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Stories from Thursday, September 4, 2008

Road work to take place on William Street at Leming Lane intersection (09/04/08)
Work has begun on William Street near the Kingshighway intersection this week to add a left turn lane at Leming Lane, located between Jimmi's and Dairy Queen near Schnucks, according to a news release sent out today by the City of Cape Girardeau.Next week striping will occur to put in a left-turn lane eastbound from William Street to Leming Lane. Finishing work is expected to be complete the week of Sept. 15...
New Madrid riverfront improvement projects move forward (09/04/08)
NEW MADRID, Mo. — Residents of New Madrid along with local, state and federal officials gathered Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony to extend the Mississippi River levee walkway along the New Madrid Riverfront. "We're so proud," said New Madrid Mayor Donnie Brown as he addressed the crowd at the city's river amphitheater...
Chaffee water passes DNR tests; boil-water order lifted (09/04/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- After 11 tests for bacteria showed no problem with Chaffee's public drinking water, Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials lifted a boil-water order Thursday. The order was issued Aug. 26 after a DNR inspector found virtually no chlorine in the city's water system. ...
Castro daughter to speak at SIU-Carbondale (09/04/08)
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- The daughter of former Cuban President Fidel Castro is coming to Carbondale. Alina Fernandez is scheduled to speak Sept. 29 at Southern Illinois University's student center as part of Latino Heritage Month. The 53-year-old Fernandez posed as a Spanish tourist to make her escape from Cuba in 1993. That's when her daughter was 16 and faced being sent away to a state-run school...
Police still trying identify shooter who left three Cape teens wounded (09/04/08)
By Rudi Keller Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau police are seeking help to identify a suspect or suspects who wounded three teens Wednesday evening on South Hanover Street. Investigators recovered evidence identifying the type of gun used to wound the three, all males, but have not been able to determine who fired the shots...
3 teens shot in Cape (09/04/08)
A shooting at a Cape Girardeau residence left three teens wounded Wednesday night, and police continue to search for a suspect. Police responded to 132 S. Hanover St. around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday after a report of shots fired. An 18-year-old, a 14-year-old and a 19-year-old were injured in the shooting, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the police department...
Industry expecting gas prices to take 'steady road down' (09/04/08)
Hurricane Gustav shut down oil production and closed refineries along the Gulf Coast but did not devastate the industry the way Hurricane Katrina did in 2005. Gasoline prices jumped about 20 cents a gallon in Missouri late last week, according to AAA of Missouri, but have since given up most of that gain...
Marble Hill to reconsider alternative vehicle ordinance (09/04/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — Marble Hill city officials may reconsider their proposed ordinance permitting residents to license golf carts and utility vehicles for use on city streets. On Aug. 28, a state law went into effect offering a cleaner definition of the term "utility vehicle," and cleared any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use, 63 inches or less wide, with a dry weight of 1,850 pounds or less, with four or six wheels, for use on state highways under "certain circumstances.". ...
Sept. 24 is deadline to file for Small Business Administration disaster loans for 2007 drought (09/04/08)
Small-business owners affected by the drought that occurred from April 1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2007, have until Sept. 24 to file 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...
Few at SEMO apply for new tuition cap for combat veterans (09/04/08)
Few students at Southeast Missouri State University are taking advantage of a bill that caps tuition at $50 a credit hour for combat veterans. Since the Missouri Returning Heroes' Education Act went into effect Aug. 28, only one student has completed an application to show eligibility. There are more than 120 veterans on campus, university leaders say...
Bootheel Food Bank changes name to Southeast Missouri Food Bank to reflect service area (09/04/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Bootheel Food Bank has a new name. The not-for-profit food distribution organization is now known as Southeast Missouri Food Bank. "It helps describe our service area," said Karen Green, executive director for the Food Bank. ...
Chaffee's water troubles give other cities pause (09/04/08)
As Chaffee, Mo., residents enter day 10 of a state-issued boil-water order, city officials are hoping to call it the last day. Mayor Loretta Mohorc and Shannon Hendrix, a city public works employee, met Wednesday with three Missouri Department of Natural Resources officials who inspected the entire municipal water plant and made suggestions for safer, more efficient operations...
