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Lipke wins endorsements, award (10/02/08)
Rep. Scott Lipke, R-Jackson, has recently won the endorsement of two groups and an award for his legislative service from the Judicial Conference of Missouri.Lipke is seeking his fourth term in the Missouri House. ...
Video of Boyd's win, there and here (10/02/08)
The news is everywhere today -- a product of Southeast Missouri has won a big national competition show. I speak of none other than the now-famous Neal E. ...
I-55 in Scott County reduced through Friday (10/02/08)
Interstate 55 in Scott County will continue to be reduced to one lane through 5:30 p.m. Friday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews patch the roadway in the southbound lanes.The work will take place from Route H to Interstate 57.For more information call MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MODOT...
$1 million voice: Sikeston's Neal Boyd wins 'America's Got Talent' (10/02/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — The atmosphere was tense in Randy and Charlotte York's Sikeston home in the few minutes leading up to the announcement of the winner of "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday night. But in an instant, the tension was broken, replaced by pure jubilation when the 50 or so friends and family of Neal E. Boyd heard their hometown boy had won the hugely popular national talent show and the $1 million prize that went with it...
Scott City man who faked death to avoid prosecution found guilty of statutory rape (10/02/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — A Butler County Judge found Charles E. Rothman guilty of three counts of statutory rape at a bench trial on Wednesday. The 65-year-old man, of Scott City, was arrested last May after apparently trying to fake his death to evade prosecution by setting his fishing boat adrift in the Diversion Channel...
Delta officials vote to more than double water bills starting in December (10/02/08)
Starting with December's bill, people using the water and sewer services from Delta will see higher rates. The increase is necessary to make the utilities pay for themselves, according to Mayor Barbara Bradshaw. Currently water and sewer users pay less as they use more water, a backward billing plan that costs the city thousands every year, she said...
Coming events 10/02/2008 (10/02/08)
Children's center prepares for charity walk SIKESON, Mo. — Supporters of Kenny Rogers Children's Center will participate in the center's 35th annual charity walk Saturday. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at First Assembly Recreational Complex on North Ingram Road (across from Bootheel Golf Club). The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided at First Assembly Recreational Complex, the final destination. Fundraising prizes will be awarded...
Extreme Entrepreneurs tour to stop at university (10/02/08)
Southeast Missouri State University leaders hope the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour stop Wednesday at Southeast Missouri State University will inspire its students to have a greater entrepreneurial mindset in their careers and everyday lives. Founded by 25-year-old entrepreneurs Micheal Simmons and Sheena Lindahl, the tour is expected to bring 150 to 200 business and nonbusiness majors together to learn more about the process through speakers, exhibits and hands-on learning activities...
Route W reduced to one lane today (10/02/08)
Route W in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage work. This section of road is between County Road 620 and Perryville Road. For more information, call MoDOT’s customer service center at 888-275-6636...
Poplar Bluff woman pleads guilty to abusing infant son (10/02/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to abusing her infant son who suffered injuries doctors describe as being consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Heather M. Lane, 23, of Poplar Bluff pleaded guilty to felony abuse of a child before Presiding Circuit Judge Mark Richardson, according to Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Barbour...
Optimists plan third try for duck race on river (10/02/08)
Two area Optimist clubs are living up to their mission, planning for the third time to host the Ducks on the Mississippi race canceled by weather twice this year. The first of two races will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday near the Broadway floodgate. The finish line is at the south end of Riverfront Park. ...
Highway 34 in Jackson reduced for drainage repairs (10/02/08)
Highway 34 in Jackson will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today with a 16-foot width restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine drainage repairs. This section of road is from Limbaugh Lane to Old Cape Road in Jackson. For more information, call MoDOT’s customer service center at 888-275-6636...
Author of 40 books encourages children to love reading (10/02/08)
A publisher called Jack Gantos' first children's tale "the most boring book" he'd read. Future attempts at getting published -- including a picture book about pigs, written entirely with 'oink' dialogue -- also failed. From the rejection, and a thorough examination of successful books, Gantos developed a sense of what sells. Children want relatable characters with distinct personalities, he discovered...
