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Evacuees may land in Cape (08/30/08)
Hurricane evacuees from Louisiana may find their way to Cape Girardeau. Cape Girardeau County announced today that it will offer temporary shelters as part of a statewide response. Southeast Missourian reporter Peg McNichol will follow this story as it develops...
Southeast Missouri State Golden Eagles felt like celebrities in Scotland (08/30/08)
In Scotland, Tyler Scantlan felt like a celebrity. He became accustomed to getting stopped along the Royal Mile, posing for photographs or answering questions about his role in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Performing for crowds of 10,000 people became routine, especially after 26 performances in 23 days. He took up the habit of wearing a kilt when he would frequent pubs, often securing special prices when people would realize his band affiliation...
Boil-water order extended in Chaffee (08/30/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — The boil-water order for people using the municipal water supply in Chaffee has been extended through the holiday weekend, according to Jack Baker, environmental section chief of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Poplar Bluff office...
Swingle happy with changes to Mo. law barring felons from having guns (08/30/08)
An amendment to Missouri's law preventing felons from possessing firearms took effect Thursday. The revised law closed several loopholes that previously made it a weak statute, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle said. Swingle said he favored the changes to the law because the previous wording created circumstances that allowed all but the "most unlucky" of offenders to avoid prosecution...
Jones seeks advice on closing meetings (08/30/08)
A quiet conversation Thursday between Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones and 2nd District Commissioner Jay Purcell illustrates a question about what can and can't be discussed in a closed meeting. It also speaks to the heart of the Sunshine Law suit Purcell filed against the commission in May...
Caruthersville man arrested on suspicion of committing string of Bootheel burglaries (08/30/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- More than a dozen burglaries may have been solved and $20,0000 in stolen property recovered following the arrest of a Caruthersville man. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Caruthersville officers were called to investigate a burglary at the State Public Defender's Office, 407 Walker St., according to a news release issued by Caruthersville police chief Chris Riggs. Entry was made through the back of the building, and several electronic items were missing...
FEMA approves funds for Missouri flood relief (08/30/08)
FEMA approves funds for Missouri flood relief ST. LOUIS -- The federal government has approved more than $6 million in disaster aid for Missouri residents and businesses that suffered flood damage. Part of the money consists of grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. ...
St. Louis teacher leads student excursions (08/30/08)
ST. LOUIS -- It was dusk, the field trip to a pond almost over. Parkway North High School biology teacher Russ Barton and his students began walking to their cars. Barton suddenly stopped, pointed his flashlight into the brush and dove in. The students heard a thump. And out walked Barton, holding a stunned opossum...
IRS preparing for push to notify thousands in Missouri about checks (08/30/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Paula Willett is looking over the September calendar like a general, trying to figure when and how best to strike. Her target: more than 24,000 people in the five counties making up metropolitan Kansas City who the Internal Revenue Service says haven't filed the necessary tax return to get the federal economic stimulus rebate most Americans received earlier this summer. The deadline to file for the payment is Oct. 15...
McCain bringing large political crew to Missouri (08/30/08)
McCain bringing large political crew to Missouri JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- John McCain will be joined by his new running mate and numerous big-name politicians when he comes to Missouri this weekend. McCain plans a rally Sunday at a minor-league baseball park in the St. ...
Nagin orders mandatory evacuation of New Orleans (08/30/08)
The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- Mayor Ray Nagin is ordering the mandatory evacuation of New Orleans, turning informal advice to flee from the approaching Hurricane Gustav into an official order to get out. Nagin said Saturday that the evacuation becomes mandatory at 8 a.m. Sunday on the city's vulnerable west bank. It becomes mandatory on the east bank at noon...
McCain taps Alaska governor for VP (08/30/08)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Republican John McCain introduced first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate Friday, a selection of a fellow maverick designed to get an edge in the White House race. "She's exactly who I need. She's exactly who this country needs to help me fight the same old Washington politics of 'Me first and country second,'" McCain declared as the pair stood together for the first time at a boisterous rally in Ohio just days before the opening of the party's national convention.. ...
