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Stories from Thursday, October 9, 2008

Southeast Missouri State University coach Edgar arranged special benefits for athlete, NCAA says (10/09/08)
Conservation officials tour Missisippi River island near Cape Girardeau sold to state of Missouri (10/09/08)
It is five miles long, half a mile wide and didn't exist before 1930. Today, Windy Bar Island, five miles upstream from Cape Girardeau on the Mississippi River, is Missouri's newest conservation area. With a surface that has driftwood tangled among cottonwood, sycamore and willow trees, it is home to beavers, deer, wild turkeys and bald eagles. Waterfowl find refuge in its coves, and fish seek shelter in the Schenimann Chute that separates Windy Bar from the Missouri shore...
Marcus Bowers sentenced to four years in death of Kelso, Mo., man (10/09/08)
On Tuesday, Marcus Bowers received a sentence of four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Stan Hagan. On an unrelated child molestation conviction, Bowers was sentence of one year, to run concurrently with the other sentence, according to Butler County Circuit Court records...
Program at Alma Schrader encourages walking to school (10/09/08)
A new bus route has been added at Alma Schrader Elementary, but this bus burns calories, not gas. The "Walking School Bus" will embark Wednesday, in which volunteer "drivers" pick children up on foot and escort them to school. Funded through a grant, the program is designed to encourage healthy habits and reduce traffic congestion...
Cape Girardeau County prosecutor clears officer in Main Street Bar shooting (10/09/08)
Sides in Cape Girardeau County Sunshine lawsuit argue case before judge (10/09/08)
Cape Girardeau house fire under investigation (10/09/08)
A fire Wednesday night at 507 S. Frederick St. is under investigation by the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. The flames broke through second-floor windows by the time firefighters from the city's four fire stations arrived, according to battalion chief Brad Dillow. ...
Oran man injured in crash outside Cape Girardeau (10/09/08)
An Oran, Mo., man was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital Tuesday morning following a one-vehicle crash on Bloomfield Road, two miles south of Cape Girardeau. Michael A. Bollinger, 19, received moderate injuries when his vehicle ran off the road and overturned shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. No citations were issued. Bollinger was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center...
Farm marks milestone with horse showcase (10/09/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- This Saturday, El Tomaria Farm Inc. of Benton celebrates its 40th anniversary with an open house to showcase its Paso Fino horses, a Spanish breed of gaited horse the farm has bred and trained since 1968. The open house, beginning at 1 p.m., includes presentation of the farm's 2008 National Champions, a stallion exhibition, live music, children's games on horseback and an introduction to Tom and Mary Uelsmann, the farm's founders and recent Paso Fino Horse Association Hall of Fame inductees.. ...
Morley woman injured in Tuesday night strong arm robbery (10/09/08)
MORLEY, Mo. — A strong-arm robbery Tuesday night in Morley left a female victim injured. Scott County deputies and Morley police are searching for the suspects involved. The victim, a woman in her early 40s, was attacked outside her home while she was unloading groceries around 11:20 p.m. ...
Bloomfield woman, Bernie man sentenced to prison for methamphetamine crime (10/09/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Bernie, Mo., man and a Bloomfield woman, both charged in connection with a methamphetamine lab in a Bloomfield apartment, have been sentenced to prison. The pair, 39-year-old Keith Leon Allen of Bernie and Nicole Lovena Ferguson, 35, of Bloomfield, were nabbed by Stoddard County Sheriff's Department deputies at Ferguson's home on South Prairie Street in Bloomfield after an investigation into the suspected manufacture of methamphetamine, according to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner. ...
Stoddard County police search for woman after husband's arrest (10/09/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — A Bernie, Mo., man is in custody at the Stoddard County Jail under a cash-only bond of $125,000 following his arrest on drug charges, according to the Dexter Daily Statesman. Police said they are searching for the man's wife, who faces similar charges. ...
Sikeston City Council looks into railroad quiet zone (10/09/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A public hearing on a proposed quiet zone for trains passing through Sikeston was held during the regular city council meeting Monday. The hearing began with an overview of the proposal by John Chittenden of Waters Engineering. Chittenden said the establishment of a quiet zone would mean Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad trains would not have to blow their whistles as they approach road crossings in the city...
Cape Girardeau County behind in plan for paving roads (10/09/08)
Cape Girardeau County's plan to pave 53 miles of county roads by 2012 may have been too ambitious. So far, only 19.4 miles are done; the county commission promised in June 2007 to pave 35 miles of road by the end of 2008. This year, county highway administrator Scott Bechtold told the commissioners and members of the road and bridge advisory board, some projects cost more because of rising oil prices, which affected everything from shipping costs to oil-based supplies such as asphalt. ...
