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Police: Va. body may be that of Butler County fugitive (09/03/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators say a body found near a Virginia park may be that of a southeast Missouri man who fled after being charged with child sodomy. Hikers found a human skull with an apparent gunshot wound Sunday in a secluded area close to Hungry Mother State Park near Marion, Va., and law officers discovered the rest of the remains Monday, the Smyth County (Va.) Sheriff’s Office said...
Three in Cape treated for gunshot wounds (09/03/08)
Three victims were treated for injuries after a shooting that occurred around 8 p.m. today, said police spokesman Sgt. Barry Hovis. The shooting occurred in a residence at 132 S. Hanover St., he said. One victim fled the scene for unknown reasons and was located later at Benton and Merriwether streets, where he was treated for injuries...
Lane reopened on Kingshighway after early morning accident forces its brief closure (09/03/08)
A two-car accident around 7:45 this morning forced the closure of one southbound lane for 15 minutes at the 1500 block of Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Law enforcement officials were on the scene within minutes of the accident. One injury was reported by the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Dexter man severely injured in Labor Day motorcycle wreck (09/03/08)
STODDARD COUNTY, Mo. -- A Dexter man sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle wreck early Labor Day morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 46-year-old Richard G. Bone left the roadway after he failed to negotiate a curve as he was driving his 1982 Honda along Route FF at County Road 554 in Stoddard County...
Cost of caring for Missourians without health insurance impacts everyone in the state (09/03/08)
The cost of health care and insurance, debated and discussed although not resolved at the state and federal levels, is more than just a grumbling point among Missouri consumers. A study done by the Cover Missouri Project in conjunction with the Missouri Foundation for Health concludes that the cost of caring for uninsured Missourians impacts everyone in the state...
Drought disaster loan filing deadline set for Sept. 24 (09/03/08)
Small-business owners affected by the drought that occurred from April 1, 2007, to Dec. 31, 2007, have until Sept. 24 to file their applications for federal economic inquiry disaster loans. Eligible businesses may qualify for the Small Business Administration loans of up to $1.5 million. Available at a 4 percent interest rate, these loans have terms up to 30 years...
Cape antique dealer plans Second Saturday Trade Days (09/03/08)
Charles Bertrand sees a potential for growth on Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. Bertrand, who owns Spanish Street Mercantile antique store at 26 N. Spanish St., is hoping Second Saturday Trade Days will contribute to the revitalization of Broadway and downtown...
Chaffee still grappling with boil-water order (09/03/08)
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...
Fire at Cape go-cart track intentional, authorities say (09/03/08)
The buildings at the Big River Grand Prix go-cart track, Cape Girardeau's only such track, burnt nearly to the ground early Tuesday morning under suspicious circumstances, authorities said. Tuesday morning, agents from the state fire marshal's office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as investigators from the Cape Girardeau police and fire departments, combed for evidence in the remains of the recreational facility at 610 Commercial St...
Bond reduced for N.C. man held on sexual assault charges (09/03/08)
Scott County Associate Circuit Judge Scott T. Horman granted a bond reduction Tuesday for an 18-year-old North Carolina man held in the Scott County Jail on sexual assault charges. Jeremy L. Leatherman, 18, of Morganton, N.C., faces one count of sexual misconduct involving a child younger than 14...
Police say man shot ex-wife with bow after fight (09/03/08)
An argument over a chilly hotel room led to a woman going to the hospital to be treated for a wound she suffered after being shot with a bow and arrow, police said. Merriel E. Housman Jr., 56, of Jackson faces charges of felony domestic assault and armed criminal action against his ex-wife, Betty...
Two-vehicle accident sends two to Cape Girardeau hospital (09/03/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. - A Marble Hill, Mo., woman and Burfordville, Mo., man were injured Tuesday at 3 p.m. in a two-car accident on Highway 34, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol crash reports Web site.The accident occurred as the 1979 Ford driven by Leon L. ...
