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Stories from Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fire damages Cape Girardeau go-cart structures (09/02/08)
A Tuesday morning fire severely damaged buildings at the Big River Grandprix go-cart track in Cape Girardeau. Fire fighters arrived on the scene shortly after the fire was reported at 3:50 a.m. Any additional updates can be found throughout the day online at semissourian.com and in Wednesday's print edition of the Southeast Missourian....
Jackson man charged with shooting his wife with bow and arrow (09/02/08)
A Jackson man was charged Tuesday with domestic assault and armed criminal action after allegedly shooting his ex-wife in the back with a bow and arrow. Cape Girardeau County officers received a call around 3:20 p.m. Monday to respond to 125 Barton Lane in Jackson...
Poplar Bluff National Guard goes to Louisiana to aid in hurricane recovery (09/02/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — Approximately 200 members of the Poplar Bluff-based 205th Military Police Battalion have been sent to the Gulf Coast to help with evacuation orders issued before Hurricane Gustav made landfall Monday. Gov. Matt Blunt issued mobilization orders Saturday, with a total of 1,300 Missouri soldiers responding, according to Unit Public Affairs Representative Alexandria West...
Two-vehicle accident results in no injuries (09/02/08)
A Ford Explorer rear ended a Toyota Corolla shortly after 7:45 a.m. today at the intersection of Kingshighway and Lexington Avenue in Cape Girardeau. Officers arrived on the scene shortly afterwards. The accident resulted in minor damage to the vehicles and no injuries were reported...
Chaffee boil-water order continues (09/02/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The boil-water order for Chaffee's municipal water supply remains in effect more than a week after being issued. Bottled water is selling briskly, according to employees of area stores, though plenty could be found on shelves Tuesday afternoon at the Food Giant and Dollar Store...
Piazzi live tonight on 'America's Got Talent' (09/02/08)
Matthew Piazzi works as a voice-over artist in New York, and is the son of Southeast Missouri State University voice instructor Judith Farris, a Cape Girardeau native. The New Yorker spent much of his childhood in Cape Girardeau. His talents include comedy, acting, impersonations and playing piano...
Fire at Cape Girardeau go cart track was intentionally set, investigators say (09/02/08)
Investigators have determined that an early morning fire at Big River Grand Prix go cart track in Cape Girardeau was intentionally set, according to an investigator with the state fire marshal's office. "There are things about it that warrant further investigation, " said investigator Butch Amann...
Julian to face manslaughter trial Sept. 29 in Fulton, Mo. (09/02/08)
A jury trial is set for Steven R. Julian, a fugitive apprehension agent for the Missouri Department of Corrections. Julian faces manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Zachary C. Snyder, 23, at a Themis Street apartment complex in February. The trial begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 29 in Fulton, Mo., after a change of venue to Callaway County...
Sikeston police find cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy in Friday drug busts (09/02/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana were among the drugs discovered by law enforcement officers following the execution of three search warrants Friday in Sikeston. The effort was a joint investigation by Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the SEMO Drug Task Force...
Classes introduce students to engineering (09/02/08)
Classmates were debating innovations to water bottles when Rita Walter entered class the first day. Tasked with developing a design that would make the bottle a "must-have," students took advantage of the "no restrictions" guidelines. Some suggested adding a GPS tracking system or a retractable straw. What about a computer chip that regulated water temperature? One group recommended installing a sterilizing mouthpiece...
Three-vehicle accident sends Jackson woman to hospital (09/02/08)
A Jackson woman was injured Sunday at 11:30 a.m. during a three-car accident on Highway 61, two miles north of the town, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol crash reports Web site. Ila Niswonger, 86, was injured when a car driven by Robert W. ...
Women seriously injured in Bollinger County two-car accident (09/02/08)
BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. - Two women were seriously injured as one vehicle crossed the centerline of the roadway and struck the other car head-on on Highway 72, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol crash reports Web site. Damage to both vehicles was extensive.Shirley Y. ...
I-55 in Scott County to be reduced to one lane for 2 days (09/02/08)
SCOTT COUNTY -- Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane Wednesday and Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform concrete repairs in the northbound and southbound lanes. This section of the roadway is located from Highway 77 to Route M. Weather permitting, work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, contact MoDOT at 888-275-6636...
