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Stories from Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cape Girardeau man victim of Scott County stabbing (10/16/08)
BENTON, Mo. — A Cape Girardeau man was stabbed early Tuesday morning at an address near Benton, according to a news release sent out this morning by the Scott County Sheriff's Department.At 2:28 a.m. ...
Rock Finch, Jay Purcell square off in District 2 forum (10/16/08)
The challenger decried what he sees as "buffoonery" in county government. The incumbent said an "old boy network" trying to hide its control of the county from the public caused the spectacle that his opponent attacks. Those statements helped set the tone during a forum Thursday evening in the District 2 commission race in Cape Girardeau County, which pits independent candidate Rock Finch, an insurance consultant, against incumbent Republican Jay Purcell...
Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority to raise cost of senior coupons (10/16/08)
Starting Nov. 1, seniors will pay $2 more for Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority coupons. The transit authority's board of directors approved the move at a Thursday morning meeting, after learning from transit authority executive director Tom Mogelnicki that the ride subsidy was used up. ...
Highway 51 in Perry County reduced to one lane through Oct. 22 (10/16/08)
PERRY COUNTY, Mo. - Highway 51 will be reduced to one lane through Oct. 22 while improvements are made on the roadway. The project will include micro-surfacing from the BNSF railroad tracks in McBride to the south approach bridge of the Mississippi River. ...
Sikeston closely following native's career with L.A. Dodgers (10/16/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- As local fans joined Sikeston native Blake DeWitt's journey through his rookie year of major league baseball, many found themselves swapping Cardinals red for Dodgers blue by season's end. Sikeston High School principal Tom Williams said students have been donning Dodgers apparel and discussing DeWitt's playing time, especially since postseason play began earlier this month...
Richards to ask Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority to improve accountability (10/16/08)
The board chairman of the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority plans to ask fellow board members and officials to be more open about financial dealings. Doug Richards, the chairman of the agency's board of directors, said Wednesday the transit authority's rapid growth over the last 18 months has complicated the fiscal picture...
Former POW with McCain, Biden's wife plan visits to Cape Girardeau this week (10/16/08)
Southeast Missouri voters will get a chance this week to visit with a man who was prisoner of war alongside John McCain and also hear from Jill Biden, wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden. The visits come as polls show the Missouri vote in the upcoming presidential race is getting tighter and visits to the state by major politicians hoping to shore up the vote for their party become more frequent...
Jill Biden to speak to supporters before day of door-to-door canvassing in Cape Girardeau Saturday (10/16/08)
Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, will address supporters Saturday morning in Cape Girardeau before a day of door-to-door canvassing by volunteers, according to details posted Thursday on the Obama for President website...
Cheney visit to Cape Girardeau still on despite heart problem (10/16/08)
Vice President Dick Cheney's two-hour visit to a Washington, D.C., hospital for treatment of an irregular heartbeat won't disrupt his plans for a Monday visit to Cape Girardeau, a spokesman said Thursday. Cheney went to George Washington University Hospital in the afternoon for treatment, where doctors shocked his heart back into a normal rhythm. ...
Prop A under fire by Cape man, others (10/16/08)
A Cole County judge heard arguments Wednesday in Cape Girardeau businessman David Knight's attempt to block a measure to limit the number of casinos in Missouri but made no ruling. Knight, owner of Old Hickory Pits, has joined forces with state Rep. Ray Salva, D-Independence, and the anti-casino group Casino Watch to challenge Proposition A, a measure underwritten by casino owners that is estimated to raise up to $130 million annually for public schools...
Scott County to ask for renewal of half-cent law enforcement sales tax (10/16/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners will again ask voters to extend the half-cent sales tax for county law enforcement for another eight years. During a special joint Sikeston City Council meeting Tuesday morning with the Scott County Commission, commissioners asked council members to back them in the commission's attempt for an eight-year countywide law enforcement sales tax...
Community Halloween events (10/16/08)
Black Forest Village's haunted town to open Black Forest Village's haunted town will be open from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 24, 25 and 31. To get to the village from U.S. 61 in Cape Girardeau, take Lexington Avenue to Route W and watch for signs. For more information, call 335-0899...
