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Stories from Monday, September 15, 2008

Over 25,000 meters left without power under Ozark electric cooperative (09/15/08)
With one area weather station reporting wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour, the remains of Hurricane Ike left more than 25,000 Ozark Border Electric Cooperative customers without power for portions of Sunday. "This is the worst storm we've ever had," said Ozark Border Manager Stan Estes. ...
Repairs continue to close lanes on Interstate 55 in Scott County (09/15/08)
Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane both northbound and southbound with a 16 foot width restriction this week while MoDOT crews work on concrete repairs from Highway 77 at Benton to Route M at Scott City. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane beginning at 6:30 a.m. today through about 5 p.m. Friday. Southbound lanes have already been reduced...
Officials: Former Butler County clerk whose remains were found in Virginia committed suicide (09/15/08)
Virginia authorities have determined a former Butler County clerk accused of sodomizing a young girl died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. "According to Bill Eller with the Smyth County Sheriff's Department the medical examiner in Roanoke (Va.) has issued a death certificate"...
Threat from storm keeps car owners away from annual show (09/15/08)
Organizers tried to look on the bright side, near the end of the 31st annual River Tales Classic Car Show on Sunday. Everyone who entered a category went home with a trophy. But high winds and the threat of rain, as well as major power outages and fallen trees, kept many classic car owners away...
Ike remnants injure three in Butler County, Mo. (09/15/08)
BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. -- Three Butler County residents were injured when remnants of Hurricane Ike swept across Southeast Missouri early Sunday, knocking down trees and limbs onto houses, vehicles and power lines. Some area residents are still without power and many churches canceled worship services...
Sikeston has large list of condemned properties thanks to redevelopment program (09/15/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Sikeston's list of 186 condemned properties may be alarming to some but city officials say it indicates progress. "When we established the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority (LCRA), we targeted those homes that weren't meeting code and got aggressive with a redevelopment plan for the LCRA area," said City Manager Doug Friend. "That's where the majority of the condemned houses are."...
Over 3,000 customers in Cape Girardeau still without power (09/15/08)
AmerenUE customers in Cape Girardeau, Scott and Stoddard counties were among those still in the dark as of 7:10 a.m. today. The remnants of Hurricane Ike - which passed over Cape Girardeau Sunday morning - was blamed for causing power outages and about 80 calls for help to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department...
SEMO District Fair attracts over 100,000 (09/15/08)
Attendance at the SEMO District Fair hit a 5-year high, surging 7 percent over last year to 103,901. Organizers cite good weather, new activities and a "solid" grandstand lineup for the increase. Events included a tractor pull, rodeo, demolition derby...
Cape Girardeau Public Works Department announces storm debris pick-up, disposal plan (09/15/08)
The City of Cape Girardeau Public Works Department announced today its plan for the collection of damaged trees and limbs caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ike that moved through the area on Sunday. All storm-damaged tree and limb debris should be placed at residents' curbs for collection by the city's public works department. ...
Eye over Cape as Ike blows through (09/15/08)
In Cape Girardeau, sirens heralded Hurricane Ike's faltering path and power outages dominated the day. By 8 a.m. thousands were without electricity. Repair crews faced repeat outages when falling trees redamaged fixed lines. Trees blocked streets and alleys and smashed a few cars; winds gusting up to 70 miles an hour tore shingles away and peeled off two Fruitland trailers' metal roofs. An Interstate 55 sign was hurtled across the roadway...
Jackson police receive grant to improve school security (09/15/08)
The Jackson Police Department will receive $25,840 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Justice community policing program, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced Friday. The funds are part of a Secure our Schools program through COPS, or Community Oriented Policing Services, a program established in 1994 to enhance public safety through community policing strategies...
Sock hop, duck race canceled (09/15/08)
The remnants of Hurricane Ike that blew over the area Sunday resulted in the postponement of some scheduled events. The sock hop benefit for the Family Resource Center was reschedule for next week, according to Eldon Nattier and James Coley, co-owners of the Rose Bed Inn. The power was out on the city's south side for most of Sunday, and Coley said high winds have caused a mess on the bed and breakfast's lawn...
Thursday night concert at Underberg House (09/15/08)
Lil' Dave Thompson and his blues band will play at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Underberg House. Call 334-7692 for more information.
