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Fire truck stolen, vandalism at East County firehouse (09/13/08)
Cape Girardeau County deputies are investigating a burglary, theft, and vandalism incident that occurred early this morning at the East County Fire Protection District station north of the Cape Girardeau city limits, said fire chief Dwayne Kirchhoff...
Fund set up to benefit shooting victim (09/13/08)
People wishing to donate money to assist with the medical bills of a woman severely injured in Monday’s Cape Girardeau County shooting may contribute to a fund set up at two Cape Girardeau Regions Bank locations. Friends of the family established the fund Thursday in Kristina Bosco’s name, said Regions Bank branch manager Rebecca Harris. ...
Ashley Judd to promote Obama in Cape, Sikeston (09/13/08)
Southeast Missourian Actor Ashley Judd will be in Cape Girardeau today to discuss economic policy and promote Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, according to campaign representatives. Judd will make an appearance in Sikeston, Mo., and one at Broadway Books and Roasting Co. in Cape Girardeau at 1:15 p.m...
Ducks to race on Mississippi River (09/13/08)
Another event with family appeal is the debut event of "Ducks on the Mississippi," sponsored by the Southside and Esprit Optimist Clubs, benefiting children on the south side of Cape Girardeau. The rubber ducks will be released at Kidd's boat dock on the north end of Riverfront Park at 1:30 and 2 p.m. Sunday and float down the Mississippi to the southern tip of the park. The $10 entry fee will be donated to the Optimist Clubs to fund children's programs. First prize is $250...
Cape First to hold CD release party Sunday (09/13/08)
A group from Cape First Assembly of God Church has recorded a CD of Christian music and wants the public to be a part of it. Cape First is holding a CD release party at 5 p.m. Sunday to celebrate and introduce the record, called "To Know Your Heart," recorded with Devotion Music/Universal Music Distribution company. Singles from the CD have been playing on radio stations across the country. For more information, visit www.capefirstworship.org...
Two Cape Girardeau County men charged with sexual offenses (09/13/08)
Two Cape Girardeau County men were charged Thursday with sexual offenses as a result of investigations by the Jackson Police Department and the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Timothy Luttrull faces charges of first-degree child molestation. William E. Kinder was arrested on charges of statutory sodomy and statutory rape...
Southeast Missouri National Guard soldiers assist Gustav victims (09/13/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Although it's not one of the first duties people think of when it comes to the National Guard, lending a hand in domestic issues is also an important duty. And that's just what several members of the 1221st Transportation Company of Dexter, Portageville and Sikeston are doing while mobilized to support Hurricane Gustav relief efforts in Louisiana...
Teams saw their way to victory in contest at fair (09/13/08)
Shanda Underwood signed up for the cross saw competition to "bring a little country" to the SEMO District Fair. Dressed in a rainbow bandanna and a black Harley-Davidson tank top and jeans, Underwood competed first, with her mother, Brenda Thiele...
Butler, Wayne counties get more FEMA assistance (09/13/08)
In the nearly six months since floodwaters inundated Southeast Missouri, recovery has been slow. But this week it has been expedited by nearly $13 million in assistance from the federal government and its Small Business Administration. While applications for individual assistance were highest in the more populated Cape Girardeau County (812), residents in Butler and Wayne counties have each so far received more financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Chaffee boil-water order lifted (09/13/08)
Missouri's Department of Natural Resources ended the mandatory boil water order placed on the city of Chaffee Tuesday. A DNR report said bacteriological samples taken on Sept. 10 and 11 "were safe and testing shows an acceptable chlorine residual in the distribution system."...
Country singer Craig Morgan performs at SEMO District Fair (09/13/08)
Some country music fans came to see singer Craig Morgan perform Friday at the SEMO District Fair simply because they enjoy his music. Others were drawn to the concert for an additional reason. "He's really hot, really good-looking, and I love his music videos," said Michaela Bagby, 14, of Cape Girardeau. "I would think he would perform at St. Louis rather than the SEMO District Fair."...
Annual River City Rodders car show takes over Main Street on Sunday (09/13/08)
Cars won't be driving down Main Street on Sunday; they'll be parked there. The street will be closed to traffic for the 31st annual River City Rodders and Old Town Cape Classic Car Show. In addition to a shared interest in preserving history, the two sponsors have separate interests in having Main Street closed for the event: more cars and more shopping...
People rush to pumps ahead of Ike (09/13/08)
Keith Boeller believes Thursday's rush by consumers to buy fuel at area gas stations was a bit premature. By midmorning, a rumor had spread in Cape Girardeau that gas could rise by as much as a dollar per gallon overnight. The price of gasoline at most stores in the city increased by 25 cents by Friday morning...
Gov. seeks to have e-mail lawsuit dismissed (09/13/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Attorneys representing Gov. Matt Blunt and Missouri's top computer officer are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit over access to the governor's office e-mails. Blunt and information officer Dan Ross filed motions this week in Cole County Circuit Court claiming the lawsuit fails to make clear, specific allegations and fails to support its assertions. Judge Richard Callahan scheduled a hearing on the dismissal motions for Sept. 24...
