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7-year-old injured after Jackson Veterans Day parade recovering quickly (11/13/08)
Ryan Poirrier is limping and a bit achy, but he's going to be OK. "To be honest, he's back to his chipper, joyful self," said his mother, Kristy Shrout. Ryan, 7, was struck by a vehicle while crossing Missouri Street after helping carry a banner for his Oak Ridge school in Jackson's Veterans Day parade Tuesday...
Bond set for defendants in mortgage fraud case (11/13/08)
Both defendants in a 34-count mortgage fraud case appeared separately in federal court this morning, where U.S. Magistrate Lewis Blanton set their bond at $20,000 each. Russell T. McBride, 46, and Robert Wrolstad, 59, will be arraigned Tuesday. Wrolstad and McBride are charged with finding buyers for low-value homes in Sikeston, then submitting bogus appraisals to lending companies to fool lending companies in to providing mortgages that at times were as much as nine times the actual selling price.. ...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (11/13/08)
The electrical giant AmerenUE is hoping to prevent the massive outages that affected the St. Louis area after storms two years ago that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands. Through a new partnership with St. ...
Three Rivers Community College hires new president (11/13/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Dr. Devin Stephenson will become the fifth president in the 41-year history of Three Rivers Community College beginning July 1. The 55-year-old Alabama native signed a contract and mailed it in before he was hired by the college trustees at Wednesday’s board meeting...
Poplar Bluff man sentenced to death for 1997 murder (11/13/08)
A Cape Girardeau County jury took about three and one-half hours Wednesday to decide a Poplar Bluff man should die for killing his daughter’s grandmother. ...
Six men sentenced in Stoddard County asphalt scheme (11/13/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Six individuals charged last week with exploiting and conspiring to exploit elderly Stoddard County residents by providing a service for a quoted price and then charging them a much higher figure once the work was completed have each pleaded guilty to the charges against them. ...
Mechanical problems delay some county tax bills (11/13/08)
Tax bills in at least three counties may arrive a bit later than they have in the past. The company contracted to assemble the massive annual mailing for Cape Girardeau, Scott and Perry counties had mechanical problems with the equipment used to sort the mail...
Bond set for one defendant in mortgage fraud case (11/13/08)
Robert Wrolstad, one of two defendants in a 34-count mortgage fraud case, appeared in federal court this morning, where U.S. Magistrate Lewis Blanton set bond at $20,000 and ordered him to appear for arraignment on Tuesday. Wrolstad's co-defendant, Russell Todd McBride, was slated to appear before Blanton later today, when bond will be set in the case involving 12 homes and accusations that McBride and Wrolstad pocketed proceeds from almost $500,000 in inflated mortgages...
Boy Scouts to place Scouting for Food bags Saturday (11/13/08)
Area Boy Scouts will place food collection bags on doors Saturday as part of the Scouting for Food program. People who want to donate to local individuals in need of food should place the bags outside before 9 a.m. Nov. 22. Suggestions include soup, stew, chili, canned tuna, canned fruit, fruit juice, vegetables, pasta sauce, beans, evaporated milk and canned meals...
Poplar Bluff man gets 10 years for fatal assault (11/13/08)
VAN BUREN -- A Poplar Bluff, Mo., man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison on two assault charges in connection with a domestic assault that turned deadly when another man tried to intervene. Ricardo Botero, 42, was sentenced to two five-year terms by Presiding Circuit Judge David Evans, who ordered the sentences to be served consecutively...
Uranium sampling to begin Dec. 1 in Mississippi County (11/13/08)
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Mo. -- Gustavson Development Co. plans to begin uranium sampling Dec. 1 in Mississippi County, the company's president said Wednesday. The Boulder, Colo.-based company announced in September plans to invest $5 million in uranium testing in the area. If the mineral is found on land in the area, Dr. John Gustavson and other community leaders said it could pump millions of dollars into the area economy...
