of George and Ethel Nanney Schreiner. She and Melvin Brooks were married Nov. 18, 1944. Survivors include her husband; a son, Ron Brooks of Phoenix; a daughter, Faye Hirsch of St. Louis; three sisters, Mary Long and Marie Newell of St. Louis, Karen Bowers of Millersville; a brother, David Schreiner of Manteno, Ill.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild...
Bertha Carr (08/28/08)
Bertha R. Carr, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Vin Owens (08/28/08)
Vin L. Owens, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 11, 1934, in Jackson, son of Isac "Ike" and Erma Sides Owens. He and Judy K. King were married Oct. 30, 1965. Owens attended school in Jackson...
Lucille Steimle (08/28/08)
Lucille G. Steimle, 84, of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. She was born Dec. 13, 1923, in Evanston, Ill., daughter of Julius and Sophie Grabowski Janicki. She and Joseph J. Steimle were married May 10, 1947, in Evanston. He died June 11, 1979...
Gerald Stortz (08/28/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gerald F. Stortz, 77, of Perryville passed away Aug. 26, 2008, at independence Care Center in Perryville. He was born Dec. 18, 1930, the son of Fred F. and Pearl C. Smith Stortz. He is survived by three daughters, Kay (Larry) Schindler, Linda (Jerry) Baughman and Sue Stortz; a sister, Sheila Martens; four grandchildren, Doug and Chris Schindler, Nicole Bilek, Tara Bruckerhoff; and five great-grandchildren. ...
Edward Purcell (08/28/08)
Edward K. Purcell, 84, of Brookings, S.D., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Brookview Manor. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home...
Births 8/28/08 (08/28/08)
Dannenmueller Daughter to Daniel Lee and Melinda Dawn Dannenmueller Jr. of Harrisburg, Mo., formerly of Whitewater, Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kan., 9:41 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008. Name, Madeline Sue. Weight, 6 pounds, 3 ounces. First child. ...
Fire report 8/28/08 (08/28/08)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: n A fluid spill on East Main Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n Emergency medical service on South Shawnee Boulevard. n A motor vehicle accident on West Jackson Boulevard...
Police report 8/28/08 (08/28/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Tony L. Harris Sr., 46, of 210 S. Hanover St., No. 9, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, no operator's license, no seat belt and failure to display two head lamps...
Correction 8/28/08 (08/28/08)
n In Tuesday's article "Who Owns Cape," the article should have stated that Coldwell Bankers owns King's Center, 1131 N. Kingshighway.
Obama out of touch (08/28/08)
As I have said before, you have to credit Missouri's junior senator, Claire McCaskill. There she was Monday night in front of millions touting the accomplishments and life struggles of Sen. Barack Obama on his road to the Democratic nomination for president. Not bad for a relatively new political force from a blue state...
Music makes the polls go round (08/28/08)
I signed up to vote at an Eddie Vedder concert. Since moving to Missouri I've made time for work, downtown concerts, art openings and golf. I hadn't, however, found the time to register to vote. The concert marked the end of Vedder's solo tour. Before it started, I was wandering around the lobby and was stopped by the dude at the Rock the Vote/HeadCount table. I asked him what he was doing there and what happened to Rock the Vote...
Green Bear program (08/28/08)
When Leasa Stone witnessed something horrible, she mourned. And then she acted. Stone, a foster mother, grieved the death of a 2-year-old in 2000, a child she had earlier cared for. The death was the result of alleged abuse by the child's father. Stone, also a pediatric nurse, said she did not want to see the child die in vain, so she started the Green Bear program, named after the child's favorite comfort toy...
More than two parties available (08/28/08)
To the editor: I wish the American people realized the options they had available to them. I don't like the candidates for the Republicans or Democrats either, but instead of voting for who I perceive to be the better of two poor choices, I intend to vote for the Constitution party candidate, Pastor Chuck Baldwin. You can find information about the campaign at http://baldwin08.com...
Union legislation raises questions (08/28/08)
To the editor: The article regarding the union official promoting legislation that would allow unions to side-step a worker's right for a free, democratic election to determine union representation raises a couple questions. First, the title "Employee Free Choice Act" seems like one of those misnomers that should immediately arouse suspicion. ...
Speak Out 8/28/08 (08/28/08)
Pro-choice VP candidate MCCAIN WILL have my vote more than ever if he picks a pro-choice candidate. In fact, that's what I have against McCain now is his pro-life stand. I don't know if it's enough to keep me from voting for him but it certainly is a concern of mine. As a 50-year-old woman, I just want a pro-choice president but that won't be the only issue I vote on...
storage tank (08/28/08)
storage tank (08/28/08)
Brothers from another mother (08/28/08)
Jack and Ollie love each other. They fight sometimes like brothers do, but they play together, sleep side by side, and even groom each other.
Meet Charlie (08/28/08)
Charlie likes to act tough, but loves to snuggle. His favorite toy is a yellow "Booda" sqeaky bone.
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