Acquittal of ex-Marine sparks law debate (08/30/08)
SAN DIEGO -- Some members of the civilian jury that acquitted a former Marine accused of war crimes in Iraq say they weren't qualified to judge actions in combat, and military and legal experts said the case raises serious questions about whether federal prosecutors should even pursue such cases...
Deaths related to drunken driving decrease in 32 states (08/30/08)
WASHINGTON -- Drunken-driving deaths fell in 32 states in 2007, the government reported Thursday, but alcohol-related fatalities increased among motorcycle riders in half the states. Nearly 13,000 people were killed in crashes in which the driver had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08, the legal limit in the United States, or at higher levels...
New Orleans residents urged to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Gustav (08/30/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- Police with bullhorns plan to go street to street this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of last resort. The doors to the Superdome will be locked. Those who stay will be on their own...
Church given $3 million lottery ticket (08/30/08)
PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. -- A New York pastor said one of his congregants donated a winning lottery ticket worth $3 million to his church. Pastor Bertrand Crabbe of the True North Community Church in Port Jefferson said the donor, who asked to remain anonymous, donated the "Ba Da Bling" scratch-off ticket immediately after realizing he won...
Absenteeism report irks federal employees (08/30/08)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has been checking up on the attendance records of federal employees. And he doesn't like what he's found. Civil servants have been away from their jobs without permission much too often in recent years, Coburn said in a new report. Records from 17 federal agencies and the U.S. Postal Service show that workers were absent without leave for 19.6 million hours between 2001 and 2007, the study found...
Phelps stays busy after Olympics with string of appearances (08/30/08)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Michael Phelps and his eight gold medals are everywhere these days. The swimmer celebrated his record-breaking haul from the Beijing Games with a parade Friday at Walt Disney World and is going to be one of the 150 Olympians on the season premiere of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."...
Two airliners nearly collide over Atlantic (08/30/08)
WASHINGTON -- Two airliners were one minute from colliding when at least one of the planes turned away from the other over the Atlantic Ocean this week, federal authorities said Friday. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating an incident in which a Delta Air Lines flight and a Russian-registered passenger jet were heading toward each other Thursday north of Puerto Rico when cockpit alarms went off...
Neurochemical research shows more effective approach to swatting flies (08/30/08)
Ever wonder why it is so hard to swat flies? It's because they don't just fly away from impending doom. They first jump in a direction that takes them away from the swatter, said California Institute of Technology bioengineer Michael Dickinson. Dickinson said fly swatters should lead the fly like a trap shooter, anticipating the jump...
Gas prices up as Gustav threatens Gulf refineries (08/30/08)
NEW YORK -- Retail gas prices swung higher Friday -- the first increase in 43 days -- as analysts warned that a direct hit on U.S. energy infrastructure by Hurricane Gustav could send pump prices hurtling toward $5 a gallon. Meanwhile, oil prices ended the day slightly lower, falling for a second straight session. ...
Georgia to cut diplomatic ties with Moscow (08/30/08)
TBILISI, Georgia -- Georgia severed diplomatic ties with Moscow on Friday to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory. Russia said the move would only make things worse. With European Union leaders set to discuss Monday how to deal with Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned Europe not to do America's bidding and said Moscow does not fear Western sanctions...
Pakistan's deposed president unlikely to flee, is building high-security home (08/30/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Predictions that Pervez Musharraf will have to flee Pakistan to escape treason charges have died along with the coalition that drove him from the presidency. The ex-general can now eye comfortable -- though high-security -- retirement in the luxury villa, complete with a swimming pool and strawberry patch, that he is building in an elite suburb of the capital...
