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Names of Cape Girardeau County shooting victims released (09/09/08)
Authorities have notified the families of the victims of Monday's shooting in Cape Girardeau County and are now releasing those names to the public.The suspected shooter who police believe committed suicide was Donald Newell, 44, of Pocahontas...
Cape man dies while in police custody early Tuesday (09/09/08)
A Cape Girardeau man died early Tuesday morning while in police custody, authorities said. The body of Lawrence Adolphe Thompson III, 55, was found hanging in a holding room of the Cape Girardeau Police Department around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton...
Man who hanged self in Cape Girardeau jail identified (09/09/08)
An individual in custody was pronounced dead by Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton today after the person was found hanging inside a holding room at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Jail. The Cape Girardeau Police Department has requested the Missouri Highway Patrol conduct an independent investigation. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin...
Names of Cape Girardeau County shooting victims released (09/09/08)
Authorities have notified the families of the victims of Monday's shooting in Cape Girardeau County and are now releasing those names to the public. The suspected shooter who police believe committed suicide was Donald Newell, 44, of Pocahontas. The person believed to be his victim was Kristina Bosco. Bosco was wounded several times, including in the head, with a small-caliber revolver. Bosco was rushed to Southeast Missouri Hospital and is being treated for her wounds...
Department of Natural Resources places Chaffee under boil-water advisory (09/09/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — The city of Chaffee is again under a state-issued boil water order. Missouri Department of Natural Resources water quality specialist Mike Wyatt discovered Monday the municipal water system had again lost chlorine and issued the order at 3:14 p.m...
Cape man pleads not guilty to robbery in connection with July 6 incident (09/09/08)
At a court appearance Monday morning, Martavis Scales, a Cape Girardeau man facing charges of robbery and armed criminal action, pleaded not guilty to the offenses. Scales waived his right to a formal arraignment on charges of armed criminal action, first-degree assault and robbery at a hearing before Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis...
Body recovered from Glenallen creek (09/09/08)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- A woman's body was found in a Glenallen creek in about 10 feet of water, according to Bollinger County Coroner Charles Hutchings. Brenda Little's body was recovered Monday afternoon. He said local authorities have been searching for her since she was reported missing Friday. An autopsy will be performed Friday to determine her cause of death...
County to receive $10,000 more for sale of park land to MidAmerica Hotels (09/09/08)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners voted 2 to 1 to accept an amendment to the sale price of a 1.24-acre strip of county park land. The amendment adds $10,000 to the agreed upon sale price of $350,000, to be used for landscaping. In the original agreement, the purchaser, MidAmerica Hotels, had agreed to plant a tree screen. ...
'Hero's Way' memorial highway proposed to honor fallen soldiers (09/09/08)
Seven months ago, Sgt. Bradley Skelton of Gordonville was killed in an explosion while serving in Iraq. Now, his cousin and friend Steven Skelton applauds an effort by state Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, and banker Ross Gartman designed to honor his cousin and other area fallen soldiers through an idea for a memorial highway...
Few area students taking Advanced Placement tests to earn college credit (09/09/08)
Maybe it's cost or lack of confidence. Whatever the reason, students at Central High School are enrolling in Advanced Placement courses but only a handful are taking the tests. Students that complete the rigorous, college preparatory courses can earn college credit if they score high enough on voluntary exams at the end of the year. Research shows that success on AP exams can be a predictor of success in college...
Judges evaluate region's best at SEMO District Fair (09/09/08)
Before the first corn dog was immersed in hot oil or the first turn of the Ferris wheel, judges at the SEMO District Fair on Monday evaluated vegetables, studied sunflowers and classified canned goods. Many of the judges have been doing the job for years, checking the seams on home-sewn items or sampling the wine sent from vineyards near and far...