Pachyderms to meet Thursday at Dexter Bar-B-Que (09/15/08)
The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club meeting will begin with a 6:15 p.m. meal Thursday, Sept. 18 at Dexter Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau. The meeting follows at 7 p.m. Members of the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education will present the program. For more information, call Gerald Adams at 243-4199...
Interest in fall gardening grows for area residents (09/15/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- David Renaud of Sikeston knows fall gardening isn't anything new. He's been extending his gardening season for 25 years. "I've always had a garden because my parents had a garden," Renaud said. "And I've always enjoyed a garden. It was part of me to have this."...
Fried catfish and chicken breast tenders dinner to be held (09/15/08)
The New McKendree United Methodist Men will hold a fried catfish and chicken breast tenders dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at New McKendree Celebration Center. The meal also includes cole slaw, baked beans, spiral potatoes, dessert and drink. The price is reduced for children 5 to 12; children younger than 5 eat free...
Woman may get out of prison early under new state law (09/15/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A woman convicted 30 years ago of killing her supposedly abusive husband in a well-publicized case may get out of prison early under a new state law aimed at victims of domestic or sexual abuse. Roberta Borden was found guilty of the February 1978 killing of her husband, Delbert Earl Borden, in their Springfield home. She and her lover, Donald Wayne Pilkerton, shot Delbert Borden through the heart with a sawed-off .22 rifle while he watched television in the couple's home...
Woman from Kennett helps disabled children with her books (09/15/08)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Former Kennett resident Jill Jana Marie (Plunk), has recently started living one of her childhood dreams: writing children's books. "I always loved to write when I was younger," Plunk said. Plunk, daughter of Otis and Nancy Plunk, formerly of Kennett, is a third-grade teacher in Estero, Fla., who has also started a foundation to help disabled children...
Mo. couple faces charges in death of 1-year-old (09/15/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban Kansas City couple has been charged with the abuse and death of the woman's 1-year-old son. Twenty-five-year-old Kyle W. Cooper and 21-year-old Kimberly Helmes, both of Blue Springs, are each charged with second-degree murder and endangering the welfare of a child...
Hayden named to judgeship in central Missouri (09/15/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Central Missouri attorney Kenneth Hayden has been appointed to fill a court vacancy. Gov. Matt Blunt announced the appoint of Hayden Monday to replace Circuit Judge Greg Kays, who was confirmed in June as a federal district judge...
EPA grants Ill. incinerator key permit (09/15/08)
SAUGET, Ill. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a key permit for a St. Louis-area incinerator of toxic medical and chemical waste despite opponents' claims that it doesn't belong in a metropolitan area. Veolia Environmental Services got its long-awaited Title V operational permit last week, the EPA announced Monday, months after the agency issued a draft permit for the site despite legal challenges by the Sierra Club and another environmental group, the American Bottom Conservancy.. ...
Missouri towns prepare - again - for flooding (09/15/08)
ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) -- Flood-weary Missouri towns along the Mississippi, Missouri, Meramec and other rivers on Monday were preparing for yet another round of rising water after torrential weekend rains. The remnants of Hurricane Ike brought high winds and reports of up to 7 inches of rain to parts of the state. ...
2 Illinoisans found dead in Mo. park (09/15/08)
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities in Missouri are investigating the deaths of two Illinois relatives at a park. Investigators in Missouri's St. Louis County say the body of Soumya Tummala (SOOM'-yah tu-MAH'-lah) of Maryville was found Saturday morning in the passenger seat of a car on a park's boat ramp near the community of Spanish Lake...
Mo. Gov. Blunt visiting National Guard in Kosovo (09/15/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt is visiting Missouri National Guard troops in Kosovo. About 1,000 Missouri guard members have been stationed there since April on a peacekeeping mission. The governor's office says Blunt is meeting with leaders of the Kosovo Force Headquarters and visiting with soldiers on the job there...
KC-area couple face charges in death of 1-year-old (09/15/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas city-area man and woman are facing charges in the death of a 1-year-old boy. Jackson County Prosecutor Jim Kanatzar has scheduled a news conference Monday in the case against the Blue Springs couple charged in the baby's death. KMBC-TV reported that police were called to a home in eastern Jackson County Friday on a report of a child not breathing...