Dunklin County man accused of sexual misconduct with child (10/16/08)
KENNETT, Mo. — The Dunklin County Sheriff's Department has arrested a 74-year-old Holcomb, Mo., man on three counts of misconduct with a child under the age of 15. According to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder, Steve Edward Waltrip has been charged by the Dunklin County prosecuting attorney with felony enticement of a child, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and first-degree sexual misconduct...
Four sex offenders sue over new Halloween rules (10/16/08)
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Missouri authorities seeking relief on behalf of several registered sex offenders over certain restrictions new state law registration places on their Halloween activities. The lawsuit challenges a statute that became effective in June requiring registered sex offenders to avoid all "Halloween-related contact" with children, stay inside their residence between 5 and 10:30 p.m. ...
Republicans hold fundraising lead in most contested Southeast Missouri races (10/16/08)
Republicans had the upper hand in fundraising for most contested Southeast Missouri legislative races and in contested races for county offices in Cape Girardeau County, according to disclosure reports released Wednesday. The reports cover the period that ended Sept. 30. The last full disclosure reports before the Nov. 4 elections will be due Oct. 27; interim reports detailing large contributions will be due as those contributions come in to the campaigns...
Blunt fills Supreme Court vacancy with Atchison County judge (10/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Atchison County Associate Circuit Judge Zel Fischer was appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday, capping an ascension from a rural lawyer to a trial judge to the state's highest court in less than two years. Gov. Matt Blunt picked Fischer from a slate of three finalists submitted to him by a special judicial nominating panel. The Republican governor said Fischer, also a Republican, shares his strict constitutional philosophy...
Blunt to provide old e-mails at no cost (10/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt agreed Wednesday to give thousands of old e-mails for free to several media outlets who had sued his administration after initially being told the information would cost more than $23,000. Under a legal settlement announced Wednesday, Blunt's administration is to provide free copies of records from the state's backup e-mail system to satisfy several media Sunshine Law requests...
Cheney treated for abnormal heartbeat, still scheduled to appear in Cape (10/16/08)
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney, scheduled to be in Cape Girardeau on Monday for a campaign stop, was treated "without complication" Wednesday for an abnormal heartbeat, his office said, making a short visit to a hospital to restore his normal rhythm with an electric shock...
Guns OK outside security at many U.S. airports (10/16/08)
ATLANTA -- Flying in the U.S. has been transformed since Sept. 11, with passengers forced to remove their shoes, take out their laptop computers and put liquids and gels in clear plastic bags. Yet it is perfectly legal to take a loaded gun right up to the security checkpoint at some of the U.S.'s biggest airports...
McCain, Obama get tough, personal during final debate (10/16/08)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — John McCain assailed Barack Obama's character and his campaign positions on taxes, abortion and more Wednesday night, hoping to turn their final presidential debate into a launching pad for a political comeback. "You didn't tell the American people the truth," he said...
Reagan hospitalized with broken pelvis (10/16/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Nancy Reagan was hospitalized with a broken pelvis after a fall at home, her spokeswoman said Wednesday. The 87-year-old former first lady fell last week but she decided Monday to get checked out at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center because of persistent pain, Joanne Drake said...
Dow falls 733 points (10/16/08)
The economy lurched deeper into the doldrums Wednesday and took the stock market down with it, sending the Dow Jones industrials to a 733-point loss and erasing any hopes that the convulsions that have shaken Wall Street for a month were over. Retailers reported the biggest drop in sales in three years and a Federal Reserve snapshot showed Americans are spending less and manufacturing is slowing around the country...
Dozens get gas for 35 cents in Wis. (10/16/08)
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. -- Sure, gas prices have come down lately. But to 34.9 cents a gallon? That's what Kelly Joosten and dozens of other motorists paid at a Citgo station Monday. The sign advertised $3.43 for a gallon of premium fuel, but the pump cost read $0.349 a gallon...
U.S. agrees to limited Iraqi jurisdiction over American troops' crimes (10/16/08)
BAGHDAD -- American troops could face trial before Iraqi courts for major crimes committed off base and when not on missions under a draft security pact hammered out in months of tortuous negotiations, Iraqi officials familiar with the accord said Wednesday...