Project seeks to put native plants back into area lake (09/09/08)
WAPPAPELLO LAKE, Mo. -- After three years, officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Wappapello Lake are continuing their pilot program to reintroduce native vegetation back into the lake. Since the summer of 2005, officials, with help from the Wappapello Bassmasters Club, have been trying to determine what types of plants will grow successfully in the back coves of the flood control lake, which faces constant wave action and numerous water level fluctuations.. ...
Man dead, woman hospitalized in suspected shooting-suicide in Cape Girardeau County (09/09/08)
A shooting inside a Cape Girardeau County residence Monday afternoon left one dead and another hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said. Emergency crews from East County Fire Protection District, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Cape County Private Ambulance Service responded to a house on Tecumseh Lane, situated a good distance back from County Road 646, just off of what is known as Billy Goat's Hill...
St. Louis-area ski resort may close (09/09/08)
WILDWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- The only ski resort in the St. Louis area may be closing. Hidden Valley resort in west St. Louis County may close after this winter due to an ongoing feud with the city of Wildwood. The city wants the resort to stop operations at 11 p.m. because of complaints about noise, lights and traffic...
Missouri soldier dies in Afghanistan (09/09/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Pentagon says a 22-year-old St. Louis soldier has been killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Army Private Vincent Winston died Thursday after a bomb exploded near the Humvee he and four other troops were riding in. His mother, Angie Little, said her son enlisted in the Army two years ago and was about two months into his first tour of duty in Afghanistan...
McCain, Palin make another visit to Mo. (09/09/08)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- He came to a place where young men dream big, a minor league ballpark. Then John McCain came to a place were old men relax, one of the nation's larger retirement communities. Campaigning Monday in Missouri, the second time in eight days, McCain and his vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin are putting an emphasis on appealing to Missouri's Republican base -- be they young or old...
Renewable energy item ordered onto Mo. ballot (09/09/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Backers of a proposal requiring Missouri utilities to use more renewable energy said Monday a state judge has ordered the measure be placed on the November ballot. The secretary of state's office in August determined that supporters of the renewable energy measure had fallen short in their petition drive to place the question before voters. ...
Three named as St. Louis schools superintendent finalists (09/09/08)
ST. LOUIS -- School administrators from New Orleans, North Carolina and Rhode Island were named Monday as finalists to become the superintendent of St. Louis public schools. Kelvin Adams serves as chief of staff for the Recovery School District in New Orleans. Eric Becoats is co-interim superintendent for the Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, N.C. Donnie Evans was most recently superintendent of the Providence, R.I., district...
Biden plans stops in Columbia, St. Louis area (09/09/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Preparations continue for Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden's visit to Missouri on Tuesday. The Delaware senator will host a town hall meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Activity and Recreation Center in Columbia. At 2 p.m., he'll speak to voters at Mehlville High School in south St. Louis County. Those planning to attend either event are urged to arrive early...
Hubble shuttle flight faces higher space junk risk (09/09/08)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Next month's shuttle flight to the Hubble Space Telescope faces an increased risk of a destructive impact by space junk because it will be in a higher, more littered orbit than usual, NASA said Monday. Managers at NASA's highest levels will need to sign off on the mission because of the increased risk...
Bush to announce 8,000 troops will be home by February (09/09/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush plans to keep U.S. troop levels in Iraq near their current level through the end of the year and will pull home about 8,000 U.S. troops by February when the next president will be in charge of wartime decision-making. If security in Iraq keeps improving, Bush says, "additional reductions will be possible in the first half of 2009."...
Got a fat gene? Study recommends getting active for a few hours a day (09/09/08)
CHICAGO -- Maybe you can blame being fat on your genes. But there's a way to overcome that family history -- just get three to four hours of moderate activity a day. Sound pretty daunting? Not for the Amish of Lancaster County, Pa., who were the focus of a new study on a common genetic variation that makes people more likely to gain weight. It turns out the variant's effects can be blocked with physical activity -- lots of it...
Ike set to bypass Keys, but Gulf Coast worries (09/09/08)
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Residents in the Florida Keys breathed a sigh of relief Monday as a fierce Hurricane Ike turned west on a path away from the low-lying island chain. But Gulf Coast states watched anxiously to see if the storm was gunning for them instead...