Kansas City Zoo breeds endangered Wyoming toads (09/15/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Zoo is now a breeding ground for 19 endangered Wyoming toads. The toads arrived in Kansas City last week. The survival of the critically endangered species depends on the zoo's ability to breed the toads while in captivity...
Savvis co-founder gets more than 2 years in prison (09/15/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A co-founder of Savvis Communications Corporation has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for sending threatening e-mails and voicemail to his brother-in-law. Andrew Gladney, 45, also will have two years of supervised release. Gladney was sentenced Friday in federal court in St. Louis. He pleaded guilty on May 16 to one felony count of using interstate communications to threaten a man in order to extort money...
Missouri towns prepare - again - for flooding (09/15/08)
ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — Several towns in Missouri are bracing for yet another round of significant flooding. Heavy rain fell on parts of the state over the weekend, the result of the remnants of Hurricane Ike. At least three deaths were blamed on the weather...
Tigers from Mo. sanctuary arrive in Colorado (09/15/08)
CALHAN, Colo. -- Ten tigers from an animal park in Missouri that closed after a volunteer was attacked by a tiger have arrived at a sanctuary in Colorado, station KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs reported. The cats arrived Sunday at the Serenity Springs Wildlife Center in Calhan. The center is due to receive 15 tigers overall from Wesa-A-Geh-Ya in Warren County, Mo. That center closed after a volunteer lost part of his leg in a tiger attack last month. The tiger was killed...
Some health facilities dispose of drugs down toilets (09/15/08)
U.S. hospitals and long-term care facilities annually flush millions of pounds of unused pharmaceuticals down the drain, pumping contaminants into America's drinking water, according to an ongoing Associated Press investigation. These discarded medications are expired, spoiled, overprescribed or unneeded. Some are simply unused because patients refuse to take them, can't tolerate them or die with nearly full 90-day supplies of multiple prescriptions on their nightstands...
Lehman rescue fails, BofA buys Merrill for $50B (09/15/08)
NEW YORK -- A failed plan to rescue Lehman Brothers was followed Sunday by more seismic shocks from Wall Street, including a government-brokered takeover of Merrill Lynch by the Bank of America for $50 billion. A forced restructuring of the world's largest insurance company, American International Group Inc., also weighed heavily on global markets as the effects of the 14-month-old credit crisis intensified...
Nearly 2,000 brought to safety in Texas (09/15/08)
GALVESTON, Texas -- Rescuers searching the waterlogged streets and splintered houses left behind by Hurricane Ike said Sunday they had saved nearly 2,000 people -- many of whom then boarded buses to shelters without knowing where they were going or when they could come home...
Pilfered primate returned to market (09/15/08)
EAST MACHIAS, Maine -- An 8-foot-tall mechanical gorilla is back home at an eastern Maine flea market-style store two weeks after it was stolen and later dumped in a cornfield in Vermont. A pickup truck carrying the somewhat battered and torn gorilla arrived Saturday afternoon at Sandy's Sales a day after being picked up at a Vermont police barracks...
Republicans fault both campaigns for negative ads (09/15/08)
WASHINGTON -- Leading Republicans on Sunday faulted both presidential campaigns for the increasingly negative tone of their advertising, suggesting the bitter attacks undermine John McCain and Barack Obama's credibility with voters and could backfire...
Inspectors look for details in commuter train wreck (09/15/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Federal officials investigating a commuter rail collision that killed 25 people said Sunday they were looking into a report that an engineer blamed for running a stop signal before the crash may have been text messaging around the same time...
Zimbabwe opposition to get majority in Cabinet (09/15/08)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- On paper -- and it's a paper he has yet to sign or even publicly admit exists -- President Robert Mugabe appears to be acknowledging at last that he cannot rule Zimbabwe alone. Mugabe, Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and a leader of a smaller opposition faction were to sign a power-sharing deal today that has resulted from weeks of negotiations mediated by South African President Thabo Mbeki...
Engine failure cited in Russian jet crash (09/15/08)
PERM, Russia -- A Russian passenger plane that caught fire as it fell from the sky Sunday likely suffered engine failure before it crashed, killing all 88 people on board, investigators said. The right engine of the Boeing 737-500 caught fire as it prepared to land in Perm, they said. The plane came down on the outskirts of the city, hitting the ground just a few hundred yards from small wooden houses and apartment buildings. Officials said no one on the ground was killed...
