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Stories from Thursday, September 11, 2008

Memories of Elvis' 1955 show in Cape remain strong as Tribute to the King takes grandstand stage at SEMO District Fair (09/11/08)
Ron Blankenship still remembers his encounter with Elvis Presley during the rock 'n' roll legend's 1955 concert in Cape Girardeau. Blankenship and his cousin, Glenda, had ventured backstage before the concert when he met Presley. The then-20-year-old singer invited the youngsters for a post-concert visit...
Scott County man pleads guilty to federal drug charge (09/11/08)
A Scott County man pleaded guilty to federal drug charges Wednesday. Christopher L. Klughart, 30, entered guilty pleas to one count of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. ...
Cape County commissioners delay vote on new truck (09/11/08)
The decision to replace a Cape Girardeau County commissioner's vehicle has been delayed. The commissioners reviewed highway administrator Scott Bechtold's report on replacing 1st District Commissioner Larry Bock's Jeep Cherokee, which has 90,000 miles on it, during Thursday's meeting...
Sept. 11 ceremony on Cape County courthouse lawn urges dedication to Christian values (09/11/08)
The United States faces an internal threat equal to or greater than that of another terrorist attack, prayer leaders told a crowd of about 70 who commemorated Sept. 11 at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse. The event, billed as "A Patriot Day of Gathering," served two purposes — to remember those killed in the al-Qaida attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and to urge those attending to rededicate themselves to bringing Christian values into daily work in business and government.. ...
Livestock measures up at the fair (09/11/08)
Ed Craig has been studying sheep in the show ring for about 40 years. As Craig prepared to judge a class of adult ewes at the SEMO District Fair on Wednesday, he said his vocation as a judge began with showing sheep himself. "People see you showing and think you know what you're doing, then after the show, they decide maybe you didn't know what you were doing," he said, laughing...
Jackson Planning and Zoning sets public hearing about McCombs Funeral Home's proposed crematorium (09/11/08)
Residents of Jackson with something to say about a proposal to build a crematorium at McCombs Funeral Home will get their chance next month. The Jackson Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday evening set a public hearing for Oct. 8 on the request for a special-use permit that would allow construction of the crematorium. Bruce Dockins, owner of McCombs, pitched his idea to the commissioners, assuring them it would be well-maintained and there would be no noticeable emissions...
Cape Girardeau County commissioner's truck request on county agenda (09/11/08)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners will continue a discussion today on whether to replace the 1st District commissioner's county vehicle. The conversation started Monday when 1st District Commissioner Larry Bock announced he'd made inquiries about replacing his 1996 Jeep Cherokee. Bock said he learned that by combining the state bid program with a dealer discount, the county could buy a two-seat, four-door half-ton 2008 Ford pickup truck worth $32,000 for $23,566...
Sikeston council discusses sagging pants (09/11/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Sikeston City Council members and residents agreed they don't like baggy sagging pants. Whether the city should pass an ordinance banning sagging is yet to be decided. The discussion on possible legislative action to address sagging and baggy pants was the first business item on the agenda for the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday...
Remains identified as those of former Butler County official (09/11/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Missouri State Highway Patrol officials received confirmation Tuesday that the human remains found in Virginia are those of a former Butler County Clerk accused of sodomizing a young girl. "The remains located in Virginia have been positively identified as those of Johnnie Dunivan by use of dental records," said patrol Sgt. Phil Gregory, who received the notification Tuesday...
Missouri's youth offender program wins Harvard University award (09/11/08)
In a brightly colored classroom at the Girardot Center for Youth, painted face masks line a shelf near the ceiling. Before release from the residential treatment center, every juvenile offender constructs one. For most, the mask becomes a symbol of their transformation...
Police bust alleged Bootheel meth ring (09/11/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Police have arrested four people and seized thousands of dollars along with drugs and weapons. The investigation began about six months ago, according to a news release issued by the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, and ultimately led to the discovery of a suspected large methamphetamine trafficking ring operating in Missouri and Arkansas...
