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Lincoln's Journey of Remembrance boat to stop in New Madrid, Caruthersville (09/18/08)
A pioneer era flatboat retracing Abraham Lincoln's historic 1828 trip from Rockport, Ind., to New Orleans, La., will make stops in the Southeast Missouri Friday and Saturday.The boat will make riverfront stops in New Madrid at 4 p.m. ...
Housing federal immigration detainees will raise Scott County's prisoner health care costs (09/18/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Holding federal detainees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be extra revenue for Scott County but will also mean a price hike for medical services. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter presented county commissioners with two options for extending the health care contract for the county's jail inmates during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. ...
Cape County commissioners begin budget reviews, talk about tightening finanical belt (09/18/08)
Money dominated Thursday’s Cape Girardeau County commission meeting. The board has begun reviewing draft budgets for county offices, starting with the court system. Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones set the tone as he reviewed the figures provided by the county auditor’s office. Auditor David Ludwig was at the meeting, along with deputy auditors Virgie Koeppel and Beth Biri...
Head of petroleum organization explains reason for gas price increase (09/18/08)
Gas prices at the pump continue to rise in Southeast Missouri, in spite of the fact that the price of wholesale gasoline was $2.45 and crude oil was less than $100 a barrel by mid-afternoon Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange. While motorists may be left scratching their heads about why they are paying as much as $5 a gallon in some parts of the country, some analysts contend a variety of factors account for the price difference...
Boyd performs as part of final 10 on NBC's 'Talent' (09/18/08)
Sikeston, Mo., native Neal E. Boyd performed as one of the final 10 contestants on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Wednesday night. Tonight he'll find out if he stays in the live competition or if he's sent home without the $1 million prize. Boyd stepped out of his normal genre, taking on the pop song "All By Myself." All three judges said after the performance that Boyd started weak, but finished strong on the tune's bombastic climax...
Flowers to add color at new exit (09/18/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Flowers will brighten Interstate 55's new exit 102 starting next year. The floral accent culminates Dave Niswonger's dream to use a flower he cultivated specifically for Missouri highways. On Saturday, he and nearly 30 volunteers will transfer 3,000 daylily bulbs from his Gordonville farm to the freeway...
Schools observe Constitution Day (09/18/08)
Congress enacted a law in 2004 requiring public schools to recognize the signing of the U.S. Constitution every Sept. 17. Signed 221 years ago, the Constitution is the nation's supreme law and includes the Bill of Rights. Alma Schrader Elementary held a ceremony to honor local heroes, including firefighters, law enforcement personnel, emergency service workers, and current and former members of the military. ...
Missouri's first poet laureate speaks at Central High School (09/18/08)
Librarian Julia Jorgensen joked that Central High School is probably the only school in the nation to have its booster club pay for a poet to visit. Missouri's first poet laureate, Walter Bargen, spoke about imagination, creativity and the power of a single word to classes of English students Wednesday...
Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties reduced to one lane (09/18/08)
The northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties will be reduced to one lane through Friday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews make shoulder repairs on the roadway. Work on this section of roadway located from Route 61 at Scott City to Route 74 near Cape Girardeau will take place from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting...
Doctor: Shooting victim's recovery going well (09/18/08)
A 30-year-old woman who was seriously injured in a shooting Sept. 8 and underwent emergency brain surgery later that night at Saint Francis Medical Center is now up and moving around well, neurosurgeon Dr. Joel Ray said. Kristina Bosco has been healing well and is ready to begin rehabilitation, Ray said...
Scott County ag officials look into storms' effect on local crops (09/18/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- As residents on Monday picked up the pieces left by the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, agriculture officials were left wondering what effect Sunday's strong winds had on the local crops. Anthony Ohmes, agronomy specialist for the Mississippi County University of Missouri Extension, said damage varied throughout the county. Parts of fields were hit real hard and others didn't look like much had happened, he said of the county's crops...
Community briefs 9/18/08 (09/18/08)
Folk concert to be held at Trail of Tears Acoustic music will be performed by Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Trail of Tears State Park amphitheater. Their music is a mix of bluegrass, folk and country. The free concert will last about an hour and a half and is open to the public. For more information, call 290-5266 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll-free at 800-334-6946 or 800-379-2419 (TDD)...