Leaders struggle to keep control in Bolivia (09/15/08)
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- President Evo Morales worked to assert control over fractured Bolivia on Sunday as protesters set fire to a town hall and blockaded highways in opposition-controlled provinces, impeding gasoline and food distribution. At least 30 people have been killed in the poor Andean nation this week, Interior Minister Alfredo Rada said. ...
Afghanistan spokesman: U.S. killed civilians after false tip (09/15/08)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- An American bombing that may have killed up to 90 Afghan civilians last month was based on false information provided by a rival tribe and did not kill a single Taliban fighter, the president's spokesman said Sunday. The claim contradicted a U.S. contention that the Aug. 22 raid on the western village of Azizabad killed up to 35 Taliban fighters...
Redhawks fail to make statement in OVC opener (09/15/08)
There is no telling how this Southeast Missouri State football season will turn out. But Thursday's 29-27 home loss to Tennessee Tech in Southeast's Ohio Valley Conference opener certainly does not appear to bode well for the Redhawks. While it's too early to have labeled any game a must win — it's just one of eight OVC contests for Southeast — falling to the Golden Eagles is definitely a bad sign...
Pirates finish off sweep of Cardinals (09/15/08)
PITTSBURGH -- The St. Louis Cardinals didn't show much emotion playing the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates until it was too late to save the game. Maybe their season, too. Adam LaRoche drove in three runs with a pair of hits and the Pirates scored three times in both the first and second innings and went on to beat the Cardinals 7-2 on Sunday for a three-game sweep...
Illinois cyclist Vande Velde wins second edition of Tour of Missouri (09/15/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Christian Vande Velde won the Tour of Missouri on Sunday, finishing with the main pack in the rain-shortened final stage. Vande Velde, the 32-year-old Illinois rider competing for Garmin-Chipotle, edged Australia's Michael Rogers (Team Columbia) by 18 seconds. Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) of Canada was third, 48 seconds back...
Fan speak 9/15/08 (09/15/08)
Money games I realize that many smaller colleges play larger schools in a money game, and I see nothing wrong with that. What I do have a problem with is where that money goes. If the football players put their butts on the line and take a shellacking, the money received should go to the football program, not put into a general sports fund and divvied out to all programs. ...
Area digest 9/15/08 (09/15/08)
Phelps family takes 14th at national tourney Scott City's Nathan Phelps joined with his mother to finish 14th at the International Family Tournament bowling tournament in Baton Rouge, La. Phelps, and his nother Diane, won the state tournament to advance to the national tournament...
Biffle christens Chase by ending drought (09/15/08)
LOUDON, N.H. -- Greg Biffle snapped a 33-race winless streak with a late surge past Jimmie Johnson in the opening race of the Chase for the championship. Johnson, the two-time defending series champion, seemed to have the first round of the Chase locked up after leading a race-high 96 laps Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. But a pair of late cautions gave Biffle a chance, and he seized it by passing Johnson with 12 laps to go for the surprise win...
Broncos pass on game-tying PAT, stun Chargers (09/15/08)
Showing the ultimate confidence in his offense, Denver coach Mike Shanahan went for a 2-point conversion with 29 seconds left in Sunday's game. The gamble paid dividends as quarterback Jay Cutler hit rookie Eddie Royal over the middle to give the host Denver Broncos a 39-38 win over the stunned San Diego Chargers...
Stanford wins Micro LPGA Classic by a stroke (09/15/08)
Angela Stanford won the Bell Micro LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second career LPGA Tour title, holing a 3 1/2-foot par putt on the final hole for a 1-over 73 and a one-stroke victory over China's Shanshan Feng. Stanford also won the 2003 ShopRite LPGA Classic...
St. Louis looks for answers on offense, defense (09/15/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Two blowout losses in two weeks have the St. Louis Rams groping for answers. The Rams (0-2) were dreadful in a 38-3 opening-game loss at Philadelphia. They stayed with the Super Bowl champion Giants into the fourth quarter Sunday before three straight New York touchdowns turned a close game into a 41-13 loss in St. Louis' home opener...
Rams hit with 41-13 loss in home opener (09/15/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Justin Tuck swatted Marc Bulger's pass out of the air, plucked it from his shoulder pad, and then had time to take in the scenery en route to the end zone. His 41-yard interception return in the fourth quarter was one of several big plays by the New York Giants' defense in another stifling effort...