Two Dexter, Mo., men arrested in weekend stabbing (09/03/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Two Dexter, Mo., men are being held in the Stoddard County Jail after they were charged Saturday in a stabbing. Randy House, 43, and his nephew, Ricky House, 26, are both charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. The senior House is held on a bond of $75,000. His nephew has a bond of $50,000...
Matthew Piazzi gets mixed response from 'America's Got Talent' judges (09/03/08)
New Yorker Matthew Piazzi made his first live appearance on "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night and received harsh remarks from two judges and high praise from one. Piazzi is the son of Southeast Missouri State University voice instructor Judith Farris and has family ties to Cape Girardeau...
Cape doctor appointed to dental hygienist commission (09/03/08)
Dr. Cynthia Heischmidt of Cape Girardeau was appointed Tuesday to the Advisory Commission of Dental Hygenists by Gov. Matt Blunt. Heischmidt, 54, is a dental hygienist who holds a doctoral degree from Southern Illinois University. Her appointment is subject to Senate confirmation. ...
County road and bridge advisory board holds fast to policy (09/03/08)
The two decisions made by Cape Girardeau Road and Bridge Advisory Board on Tuesday were simple. The first refers a request from property owners living along County Road 623 to get a variance on easements to Cape Girardeau County commissioners. The advisory board affirmed its agreement to stick to the road paving policy adopted by the county commission in 1999 stating that all easements must be 60 feet...
City council approves zoning request, OKs expansion of Humane Society (09/03/08)
Plans to develop just less than 12 acres at the intersection of Bloomfield Road and South Mount Auburn Road moved ahead Tuesday night at the Cape Girardeau City Council. The property, purchased by Mayson Investments LLC in March from Earl Norman, cleared the first hurdle when the council gave first-round approval to a request to rezone the property as a general commercial district. ...
Farm Bureau committee endorses Crowell and Emerson (09/03/08)
The Missouri Farm Bureau political action committee, FARM-PAC, endorsed U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and state Sen. Jason Crowell for re-election. Emerson, a Cape Girardeau Republican, is seeking her seventh full term in Congress. The endorsement was made following a review of her voting record and interviews with Emerson and her Democratic opponent, lawyer Joe Allen of Forsyth, Mo., at a regional PAC meeting in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Scott City police arrest robbery suspects (09/03/08)
Scott City police arrested two suspects in a weekend robbery, according to a news release from the Scott City Police Department. Randall J. Hanstein Jr., 27, and Donald W. Harris Jr., 17, were arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and burglary, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. ...
Model T Ford owners gather for 'Hillbilly Tour' (09/03/08)
Bob Stone's car club isn't one where members stand around shining brass and finding ways to one-up other car owners. The Heart of the Ozarks Model T Ford Club is all about driving. "One of the nice things is that we don't have competition. It's just real fun," said Stone, who is chairman of the Springfield, Mo., club...
Title: Determine why you aren't getting the interviews you want (09/03/08)
Content: Dear Sam: I am 57 years old and was downsized in February after almost 9 years on the job. I suspect the lack of interviews I have received relates directly to my résumé. My previous income was $70K with a $7K car allowance and all of my gas paid for. ...
Former Mo. teacher gets 6 years for sex acts (09/03/08)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A former suburban St. Louis teacher is sentenced to six years in prison for performing sex acts on teenage students. A jury this summer found 48-year-old Cathy Heminghaus guilty of statutory sodomy, sexual contact with a student and supplying liquor to a minor. She was sentenced on Wednesday...
Mo. gov. candidate Hulshof outlines education plan (09/03/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof outlines a plan to entice more people to teach math and science in Missouri. Hulshof's plan would offer 1,500 new math and science teachers bonuses of $15,000 each spread over five years. When fully phased in, the plan would cost about $4.5 million annually...