Shooting victim doing 'remarkably well' after three brain surgeries (09/11/08)
The neurosurgeon who performed emergency brain surgeries on a 30-year-old woman seriously injured in a shooting Monday said she has come out of the surgery well and was able to communicate with family members Wednesday evening. Dr. Joel Ray said Kristina Bosco underwent three brain surgeries at Saint Francis Medical Center as result of the shooting, one to treat injuries caused by an entry wound at the front of her head, one to relieve the pressure on her brain and one to remove bullet fragments from the back of her head.. ...
Sheryl Crow in Kennett for tennis court dedication (09/11/08)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Sheryl Crow was on hand as members of the Kennett community, along with the Kennett School Board and several guests, gathered at the new Kennett High School tennis court for the dedication ceremony Tuesday. Superintendent Jerry Noble started the event by thanking everyone for their help, then introducing board president Matthew Shetley...
Go outside: Mo. parks encourage outdoor play (09/11/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Borrowing a refrain voiced by generations of parents, Missouri officials are urging moms and dads to get their kids away from the television and outside for some fresh air. As part of a national effort, Missouri families are being encouraged to take children to the nearest state park so they can explore nature during "Take a Child Outside" week from Sept. 24-30...
Mo. Guard troops wait longer for state paychecks (09/11/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some state National Guard members have had to wait nearly a month to get paid for responding to Missouri emergencies. Guard members receive federal pay during their regular weekend training and when sent to other states, such as those sent to Louisiana earlier this month because of Hurricane Gustav...
More Mo. counties qualify for disaster assistance (09/11/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency says seven more Missouri counties qualify for disaster assistance because of flooding earlier this summer. Those who suffered damage from storms and flooding between June 1 and Aug. 13 can qualify for several types of federal recovery assistance...
Mo. AG candidates say they will continue e-mail lawsuit (09/11/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's attorney general candidates each say they would continue a lawsuit filed against Gov. Matt Blunt over access to his office's e-mail records. Special investigators appointed by current Attorney General Jay Nixon have sued to get access to the records...
Wash. U. faulted for radioactive material mishap (09/11/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is faulting Washington University's medical center for its handling of radioactive materials. The NRC proposes a $3,250 fine against the university in St. Louis for washing part of a radioactive cancer treatment down a sink instead of disposing of it properly...
Koster wins Mo. AG primary by 829 after re-count (09/11/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A statewide re-count following last month's Democratic attorney general primary expanded the victory margin of winner Chris Koster. The secretary of state's office announced Thursday that the official results from the Aug. 5 primary show Koster adding another 49 votes to claim victory by 829 ballots. State law permits a losing candidate from requesting a re-count when the margin is less than 1 percentage point...
Lawmakers fail to override veto of Mo. student curator bill (09/11/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers failed Wednesday to override Gov. Matt Blunt's veto of a bill that could have given voting rights to the student member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Sponsoring Sen. Chuck Graham mounted an effort to override Blunt's veto, but the Columbia Democrat picked up little support from Republicans...
New pro-life group entering Missouri political picture (09/11/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The new group calls itself "Missourians United for Life." But its name underlies a divide in Missouri's self-described "pro-life" community. Missouri Right to Life has long been a leader in Missouri's powerful and effective pro-life majority in the Capitol...
Illinois House OKs privatizing state lottery (09/11/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois would raise $10 billion for building roads and schools by privatizing its state-run lottery for half a century under a plan the House approved Wednesday. After years of resisting, Speaker Michael Madigan and his House Democrats approved turning the lottery over to a private vendor because Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the legislature have never agreed on another way to pay for a statewide construction program...
Beer drinkers file lawsuit against InBev-Anheuser-Busch deal (09/11/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Ten angry beer drinkers are trying to derail the largest brewery takeover in history. The group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday claiming Belgium-based InBev's $52 billion purchase of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. would violate U.S. antitrust law if completed as planned in the coming months...
Mizzou journalism school celebrates 100 years (09/11/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As they celebrate the past, the future will be foremost on the minds of University of Missouri School of Journalism alumni gathering in Columbia this week. The school -- the first and still regarded as one of the best in the nation -- will celebrate its 100th anniversary with dozens of events, lectures, panels and discussions running through Saturday...