Mo. woman sentenced to 30 years in kidnapping (09/13/08)
UNION, Mo. -- An eastern Missouri woman was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for the slashing of a young mother's throat and the kidnapping of her newborn girl in 2006. Shannon Torrez, 38, of Lonedell, entered an Alford plea in May to one count each of child kidnapping, armed criminal action and first-degree assault. She did not admit guilt with her plea but conceded there was enough evidence for a guilty verdict...
High-tech wine labels track travel temperatures (09/13/08)
NAPA, Calif. -- Sultry weather can be hard on any traveler, and for wine it can be disastrous. A high-tech shipping label now being used by some in the industry aims to warn customers if there's a chance they're getting cooked cabernet. About the size of a sugar packet, the labels can be programmed for a range of temperatures and placed directly on the product or its packaging. A light flashes green if the product stays within specifications and yellow if it doesn't...
Spat between Venezuela, U.S. grows (09/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- The United States stopped trying to be polite Friday in an escalating diplomatic shoving match with the leaders of Venezuela and Bolivia. Washington slapped new sanctions on three aides close to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and called him weak and desperate. The Venezuelan ambassador got the boot for good measure, a move that was purely for show. Chavez had already brought his man home...
Hurricane Ike grows as it closes in on Texas (09/13/08)
HOUSTON -- A monster-sized Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coast late Friday, threatening to rattle the sparkling skyscrapers of America's fourth-largest city, shut down the heart of the U.S oil industry for days and obliterate waterfront towns already flooded with waist-high water...
Indiana city looks for lost time capsule (09/13/08)
ELKHART, Ind. -- Call it the time capsule that time forgot. A city committee voted recently to open a time capsule buried in 1958, when the city was celebrating its centennial. The plan was to display the items, then add modern ones and rebury it until 2058...
Pakistani lawmakers threaten to end cooperation in war on terror (09/13/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The furor intensified Friday over Washington's decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan, with opposition lawmakers threatening the country could pull out of the war on terror if the U.S. refuses to respect its borders...
Perryville falls to Ste. Genevieve (09/13/08)
PERRYVILLE -- Pirates first-year coach Jim May made some changes with his team down 17 points at halftime to rival Ste. Genevieve on Friday night. May moved quarterback Josh Perreault to wide receiver and running back. He also entered sophomore Garrett Flentge into the contest at quarterback...
St. Vincent gets routed in Catholic showdown (09/13/08)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- Whatever plans St. Vincent had for Friday night's showdown with rival Valle Catholic, the first 5 minutes resembled nothing close to them. It was more like coach Keith Winkler's worst nightmare. Valle took advantage of two St. Vincent fumbles and a surprise onside kick to build a four-touchdown lead during the first 5 minutes, 16 seconds en route to a 46-7 victory...
Gateway, turnovers cut down Jackson (09/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Five Jackson turnovers and one huge turnover by the officials proved to be too much for the Indians to overcome Friday night. Jackson fell to Gateway Tech 14-7 in the finale of its season-opening three-game road trip to St. Louis. The key play occurred in the second quarter with the game scoreless. Jaguars running back Anthony Pierson, who entered the game with a gaudy 23.5 yards per carry average and over 400 yards rushing in two games, raced 66 yards for a touchdown...
Chickasaws deck winless Tigers 42-6 (09/13/08)
Central delivered the first punch Friday night. But Blytheville, Ark., ended up scoring a knockout. A big knockout. The Chickasaws allowed an opening-drive touchdown then scored 36 straight points before halftime to take control during a 42-6 romp at Houck Stadium...
Redhawks volleyball captures first victory in Saluki Invitational (09/13/08)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team, despite missing three starters, notched its first win of the season on Friday. Southeast beat Arkansas State 25-18, 26-24, 20-25, 18-25, 15-8 as the Saluki Invitational got under way in Carbondale, Ill. Preseason all-Ohio Valley Conference selections Karleigh DeLong and Aubrey Dondlinger, along with starting setter Sarah Barth, missed the match with various injuries...
Church briefs 9/13/08 (09/13/08)
VMY group to meet Sunday The Vincentian Marian Youth will meet for a Youth Encounter at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Shrine Church in Perryville, Mo. The evening will consist of the annual outdoor Mass at the Grotto and annual freshmen welcome with pizza and a hayride. ...
Splendid mysteries in deep waters (09/13/08)
It is amazing how the smallest things can bring back the biggest memories. A song on the radio takes you back to a first date. An old hymn transfers you back to a dusty old church and the first day of faith. The smell of chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon can instantly transport you back to grandma's front porch with a cookie in one hand, an ice-cold glass of milk in the other and a plate balanced on your lap...
Broadcasting faith: Area church to air services on cable channel (09/13/08)
Worshippers no longer have to leave the house to get a local sermon from a Cape Girardeau church. Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau has begun televising its service on Channel 5, Cape Girardeau's community access channel. "For years, the church has taken videos of the traditional worship service to those unable to leave their homes," said the Rev. ...