Missouri man accused of dumping friend's body after crash (09/03/08)
ELDON, Mo. (AP) -- Police say a central Missouri man dumped the body of his friend in a ditch after crashing his car into a tree. Miller County authorities say 52-year-old Jerry Flippin of Eldon is jailed on charges of second-degree murder, abandonment of a corpse and evidence tampering. He's accused of placing the body of Jason Wood of Versailles about a mile from the crash site at 3 p.m. Sunday...
Columbia nixes socialists' parade permit request (09/03/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Columbia police have denied a parade and special event permit for Nov. 8 by the Missouri Chapter of the National Socialist Movement. Police said that's the same day as the Missouri-Kansas State football game in Columbia and that the department would not have enough officers to patrol both events. The group had asked for a permit to stage a parade that would end at the Boone County Courthouse...
Goodwill offers vouchers for evacuees (09/03/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dozens of Goodwill stores in Missouri and Illinois are offering vouchers to allow Hurricane Gustav evacuees to get clothes from their stores. Beginning immediately through Thursday, people who can show valid identification that they are from New Orleans or other communities affected by the hurricane can qualify for a $30 voucher...
Mo. coffee shop burglarized hours before grand opening (09/03/08)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) -- Hours before the grand opening of a suburban Kansas City coffee shop this week, a thief smashed the front door, stole a safe and emptied the cash register. The three sisters who own the Lee's Summit Coffee Company say they worked all summer getting ready to open for business, only to suffer a $2,200 loss before the doors opened...
VP debate at Washington U. takes on more importance (09/03/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The vice presidential debate at Washington University next month is starting to look a whole lot more intriguing. Republican John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate is generating increased buzz about the Oct. 2 debate at the university in St. Louis. It is the only scheduled matchup of Palin and Democrat Barack Obama's No. 2, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware...
Saint Louis Symphony gets $5 million donation (09/03/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Saint Louis Symphony has received a $5 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The donor has said the money should be used in specific areas, including operating expenses and focus on audience development and increasing capacity...
McCain supporter says candidate coming to Illinois (09/03/08)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain is headed to his rival's home state after the GOP convention. State finance chairman Bill Strong says McCain will visit Illinois for a fundraising event. With Illinois clearly favoring Obama, McCain hasn't spent much time here. But Chicago still has plenty of Republicans interested in donating to the Arizona senator, so an occasional fundraising event makes sense for his campaign...
After Gustav, officials worried people won't heed storm warnings (09/03/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- Millions fled the Gulf Coast in fear of Hurricane Gustav, billed as the apocalyptic "mother of all storms." It didn't deliver. Now, with three other storms lining up in the Atlantic, some fear people might not listen next time. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin announced residents could start coming back early Thursday. ...
Research finds that, when equal, criticism carries more weight with people than praise (09/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- Political conventions, like all forms of public relations, carry the risk of whiplash. Last week in Denver, for example, Bill Clinton said Barack Obama "has a remarkable ability to inspire people, to raise our hopes and rally us to high purpose" -- all of which sounded a little different from the former president's earlier take on Obama...
Study links genetic variant in men to risk of marital discord (09/03/08)
Men are more likely to be devoted and loyal husbands when they lack a particular variant of a gene that influences brain activity, researchers announced Monday -- the first time that science has shown a direct link between a man's genes and his aptitude for monogamy...
Border Patrol guards against lesser-known issue: Foreign bugs (09/03/08)
SEATTLE -- Alishia Beckham is on the front lines defending the United States from foreign invaders -- armed with weapons that include a hand mirror and a flashlight. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialist works aboard ships three football fields long that are stacked with truck-sized cargo containers, searching them for bugs, plants or pathogens that could lay waste to native species...
Republicans hail McCain, assail Obama at convention (09/03/08)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Republicans assailed Barack Obama as the most liberal, least experienced White House nominee in history Tuesday night and extolled their own man John McCain as "ready to lead this nation." Delegates at the GOP National Convention rallied behind running mate Sarah Palin in the face of fresh controversy...
