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Chaffee City Council to vote on new police chief Thursday (09/23/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Chaffee City Council will have a special meeting Thursday to vote on hiring a new police chief. The city council met on Monday and agreed to hire Chaffee native Jim Chambers to run the department, as well as appoint Steve Loucks to fill the remainder of Ward 3 councilman Bill Dysinger's term. Dysinger resigned earlier this year...
Kinder ahead in polls for Lt. Gov. (09/23/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- For two weeks, Peter Kinder was a Republican candidate for governor. He started lining up support from donors, businesses and grassroots organizers. Then Kinder abruptly reversed course, deciding to seek re-election as lieutenant governor...
Van Hitt: Hazelwood Central is Jackson's toughest opponent yet (09/23/08)
Jackson football coach Van Hitt told me today that he thinks Hazelwood Central, who Jackson (2-2) plays this week, is a better team than both Riverview Gardens and Gateway Tech, the two squads the Indians already have lost to this season. The Indians play Class 6 Hazelwood Central at home Friday at 7 p.m...
Jackson School Board to consider discrimination, harassment, other policies tonight (09/23/08)
The Jackson School Board will meet at 7 p.m. today in the board office at 614 East Adams St. They will consider approving changes to board policies involving prohibition against illegal discrimination and harassment, a nondiscrimination and anti-harassment grievance procedure, graduation exercises, assignment of students to grade levels/classes, the A+ Schools Program, and public solicitations/advertising in district facilities. ...
Route AB In Scott County, Emerson bridge reduced to one lane Wednesday (09/23/08)
Route AB in Scott County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform bridge repairs. Traffic will be reduced to one lane between county roads 302 and 303 starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, weather permitting. The work will continue through 4 p.m. Thursday...
County faces hard '09 budget choices (09/23/08)
Balancing the difference between an expected 3.5 percent pay increase for employees and the ongoing drop in retail sales tax revenue may present the biggest challenge to Cape Girardeau County as the 2009 budget is formulated. County commissioners are in the process of reviewing projections in advance of formal budget hearings later this year...
Learning the language: Cape schools program helps students grasp English (09/23/08)
Details come slowly. At first, all Ashley Hardin knows is a name. Hardin learns the girl arrived from Honduras and has never before been in school. The student speaks Spanish, but can't read it. She hasn't been taught that letters form words, have specific sounds or are read from left to right. She knows no English but "hello."...
Eggs balance on end in Dexter during fall equinox (09/23/08)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Even though scientists readily dismiss the theory, Gregory Banken and friends at his business in downtown Dexter demonstrated that eggs could indeed be stood on their end during the fall equinox. They bought a dozen eggs Monday and began their experiment at exactly 11:44 a.m. ...
House fire in New Wells does moderate damage; no injuries reported (09/23/08)
A fire damaged a New Wells home on Monday. Fruitland fire chief Dean Riley said the home's balloon construction allowed the fire to progress inside the walls to the second floor and into the attic. The fire started in the kitchen, close to a stove and window, he said...
Man who hanged himself in holding cell not depressed, witnesses say (09/23/08)
A six-person coroner's jury ruled Monday night that Lawrence Adolph Thompson III took his own life by hanging himself to death inside a holding cell while in custody at the Cape Girardeau Police Department during the early morning hours of Sept. 9...
Cape Girardeau School Board passes new transfer policy (09/23/08)
The Cape Girardeau School Board took the following action at their regular meeting Monday night: n Passed a policy regarding intradistrict transfers. Students who move within the district can continue to attend their original elementary school if parents provide transportation. ...
Jury trial pushed back for man accused in 2005 killing of state highway patrol officer (09/23/08)
CARTER COUNTY, Mo. -- A Carter County judge was forced to push back the jury trial in a capital murder case of a West Plains, Mo., man charged with the slaying of a Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant. Lance Shockley, 30, of West Plains faces charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and leaving the scene in relation to the shooting death of Sgt. Dewayne Graham on March 20, 2005...
Commissioners discuss proposed ambulance district (09/23/08)
While discussing the county clerk's budget for elections, commissioners turned their attention to the grassroots movement to ask voters for a tax-supported countywide ambulance district. First District Commissioner Larry Bock wondered if the county would have to pay for an election if the group was able to secure enough petition signatures to put it on a ballot...