One burned, 200 evacuated in sodium cyanide explosion (09/09/08)
ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Chemicals used to clean jewelry exploded Monday at a business that makes gold and silver alloys, burning one person and sending 29 others to hospitals for evaluation. Employees at Stern-Leach Co. were trying to mix sodium cyanide and hydrogen peroxide solutions totaling about 2 1/2 gallons under a fume hood, said Ed Coletta, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection...
Obama accuses rivals of dishonesty (09/09/08)
FLINT, Mich. -- Barack Obama broadly accused his Republican rivals of dishonesty Monday, citing former lobbyists working for John McCain, Sarah Palin's shifting stance on the "Bridge to Nowhere" and their promise to change Washington. With daily tracking polls finding the Democratic presidential nominee trailing or in a dead heat with McCain, Obama began the campaign's final eight-week push by criticizing McCain's popular running mate as much as the Arizona senator himself...
Watchdog group sues vice president over records (09/09/08)
WASHINGTON -- A watchdog group sued Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday, seeking a court order that he comply with the Presidential Records Act. The group that sued is concerned that Cheney will argue that his records are not subject to the post-Watergate law aimed at safeguarding White House records for eventual release to the public...
Wind: The other untapped offshore energy source (09/09/08)
WASHINGTON -- Visitors to Rehoboth Beach, Del., soon may be greeted by more than sand dunes, sea gulls and beach umbrellas. If offshore wind advocates have their way, scores of 140-foot blades will be spinning in the ocean breeze nearly a dozen miles away, barely visible to the sunbathers...
Memorial to Sept. 11 victims set to open Thursday at Pentagon (09/09/08)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- For tourists, the new memorial to 184 people who died at the Pentagon in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is not especially convenient. Nor is it ideal from a security perspective to have 24-hour public access right outside the U.S. military's nerve center...
Group: Driving age should be raised by states (09/09/08)
CHICAGO -- Taking aim at a longstanding rite of passage for 16-year-olds, an influential auto safety group is calling on states to raise the age for getting a driver's license to 17 or even 18. Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group funded by the auto insurance industry, acknowledged the idea is "a tough sell," but noted that car crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers...
Prison guard union threatens Schwarzenegger with recall (09/09/08)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The union representing California's prison guards said Monday it was starting a recall attempt against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who took office after the previous governor was recalled in 2003. Mike Jimenez, president of the 30,000-member California Correctional Peace Officers Association, said Schwarzenegger has been a failure since replacing recalled governero Gray Davis...
Three men found guilty in London campaign that caused airline chaos (09/09/08)
LONDON -- Three men were convicted Monday of conspiracy to murder in a terrorist bombing campaign, but the jury could not reach a verdict on allegations they plotted to use liquid explosives to down trans-Atlantic airliners. The jury failed to reach any verdict at all for four defendants, and one man was acquitted in a case that caused travel chaos in 2006 at the height of the summer vacation season. Prosecutors said they were considering a retrial...
European monitors to deploy to Georgia (09/09/08)
MOSCOW -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev pledged Monday to withdraw Russian troops from key areas of Georgia after 200 European Union monitors are deployed later this month. Questions remained, however, whether the Russians would follow through in pulling out all the troops who occupied regions surrounding the disputed territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia after a Georgian attack last month...
Clues in Iraqi bakery help uncover tunnel plot (09/09/08)
MOSUL, Iraq -- Lt. Christopher Hanes knew something was wrong as soon as he stepped into the Friends bakery. The oven was unused, the water tank was empty and a large concrete bin was full of dirt that the two employees claimed was used to cool cakes...
Hurricane Ike slams Cuba (09/09/08)
HAVANA -- Hurricane Ike roared down Cuba's spine Monday and toward the island's densely populated capital of fragile historic buildings after ravaging homes and forcing more than 1 million people to evacuate. U.S. residents from Florida to Texas braced for Ike's next wallop...