Cops: Ill. mom bullied boy by text (10/09/08)
ST. CHARLES, Ill. -- Authorities are investigating whether a text-messaging suburban mother bullied her daughter's ex-boyfriend by threatening to post nude photos of him online. The boy's parents told police in the small northern Illinois village of Sleepy Hollow that the 42-year-old Elgin, Ill., woman sent their son hundreds of e-mails and text messages after the teens broke up...
Man found guilty of first-degree murder in 'Precious Doe' case (10/09/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A jury on Wednesday convicted a man of killing a 3-year-old girl long known as "Precious Doe" by kicking her in the head and waiting hours without seeking help while she died. Harrell Johnson, 29, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Erica Green. He also was convicted of endangering the welfare of a child and abuse of a child. The jury deliberated for about three hours before returning the verdict. Johnson showed no emotion as the verdict was read...
Officials suspect bad voter forms (10/09/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri officials are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by a group that has been accused of election fraud in other states. Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, said many of the forms came from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now...
Man arrested for DWI while on riding mower (10/09/08)
IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man is accused of drunken driving — on a riding lawnmower, according to the Park Hills Daily Journal. The suspect's name has not been released. He lives in Iron Mountain Lake, about 60 miles southwest of St. ...
Mo. voter registration up 1.5 percent from '06 (10/09/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Voter registration ahead of November's election is up about 1.5 percent over 2006 in Missouri, the secretary of state's office said Wednesday, and the rolls are expected to keep growing as new registrations are tallied. Wednesday was the final day to register in Missouri for the Nov. 4 election, and several county clerks reported steady streams of citizens signing up...
Missouri biofuel plants hit economic road block (10/09/08)
LILBOURN, Mo. -- It's one of the newest buildings in this small agricultural town. Aligned between two city water towers, the 120-foot-long biodiesel plant gleams in the sun. The paint on its sign hasn't even chipped. But weeds have begun to encroach on the Great River Soy biodiesel plant, which produced just 94,000 gallons over two weeks before it ran out of money and was closed...
Stem cells from testicles an alternative to embryos (10/09/08)
WASHINGTON -- Cells taken from men's testicles seem as versatile as the stem cells derived from embryos, researchers reported Wednesday in what may be yet another new approach in a burgeoning scientific field. The new type of stem cells could be useful for growing personalized replacement tissues, according to a study in today's issue of the journal Nature. But because of their source, their highest promise would apply to only half the world's population: men...
Man threatens to burn teacher as witch (10/09/08)
FERNDALE, Mich. -- A man assigned to read "The Crucible" in an adult education English class doused his teacher with a nonflammable liquid and threatened to burn her as a witch, police said. Darin Najor, 20, ran from the classroom after the attack Sept. 11 and was sent for psychiatric evaluation after telling police "he was trying to kill the witch by pouring holy water over her head," detective Ken Denmark said...
Neb. fears child abandonments from other states under safe-haven law (10/09/08)
OMAHA, Neb. -- More than a dozen children have been abandoned under Nebraska's unique safe-haven law, which allows children as old as 18 to be abandoned without fear of prosecution. But the case of a 14-year-old girl from Iowa has stoked fears of an influx of unwanted out-of-state children...
Customer opens fire at Tenn. mall, killing worker (10/09/08)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A customer opened fire in a crowded shopping mall Wednesday afternoon, killing a clothing store employee before he was shot and wounded by police officers, authorities said. Witnesses said the gunfire sent people "stampeding" for cover...
Treasury secretary says global markets still strained (10/09/08)
WASHINGTON -- Global financial markets remain severely strained, underscoring the need for quick action to implement the government's $700 billion rescue program, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday. Paulson said all the financial market turmoil has seriously affected the economy, but he said the administration is moving quickly to begin the largest government rescue effort in history...
Fed slashes interest rates, but stock market loses again (10/09/08)
WASHINGTON -- Wall Street bounced higher and lower Wednesday trying to make up its mind about an unprecedented coordinated interest rate cut by central banks around the world. In the end it settled on a familiar feeling -- fear -- and plunged again...
Yosemite National Park rock slide destroys cabins (10/09/08)
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Chunks of granite crashed to the Yosemite Valley floor in a cloud of dust Wednesday, injuring at least three people and destroying several cabins and trees at one of the park's most popular lodging areas, officials said...