Cape family opens home to evacuees (09/02/08)
A Cape Girardeau couple opened their home to a group of French citizens forced to evacuate New Orleans over the weekend before Hurricane Gustav hit, testing the city's new levees. Kristopher Naeger, formerly a local Cape Girardeau artist, and his wife Delphine Roussel, still remember the four days they spent trapped without sufficient water, food, or power after they stayed in the Louisiana city despite the approach of Hurricane Katrina in 2005...
Mo. GOP governor candidate Hulshof banks big money (09/02/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof has taken in more than $1 million after the repeal of Missouri's campaign contribution limits. A state law that took effect on Thursday allows candidates to receive donations of unlimited size. But it requires that contributions of more than $5,000 be reported within 48 hours...
Missouri battling ash borer infestation (09/02/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Now that the emerald ash borer has made its way to Missouri, state experts doubt they can stop its spread. Their focus is on slowing it down. Seven emerald ash borers were found in July in traps at Greenville Recreation Area in southeast Missouri's Wayne County. The small, metallic green beetle is native to Asia. Its larvae burrow into the bark of ash trees, causing trees to starve and die...
Humane Society gets custody of animals seized from southwest Missouri (09/02/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Nearly 370 animals rescued in a raid last month in southwest Missouri are officially the custody of the Humane Society of Missouri and a fish hatchery. A Polk County judge awarded custody Tuesday. The rescue that took place Aug. 12th was the largest animal rescue in the history of the Missouri Humane Society. Among the animals taken from the property near Pleasant Hope were 53 dogs, 43 rabbits, 11 cats, 26 ducks and many other animals ranging from gold fish to goats...
Mo. steps up to help after Hurricane Gustav (09/02/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Hurricane Gustav hit the Gulf Coast hundreds of miles away from Missouri, but there were efforts around the state Tuesday to lend support to those recovery efforts. The Coast Guard set up shop at a federal building in downtown St. Louis to coordinate its activities, Anheuser-Busch provided cans of water instead of beer to spots in need of aid, and emergency shelters were on standby around the state, though largely unused...
Mo. Guard unit arrives - at last - in Louisiana (09/02/08)
MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER Associated Press Writer MINDEN, La. (AP) -- After more than 24 hours on road, a 25-vehicle convoy from the Missouri National Guard arrived Monday in northern Louisiana only hours after Hurricane Gustav hit land farther south, skirting much of New Orleans but still posing a threat...
Shelters on stand-by in Mo. (09/02/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Several American Red Cross emergency shelters remain on stand-by for evacuees from Hurricane Gustav, but so far, no one is staying at any of them. Gustav hit the Gulf Coast as a Category 2 hurricane Monday, leaving parts of New Orleans without power and threatening some levees. It has since been downgraded to a tropical storm...
Missouri governor candidates to debate Sept. 11 (09/02/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's gubernatorial candidates have agreed to debate next week at the University of Missouri-Columbia. But how many debates will occur after that is still up for debate. Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof and Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon both confirm they will participate in a 3:15 p.m. debate on Sept. 11...
Violent night leaves 3 dead in St. Louis (09/02/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- It's been a violent year in St. Louis, and now, three more people are dead after more shootings. The latest incidents happened Monday night and early Tuesday. The shootings were apparently unrelated. In north St. Louis, an apparent drive-by shooting at an auto parts store parking lot left one man dead and another in the hospital. The suspects were last seen driving a late-model silver Ford pickup truck...
Judge's ruling frees Mo. man convicted in 1984 murder (09/02/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis man convicted in a 1984 gas-station killing has been freed from prison on orders of a Cole County judge who ruled the man's capital murder trial was unconstitutionally flawed. Darryl Burton, 46, was scheduled to appear Tuesday at a news conference in Kansas City along with the lawyers and supporters who fought for eight years to have his conviction and life sentence thrown out...
Mo. AG Nixon warns against political robo calls (09/02/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Attorney General Jay Nixon is warning fellow politicians to follow the law when making robo calls. Nixon says his office received hundreds of complaints about automated phone calls in advance of the Aug. 5 primaries. Under federal law, such calls are supposed to identify who's behind them and provide a phone number people can call to get off the automated dialing list...