Tips for handling thawed food after Ike (09/18/08)
Before eating that once-frozen pound of beef or leftover potato salad, food experts warn residents whose power was out earlier in the week to heed a few simple steps to ensure their safety. "When unsure, throw it out," said Dr. Georganne Syler, associate professor in dietetics and hospitality management at Southeast Missouri State University. "Food-borne illness is no fun."...
Cape man first to face state charges under revised felon in possession of firearm law (09/18/08)
Christopher Ross Anderson, 26, of 737 Themis St., No. 2, faces the first state charges under Missouri's revised felon in possession of a firearm statute, Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle announced Wednesday. The new law took effect Aug. 28, and made the state law more closely mirror federal felon in possession of a firearm legislation...
Power outages persist south of Cape Girardeau (09/18/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- As Southeast Missouri residents continued Tuesday to clean up debris from Sunday's wind storm and several homes and businesses remained without power, many couldn't help but find similarities between the remnants of Hurricane Ike and the ice storm that hit the region seven months ago...
Head of charity for blind charged with stealing (09/18/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- The executive director of the Springfield Association of the Blind has been charged with stealing more than $25,000 from the charity. Springfield Police said in a news release Thursday that Micky L. Martin was charged Wednesday with felony stealing in Greene County Circuit Court. Police suspect Martin stole the money from the charity between January 2004 and October 2007...
Mo. scraps private financing for bridge project (09/18/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Credit market troubles cause Missouri to scrap a privately financed plan to fix 802 of the state's worst bridges. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission decided Thursday to instead issue its own bonds to build the bridges...
120 charges in Potosi sex crime case (09/18/08)
POTOSI, Mo. (AP) -- An eastern Missouri man faces 120 criminal charges, including incest, kidnapping, statutory sodomy, rape, sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child porn. A grand jury indicted Gregory Parsons of Potosi. Authorities say eight victims range in age from 1 to 8...
Fred Thompson stumps for Kinder, McCain (09/18/08)
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson says he supports Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's bid for re-election because Kinder has strong conservative values. Thompson was in Joplin on Wednesday to attend a fundraiser for Kinder, who is seeking a second term as lieutenant governor...
Report: Mo. teen fought abduction with texts, crash (09/18/08)
LEADINGTON, Mo. (AP) -- Police are still searching for a suspect after a 300-pound football player said he was abducted at gunpoint and forced to drive more than 200 miles before intentionally crashing his truck to get away. The eastern Missouri town of Leadington was still buzzing about the bizarre case on Thursday, three days after 17-year-old Kory Wakefield told police he was abducted. No arrests have been made...
Missouri's 'castle doctrine' tested (09/18/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's new self-defense law known as the "castle doctrine" is headed for a test after a woman shot and killed her former boyfriend at her home. A coroner's jury in Adair County ruled that Jackie Gleason committed a crime when she killed Rogelio Johnson after he climbed through a window at her Kirksville area home in May. Authorities say Johnson was under court order to stay away from Gleason...
Crest forecast for Cape holds steady while others in Missouri are lowered (09/18/08)
The Broadway floodgate in Cape Girardeau was closed Wednesday as city officials prepare for the year's third Mississippi River crest above 40 feet. While flood crest predictions upstream and on tributaries were lowered, some by as much as 6 feet, the National Weather Service held fast to the forecast that the river will reach 42 feet in Cape Girardeau sometime Saturday morning...
Ill. state historic sites to shut down (09/18/08)
CHICAGO -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich won't know what he missed when two dozen state parks and historic sites shut down because of budget cuts. That's because he's never visited them, according to Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero. "A lot of people haven't been, I mean the decision to close them are based on attendance figures not on whether the governor likes them or not," Guerrero said...
Wash. man denies role in Nazi crimes (09/18/08)
SEATTLE -- The attorney for an 86-year-old suburban Seattle man accused of being part of a Nazi death squad in World War II has asked a federal judge to throw out the government's attempt to revoke his U.S. citizenship. Robert Gibbs said in a court filing this week that his client, Peter Egner, denies any involvement in wartime mistreatment and is being accused of atrocities committed by others...