Nixon says Missouri is ripe for next-generation auto jobs (10/02/08)
FENTON, Mo. -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jay Nixon outlined his plans for bolstering the state's auto industry Wednesday, meeting with auto workers in a St. Louis suburb hit hard by industry layoffs. Nixon, currently the state attorney general, told Chrysler workers in Fenton that Missouri is a prime location for the auto industry to launch production of electric and other energy-efficient vehicles...
Son of Missouri gubernatorial candidate Nixon writes, performs rap (10/02/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- "It's ya boy, Young J to the Nix." That's not the latest tagline for Attorney General Jay Nixon's campaign for governor. "Young J," as he dubs himself in a track recorded a few years ago, is Nixon's eldest son, Jeremiah, the rapper...
Obama now has 7-point lead in AP poll (10/02/08)
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama has a seven-point lead over John McCain one month before the presidential election, lifted by voters who think the Democrat is better suited to lead the nation through its sudden financial crisis, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll...
Study: Origin of AIDS virus traced to 100 years ago (10/02/08)
NEW YORK -- The AIDS virus has been circulating among people for about 100 years, decades longer than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Genetic analysis pushes the estimated origin of HIV back to between 1884 and 1924, with a more focused estimate at 1908...
Police in Wyoming expect house cat but get cougar (10/02/08)
CASPER, Wyo. -- A police officer didn't think much of a call to shoo off a bothersome "kitty cat" at a home in Casper. Then the officer arrived at the home of Beverly Hood. It was no ordinary domestic feline -- but a male mountain lion weighing 80 to 90 pounds...
Senate adds stalled tax relief bill to $700 billion rescue package (10/02/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate has sweetened its $700 billion rescue package for tottering financial companies with tax breaks broad enough to save 20 million people an average $2,000 a year in higher taxes and narrow enough to help makers of wooden toy bow-and-arrow sets...
Candy made with tainted milk found in Connecticut (10/02/08)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- An industrial chemical blamed for sickening thousands of infants in China has been found in candy on American shelves. Connecticut consumer protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr. said Wednesday that tests on White Rabbit Creamy Candy found melamine...
Ike evacuees complain of violence at city's shelter (10/02/08)
TYLER, Texas -- As Hurricane Ike blew through Texas, a different kind of storm was brewing inside an old Wal-Mart hastily converted into a shelter for evacuees. The building, vacant for two years, quickly became a caldron of tension, with 1,600 people crammed into a structure with a leaky roof, few indoor bathrooms and almost no privacy. Fights soon broke out, and one ended after police allegedly used pepper spray on dozens of evacuees and a Taser on a 15-year-old boy...
McCain, Obama about even in Missouri (10/02/08)
WASHINGTON -- A new poll shows Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain running about even in Missouri. The CNN/Time/Opinion Research poll of 744 likely Missouri voters had Obama at 49 percent and McCain at 48 percent. The poll, conducted Sunday through Tuesday, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points...
Debate offers Palin, Biden high risks but big rewards (10/02/08)
NEW YORK -- For an audition to be second fiddle, today's debate between newcomer Sarah Palin and veteran Joe Biden offers unusually large pitfalls -- and promise. For once, the whole world may be watching. Already, 3,100 media credentials have been issued, the most the Commission on Presidential Debates ever needed in seven vice presidential debates it's hosted...
Sen. McCain campaigns in hometown of Truman (10/02/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- More than 25 years after his death, presidential aspirants continue to call on Harry Truman's hometown, where his popularity and no-nonsense politics still resonate. Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Wednesday became the latest to pay tribute, using a morning speech at the Truman Presidential Library and Museum to focus on the nation's economic crisis hours before he was to head back to Washington for a vote on a revamped bailout package...
Possible Fossett ID, other items found (10/02/08)
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. -- A hiker in rugged eastern California found an ID and other items possibly belonging to Steve Fossett, the adventurer missing more than a year since going on a pleasure flight in a borrowed plane, authorities said Wednesday. The items were found in the area of the town of Mammoth Lakes, Inyo National Forest spokeswoman Nancy Upham said...
Senators pass bailout package on 74-25 vote (10/02/08)
WASHINGTON -- After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, winning lopsided passage in the Senate and gaining ground in the House, where Republicans opposition softened. Senators passed it by a 74-25 vote a month before the presidential and congressional elections...