Zambrano throws no-hitter vs. Astros (09/15/08)
MILWAUKEE — Carlos Zambrano pitched the first no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs in 36 years, returning from a recent bout of rotator cuff soreness to shut down the Houston Astros 5-0 on Sunday night in a game relocated because of Hurricane Ike. Zambrano, who flew to Milwaukee the day of the game, stopped a Houston team that had not played since Thursday. The storm forced baseball to move two games of the series from Texas to Miller Park, home of the Brewers...
Man has truck, will travel to help out Teen Challenge and veterans home (09/15/08)
Bill Lynn is one of Teen Challenge of Mid America's favorite people. For about a year he's been driving a truck up to St. Louis to pick up bread for the residents and staff involved in the longterm residential Christian program that ministers to men with drug, alcohol and other addictions in Cape Girardeau...
Memo 9/15/08 (09/15/08)
WPSD Local 6 is now broadcasting what it calls its most popular programs in high definition through the use of its new high definition server. Some of its weekday programs in this new format include "The Insider," "Dr. Phil," "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune." In accordance to the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, all television stations must switch from analog to digital signals by Feb. ...
People on the move 9/15/08 (09/15/08)
Life Care Center hires new executive director Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, has hired a new executive director, Nick Owens. Owens comes to Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau from Prestige Health Care in Pendleton, Ore., where he served as executive director. ...
Survey: Consumers prefer local Web media ads (09/15/08)
A 2008 survey by the Online Publishers Association, conducted in the spring of 2008, has found consumers are more likely to buy products based on local online media websites than looking at a local ad on a portal such as Yahoo. That's good news for print and broadcast industries, which are still experimenting with multimedia and trying to find ways to change with evolving consumer demands while also creating successful online advertising models...
Consumers looking for fuel-efficient cars from 20 years ago (09/15/08)
Darius Tarman dreams of roaring engines. He owns three classic muscle cars, races on weekends and sells exotic racing pistons for a living. He is what is known as a car guy. Tarman's vehicle of choice these days? A 92-horsepower, 16-year-old Honda Civic hatchback with a fading teal paint job that takes about 15 seconds to reach highway speed...
AT&T buries users' rights (09/15/08)
AT&T has sent customers an 8,000-word service agreement that, among other things, says people will be given 30-day notice of price increases only when "commercially reasonable" and that you can't sue the company. Oh, and if you don't like AT&T's terms -- providing you can make your way through the company's 2,500-page "guidebook" -- your only recourse is to cancel service...
Nathan Jackson (09/15/08)
Nathan Lee Jackson, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center in Farmington, Mo. He was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Marion, Ill., to Nathan O. and Mary Travelstead Jackson. He was married to Doradeane Smith Jackson, who died in 2003...
Ray Moreland (09/15/08)
ANNA, Ill. — Ray Dean Moreland, 74, of Anna died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born July 3, 1934, in Union County, Ill., to L.M. and Chelsea (Mullins) Moreland. He and Guiola Lambert were married April 17, 1953...
Bobby Dale (09/15/08)
JONESBORO, Ill. — Bobby J. Dale, 70, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 7, 1938, in Jonesboro to Charlie and Rose Lasley Dale. He and Pat Davis were married Oct. 7, 1963, in Anna, Ill...
John Sadler (09/15/08)
JONESBORO, Ill. — John Earl Sadler Jr., 50, formerly of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Cypress, Ill. He born July 2, 1958, in Jonesboro, son of John Earl Sr. and Charlene Newman Sadler. He worked for many years as a high steel painter, working on many bridges and towers...
Jewell Robinson (09/15/08)
Jewell Robinson, 94, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Bonne Terre, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Aurelia Scherer (09/15/08)
KELSO, Mo. — Aurelia Marie Scherer, 81, of Kelso died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 26, 1926, in Kelso, daughter of Charles Adam and Irene Rose Enderle Scherer. She was a housekeeper for Saint Francis Medical Center and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Cecile Wilkinson (09/15/08)
Cecile Iona Wilkinson, 95, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 5, 1913, to John H. and Ida Viola Hitt Statler. She married Ruthford C. Wilkinson on Dec. 11, 1937; he died Dec. 27, 1988. She worked for 20 years as a cook and cafeteria manager for the Jackson R-2 School District, retiring in 1978. ...
