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Route Y in Scott County reduced to one lane today (09/25/08)
SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. - Route Y has been reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located one mile west of Route BB to the junction of Route Z west of Sikeston, Mo...
Chaffee gets a new police chief (09/25/08)
I can still remember being a fledgling reporter at the Southeast Missourian, and my first real taste of Scott County small town political drama. Of course, at the center of the play was a police chief.In this particular case, the chief was Marc Tragesser, the man who came to Oran in the summer of 2005 (about eight months after I started my first full-time job here as a beat reporter) and quickly proceeded to tear the little down apart. ...
Friends of Cape Girardeau County Ambulance District meet tonight (09/25/08)
A group that's pushing for a county-wide public ambulance district will meet tonight in Jackson.The political action group Friends of Cape Girardeau County Ambulance District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. ...
Chaffee selects Jim Chambers as new police chief (09/25/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — The Chaffee City Council will met in special session tonight to select a new police chief.The council hired Jim Chambers as police chief. Chambers, who currently works as a jailer for the city of Cape Girardeau, has also worked as a Scott County Sheriff's Department deputy. ...
Despite profit loss and losses in uncollectible loans, local banks standing ground (09/25/08)
Profit margins aren't as big as they were last year at area banks, and some banks are seeing an increase in uncollectible loans. But area bankers say financial institutions in Southeast Missouri are on solid ground. "The public should not be concerned about the future of our local banks," said Steve Taylor, president and chief executive officer of First Missouri State Bank of Cape County. ...
Deputies seek Jackson man in firetruck theft (09/25/08)
Sheriff's deputies think they know who stole an East County firetruck. Now they just have to catch him. A search began this week for Terry E. Moore, 26, of Jackson, who faces charges in a break-in at the East County Fire Protection District's Hanover Station on Sept. 13...
Boyd gives one last performance on 'America's Got Talent' before finale (09/25/08)
For his final performance on "America's Got Talent" before the show's winner is announced next week, Neal E. Boyd chose to go back to the beginning. In a surprising turn, the Sikeston, Mo., native chose to flex his vocal muscle by returning to his specialty, opera, with a performance of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma." The aria was one of the signature songs of the late Luciano Pavarotti, one of Boyd's primary influences...
Jackson man gets prison time on meth charges (09/25/08)
A Jackson man was sentenced to 120 months in prison Wednesday after a conviction of manufacturing methamphetamine. With a previous guilty plea, Scott Talley, 41, admitted to being caught March 17 by a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer with two bags containing methamphetamine, pseudophedrine pills and about one and a half pounds of marijuana...
Fire guts mobile home in Fruitland (09/25/08)
Fruitland firefighters responded to a mobile home structure fire near Fruitland that left an empty shell behind early Wednesday evening, said fire chief Dean Riley. The call came around 5:25 p.m., Riley said. Five trucks were sent to the blaze, and mutual aid was requested from East County Fire Protection District but later canceled...
Missouri attorney general candidates to appear in Poplar Bluff next month (09/25/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — Michael Gibbons and Chris Koster, the Republican and Democratic candidates for Missouri attorney general, will make their first joint appearance in Southeast Missouri in October at the Missouri Leadership Forum sponsored by the Three Rivers Community College Foundation...
For county workers, pay raises range from 3.5 percent to zero (09/25/08)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners continue budget hearings today, examining figures submitted by the treasurer, auditor and collector offices while casting a wary eye on the overall economic outlook. Scott and Bollinger's county commissioners are also carefully watching the economy, though their respective budget hearings won't take place until January. The fiscal year for all three counties starts Jan. 1...
Woman admits to drug charges (09/25/08)
A Cape Girardeau County woman pleaded guilty to three felony counts of distributing 5 grams or more of cocaine base. Misty Raye Edmonds, 31, appeared in federal court Wednesday and admitted to selling 5.4 grams of crack cocaine for $325 on May 9, 6.6 grams of crack cocaine for $350 on May 19 and 7.2 grams of crack cocaine for $300 on June 10. The transactions occurred at Edmonds' home. A sentencing hearing was set for Nov. 17...
Kathy Swan speaks at Republican women's meeting at Southeast (09/25/08)
Eighty-eight years have passed since women gained suffrage rights, but reform is still needed, Kathy Swan told a group of about 140 Republican Women on Wednesday. "Would a male candidate, who has a child with special needs, be criticized for running for office and not staying home to care for the child? ... Why is it that a strong, courageous, intelligent, creative man is admired, but a woman is called a witch?" she asked...