United States slaps financial sanctions on Iranian shipping firm (09/11/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration slapped financial sanctions on Iran's largest state-owned shipping line and its affiliates Wednesday for allegedly helping to transfer military-related arms and cargo. The departments of State and Treasury announced the action against the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, also known as IRISL, and 18 related companies for providing logistical services to Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, which controls Iran's ballistic missile research, development and production activities.. ...
Voices being added to relics at Sept. 11 memorial museum (09/11/08)
NEW YORK -- The artifacts awaiting their place in the Sept. 11 museum sit in storage -- crushed emergency vehicles, dust-covered purses, a giant steel column covered with victims' pictures. Now, voices will bring them to life. There's the recorded voice of New York Fire Department retiree Peter Bondy, who put Sept. 11 firefighter Jonathan Ielpi's picture on the 62-ton "last column" at the ruined World Trade Center site in 2002...
Massachusetts firefighter revives cat (09/11/08)
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- A lucky cat owes one of its nine lives to a firefighter who revived it with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Al Machado rescued the cat from a burning apartment Tuesday, telling The Standard Times of New Bedford that he saw immediately that it needed air. Machado began performing mouth to mouth on the animal as he carried it outside...
Hurricane Ike gets stronger on path to Texas (09/11/08)
HOUSTON -- Hurricane Ike strengthened in the Gulf's warm waters Wednesday and churned toward the Texas coast, and officials started to evacuate the first of millions of residents who could be in the storm's path. Ike bloomed to a Category 2 storm and was likely to grow even stronger before its predicted strike on the Texas coast early Saturday...
Lebanese politician killed in bombing; six people injured (09/11/08)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A bomb tore through a car in the hills east of Lebanon's capital Wednesday, killing a Druse politician who recently helped reconcile rival factions within that minority community, police said. The bomb that killed Sheik Saleh Aridi, a senior member of the Lebanese Democratic Party, was planted under his car in the village of Baissour, police said...
Massive particle collider passes first key tests (09/11/08)
GENEVA -- The world's largest particle collider passed its first major tests by firing two beams of protons in opposite directions around a 17-mile underground ring Wednesday in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of the universe...
Magnitude 7 earthquake hits Japan (09/11/08)
TOKYO -- Japan's Meteorological Agency says a magnitude 7 earthquake has hit northern Japan. The quake hit this morning off the eastern coast of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. Authorities say there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage...
Canadian prime minister: Troops home from Afghanistan in 2011 (09/11/08)
TORONTO -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised for the first time Wednesday that Canada's troops in Afghanistan will be withdrawn in 2011, as his minority government looks to win support in national elections next month. Harper, who has been a steadfast ally of President Bush in the post-Sept. 11 fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan, said Canadians do not have the appetite to keep their soldiers in Afghanistan beyond 10 years...
Vande Velde grabs overall lead in Tour of Missouri (09/11/08)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Christian Vande Velde won the time trial Wednesday to take the overall lead after the third stage of the Tour of Missouri cycling race. Vande Velde, riding for Garmin-Chipotle, completed the hilly, 18-mile course through Branson in windy conditions in 39 minutes, 51 seconds...
Bulger: 'I want to prove we're not that bad' (09/11/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Surrounded by reporters seeking his take on the St. Louis Rams' horrid opener after all those months of preparation, quarterback Marc Bulger found a comfort zone that was absent in the 38-3 drubbing at Philadelphia. "I love being back here because I want to prove we're not that bad," Bulger said Wednesday. "We can be talking this time next week, hopefully about a win."...
Lilly pitches Cubs past Cardinals (09/11/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Ted Lilly took manager Lou Piniella's demand to heart that the Chicago Cubs roll up their sleeves and finish off the NL Central competition. The left-hander matched his season best with eight sharp innings and took out St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in a collision at home in the Cubs' 4-3 victory Wednesday, only their second win in 10 games...
Rams sign WR Kennison (09/11/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams dipped into the past to fill a void at wide receiver Wednesday, signing former No. 1 pick Eddie Kennison. Kennison, 35, played for the Rams from 1996 to 1998 after being the 18th overall pick of the '96 draft. He's been out of the NFL since the Kansas City Chiefs released him in February...