EU leaders split over how to reach climate goals (10/16/08)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European Union leaders agreed Wednesday to stick to ambitious plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020, but divisions over how to share out the cuts were widened by fears over the impact of the financial crisis. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi threatened to veto the plan unless changes were made to lesson the burden on Italian industry...
EU, U.S. call for summit to prevent future meltdown (10/16/08)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The Group of Eight major industrial nations announced Wednesday they will hold a global summit -- perhaps as early as November in New York -- to forge common action to prevent another economic meltdown. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said all European Union nations backed radical restructuring of global institutions like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. ...
Hurricane Omar closes offices, oil refinery in the Caribbean (10/16/08)
CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Heavy rains and winds pummeled St. Croix on Wednesday as the outer edge of powerful Hurricane Omar drenched the island, stranding motorists on flooded roads and forcing workers to shut down a giant oil refinery...
Claire Seyer, Oran softball (10/16/08)
Of the three local pitchers who led their teams to district softball championships on Saturday afternoon, only one propelled a lower seed past a higher seed. Oran's Claire Seyer, a junior, scattered five hits and four walks in the Eagles' 8-1 win against the top-seeded Delta Bobcats. The only run Seyer allowed was scored in the bottom of the last inning, with her team already rolling toward the district crown...
Kicker bails out mouthy lineman (10/16/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Richie Incognito's tantrum nearly cost the St. Louis Rams their first victory. It could have cost the hotheaded offensive guard his job, too. Josh Brown overcame a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct resulting from Incognito's jawing with referees, making a 49-yard game-ending field goal to beat the Redskins 19-17 on Sunday. Had the kick missed and the Rams (1-4) remained winless, coach Jim Haslett said Incognito might have been released...
Pace questionable for Sunday's game (10/16/08)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams offensive tackle Orlando Pace, who injured a thigh muscle in the fourth quarter of last week's upset of the Redskins, was listed as questionable Wednesday. Pace was limited to individual drills in practice. Coach Jim Haslett said the seven-time Pro Bowler, whose last two seasons were cut short by injuries, would be day to day...
Phillies earn trip to Series (10/16/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Rollins got the Phillies rolling with a leadoff homer and they kept right on going. Next stop, the World Series. Rollins homered in the first inning, Cole Hamels pitched his third gem of the playoffs and Philadelphia beat the bumbling Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Wednesday night to win the NL championship series 4-1 for its first pennant since 1993...
Jackson sweeps Central in tennis regional (10/16/08)
JACKSON -- After turning back rival Central in two close regular-season matches this season, the Jackson girls tennis team had no problem with the Tigers in Wednesday's Class 2 state regional match. "Do you think we wanted it more?" senior Erinne Haff asked No. 1 doubles partner Alison Keiper...
ND rolls into quarters (10/16/08)
Leadoff hitter Erika Reinagel admitted that before a game starts, Notre Dame hitters think about scoring a lot of runs early to enact the 10-run mercy rule. That way the Bulldogs only have to play five innings instead of seven. "Before we start the game," Reinagel said, "we're always like, 'Let's end this earlier. Let's get on top in the first inning.' We usually, most of the time, do that."...
Scott City pushes past Jackson (10/16/08)
The Scott City volleyball team defeated Jackson in straight games on the Rams' senior night Wednesday. Katie Diebold paced Scott City (25-1-2) with four aces, five digs and nine assists. Stephanie Essner tallied seven digs. Katie Hogan put down six kills, served up three aces and added two blocks, while Anna Laitinen nailed six kills and added eight digs and two blocks...
Roman named acting Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach (10/16/08)
Zac Roman has been named the acting men's basketball coach for Southeast Missouri State University, interim athletic director Cindy Gannon announced Thursday. The move comes one week after Southeast men's basketball coach Scott Edgar was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an NCAA hearing on potential violations and athletic director Don Kaverman was placed on administrative leave pending the termination of his contract in February...
Tigers to open practice with new faces (10/16/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After a disappointing season that included a 16-16 record and several off-court problems, the Missouri Tigers are ready to start practice Friday with a clean slate, a bunch of new faces and a new attitude. Coach Mike Anderson said he hoped his returning players would step up and provide leadership for a crop of newcomers who have shown up in good shape and ready to hit the court. Even the veteran players noticed the conditioning of their new teammates...
