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Eighth District candidate Joe Allen predicts atypical election (10/26/08)
As Election Day approaches in Missouri's Eighth Congressional District, the contest outwardly appears to be little different from each of the five times Jo Ann Emerson has been re-elected to the seat she first won in 1996. Emerson, a Cape Girardeau Republican, has a big campaign treasury, a dedicated organization and a Democratic opponent with only a tiny fraction of her financial resources. ...
Jackson hosts city's first electronics recycling day (10/26/08)
Shirley Cracraft of Cape Girardeau asked a few friends about the location of Jackson's recycling center before she found it on Eastview Court. She felt a little more familiar with Jackson once she found it and was happy to get rid of an old computer and free up space in her laundry room. Cracraft previously had thought she found a place to recycle her computer, but was unable to get the details...
Voters in 8th Congressional District have third-party choices (10/26/08)
On Nov. 4, voters in the Eighth Congressional District will have four choices on the ballot. Along with incumbent U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson on the Republican ticket and attorney Joe Allen on the Democratic slate, the Libertarian Party again has nominated a candidate and the Constitution Party is making its second appearance...
Former Doniphan school bus driver gets 5 years for child molestation (10/26/08)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Defense attorneys argued unsuccessfully Thursday that former Doniphan school bus driver Robert Griffith Jr.'s conviction for child molestation be overturned based on juror misconduct and lack of evidence. The 55-year-old Doniphan man was convicted in September of molesting a 4-year-old prekindergarten student during an afternoon bus route in late 2006. ...
Scott City man killed in mobile home fire Saturday evening (10/26/08)
Firefighters battled a fatal fire at a mobile home Saturday night in Scott City, and authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze. Emergency crews arrived around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to find the mobile home fully engulfed and learned there was a man trapped inside...
Southeast Missouri State University Homecoming parade sets tone for game (10/26/08)
William and Martha Stewart of Columbia, Mo., had their first date at a Homecoming dance at Southeast Missouri State University 55 years ago, in 1953. They married three years later, and ever since, they try not to miss a chance to return to Southeast for Homecoming weekend...
Neal E. Boyd comes home for Southeast's Homecoming festivities (10/26/08)
"America's Got Talent" winner Neal E. Boyd still remembers sitting on a bench outside Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University, belting out tunes with the voice that recently earned him a million dollars. When people would ask what he was doing, he would tell them he was dreaming about the future...
Eighth Congressional District candidate profiles (10/26/08)
Jo Ann Emerson Party: Republican Born: Sept. 16, 1950, Bethesda, Md. Spouse: Ron Gladney Occupation: Member of Congress Children: 2 adult daughters, 5 adult stepdaughters and 1 adult stepson. Public offices: Member of Congress since 1996. Member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Agriculture, Interior and Energy and Water Subcommittees...
Mo. man to donate property the size of Central Park (10/26/08)
CEDAR HILL, Mo. -- A long, bumpy road leads through the woods to Don Robinson's unfinished house, where he lives in conditions he calls a step above camping. Wearing dirty sneakers, worn corduroys and a shirt with visible holes, Robinson doesn't look like a man who owns hundreds of acres of rustic property here. But he does. And he has made arrangements to donate a piece of land as large as New York's Central Park to create a new Missouri state park...
Illinois governor puts blame on economy for low approval (10/26/08)
BLUE ISLAND, Ill. -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich was unfazed Friday by tanking poll numbers that show most people don't like the job he's doing. The Democrat blamed his 13 percent approval rating on the nation's slumping economy and maintained it was unrelated to the federal corruption investigation swirling around his administration...
After a decade, work will start on federal courthouse in Jefferson City (10/26/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After a decade of waiting, construction is getting started on a new federal courthouse officials hope will help revitalize the site of one the nation's oldest prisons. Numerous federal, state and local officials were present Friday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a $70 million courthouse being built several blocks east of the Missouri Capitol...
Director of funeral home arrested in civil matter (10/26/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The director of a mid-Missouri funeral home company that's under investigation for allegedly mishandling bodies has been jailed for allegedly failing to pay child support. Court records show that Harold Warren Jr., 48, is $6,100 behind in payments to ex-wife Alisa Warren for support of the couple's three children. He also owes money on other terms in the couple's 2006 divorce in Boone County Circuit Court...