Russia to send naval group, patrol planes to Venezuela (09/09/08)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Russia's plan to deploy ships and warplanes to the Caribbean for joint military exercises with Venezuela is allowing President Hugo Chavez to capitalize on tensions between Moscow and the U.S. and showcase a growing military alliance...
Burnett fans 16 in Delta's 1-0 win (09/09/08)
Kendra Burnett dominated in the circle for the Delta softball team Monday. Burnett hurled seven innings, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out 16 batters as the Bobcats beat Twin Rivers 1-0. Amanda Seabaugh scored Delta's lone run when she singled, stole second, stole third and scored on the catcher's error...
Jackson's Haff works hard for No. 1 status (09/09/08)
JACKSON -- Summer evenings at the tennis courts are an integral part of the Haff family tradition. Steve and Sue would play on one side of the net while their daughter, Erinne, manned the other side on her own. "I would say it's serious fun," Sue said. "We laugh a lot, but she gets in a good workout."...
Redhawks have more at stake vs.Tennessee Tech (09/09/08)
Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel compared Saturday's matchup at sixth-ranked Missouri to an NFL preseason game. While few athletes enter a game expecting to lose, just about everybody knew beating the Tigers would be next to impossible...
Area digest 9/9/08 (09/09/08)
Johnson, Myers win Dalhousie club titles Bryan Johnson posted a three-round total that was 1-under par to claim the Dalhousie men's club championship by five strokes Sunday at Dalhousie Golf Club. Johnson had rounds of 72, 71 and 72 to finish at 215, five shots ahead of runner-up Ben Cantrell. Third-place Brevin Giebler was 10 strokes behind Johnson...
Cavendish wins first stage at Tour of Missouri (09/09/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mark Cavendish waited with the main group, then jumped from the wheel of one Columbia teammate to another, working his way toward the front for one final kick. And what a kick it was. Cavendish burst around American Tyler Farrar with less than 200 meters left to take the first stage of the Tour of Missouri on Monday, his first official win in the United States...
Federer finds missing form, U.S. Open title (09/09/08)
NEW YORK -- No matter what anyone else said or thought, Roger Federer knew he still was capable of elite tennis. Knew he was still capable of winning Grand Slam titles. Knew he was still Roger Federer. Back at his best, back at the top of tennis, Federer easily beat Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 on Monday to win his fifth consecutive U.S. Open championship and 13th major title overall...
Brady's season ends with opener (09/09/08)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady will miss the entire NFL season with a left knee injury that will require surgery, leaving the New England Patriots without one of the game's great quarterbacks, their Super Bowl hopes severely damaged. The 2007 NFL Most Valuable Player will be placed on injured reserve, the Patriots said Monday, one day after his knee was injured in the first quarter of a 17-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs...
Astana team denies report of Armstrong comeback in '09 (09/09/08)
Lance Armstrong's reported comeback won't take place with the Astana cycling team. "He is no part of our team," Astana team press officer Philippe Maertens told The Associated Press in an e-mail. "Team Astana has no plans with him." The cycling journal VeloNews, citing anonymous sources, reported on its Web site Monday that the 36-year-old seven-time Tour de France champion would compete in the Tour and four other road races with Astana in 2009...
Packers win first game behind Rodgers (09/09/08)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers passed his first test as the Green Bay Packers' new quarterback, throwing for 178 yards and a touchdown and scoring on a game-clinching sneak in a 24-19 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Rodgers got help from the Packers' special teams, running back Ryan Grant and safety Atari Bigby to beat a bitter division rival in his first regular-season start, which came in the wake of Brett Favre's offseason unretirement saga...
Rams make disturbing debut (09/09/08)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Scott Linehan had high hopes for a turnaround this season. Instead, the Rams looked like last year's three-win team, or even worse, with a dismal showing in their 38-3 opening loss at Philadelphia. "We're going to have to play a whole lot better," Linehan said Monday. "We can't expect to win any game if we play like that."...