Hansbrough ready for final year of college (10/16/08)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- For Tyler Hansbrough, the value of another year at North Carolina can't be measured in NBA dollars. It's not just about records, titles or trophies, either. The reigning player of the year also is back for something else: one more season to be a kid before basketball becomes a business...
Billikens power past Redhawks (10/16/08)
It's not often one of the nation's top 30 volleyball teams comes to Cape Girardeau. Saint Louis University showed why it is regarded that highly. Displaying an impressive all-around game, the Billikens rolled past Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday night...
Shawnee coach: Bogan left school (10/16/08)
The Will Bogan saga has taken another twist. Bogan, a former Bell City basketball standout who spent his freshman season at Southeast Missouri State, has left his second school within a span of several months. Shawnee (Ill.) Community College coach John Sparks said Wednesday that Bogan no longer is enrolled at the junior college and will not play for the Saints this season...
Area digest 10/16/08 (10/16/08)
Cyclewerx teams perform well The team of Matt Ochs, Faizel Glenn and Christine Ford took first place in the co-ed division at the Bluff mountain bike race at Council Bluffs Lake Recreation Area. In the fast division, the team of Bryan Greaser, Scott Taylor and Garrett Smith finished second...
Area calendar 10/16/08 (10/16/08)
Basketball n Girls youth league: Registration is open for the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department's girls youth basketball league. Games will be played Saturdays, beginning Jan. 10. There is a mandatory coaches meeting Nov. ...
Art with a touch of trouble in its walk (10/16/08)
Oct. 16, 2008 Dear Leslie, DC and I traveled to Columbia, Mo., a few weekends ago for the city's annual Roots, Blues and BBQ Festival. Thousands of people who appreciate the relationship between smoky meat and smoky music crowded the downtown streets to hear both local and famous musicians. Buddy Guy was there. Almost 20 years ago a young female co-worker told me she was in love with him, and she meant it. It's understandable. His smile blazes as hot as the screams from his guitar...
Review: 'Max Payne' -- the name says it all (10/16/08)
Here's the one thing that makes "Max Payne" comparatively painless: Unlike most movies based on video games -- the entire filmography of German director Uwe Boll, for example -- it doesn't try to replicate the sensation of playing. It doesn't make you think you're controlling the characters, doesn't place you in the middle of their nausea-inducing world...
Good bets 10/16/08 (10/16/08)
Performing arts Sundays at 3 Series The first in several classical concerts. Where: Shuck Recital Hall When: 3 p.m. Sunday STOMP Dance, costumes, rhythm -- this show has it all. Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus...
Haunted happenings: Halloween events in Cape Girardeau area (10/16/08)
Dare to be scared in Black Forest Village Let the Grim Reaper guide you through the annual Haunted Ghost Town at Black Forest Village on Friday and Saturday and Oct. 24, 25 and 31. The dead rise to haunt theme rooms, a barn and a straw bale maze and make sure you leave looking over your shoulder. Tour hours are 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Black Forest Village is four miles north of Cape Girardeau on County Road 638. For directions and more information, call 335-0899...
Bush role in "W." is Josh Brolin's latest on surge to stardom (10/16/08)
Once Josh Brolin found a fresh source of income outside Hollywood, his acting career took off. Brolin spent nearly two decades toiling in mostly forgettable roles until he sold his family ranch and became an active stock and real-estate investor, the income freeing him from taking any old acting job...
ARTifacts 10/16/08 (10/16/08)
Museum celebrates German-American month @SL_body_copy_ragged:In recognition of German-American month, the Crisp Museum will host a German-American Family Day from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. and a German-themed dinner and lecture from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ...
Worth the drive 10/16/08 (10/16/08)
Less than 2 hours away Fox Theater, St. Louis Celtic Thunder starts its 50-city tour of America in the heart of the country at the St. Louis Fox Theater. The new show features talented young male singers who range in age from 14 to 40 and hail from Ireland and Scotland. ...