Fire destroys classrooms at Poplar Bluff school (09/04/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - An early morning fire has destroyed classrooms at Mark Twain Elementary School's kindergarten campus. Classes are cancelled today at the school, but all teachers there are scheduled to meet at the library at 8:15 a.m. Additional updates can be found throughout the day at semissourian.com and in Friday's print edition of the Southeast Missourian...
Cape man arrested on robbery, assault charges (09/04/08)
Police say a Cape Girardeau man robbed three people trying to buy drugs from him. Dantrail S. Tipler, 19, of 503 S. Benton St., was arrested Aug. 31 on suspicion of first-degree robbery, armed criminal action, assault on law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest...
Vacant Kennett home destroyed; arson suspected (09/04/08)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A fire destroyed a vacant structure at 603 W. Ninth St. on Wednesday, leaving officials suspecting arson. The Kennett Fire Department received a call at 12:45 a.m. regarding the incident, and remained on the scene until 5:15 a.m. "When the fire department arrived there was heavy smoke and flames erupting from the structure," Fire Marshal Scott Tutor said...
Mo. prison inmate's death under investigation (09/04/08)
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Department of Corrections says an inmate's death is being investigated. Officials say 44-year-old Michael Williams was pronounced dead at the Eastern Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre on Wednesday night. He had been serving a 10-year sentence for first-degree arson...
Gustav's leftovers arrive in Missouri (09/04/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The remnant rains from Hurricane Gustav have arrived in Missouri, with some central parts of the state already seeing as much as 6 inches of rain. Meteorologist Benjamin Sipprell with the National Weather Service says there's the potential for some flooding near creeks and river tributaries, though no word of significant problems by Thursday morning...
Judge moves trial for Mo. man charged in girl's death (09/04/08)
CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A judge has agreed to move the trial of one of the men charged with raping and killing a 9-year-old southwest Missouri girl. Barry County Judge Robert Wiley ruled Wednesday that Christopher Collings will be tried in Phelps County in the November 2007 death of Rowan Ford of Stella...
Mo. pharmacist gets probation for selling fake Lipitor (09/04/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Former Kansas City-area pharmacist Doug Albers has received five years' probation for selling fake or misbranded medication. The sentence Wednesday came nearly one year after Albers admitted his involvement in an alleged conspiracy to sell $42 million in stolen, misbranded and bogus pharmaceutical drugs...
SIU-Carbondale enrollment slips; economy blamed (09/04/08)
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Southern Illinois University says fall enrollment at its flagship Carbondale campus is down and the struggling economy may be to blame for some of it. Interim Chancellor Samuel Goldman says enrollment is down 1.5 percent to 20,673. That's a decrease of 310 students from last year...
St. Louis superintendent finalists meet public Tuesday (09/04/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The search for a superintendent for the St. Louis School District is narrowed to three finalists. Their names will be released Monday, and a public forum is planned for Tuesday night at Vashon High School. It's a closely watched job in Missouri's largest school district, after the state stepped in and a new school board was appointed to try and turn around the troubled schools...
Finalists named for SIU-Carbondale post (09/04/08)
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Three finalists for the top academic post in Southern Illinois University's system are already on the payroll at SIU's flagship Carbondale campus. Seeking the job of vice president for academic affairs are associate vice chancellor for research Prudence Rice, College of Applied Sciences and Arts dean Paul Sarvela and graduate school director David Wilson...
Horse attacked in Jefferson Co.; cougar to blame? (09/04/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Is a cougar stalking prey in eastern Missouri? Some residents think so, following recent alleged attacks of a buffalo and a horse on separate but neighboring properties in Jefferson County, and following other sightings in recent months of a potentially dangerous animal that hasn't been indigenous to Missouri for more than 80 years...
Gustav's leftovers soaking Mo. (09/04/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rains left over from Hurricane Gustav drenched Missouri on Thursday, resulting in scattered road closures and reports of minor flooding in low-lying areas. The National Weather Service said wet weather left over from the hurricane that hit the Gulf Coast Monday hovered over Arkansas for a few days before dropping as much as 6 inches of rain in Missouri on Wednesday and Thursday...