Scott City sweeps Notre Dame to open season 2-0 (09/11/08)
The Scott City volleyball team won its second straight match to start the season, beating host Notre Dame 25-15, 25-22 on Wednesday night. Katie Diebold had a strong all-around match for the Rams with 12 assists, eight service aces, five kills and four digs...
Morrill, Glaus power Bulldogs past Indians (09/11/08)
JACKSON -- Alecia Glaus sometimes found it difficult to be the backup catcher while her close friend, pitcher Lauren Reinagel, posted a 28-1 record on the mound last fall. She wanted to be behind the plate, in the middle of all the action with Reinagel, who she has caught since the two were in Kelso youth-league softball together...
Redhawks open OVC play tonight (09/11/08)
Tonight's game will not make or break Southeast Missouri State's season. The 6:30 p.m. kickoff against visiting Tennessee Tech is just one of eight Ohio Valley Conference contests for the Redhawks. Win or lose, there will be plenty of time for Southeast to thrive or stumble the rest of the year...
Tech game a good indication of things to come (09/11/08)
Of all the games in all the stadiums in college football, ESPNU walked into this one. Ingenious. The TV cameras and a small national spotlight will be pointed tonight toward Cape Girardeau's Houck Stadium for Southeast Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech, one of just two Ohio Valley Conference games that will get some national television love this season...
Area digest 9/11/08 (09/11/08)
Weinrich team wins scramble The team of Carol Weinrich, Sissy Donahue and Kathy Raines won A flight at the March of Dimes women's scramble at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. The team of Nancy Johns, Carolyn Torbet, Susie Ruppert and Olivia Hunter was second, while the team of Christy Benton, Julie L'Hote, Donna Wheeler and Jane Trapp was third...
Powerful memories (09/11/08)
Sept. 11, 2008 Dear Leslie, You can't type that date without images of destruction flashing in your head. I wonder how people who were just children seven years ago feel toward it now. Nothing adults do to hide their own fear prevents children from sensing that something is terribly wrong. The Cuban Missile Crisis and President Kennedy's assassination darkened some days in my childhood. The end of the world was possible or seemed so, and Camelot rode off on a riderless horse...
Neal Boyd makes top 10 on "America's Got Talent" (09/11/08)
The results are in, and Neal E. Boyd is indeed one of the 10 acts that will go on to the finals of NBC's "America's Got Talent." The top 10 acts were announced Thursday night during a condensed 30-minute show, originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m., that aired at 7 p.m...
Review: 'Women' makeover is all boutique, no bite (09/11/08)
Somehow, Diane English has managed to make the "Sex and the City" movie look like a documentary. With her remake of George Cukor's 1939 cat fight "The Women," based on the play by Clare Boothe Luce, English has applied all the lighthearted instincts of her sitcom background and seemingly none of the insights of the source material...
Video of Neal E. Boyd's performances (09/11/08)
Click on the videos below to view Neal E. Boyd's performances on "America's Got Talent." ...
Styx Q&A: Rock legends headline final night of fair events (09/11/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:Styx has been rockin 'n' rolling for almost 40 years. The band, made up of current members James "J.Y." Young (guitar), Tommy Shaw (guitar), Todd Sucherman (drums), Lawrence Gowan (vocals and keyboard), Ricky Phillips (bass) and Chuck Panozzo (bass), rarely stops moving from stage to stage. ...
Man pleads guilty to Vatican scam (09/11/08)
NEW YORK -- A smooth-talking Italian businessman who dated actress Anne Hathaway and claimed to have friends in high places at the Vatican has pleaded guilty in a Manhattan real estate fraud case. Raffaello Follieri agreed Wednesday to serve more than four years in prison. ...
New on DVD 9/11/08 (09/11/08)
"Baby Mama" Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team up for a Hollywood rarity, a female buddy flick that actually found an audience. Fey plays a business executive who can't have kids but decides she desperately wants a child, and so is paired with a surrogate mother (Poehler) who behaves like a juvenile herself. A stellar supporting cast is highlighted by Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin, Greg Kinnear and Romany Malco...
Die laughing with River City Players' production of "When the Reaper Calls" (09/11/08)
Fall brings cooler weather, the changing of the leaves and an influx of creepy decorations. It also brings a new production by the River City Players Community Theater Group, and this year it goes with the season. "I wondered what was out there that set around Halloween, but would be a really entertaining production," River City Players president Debbie Barnhouse said. The comedy-thriller "When the Reaper Calls" fit the bill...