Carbondale lands 160 jobs; number could reach 480 (11/13/08)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- City officials announced Tuesday that 160 full-time, work-from-home jobs are on their way to Carbondale early next year. If interest is great enough, the total number of new jobs could reach up to 480 in three years. National Electronics Warranty, or NEW, a Virginia-based consumer services company that provides customer support services for retailers including Wal-Mart, Lowe's and Best Buy, will begin training Jan. 12...
Cape schools ratcheting up efforts to get parents involved (11/13/08)
Clippard Elementary School counselor Sue Cook said it would be nice if every parent had Internet access so she could shoot off quick reminders. It would also be nice if they all had phones, she said, so it would be easier to reach them. "But they don't. So you're sending notes home and you're hoping they get there," she said...
Newly formed mortgage fraud task force meets for first time (11/13/08)
The newly formed U.S. Attorney's Mortgage Fraud Task Force met for the first time Wednesday at the federal prosecutor's office in St. Louis, according to a news release from federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway. A range of professionals including those in real estate, law enforcement and government form the task force, and it aims to focus on education, prosecution of mortgage fraud cases and giving victimized communities a voice in the court system when a case is heard, Hanaway said...
Author: Missouri holds place in world history as meeting place, factor to help shape West (11/13/08)
To understand Missouri's historical contributions to U.S. history, one must understand the state's significance in world history, Dr. Stephen Aron told a group of about 100 Wednesday evening in the University Center ballroom at Southeast Missouri State University...
Eagle Ridge Christian School to hold annual dinner auction (11/13/08)
Eagle Ridge Christian School will hold its annual dinner auction beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday. For tickets and pricing, call 339-1335.
Greyhound bus tickets for sale in Cape Girardeau for trips to St. Louis, Memphis (11/13/08)
The Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority has begun selling Greyhound bus tickets. Buses bound for St. Louis depart at 10:55 a.m. or 10:20 p.m., stopping at the Greyhound station at 430 S. 15th St. Those going south leave at 2:55 p.m. and 8:55 p.m., stopping at the Greyhound station at 203 Union Ave. in Memphis, Tenn. Tickets can be purchased at the transit authority office. at 937 Broadway. For details, call Greyhound at 800-231-2222 or the transit authority at 335-5533...
Missing firearms recovered by Cape Girardeau police (11/13/08)
A Cape Girardeau County resident recovered his missing firearms with the help of a timely phone call, police said. The man had been missing several guns from his gun cabinet following a burglary and reported the thefts to the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Mo. judge dismisses stem cell research lawsuit (11/13/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state trial judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday filed by critics of embryonic stem-cell research who wanted to block $21 million in state funds from going to life sciences research. Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan ruled that no legal dispute existed yet. Missouri Roundtable for Life vowed to appeal and threatened to sue anyone who receives the research grants. The group is concerned the grants could support embryonic stem-cell research...
Holcim to close Clarksville, Mo., plant; construction in Ste. Gen going forward (11/13/08)
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. -- Holcim Inc. said it plans to close its cement plant in Clarksville early next year, leaving about 180 people unemployed. The company, a subsidiary of Switzerland-based Holcim Ltd. is one of Pike County's largest employers, drawing workers from Missouri and Illinois to its plant and barge-loading facility along Highway 79...
Heating costs predictions lowered for winter (11/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- With oil prices plummeting, the government says people will get a break this winter on their heating bills. And next year's gasoline prices should average $2.37 a gallon. The Energy Information Administration revised its short-term energy outlook Wednesday to reflect the steep drop in crude oil prices over the past five months and expectations of a more severe global economic downturn...
Experts say cases of paranoia are on the rise (11/13/08)
LONDON -- If you think they're out to get you, you're not alone. Paranoia, once assumed to afflict only schizophrenics, may be a lot more common than previously thought. According to British psychologist Daniel Freeman, nearly one in four Londoners regularly have paranoid thoughts. Freeman is a paranoia expert at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College and the author of a book on the subject...
Paulson says troubled assets will not be purchased (11/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- Shifting course, the Bush administration is abandoning the centerpiece of its massive $700 billion economic rescue plan and exploring new ways to shore up not only banks but credit-card, auto-loan and other huge nonbank businesses. Democrats are pressing hard to include a multibillion-dollar bailout for faltering automakers, too -- over administration objections...