Section of Route E in Perry County reopens (09/23/08)
A portion of Route E in Perry County reopened Monday after floodwaters from the Mississippi River closed the section between Route 322 and County Road 354 on Sept. 17. The Missouri Department of Transportation reported that three other routes in Perry and Scott counties remain closed. ...
Rusted pumps will be replaced (09/23/08)
A crew from pumping manufacturer Fairbanks-Morse is scheduled to replace pumps at Cape Girardeau's Merriwether pumping station, which experienced a mechanical failure during a recent rise in the levels of the Mississippi River. City public works officials learned around 8 p.m. ...
Drainage work in Cape Girardeau County closes Route A (09/23/08)
Route A will be closed today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a drainage pipe beneath the road. This section of roadway is located between Route U and County Road 255. Work will take place between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, contact MoDOT at 888-275-6636...
Man charged in Schindler's burglary (09/23/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department has charged a Benton man with burglary and property damage in connection with an August break-in at Schindler's Tavern in New Hamburg, Mo., and authorities are looking for Chaffee man believed to have also taken part in the burglary...
Genealogical society meets today (09/23/08)
The Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society will have James E. McGhee, a noted Civil War historian and author who specializes in Missouri Confederate history, speak at 7:30 p.m. today at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. His program, "Missourians in Gray," will emphasize Southeast Missouri confederates. ...
Company plans to spend $5 million on area uranium search (09/23/08)
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Mo. -- A Colorado company plans to pump $5 million into the economy of Mississippi County as it explores for viable uranium deposits. John Gustavson, a geologist, chemical engineer and founder of Water Research and Development in Boulder, Colo., recently announced the start of his company's test program in the county...
Sikeston plans to raze 106 condemned structures (09/23/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — City officials are planning to demolish 106 condemned structures deemed to be health and safety hazards. During a special meeting Thursday, the Sikeston City Council directed Trey Hardy, community redevelopment coordinator, to work with Department of Public Safety director Drew Juden on declaring these properties to be health and safety hazards...
Three ELL students on track to graduation (09/23/08)
By far the biggest problem Lana Andrews, a teacher of English Language Learners, encounters is keeping her students in school. "I have had many dropouts due to a cultural thing called money," Andrews said. For some, the allure of earning an income at 16 overrides the long-term benefits of a high school diploma...
Mo. gov. hopeful Hulshof wants changes in courts (09/23/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof proposed Tuesday to revamp the way appellate judges are selected in Missouri by giving the governor greater leeway in making appointments. Hulshof claimed there is "disorder in our court system," asserting that personal injury attorneys are exerting an inordinate amount of influence over the nomination of appeals judges...
Mo. agency delays college building payment again (09/23/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Financial strains have caused Missouri's student loan agency to again fall behind on its payments to Gov. Matt Blunt's college construction program. A 2007 law requires the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority to pay $5 million quarterly as part of a six-year plan to transfer $350 million to the state...
Wrigley barkeepers to meet on alcohol cutoff plan (09/23/08)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Wrigley Field-area bar owners plan to meet with Chicago officials next week to discuss a proposal that would ban the sale of alcohol during "clinch" Cubs games from the seventh-inning stretch through the end of the game. Alcohol vendors within Wrigley Field already are banned from selling after the seventh-inning stretch...
Men in Army uniforms rob Mo. bank, hotel (09/23/08)
ST. ROBERT, Mo. (AP) -- Police are looking for two men who they say wore Army physical fitness uniforms while robbing a hotel and bank in the south-central Missouri town of St. Robert. Police said a man robbed the Bank of Crocker on Monday, seven days after another man in army gear robbed a Holiday Inn in St. Robert...
St. Louis County processing new voters (09/23/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri's largest voting jurisdiction, St. Louis County, is processing thousands of new voter registrations in advance of the presidential election. County Republican elections director Joseph Goeke told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Tuesday's edition that about 50 workers, including many temporary employees, are working to get the backlog resolved...
Elvis Is Alive Museum for sale again (09/23/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The Elvis Is Alive Museum is once again for sale on eBay. The owner, Andy Key of Mississippi, said military duties will keep him away from home for at least five months. Key, 39, set a minimum starting bid of $15,000 on the listing, which ends Friday. He bought the museum on eBay last year for $8,300...
Poll: McCain, Nixon lead in Missouri (09/23/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A new poll shows Republican presidential nominee John McCain holds a slight lead over Democrat Barack Obama in Missouri. The results show McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate is helping his cause. The poll -- conducted last week by Research 2000, a Maryland-based polling firm, for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV -- also shows Democrat Jay Nixon leading Republican Kenny Hulshof in the race for governor...