Perryville boys soccer debuts with 6-3 victory against Festus (09/03/08)
The Perryville boys soccer program got off on the right foot. The Pirates posted a 6-3 victory at the Festus Invitational on Tuesday in the program's first game. Ken Stephenson, Ben Prevallet, Wade Lawrence, Alex Robinson, Cody Leimbach and Dalton Hoehn scored for Perryville...
MU guard Lawrence transfers to Seton Hall (09/03/08)
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -- Keon Lawrence has transferred from Missouri to play basketball at Seton Hall. Lawrence can practice with the Pirates this season, but he can't play in games until the 2009-10 season. "Keon is an incredible recruit for us," Pirates coach Bobby Gonzalez said Tuesday. ...
MU's Coffman hurdles the competition (09/03/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- At 6 foot 6 and 245 pounds, Missouri's tight end does not fit the image of a player whose signature move is hurdling opponents. Chase Coffman seems to pull it off on a weekly basis. The senior had nine receptions for a career-best 120 yards and a touchdown in the No. 6 Tigers' opening 52-42 victory over Illinois, twice leapfrogging confused opponents...
Southeast sees LSU cancel weekend volleyball tournament (09/03/08)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team unexpectedly finds itself with a 12-day break in its schedule after the cancellation of this weekend's Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La., due to damage left by Hurricane Gustav. Tournament host Louisiana State University called off the four-team event after Gustav hit the region Monday, leaving more than 600,000 people in the Baton Rouge area without power...
Jaguars offensive lineman critically wounded in shooting (09/03/08)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier was shot and critically wounded outside an apartment building early Tuesday as he and a former teammate waited for two women they had met at a nightclub, police said. Collier, 26, and former Jaguars defensive end Kenneth Pettway were waiting in a Cadillac Escalade when a gunman fired into the vehicle, said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesman Ken Jefferson. ...
Federer survives five-set upset bid (09/03/08)
NEW YORK -- His strokes awry, his emotions laid bare for all to see, Roger Federer figured out a way to stay in the U.S. Open. Federer found himself locked in a five-set struggle against the sort of player the world is accustomed to seeing him dismiss with ease, and it was only down the stretch that the four-time defending champion at Flushing Meadows looked the part...
Mather out for season with broken hand (09/03/08)
PHOENIX -- St. Louis will be without Joe Mather for the rest of the season because of a broken bone in his left hand. The 26-year-old outfielder was injured while swinging at a pitch in the Cardinals' 8-6 loss to Arizona on Monday. He will undergo surgery to repair the broken hamate bone, team officials said...
Cardinals end four-game skid (09/03/08)
PHOENIX -- Adam Wainwright helped himself by doubling in two runs, and Troy Glaus hit one of St. Louis' three homers Tuesday night in an 8-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Yadier Molina and Felipe Lopez hit back-to-back shots to give Wainwright an early 5-0 lead. That made it seven home runs in two games for the Cardinals against the Diamondbacks...
Despite fatty image, pork can be healthy pick (09/03/08)
Pork and fat often seem to go hand in hand, perhaps because bacon, sausage and barbecue are so popular. But don't let this keep you from considering pork as a healthy choice. Pork tenderloin mostly gets kudos for its healthful nutritional profile, and for good reason. With just about 3 grams of fat per 3-ounce cooked serving, it comes close in leanness to boneless, skinless chicken breasts. With only about 120 calories per serving, it's a good choice if you're watching your weight...
A Harte Appetitie: Artichokes worth the effort (09/03/08)
Front teeth and patience. As the Oxford Companion to Food remarks, that's what an artichoke requires. The least user-friendly vegetable, it puts the would-be diner through a veritable obstacle course. Not only does it have thorns (it is, after all, a thistle), it looks like a suit of armor. ...
Recipe Swap: Strange recipes from a simpler time (09/03/08)
Recently my backyard neighbor and friend Mary Spell was visiting with my parents in their home when she loaned my mother a copy of an old cookbook. The 1970 reprint is of the "1904 Christmas Edition Gold Medal Flour Cook Book." It is full of old recipes and a sample Christmas dinner menu featuring cream of oyster soup, fish cutlets, roast goose and plum pudding with hard sauce. ...