Vaccine maker asks Mo. court to reject $8.5M award (09/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A vaccine maker wants the Missouri Supreme Court to reject an $8.5 million verdict for a St. Louis man who contracted polio after being vaccinated as an infant. Cortez Strong got polio in 1987 and has limited use of his left arm and right hand. In 2005, a jury awarded Strong money for pain and suffering and future lost earnings...
Missouri Bar panels give good reviews to judges (09/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri judges got a generally good rating Thursday from review committees appointed by The Missouri Bar. The lawyers association said that's reason to keep both the judges and the method of selecting them. Each election, The Missouri Bar makes recommendations on whether voters should retain the appellate and urban judges who were appointed to the bench. ...
Hulshof outlines plan to reward math, science teachers (09/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof proposed Wednesday to pay $15,000 bonuses to new math and science teachers as a way of enticing more people to enter those fields. Hulshof's plan sets a goal of getting 1,500 new teachers into Missouri math and science classrooms over five years by paying them a gradually increasing annual bonus...
VP debate generating 'extra intrigue,' political observers say (09/04/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The vice presidential debate at Washington University next month is starting to look a lot more intriguing for voters. 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...
Police: Body found at Virginia park may be that of Butler County, Mo., fugitive (09/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- 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 officers discovered the rest of the remains Monday, the Smyth County (Va.) Sheriff's Department said...
First step in new Mississippi River bridge to begin Monday in St. Louis (09/04/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A Mississippi River bridge between Missouri and Illinois will take a step forward next week when crews collect information on the river to help with the project's design. It's an encouraging sign that the roughly $640 million project to build a new four-lane span between St. Louis and East St. Louis, Ill., is underway, after years of financial wrangling between the two states...
Fed: Slow growth, still-high prices weigh on economy (09/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- The nation struggled with slow economic growth and still-high prices that are weighing on consumers and businesses alike as the race for the White House kicks into high gear. The Federal Reserve's new snapshot of business conditions, released Wednesday, underscored the toll the housing, credit and financial debacles are having on the economy and the challenges likely to be faced by the next president. Problems are expected to persist into next year...
U.S. may end nuclear trade with India if it tests bomb (09/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- A leading Democratic lawmaker has made public a secret Bush administration document that says the U.S. has the right to immediately stop nuclear trade with India if it conducts an atomic test. The U.S. statement on future Indian testing, contained in a letter kept private for nine months, appears at odds with Indian officials' insistence that a landmark U.S.-Indian civilian nuclear cooperation accord would not ban Indian nuclear tests...
Immigration issues resurface on state ballots (09/04/08)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- In a high-school classroom, Xavier Chavez is trying to teach a group of restless teenagers about Manifest Destiny -- the 19th-century belief that the United States was divinely fated to stretch from sea to shining sea. But these students are children of immigrants, and they first have to learn English. ...
New Orleans reluctantly reopens doors after Gustav (09/04/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- Thousands of people who fled Hurricane Gustav forced the city to reluctantly reopen its doors Wednesday, but nearly 1.2 million homes and businesses across Louisiana were still without electricity and officials said it could take as long as a month to fully restore power...
Palin mocks Obama's experience; McCain claims nomination (09/04/08)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin claimed her historic spot on the Republican ticket Wednesday night, uncorking a smiling, slashing attack on Barack Obama and vowing to help presidential candidate John McCain bring real change to Washington. Scarcely known a week ago, she drew tumultuous cheers from the Republican National Convention...
Flooding from Hanna strands hungry Haitians on rooftops (09/04/08)
GONAIVES, Haiti -- Entering a flooded city on inflatable boats, U.N. peacekeepers found hundreds of hungry people stranded for two days on rooftops and upper floors Wednesday as the fetid carcasses of drowned farm animals bobbed in soupy floodwaters...
19-square-mile ice sheet breaks loose in Canada (09/04/08)
TORONTO -- A chunk of ice shelf nearly the size of Manhattan has broken away from Ellesmere Island in Canada's northern Arctic, another dramatic indication of how warmer temperatures are changing the polar frontier, scientists said Wednesday. Derek Mueller, an Arctic ice shelf specialist at Trent University in Ontario, said the 4,500-year-old Markham Ice Shelf separated in early August and the 19-square-mile shelf is now adrift in the Arctic Ocean...