Nearly 5,000 Missourians missing checks from government (10/26/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Internal Revenue Service says it has checks worth more than $3 million that it wants about 5,000 Missourians to receive. The checks can't be sent because of mailing address errors. IRS spokesman Michael Devine says the U.S. Postal Service couldn't deliver 1,350 regular refund checks and 3,761 economic stimulus checks...
Democrats headed toward big gains in House, Senate (10/26/08)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats are on track for sizable gains in both houses of Congress on Nov. 4, according to strategists in both parties, although only improbable Southern victories can produce the 60-vote Senate majority they covet to help them pass priority legislation...
$54 million missing pants lawsuit back in Washington, D.C. court (10/26/08)
WASHINGTON -- A customer who sued a D.C. dry cleaner for $54 million because of a missing pair of pants is heading back to court. The D.C. Court of Appeals is scheduled to review the case Wednesday. The lawsuit was first brought against Custom Cleaners more than three years ago by then-administrative law judge Roy Pearson...
Airlines say holiday bookings still strong (10/26/08)
ATLANTA -- Minneapolis business manager Roque Rossetti plans to make his annual trip home to Sao Paulo, Brazil, for Christmas. The 35-year-old said the sagging economy gave him no second thoughts about shelling out $1,200 for the ticket. "If I wait longer, I'd probably pay more, and I might not end up going," he said. But, he added, "I'm secure. I don't have kids or a wife. My house is paid for."...
16-foot-long SUV is Kia's newest model (10/26/08)
The Kia Borrego has strong engines, roomy, comfortable seats, top crash test ratings, plentiful features and a surprisingly quiet interior. It's just too bad that the Borrego, new for 2009, is a sizable sport utility vehicle that comes to the United States this year as consumers are turning away from truckish SUVs toward more fuel-efficient vehicles...
Raccoon unfazed by cop's Taser during wild chase (10/26/08)
DALLAS -- Police learned something during a frenetic burglary call to an elderly couple's home: Tasers don't work on raccoons. Police arrived with guns drawn after receiving a 911 call from an 85-year-old man who heard noises near his front door Tuesday night. Officers surrounded the house but pretty quickly -- in the words of the police report -- "determined the suspect was a raccoon."...
Actress' sister pleads for son's return after shooting at home (10/26/08)
CHICAGO -- It was the cradle of her greatest triumphs. It's now the scene of her darkest hour. Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson has often credited her rise to fame to her upbringing in the impoverished neighborhood on Chicago's South Side where she went to grade school and sang in church...
Use for $700 billion rescue shifting (10/26/08)
WASHINGTON -- First, the $700 billion rescue for the economy was about buying devalued mortgage-backed securities from tottering banks to unclog frozen credit markets. Then it was about using $250 billion of it to buy stakes in banks. The idea was that banks would use the money to start making loans again...
Suburban NYC officer tickets his own mayor - twice (10/26/08)
MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Can you beat city hall? The question is pending for a police officer who ticketed his mayor. In March, Officer Michael Petrillo in this New York City bedroom community pulled over Mayor Kathleen Savolt for using her cell phone while driving...
John McCain's brother shows temper in 911 call (10/26/08)
WASHINGTON -- Joe McCain said Friday he'll withdraw from campaign activities for his brother, GOP presidential nominee John McCain, after calling 911 to angrily complain about traffic. Joe McCain has apologized for making the call. The candidate's younger brother, who lives in Alexandria, Va., told Washington radio station WTOP he was returning from a campaign event in Philadelphia around 2 a.m. ...
McCain and Obama campaign in West as election approaches (10/26/08)
RENO, Nev. -- Working to win the West, Democrat Barack Obama ridiculed John McCain on Saturday for trying to distance himself from President Bush. McCain touted his Western ties and warned that Obama is a tax-and-spend threat to the nation. Ten days before the election, both candidates were targeting the same trio of states -- Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico. Any of them could help shape who wins the presidency...
Palestinian forces deploy in West Bank city to limit Hamas (10/26/08)
HEBRON, West Bank -- Nearly 600 newly trained Palestinian troops took up positions in this city Saturday as part of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' attempt to expand his control in the West Bank and keep the Islamic militant Hamas in line. Hebron, a former Hamas stronghold, is the third Palestinian city to be reinforced with Abbas' forces. The pre-dawn deployment signaled growing security cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority...