Ike-damaged hospital, medical school laying off 3,800 employees (11/13/08)
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, a teaching hospital severely damaged by Hurricane Ike, will lay off about 3,800 workers -- nearly a third of its work force -- because it is running out of money. The University of Texas Board of Regents said in a news release that the Galveston hospital would have no money to operate in about three months at its current spending rate...
Federal task force offers little help for passengers stuck on airplanes (11/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- Passengers stranded for hours aboard planes on the tarmac would still have to depend on the good will of airlines and airports for relief under guidelines adopted by a federal task force Wednesday. The task force, which was dominated by the airline industry, approved guidelines for model contingency plans for airlines and airports to follow in cases of extended tarmac delays. ...
Court rules for Navy in case over sonar, whales (11/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that military training trumps protecting whales in a dispute over the Navy's use of sonar in submarine-hunting exercises off the coast of Southern California. Writing for the majority in the court's first decision of the term, Chief Justice John Roberts said the most serious possible injury to environmental groups would be harm to an unknown number of the marine mammals the groups study...
Supreme Court referees dispute over religious monument (11/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court confronted a case Wednesday that mixes limits on free speech with issues of church-state separation. The justices engaged in arguments over a small religious group's efforts to place a monument in a public park that already is home to a Ten Commandments display...
KKK killing of Oklahoma woman evokes memories of racial violence Louisiana (11/13/08)
BOGALUSA, La. -- Hattie Dillon got a firsthand taste of the racial hatred that gripped this city in the 1960s when a metal bolt flung by someone in an angry crowd gashed her head as she marched for civil rights. On Wednesday, sitting on her front porch just off Main Street, the black 61-year-old said Bogalusa is better now. ...
Feds nix plan for forgiving credit card debt (11/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- Federal bank regulators have rejected a request by banks and consumer advocates for a program to let lenders forgive huge portions of credit card debt. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency rejected the request for a special program that would allow as much as 40 percent of credit card debt to be forgiven for consumers who don't qualify for existing repayment plans...
After California loss, gays get right to wed in Conn. (11/13/08)
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Same-sex couples exchanged vows Wednesday for the first time in Connecticut amid cheers and tears of joy, while gay activists planned protests across the country over the vote that took away their right to marry in California...
Iran test-fires missile able to reach Europe (11/13/08)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said it successfully test-fired a new generation of long-range surface-to-surface missile Wednesday -- one that could easily strike as far away as southeastern Europe with greater precision than earlier models. The Sajjil is a solid-fuel high-speed missile with a range of about 1,200 miles, Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammed Najjar said on state television. At that range, it could easily strike Israel and go as far as southeastern Europe...
Sudan president offers Darfur cease-fire (11/13/08)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- President Omar al-Bashir offered a cease-fire in Darfur on Wednesday and promised to disarm militias, a top rebel demand, in a new push by his government to show it is serious about ending the nearly six-year-old conflict. Darfur rebels dismissed the moves, saying they don't trust al-Bashir and want to see disarmament of the feared janjaweed militias before agreeing to a cease-fire...
At least eight people injured in second Haiti school collapse (11/13/08)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A school partially collapsed in the Haitian capital Wednesday, injuring at least eight people and sparking panic fewer than five days after a much larger school collapse killed more than 90 people. Portions of a concrete ceiling at Grace Divine school in Port-au-Prince came crashing down, the second-story floor buckled and a wall partially collapsed while class was held at the small structure, tucked in a back alley. No one was trapped inside and there were no deaths...
Angola preparing to send troops into neighboring Congo (11/13/08)
OMA, Congo -- Angola announced Wednesday it is prepared to send troops to neighboring Congo, heightening fears that the fighting in this central African nation will engulf other countries in the region. Angolan deputy foreign minister Georges Chicoty did not say how many troops might go to Congo or what their mission would be, and it was unclear whether they would be acting as peacekeepers or supporting the government in its fight against rebels led by former general Laurent Nkunda. ...