Serb leader refuses to enter plea on war crimes charges (08/30/08)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic made a defiant stand before a U.N. court preparing to try him on genocide charges, refusing to enter pleas Friday and branding the tribunal a NATO proxy out to "liquidate" him. Judge Iain Bonomy entered not guilty pleas on Karadzic's behalf on 11 counts, which also include charges of crimes against humanity, allowing pretrial proceedings to proceed even though he rejects the court's legitimacy...
Georgians uprooted in South Ossetia (08/30/08)
Editor's note: Associated Press writer Yuras Karmanau spent 11 days traveling independently through the battle zones. By YURAS KARMANAU The Associated Press KSUISI, Georgia -- After Georgian soldiers stormed South Ossetia and killed Vitaly Guzitayev's friend, he hid in the woods. Once the Georgians left, he set fire to the elegant brick homes of ethnic Georgians who lived nearby...
Scott City opens season with 14-6 win over Malden (08/30/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Senior Jake Campbell participated in his first football game in four years Friday night. But he looked liked he had been playing the sport his entire life. Campbell, who joined the team after not playing since eighth grade, started to heat up running the football after the Malden defense prevented Scott City from picking up a first down until late in the second quarter...
Big plays hurt Jackson in 32-31 loss to Riverview (08/30/08)
ST. LOUIS -- It didn't take Van Hitt long to have his first major decision as Jackson's football coach. Hitt took over the Jackson varsity job this season after 29 years as an assistant. His Indians scored a touchdown with 30 seconds to play Friday night to pull within one point of Riverview Gardens in the season opener for both teams...
Parkway North dishes out 42-6 loss to Central (08/30/08)
ST. CHARLES -- On his knees in the end zone, Shawn Hammock pounded his fist into the artificial turf. The Central football team was just stuffed on fourth-and-goal from the 3-yard line and the senior offensive lineman wasn't happy about it. The game was a night of near misses for the Tigers, and the frustration got to the fiery Hammock...
Perryville gives new coach first victory (08/30/08)
The Jim May era at Perryville High School opened with a win Friday night. The Pirates attacked Pacific on the ground, rolling to a 23-2 victory in the football opener for both teams. "It's always nice to win the opener," May said. "We didn't play as well as we would have liked, but a win is a win."...
Redhawks soccer falls 1-0 to Missouri St. in belated debut (08/30/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team dropped its pushed-back season opener Friday night. But coach Heather Nelson did not seem very disturbed by the 1-0 defeat to visiting Missouri State. Southeast lost seven of its 11 starters from last year's squad that won Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and tournament championships...
On a mission: Teen spends month in Panama (08/30/08)
While some teenagers spent their summer on a short mission trip with their church youth groups, Zach Reeves of Cape Girardeau took the mission trip experience a step further. Zach, 16 and a junior at Cape Girardeau Central High School, spent a month in Panama with Real Impact Missions, based in Tulsa, Okla...
Religion briefs 8/30/08 (08/30/08)
Christ Episcopal Church introduces Serenity Mass The Serenity Mass will be held every Sunday at 6:15 p.m. in the foyer of Christ Episcopal Church, inside the red door at 101 N. Fountain St. The Serenity Mass was first conceived to appeal to people who began their journey of spiritual growth in a 12-step recovery program. For more information, call the Rev. Bob Towner at 450-3263 or e-mail rector@clas.net...
A thought for Labor Day this year: Trust God, pray hard and dream big (08/30/08)
Labor Day has become a day of parades, politics and picnics. This day on our national calendar is set aside to recall the poor working conditions of the Industrial Revolution. Those conditions influenced the writings of Upton Sinclair, which brought government leaders to push for child labor laws and eventually bought a day free from labor to remind all that life is more than work. Today Labor Day also marks the mental end of summer and the beginning of fall...
It's a blessing to be busy (08/30/08)
Nothing is new about thinking we're too busy nowadays. The condition is written about and talked about and complained about, but not a lot is done to fix it. People, myself included, get out of one project only to begin something else. One often dreams about a time when he can sit back and take it easy. Thankfully, listening to a couple viewpoints on being too busy changed my mind about staying occupied...