Area sheriff's departments receive grants (09/25/08)
Two local sheriff's departments are receiving grants that will help fund overtime and other expenses so they may focus on certain aspects of law enforcement that sometimes get overlooked in the day-to-day pace of regular duties. The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department submitted its application for a DWI Enforcement grant administered as part of the Missouri Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Division, said Capt. Ruth Ann Dickerson...
Cape man pleads guilty to cocaine, firearm charges (09/25/08)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and one felony count of possesion of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Corian J. Greer, 19, appeared in federal court Wednesday...
School board considers hiring consultant on district issues (09/25/08)
Cape Girardeau School Board members said Wednesday they'd like a consultant's help answering questions about redistricting and the remodeling, closing or building of schools. Educational consultant Jerry McCall outlined his services, which include evaluating existing facilities, analyzing demographics and developing long-range plans. Administrators want a plan in place by next fall...
Mo. treasurer denies aid for Show-Me Ethanol plant (09/25/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri treasurer's office has denied financial aid for an ethanol plant that has political connections. Show-Me Ethanol had received conditional approval in October 2006 for a $48 million state bank deposit that would be used for a reduced-interest-rate loan. But the big condition was that the ethanol plant could have no investors who either were state officials or related to them...
Coal train derails in Macon County (09/25/08)
NEW CAMBRIA, Mo. (AP) -- A train carrying coal derailed near New Cambria, but officials say there have been no reports of injuries. Macon County deputies were called to the scene at 7:05 a.m. Thursday and found one engine and 31 train cars on their sides...
Owner accused of discharging hazardous waste in eastern Missouri (09/25/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An eastern Missouri business owner and his company face federal charges for the alleged illegal transportation, storage and discharge of hazardous waste. Paul Fredericks owns three plants under the name Usona, an anodizing plant in Cuba, Mo., and a wet paint plant and powder coating plant, both in St. Louis...
Missouri teen tried in robbery-slaying of elderly couple (09/25/08)
MARSHALL, Mo. (AP) -- Testimony continues in the trial of a Missouri teenager charged with killing an elderly couple and setting their home on fire in a $70 robbery. A Saline County Circuit Court jury on Wednesday watched a videotaped police interrogation of Daniel Berning, a key witness in the case against Lyndale Henderson. The tapes showed Berning first denying involvement in the crime but later admitting that he stabbed the couple...
Police: Man dies in Alton after fall from bluff (09/25/08)
ALTON, Ill. (AP) -- A 19-year-old man killed in a fall from a bluff in the Mississippi River city of Alton is the son of a firefighter. Firefighters found Andrew Eichen's body Wednesday night. The Madison County coroner's office says the last contact anyone had with Eichen was Wednesday afternoon, when he was atop the bluff...
Woman foils carjacker in south St. Louis (09/25/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 15-year-old suspect is in custody after a failed carjacking attempt in south St. Louis. Police say the teen forced his way into a woman's car Tuesday night, pulled out a gun and ordered her to drive. After just a few feet, the teen ordered the victim to stop and let him drive...
Rising health care costs hit Missouri farmers (09/25/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A new study shows that rising health care costs are a key factor among Missouri farmers who face financial struggles. A survey of farmers and ranchers released Thursday by the nonprofit Missouri Rural Crisis Center shows that one in five reported financial problems caused in part by spiraling health care costs. Many of those farmers struggle with paying farm loans and take second jobs off the farm to make ends meet...
Pharmacy board punts Smithville restaurant name issue (09/25/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers will likely have to settle the issue of a Smithville restaurant with "drugstore" in its name. The Missouri Board of Pharmacy on Wednesday took no action against Justus Drugstore: A Restaurant. The board earlier this year ordered the restaurant's owners to drop drugstore from its name, relying on a state law that bans that term from businesses unless they employ a licensed pharmacist...
Eagles concert to open Missouri State's new arena (09/25/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- The classic rock band the Eagles will headline the first event at Missouri State University's new JQH Arena. The Springfield university said in a statement on Wednesday the Eagles will perform Nov. 13, just days before the opening men's and women's basketball games...
Hornbeck to appear on '48 Hours' (09/25/08)
ST. LOUIS -- There were times during captivity when Shawn Hornbeck thought he'd be better off dead, he said in transcripts from a TV interview CBS released Wednesday to The Associated Press. Shawn and his parents recounted their story during an interview with CBS News' "48 Hours Mystery," where he discusses details of his captivity for the first time. The program airs at 9 p.m. Saturday...