Prosecutor: Accused cat killer was jealous of girlfriend's affections (09/23/08)
NEW YORK -- A former minor league baseball player was "washed up" and had "zero income and no prospects" last year when he became jealous and killed his girlfriend's cat, a prosecutor said Monday. Joseph Petcka, who pitched in the New York Mets' minor league system in 1992, was a "washed-up, never-made-it-to-the-big-leagues athlete" and a "D-minus" actor, prosecutor Leila Kermani told jurors during her closing argument...
Immigration boom slows as economy falters (09/23/08)
WASHINGTON -- The wave of immigrants entering the United States slowed dramatically last year as the economy faltered and the government stepped up enforcement of immigration laws. The nation added about a half million immigrants in 2007, down from more than 1.8 million the year before, according to estimates being released today by the Census Bureau...
Salt shortage, high prices may lead to slippery winter roads (09/23/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A shortage of road salt and rising salt prices could mean slippery roads this winter in communities across the nation as officials try to keep pavement clear of snow and ice without breaking their budgets. Heavy snow last year heightened demand for salt, and now many towns can't find enough of it. ...
Congress, Bush team agree on some rescue plan terms (09/23/08)
WASHINGTON -- Scrambling for a swift deal on the $700 billion bailout for failing financial firms, key Democrats and Bush administration officials agreed Monday to include mortgage help for beleaguered homeowners but wrangled over other issues, including "golden parachutes" for executives who benefit from the unprecedented rescue...
Lincoln penny redesigned (09/23/08)
WASHINGTON -- Next year, the penny will be getting not just one new look but four of them, the first changes to the 1-cent coin in 50 years. The U.S. Mint unveiled the new designs during a ceremony Monday at the Lincoln Memorial. The coin changes are part of the government's commemoration next year of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth...
Officials seek to determine if Pakistan soldiers shot at U.S. helicopters (09/23/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- U.S. helicopters flew into Pakistan's militant-infested border region, but returned to Afghanistan after troops and tribesmen opened fire, intelligence officials said Monday. Washington denied the account. The alleged incident late Sunday threatened new rifts between the United States and its key ally against terrorism days after a truck bomb struck a luxury hotel in Islamabad, killing 53 people...
China's product safety watchdog resigns over tainted milk scandal (09/23/08)
BEIJING -- The head of China's food safety watchdog resigned Monday for failing to stop the widespread contamination of baby formula as the number of children sickened in the scandal soared to nearly 53,000, including four infants who died. The shake-up came as investigators revealed that China's biggest producer of powdered milk, Sanlu Group Co., had received complaints as early as December 2007 linking its infant formula to illnesses in babies. ...
Greg Gibson, Jackson cross country (09/23/08)
Jackson's Greg Gibson is proving he is healthy and ready to run this fall. The senior won the boys race in the White Division at the Forest Park Festival on Saturday, posting a time of 17 minutes, 6.4 seconds. "I did not set any goal and was not as nervous as I usually get," Gibson said. "I wish my time was faster, but I moved when I had to. I felt I ran a good strategic race...
Jackson softball blanks Sikeston (09/23/08)
Hannah Thompson kept Sikeston's offense in check, and Jackson's softball team took advantage of an error and a walk to earn the win Monday. Thompson allowed no runs on eight hits, struck out four batters and walked one in the 2-0 win. Thompson led off the scoring for the Indians (5-8) in the second inning after reaching on a single. She came in to score when Jessica Jones hit a line drive to the right fielder, who committed an error allowing Thompson to score...
Game time set for MU vs. Nebraska (09/23/08)
LINCOLN, Neb. — Kickoff has been set at 8 p.m. for nationally ranked Missouri's Oct. 4 game at Nebraska. The Big 12 Conference and ESPN announced the game time Monday. Nebraska (3-0) plays host to Virginia Tech (3-1) on Saturday, while sixth-ranked Missouri (4-0) does not play again until making its visit to Lincoln, where it hasn't won since 1978...
Southeast soccer nets its first goal in tie with Evansville (09/23/08)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team failed to pick up its first victory of the season Monday night. But the Redhawks were still in a good mood. Southeast finally notched its initial goal of the year, which helped the Redhawks avoid their fifth straight loss to begin the campaign...