Massachusetts 'pregnancy pact' schools to give out contraceptives (10/09/08)
GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- Schools in the Massachusetts city where girls reportedly made a "pregnancy pact" will allow contraceptives to be distributed -- with parental consent. Gloucester school board chairman Greg Verga said the vote Wednesday night was unanimous. It allows contraceptives to be distributed at the high school's health clinic...
Supreme Court wrestles with case on Navy sonar, whales (10/09/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over how to resolve a long-running dispute over whether environmental laws may be used to limit the Navy's use of sonar to protect whales. The court heard arguments in the Bush administration's appeal of court rulings that restrict sonar in submarine-hunting naval training exercises off the Southern California coast. Sonar can interfere with whales' ability to navigate and communicate...
Court blocks judge's order to free Chinese Muslims (10/09/08)
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a judge's decision to immediately free 17 Chinese Muslims at Guantanamo Bay into the U.S. In a one-page order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued the emergency stay at the request of the Bush administration. The three-judge panel said it would postpone release of the detainees for at least another week to give the government more time to make arguments in the case...
Galveston scrambles to heal beaches after Hurricane Ike (10/09/08)
GALVESTON, Texas -- The coast here doesn't have the whitest sand or the clearest water, but to millions of Houstonians and other Texans, this is the beach. And thanks to Hurricane Ike, it's also a mess. The remains of houses, rotting cattle carcasses and other debris are scattered along Galveston Island. In some spots, all the sand was sucked back out to the Gulf of Mexico, leaving only rocks...
Japanese man, two Americans win Nobel Prize in chemistry (10/09/08)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Two Americans and a U.S.-based Japanese scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for research on a glowing jellyfish protein that revolutionized the ability to study disease and normal development in living organisms...
Smuggling by tunnel goes legit in Gaza (10/09/08)
RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- Gaza's smugglers are going legit: Owners of the scores of tunnels running under the Gaza-Egypt border have registered with the Hamas authorities, pledged to pay workers' compensation and hooked up their operations to the electricity network...
U.N. blames 10 officials for security lapse in Algiers bombing (10/09/08)
UNITED NATIONS -- An independent panel said Wednesday that 10 U.N. officials should face reprimands or disciplinary action because of security lapses ahead of the deadly bombing of U.N. headquarters in Algeria. The car bombing at U.N. offices and another government building killed 17 U.N. staffers and wounded 40 Dec. 11...
Russia, Georgia disagree over troop pullback (10/09/08)
KARALETI, Georgia -- Russian troops pulled back from their positions outside Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia but held their ground in contested areas, setting the stage for more tension between the two countries that waged war in August...
U.S.-Iraq security pact faces hurdles (10/09/08)
BAGHDAD -- A U.S.-Iraqi security agreement spelling out how American troops and contractors operate was supposed to be in place over the summer, but the thorniest issues remain unsettled and neither side is budging. Time is running out. The deal must be finished and ratified by Iraq's parliament before Dec. 31, when the U.N. mandate authorizing the U.S. military mission expires. Otherwise, there will be no legal basis for the U.S. presence in Iraq...
NATO to discuss Afghan war effort at meeting (10/09/08)
LONDON -- When NATO defense ministers meet in Budapest, Hungary, today, they will face a worsening situation in Afghanistan and vexing questions about whether the war can be won. Increasingly, military commanders and political leaders are asking: Is it time to talk to the Taliban?...
Syrian troops deployed along Lebanese border (10/09/08)
ABBOUDIYEH, Lebanon -- A few tents and trucks dotting a green hill across the river are about all that is visible of a Syrian troop deployment on Lebanon's northern border -- a buildup that has raised concerns of a possible Syrian incursion. There was no sign Wednesday that the Syrian troops were preparing to cross the border. Syria says the deployment -- first made public several weeks ago -- is aimed at preventing smuggling from Lebanon...
Matsuzaka to start Game 1 for Red Sox against Rays (10/09/08)
BOSTON -- Daisuke Matsuzaka will be on the mound for the Red Sox when the AL championship series begins Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. That doesn't make him Boston's ace. Josh Beckett is still No. 1 in the Red Sox rotation -- especially during the playoffs -- even though he had the worst outing of the three Boston starters who faced the Los Angeles Angels in the first round. ...
Phillies need more from Utley, Howard (10/09/08)
PHILADELPHIA -- For all their big hits and long homers during the regular season, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard have to provide the Philadelphia Phillies with more offense in October. The slumping stars were a combined 4-for-26 (.154) in the first round of the playoffs against Milwaukee, but strong pitching and timely hitting from other Phillies carried the team into the NL championship series against Los Angeles. ...