Missouri blacks closing racial gap in newly diagnosed cases of cancer (09/25/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Blacks in Missouri are closing the racial gap for newly diagnosed cancers, but their progress reducing cancer mortality is slower, a new report found. An analysis of data from the Missouri Department of Health and state Cancer Registry found the rate of newly diagnosed cancers is roughly equal between blacks and whites in Missouri. Only a decade ago, it was higher for blacks...
Ethics complaints filed against Missouri treasurer candidates (09/25/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Republican and Democratic candidates for state treasurer were both accused in ethics complaints filed Wednesday of making mistakes in their campaign finance reports. Brad Lager, a Republican state senator from Savannah, is accused of improperly reporting his campaign's credit card purchases. ...
Big check to Hulshof may have been made too soon (09/25/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The $600,000 check was the biggest ever to gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof. But the Republican Governors Association may have been a little too hasty in making the contribution. A financial report by the Republican Governors Association Missouri 2008 Political Action Committee shows it made the contribution to Hulshof on Aug. 26, two days before Missouri's contribution limits were repealed...
Colorful study probes climate change, fall foliage (09/25/08)
UNDERHILL, Vt. -- Could climate change dull the palette of New England's fall foliage? The answer could have serious implications for one of the region's signature attractions, which draws thousands of "leaf peepers" every autumn. Biologists at the University of Vermont's Proctor Maple Research Center will do some leaf peeping of their own to find out -- studying how temperature affects the development of autumn colors and whether the warming climate could mute them, prolong the foliage viewing season or delay it.. ...
Galveston allows residents to return (09/25/08)
GALVESTON, Texas — Ten days after Hurricane Ike, this devastated beach town reopened to residents Wednesday with stern warnings about what still lurks on the island — rotting cattle carcasses, snakes and swarms of mosquitoes — and what isn't there: drinking water, reliable electricity, medical care or sewer service...
House votes to end offshore drilling ban (09/25/08)
WASHINGTON -- The House, responding to growing public demand for more domestic energy, voted Wednesday to end a quarter-century ban on oil and natural gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, giving Republicans a major victory on energy policy...
Obama rebuffs McCain's call to delay debate (09/25/08)
NEW YORK -- The economic crisis and raw politics threatened to derail the first presidential debate as John McCain challenged Barack Obama to delay the Friday forum and join forces to help Washington fix the financial mess. Obama rebuffed his GOP rival, saying the next president needs to "deal with more than one thing at once."...
Bush to hold bailout summit (09/25/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush summoned Barack Obama, John McCain and legislative leaders to an extraordinary White House summit, warning Americans and Congress on Wednesday night that failing to act on a $700 billion financial industry bailout could lead to "a long and painful recession."...
Farm flings pumpkins with catapult (09/25/08)
NEWTON, N.J. -- One New Jersey farm has a special attraction to go with the season's hay rides and corn mazes: a giant pumpkin catapult. A group of middle school students who became obsessed with the medieval weapon asked northern New Jersey farmers Anthony and Heidi Lentini if they could use physics to fling the big orange squash...
N. Korea orders U.N. nuclear inspectors from plant (09/25/08)
VIENNA, Austria — North Korea barred U.N. nuclear inspectors from its main plutonium reprocessing plant Wednesday and within a week plans to reactivate the facility that once provided the fissile material for its atomic test explosion, a senior U.N. ...
Iraq parliament paves way for provincial elections (09/25/08)
BAGHDAD — Under intense U.S. pressure, Iraq's parliament approved a law Wednesday paving the way for the first provincial elections in four years following months of deadlock that American commanders warned could jeopardize the dramatic decline in violence. ...
Police: Many similarities in two Finland school shootings (09/25/08)
KAUHAJOKI, Finland -- The gunman in Finland's latest school shooting likely bought his gun in the town where a teenager went on another rampage less than a year ago, police said Wednesday, adding to the growing list of eerie similarities between the massacres...
Straight-talking conservative elected Japanese PM (09/25/08)
TOKYO -- A quick-smiling former Olympic skeetshooter with a penchant for tailored suits and manga comic books took power as Japan's third prime minister in two years Wednesday, vowing to boost a languishing economy. Lawmakers elected Taro Aso, a 68-year-old conservative popular with the young and known for his straight talk, after quelling an attempt by the upper house to install a rival as premier. ...