Matthew Piazzi gets mixed response from 'America's Got Talent' judges (09/03/08)
New Yorker Matthew Piazzi made his first live appearance on "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night and received harsh remarks from two judges and high praise from one.Piazzi is the son of Southeast Missouri State University voice instructor Judith Farris and has family ties to Cape Girardeau.Piazzi mixed the celebrity impressions that got him to the live semifinals with a performance of Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire."Judge Piers Morgan scolded Piazzi for mixing music with his act for the first time, and Sharon Osbourne instructed him to work on his writing. ...
Toronto film fest includes Spike Lee, Coens movies (09/03/08)
By DAVID GERMAIN The Associated Press TORONTO — Sundance is about new talent and small, personal films. Cannes is about highbrow cinema and celebrity-watching. The Toronto International Film Festival is about movies, from splashy studio releases and potential Oscar contenders to obscure foreign flicks and the latest avant-garde experiments...
Cambridge University wants to be on British soap operas (09/03/08)
LONDON -- Britain's soap operas offer a steady diet of sex, scandal -- and if Cambridge University has its way, scholarship. Trying to shed its elitist image, Cambridge has approached the producers of Britain's three leading TV soaps about including it in their story lines...
Lois Campbell (09/03/08)
Lois E. Campbell, 97, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Shannondale Health Care Center in Knoxville. She was born Nov. 5, 1910, in White County, Ill., daughter of Ben and Maude Spence Healy. She and Herman L. Campbell were married Oct. 22, 1933, in Nashville, Ill. He died Oct. 30, 1994...
Trudy Hanney (09/03/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Trudy Charlene Hanney, 37, of Anna died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at her home. She was born July 19, 1971, in Bakersfield, Calif., daughter of Bailey Edward and Joe Ann Hawley Farler. She and Tracy Hanney were married June 7, 1996, in Paducah, Ky...
William Crider (09/03/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- William Marshall Crider, 83, of Anna died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at City Care Center. He was born Aug. 2, 1925, in East Prairie, Mo., son of Frank and Mattie Grant Crider. He and Inis Kathryn Forby were married Nov. 24, 1951, in Trussville, Ala...
Francis Prater (09/03/08)
THEBES, Ill. -- Francis Prater, 77, of Thebes died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Danny Robinett (09/03/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Danny A. Robinett, 52, of Sikeston died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at his brother's home in Oran, Mo. He was born July 20, 1956, son of Lawrence Robinett and Mary Huering Slayton. Robinett was self-employed in commercial building construction...
Dorothy Kaiser (09/03/08)
Dorothy L. Kaiser, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Stapleton (09/03/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Helen E. Stapleton, 95, of Anna died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at City Care Center. She was born Oct. 16, 1912, in Alto Pass, Ill. She and Ralph Stapleton were married July 24, 1930, in Wickliffe, Ky. He died June 15, 1995. Stapleton had been a cook at various nursing homes. She was formerly of McClure, Ill., and a former member of First Pentecostal Church there...
Bernard Bechtold (09/03/08)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Bernard William Bechtold Sr., 69, of Wappapello died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 4, 1939, at Alton, Ill., son of Bernard J. and Dorothy Hefley Bechtold. He and Carolyn Berry were married Dec. 18, 1965, at Alton...
Helen Lloyd (09/03/08)
Helen Mildred Lloyd, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born June 6, 1922, near Jackson, daughter of Louis Frederick and Frieda Henrietta Ahrens Gerecke. She and Charles W. Lloyd were married April 20, 1944, in Dillon, S.C. He died June 14, 1986...
Richard Collins (09/03/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Richard George "Dick" Collins, 61, of Perryville died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, in Perryville. He was born Oct. 25, 1946, in Chicago, son of Melvin and Margaret Schumacher Collins. Collins was employed by Collins Construction. Survivors include a daughter, D'Ann Zinn of Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, Thomas Collins of Cedar Hill, Texas; and four grandchildren...