Train engineer texted 22 seconds before fatal L.A. collision (10/02/08)
LOS ANGELES -- A Metrolink engineer sent a cell phone text message 22 seconds before his commuter train crashed head-on into a freight train last month, killing 25 people, federal investigators said Wednesday. Cell phone records of engineer Robert Sanchez, who was among the dead, show he sent a message after receiving one about a minute and 20 seconds before the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a press release...
Idaho fair accused of asking paralyzed woman to leave (10/02/08)
NAMPA, Idaho -- Rose Harn peers out at the world with one working eye, her arms curled tightly against her shriveled body. A rag under her chin catches her drool. In the two decades since Harn was left brain-damaged and paralyzed by a 16-year-old driver, her husband has taken her to numerous Mothers Against Drunk Driving events in Idaho as an object lesson in the consequences of drinking and driving...
Somalia: World can use force against pirates (10/02/08)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somalia will allow foreign powers to use force if necessary against pirates who are holding a ship loaded with tanks for $20 million ransom, raising the stakes for bandits who are facing off against the United States and soon Moscow on the high seas...
Spanish report ties Pakistan spy agency to Taliban (10/02/08)
MADRID, Spain -- Western intelligence agencies have long suspected that elements of Pakistan's spy service have aided the Taliban in Afghanistan, but a Spanish government report leaked to the media appears to be the first published assessment that spells out such cooperation...
Parents file lawsuit in China against dairy firm (10/02/08)
BEIJING -- The parents of a 1-year-old boy who developed kidney stones after drinking infant formula tainted with an industrial chemical are suing the dairy at the heart of the scandal, state media reported, as tests implicated 15 more companies Wednesday...
EU monitors begin patrols in Georgia (10/02/08)
KARALETI, Georgia -- Burned houses dot this village in a buffer zone separating the Russian-backed breakaway region of South Ossetia from territory controlled by Georgia. The torched homes formed a backdrop for Wednesday's arrival of European monitors, who residents hope will protect them from further violence...
Collin Dannenmueller, Chaffee football (10/02/08)
Collin Dannenmueller was asked to do a little bit of everything Friday night when the Chaffee Red Devils played the Scott City Rams. And he succeeded ˜ scoring one touchdown on a pass reception, scoring another one on a reverse and helping lead the defense with eight tackles to help the Red Devils post a 28-6 victory for their second straight in the rivalry...
Pitchers prosper on 3-day breaks (10/02/08)
Maybe this whole rest business is overrated. CC Sabathia pitched the Milwaukee Brewers into the playoffs while taking only three-day breaks. Mark Buehrle, John Danks and the Chicago White Sox made it there the same way. So did Old Hoss Moyer and the Philadelphia Phillies...
Dodgers slam way past Cubs in NLDS opener (10/02/08)
CHICAGO -- Manny Ramirez and Joe Torre brought their winning postseason ways to the Los Angeles Dodgers -- and Wrigley Field. James Loney hit a go-ahead grand slam off a wild Ryan Dempster, Ramirez and Russell Martin homered and the new-look Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 in their NL playoff opener Wednesday night...
Carpenter chooses to skip surgery (10/02/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter will not have surgery for a nerve problem in his shoulder, hoping he'll be ready for spring training after therapy and rest. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed the course of action Wednesday. Carpenter, who was shut down for the season in early September, visited a fourth specialist in New York this week...
Stempniak scores twice in 7-3 exhibition victory over Maple Leafs (10/02/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Lee Stempniak had two goals and an assist and the St. Louis Blues chased Curtis Joseph with six goals on their first 12 shots in a 7-3 preseason victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. "I know what I've got to do, I know where I've got to go," the 41-year-old Joseph said. "Just a bruised ego, that's all. I can get over that."...
Green not surprised he's a backup again (10/02/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Even after his quick demotion back to the St. Louis bench, Trent Green is glad he's still playing. Green was at quarterback Sunday when the Rams lost to Buffalo, 31-14. The loss dropped St. Louis to 0-4. Coach Scott Linehan was fired the next day, replaced by defensive coordinator Jim Haslett...