Carpenter will be used to nail down wins (09/09/08)
ST. LOUIS -- With Chris Carpenter limited to relief duty the rest of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals may be calling on their ace to get the final outs. Whenever he's available, perhaps once a series, manager Tony La Russa said the 2005 NL Cy Young winner will be his first choice as the closer...
Neal E. Boyd's performance draws rave reviews from judges (09/09/08)
Neal E. Boyd made his top 20 appearance tonight on "America's Got Talent" tonight -- and the judges said he killed it.The Sikeston, Mo., native sang "Mama" by the group Il Divo and drew some of the best reviews from judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and David Hasselhoff that's he's gotten since his first performance in June. <!-- /Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; @page Section1 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0; div.Section1 --> After the performance, judge Piers Morgan singled Boyd's mother Esther out of the audience and told her she should be proud of her son's performance before saying "He's got a brilliant chance to win 'America's Got Talent.'" Judge Sharon Osbourne told Boyd he looked and sang "like a superstar." Judge David Hasselhoff told Boyd he had wondered before the performance if Las Vegas could sustain an opera tenor like him, but the performance destroyed any doubts. "You blew me away tonight," Hasselhoff said.The night was a special one for Boyd, who was visibly emotional before and after the performance. ...
Coens fire up likable, goofy 'Burn After Reading'= (09/09/08)
It's a total goof, of course. A lark, a one-off. "Burn After Reading," the latest offering in the eclectic filmography of Joel and Ethan Coen, is not to be taken seriously -- one look at Brad Pitt's blond-streaked pouf of hair tells you that -- and it's certainly not to be compared to their starkly violent Academy Award-winner from last year, "No Country for Old Men."...
Ten of the top 20 have performed, so how's it looking for Neal E. Boyd? (09/09/08)
Tonight 10 of the top 20 "America's Got Talent" contestants performed.It's pretty easy to tell some of them will no longer be in the competition next week, like the ZOOperstars! and probably The James Gang.But what about Neal E. ...
VMAs see few surprises as Britney steals show (09/09/08)
LOS ANGELES -- No Madonna kiss. No Michael Jackson cameo. No flying Howard Stern. Not even a Kanye tantrum. MTV has set a high standard for the unexpected at its Video Music Awards, but on the show's 25th anniversary, the network instead settled for throwing its full support behind Britney Spears' comeback. Spears won a leading three awards, including video of the year for "Piece of Me."...
'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling wins copyright claim (09/09/08)
NEW YORK -- A judge ruled Monday in favor of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling in her copyright infringement lawsuit against a fan and website operator who was set to publish a Potter encyclopedia. U.S. District Judge Robert P. Patterson said Rowling had proven that Steven Vander Ark's "Harry Potter Lexicon" would cause her irreparable harm as a writer. ...
Mortgage rates drop after Fannie, Freddie takeover (09/09/08)
WASHINGTON -- Mortgage rates fell sharply Monday as investors reacted to the government's takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And that's exactly what homeowners like Jim Chereskin had been waiting for. Chereskin, who lives in Naperville, Ill., took out an adjustable-rate loan in 2003 and has been worrying about how much his mortgage payments will rise once the loan resets to market rates in about 18 months...
North Carolina city first to make switch to digital television (09/09/08)
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- With the flick of an eight-foot switch at midday Monday, this Southern city became the first market in the U.S. to make the change to digital-only broadcasting. The switch wasn't really connected to anything, but it did serve as a centerpiece for a downtown ceremony marking the moment that commercial broadcasters voluntarily turned off their old-fashioned, inefficient analog signals...
Election of the fittest: McCain, Obama say they're pumped up to do the heavy lifting (09/09/08)
In this mass-media age, the health and fitness of presidential candidates is often equated with their fitness to lead. But should someone's health, vigor and resting pulse rate be used as a barometer of performance as president? And is it fair to compare the health and wellness of candidates who have a 25-year age gap, as is the case with Barack Obama and John McCain?...