Bloomberg warns of a possible 'next wave' crisis (09/18/08)
WASHINGTON -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned Wednesday a "next wave" of financial pain may come from overseas if foreign entities stop buying U.S. debt. The billionaire mayor spoke before an audience at Georgetown University, telling them it's not clear who is going to continue buying U.S. debt as financial firms try to cope with a crisis of confidence on Wall Street...
NTSB: Engineer didn't brake before collision (09/18/08)
LOS ANGELES -- The engineer of a commuter train ran through a red light and never hit his brakes in the final moments before last week's fatal collision with an oncoming freight train, authorities said. As they sort through the many possible reasons why, investigators also said Tuesday that engineer Robert Sanchez was working an 11 1/2 hour split shift at the time of the crash...
U.S. researchers call off controversial autism study (09/18/08)
CHICAGO -- A government agency has dropped plans to test a controversial treatment for autism that critics had called an unethical experiment on children. The National Institute of Mental Health said in a statement Wednesday that the study of chelation (kee-LAY'-shun) has been discontinued. The statement says the agency decided the money would be better used testing other potential therapies for autism and related disorders...
Wall Street takes another hit as Dow drops 450 points amid worries about financial system (09/18/08)
NEW YORK — The stock market took another nosedive Wednesday as the American banking system appeared even shakier and investors worried that the financial crisis is spinning so far out of control that even government rescues can't stop it. The Dow Jones industrial average, which only two days earlier had suffered its steepest drop since the days after the Sept. 11 attacks, lost another 450 points. About $700 billion in investments vanished...
Study: Colon X-ray seen as effective at spotting cancer (09/18/08)
ATLANTA -- A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it was far from perfect. Medicare is already considering paying for this cheaper, less intrusive option that could persuade more people to get screened for colon cancer. And some experts believe the new method may boost the 50 percent screening rate for a cancer that is the country's second biggest killer...
U.S.: Yemen a growing threat after embassy attack (09/18/08)
WASHINGTON -- A sophisticated bombing plot carried out against the U.S. Embassy in Yemen brings increased urgency to fears that Muslim extremists are gathering strength in that nation and could make it a headquarters for terrorism. The attack at the perimeter of the compound, which killed 16 people, including six assailants, follows a March mortar attack on the embassy and two attacks against Yemen's presidential compound in late April...
With stock sinking, Washington Mutual appears headed for sale (09/18/08)
Ailing bank Washington Mutual Inc. appeared headed toward a sale Wednesday after a major investor removed a potential stumbling block and nervous banking regulators began approaching the most logical buyers. The New York Times, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter, said an auction of the bank was already underway, and The Wall Street Journal reported Wells Fargo & Co. and Citigroup Inc. expressed interest in a takeover...
Midwest itching for electricity in Ike's aftermath (09/18/08)
CINCINNATI -- Officials urged patience Wednesday on the part of Midwesterners waiting for power to be restored as crews worked feverishly to clean up the soggy mess left by the deadly remnants of Hurricane Ike over the weekend. Fallen trees still blocked roads outside Cincinnati, where Clermont County resident Ted Metcalfe said a five-minute drive to a shopping area had turned into a 20-minute obstacle course...
Hurricane victims try to return to Galveston Island (09/18/08)
GALVESTON, Texas -- Residents of this hurricane-wrecked island city launched an ill-advised attempt to return to their crippled hometown Wednesday, but instead fumed in hours of gridlocked traffic only to be turned away at the bridge. Traffic backed up for 20 miles along Interstate 45, the one route onto Galveston Island, jockeying for position with utility workers, repair crews and police trying to begin repairs to the city wrecked by Hurricane Ike five days ago...
Gates offers regrets for civilian deaths in Afghanistan (09/18/08)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates offered the people of Afghanistan his "personal regrets" Wednesday for U.S. airstrikes that have killed civilians and said he would try to improve the accuracy of air warfare, the imperfect fallback for U.S. commanders who say they don't have enough ground forces for the deepening Afghanistan war...