SEMO District Fair events (09/11/08)
TODAY 4H / FFA tractor rodeo, behind grandstand track, noon Lowery Carnival armbands, 5 to 10 p.m. Magic of Bob Bohm on the North Fairgroundss, 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Woody's Menagerie & Wildlife exposition on the South Fairgrounds, 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m...
good bets 9/11/08 (09/11/08)
LIVE MUSIC Doug E. Jackson singer/songwriter hosts special guest Adrianne. Where: Stooges, Jackson When: 7 to 11 p.m. today Ivas John Band Hard guitar licks and a smooth pocket. Where: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape...
SEMO District Fair visitors can fill up on variety of food (09/11/08)
The oldest but most transient eatery in Southeast Missouri settled in Arena Park on Saturday and will remain there for three more days. The SEMO District Fair set up and brought with it dozens of food vendors. From corn dogs to cotton candy and things on a stick, the food stands will entertain taste buds like the grandstand events...
U.S. artist's zany sculptures go on display at Versailles (09/11/08)
VERSAILLES, France -- At the palace of Versailles, a marble statue of Louis XIV now shares space with some unlikely interlopers: Michael Jackson and his pet chimp Bubbles, sculpted in porcelain. Versailles, the most gilded and over-the-top of French royal palaces, has let contemporary American artist Jeff Koons redecorate, and his eye-popping giant balloon animals and other zany sculptures are now on display alongside masterpieces by Veronese and Bernini...
Music review: Jessica Simpson goes country on CD (09/11/08)
Jessica Simpson, "Do You Know" (Epic/Columbia Nashville) Jessica Simpson's jump from pop to country music may seem calculated to save her music career, but the Texas native says she grew up a country fan. Still, no one expected an album of waltzes and two-steppers. Predictably, her debut collection, "Do You Know," focuses on slick Nashville pop; no will mistake any of the 11 songs as boot-scooting honky tonk or dirt-road country rock...
Review: Little substance to stylish 'Bangkok Dangerous' (09/11/08)
An old skit on "Saturday Night Live" had one of the players mimicking Michael Caine as he listened to his agent read the taglines of movie scripts sent to him for consideration. The joke was that before the agent could finish the tagline Caine would yell out "I'll do it!"...
Tunes at Twilight hosts Adrianne (09/11/08)
The California girl comes to Cape Girardeau. She will be at Stooges in Jackson Thursday night and play Tunes at Twilight Friday at 6:30.
Concert at the college (09/11/08)
The Student Activities Council at Southeast Missouri State University will bring in Nashville, Tenn., act Florez to welcome students back to campus life for a concert 5:30 p.m. Monday at Academic Terraces. Don't let the Nashville fact fool you. These boys are rockin...
'Ghost Town': Gervais, Kinnear share spooky tales (09/11/08)
TORONTO -- In real life, Ricky Gervais does not believe in ghosts. Put them on the big-screen, however, and he's more than game to see dead people. Gervais, who stars in the supernatural romantic comedy "Ghost Town," always is willing to tag along with a filmmaker telling a good story about things from beyond...
Visit Missouri Botanical Gardens for Monarch Fiesta (09/11/08)
ST. LOUIS — Surround yourself with flowers, art and monarch butterflies at the Mighty Monarch Fiesta at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in St. Louis's Missouri Botanical Garden. The Monarch Fiesta celebrates the popular orange-and-black butterfly and the contributions of Mexican art, culture and cuisine. The Botanical Garden has teamed with Belas Artes Multicultural Center in St. Louis to plan an authentic Mexican celebration...
Pitt plays dumb in Coens' 'Burn After Reading' (09/11/08)
TORONTO -- Brad Pitt has wanted to work with the Coen brothers for ages. Then he got wind of the birdbrain they had written for him to play. "I've been knocking on the brothers' door for a few years, so I was really happy when they called me," Pitt said at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, a day after Joel and Ethan Coen's comedy "Burn After Reading" premiered there...