Pakistan militants threaten more bombs (09/25/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A militant group that claimed to be behind the deadly Marriott Hotel bombing in Pakistan's capital threatened more attacks Wednesday, warning again that Pakistanis should stop cooperating with the United States. In a cell phone message to reporters, the little known group calling itself "Fedayeen al-Islam" — "Islam commandos" — referred to the owner of the Marriott by name. ...
Philippine WWII veterans seek equality from U.S. (09/25/08)
MANILA, Philippines -- Something is better than nothing, Filipino veterans said Wednesday after hearing they could get lump-sum benefit payments from the U.S. government more than six decades after they fought alongside American forces during World War II. ...
China tainted milk crisis triggers global recalls (09/25/08)
BEIJING -- An industrial chemical that made its way into China's dairy supplies and that authorities blame in the death of four babies has turned up in numerous Chinese-made exports abroad -- from candies to yogurt to rice balls. British supermarket chain Tesco removed Chinese-made White Rabbit Creamy Candies off its shelves as a precaution amid reports that samples of the milk candy in Singapore and New Zealand had tested positive for melamine -- an industrial chemical used to make plastics and fertilizer.. ...
Wainwright pitches Cards past Diamondbacks (09/25/08)
ST. LOUIS — The recipe to reach the posteason, Arizona manager Bob Melvin said, is simple: "We just have to win. We need to win out and hopefully get a lot of help." Adam Wainwright pitched out of two bases-loaded jams and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Arizona 4-2 on Wednesday night to dampen the Diamondbacks' playoff hopes...
St. Louis releases cornerback (09/25/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A day after switching quarterbacks, the St. Louis Rams stayed in shake-up mode and released cornerback Fakhir Brown, a starter the previous two seasons but hampered by injuries this year. Brown was suspended the first four games of last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but coach Scott Linehan said Wednesday the move had nothing to do with off-field issues. ...
Rams going week to week with starting QB (09/25/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Trent Green's hold on the St. Louis Rams' quarterback job is week to week. Pretty much the same as coach Scott Linehan's job status. "We're just concerned about this game," Linehan said Wednesday in his first comments since benching Marc Bulger in favor of the 38-year-old Green a day earlier, a move announced in a two-paragraph release. "This is for Buffalo. It wouldn't make much sense to be looking further beyond this Sunday."...
Notre Dame needs three games to down St. Vincent (09/25/08)
Junior Lindsay Strieker put down 14 kills to lead the Notre Dame volleyball team past St. Vincent in three games Wednesday. "She played a really good game," Notre Dame coach Tara Stroup said. Meghan Dohogne served up six aces and recorded six kills for the Bulldogs. Shannon Brennan finished with 17 assists and Kelsey Bradshaw had 24 digs for Notre Dame (11-4)...
Bulldogs rough up friend (09/25/08)
Notre Dame junior Mallory Siebert hardly could help smiling each time she dug into the batter's box against Central hurler Amanda Nichols on Wednesday. Siebert, the Bulldogs' No. 9 hitter who played with Nichols on the SEMO Magic softball team this past summer, said Nichols has a good sense of humor...
Slam-Fest focuses on community (09/25/08)
Playground basketball enthusiasts get ready. It's just about time for Slam-Fest. The 17th annual edition of Cape Girardeau's popular outdoor basketball tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday at Indian Park. "We're looking forward to another great event," said Stafford Moore Jr., one of the tournament directors...
Area calendar 9/25/08 (09/25/08)
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. ...
The art of marriage (09/25/08)
Sept. 25, 2008 Dear Leslie, Today is the 15th anniversary of the day DC and became married. Married is a becoming, I reckon, more active verb than adjective. You were there in the glow of Carmel Valley, preventing us from jittering off into the canyon yammering that we didn't know what we were doing. We didn't, of course. I wonder if anyone going in has any notion of the intricacy in this dance of intimacy...
Review: 'Eagle Eye' more ridiculous than thrilling (09/25/08)
HAL goes mobile in "Eagle Eye," a shrill, frantic thriller about technology taking over -- and not in good ways, like making coffee for you before you even realize you want it. No, this supercomputer has a political agenda, which theoretically might seem timely with the presidential election approaching. ...
ARTifacts 9/25/08 (09/25/08)
Craig Thomas offers portrait workshop A weekend Portrait Workshop with Craig Thomas will be Saturday and Sunday at Global Cafe. Works from the classes will be shown at the Black Door Gallery. The workshop is $100 and includes lunch. Painters will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with an hour for lunch. Contact Craig Thomas at craigthomas4@mac.com or 573-225-7734...