S. Korea: North restoring its nuclear complex (09/04/08)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea said Wednesday that North Korea had begun restoring its nuclear facilities. But the U.S. played it down, saying the country apparently only moved some equipment out of storage. The North said last week it had stopped dismantling its nuclear reactor Aug. ...
Long tries to remain calm in time leading up to debut (09/04/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Days away from his regular-season snaps, rookie Chris Long told himself to not get too excited. The second pick of the draft knows he needs to conserve energy. "If I didn't stay calm now, I'd be out of gas mentally by Saturday," Long said Wednesday. "So I'll be pretty calm through the week, probably until the morning of the game. You've just got to bottle it up."...
Diamondbacks rally for pair against Perez (09/04/08)
PHOENIX -- With his slumping team down three runs in the sixth inning Wednesday, Arizona manager Bob Melvin started making notes for a postgame pep talk. "It didn't look good early on," Melvin said. "As a matter of fact, I was drawing up a little speech for after the game."...
Oklahoma City's NBA team to be called Thunder (09/04/08)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder can be heard from miles away, an early warning that a storm is about to arrive. So perhaps it's only fitting that the name of Oklahoma City's NBA team didn't sneak up on anyone. Six weeks after the name first surfaced, team officials officially announced Wednesday that the team formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics would be known as the Oklahoma City Thunder...
Serena beats Venus for family bragging rights (09/04/08)
NEW YORK -- So little to separate them over their careers, so little to separate them on this night. Serena Williams barely got the better of older sister Venus Williams in a U.S. Open quarterfinal that was fit for a final, coming back in each set to win 7-6 (6), 7-6 (7) on Wednesday night and break a tie in their head-to-head series...
St. Louis expects Jackson to handle full workload in opener (09/04/08)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan expects Steven Jackson, who ended a 27-day holdout Aug. 20, to carry a full load in the season opener. "He's ready to go," Linehan said Wednesday. "He's gotten in two weeks of real solid conditioning along with the reps. We're going to play him like we always do. He looks like his same old self to me."...
Notre Dame's offense awakens in rematch with quarterfinal opponent (09/04/08)
The Notre Dame softball team scored eight runs in the sixth inning to knock off Affton, its opponent in last year's Class 3 state quarterfinal. Lauren Reinagel hurled seven innings, striking out seven and walking two to lead the Bulldogs to the 9-3 win Wednesday...
Central edges Jackson 3-2 (09/04/08)
JACKSON -- Central senior hurler Amanda Nichols joyfully tossed her glove up in the air while sprinting to the dugout after recording the final out against Jackson on Wednesday. Nichols said that she had good reason to be happy. The victory marked the Tigers' second win over the Indians in four days. And those two wins are the first two wins Central has posted over Jackson since Nichols was a freshman...
Missouri defense struggles in opener (09/04/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Without two fourth-quarter interceptions by Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri might have lost a shootout to Illinois in its opener instead of prevailing 52-42. Without three sacks and five total tackles for a loss by Stryker Sulak, what happens?...
Area calendar 9/4/08 (09/04/08)
Baseball n Bell City fall league: The Bell City fall baseball league will accept registrations until Friday. The league features two divisions — 8- and 9-year olds and 10- and 11-year olds. Play begins Sept. 20 and ends Oct. 11 with games on Saturdays only. Cost: $40, which covers hat, shirts, baseballs, insurance and awards. Info or to register: Scott Nichols, 275-1753 or 722-5759...
Area digest 9/4/08 (09/04/08)
Hamilton, Bozzay win quota tournament Tom Hamilton and Terry Bozzay won the two-man blind draw quota tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. Jim Rust and Lyle Davis finished second, while Tom Metheny and Jim Riley placed third. Soutars, Cantonis win couples scramble...
Snapshots from this year's Castorfest (09/04/08)
Sept. 4, 2008 Dear Patty, My feet started to itch on the drive home from the cabin on the Castor River last weekend. Oh no, I thought. Chiggers. But removing my socks at home revealed at least 50 tiny dots on each foot. Some were moving. Oh, no. Oh, no. Seed ticks...