Health calendar 9/9/0 (09/09/08)
Calendar Today n La Leche League series: 10 a.m. in Southeast Missouri Hospital, meeting room 102. An informal way to get information about breast feeding as well as support from other breast-feeding mothers. n Sibling class: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ...
Kenneth Tilley (09/09/08)
Kenneth Tilley CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Kenneth Eugene Tilley, 58, of Chaffee died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at his home. He was born April 5, 1950, in St. Louis, son of Lord "Willis" and Hazel Marion Lair Tilley. He and Charlotte Edwards were married April 4, 1990...
Irene Phipps (09/09/08)
Irene Phipps Irene Phipps, 101, of Scott City died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Walter Palmer (09/09/08)
Walter Palmer WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Walter Cletus Palmer, 75, of Wolf Lake died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 29, 1933, in Union County, son of Leonard and Louise Kelso Palmer. Palmer served in the U.S. Air Force...
Muriel Branson (09/09/08)
Muriel Danese Branson, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was the daughter Hilson Henry and Balena Love Eaton Plotner. Branson, formerly of Benton, Ky., was a member of the First Christian Church in Cape Girardeau and a former member of the First Christian Church in Benton, Ky...
Eddie Eudy (09/09/08)
Eddie Eudy ANNA, Ill. -- Eddie E. Eudy, 52, of Anna died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in Buchanan, Tenn. He was born Nov. 30, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, son of Ernest E. "Bus" and Ollie Mayberry Eudy. Eudy was a construction contractor. He was a member of First Baptist Church...
Joseph Merritt (09/09/08)
Joseph Charles Merritt, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 13, 1926, in Chicago. He and Virginia Winkleman were married Oct. 15, 1950, in Chicago. She died in 1997. Merritt was a radar engineer in the U.S. Navy. He was of the Catholic belief...
Robert Seger (09/09/08)
Robert Seger ST. LOUIS -- Robert M. Seger, 80, of St. Louis died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1927, in St. Louis, son of Robert J. and Julia E. Leavy Seger. He married the former Jeanette Horn. Seger was a stationary engineer with General Motors...
Walter Seibel (09/09/08)
Walter Seibel Walter Ottomar Seibel, 99, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008. at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1909, in Frohna, Mo., son of Frederick and Maria Oberndorfer Seibel. He and Mildred Black Seibel were married Aug. 24, 1941, in Perryville, Mo. She died Aug. 18, 1979...
Hilda Randolph (09/09/08)
Hilda M. Childres Randolph, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born May 19, 1929, in Almo, Ky., daughter of Henry and Neva Herndon Childres. She and William Edward Randolph were married April 3, 1949, in Corinth, Miss. He died Aug. 17, 1995...
George Berkbuegler (09/09/08)
George Berkbuegler BREWER, Mo. -- George Edward Berkbuegler, 83, of Brewer died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Perry County, son of Edward and Thresa K. Ernst Berkbuegler. He and Ida Mae Mattingly were married Nov. 8, 1947...
Fire report 9/9/08 (09/09/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n At 9:09 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Linden Street. n At 9:40 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1500 block of Kingshighway. n At 10 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of William Street...
Police report 9/9/08 (09/09/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Beau D. Nobles, 17, of Jackson was arrested on suspicion of stealing, being a minor in possession of alcohol and resisting arrest...
Out of the past 9/9/08 (09/09/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 9, 1983 WOLF LAKE, Ill. — The unexpected resignation Tuesday of Shawnee High School principal Joe Aden yesterday prompted protests by several students who walked out of classes; Arden didn't give a reason for his resignation...
Response to Gustav (09/09/08)
Last week when forecasters were predicting a Category 4 hurricane would hit near New Orleans, Kristopher Naeger, formerly of Cape Girardeau, and his wife, Delphine Roussel, recalled the horrible days following Hurricane Katrina. This time, they decided to head to Kristopher's parents' house, where Rick and Vickie Naeger welcomed them and many more to Cape Girardeau...