Zimbabwe's Mugabe: Power-sharing 'humiliation' will be accepted (09/18/08)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- President Robert Mugabe told his party Wednesday that sharing power with rivals is a "humiliation" but it has to be accepted because they lost the March elections. Mugabe was shown on state television addressing a meeting of top ZANU-PF party leaders called to prepare for dividing the Cabinet with two opposition factions as stipulated in a deal signed Monday. Mugabe loyalists will lose Cabinet seats to make room for the opposition...
Mexican authorities hunt for grenade-thrower (09/18/08)
MORELIA, Mexico -- Police searched Wednesday for a tall, heavyset man, using a composite sketch provided by witnesses who saw him lob a grenade into an Independence Day crowd, then beg for forgiveness before slipping away. Local officials and the U.S. ambassador insisted Mexico's warring drug cartels were behind the attack that killed seven people Monday night, but federal prosecutors who took over the case said they did not have enough evidence yet to link the attack to organized crime...
Reinagel perfect in Bulldogs' win (09/18/08)
Lauren Reinagel tossed her second perfect game of the season Wednesday. The Notre Dame junior silenced the Chaffee softball team for four innings as the Bulldogs posted the 16-0 win in four innings. Reinagel struck out 10 to improve her record to 9-0, while the team moved to 10-0...
Rams players not surprised coach in danger of losing job (09/18/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Given the sorry start to their season on the heels of a three-win year, it's no surprise to St. Louis Rams players that coach Scott Linehan is on the hot seat. The Rams (0-2) have been outscored 79-16 the first two games and have lost 15 of their last 18 dating to last season. ...
Cards' losing skid hits seven (09/18/08)
CINCINNATI -- Once Aaron Harang got past Albert Pujols, it was smooth sailing. Harang got the St. Louis slugger to ground into a first-inning double play and scattered four hits the rest of the way to complete a six-hitter as the Cincinnati Reds sent the Cardinals to their seventh straight loss with a 3-0 win Wednesday night...
Kelly bats meet challenge (09/18/08)
Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge was interested to see how her offense would hit against Central ace Amanda Nichols, a pitcher who Ratledge considers one of the top local throwers. She wanted her lineup to show it has the ability to hit strong pitching with districts approaching after her team struck out nine times against Nichols last week...
Brown thankful for switch to football (09/18/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Had Colin Brown taken a different path, he might be blocking basketball shots rather than pass rushers. As a freshman, Brown had an offer to play Division III basketball, but instead chose to walk on as an offensive lineman at Missouri...
Area calendar 9/18/08 (09/18/08)
Cycling n Tour de Cape: The Tour de Cape will take place Oct. 4, starting at the John Boardman Pavilion by the riverfront in Cape Girardeau. Riders can choose from routes of 100 miles, 62 miles, 30 miles or 15 miles, and there will be mass starts at 8 a.m. ...
Area digest 9/18/08 (09/18/08)
Mills team captures flight title The team of Matt Mills, Jason Comfort, Ben Brumitt and Tim Holden shot a 55 to win the championship flight of the Jason Crowell golf outing at Dalhousie Golf Club. The team of Clay Hurst, Brad Womack, Mike Hill and Bob Englehart tied the team of Jim Gleason, Keith Davidson, Larry Eby and Justin Gosa with 57s...
In celebration of diversity (09/18/08)
Sept. 18, 2008 Dear Julie, Leaving the Show Me Center Tuesday night after listening to CNN newswoman Soledad O'Brien talk about diversity, a voice behind me observed that diversity for its own sake is meaningless. I wish I'd whirled and asked him if he'd actually listened to her. But I didn't. I walked out into the night and drove home. What difference would it make?...
Ricky Gervais becomes reluctant leading man (09/18/08)
NEW YORK -- Ricky Gervais wants to kill himself. That's how the acerbic actor-comedian says he feels when asked about his first turn as a leading man in screenwriter-director David Koepp's romantic comedy "Ghost Town." After working both behind and in front of the camera on the TV series "The Office" and "Extras," Gervais is simply serving as an actor on the "Ghost Town" set...