Hamels, Lidge pitch Phils past Brewers in Game 1 (10/02/08)
PHILADELPHIA -- Cole Hamels was so dominant the Milwaukee Brewers were glad to see Brad Lidge come in. The switch to their perfect closer nearly cost the Philadelphia Phillies. Behind their top two arms, the Phillies grabbed their first postseason victory in 15 years -- barely...
Kelly's Dock tosses no-hitter (10/02/08)
Kelly junior Danielle Dock dominated the Oran softball team Wednesday. Dock tossed a no-hitter, striking out 10 and walking five over seven innings. Katee Moore went 3-for-4 with a triple, double, and an RBI, while Casey Kern added a solo home run, double and two RBIs...
Jackson scores seven in the fifth, holds on to down Central 9-7 (10/02/08)
Jackson pitcher Jessica Tuschhoff called her team's game against rival Central on Wednesday exciting but also scary at times. It appeared like it would be a pitchers' duel early, with the score knotted 2-2 after four innings. But both offenses came alive in the fifth inning...
Zweigart to miss Friday's football game (10/02/08)
Jackson running back Adam Zweigart will not play in the Indians' home contest against Farmington on Friday because he will be serving a one-game suspension. "It was an incident at school," Jackson coach Van Hitt said. "It's non-football related."...
Missouri eager to end misery in Lincoln, Neb. (10/02/08)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Whenever Jim Pillen talks to Bruce Dunning, he invariably asks, "Do you still have James Wilder's cleat marks on your forehead?" They can laugh now. Pillen and Dunning were members of the last Nebraska football team to lose to Missouri in Lincoln. That was in 1978, on a day Wilder ran for 181 yards and four touchdowns, running over Dunning for the last score in a 35-31 victory that dashed the second-ranked Huskers' national championship hopes...
Moore ready to return to Tigers' defensive backfield (10/02/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The return of William Moore comes at a good time for Missouri, as the fourth-ranked Tigers prepare for their Big 12 opener at Nebraska on Saturday. Moore, a Hayti graduate, sprained a foot in the season-opening win over Illinois, then aggravated the injury in a 69-17 win over Nevada on Sept. 13...
Southeast moves on filling AD opening ... maybe (10/02/08)
How far down the road has Southeast Missouri State traveled toward hiring an associate athletic director for external operations? It depends whom you ask. Athletic director Don Kaverman said last month and repeated Tuesday that Southeast has not begun the process of filling the newly created position, but university president Dr. Kenneth Dobbins confirmed Wednesday through a spokesman that the university spoke with two candidates this summer...
Prioritizing athletics and the words of Jim Limbaugh (10/02/08)
Priority I: Athletics The wording of the objective approved by the Southeast Missouri State board of regents on Friday for inclusion as one of six Priority I objectives in the university's strategic plan: "Evaluate and enhance the quality of all athletic programs, including providing opportunities for student participation as both student athletes and fans; strengthening and enhancing funding and facilities; enhancing the educational experience, retention and graduation rates of student athletes; and cultivating meaningful relationships with fans and benefactors.". ...
Peoples thankful for chance on offense (10/02/08)
Walter Peoples called being moved back to wide receiver late last season "the best day of my life." It's also worked out pretty well for the Southeast Missouri State football team. Peoples has taken off in his first full season on offense, leading the Ohio Valley Conference in receptions per game and ranking sixth in receiving yards per game...
Area calendar (10/02/08)
Football n Missouri watch party: The Southeast Missouri Black and Gold Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association will host a watch party for the Missouri football game against Nebraska at Beef O'Brady's in Cape Girardeau. The party begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m. Info: Larry Simon, 270-1487...
The benefits of concentration (10/02/08)
Oct. 2, 2008 Dear Leslie, One night a week, the cooling temperatures of fall don't affect DC. She is learning how to blow glass at the Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis. Third is the degree of burn potential while blowing glass. The atmosphere near the furnaces is torrid. Great care must be taken. A fine concentration is one of the demands...
Debate moderator dismisses questions about impartiality (10/02/08)
NEW YORK -- PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, moderator of the upcoming vice presidential debate, dismissed conservative questions about her impartiality because she is writing a book that includes material on Barack Obama. Ifill said Wednesday she hasn't even written her chapter on Obama for the book "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," which is to be published by Doubleday on Jan. 20, the day a new president is inaugurated...
