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Stories from Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gas dips below $3 in southwest Mo. (10/04/08)
Crude oil is selling for less than $93 a barrel, down $15 in the past two weeks. Gasoline is trading for $2.20 a gallon on New York exchanges, down 40 cents in the past two weeks. Drivers in some parts of Missouri are enjoying a respite from high prices -- on Friday a gallon of gasoline cost as little as $2.89 in Springfield, while in Kansas City the cost was as low as $2.85. Statewide, the average cost of a gallon was $3.29, according to the price-tracking website gasbuddy.com...
Second stage of Independence Street project completed in Cape Girardeau (10/04/08)
Cape Girardeau officials have announced that Fronabarger Concreters, a contractor for the city, has completed the second stage of the Independence Street project from Hanover Street to West End Boulevard. Starting Monday, Independence Street will be closed midblock between Louisiana Avenue and West End Boulevard to just east of the West End Boulevard and Independence Street intersection. ...
Rick Springfield signs autographs at Cape music store ahead of benefit concert (10/04/08)
Rick Springfield arrived at PMac Music right on schedule to the whoops and applause of fans. A line of autograph seekers curled around the Cape Girardeau store's aisles and reached the door. Springfield, a Grammy-winning musician and one of the stars of the TV soap "General Hospital," came to Cape Girardeau for a benefit concert between tour dates to promote his new album, "Venus in Overdrive," which includes three songs written about Sahara Aldridge, who died Nov. 5, 2007...
Children, adults at Science Day set world record with balloons (10/04/08)
Rubber duck race raises money for children's programs (10/04/08)
Mo. considers changes for aid to water projects (10/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Same-sex marriage. Stem-cell research. Transportation funding. Missourians have been asked to vote on some high-profile ballot issues in recent years. But this isn't one of them. Missouri voters will be asked Nov. 4 to change part of the constitution that permits the awarding of state grants and loans for local storm water projects in first-class counties...
Jury deliberating in O.J. Simpson case (10/04/08)
LAS VEGAS -- A jury began deliberating Friday whether O.J. Simpson and his co-defendant robbed two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a casino hotel room. The 61-year-old former football star and a golfing buddy, Clarence "C.J." Stewart, each face five years to life in prison if convicted of kidnapping, or mandatory prison time if convicted of armed robbery. They've pleaded not guilty to 12 charges, including conspiracy, coercion and assault with a deadly weapon...
Most tax breaks added to bailout already exist (10/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- Millions of taxpayers, thousands of businesses and groups as diverse as solar power developers and natural disaster victims will see tax relief with the House vote Friday to approve and send to the president a $700 billion financial rescue plan...
Cincinnati wants to take lead in green roof movement (10/04/08)
CINCINNATI -- Officials want to see more green roofs on building tops in Cincinnati. The city council on Wednesday became the first in Ohio with a plan to channel grants and loans to residents and businesses to replace tar and shingles with vegetation...
Bird-watching area now quiet thanks to Ike (10/04/08)
GILCHRIST, Texas -- One of North America's renowned bird migration and bird-watching areas is strangely silent. Blame Hurricane Ike. "We had red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, a bunch of migrating birds," recalled Ernest Stone, 75, leaning on his cane and surveying debris on the cratered moonscape that used to be the family beach house on Bolivar Peninsula...
Pakistani officials: Suspected U.S. missile strikes kill 12 (10/04/08)
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan -- Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 12 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. American forces recently ramped up cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan -- a region considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden...
U.S. envoy's visit did not stop North Korea nuclear work (10/04/08)
SEOUL, South Korea -- A senior U.S. envoy's trip to North Korea did not stop the communist nation from restoring its nuclear facilities, the State Department said Friday. Assistant secretary of state Christopher Hill returned to South Korea from a three-day trip to the North to try to salvage a six-party disarmament pact after North Korea reversed the dismantlement of its nuclear facilities. ...
Blast kills seven Russian soldiers in South Ossetia (10/04/08)
TBILISI, Georgia -- A car exploded Friday, killing seven soldiers outside Russia's military headquarters in South Ossetia, and Russian authorities charged it was a terrorist bombing meant to wreck the tense cease-fire that ended their war with Georgia...
Jackson drops to 2-4 with loss to Farmington (10/04/08)
JACKSON -- The special teams did it. After Jackson put together three scoring drives in the second half and finally found a way to slow Farmington's spread offense, it was the special teams that helped the Knights rally for a 42-38 victory Friday night...
Perryville falls to unbeaten Fredericktown (10/04/08)
First victory eludes Central (10/04/08)
East Prairie tags 53-8 loss on Chaffee (10/04/08)
Redhawks remain winless with 2-1 loss to Gamecocks (10/04/08)
Perrilloux, JSU form colossal task for Redhawks (10/04/08)
Church briefs 10/4/08 (10/04/08)
Trinity Lutheran Church honors five longtime employees for loyal service (10/04/08)
A character built on a secure foundation ensures life is more than a leaf (10/04/08)
Advertising praise (10/04/08)
Frankie Talley (10/04/08)
BROWNWOOD, Mo. -- Frankie Annette Talley, 51, of Brownwood died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at her home. She was born Nov. 9, 1956, in Macon, Ga., daughter of William and Emily Irene West Futch. She and Kenny Talley were married March 30, 1973, in Griffin, Ga...
Everett Jackson (10/04/08)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Everett L. Jackson, 95, of Jonesboro died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at Jonesboro Rehab and Health Care Center. He was born Sept. 14, 1913, in Reynoldsville, Ill., son of Harry and Frances Mayberry Jackson. He and Golda Land were married Dec. 24, 1941, in Jackson. She died June 6, 2002. He then married Mary Belcher July 10, 2003, in Anna, Ill...
Nancy Anderson (10/04/08)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Nancy Anderson, 49, of Tamms died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at her home. Jones Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of arrangements.
Rosealie Kimberlin (10/04/08)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Rosealie H. Kimberlin, 70, of Tamms, formerly of Bradley and McClure, Ill., and Albuquerque, N.M., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at her home. She was born May 14, 1938 in Niles, Mich., to Zephyrie and Eileen Gephardt Martin. She married James Kimberlin April 23, 1954...
Carl Farless (10/04/08)
Carl Ray Farless, 71, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of California, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at his home, following a long-term illness. He was surrounded by his family. Carl had a deep love of his faith and loved to be around friends and family. He was born March 25, 1937, in Mojave, Calif., son of Jesse and Alice Farless...
Harold Porterfield (10/04/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo.-- Harold Ray Porterfield, prominent Poplar Bluff and Southeast Missouri architect, died suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was 81 years old. After having served two years in the U.S. Army during World War II and attending the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of Architecture, Mr. Porterfield began his architectural career moving to Poplar Bluff in early 1950...
Terry Favier (10/04/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Terry L. Favier, 54, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 2, 1954, in Perryville, son of Clark and Anna Layton Favier. He and Myrna Aldrich were married July 9, 1999. Favier was a manager with Schaefer Water Center...
Great music festival (10/04/08)
The finest of fall weather surely encouraged attendance at this year's River City Music Festival in downtown Cape Girardeau. You can also chalk up the success of the festival to the organization and planning that went on months before the musicians took to the various stages around the riverfront area. Hats off to those many organizers who worked so hard...
Sundown attraction (10/04/08)
October 2008

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