New on DVD 9/4/08 (09/04/08)
"Transformers" The huge, shape-shifting Autobots and their new best bud (Shia LaBeouf) return to fight the evil Decepticon, this time in Blu-ray high-definition format. LaBeouf stars as a youth who becomes an ally to the transforming Autobots as their war with the Decepticons comes to Earth...
good bets 9/4/08 (09/04/08)
LIVE MUSIC Doug E. Tunes embassador joined by special guests The Cantrells. Where: Stooges, Jackson When: 7 to 11 p.m. today Ivas John Band House blues. Where: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape When: 8 p.m. to midnight today...
Local musicians perform in benefit for Big Larry Williams (09/04/08)
Larry Williams has a lot of friends on the music scene. He's worked with musicians from Buddy Guy to B.B. King, from Les Lindy to Bruce Zimmerman. Williams, better known as Big Larry, also has a lot of medical bills stemming from a fall during the 2008 ice storm and complications from cancer surgery. His local buddies have organized a benefit for him, featuring an appearance from Big Larry himself...
Movie review: "Babylon A.D." aptly named B.A.D. (09/04/08)
A smart story, a good script full of heart-pounding action scenes, and a lead actor that can actually act.  These are the hallmarks of a great action movie, and none are present in the new Vin Diesel flick, "Babylon A.D." (hereafter B.A.D.). This movie was horrible from start to finish...
SEMO District Fair gets underway Saturday (09/04/08)
Once a year, about this time, Cape Girardeau's Arena Park is transformed into a beacon of fluorescent and neon light. The sounds and smells stir the memories of Southeast Missourians and, undoubtedly, will create many new ones. For eight days beginning Saturday, rides, food, displays, artists, craftsmen and performers will draw thousands of people to the SEMO District Fair. ...
ARTifacts 9/4/08 (09/04/08)
River Campus to host faculty shows in Sept. Four faculty musical acts at Southeast Missouri State University will take the stage of the Shuck Recital Hall in the Seminary Building at the River Campus. Sara Edgerton on cello and Matt Yount on piano 3 p.m. ...
Student artwork on display in Seminary Building Art Gallery (09/04/08)
The River Campus Art Gallery in the Seminary Building on the River Campus joins the Cape Girardeau arts scene this month with an eclectic show of works from various art workshops held over the summer. Tapestries, ceramic pieces, digital art and sculptures hang on the walls, and more sculptures sit throughout the room on the floor of the small gallery on the River Campus. The gallery was carved out in the Seminary Building, something that gallery coordinator Emily Booth said confuses some people...
Movie review: 'Traitor' isn't worth the effort (09/04/08)
Don Cheadle is a good enough actor that he almost pulls his new film "Traitor" out of the post summer doldrums. It's always a gamble to create an artistic work based on the flighty moments of the current day, and "Traitor" is another post-Sept. 11 film trying to explain the current ways of the day. I don't think it succeeds, even though it's probably the best of the Sept. 11 films so far...
Bayou Bar & Grill brings New Orleans flavor to Cape Girardeau County (09/04/08)
Pocahontas, a small hamlet outside of Jackson, seems an unlikely location for a New Orleans-style restaurant. "People said that I was crazy to open a Cajun restaurant because people around here like barbecue," owner Bill Wooten said. But Wooten and his wife, Linda, were not discouraged and opened the Bayou Bar and Grill in 2006. Wooten fell in love with New Orleans cuisine while living there for 11 years...
Judge nixes claims in reporter's Heath Ledger tape lawsuit (09/04/08)
LOS ANGELES -- A judge in Los Angeles says a lawsuit filed by a celebrity reporter over a video that purportedly shows Heath Ledger doing drugs fails to adequately state legal claims. Superior Court Judge John S. Wiley Junior has tentatively dismissed 11 of 12 allegations filed against a paparazzi agency and two photographers accused of secretly filming her and Ledger in a hotel room in 2006...
TOCO Family Festival & Camp Out raises money for Make-A-Wish (09/04/08)
Enjoy the last days of summer in Illinois while doing some good for charity. The seventh annual TOCO Family Festival & Camp Out features activities, arts and bands between 3 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tapestry of Community Offerings organizes family events to benefit and raise awareness of children in need. The festival benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions...