Police report 9/15/08 (09/15/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Chene Aldridge, 1748 Dunklin St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant. Summons n Kiya Curry, 319 S. Hanover St., was issued a summons for having a disorderly house...
Fire report 9/15/08 (09/15/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 5:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street. n At 6:16 p.m., an alarm sounding at 823 N. Clark St. n At 8:39 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1000 Tower Circle...
Out of the past 9/15/08 (09/15/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 15, 1983 Just as predicted, yesterday's tractor pull helped attract 15,000 people to the SEMO District Fair; tonight's featured attraction is an appearance by the Charlie Daniels Band. Difficulty in obtaining funds and a steady stream of users has put the Cape County Women's Safe House in a financial bind, one it hopes to lessen through marriage license and divorce decree fees; under state statute, shelters can receive funding through a fee placed on those decrees in a county.. ...
Deciphering the Fannie-Freddie takeover (09/15/08)
Over the past week it seems like television news has devoted most of its programming to Hurricane Ike, gas prices, the upcoming presidential election and the federal government's takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. While all four stories affect our country's financial market, the somewhat complicated Fannie-Freddie situation in particular has caught my attention...
Technical difficulties require patience and persistence (09/15/08)
Marble Hill, Mo., firefighter Jack Watt recently sent a note with two pieces of good news. Efforts to raise $7,000 to build a community stage in his city have netted $2,500. "The community stage in Marble Hill has been given the go-ahead by FEMA/SEMA," he wrote. ...
Highway memorials (09/15/08)
An idea for honoring fallen soldiers from our area has merit and deserves further consideration. State Sen. Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau says he plans to introduce legislation when the Missouri Legislature reconvenes next January that would allow interstate interchanges to be named in honor of military men and women who lose their lives while serving their country...
Gameboy theft big loss for 'Meema' (09/15/08)
To the editor: To the person who stole the Dr. Mario and Pac-Man games and carrying case and the Gameboy Advance SP from our mother's room at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 28: We are sure it was just a game system and some games to you, yet to our mother they meant so much more. The first time she saw her grandson's Gameboy Advance SP, she was thrilled with the advanced lighting and how easy it was for her to see the screen. So that year for Christmas it is what she received...
Elvis stayed in basement apartment (09/15/08)
To the editor: While reading the article about Elvis Presley having a concert in Cape Girardeau in 1955, I noticed there was no mention of why he was here. Bess Ownby (Mrs. Jess) secured him to perform a concert to raise funds for cerebral palsy. Their daughter (Jane) was a victim of cerebral palsy...
A good time to get a library card (09/15/08)
To the editor: Today, parents make sure their children have the gear they need for all of their activities: uniforms for soccer, safety helmets for bike riding, new backpacks for school. However, they might have overlooked the most important supply of all...
Speak Out 9/15/08 (09/15/08)
On the stump THOSE OF you who think this election will ultimately be decided by the candidates' stands on the issues have too much faith in the rational and reasonable side of human nature. Appeals to our emotional and irrational nature will determine the outcome of this election, something that currently favors John McCain. ...
Kevin Harbison (09/15/08)
Once again Kevin Harbison has won another competion to move on to try an make it in this hard road of startem. Kevin won the Benton Neighorday talent contest to move to compete in the Mid-South Fair Youth Contest for 2008.This annual event is the largest in the world ecompassing the entire realm of the Performing Arts. ...
The Thundertones (09/15/08)
The Thundertones will be appearing at Shamrock's Irish Pub this Friday night, September 19th from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. with original drummer Rob Cashon. Rob is helping the band fulfill it's obligations while current drummer Doug Brown recovers from open heart surgery. The band would like to ask your readers to send Doug some positive thoughts as we are hoping for a full & speedy recovery from our great drummer & friend...
Young Miss SEMO Fair playing games at the fair (09/15/08)
Brenna, Young Miss SEMO Fair, enjoys playing a few games on the fair's last day.
Brenna, Reagan, and Haley Corbett enjoying the rides at the fair (09/15/08)
Brenna Enjoying The Last Day Of The SEMO Fair (09/15/08)
Hickory on truck (09/15/08)
Cape County. Hickory tree across driveway , on truck, garage and house.
Tree Down During Hurricane Ike's Eye (09/15/08)
Just missed the back of the house!
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