From Grand Ole Opry to Grandstand: Craig Morgan plays SEMO District Fair (09/11/08)
Father of five, former U.S. soldier, SEMO District Fair grandstand performer — all fitting descriptions of country sensation Craig Morgan who is coming to Cape Girardeau on Friday night. With four albums under his belt that include hits like "That's What I Love About Sunday" and "Redneck Yacht Club," Morgan is already a favorite performer at Nashville, Tenn.'s Grand Ole Opry, where he has been invited to perform more than 150 times...
ARTifacts 9/11/08 (09/11/08)
Tickets on sale for B.B. King in Carbondale @SL_body_copy_ragged:CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Blues legend B.B. King will perform Oct. 4 at Southern Illinois University as part of the Southern Lights Entertainment series at SIU. The blues legend and his guitar Lucille will play an intimate concert at the SIU Arena with seats blocked to keep the crowd to a minimum. ...
Trade group steps up campaign for corn syrup (09/11/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A mother pours a child a flavored drink, a younger woman offers her boyfriend a Popsicle -- then both are confronted about the health effects of high-fructose corn syrup. Their response? The sweetener is made from corn, has no artificial ingredients and is fine in moderation, the women say in two commercials a trade group is airing in the hope of rehabilitating the image of the ubiquitous sweetener, used in everything from cereals to sodas to bread...
Mildred Nuckles (09/11/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mildred Ray Nuckles, 90, went to Heaven to meet her beloved family Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Sikeston Convalescent Center, after a lengthy illness. She was born May 7, 1918, near Blodgett, Mo., daughter of the late John and Nannie Fritts Winders...
Tamara Miller (09/11/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Tamara G. Miller, 46, of Anna died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born Nov. 5, 1961, in Anna, daughter of Gary and Judy Fuller Keller. Survivors include two daughters, Sydney and Beatryss Miller of Anna; her parents, Gary and Judy Keller of Cobden, Ill.; a sister, Toni Flamm of Cobden; and maternal grandmother, Juanita Fuller of Cobden...
James Hickam (09/11/08)
James Lester Hickam, 71, of Jackson died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at Jackson Manor. He was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, son of Milford Lester and Elsa May Dow Hickam. Hickam was a 1955 graduate of Central High School and received a bachelor of science in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 1963...
Pat Huffman (09/11/08)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Patty L. "Pat" Huffman, 72, of Tamms died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at her home. She was born July 31, 1936, at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Earl and Florence Davis Ring. She and John D. Huffman were married June 6, 1953, in Tamms...
Mary Unnerstall (09/11/08)
Mary Helen Unnerstall, 85, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was born April 7, 1923, in Zalma, Mo., to Roscoe and Clara Glasener McKee, both deceased. Mary married Bob Unnerstall May 2, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. Aside from a brief move to California, Mary and Bob spent their lives in Colorado. ...
Donna Hurst (09/11/08)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Donna Jean Hurst, 36, of Glenallen died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 12, 1971, in Aurora, Ill., daughter of Donald Edwin and Louise Thompson Barker. She and Robin Michael Hurst were married June 5, 1996, in Aurora. He died June 29, 2004...
Richard Welsh (09/11/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Richard D. Welsh, 63, of Perryville died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 31, 1944, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Dick and Hazel Crain Welsh. Welsh was a retired law enforcement officer. He was a member of River Hills Eagles Aerie...
Judy McDowell (09/11/08)
Judy Kay McDowell, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, in an automobile accident near Evansville, Ind. She was born Dec. 7, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Lester and Ethel Maevers Hengst. She and David S. McDowell were married Jan. 7, 1961, in Cape Girardeau...
Fire report 9/11/08 (09/11/08)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n Emergency medical service on Highland Drive. n A motor vehicle crash on Greensferry Road. n Emergency medical service on Sue Drive. Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Police report 9/11/08 (09/11/08)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Karla J. Wilson, 41, of Dangerfield, Texas, was arrested on a Morris County, Texas, warrant for parole violation for burglary. n Titus D. Brockman, 19, 2802 Independence St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court, no operator's license and traffic violation...