Neal E. Boyd faces a tough road on "America's Got Talent" (09/18/08)
The early portion of Tuesday's episode of "America's Got Talent" had to make Neal E. Boyd's fans feel great. Several acts came and went, and we got pretty deep into the show before any of them gave a great performance.But once Boyd took his turn on stage, singing "All By Myself" in a tribute to his old choir teacher, the competition changed. ...
ARTifacts 9/18/08 (09/18/08)
Spots still available for Arts Council bus trip A few seats remain empty on the charter bus to the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. The Southeast Missouri Arts Council has chartered the bus to take people to view the Niki de Saint Phalle exhibit of 40 pop sculptures. ...
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD returns to Town Plaza Cinema (09/18/08)
New York high society returns to Southeast Missouri with the second year of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD at Town Plaza Cinema. "I think it's really amazing that they're doing this in Cape," said Barbara Herbert, who hosts Southeast Public Radio's "Sunday Night at the Opera" and provides synopses of opera plots to SE Live during the Town Plaza Cinema opera season...
Opera Bites: Renee Fleming featured in Opening Night Gala (09/18/08)
High-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera will be back at the Town Plaza Cinema this fall and this season there will be 11 performances on the big screen. All performances will be on Saturday afternoons with the exception of the first one...
Empty Bowls Project looking for volunteers to get glazed (09/18/08)
A few hundred bowls sit in the basement of Garden Gallery waiting to take the next step: painting, or "glazing" as it's called in the pottery world. Several dozen volunteers have worked for the past few months to make bowls for the Empty Bowls Project, a not-for-profit organization that raises money to support food banks and soup kitchens on the local level...
Movie Review: "Righteous Kill" a disappointment (09/18/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:I'll admit to sometimes being baffled by the notes I write during a film. In the dark my poor penmanship becomes worse than chicken scratch. But during "Righteous Kill" two bold and underlined sentences were written well enough for anyone to read. First was "Why do a film where they don't get to ACT?" The second was "Too old for parts."...
Movie review: Coen Brothers score again with "Burn After Reading" (09/18/08)
"Burn After Reading," the latest "comedy" from the Coen Brothers, was released over the weekend, and I was first in line. I have been a HUGE fan of the Coen Brothers for more than 15 years ("The Big Lebowski" is one of my favorite movies of all time.) I was pumped to see a new Coen "comedy" this weekend, and it did not disappoint...
Lynne Spears tells how Jamie Lynn revealed pregnancy (09/18/08)
NEW YORK -- The mother of Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears said Jamie Lynn told her she was pregnant in a note. Lynne Spears said on NBC's "Today" show Wednesday that Jamie Lynn -- 16 years old at the time -- handed her the note and told her to go into the bedroom and read it...
Stevie's serves up something different (09/18/08)
After the anticipation of a new restaurant in town, Stevie's Steakburgers finally welcomed lines of customers for its grand opening Sept. 10. In fact, it has received so much business -- especially late-night runs -- that owners Steven and Toni Majeed might be making decisions to stay open later...
Good bets 9/18/08 (09/18/08)
Live music Underberg House Concert Featuring Lil Dave Thompson Where: Underberg House When: 7 p.m. today, Call 334-7692 for reservations. Sultans of Swing Jam with the faculty jazz combo from Southeast Missouri State University...
Names in the news (09/18/08)
Martha Hill joins Circle of Excellence FARMINGTON, Mo. — U.S. Bank has named a Farmington woman as one of the latest inductees into the company's Circle of Service Excellence, a quarterly award given to employees who provide exceptional service and attention to customers and coworkers. Martha Hill, a universal banker at U.S. Bank in Farmington, was among the 19 employees company-wide who were recognized with this honor for first quarter of 2008...
Business briefs (09/18/08)
Art studio opens Mike Devaney, a novice artist, announces the grand opening of the new Studio de Michel on North Main Street in Ste. Genevieve. Coinciding with the new monthly Fourth Friday Ste. Genevieve Art Walk, the grand opening in July, the studio featured painter James F. Wilson of Mineral Area College along with local artists from the Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis areas.  ...