Galleries reward partrons with art (10/02/08)
Art is rewarding. Seven art galleries in Cape Girardeau have started a "Gallery Giveaway" to reward patrons of the arts with the best thing they can: art. Each month, representatives in the Around Town Network from Edward Bernard Gallery, Westray Gallery, Garden Gallery, Crisp Museum, Global Cafe, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and The Artist Studio will pull a name and give away a piece of art...
Faculty Showcase Series features harpischord duet (10/02/08)
Long before rock 'n' roll, country or even jazz and blues, there existed a style of music whose practitioners played exclusive gigs to the aristocracy of Europe. It is classified as "baroque," which predates even what is considered "classical" music...
Saffron's menu goes beyond sushi (10/02/08)
Saffron may have changed locations, but the great food and charming atmosphere are still the same. The walls are covered in a mix of bold red and black, and the smell of sushi and soy sauce hangs lightly in the air. A fully stocked bar sits in the corner. The new location seats about 90 people, including the bar, with a staff ready to serve a mix of pan-Asian cuisine...
Artifacts 10/2/08 (10/02/08)
Three-week Jars of Clay class starts Tuesday @SL_body_copy_ragged:Jars of Clay Pottery Studio will start a three-week hand building class Tuesday. Stevie Longwith will teach the class in the studio, in the basement of Garden Gallery, on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class cost $75. For more information, call Linda Bohnsack at the Garden Gallery, 573-332-7123. A wheel-thrown class will begin in November...
Movie review: "Nights in Rodanthe" follows standard tear-jerker formula (10/02/08)
It takes a long time after sitting down to write a review before I do any writing. Do I give it a thumbs up or down? Should I spend time explaining the plot or save the words for the film's deeper meaning? Maybe I should talk about the technical craft? Or maybe I should go off on a tangent rather than write about a film no one will remember is six months?...
Phish announces three concert dates (10/02/08)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Those reunion rumors weren't just cut bait: Four years after disbanding, the time seems right to Phish. The Vermont-bred foursome on Wednesday announced three concert dates next March in Hampton, Va., a longtime favorite venue for the band and its fiercely loyal fans. Other 2009 dates will be announced later, according to a notice posted on the band's website...
good bets 10/2/08 (10/02/08)
Performing arts "1940s Radio Hour" See the drama and comedy of putting on a live radio show in the 1940s. Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus When: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Healing With Magic: a comedy/magic show...
Stocks end relatively calm day with modest loss (10/02/08)
NEW YORK -- The financial markets saw some relative calm Wednesday as investors uneasily awaited a Senate vote on the banking bailout plan, with Wall Street falling only moderately and the credit markets still showing signs of strain. The Dow Jones industrials zigzagged during the session, losing more than 200 points in early trading but closing down about 20 -- far from the huge swings the blue chips saw during the first two sessions of the week...
Southwest Airlines to expand to Minneapolis next year (10/02/08)
DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines Co. plans to begin service next March to Minneapolis, its first new city in more than a year, even as the airline faces a "very significant risk of slowing demand" due to an economic slowdown, chief executive Gary Kelly said Wednesday...
Judy Dodd (10/02/08)
Judy L. Dodd, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 2, 1951, in Washington, Mo., daughter of William and Margaret Daugherty McCormick. She and Truman E. Dodd were married Oct. 25, 2004, in Marble Hill, Mo...
Willis Belcher (10/02/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Willis Lloyd Belcher, 94, of Anna died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Union County Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 5, 1914, in Union County, son of Roy and Dora Boyce Belcher. He and Marie Tinckham were married Dec. 12, 1936, in Anna. She died Jan. 26, 2001...
Charles Shrum (10/02/08)
Charles Dykes Shrum, 81, of Blytheville, Ark., passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born June 30, 1927, in Lixville, Mo., son of Clarence E. and Florence S. Myers Shrum. He and Virginia Fellows were married Feb. 28, 1948...