North and South Korea to hold military talks Monday (10/26/08)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has accepted a North Korean proposal to hold military talks, a Defense Ministry official said Saturday, amid continuing tensions on the divided peninsula. Ties between the two countries, which are still technically at war, have soured since South Korea's pro-U.S. president, Lee Myung-bak, took office in February with a pledge to get tough with North Korea...
Premier says China plans to ensure safe food with law (10/26/08)
BEIJING -- China's premier said Saturday the country will take steps to improve its food safety, saying that tainted milk products that are believed to have killed four babies and sickened thousands of children was a failure of regulation. Speaking at a 43-nation Asia-Europe Meeting summit, Wen Jiabao said the milk scandal will spur the introduction of China's first major food safety law and China's food exports will meet international standards...
Explosives go off at train stations in Spain's Basque region (10/26/08)
MADRID, Spain -- Spain's Interior Ministry said two train stations in the northern Basque region were attacked with small explosive devices, causing some damage but no injuries. A bomb made from a mixture of explosives detonated at 12:30 a.m. local time Saturday. It exploded in the ticket hall of the station in Berriz, causing its ceiling to collapse, a regional ministry spokesman said...
Iraq's main Sunni party suspends U.S. contact (10/26/08)
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's largest Sunni party said Saturday it has suspended official contacts with American military personnel and civilians after the killing of a man near Fallujah. The Iraqi Islamic Party accused the raid of having a "hidden political motive" in an indication of rising tensions in Anbar province ahead of provincial elections, due to be held by the end of January...
Mexican town stands up for South American immigrants (10/26/08)
RAFAEL LARA GRAJALES, Mexico -- The afternoon calm was broken by shouts from the small, mission-style house. Bloodied hands punched through the windows. The glass shattered. Suddenly, dozens of people were clambering over the back wall and jumping onto the street below...
Phillies win wild one to take 2-1 lead in Series (10/26/08)
PHILADELPHIA -- This was midnight madness, and then some, at the World Series. "Freak things kind of happened there," Eric Bruntlett said after scoring the winning run for the Philadelphia Phillies at 12:47 a.m. Carlos Ruiz finished off a wacky ninth inning with an infield single with the bases loaded, and the Phillies outlasted the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 early Sunday in Game 3 for a 2-1 lead...
Central girls capture district championship (10/26/08)
Make it seven out of eight district titles for the Central girls cross country team. Sweeping the top three spots will do that. Veronica Schabbing, Mary Dohogne and Brittany Moreland took the top three spots in the Class 4 District 1 meet Saturday on a muddy course in Chesterfield...
Extra innings slowed down Bulldogs' ace (10/26/08)
ST. JOSEPH -- Notre Dame ace pitcher Lauren Reinagel was cruising like normal Saturday. She retired the first nine Platte County batters to remain perfect for the first three innings. Then the Pirates came out swinging in the fourth and scored six runs...
Backfisch provides leadership at the top of Hawks' lineup (10/26/08)
ST. JOSEPH -- Kelly junior leadoff hitter Londyn Backfisch was nervous during her first at-bat against Palmyra in the Class 2 championship game. Why not be nervous? She was facing pitcher Taylor Baxter, who has not allowed an earned run while surrendering just 10 hits in five pervious final four games...
Hawks lament missed opportunity (10/26/08)
ST. JOSEPH -- The Kelly softball team knew it was in for a difficult challenge having to face dominant Palmyra pitcher Taylor Baxter in Saturday's Class 2 championship game. Baxter, a junior, helped Palmyra win the past two Class 2 state titles and had allowed no earned runs and 10 hits in the five final four games she had pitched before Saturday...
Notre Dame's offense fails to grab early lead (10/26/08)
ST. JOSEPH -- Notre Dame junior Jane Morrill summed it up best when she said that she and her teammates failed to produce with runners in scoring position in Saturday's Class 3 title game against Platte County. "We had people on base almost every inning," Morrill said. "We were probably anxious and she [Platte County pitcher Haley Pypes] had a riseball that apparently all of us were swinging at and we just couldn't lay off of. We just couldn't get a good pitch to hit [runners] in."...
Redhawks upset No. 19 in OT (10/26/08)
Last week's near-miss at perennial Ohio Valley Conference power Eastern Illinois showed Southeast Missouri State's players they were getting closer. The Redhawks finally finished off the job Saturday with one of their biggest wins since moving up to Division I-AA in 1991...