Municipal entities can join Mo. ballot lawsuit (09/02/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Municipal League can join a lawsuit over an eminent domain ballot measure. They are seeking to keep the proposed restrictions off the November ballot. The secretary of state's office ruled last month that supporters of two proposed constitutional amendments on eminent domain didn't gather enough signatures. ...
Mo. groups help Gulf Coast animals left homeless (09/02/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The executive director of Stray Rescue St. Louis and the Humane Society of Missouri's Disaster Response Unit will help animals left homeless after Hurricane Gustav. KSDK-TV reported that Randy Grim left Sunday night with Jeff Popowich of Best Friends Sanctuary as part of a first responders group traveling to New Orleans...
Hulshof health plan would tap hospitals (09/02/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- To expand health coverage to the uninsured, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof wants to dip deep into the money now paid to hospitals as reimbursement for their charity care. He's following a financial strategy first employed by GOP Gov. Matt Blunt -- pledging to increase the government's role in providing health insurance largely by redirecting existing dollars...
Blunt mobilizes another 700 Missouri Guard troops (09/02/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt is mobilizing another 700 Missouri National Guard members to help support Louisiana's hurricane relief efforts. The troops mobilized Monday bring to 1,300 the number of Missouri Guard members directed to Louisiana. Hurricane Gustav hit around 9:30 a.m. Monday about 72 miles southwest of New Orleans...
McCain concert rally draws thousands to O'Fallon, Mo. (09/02/08)
O'FALLON, Mo. -- They jammed to country music, munched on hot dogs and popcorn, sweated through their red-shirts in the summer sun and erupted in applause as a bus drove straight into the ballpark. The River City Rascals minor league baseball season was over. But the political season was in high heat Sunday as thousands of people filled their stadium to rally behind presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his new running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin...
Missouri cave paintings give ancient insight into Mississippian Period (09/02/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The story begins, as many do, with curiosity. About 20 years ago, two men exploring a place known as Picture Cave found paintings on the rock walls and sent hand-drawn reproductions to archaeologists Jim Duncan and Carol Diaz-Granados...
1 still hospitalized after East St. Louis chemical release (09/02/08)
ST. LOUIS -- One of eight people sickened by a dangerous chemical spilled at an Illinois packaging plant remained hospitalized Monday as crews continued cleaning up the mess blamed for shutdowns of emergency rooms at two Missouri hospitals. Emergency departments at St. ...
New Orleans' levees pass the test (09/02/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- A weaker-than-expected Hurricane Gustav swirled into the fishing villages and oil-and-gas towns of Louisiana's Cajun country Monday, delivering a glancing blow to New Orleans that sent water sloshing over its rebuilt floodwalls but caused little damage...
GOP convention opening with appeal for Gustav aid (09/02/08)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Republicans, determined to propel John McCain to the White House, opened their storm-shortened national convention on Monday amid distractions involving running mate Sarah Palin. Police made more than 50 arrests in the surrounding streets as anti-war protests turned violent...
Microbes might play a role in premature births (09/02/08)
Microbes in the wrong place at the wrong time -- a woman's amniotic fluid during pregnancy -- might play a role in causing premature births, according to a study published in the online journal PLoS ONE. Using a sensitive molecular technique, researchers found a greater quantity and variety of bacteria and fungi in a significant portion of women who gave birth prematurely. The more severe the infection, the earlier the women were likely to give birth...
Bipolar disorder linked to older fathers (09/02/08)
CHICAGO -- Children born to older fathers face a greater chance of developing bipolar disorder, according to one of the largest studies linking mental illness with advanced paternal age. Previous research has connected schizophrenia and autism with older dads, and a Danish study published last year added bipolar disorder to the list. The new study led by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute strengthens the evidence...
Scientists tracking Alzheimer's-linked protein in live brains (09/02/08)
WASHINGTON -- Scientists for the first time have peered into people's brains to directly measure the ebb and flow of a substance notorious for its role in Alzheimer's disease. The delicate research was performed not with Alzheimer's patients but with people suffering severe brain injuries -- because a brain injury increases the risk of developing dementia later in life...