Rev. Dolan Rogers (10/02/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Rev. Dolan Franklin Rogers, 83, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Sardis, Tenn., son of Stephen Franklin and Mary Jane "Janie" Robins Rogers. He and Mary E. Brewer were married July 14, 1952, in Lavinia, Tenn...
Roy Downing (10/02/08)
Roy Vernon Downing, 79, of Grandview, Mo., passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at Kansas City Hospice House. He was born March 30, 1929, in St. Louis, and lived in Granite City, Ill., with his parents, Robert and Blanche Downing. His family moved to the White Gate Farm near Patton, Mo., and he graduated from Patton High School in 1947. He married Geneva Seabaugh Oct. 21, 1950. In 1962 the family moved from Granite City to Grandview...
George Taylor (10/02/08)
George Lee Taylor, 74, of Scott City died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 28, 1934, in Wirth, Ark., son of Charlie and Velda Louthan Taylor. He and Betty Hardcastle were married Feb. 5, 1965, in Rockford, Ill. Taylor was a farmer. He worked for the Thayer, Mo., street department many years. He was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church...
Winnie Essmyer (10/02/08)
Winnie A. Essmyer, 69, of Whitewater died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elvira Metz (10/02/08)
ORAN, Mo. -- Elvira B. Metz, 91, of Oran passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 31, 1916, in Grafton, Ill., daughter of Frank A. and Stella E. Vogelbacher Metz. Elvira graduated from Oran High School May 11, 1934. She later graduated from Latamier Business College in Cape Girardeau...
Births 10/2/08 (10/02/08)
Lappe Triplet son and daughters to Michael Robert and Jamie Marie Lappe of Sedgewickville, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008. Austin Michael was born at 8:19 a.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces. Chelsea Nicole was born at 8:20 a.m. ...
Fire report 10/2/08 (10/02/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 8:26 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of South Henderson Avenue. n At 9:07 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of South Pacific Street. n At 11:41 p.m., emergency medical service in the 800 block of North Sprigg Street...
Police report 10/2/08 (10/02/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Two 14-year-old boys were cited into juvenile court for assault and peace disturbance. n Two suspects were custody pending charges of domestic assault...
Out of the past 10/2/08 (10/02/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 2, 1983 Many churches across Cape Girardeau hold their annual FISH Food Drive in conjunction with World Communion Day; the proceeds from the food drive will help restock the FISH pantry for the upcoming winter months. The Southeast Missourian retires its venerable nameplate and replaces it with a more up-to-date type face; also part of the change is the dropping of "The" from the newspaper's official name...
Accountability, consequences (10/02/08)
You could fill a library with all I don't know about politics and an equal amount with what I don't know about the foibles of the economy. Last week, I pondered all of the unanswered questions about the economy that have thrown us into a financial panic smack dab in the middle of a presidential campaign. And after listening and reading what seems endlessly about the crisis, I still am as dumb as a proverbial rock...
Rockin' with the kids at the River City Music Festival (10/02/08)
You crazy Cape Girardeans. Now I get it. You just want to dance. From what I saw -- when I was paying attention -- the crowds at the River City Music Festival gathered at bands who had a beat you could find and words you could sing. Fat Pocket on Friday was the biggest hit, in my opinion. The crowd really got into that show. The 10-piece funk band even came out for an encore performance...
Downtown Cape (10/02/08)
A variety of efforts to maintain and expand the vitality of Cape Girardeau's downtown area in recent years, many of them under the umbrella of the Old Town Cape organization, appear to be working. This success is measured by surveys, and the latest survey of nonresidents visiting the downtown area showed they like the restaurants, shopping and entertainment in the area. And these visitors spend money when they come...
Workers' comp needs to be fixed (10/02/08)
To the editor: A recent story in the Southeast Missourian described how changes to Missouri's workers' compensation system made in 2005 have benefited employers, changing the system to favor the employer over the worker. Indeed, that has happened, and with disastrous results for Missouri workers...
The Last of the Hueys (10/02/08)
Online Pet of the Week (10/02/08)
'Simba' is a friendly guy who is full of personality! He is 6 years old, neutered, declawed and litter box trained. He's ready to go home - he's just waiting for the right person to come along. Simba is available for adoption at the Humane Society of SEMO 573-334-5837, Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun. 1-4pm...
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