Defense makes crucial stops on own goal line in fourth quarter (10/26/08)
Nick Stauffer made a whole bunch of stops Saturday afternoon, and the Southeast Missouri State defense made just enough stops when it mattered. The Redhawks defense kept Tennessee State out of the end zone in the second half, and Southeast rallied for a 27-20 overtime victory against the team ranked No. 19 in three different Division I-AA polls before Saturday's game...
Scheible takes one snap but scores winning TD (10/26/08)
Southeast Missouri State true freshman quarterback Matt Scheible has seen considerable action this season, including playing most of last week's game at Eastern Illinois. Scheible came in for only one play Saturday -- but what a play it was. Scheible's 5-yard touchdown run on third down in overtime provided the difference as the Redhawks stunned 19th-ranked Tennessee State 27-20...
Southeast suspends forward Williams (10/26/08)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program suffered another blow. Calvin Williams was suspended from the team Saturday following his arrest early Friday morning on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, driving without a license and driving without headlights...
Better than your typical homecoming formula (10/26/08)
Homecoming games are supposed to be blowouts. Bring in a hapless loser and give them a beating. That's the proper script for a homecoming game. Bringing in the 19th-ranked team in Division I-AA? Not such a good idea. All's well that ends well, though, and Southeast Missouri State's homecoming game could not have ended any better...
Redhawks volleyball team wraps up successful trip (10/26/08)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team rolled past Eastern Kentucky on Saturday to sweep its two-game road trip. Southeast won 25-19, 25-16, 25-21 in Richmond, Ky., as the Redhawks remained in fifth place in the 10-team Ohio Valley Conference...
Area digest (10/26/08)
Underwood scores hole in one Ron Underwood recently aced hole No. 2 at Cape Girardeau Country Club. Underwood used a 7-iron on the 160-yard hole. -- From staff reports
Area calendar (10/26/08)
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. 19 at 6:30 p.m. ...
Southeast Missouri Hospital calendar photography competition draws shutterbugs (10/26/08)
Renee Shandy, graphic design coordinator at Southeast Missouri Hospital, is always on the lookout for the perfect shot to submit for the hospital's calendar, a photography competition open to employees, trustees, volunteers and physicians that has been held for two decades...
Lon Sanders Canyon in Wayne County has rocks, water, foliage (10/26/08)
Pavement Ends is a regular blog where James Baughn recounts his travels around Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and parts of Kentucky and Arkansas. Read more on semissourian.com. Wayne County embraces some of the most rugged terrain in Missouri. Mudlick Mountain, at the heart of Sam A. Baker State Park, has such a tall peak compared with the surrounding terrain that some sources claim the mountain can create its own weather...
FYI 10/26/08 (10/26/08)
Salvation Army recruits for supplies for monthly meal program The Salvation Army is in need of canned fruit, great northern beans, hot dogs, napkins and plastic silverware to help with its Meals with Friends program. Meals with Friends provides free dinner the last week of each month. ...
What's happening today 10/26/08 (10/26/08)
Volunteer fire department holds annual dinner The 25th annual Perkins Volunteer Fire Department all-you-can-eat dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu includes Boston butt and smoked chicken. A 30-30 gun will be given away. American Queen stops in Cape Girardeau...
Hospital receives American Cancer Society award (10/26/08)
Southeast Missouri Hospital recently received the Society Award from the American Cancer Society in recognition of its presenting sponsorship of the local Relay for Life. To be eligible for the Society Award, $10,000 in support must be given.
Personal experiences lead woman to become professional volunteer (10/26/08)
Sabina Childers, wife, student, advocate, writer, artist and Southeast Missourian blogger has taken on another role since September. She is now an AmeriCorps volunteer. Volunteers receive a small stipend and an education award at the end of their service. AmeriCorps was created in 1993 when President Bill Clinton signed the National and Community Service Trust Act to expand opportunities for Americans to serve their communities...
Noon Lions Club donates to Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation (10/26/08)
The Cape Girardeau Noon Lions Club donated $2,000 to Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation to help in funding projects dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight. Programs that will benefit the Cape Girardeau Noon Lions Club include free glaucoma detection screening, free vision screening for Missouri children, free eye care assistance for Missourians, the eyeglass recycling program, support of ocular research and the Heartland Lions Eye Banks. ...
Hartless completes naval training (10/26/08)
Navy Seaman Danny L. Hartless Jr., son of Tracy L. Guerra of Clarksville, Tenn. and Danny L. Hartless of Burfordville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Hartless completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, shipboard and aircraft safety. ...