Page 2 Profiles Healthcare roundup Subhead: Business Today invited local hospital administrators to weigh in on the top healthcare issues facing their communities. (09/18/08)
Steven Bjelich brings his coast-to-coast experience in health care to Cape Girardeau's Saint Francis Medical Center, where he has served as president and CEO since 1999. He received his B.S. in business administration from Indiana University and his master's in health administration from the Indiana University School of Medicine, then worked in hospital administration positions in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, California, and now Missouri...
Business reports: Bankruptcies, liens, business licenses (09/18/08)
Bankruptcies filed through August for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Updates (09/18/08)
RESTAURANTS Executive Chef Adam Lambay Brings Local and International Flavor to Chaumette Winery Chaumette Vineyards & Winery announces its recent hiring of Executive Chef Adam Lambay in early Spring 2008. ...
Corporate games kick off in Cape Girardeau (09/18/08)
Working hard, or hardly working? Local businesspeople will step out of their offices to compete in the 5th Annual Corporate Games this month. The competition, set for Sept. 14-26, features opening and closing ceremonies, a banner contest, and more than 20 games. The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the event each year, recruiting teams from businesses communitywide...
Heart, cancer specialists top list of shortages in Southeast Missouri (09/18/08)
America is facing a dire shortage of health care professionals, and Southeast Missouri is not immune. Local hospital administrators agree that they are most in need of nurses and heart and cancer specialists. Officials at the American Medical Association have suggested that the overall shortage is due in part to aging Baby Boomers who need more health care. ...
Companies find ways to lower health costs (09/18/08)
A healthy employee is an employee who will be productive, save the company money on health care costs but above all, one who won't come to work while ill and cause other employees to become sick and unproductive. As an effective cost-savings effort, many companies promote wellness. ...
Health briefs (09/18/08)
New CEO at MARMC FARMINGTON, Mo. — Just three weeks after 14 full-time and four part-time jobs were cut at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center (MARMC), the new Chief Executive Officer at the hospital said he does not expect there to be more layoffs, but admitted he has to find out more about the facility he now leads. ...
Wente retires from Southeast Missouri Hospital (09/18/08)
James Wente looks reluctantly ahead to retiring from what he says is the best job he's ever had. The chief executive officer of Southeast Missouri Hospital said he realizes he needs to leave now while he's still in good health and able to help Southeast's board of directors find the right replacement to fill the job he's leaving...
Insurance is fastest growing expense for employers (09/18/08)
Add one more certainty to the list: Not only are death and taxes inevitable, so is the rising cost of health insurance. According to the National Coalition on Health Care, total national expenditures rose 6.1 percent in 2007. Slightly less than predicted, yet still twice the rate of inflation. NCHC predicts costs will continue to increase at similar levels for the next decade...
Calendar 9/18/08 (09/18/08)
Tuesday | Sept. 16 Cape Girardeau: Business After Hours, 5 p.m., at the Cup 'N' Cork, 46 North Main Street, Cape Girardeau. Monthly networking event. Saturday | Sept. 19-20 Altenburg: East Perry Community Fair, on the fairgrounds in Altenburg. ...
Development news (09/18/08)
City welcomes Orgill Inc. SIKESTON — More than 200 people representing area businesses, the city of Sikeston and Scott and New Madrid counties, plus state elected officials and those in the Department of Economic Development, turned out to witness the Orgill Inc. ...
Nurse, hospital administrator reminisce about advances in Cape Girardeau medical community (09/18/08)
Health care is a major business in Southeast Missouri with hospitals, complexes of doctors' offices, nursing services, home health care providers, laboratories, and a host of ancillary businesses. Most of it is fairly recent, with medical strides growing rapidly throughout the past few decades...
United may not be alone with fuel hedge loss (09/18/08)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Airline bets that oil prices would rise looked like a no-brainer this summer. But with oil prices falling, those hedges against rising fuel costs are getting expensive. United Airlines said on Wednesday it is on track to lose $544 million on fuel hedges this quarter. ...
Helen Hock (09/18/08)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Helen Elizabeth Hock, 95, formerly of Mounds, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, in Southfield, Mich. She was born Feb. 14, 1913, at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Willis "Chub" and Mary Emaline Kinder Cruse. She married Lloyd E. Hock, who preceded her in death...