Air Force general presses Pentagon for new tankers (09/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- A high-ranking Air Force official on Wednesday pressed the Pentagon to expedite the award of a disputed $35 billion contract for new aerial refueling tankers so the service can retire Eisenhower-era aircraft. Gen. Arthur Lichte, who runs Air Mobility Command, told reporters that either aircraft offered by Boeing Co. or Northrop Grumman Corp. were capable of the mission, but urged a quick decision to avoid placing further strain on the service's already aging aircraft...
Commodities mostly lower after dollar strengthens (09/04/08)
NEW YORK -- Gold prices fell for a third straight session Wednesday as the dollar muscled higher against the euro, dampening the appeal of commodities as a hedge against inflation. Silver also dropped. The dollar has gained ground against rival currencies in recent weeks as worries mount that Europe, Japan and other major economies are beginning to suffer the same economic slowdown that first afflicted the United States. The 15-nation euro fell to $1.4493 from $1.4518 late Tuesday in New York...
Joe Blakemore (09/04/08)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Joe Blakemore, 95, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Helen Hightower (09/04/08)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Helen Lee Hightower, 61, of Mounds died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at her home. She was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Bernard and Helen LeVan Hightower. Hightower was a caregiver. Survivors include two brothers, David Hightower of Murray, Ky., and Bernard Hightower of Aurora, Ill...
Leslie Trousdale (09/04/08)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Leslie Elmer Trousdale, 80, formerly of Sedgewickville and Mississippi County, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at DeGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis. He was born July 19, 1928, in Shawneetown, Ill., son of Abner Pulaski and Mary Elizabeth Smith Trousdale. He and Helen Louise Shaw were married Aug. 8, 1945. She died Feb. 14, 1993. He then married Ella Louise Oxford on Nov. 23, 1996...
Chester Westrich (09/04/08)
KELSO, Mo. -- Chester J. Westrich, 89, of Upsala, Minn., died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home. He was born in Kelso, son of Albert and Stella Enderle Westrich. He and Violet Hokenson were married Oct. 16, 1943, in Minneapolis, Minn...
Dorothy Kaiser (09/04/08)
Dorothy L. Kaiser, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Gordonville, daughter of Arthur and Dora Grossheider Koch. Kaiser was an inspector 20 years at Ralph Edwards Sportswear. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church...
John Finney (09/04/08)
John H. Finney, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Portageville, Mo., son of Dr. and Mrs. Finney of Whitewater. He and Ruth Stovall were married Sept. 9, 1938. She died Feb. 23, 1993...
Dr. John Doggett (09/04/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dr. John Lesley Doggett, 85, of Mount Vernon Veterans Home and Springfield, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. He was born May 4, 1923, at Patton, Mo., son of John Columbus and Willie Marie Grindstaff Doggett. Doggett graduated from Patton High School in 1940. John L. served during World War II in the U.S. Navy Seabees from February 1943 to February 1946...
Eileen Vreeland (09/04/08)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Eileen Browning Vreeland, 86, of Las Vegas and formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., went to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 1, 2008. She was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Miller City, Ill. She was a retired underwriter for Mutual of Omaha. She was a member of the Browning Family Quartet...
Stephanie Thompson (09/04/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Stephanie Gail Thompson, 54, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at her home. She was born July 14, 1954, in Chicago, daughter of Elvin Earl and Ruth Adams Ladd. She and Dennis Thompson were married Dec. 4, 1970, in Jackson. Thompson had worked as a nurse aide and was a member of Illmo Baptist Church...
Joyce Ernst (09/04/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joyce A. Ernst, 57, of Perryville died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 25, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Gilbert and Gladys Moore Ernst. Ernst was a 1969 graduate of St. Vincent High School and a graduate of Gradwall Lab. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and its Ladies Sodality...
Robert Kelly (09/04/08)
Robert Emmett "Bob" Kelly, 78, of Los Alamos, N.M., died peacefully Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, with family by his side. Bob was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, to Robert Emmett and Gladys Faye Adams Kelly Sr. He and Sarah Grace Combs of Inverness, Miss., were married June 6, 1962...