River City Music Festival acts span genres from bluegrass to rock and everything in between (09/25/08)
Put down everything you have at 6 p.m. Friday. No work, no chores, just music and fun at the River City Music Festival in downtown Cape Girardeau. If you want to take part in the playing, a Guitar Hero competition will be in the Best Buy tent at Water Street. ...
It's all Greek at Zoi's Gyros Corner (09/25/08)
Zoi Mousadakos has lived in Cape Girardeau for nearly two decades, but she's still Greek through and through. That's most evident the moment you pull up at her restaurant, Zoi's Gyros Corner, at the corner of Broadway and Caruthers Avenue, across from Grace Methodist Church...
good bets 9/25/08 (09/25/08)
LIVE MUSIC Ivas John Band Illinois bluesman does what he does best. Where: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape When: 8 p.m. to midnight today Mark Rees A new Rees to entertain you. Where: Stooges, Jackson When: 7 to 11 p.m...
Tim Roth leaves signs of his work all over town (09/25/08)
Tim Roth is a woodcarver. But don't look for his work on a store shelf; he only works on custom signs and gifts. Aside from woodcarving, he also does remodeling, engraving and is an expert jewelry maker. "I've been doing artistic things since I was a kid," he said...
Movie review: 'Ghost Town' isn't as funny as star Ricky Gervais deserves (09/25/08)
Ricky Gervais has long been one of the funniest British comedians, along with Steve Coogan and the two guys from "The Mighty Boosh" (a Brit comedy series: find it, watch, laugh, repeat). I was sitting in a dark theater a few weeks back getting ready to watch some sort of cinematic drivel starring Vin Diesel and imagine my surprise seeing a trailer for a little movie starring that guy from "Extras" in a movie about a guy who can see dead people...
Movie review: Animation doesn't equal children's film in "Igor" (09/25/08)
"Igor" is a peculiar little animated film that's probably too complicated for young kids. And I say it's complicated for good reasons — the story had me confused a couple of times. So before you think bad of my intellectual capacity (too late?) let me give you the first few minutes of the film. ...
Kidman credits water for pregnancy (09/25/08)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman said swimming in Australian Outback waterfalls may promote fertility and might have contributed to her unexpected pregnancy over the past year. The 41-year-old Aussie, who gave birth to daughter Sunday Rose in July, said she and six other women who swam in the waters of a small Outback town during production of the epic romance "Australia" became pregnant...
Stocks mostly lower amid bailout debate (09/25/08)
NEW YORK -- Tension grew in the financial markets Wednesday, sending most stocks moderately lower as investors worried about the effectiveness of a still-emerging government plan to rescue banks from crippling debt. The credit markets also showed added strain, with demand rising for short-term Treasury bills, considered the safest of investments...
Ill. regulators OK Ameren rate increase (09/25/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State regulators on Wednesday approved a $162 million annual rate increase for Ameren Illinois natural gas and electric customers, money the company said will fund infrastructure improvements throughout its coverage area. The Illinois Commerce Commission approved the increase, which will take effect Oct. 1, after rejecting Ameren's original request for a $247 million increase...
Other possible solutions diverge from bailout plan (09/25/08)
WASHINGTON -- To hear Treasury Secreteary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and Fed chairman Ben S. Bernanke tell it, there is only one plan to save the economy -- use $700 billion in taxpayer money to take the worst of Wall Street's assets off its books. But leading economists and financial thinkers argue that there are other alternatives that would reduce taxpayers' liabilities and perhaps more effectively address the urgent crisis in financial markets. ...
Lois McCrite (09/25/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Lois Rose McCrite, 63, of Charleston, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 13, 1945, in Anna, Ill., daughter of Ferrell Virgil and Lucille Smith McCrite Sr...
Carl Linebarger (09/25/08)
Carl Lee Linebarger, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, son of Emery S. and Mabel Sauer Linebarger. He and Cleo Deevers were married Dec. 15, 1946, in Detroit...
Jay Wolfe (09/25/08)
Jay Arden Wolfe, 51, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. He was born May 19, 1957, in Encino, Calif., son of Herbert E. and Lenora M. Montgomery Wolfe. Jay moved to Jackson in 1997. He worked for Sparkman Auto Sales in Gordonville a number of years and most recently was a driver for Cape County Transit. He was a member of Jackson Elks Lodge 2652, Excelsior Lodge 441 in Jackson and Eagles Aerie 3775 in Cape Girardeau...