Sycamores could be cure, or lethal (09/23/08)
Southeast Missouri State has one more nonleague game to clean up its act for a seven-game Ohio Valley Conference push to end the season. The Redhawks could use a win over reeling Indiana State this week to provide a dose of confidence. The teams square off at 11 a.m. Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind...
Rivers leads Chargers past Jets 48-29 (09/23/08)
SAN DIEGO — Philip Rivers, LaDainian Tomlinson and the rest of the San Diego Chargers simply left no doubt. Frustrated by two gut-wrenching losses, the Chargers raced past nemesis Brett Favre and the New York Jets for a 48-29 victory Monday night in a wild game befitting two original AFL teams...
D-backs make late playoff push, defeat Cards 4-2 (09/23/08)
ST. LOUIS — Brandon Webb won his 22nd game and Stephen Drew homered to help the Arizona Diamondbacks creep closer in the NL West with a 4-2 victory Monday night. Three weeks after hitting for the cycle against St. Louis right-hander Joe Pineiro, Drew came within a triple of another and drove in two runs. ...
Linehan targets solution for his 0-3 Rams: A win (09/23/08)
ST. LOUIS — After enduring another embarrassing loss in Seattle on Sunday, the St. Louis Rams find themselves searching for answers to an ever-mounting pile of problems. Rams coach Scott Linehan said Monday the only way to improve his team's sagging confidence and find a way to lift the spirits of a downtrodden squad is to win. ...
Diamondbacks defeat Cards, make late run at West title (09/23/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Brandon Webb got the best of Albert Pujols in the game's biggest at-bat, Stephen Drew made history and the Arizona Diamondbacks crept closer in the NL West. Webb won his 22nd game while winding up a seven-inning, 121-pitch stint with a big strikeout of Pujols and Drew became only the third shortstop in major league history with 40 doubles, 10 triples and 20 homers in a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night...
Blues drop exhibition opener in KC's new arena (09/23/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An organist played Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" as the fans streamed in an hour before the opening faceoff, many in St. Louis Blues jerseys, some in throwback Kansas City Scouts shirts. A handful were still in business suits, there to see a hockey game for the first time...
Good health vs. bad breath: Get the benefits of fish oil without the smelly side effect (09/23/08)
Is fishy breath the necessary price of good health? Green tea, aspirin, red wine and fish oil. What do these four readily available substances have in common? Superstardom in the Healthspan game. But as all of us know who have been around the block more times than we can count, all good things have their price tag. ...
Emmys draw one of smallest audiences ever (09/23/08)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunday's Emmy Awards had one of its smallest audiences ever. It seemed somehow appropriate for an awards show that showered honors upon "Mad Men" and "30 Rock," series with critical acclaim and lousy ratings. ...
Run-D.M.C., Metallica nominated for Rock Hall (09/23/08)
CLEVELAND (AP) — Run-D.M.C., Metallica and the Stooges are among the nine nominees for next year's hall of fame class, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced Monday. The other nominees are guitarist Jeff Beck, singer Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War, Bobby Womack, and disco and R&B group Chic, the only nominee back from last year's ballot. The five leading vote-getters will be announced in January and inducted April 4 in Cleveland...
Jackson owns weekend with 'Lakeview' debut (09/23/08)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences paid up to see Samuel L. Jackson go nuts on his new neighbors in the thriller "Lakeview Terrace," which debuted as the weekend's No. 1 movie with $15 million. The second spot was taken by the Cohen brothers' "Burn After Reading," which brought in $11 million in its second week, followed by "My Best Friend's Girl," which opened to the tune of about $8.25 million...
Crunching the facts on fabulous abs (09/23/08)
Six-pack abs: Everyone wants them, but only some know the best ways to get them. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just about staying loyal to the standard crunches. The secret to the six-pack is more complex and incorporates a healthful diet to reduce fat, cardio to get lean and let those abs show, and functional exercises that consistently engage the core muscles, which also involve the back...
Health briefs 9/23/08 (09/23/08)
Calendar Today n "Partial Knee Replacement: Who, When and Why": 6 p.m. in the Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center conference room. Knee pain sufferers will learn important information about the latest developments in partial knee replacement. For more information or to register, call 331-5593...
Darrell Lunsford (09/23/08)
Darrell Keith Lunsford, 53, of Oriole died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at his home. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. A celebration of life service will be at 7.