Francis Prater (09/04/08)
THEBES, Ill. -- Francis O. Prater, 77, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at her home in Thebes after a long illness. She was born Feb. 12, 1931, in Glasgow, Ill., to Merle Lee and Louvennia Emerson Houchens. She and Herbert C. Prater were married Nov. 1, 1951. They had five children...
Births 9/4/08 (09/04/08)
Conrad Son to Jerry Delancy Conrad and Emily Marie Lindsay of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:19 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. Name, Trent Alexander Scott. Weight, 6 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces. Second child, first son. Ms. Lindsay is the daughter of Scott Lindsay of Sedgewickville, Mo., and Dawn Allen of Silsbee, Texas. Conrad is the son of Scott Conrad and Lisa Conrad of Cape Girardeau. He is employed by Elfrink Transportation...
Fire report 9/4/08 (09/04/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 5:59 p.m., a citizen assist in the 1200 block of Linden Street. n At 6:01 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of South Ellis Street. n At 6:03 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block of Perryville Road...
Police report 9/4/08 (09/04/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Darin L. Lefler, 36, 124 N. Henderson Ave., Apt. 4, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and speeding. Arrests n Shaun J. Cole, 30, 2826 Whitener St., Apt. 3, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and assault...
Out of the past 9/4/08 (09/04/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 4, 1983 An 8:30 a.m. worship service has been added to the schedule of services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Cape Rock Drive and Perryville Road; George B. Jewell is pastor of Westminster. Eight burglaries were reported in Cape Girardeau County on Friday, including a break-in at Oak Ridge High School and burglaries at four cabins at Lake Girardeau; in the case of the high school burglary, entry was forcibly gained into the principal's office, with checks and change being stolen.. ...
Palin impresses as reformer (09/04/08)
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...
American TV borrowing from hit shows overseas (09/04/08)
What happened to good old-fashioned American creativity? I don't watch much TV, but when I do now I find that most of the shows we're enjoying originated somewhere else. I realize a little overlap might occur here and there, but dear lord, there are tons of them. "The Office," "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?" all originated in the U.K. Several television programs are being scouted from other countries...
Family Resource Center (09/04/08)
The Cape Girardeau Family Resource Center is in transition. Denise Lincoln, a steady and caring workhorse for Cape Girardea's south side, has stepped down from the center to spend time traveling with her husband. Over the years Lincoln has certainly earned the right to take some time off, volunteering so much time and energy to the center where children could meet and learn...
Jehovah's Witnesses misrepresented (09/04/08)
To the editor: I am writing in regard to a recent Dear Abby topic. Jehovah's Witnesses are often misrepresented. Wouldn't it be logical to learn the truth from the Witnesses themselves? The name, Jehovah's Witnesses, was given to the Bible Students early in the 20th century. ...
Wallhausen an asset to SEMO (09/04/08)
To the editor: Art Wallhausen is preparing to ride off in to the sunset from his work at Southeast Missouri State University. Art was an incredible asset to the university. I had the pleasure of meeting him during my last year of college. I found myself stopping by his office more and more as time went on to have a quick talk on the university, politics, sports, whatever. He was well-read and somehow always had time to accommodate the unannounced visit...
Don't take away recess (09/04/08)
To the editor: A new school year begins, for most students, with a review of rules and consequences. All too often, the consequence includes loss of recess; something that research shows to be ineffective and harmful. It is generally the same children that, day after day, lose recess. ...
Speak Out 9/4/08 (09/04/08)
Humane treatment Please do not blame the people at the Humane Society for the euthanizing of the animals there. There is gross overpopulation of animals, and there always has been. Too many puppy mills, pet shops, irresponsible owners, people let their animals reproduce at will. ...
My kids (09/04/08)
Online Pet of the Week (09/04/08)
Betty & Wilma are two playful sisters. They are 10 weeks old and looking for a new home! Contact The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837, Mon.-Sat.11am-5pm, Sun. 1-4pm.
Snickers (09/04/08)
Snickers is my black and tan long-hair dachsund. He always patiently waits for my return home. He also likes to watch squirrels and rabbits from the back deck.
Wasp on a Flower (09/04/08)
Wasp on a flower at the Scenic Overlook at Trail of Tears Park .
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