Lela Gribler (09/18/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lela Gribler, 90, of Advance died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born May 11, 1918, at McGee, Mo., daughter of Jess and Minnie Jackson Hardesty. She and Jim Gribler were married Feb. 28, 1940, at Marble Hill, Mo. He died March 9, 2001...
Samuel Rains (09/18/08)
Samuel Rains, 66, of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Margaret Rafferty (09/18/08)
Margaret I. Rafferty, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edith White (09/18/08)
Edith M. Wiblin White, 83, formerly of Summersville, W.Va., and Pine Bluff, Ark., passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008. She was born Sept. 18, 1924, daughter of John Melvin and Minnie Butler Wills. Edith and Clarence O. Wiblin were married in 1940. He died in 1975. She and Elijah White were married in 1994 in Pine Bluff. He passed away in 2005...
J.C. Grant (09/18/08)
J.C. Grant, 77, of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Dwayne Kraus (09/18/08)
Dwayne Kraus, 66, of Oran, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1942, in Hagarville, Ark., son of Amos J. and Bessie Mae Patterson Kraus. He and Sue Castleberry were married Aug. 18, 1961 Kraus worked for Little Debbie as a route salesman and was a member of Trinity Gospel church in Sikeston, Mo...
Margarette Jones (09/18/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Margarette Jones, 79, of Advance passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Charleston, Ill. She was born May 22, 1929, at Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Samuel and Annie Craig Baker. She and Joseph J. Jones were married May 28,1947, in Osceola, Ark. He passed away June 15, 1994...
Virginia Golden (09/18/08)
Virginia E. Golden, 95, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Flora, Ill., passed away at Chateau Girardeau Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. She was born Oct. 19, 1912, at Morrison, Ill., daughter of J.W. and Cora Smaltz Lasher. She married Stephen R. Golden in Harvey, Ill., Sept. 2, 1933...
Leslie Carlton (09/18/08)
Leslie D. "Les" Carlton, 61, of Gordonville passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at his home. He was born May 11, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Clinton and Shirley Whitehead Carlton. He and Judy Fisher were married Dec. 27, 1969. Les graduated from Central High School in 1965, and earned a degree in accounting from Southeast Missouri State University in 1970...
Police report 9/18/2008 (09/18/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Leander West Jr., 20, 2806 Independence St., Apt. 311, was arrested on suspicion of assault. n A subject is in custody pending charges for unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and armed criminal action...
Fire report 9/18/2008 (09/18/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 7:07 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of North Henderson Avenue. n At 10 p.m., an alarm at 609 N. Middle St. n At 11:33 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street...
Out of the past 9/18/08 (09/18/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 18, 1983 The Rev. Norma Crader of Lutesville, Mo., is the guest speaker for the Annual Vesper Service of Old Apple Creek Church near Pocahontas; the historic church was founded in 1821. SEMO District Fair officials were pleased both with attendance and weather late yesterday afternoon as the 128th annual exposition drew to a close; the total attendance for the weeklong event was estimated at around 100,000...
SE Live catches its breath to gear up for River City Music Festival (09/18/08)
Flip through this issue of SE Live and you'll find a few things are missing. We've gone bare bones this issue in preparation for next week's thriller of a magazine devoted to the one, the only, the River City Music Festival. This week's issue still has the highlights. We've included the essentials — a full calendar, the movie listings, some quick info about auditions and other dates and events you should probably be aware of...
On a mission (09/18/08)
Mission trips sponsored by U.S. churches have helped literally millions of people around the world both physically and mentally. And individuals who participate in these missions, usually to countries where conditions are so much worse than here, come back inspired, touched and transformed by the experience...
Speak out 9/18/08 (09/18/08)
Change your tune AS A mother, I am fiercely protective of my children because I realize that they are not prepared to defend themselves. David Limbaugh's assertion that Sarah Palin is being mistreated by liberals is insulting and absurd. I have no doubt that Sarah Palin has faced public criticism and hard questions about her policies when she served as mayor and governor. ...
Late Blooming Beauty (09/18/08)
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