Review: "City of Ember" shines brightly as entertaining family film (10/16/08)
It's not really fair to judge the new young adult film "City of Ember" on its box office returns — especially when the competition is a talking Chihuahua. Of course, the age of your children often decides your viewing habits, but if you do have a say, "City of Ember" should be your choice this weekend. As the old cliche goes, this film is approved for children of all ages, no matter when you were born or how many wrinkles you have...
Jer's Restaurant in Marble Hill, Mo., keeps diners coming back with homestyle favorites (10/16/08)
Though he grew up in Michigan, Jer Thorne claims Marble Hill, Mo., as his home and spends his time making sure others feel at home in his restaurant in Marble Hill. After closing his first Jer's in Marble Hill in the early 1970s, Thorne has owned restaurants in Jackson, Sikeston, Mo., Kentucky, Illinois and Arkansas. But he eventually came back "home," he said...
Chamber music fills Shuck Recital Hall Sundays at 3 (10/16/08)
It seems that all of a sudden, chamber music has made a return to society's consciousness. Chamber music is classical music played with six or fewer instruments such as harpsichords, lutes or cellos. The concert form returns to Cape Girardeau with the Sundays at 3 2008-2009 chamber music series at the Shuck Recital Hall on the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus beginning Sunday...
Review: Honestly, 'Body of Lies' is actually good (10/16/08)
As a director, Ridley Scott hasn't wowed me in more than 10 years. For those of you doing the math, yes I didn't like "Gladiator." The last film of his  I enjoyed was "GI Jane," and that had more to do with Viggo Mortensen's performance than with Scott's direction...
Percussion show "STOMP" bangs into Bedell Performance Hall (10/16/08)
The next time you find your toddler banging one thing against another, don't stop him. You may be rearing a future performer in long-running, unorthodox percussion show "Stomp." The words "hypnotizing" and "intricate" have been used to describe this inventive percussion revue. It's almost easier to describe "Stomp" by what it isn't — a play or a musical. The performers make music using everyday things, sounds that most of us take for granted...
Rev. Mildred Haws (10/16/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The Rev. Mildred Haws, 79, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Cairo, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. She was born Feb. 28, 1929, in New Madrid, Mo., daughter of Clayton W. and Mary Kathryn Gassaway Little. She married William Haws, who preceded her in death...
Ivan Morlan (10/16/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Ivan Ellis Morlan, 86, of rural Bloomfield passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Lowndes, Mo., son of the late John Alfred and Clara Ellen McCoy Morlan. Morlan had grown up in the Sturdivant and Avert communities and had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. He attended Beechgrove Church early in life and more recently attended Mount Pisgah Church in Aquilla, Mo...
Monica Jansen (10/16/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Monica Joyce Jansen, 55, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at her home. She was born Aug. 12, 1953, at Fredericktown, Mo., daughter of James Lee and Joyce Marilyn Dowd Long. She and Thomas Louis Jansen were married Oct. 8, 1975, in Leopold, Mo...
Herb Meppelink (10/16/08)
Herb Meppelink, 85, of Springfield, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at the home of a son, where he had lived since 2007. He was born June 26, 1923, on the family farm in Lynnville, Iowa. Meppelink was a graduate of Central Bible Institute in Springfield, and was a minister with the Assemblies of God 63 years. After pastoring 20 years in Michigan, he assumed responsibility for starting and maintaining the Detroit Teen Challenge operation in 1965...
Merita Williams (10/16/08)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Merita Jo Williams, 74, of Glenallen died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at the family home. She was born May 31, 1934, at Charleston, Mo., daughter of Amos Stanford and Josephine Markham Tucker. She and Freddie E. Williams were married Dec. 25, 1952...
Sarah Wade (10/16/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Sarah Gertrude Wade, 97, of Advance died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1911, in Hardin County, Tenn., daughter of James Thomas and Amanda Love Hobbs. She and James Gandy Wade were married June 10, 1934. He died July 31, 1979...
Velna Brown (10/16/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Velna Brown, 88, a longtime resident of Charleston, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in Ponte Vedra, Fla., where she had lived with her daughters the last 10 months. She was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Brinkley, Ark., daughter of the Rev. Allen Britton and May Lawrence Cooper. She married Audley A. Brown, who preceded her in death...