Mary Williams (09/03/08)
HAYWOOD CITY, Mo. -- Mary Jo Williams, 41, of Haywood City died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born July 13, 1967, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Wince Lee and Ossie Lee Braxton Williams. Williams was a file clerk with Pyramid in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of New Morning Star Baptist Church...
Elwin Hotop (09/03/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elwin E. Hotop, 75, of Perryville died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1932, in Perry County, son of Ervin and Olivia Welker Hotop. He and Joan Morrissey were married May 3, 1958, in St. Louis. Hotop was a self-employed master carpenter. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Highland, Mo., Carpenters Union Local 2030, 3rd Degree member of Knights of Columbus, and Western Catholic Union...
Amos Nelson (09/03/08)
Amos Sever Nelson, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at his home. He was born June 26, 1920, in Bagley, Minn., the son of Sever and Julia LaFontaine Nelson. He and Christine Garner were married in 1946 in Bemidji, Minn. She preceded him in death Dec. 4, 2002. He later married Lois Stitt May 21, 2005, in Bollinger County, Mo...
Bernice May (09/03/08)
Bernice May, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Joseph J. and Francis E. Simpher Logel. May had worked at Florsheim Shoe Co. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women...
Ray Plummer (09/03/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ray E. Plummer, 89, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 24, 1919, in Colorado, son of Jessie and Amelia Plummer. He and Ruby Benton were married March 6, 1948. She died June 3, 2001...
James Harris (09/03/08)
James O. "Ollie" Harris, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton, Ill. The funeral will be at noon today at the funeral home, with Greg Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Mount Etna Cemetery in Akin, Ill., with military rites conducted by Benton American Legion and VFW...
Out of the past 9/3/08 (09/03/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 3, 1983 Boatmen's Bank of Cape Girardeau takes over management of the Bank of Illmo; the action prevents the small Scott City institution from being closed down by the Missouri Division of Finance. The Southeast Missouri State University Student Senate has voted unanimously to protest the recent board of regents' 16 percent fee increase; however, the resolution also recognized that the board was left with no alternative by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, which recommended all state universities increase their fees to 28 percent of their operating budgets by 1987.. ...
Palin impresses as reformer (09/03/08)
Count me as one of those people initially shocked and disappointed by John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Her brief resume in government service caused me to think the choice was made on gender politics alone. But the more I learn about this fascinating leader, the more I like it...
Hurricane overreaction (09/03/08)
As a youngster, I most certainly don't remember any abundant news concerning hurricanes. I'm sure we had our share of hurricanes and I'm sure they brought ample damage and destruction. Seems I recall a whopper that hit Houston way back when and in the late '60s I recall another hurricane that hit Mississippi, though the name of that storm now escapes me...
Tasty success (09/03/08)
Forty-four teams from five states competed at the 16th annual Cape BBQ Fest held last month in Cape Girardeau. The event is always something to look forward to as Arena Park fills with an aura of fun and the aroma of smoked meat. Because of liability concerns, competitors were not able to share their products with the public, a snag we hope can be fixed next year...
Golden Eagles were great (09/03/08)
To the editor: I had the privilege of seeing the Golden Eagles at the Military Tattoo in Edinburgh on Aug. 21. It was such a surprise and a thrill to see the United States represented by Southeast Missouri. This particular evening it poured down raining throughout the show. Yet the band performed as though it was a perfect evening under the stars...
Speak Out 9/3/08 (09/03/08)
Hillary changed THIS IS in response to the person who called Speak Out saying that Hillary Clinton had been a Democrat her entire life. This is untrue. She was a Republican turned Democrat. About the time she went into college is when she made the switch. If you need to know the truth about this, read "The Truth About Hillary" by Edward Kline...
Frogs in the Pond (09/03/08)
Mushrooms in the Early Morning Dew (09/03/08)
Mushrooms in the Early Morning Dew (in my front yard)
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