Dodge completes Army basic training (10/26/08)
Army Pvt. John W. Dodge graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During nine weeks of training, the soldier studied and received instruction and training exercises in various aspects of Army mission. He is the son of Melva Dodge of Benton, Mo., and grandson of Melvin Morris of East Prairie, Mo...
Parenting: Toughest job you'll ever love (10/26/08)
Chris Pagano is a mother and grandmother helping raise two generations in her family. Here she gives her thoughts and observations from a conference on parenting. A recent grand family conference held at New McKendree Church brought parental figures together...
Juanita McDonald (10/26/08)
Juanita McDonald Juanita McDonald, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and sister. McDonald was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Eros, La., daughter of Cecil Arlon and Lily Eolia Roberts Phillips...
Lila Blythe (10/26/08)
Lila Blythe Lila Genevieve Blythe, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 9, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Joseph Michael and Dorcas Irene Lorenz Reddick. She and William V. Blythe were married May 6, 1960, in Cape Girardeau. He died in February 1983...
Charlie Cooke (10/26/08)
Charlie Cooke Charlie "Cookie" Cooke, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born March 12, 1919, in Ellerbe, N.C., son of William and Miranda (Thompson) Cooke. He and Maxine (Devoy) Cooke were married Oct. 18, 1945, in St. Louis...
J. Smith (10/26/08)
J. Smith J. Roy Smith, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1938, at Puxico, Mo. He and Anita Sheppard were married May 4, 1997, at Branson, Mo. She survives. Smith graduated from Puxico High School and Howard County Junior College in Big Spring, Texas. ...
Births (10/26/08)
Dement Daughter to Gabriel Lee and Jennifer Lynn Dement of Sikeston, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:16 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2008. Name, Karleigh Nicole. Weight, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. First child. Mrs. Dement is the former Jennifer Fisher, daughter of Jeff and Brenda Fisher of Hannibal, Mo. She is employed by Bootheel Counseling Services. Dement is the son of Kenny and Drew Dement of Sikeston, and Toni Tucker and Gary Williams of Benton, Mo. He is employed by Sikeston School District...
Hobeck - VanGennip (10/26/08)
Nicole Renee Hobeck and Scott Robert VanGennip were married April 12, 2008, at Francine's Gardens in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Dale Huff performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Stan and Diane Blankenship of Millersville, and the late Bobby Miller. The groom is the son of Shirley VanGennip of Jackson and Jim VanGennip of Advance, Mo...
Huey - Kombrink (10/26/08)
Staci Huey and David Kombrink were married May 17, 2008, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville. The Rev. Wayne Schwiesow performed the ceremony. Organist was Jennifer Schneider of Cape Girardeau, and soloist was Sharie Levingston-Krueger of St. Louis...
Kern - Landgraf (10/26/08)
Amanda May Kern and Elijah James Landgraf were united in marriage July 26, 2008, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. The Rev. Robert Mann performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Brenda Kern of Evansville, Ill. The groom is the son of Robert and Jane Landgraf Jr. of Jackson...
Martin - Buchheit (10/26/08)
Sarah Elizabeth Martin and Steven Robert Buchheit exchanged wedding vows July 19, 2008, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Monsignor Edward Eftink performed the ceremony. Organist was Geri Beussink of Jackson. Soloists were Joyce Loos and Rori Martin of Jackson, and Tom Martin of St. Louis, uncle of the bride...
McCain - Moore (10/26/08)
Dana Marie McCain and Jason August Moore exchanged vows Oct. 4, 2008, at Cape Bible Chapel in Cape Girardeau. Dan Greene performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Sherrie McCain of Marble Hill, Mo. The groom is the son of Diane Moore of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and the late John Moore and his wife Kris of Cape Girardeau...
McClain - Ralls (10/26/08)
Kasie Marie McClain and Andrew Patrick Ralls were married April 12, 2008, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Scriptures were read by Larry McClain, uncle of the bride. Organist was Betty Ressel, and soloist was Renee Reinagel. Altar servers were Tyler, Brooke and Blake Schlitt, cousins of the bride. Giftbearers were Dave and Georgia Carman, godparents of the bride...
Myracle - Althoff (10/26/08)
Marci Leigh Myracle and Landon Ross Althoff were married May 10, 2008, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Mo. The Rev. Scott Seidler performed the ceremony. Organist was Barry Bobb of St. Louis, and soloists were Donna Bobb of St. Louis and Bryan Lee of Columbia, Mo...