Football capsule: Seckman (0-6) at Central (0-6) (10/09/08)
Last week: Poplar Bluff 21, Central 20; Windsor (Imperial) 33, Seckman 28. Last year's meeting: The two teams did not play each other last year. Outlook: Central and Seckman, two winless football programs, meet tonight. The Tigers lost by one point to SEMO conference opponent Poplar Bluff last Friday night at home. ...
High school softball (10/09/08)
Perryville dropped its Class 3 District 2 opener 6-3 to Herculaneum on Wednesday. The Pirates finished their season 9-14. The Class 4 District 1 tournament was postponed for a day because of wet field conditions. Jackson is scheduled to play Sikeston at 6 p.m. today in Poplar Bluff...
Central crushes Perryville 7-1 in conference tilt (10/09/08)
Central's Zach Zaruba has had more opportunities to score goals the past four games after being moved from midfielder to striker. And he has scored often. During that stretch, the senior has netted 10 goals, including two Wednesday to help Central rout SEMO Conference opponent Perryville 7-1 at Central High School...
Brooke Simpson, Scott City volleyball (10/09/08)
Fresh off its first place finish in the Arkansas State University Playday on Sept. 27, the Scott City volleyball team blasted through three more teams last week to improve to 21-1-2. Brooke Simpson played a big role in the Rams‚ recent success...
Running back leads nation in scoring (10/09/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Derrick Washington's ability to find the end zone in high school led him to Missouri, where he's finding touchdowns just as easy to come by. The third-ranked Tigers' new go-to running back leads the nation in scoring with 13 touchdowns in the first five starts of his career. Thanks to Washington, Missouri (5-0) hasn't missed Tony Temple, who set a Cotton Bowl record with 281 yards rushing and four touchdowns in his last game with the Tigers...
Ishee returns three starters from last year's 23-9 team (10/09/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Unlike last year, Southeast Missouri State's women are not the Ohio Valley Conference preseason favorites. But coach John Ishee doesn't see any reason why the Redhawks can't continue their impressive OVC run. The Redhawks are a perfect two-for-two in OVC regular-season titles since Ishee took over the program. He believes they have the personnel to emerge again with a championship...
Edgar sees promise as he prepares for his third season (10/09/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Ohio Valley Conference's men's basketball coaches and sports information directors expect Southeast Missouri State's free-fall to continue. That group voted the Redhawks eighth among 10 teams as the OVC preseason poll was announced at the league's media day Wednesday...
Area calendar 10/9/08 (10/09/08)
Golf n SEMO booster tourney: The Southeast Missouri State booster club will hold its annual golf tournament Oct. 17 at Bent Creek Golf Course. The six-person scramble begins with a lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a 12:15 p.m. tee off. Cost: $90 per person, which includes cart. Deadline: Friday. Info: 651-2005...
Area digest 10/9/08 (10/09/08)
Oberlohr team captures afternoon title The team of Ken Oberlohr, Bryan Millman, Todd Smith and Todd Ladd took first place in the afternoon championship flight at the Notre Dame Fall Golf Classic at Dalhousie Golf Club. The team of John Wiggins, David Rotolo, Larry McKinney and Mark Allen was second, followed by the team of Mark Kohlfeld, Chris Janet, David Cantrell and Tim Welter...
Mythical like the yeti (10/09/08)
Oct. 9, 2008 Dear Julie, European visitors have been staying with our friends/next-door neighbors Frank and Robyn. Frank's mother, Grethe, is here from Copenhagen, Denmark, for six weeks, and their friend Emmanuelle just returned to her home in Paris after a shorter stay. Robyn travels abroad often in her job, and Frank spends about half of each year in Copenhagen. Our neighbors are cosmopolitan Cape Girardeans...
Worth the drive 10/9/08 (10/09/08)
Less than 2 hours away The Carson Center, Paducah, Ky. "Stomp!" will stop at the Carson Center in Paducah on its tour through the U.S.. The rhythmic percussion act will be at the River Campus in Cape Girardeau Oct. 21 and 22, but if you can't wait to see the choreography, the show will be in Paducah on Friday and Saturday. ...
Country couple Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert co-headline concert at Show Me Center (10/09/08)
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Glen Campbell and Tanya Tucker — country duos are as much a part of the music as pickup trucks and broken hearts. Friday at the Show Me Center, the tradition continues with Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert...