Out of the past 9/11/08 (09/11/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 11, 1983 The annual service at Old McKendree Chapel near Jackson is held in the afternoon; the Rev. L.M. Starkey, senior pastor of the Kirkwood (Mo.) United Methodist Church, is the guest speaker. Donna Parkinson is the new peer counselor at the Ecumenical Center at Southeast Missouri State University; the center is sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, the First Christian Church and the Evangelical United Church of Christ...
Corn ethanol and alternative energy - and the cost of taxpayer subsidies (09/11/08)
In response to an article I wrote on the corn ethanol boondoggle, John Moreton argued that ethanol subsidies, mandates and tariffs hold down gasoline prices. Given that corn ethanol is less than 2.5 percent of BTU-adjusted gasoline consumption, any price effects are probably minor. Even if corn ethanol has a negligible impact on gas prices, diverting one-third of the corn crop to energy causes higher food prices...
Emerson, Palin and the politics of energy (09/11/08)
At last week's Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson pivoted her prepared remarks neatly from agriculture policy to energy. The importance of developing alternative power sources was stressed: wind, hydro, nuclear, even ethanol derived from algae. But the need to drill for oil in areas of the United States currently off-limits was her central theme...
Going Full Tilt at the fair (09/11/08)
The Gravitron is a popular fair ride. You walk on to this circular metal plate and stand against the padded wall surrounding it. Everyone waits and the ride starts. You spin and spin and gravity — hence the name — pins you against the wall...
9/11 (09/11/08)
Seven years have passed since Americans watched in horror as terrorist-manned passenger jets slammed into the twin towers of New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The memories are still jarring, even though enough time has passed that there are children returning to elementary schools this year who have no personal recollection of that day, the day we now call 9/11. ...
Speak Out 9/11/08 (09/11/08)
Rallying around THE AREA establishment is rallying so readily and radically around Rock Finch for Cape Girardeau County commissioner, one can only conclude that incumbent Jay Purcell must really be doing something right. Hick politics I AM tired of hearing the ongoing arguments between Jay Purcell and Gerald Jones. ...
Local Motorists Rush to Pumps Ahead of Ike (09/11/08)
Blue Angel 7 visits the Cape Airport (09/11/08)
Cape's airport has again hosted a visit by a VERY cool flying machine! Angel 7 is a Boeing F/A-18 Hornet, flown by the Navy's immortal Blue Angels Flight Demonstration team. It's a two-seat rendition of the carrier-based, supersonic fighter/attack aircraft, and is used by the Angels to provide rides to members of the media and other FORTUNATE individuals...
Online Pet of the Week (09/11/08)
Ella is a 10 month-old Doberman mix. She is spayed and housebroken. Ella is very smart and already knows basic commands. She is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO 573-334-5837, Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm, Sun. 1-4pm.
Midwest Classic Horse Show- SEMO Fair (09/11/08)
Callie Shemwell poses with her grandmother, Marsha Kern prior to the start of the Midwest Classic Horse Show.
LANDON HURST - BABY BOY CONTEST (09/11/08)
FIRST PLACE 7-9 MTH OLDS SON OF SARAH & COLBY HURST, JACKSON,MO SUBMITTED BY GRANDMA & GRANPA BURNS
Hello There (09/11/08)
Very big horse at the Semo Fair , Sept. 10, 2008
Smells of the Fair (09/11/08)
You just can't explain the wonderful smell of of food the the fair....you just have to go to the fair and have some of this great food. Semo Fair - Sept. 10, 2008
Mr Rooster (09/11/08)
Semo Fair , Sept 10, 2008
Flags of the Fair (09/11/08)
flags wave in the wind on the morning of Sept 10 at the Semo Fair
Angel 7 (09/11/08)
Feel the Power!
Angel 7 (09/11/08)
Angel 7 gets outta Dodge...uh, Cape
Angel 7 (09/11/08)
Angel 7 Cranks Up!
Angel 7 (09/11/08)
Angel 7 Cranks Up!
Angel 7 (09/11/08)
Angel 7 Readies for Departure
Angel 7 (09/11/08)
America's Best Mark Perry Photo
Angel 7 (09/11/08)
Angel 7 Photo by Mark Perry
butterflies (09/11/08)
flowers and butterflies in my yard
SEMO Fair (09/11/08)
Having a Blast!!
SEMO Fair (09/11/08)
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