Clark - Summers (10/26/08)
Bobby and Jane Clark of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Lynn Clark, to Trent Thomas Summers of Jefferson City, Mo. He is the son of Bob and Kathy Summers of Jackson. Clark attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is county clerk of Cape Girardeau County...
Powell - Hitt (10/26/08)
Victor and Malissa Powell Jr. of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Adelia "Renee" Powell, to Jacob P. Hitt, both of Jackson. He is the son of Paul and Gay Hitt of Oak Ridge. A sunrise wedding is planned April 18.
Amelunke - 50 years (10/26/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Amelunke of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party Sept. 27, 2008. Hosts were their children and spouses, Mary and Mike Beeson, Larry Amelunke, Richard and Tina Amelunke, Betty and Jerry Aufdenberg, Beverly and John Miller, Charlene and Johnnie James, Charlotte and Brian Ebner, and Carol and Randy Kaiser...
police report 10/26/08 (10/26/08)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Jay Jackson, 603 Mechaw St., was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear. n Simone Martin, 405 S. Ellis St, was arrested on a warrant for contempt of court...
fire report 10/26/08 (10/26/08)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n False alarm at K Land Drive. n Carbon monoxide call at West Independence Street. Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: n Smoke odor at Cathy Drive.
Out of the past (10/26/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 26, 1983 A jury trial begins in federal court in Cape Girardeau in a four-year-old lawsuit brought by the developers of the proposed Westborough Mall against the city of Cape Girardeau and West Park Mall developers. According to the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, the proposed 3 percent motel/hotel gross receipts tax and 1 percent restaurant tax, which is the only issue facing city voters in a special election Nov. ...
Why I'm voting for Jay Purcell (10/26/08)
By Alfred Pannier The people of Cape Girardeau County have a clear choice for District 2 Cape Girardeau County commissioner this year: Jay Purcell, a man who has put his family and the people first in his tenure as commissioner. Or the Good Old Boy Network. I'm voting for Jay Purcell...
Baby boomers: This may be the best advice you'll ever get for the rest of your life (10/26/08)
Technically, I'm not a baby boomer, having been born right at the end of World War II. But I'm close enough to the swarm of Americans about to retire that I pay close attention to the boomers and the impact they will have on Social Security, Medicare, health care, the economy, political choices, social trends, religious evolution and consumerism, just to name a few key issues...
Transit openness (10/26/08)
When the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority began operations 18 months ago, there were a number of unknowns: Would the transit authority's takeover of Cape Girardeau's taxi service cut down on complaints? Would the new bus service fulfill the needs of those who need public transportation? Would the transit authority ever be able to better coordinate the dozens of transportation options and hundreds of thousands of tax dollars spent on those services?...
More info about dog shooting (10/26/08)
To the editor: In response to the letter about the dog getting shot, a lot of facts were left out. The dog had previously bitten my daughter while she was playing in her own yard. The owners were notified about this. The sheriff's department also was notified about it. An officer told the owner to keep the dog up, but he failed to do so...
Speak Out 10/26/08 (10/26/08)
Radical influence THANK YOU, David Limbaugh, for your detailed article outlining all the reasons Barack Obama should not be the president of our country. I would add, as an educator, that I am greatly concerned about Obama's comments about a "new generation of teachers." Considering his ties with William Ayers, who is hailed by the Obama camp as a valued educator, I would hate to see the door open to such radical influence in our public schools...
Native Writer's Novel to be Featured in Scholastic Book Fair at Local Schools (10/26/08)
Prey Mantis (10/26/08)
Autumn Sunshine (10/26/08)
Academic Hall Dome (10/26/08)
Splash of Color (10/26/08)
Meeting Neil E. Boyd at the SEMO Parade (10/26/08)
I got the opportunity to meet Neil E. Boyd at the SEMO parade on Saturday. I just loved the new shirt he got. From one insurance agent to another Neil...CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Monarch Butterfly -Phase III (10/26/08)
This Monarch butterfly had just emerged from its chrysalis and was waiting for its wings to dry so it could fly off to vacation in Mexico for the winter. Lucky butterfly!
Monarch Butterfly - Phase I (10/26/08)
Amazingly enough this is how a Monarch butterfly begins its life - as a colorful, but not too attractive caterpillar.
Fall Mums (10/26/08)
Vibrant orange mums are the epitome of autumn.
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