Doctors: Bone marrow transplant may have cured AIDS (11/13/08)
BERLIN -- An American man who suffered from AIDS appears to have been cured of the disease 20 months after receiving a targeted bone marrow transplant normally used to fight leukemia, his doctors said Wednesday. While researchers -- and the doctors themselves -- caution that the case might be no more than a fluke, others say it may inspire a greater interest in gene therapy to fight the disease that claims 2 million lives each year. The virus has infected 33 million people worldwide...
Russian, British ships repel Somali pirate attack (11/13/08)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Russian and British forces repelled a pirate attack on a cargo ship in the first action by a Russian warship sent to fight hijackings off Somalia, the two nations said Wednesday. Russian Navy spokesman Capt. Igor Dygalo said the Russian missile frigate Neustrashimy and the British frigate Cumberland each sent up a helicopter and foiled pirates trying to take over the Danish vessel...
Haslett likely to make decision on Jackson today (11/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Jim Haslett said he'd probably decide today whether Steven Jackson would play this weekend, keeping the backfield in limbo for another day. The return of the team's feature back from a thigh injury that has sidelined him two of the last three games would provide a nice lift for a sagging franchise that has lost three straight after a 2-0 start under Haslett. ...
Blues' rally falls short in third (11/13/08)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres had a difficult time finishing off the St. Louis Blues after a fast start. Ryan Miller made 30 saves and Tim Connolly, Adam Mair and Henrik Tallinder each had a goal and an assist in Buffalo's 4-3 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday night...
Maddon, Piniella win Manager of Year awards (11/13/08)
NEW YORK -- Joe Maddon had a good reason for interrupting his honeymoon. About an hour after he landed in Rome, the newly married Maddon easily won the American League Manager of the Year award Wednesday for guiding Tampa Bay from baseball's basement to the World Series in one astonishing season...
Hansbrough unlikely to play in Tar Heels' season opener (11/13/08)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams said reigning national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough is "extremely doubtful" for Saturday's season opener for the top-ranked Tar Heels. In a statement from the school Wednesday, Williams said the team will keep Hansbrough out of practice a little longer as he recovers from a stress reaction in his right shin. Hansbrough hasn't practiced for two weeks with the injury, which can be a precursor to a stress fracture...
Maclin mum on his future plans (11/13/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jeremy Maclin's not ready to leave for the NFL yet. Ask him again after a few more games. Right now, Missouri's super sophomore is concentrating on helping the 12th-ranked Tigers finish strong. "You dream of that as a little child, playing in the NFL," Maclin said. "That's everybody's dream, that's what you're here working for. But you've just got to approach that situation when it comes."...
Ishee adds five to women's roster (11/13/08)
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach John Ishee announced that five players signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period, which began Wednesday. The Redhawks signed two guards and three forwards. Shelah Fields is a 5-foot-6 point guard from Riverview Gardens in St. Louis. She averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game last season...
Southeast's defensive stalwart: Stauffer's 135 tackles rank second in Division I-AA (11/13/08)
Nick Stauffer wanted to make it clear that he didn't want to sound cocky. Then he went on to explain why he's not surprised by the season he's put together. "I've always had confidence in myself," said Stauffer, Southeast Missouri State's senior middle linebacker. "I led my high school team in tackles and I've carried it over to here."...
Area digest 11/13/08 (11/13/08)
NBC to feature Missouri bike race The 2008 Tour of Missouri bicycle race will be featured on NBC's Jeep World of Adventure Sports television show Saturday. The show is scheduled to air from 2 to 3 p.m. on WPSD. Local pair finishes NYC marathon Scott Duncan and Sandy Duncan recently completed the New York City Marathon...
Area calendar (11/13/08)
Baseball n Southeast camps: The Southeast Missouri State baseball program will host six camps between December and February at Houck Field House. They are designed for boys age 8 through seniors in high school and cost $95 per camp. Two fundamental camps for age 8 through 12 will take place Dec. ...