Norma Clifton (10/16/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Norma Lee Clifton, 86, of Perryville died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born Oct. 13, 1922, at Farrar, Mo., daughter of Max and Gertrude Muench Fritsche. She and James W. Clifton were married May 19, 1945. He died March 23, 2005...
Births 10/16/08 (10/16/08)
Glazier Son to Michael R. Glazier and Nicole M. Zook of Advance, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:32 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008. Name, Colten Louis. Weight, 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Second son. Ms. Zook is the daughter of Jerry and Linda Zook of Zalma, Mo. She is employed at McDonald's. Glazier is the son of Elline and Carl Privatt of Brownwood, Mo., and Michael Glazier of Cocoa, Fla. He is employed at Procter & Gamble...
Fire report 10/16/08 (10/16/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 8:21 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 bock of North Park Avenue. n At 9:06 p.m., an alarm at 1000 Towers Circle. n At 9:37 p.m., emergency medical service in the 200 block of Franks Lane...
Out of the past 10/16/08 (10/16/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 16, 1983 The Cape Girardeau County home mortgage bond program, which will make low-interest, fixed-rate loans available to first-time home buyers throughout Southeast Missouri, will take another step toward implementation Wednesday when the bond sale is closed in St. Louis; about $15.5 million will be available for loans in Southeast Missouri...
Music with a mission (10/16/08)
To rock, to rap, to rally people for a concert with a cause. The Rock/Soul/Justice concert at the Crisp Auditorium (yes, auditorium, not museum. It's on the main campus) Wednesday will feature a heavy metal band, a hip-hop act and Aaron Picar — all to benefit the International Justice Mission...
Missouri Guard members are serving our nation with distinction in Kosovo (10/16/08)
I recently returned from a trip to Kosovo to visit with Missourians who are part of the largest Missouri National Guard deployment since World War I. My time in Kosovo was not only informative, it reaffirmed my long-held belief that Missouri's citizen-soldiers are ready to answer any call. I have seen them answer this call in my visits with the Missouri Guard in Iraq, Afghanistan and along the U.S.-Mexico border...
County paving (10/16/08)
Cape Girardeau County voters approved an additional half-cent sales tax in 2006. Proponents of the new tax said a large chunk of the revenue would be used for roads and bridges and replace the road-bridge property tax. In addition, an equally large portion would go to the sheriff's department...
We must learn history's lessons (10/16/08)
To the editor: The day after the 1980 presidential election, I paraphrased philosopher Santayana's famous warning, "Those who fail to learn from history are bound to repeat it." I told my classes, "We have just elected a man who has spent his political life running to dismantle the New Deal. Let us pray we do not have to relearn all the reasons we had it." Events today are proving me right...
Speak Out 10/16/08 (10/16/08)
Safety first THE REASON that it's so important for bicyclists, scooter riders and motorcyclists to obey all the traffic laws is because of the people who run stop signs and accelerate through signals. You have to take responsibility for your own safety. If it means giving the right of way to someone who's not obeying the law, do it anyway. At least you'll be alive to complain later...
233rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball (10/16/08)
The Cpl. Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment of the Marine Corps League will host the 233rd USMC Birthday Ball on Saturday, November 8th at the Bavarian Halle. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $25 per person and can be obtained by calling 979-5450. Event includes military ceremonies, banquet, cake cutting, entertainment and dancing - 6:00 pm to 12:00...
Wesley United Methodist Church of Fruitland will host a Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 31st (10/16/08)
Wesley United Methodist Church of Fruitland will host a Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 31st. The event will be held in order to offer a safe and fun trick or treat night for kids in the community. The event will begin a 5pm in the upper parking lot at the church...
PLATINUM-SELLING COMEDIENNE CHONDA PIERCE 2008 "CIRCLE OF LAUGHS" TOUR NOV 8 (10/16/08)
LOCAL INFORMATION: City/State: Poplar Bluff, MO Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m. Location: Black River Coliseum, 301 S. Fifth St. Ticket Price: $26.75, $21.50, $16.00 and $13.50 (including $1 Facility Fee) Group Rate: Tickets are $2 off for groups of 10 or more!...
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