Marjorie Rives (09/25/08)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Marjorie L. Rives, 87, of Mounds died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born June 16, 1921, at Mounds, daughter of Roy and Ethel Helman Palmer. She and James W. "Bill" Rives were married. He died Sept. 29, 1965...
Oswin Jokerst (09/25/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Oswin W. "Osie" Jokerst, 85, of Perryville died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 4, 1923, at Zell, Mo., son of Valentine Nicholas and Emma Ludwein Huck Jokerst. He and Patsie R. Wood were married June 6, 1953...
Mildred Howard (09/25/08)
Mildred M. Heath Howard, 89, of Chesterfield, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Friendship Village West County in Chesterfield. She was born Sept. 19, 1919, at Kennett, Mo. She married Jack H. Howard, who preceded her in death. Howard was formerly of Jackson...
Births 9/25/08 (09/25/08)
King Son to Sean Gregory King and Melinda Dawn Oxley of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:08 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008. Name, Matthew Gregory. Weight, 5 pounds. Second child, first son. Ms. Oxley is the daughter of Rose Mary Oxley of Cape Girardeau and Charles Oxley of Marble Hill, Mo. King is the son of Dennis and Norma King of Sikeston, Mo. He is employed at Morlan Dodge...
Fire report 9/25/08 (09/25/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 7:22 p.m., an illegal burn at Hickory and South Ellis streets. n At 10:05 p.m., a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of Camelia Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 9/25/08 (09/25/08)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Elizabeth L. Peters, 31, 3114 Westfield Drive, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests n Justin W. Kaufman, 27, 1817 N. Main St., was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault...
Out of the past 9/25/08 (09/25/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 25, 1983 Max G. Stovall has announced the sale of property at 1731 Broadway to M. and L. Investments Inc. of St. Louis; the property consists of a building that he built and originally leased to the Coleman Restaurant; the new owners plan to install a restaurant there featuring Mexican food...
Kinder's support (09/25/08)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau has recently been serving as acting governor, a job he's done over 100 days in his duty as lieutenant governor. Recently he's been the subject of bipartisan praise, which is unusual in an election year...
Thank you, Mr. Shivelbine (09/25/08)
Gratitude should never be kept to one's self. I'm a firm believer in sending thank-you cards, saying thank you and meaning thank you. Some would say it's just procedure and that thank-you cards are pointless except to follow some societal obligation that wastes stamps, time and effort...
Bike race in Cape (09/25/08)
When a bike race called Tour of Missouri, going from one side of the state to the other, was first announced a couple of years ago, a lot of Missourians -- especially those who don't ride bicycles -- scratched their heads. However, organizers of the race -- who received considerable support from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau -- were undaunted. They were fairly certain the tour, patterned on the Tour de France, would be a success...
Candidates avoid the mess (09/25/08)
To the editor: Regarding Joe Sullivan's Sept. 21 opinion column: Thank you for so eloquently articulating my frustration and confusion regarding the subprime mortgage fiasco. You are right on regarding the candidates who are telling voters anything that will get their votes. They are not honestly dealing with this monumental financial mess, which could possibly lead to the bankruptcy of the government...
Memories of a great game (09/25/08)
To the editor: Seeing the picture of Southeast Missouri State University students at the SEMO-Missouri football game brought back a lot of memories. I was at that game. Paul Hamen was the football coach at Perryville High School at that time. He took four high school students to the game. I was one of the lucky ones who got to go...
Rail is cost-effective (09/25/08)
To the editor: The article "U.S. grain exports slowed down by infrastructure delays" correctly points out that we are quickly reaching capacity in our transportation networks. The U.S. Department of Transportation projects total freight demand will rise by 92 percent from 2002 to 2035. ...
Speak Out 9/25/08 (09/25/08)
Disaster assistance WITH THE U.S. sending billions of dollars to other countries for help with disasters, how many of those countries are sending us money after Hurricane Ike? Not a single country is helping the U.S. out after Ike battered Louisiana and Texas, but we are helping Haiti, Cuba and who knows who else that Ike ran over. It is time for the U.S. to take care of ourselves first...
Meet RICK SPRINGFIELD in person at PMAC MUSIC in Cape 10/4/08 (09/25/08)
Storm head moving in (09/25/08)
Photo's of the storm front on Friday, September 19, 2008 as it approached Marble Hill.
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