Michael Jackson turns 50, says 'the best is yet to come' (08/30/08)
NEW YORK -- Michael Jackson marked a personal milestone Friday: his 50th birthday. The 13-time Grammy winner, who has sold more than 750 million albums, told ABC News' "Good Morning America" that he's "looking forward to doing a lot of great things. ... I think the best is yet to come in my true humble opinion."...
Stocks end lower on personal income data (08/30/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street tumbled Friday after the government said personal incomes fell last month by the largest amount in nearly three years while consumer spending slowed. The Dow Jones industrial average more than 170 points, while a disappointing profit report from computer maker Dell Inc. weighed on the technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index...
Larry Ritchey (08/30/08)
Larry Ritchey FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Larry Dewayne Ritchey, 59, of Fredericktown died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 12, 1949, in St. Louis, son of Tom and Bernice Delong Ritchey. Richey had worked as store manager at Napa Auto Parts in Florida...
Betty Rich (08/30/08)
Betty Rich ANNA, Ill. -- Betty Rich, 92, of Austin, Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, in Austin. She was born Jan. 10, 1916, in Union County, Ill., daughter of Leon Gambetta and Ethel Davis Richardson. She and James Woodrow Rich were married Sept. 20, 1936...
Margaret Trawick (08/30/08)
Margaret Trawick Margaret A. "Chicken" Trawick, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 14, 1942, in Fresno, Calif., daughter of Demar and Nova Love Lewis. She and Fred Trawick were married Sept. 29, 1960...
Alice Winkler (08/30/08)
Alice Winkler PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alice Aleen Winkler, 80, of Perryville died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at her home. She was born July 4, 1928, in Madison County, Mo., daughter of Elza John and Mary Hendrix White. She and William Winkler were married July 27, 1946...
Births 8/30/08 (08/30/08)
Smith Son to Kirk Wayne and Kristy Lynn Smith of Patton, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. Name, Riley Wayne. Weight, 7 pounds. Mrs. Smith is the former Kristy Crites, daughter of Keith and Sharon Crites of Jackson. She is employed at Woodland Elementary School. Smith is the son of Gena and Mike Welker of Patton. He is employed by Coca-Cola...
Fire Report 8/30/08 (08/30/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 4:17 p.m., an odor investigation in the 200 block of Good Hope Street. n At 6:59 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of New Madrid Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Police Report 8/30/08 (08/30/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Gabriel R. Yanes, 24, 121 E. Rodney St., Unit D2, was arrested on a parole violation warrant. n Michelle L. Tollett, 17, of 1217 College st., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for stealing...
Out of the Past 8/30/08 (08/30/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 30, 1983 A proposition calling for the levying of a 3 percent motel/hotel gross receipts tax and a 1 percent restaurant tax will be on the November ballot in Cape Girardeau if the Chamber of Commerce has its way; the money initially would be used to help finance a tourism and convention bureau for the town...
Welcome, students (08/30/08)
There's a different feel in and near downtown Cape Girardeau these days. A certain bustle that coincides with the start of the university's fall semester. More cars. More foot traffic. More people. By now students have had a chance to see their first football game of the year, had a chance to get a feel for the university and the city...
Actions, not ancestry, should be issue with Barack Obama (08/30/08)
To the editors: I am sure that Michael Jensen's editorial Thursday is just the beginning of a plethora of Republican biased columns extolling to the public what good the Republican party will do for you by way of making personal attacks on Democrats. I would like to point out, however, that none of us can choose where we came from, nor can we choose our families...
Speak Out 8/30/08 (08/30/08)
Violation of privacy I WOULD like to ask people about this: I had to take my mother to family services/ welfare department in Cape Girardeau. They have a form where they're asking people to register to vote but if the person doesn't want to register to vote, then they want them to sign a form stating they're not going to be a registered voter. ...
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