Pamela McBride (09/23/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Pamela E. McBride, 57, of Walton, Ky., formerly of Anna, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at her home. She was born March 8, 1951, in Effingham, Ill., daughter of Harold H. and Mildred Morris Graham. She and Steven E. McBride were married Nov. 1, 1970, in Effingham...
Melba Ellinghouse (09/23/08)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Melba Louise Ellinghouse, 84, of Fredericktown passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Ozark Manor Care Center in Fredericktown. She was born July 14, 1924, in Hiram, Mo., daughter of Charley Watson and Mary Susan Duncan Costephens. She and Charles Lee Ellinghouse Jr. were married April 2, 1949, in Glenallen, Mo. He preceded her in death March 7, 1996...
Donald Cange (09/23/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Donald E. Cange, 74, of Cairo died Friday Sept. 19, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Cairo, son of Adam and Hortense Diepenbrock Cange. He married Shirley Jean Baugher. Cange was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cairo. He retired as a salesman with Prairie Farms Co...
Lois Jones (09/23/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Lois Eva Jones, 84, of Benton died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Finley, Tenn., daughter of Charles and Berdie Permenter Pinnon. She and Elbert "Preacher" Jones were married Oct. 21, 1939, in Charleston, Mo. He died Nov. 12, 1973...
Births 9/23/08 (09/23/08)
Burgfeld Daughter to Darren Benjamin Burgfeld and Carrie Nichole Halter of Dallas, 7:57 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. Name, Layla Marie. Weight, 8 pounds, 9 ounces. First child. Ms. Halter is the daughter of David and Cindy Halter of Cape Girardeau. She is employed at Best Buy. Burgfeld is the son of Lawson and Jude Burgfeld of Fruitland. He is a copywriter with shoebacca.com....
Fire report 9/23/08 (09/23/08)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n Emergency medical service at Briarwood Drive. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n Emergency medical service at north Shawnee Boulevard...
Police report 9/23/08 (09/23/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Janice M. Cosgrove, 56, of Jackson was arrested on suspicion of stealing. n Rosemary Inserra, 51, 1032 N. Middle St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation for drug violation...
Out of the past 9/23/08 (09/23/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 23, 1983 The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents yesterday approved the establishment of a Center for Speech and Hearing in honor of the man credited with much of the growth and quality of the school's present speech clinic, M.G. Lorberg Jr...
Dr. Bill Terry cared enough to get involved (09/23/08)
By Tony Smee Sixteen years ago, Dr. Bill Terry walked into my office when I was a young professional working for the Boy Scouts of America. He didn't know me from Adam but was responding to a comment card I had completed at the recent mayor's prayer breakfast. His warm smile and comforting disposition immediately made me feel at ease...
Investing choices (09/23/08)
There isn't a financial analyst anywhere in the country who can, with any certainty, tell us what the economy's future holds. Only a few months ago, most of those analysts would have insisted that financial giants like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Citicorp, Bear Stearns and AIG were rock solid underpinnings in a time of economic turmoil...
Taxpayers stuck with bailouts (09/23/08)
To the editor: I keep hearing about the federal bailouts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Now some other big lender is getting bailed out for making poor investment choices. Countries all over the world are getting bailed out by the U.S. government. What I want to know is how many people realize that it isn't really the U.S. ...
Voting records on the environment (09/23/08)
To the editor: Thank you for acknowledging the importance of the environment and climate change in this year's presidential election by printing the piece, "Where the presidential candidates stand on the environment" by Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post...
We need to wean ourselves from oil (09/23/08)
To the editor: The most critical issue facing our planet is climate change. Leading atmospheric scientist Dr. James Hansen argued the urgency by stating that the time is five past midnight. We absolutely must do something dramatic and do it soon. The brief and accurate summary of John McCain and Barack Obama on the issue is appreciated. ...
Speak out 9/23/08 (09/23/08)
An excellent job I WANT to say thank you very much to AmerenUE. You did an excellent job. Climate crisis WHEN THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report first came out, the left touted it as the definitive report on global warming. But now that folks are beginning to discover that the statistics in the report do not support the left's doomsday scenario, Alan Journet tells us in his recent opinion column in the Southeast Missourian that we should ignore the statistics in the report. ...
Hurricane Ike - Help Still Badly Needed (09/23/08)
Backyard Wildlife (09/23/08)
Backyard Wildlife (09/23/08)
Candie Cain (09/23/08)
Nordenia techs volunteer at the Family Resource Center (09/23/08)
Pretty Butterfly (09/23/08)
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