It's time to get back together (09/09/08)
To the editor: Where do we meet? Somewhere between hello and goodbye we met. Somewhere between Scranton and San Francisco there was a meeting. I can't remember it specifically, but at some point we met. I know that on Sept. 11, 2001, we met. It is vivid. We were all on the same page. Immediately following that we spent a year together. Since then we have drifted apart. Was it something I said? Was it something you did? All I know is that I miss you...
Look to renewable alternatives (09/09/08)
To the editor: As Americans feel the squeeze of high fuel prices, many politicians argue that offshore drilling is the answer to America's energy crisis. Unfortunately, they are sadly mistaken. Lifting the congressional moratorium on offshore drilling will not provide immediate relief from soaring gas prices...
A salute to Denise Stewart (09/09/08)
To the editor: An important servant leader in our community has recently moved away with little or no fanfare or recognition. I'd like to thank Denise Stewart for her years of service as executive director of our Otahki Girl Scout Council in Cape Girardeau. ...
Thanks for Homecomers coverage (09/09/08)
To the editor: Thank you for the wonderful coverage of Jackson Homecomers this year. I heard so many comments about the coverage in the newspaper. Thank you for helping make our 100th celebration a big success. LINDA PENZEL, Director, Homecomers Entertainment Committee, Jackson...
Choosing the time, circumstance (09/09/08)
To the editor: He joined a law firm in Illinois after gaining a law degree by working hard without help from an upper-class family. He won election to the Illinois Legislature and served four terms. He was considered to be a great orator and inspirational speaker. A series of speeches on important issues of the day transformed him into a national political star...
Health, security are top issues (09/09/08)
To the editor: Missourians have just completed the primary season. As we begin seriously thinking about choices on Nov. 5, I hope two issues will remain front and center: health care and long-term financial security. Health-care costs are out of control for both individuals and employers. One in four Americans has problems paying medical bills, and one in three says they have skipped treatment, tests or prescriptions because of costs. And 46 million Americans are uninsured...
Obama has good qualifications (09/09/08)
To the editor: It is a mystery to me why so many people are concerned about Barack Obama's qualifications to be president. President Truman was a haberdasher. President Eisenhower was a soldier. President Reagan was an actor. President Kennedy was a congressman. ...
Making highways safer for riders (09/09/08)
To the editor: As a year-around motorcycle rider I want to thank the Missouri Department of Transportation for its hard work. I recently rode Highway 34 between Piedmont and U.S. 60 and knew that work was being done on cutting the wood line back from the roadway. ...
Speak Out 9/9/08 (09/09/08)
Getting addicted WE DO not need more social and educational programs, or any programs for that matter. When this stuff is handed out like Kool-Aid from Jim Jones, people become dependent on the government to take care of every aspect of their lives. ...
"Best Little Fair" set for September 19 and 20 (09/09/08)
MISSOURI FLOOD BUYOUTS SAVE LIVES, HEARTACHE AND MONEY (09/09/08)
MISSOURI FLOOD BUYOUTS SAVE LIVES, HEARTACHE AND MONEY "One who knows the Mississippi will promptly aver--not aloud but to himself--that ten thousand River Commissions with the minds of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb or confine it, cannot say to it, "Go here' or Go there,' and make it obey; cannot save a shore which it has sentenced; cannot bar its path with an obstruction which it will not tear down, dance over, and laugh at."...
Fred and Friend (09/09/08)
Little Miss SEMO Fair (09/09/08)
Elizabeth Roy - 2008 Little Miss SEMO Fair winner.
Fair queen crowned (09/09/08)
Katie Boyer after being crowned the 2008 Miss Semo Fair Queen and 1st runner-up Danielle Harper
Fair queen in the parade (09/09/08)
Katie Boyer, Miss SEMO Fair Queen, enjoyed riding in the 135th annual semo fair parade.
Fair queens (09/09/08)
Local queens pose for a photo before the SEMO fair parade
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