New search starts for missing adventurer Steve Fossett (09/02/08)
HAWTHORNE, Nev. -- A year after aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett vanished on a Labor Day solo flight over western Nevada, friends and admirers are waging a new search for some sign of him in an area of rugged mountains. Steep canyons and gulches choked by concealing trees and brush on the west slope of the Wassuk Range are being combed by 28 searchers headed by explorers Robert Hyman, Lew Toulmin and Bob Atwater...
The ride at Coney Island may really be over this time (09/02/08)
NEW YORK -- This summer could mark the end of Coney Island's historic Astroland amusement park. But years of back-and-forth bickering among a developer, city officials and ride operators over the park's future leaves residents wondering -- is the closure threat real this time?...
Wind, solar energy built on temporary tax breaks (09/02/08)
WASHINGTON -- Congress is putting the short-term future of renewable energy companies in jeopardy even as the presidential candidates and most lawmakers hail windmills, solar panels and biofuels as long-term solutions to high gasoline prices and global warming...
Thai protesters take aim at utilities, airline (09/02/08)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Protesters seeking to topple Thailand's prime minister and mobs of his supporters clashed early Tuesday, leaving one dead and dozens injured hours after state workers sympathetic to anti-government demonstrators threatened to cut essential services...
Iraqis take control of once-bloody Anbar province (09/02/08)
BAGHDAD -- American forces on Monday handed over security responsibility to the Iraqis in a province that the U.S. once feared was lost -- a sign of the reversal of fortunes since local Sunnis turned against al-Qaida in Iraq. But a Sunni Arab leader criticized the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for failing to embrace its newfound allies, underlining the threat that sectarian tensions still pose to a lasting peace...
Hanna becomes hurricane; could hit U.S. coast (09/02/08)
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- Hurricane Hanna stalled for hours over the southeastern Bahamas on Monday, lashing the islands with fierce winds and rain. Forecasters said it could hit the southeast United States by midweek. Meanwhile Tropical Storm Ike emerged as a new threat in the open sea, as the National Hurricane Center in Miami monitored three weaker weather systems moving westward across the Atlantic...
Study: Bypass better than stents in long term (09/02/08)
MUNICH, Germany -- For heart patients with clogged arteries, the choice between bypass surgery or an angioplasty may come down to one question: How many procedures would you like to have? In research presented Monday at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich, experts concluded that while bypass surgery and angioplasty offer comparable results, patients who have angioplasties are twice as likely to require another procedure within a year...
Indians' Lee becomes first to win 20 games (09/02/08)
CLEVELAND — Cliff Lee became Cleveland's first 20-game winner in 34 years, pitching a five-hitter for his second career shutout to lead the Indians to a 5-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Lee (20-2) is the first Indians pitcher to reach 20 wins since Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry went 21-13 in 1974. The left-hander's milestone win — his ninth straight victory — came exactly one year to the day that he was recalled from the minor leagues...
Redhawks struggle in opener, but 2002 season lends some hope (09/02/08)
Southeast Missouri State football fans looking for positive signs that this finally might be the year the Redhawks break through probably didn't see any during Thursday's season opener against Southwest Baptist. Only a late rally by the Redhawks — they trailed 28-12 early in the fourth quarter before prevailing 35-28 in overtime — avoided what would have been among the most embarrassing losses in school history, and certainly the most embarrassing since moving up to Division I-AA in 1991.. ...
2008 boys high school soccer (09/02/08)
Notre Dame Bulldogs Coach: Brad Wittenborn Last season: 22-4-1 Postseason results: Beat Smithville 4-1 to win Class 2 state championship Returning starters: John Unterreiner, sr., midfielder; Brock Dirnberger, sr., forward; Ryan Bass, sr., goalie; Joda Holloway, sr., midfielder; Josh Robert, sr., midfielder; Nick Wren, sr., midfielder...
At last, Perryville fields high school boys soccer team (09/02/08)
PERRYVILLE -- Michael Ochs Jr. spent four years as a Perryville high school student trying to persuade the school board to approve a boys soccer program. His unsuccessful effort included raising $10,000 during his freshman year, which was the starter-fee money the school needed to launch the team...