Review: "Blindness" fails to see its full potential (10/09/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:I first heard of "Blindness" a few months back while it was playing at the Cannes Film Festival. I knew of director Fernando Meirelles work, having seen and loved both "The Constant Garner" and the brilliant "City of God."...
ARTifacts 10/9/08 (10/09/08)
Christian concert brings in big names Grace United Methodist Church has scheduled a fall concert, "An Evening with Derek Webb and Waterdeep," for Nov. 5. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Nothing But Nets Campaign, a not-for-profit that provides nets to guard families from mosquitoes and bugs carrying malaria. ...
2 people break movie-watching record (10/09/08)
NEW YORK -- You may want to try this at home. Suresh Joachim of Toronto and Claudia Wavra of Germany claim to have broken the world record for continuous movie watching after seeing 57 films in 123 hours in a plastic-glass house in New York's Times Square...
Movie tells tale of a young Billy Graham (10/09/08)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Robby Benson knows how it sounds. But his reason for making a movie about the life of a young Billy Graham, the director says, is simple: "I wanted to make a movie about goodness." "Billy: The Early Years" focuses on Graham's life as a teenager growing up on a dairy farm in Charlotte through his years as a young man, when he became a super-evangelist, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to his preaching tour "crusades."...
Review: Latest Met Live in HD broadcast features scandalous "Salome" (10/09/08)
The latest live, high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera will be Richard Strauss' shocking opera "Salome." The performance begings at noon Saturday at the Town Plaza Cinema; the encore broadcast will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Finnish soprano Karita Mattila will be playing the part of Salome, the daughter of Herodias and the stepdaughter of King Herod. When this opera premiered in Dresden, Germany, in 1905 it was quite a scandal. No one had ever seen anything quite like it...
Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra kicks off season with music of Mozart, Beethoven (10/09/08)
The music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven will come alive Tuesday inside the Bedell Performance Hall on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. Under the direction of Sara Edgerton, the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will perform the music at its gala, season-opening concert, accompanied by guest soloists David Halen and Jonathan Vinocour from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra...
Review: Gritty "Appaloosa" gives real sense of life in the Old West (10/09/08)
"Appaloosa" continues in the modern tradition of serious westerns tearing away at myths and exploring the gritty reality of our past. Though I don't believe "Appaloosa" is the "first Oscar caliber film of the season," as its ads want to promote, I do say that "Appaloosa" is a really good western, and with the quantity of bad to terrible films filling our screens lately, it is the best film of the season, so far...
Good bets 10/9/08 (10/09/08)
Shamrock's Irish Pub Music Festival You're in luck. Shamrock's Pub is taking advantage of the fall weather and throwing a party. Rock out to music by Blue County, John D. Hale Band, Jimmy Lee Band, Caney Creek, Ninth Life and Boone Project...
Mario's Italian Grill in Marble Hill does things the old-fashioned way (10/09/08)
Some kids dream of being a firefighter, a doctor, the president. Shawn Masters wanted to own a pizza place. "When I was 13 years old, I walked around with a restaurant plan in my pocket," Masters said from behind the counter of the Marble Hill business he now c-owns: Mario's Italian Grill...
'An Evening of Ghost Stories' features chilling tales on the banks of the Mississippi (10/09/08)
Friday night, in the city "where the river turns a thousand tales," storytellers will raise the stakes and, maybe, the hair on the back of your neck with "An Evening of Ghost Stories: Where the River Turns a Thousand Chilling Tales."...
Joyce Engert (10/09/08)
Joyce Ann Engert, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at her home. She was born May 23, 1939, in California, Mo., daughter of Lilburn and Alma Elliott Graham. Engert had been a clerk with the State of Missouri Division of Family Services...
Wayne Neumeyer (10/09/08)
Wayne Arthur Neumeyer, 65, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon, Mo., after a lengthy illness. He was born April 12, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Lawrence Arthur and Olga Sander Neumeyer. Besides his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his stepmother, Jean Jones Neumeyer...
Corrie Yount (10/09/08)
PATTON, Mo. — Corrie "Nell" Yount, 75, of Herculaneum, Mo., formerly of Patton, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo. She was born Dec. 26, 1932, in Okolana, Miss., daughter of Talbot and Nina Jones Howell. She married J. Glen Yount...
Saundra Blankenship (10/09/08)
BENTON, Mo. — Saundra Kay Blankenship, 44, of Benton died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at her home. She was born July 30, 1964, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Gary Jerriett and Carolyn Jean Young Wright. She and Ricky Keith Blankenship were married Aug. 19, 1985, at Commerce, Mo...