Reflections: Praise people while you can (09/13/08)
A woman stood mourning beside her son's casket. "He was a good boy," she said. "Even though he was a bit flighty and quite a dreamer, he was always cheerful." "I'll miss my brother," added his sister, standing nearby. "Things were just always more peaceful when he was around," another sibling added, "It sure won't be the same around here without him."...
Review: Much is wrong in 'Righteous Kill' (09/13/08)
AP Movie Critic It's not that the crime thriller "Righteous Kill" is spectacularly awful. It's just thoroughly mediocre -- a standard police procedural, a long episode of "Law & Order," unremarkable but for the pairing of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino...
Paparazzi get duped by Jamie Lynn Spears look-alike at LAX (09/13/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Cameras flashing and films rolling, a crowd of paparazzi surrounded a police escort, trying to get the perfect shot of Britney Spears' little sister as she left the Los Angeles International Airport. Just one snag: The woman wasn't Jamie Lynn Spears...
Lawrence Thompson III (09/13/08)
Lawrence Thompson III Lawrence Adolph "L.A." Thompson III, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 22, 1953, in Cape Girardeau. Thompson served in the U.S. Navy. He had been a pipe fitter with Union Local 562...
Kenneth Edmondson (09/13/08)
Kenneth Edmondson OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Kenneth A. Edmondson, 69, of Olive Branch died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at his home. He was born April 12, 1939, in East St. Louis, Ill., to Robert and Bertha Griness Edmondson. He married Dorothy Tauchert on May 24, 1957...
Bethany Pierre (09/13/08)
Bethany Pierre MARBLE HILL, Mo.-- Bethany Pierre, 40, of Bridgeton, Mo., formerly of Marble Hill, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, in Marble Hill. She was born Feb. 8, 1968, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Lawrence "Larry" and Mary Ellen Cook Robinson. She and Andrew Pierre were married Dec. 8, 1990...
Kylie Simmons (09/13/08)
Kylie Simmons CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Kylie Alexis Simmons, 7 months, of Chaffee passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at her home, after a lifelong battle with proteus meningitis. She was born Jan. 29, 2008, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Keith A. and Keisha Gerhardt Simmons...
Agnes Dumey (09/13/08)
Agnes Dumey Agnes C. Dumey, 95, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 16, 1913, at Rockview, daughter of Louis William Felden and Clara Irene Haynes. She was married to Frank "Mike" Dumey on Sept. 14, 1932, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, Mo. He died May 4, 2005...
Albert Meyer (09/13/08)
Albert Meyer PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Albert A. Meyer, 94, of Perryville died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. He was born April 4, 1914, at Friedenberg, Mo., son of John F. and Clara Guemmer Meyer. He and Vera Wichern were married Jan. 15, 1939...
Births 9/13/08 (09/13/08)
Turner Daughter to Gina Nichole Essex-Turner of Tamms, Ill., Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:08 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. Name, Adaline Paige. Weight, 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Ms. Essex-Turner is the daughter of Steven and Rebecca Essex of Tamms...
Police Report 9/13/08 (09/13/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Charles D. Dobyns, 18, of Benton, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, failure to dim lights and being a minor in possession of alcohol...
Out of the Past 9/13/08 (09/13/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 13, 1983 Fair skies and a better than fair-sized first-day crowd have SEMO District Fair officials optimistic about the rest of the week; yesterday's "Sneak a Peek" promotion, which let fairgoers onto the grounds at no charge, drew an estimated 11,000 people...
Imminent climate change: So what? (09/13/08)
By Alan Journet In previous contributions I have discussed aspects of climate change. In this column I explore six critical consequences. 1. The maximum density of water occurs at about 39 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus, as water cools or warms from this temperature, it expands. Ice floats because it is less dense than water. However, warm water also expands, rises, and "floats." Most importantly, as our oceans warm (as evidence indicates is happening) their volume expands...
Nell Holcomb (09/13/08)
On Highway 177 north of Cape Girardeau -- not too far from the entrance to Trail of Tears State Park -- is a rarity in today's world of public schools: a modern elementary school with its own school district, a strong tax base, good teachers and administrators and parents who take an interest in the education their children are receiving...
Speak Out 9/13/08 (09/13/08)
No place to park I LIVE on the west side of Cape Girardeau in the heart of the SEMO District Fair. This part of town is easily recognizable. Look for "no parking" signs every 10 feet. I have a small driveway, and with three vehicles I have always parked one along the side of my house with no problem, as do my neighbors. ...
Sock Hop To Benefit Cape Area Family Resource Center This Sunday (09/13/08)
The second annual sock hop to benefit the Cape Area Family Resource Center will be held at the Rose Bed Inn in Cape Girardeau this Sunday, Sept. 14th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Break out your poodle skirts, jeans, and penny loafers and get ready to dance your socks off! Several local restaurants will be providing the meal. ...
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