MU's Maclin avoids serious injury (09/02/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Tigers receiver Jeremy Maclin left the Missouri sideline on a cart in the fourth quarter of Saturday's opener, believing he had broken his left ankle and with a towel over his face to conceal the anguish. Not again, Maclin thought...
Redhawks collect two OVC honors after opening win (09/02/08)
Even though Southeast Missouri State barely beat a struggling Division II team in its season opener, the Redhawks had several impressive individual performers. Two of them -- senior quarterback Houston Lillard and junior cornerback Eddie Calvin -- make up half of the Ohio Valley Conference's first weekly awards for the 2008 campaign...
Singh claims back-to-back tournaments (09/02/08)
Vijay Singh made three long birdie putts Monday and closed with an 8-under 63 at the Deutsche Bank Championship for his second straight victory to build a huge lead in the Fed-Ex Cup playoffs. Singh, who won The Barclays last week in a three-man playoff, was one shot behind Mike Weir going to the back nine of the TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., when he started making just about everything from everywhere. ...
Williamses arrange quarterfinal match (09/02/08)
NEW YORK -- By now, Venus and Serena Williams know all too well how it feels to set aside sisterhood for a couple of hours and try to beat each other on a tennis court. They know what it feels like to meet at a Grand Slam tournament, what it feels like to win such a match, what it feels like to lose...
Rams sign cornerback Manning Jr. (09/02/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams were busy Monday when they tweaked their roster, nearly filled the practice squad and elected their five captains. Two days after cutting 13 more players to get down to the final 53-man roster, the Rams made more changes...
Swooning Cardinals lose fourth straight (09/02/08)
PHOENIX -- In black magic marker, a scuffed baseball told the details of the biggest game of Stephen Drew's career. Five hits and a cycle -- the first in Chase Field history. The Arizona Diamondbacks needed every hit in an 8-6 comeback victory over St. Louis on Monday...
'Dark Knight' swings past $500M mark (09/02/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Batman's rich alter-ego Bruce Wayne has added half a billion dollars to his riches. "The Dark Knight" on Sunday became the second movie in Hollywood history to top $500 million at the domestic box office, raising its total to $502.4 million, according to estimates from distributor Warner Bros...
People on the move 9/2/08 (09/02/08)
Life Care Center welcomes director Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, 2852 Independence St., a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, has hired admissions and marketing director Christy Leimer of Jackson. Leimer comes to Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau from Jones Drug Store in Jackson, where she served as a pharmacy tech for five years. ...
Memo 9/2/08 (09/02/08)
Business health summit scheduled for Sept. 16 Saint Francis Medical Center's Services to Businesses will hold a one-day Business Health Summit on Sept. 16. Held at Saint Francis Conference Center, 211 Saint Francis Drive in Cape Girardeau, the seminar will feature national health and fitness expert Dr. ...
Experts offer advice to prevent financial disaster for freshmen (09/02/08)
The college experience presents new and exciting challenges for incoming freshmen each fall semester, but that joy can turn into disaster if poor spending habits cause students to accumulate a substantial credit card debt. But Southeast Missouri State University financial aid director Karen Walker said the school is trying its best to buck that trend and provide its students with necessary information to prevent a potential financial disaster...
Suicide risks studied in drugs for physical ailments (09/02/08)
WASHINGTON -- Cody Miller was a high school football player who was allergic to ragweed. Douglas Briggs was a doctor coping with pain from an old back injury. Both are now dead, hanging victims driven to suicide, their families believe, when drugs prescribed to relieve physical symptoms upset their mental and emotional balance...
Real estate marketing seminar set for Sept. 25 (09/02/08)
Three organizations have teamed up to sponsor a Sept. 25 seminar for real estate professionals wanting to reach a higher level of sales and service. Sponsored by the Southeast Missourian, First Community Bank and Capaha Bank, the seminar will feature real estate broker Dennis Creps...
Lois Campbell (09/02/08)
Lois E. Campbell, 97, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Shannondale Health Care Center in Knoxville. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau...
Bernice May (09/02/08)
Bernice May, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Sept. 1, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Max Carter (09/02/08)
ANNA, Ill. — Max Carter, 62, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, Ill.