Edna Seabaugh (10/09/08)
Edna Marie Seabaugh, 66, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at her home. She was born Feb. 10, 1942, in Leachville, Ark., daughter of George A. and Lillie Newell Smith. She and Otis W. Seabaugh were married Oct. 14, 1960. He passed away June 26, 2001...
Steve Koch (10/09/08)
Steve Koch, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct, 7, 2008, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Aug. 7, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, son of J.L. and Helene I. Nagel Koch Jr. Koch was a graduate of Central High School. He was employed at Heartland Distributing...
Births 10/9/08 (10/09/08)
Wilburn Daughter to Steven Phillip and Kenya Michele Wilburn of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:20 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008. Name, Kaelyn Ray. Weight, 8 pounds, 14 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Wilburn is the former Kenya Brant, daughter of Kenneth and Vicki Brant of Scott City. She is employed at Murphy USA in Jackson. Wilburn is the son of T.J. and Debbie Wilburn of Sikeston, Mo. He is employed at Affordable Furniture in Dutchtown...
Fire report 10/9/08 (10/09/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 3:48 p.m., a motor vehicle accident in the 2100 block of Good Hope Street. n At 5:04 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at Themis Street and North Mount Auburn Road. n At 6:12 p.m., an investigation and illegal burn at North Main Street and First streets...
Police report 10/9/08 (10/09/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Joel A. Fuentes, 21, 1937 Merriwether St., was arrested on suspicion of forgery, expired plates and no operator's license. n Michaela E. Saffold, 24, 621 Good Hope St., Apt. B, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for two counts of distribution of a controlled substance...
Out of the past 10/9/08 (10/09/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 9, 1983 A Scott City woman thwarted an attempted armed robbery at the Par Gas service station and convenience store, 1004 William St., Friday night when she threw two six-packs of soda at the robber, who was holding a tire iron to the throat of one of her employees...
Get your game on at Brewfest 2008 at Buckner Brewing Co. (10/09/08)
Gamers, rejoice. This weekend is just for you. Brewfest 2008 will commence at 2 p.m. Friday and continue through 6 p.m. Sunday in the River View Room at Buckner Brewing Co. Back in April, I talked to a serious attendant to the Cape Comic Con during the Warhammer 40K Apocalypse game. One Mr. Larry Snodgrass took a few minutes from fictional world domination to talk to me about the games and the Comic Con...
Bailout insanity (10/09/08)
By Jack H. Knowlan Sr. I should use the statement recently used in Speak Out: "Anyone with an ounce of brains should know better." But I won't. I will say I was completely dumbfounded at the lack of insight, foresight, knowledge or logic of the majority of our elected officials. ...
Get that flu shot (10/09/08)
The good news is that there is plenty of flu vaccine this year. The bad news is that many area residents won't get a flu shot, raising both the risk to their own health as well as to others. There were nearly 31,000 confirmed cases of influenza in Missouri last year. ...
Ambulance information is available (10/09/08)
To the editor, Thank you for the editorial regarding our initiative. We agree that the public needs to be informed. We have been holding numerous public meetings within the county to do just that. This driving force to form an ambulance district is made up of city and county firefighters, first responders, EMS personnel, county and city leaders, police and health- care workers...
Congress is part of the problem (10/09/08)
To the editor: Any person who voted for the additional $110 billion perk add-ons to the $700 billion bailout will not get my vote. The person or party will not matter. The add-ons are further evidence that legislators are a big part of the problem. I hope everybody read Walter E. Williams' Sept. 1 column in the Southeast Missourian...
Thanks for all your generosity (10/09/08)
To the editor: My sincere thanks to Dan's Key and Lock Shop and to the vendors at the farmers market for coming to my rescue when I carelessly locked my keys in my car. Thanks to Dan's for coming so quickly and to the vendors for taking time to make the call. Your kindness and generosity will not be forgotten...
Speak Out 10/9/08 (10/09/08)
Adding pork OUR CONGRESS is the biggest bunch of crooks I have ever seen. Our legislators have taken the $700 billion and have added so much pork onto it that I am disgusted with the whole bunch. Officers' schedules WITH ALL the crime and violence in our society, we need to support our police officers not only with respect but also with understanding and cooperation. ...
Old Glory (10/09/08)
Sun Kissed (10/09/08)
Love Nest (10/09/08)
Reminders of Fall (10/09/08)
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