Judith McDowell (09/02/08)
Judith K. McDowell, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, in an auto accident near Evansville, Ind. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Pearl (09/02/08)
Raymond H. Pearl, 83 of Cobden, Ill., died Saturday, August 30, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Pearl was born May 14, 1925, in Mountain Glenn, Ill., son of Fred and Jessie (Winn) Pearl. He and Helga S. Voetterle were married June 5, 1954, in Stuttgart, Germany...
Delores Shirkey (09/02/08)
ANNA, Ill. — Delores Imogene Shirkey, 73, of Anna died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Anna, daughter of Herman and Katherine M. Irvin Miner. She and Charles F. Shirkey were married Oct. 6, 1979, in Denver...
Daisy Mouser (09/02/08)
Daisy Roxana Mouser, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 2, 1917, in Henderson, Mo., daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Effie Wills Stephens. She and Otis B. Mouser were married June 16, 1937, in Sikeston, Mo. He died May 11, 1993...
Mabel Knight (09/02/08)
Mabel Jean Knight, 74, of Scott City died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at her home. She was born June 3, 1934, in Franklin, Ohio, daughter of Denzie Wright and Ada Beatrice Thacker. She was employed as a shipping clerk by Stone Container in Houston and retired in 1993...
Lindell Karraker (09/02/08)
Lindell William Karraker, 90, of Scott City died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Karraker was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Illmo, Mo., son of Herbert Lee Karraker and Clara Etta Morrow. He and Eileen Delores Smith were married Feb. 7, 1942, in Benton, Mo. She preceded him in death...
Births 9/2/08 (09/02/08)
Childers Daughter to Dustin Wayne and Ashley Nicole Childers of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:18 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2008. Name, Taylor Grace. Weight, 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Third daughter. Mrs. Childers is the former Ashley White, daughter of Carol and Wally Lancaster of Cape Girardeau. She is a cashier at Jackson Bait and Tackle. Childers is the son of Debbie Stephens of Cape Girardeau and Larry Childers of Jackson. He is employed at Campbell Mattress...
Police report 9/2/08 (09/02/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Lloyd Morris, no age given, 1125 S. Ellis St., was arrested on a Scott County warrant and a New Madrid County warrant...
Fire report 9/2/08 (09/02/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: n 8:30 p.m., an alarm sounding in the 2100 block of Belleridge Pike. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n At 1:55 a.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Whitener...
Out of the past 9/2/08 (09/02/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 2, 1983 At the urging of Cape Girardeau Downtown Redevelopment Corporation president Charles Hutson, the Downtown Special Business District Advisory Commission voted last night to recommend the levying of a special 85-cent property tax in the business district and the use of the projected $11,417 in revenue to pay the salary of a redevelopment project coordinator...
The evolution of a major news story (09/02/08)
Many times the Southeast Missourian and other media outlets report breaking news stories, but you may wonder, "how'd they do that?" I felt explaining behind-the-scenes details about the process of writing about Cape Girardeau's Steve & Barry's closure would be a perfect example to clue you in on the evolution of a breaking news item...
A reminder to get ready (09/02/08)
The news that my mother had Alzheimer's disease was not a big surprise, given her symptoms and the fact her mom and grandmother also had dementia. Our family was awash in advice, but a nurse's words became a theme in caring for Mom through the end of her life:...
Supporting talent (09/02/08)
Up until recently, the reality talent show "America's Got Talent" has been something of a guilty pleasure. Many of the initial acts were so poor the producers were clearly going for shock value to supplement the handful of truly gifted performers who would make their way through the season...
Speak out 9/2/08 (09/02/08)
Business as usual BIG BUSINESS has been running this country for years. I realized it in the mid-90s. It's been worse every year since then. This government, from the top down, does not care about the people and is crooked to the nth degree. Those that have opposed them have been voted down in questionable "elections." Unless people rise up and actually take to arms about it (and they are too busy being educated, working, trying to keep ahead) I don't see there is much one can do. ...
A gift from Wal-Mart (09/02/08)
In my position at Southeast Missouri State University, I assist small business owners through entrepreneurial training and by purchasing items for their small businesses. I could make this article into something that touts how wonderful Southeast University is, how wonderful my job here is, or how much I love helping small businesses succeed. ...
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