Home projects to fill a Saturday afternoon (11/13/08)
Nov. 13, 2008 Dear Patty, Our neighbor Frank has christened DC "Project DC" because she always has one going. Last night she talked about finding a way to turn a garbage can into a pottery kiln. The plans warned that the kiln could possibly explode. Given DC's love for pyrotechnics, that isn't necessarily a deterrent...
Movie review: The late Bernie Mac steals the show in "Soul Men" (11/13/08)
Bernie Mac passed away unexpectedly in August, and his second-to-last film, "Soul Men," is sad proof that he will be sorely missed. He was simply a funny man. "Soul Men" is about the two surviving members of a Motown-like singing trio who get back together to perform one more time at the funeral of their partner, which is going to be at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. ...
Paula Abdul fan found dead near her home (11/13/08)
LOS ANGELES -- A fan of Paula Abdul whose failed audition for "American Idol" aired in season five was found dead in a car near the home of the pop star and judge she admired, authorities said Wednesday. Police indicated that Paula Goodspeed, whose rendition of "Proud Mary" was roundly criticized by Simon Cowell and rejected by Abdul and Randy Jackson, had possibly committed suicide, said Ed Winter, assistant chief of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. ...
ARTifacts 11/13/08 (11/13/08)
Smashing Pumpkins celebrate 20 years @SL_body_copy_ragged:ST. LOUIS -- The Smashing Pumpkins will stop in St. Louis on their 20th anniversary tour. The band came out of the late 1980s Chicago music scene and set the standard for alternative rock. Since hitting the big time, The Smashing Pumpkins have continued to hit platinum and multiplatinum status with records. ...
Mollie's Cafe uses fresh, local products for fine dining menu (11/13/08)
On the edge of downtown Cape is one of the River City's more upscale eateries. After almost 20 years, Mollie's has earned its place as one of Cape Girardeau's best restaurants. While there isn't single license plate on any of the walls, there's no need to break out the tuxedo, either. ...
Local artists the stars in Arts Council of Southeast Missouri Annual Juried Show (11/13/08)
One of the region's longest-enduring traditions is a thriving artistic environment. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri helps to foster that creativity; its Annual Juried Show opened Nov. 7. Gallery manager Erin Schloss said this is a regional show, open only to artists who live within a 175 mile radius of Cape Girardeau. But that doesn't limit the style of art featured in the exhibit...
Strait becomes most-honored artist in CMA history (11/13/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kenny Chesney won his fourth entertainer of the year award and George Straight became the most-honored artist in CMA history at Wednesday's ceremony, a show highlighted by a performance by Taylor Swift, a surprise appearance by rapper Lil Wayne, and the return of one of country's biggest stars, Shania Twain...
Worth the drive 11/13/08 (11/13/08)
Less than 2 hours away Scottrade Center, St. Louis The general excitement from the 2008 Summer Olympics may have subsided, but get ready to relive the experience when the 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars comes to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. ...
New on DVD 11/13/08 (11/13/08)
Selected home-video releases: "Kung Fu Panda" The furry hero with Jack Black's voice proves that chubbiness is no impediment to heroic deeds. The animated action comedy features the voices of Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and Dustin Hoffman among the gang of good guys, martial-arts fighters taking on an evil foe with help from a klutzy panda (Black) who somehow lands the gig as the prophesied "Dragon Warrior." The movie is available in a single-disc DVD or in a two-disc set packed with a companion volume, "Secrets of the Furious Five," in which our panda hero teaches a class of kung fu students using lessons learned by his martial-arts colleagues. ...
Good bets 11/13/08 (11/13/08)
Performing Arts "Madrigals, Motets and More!" The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music presents its Fall Choral Concert. Where: Shuck Recital Hall When: 7:30 p.m. today Faculty Showcase Series This installment features Brandon Christensen...
Taylor Swift, at 18, poised to be pop superstar (11/13/08)
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Taylor Swift remembers the day she walked into one of her writing sessions -- filled with anger. The boy she liked was acting up, and the singer could barely get out a greeting before unloading her frustration on co-writer Liz Rose...
Daniel Craig brings fresh 'Solace' to super-spy Bond (11/13/08)
James Bond is still in a foul mood over that whole dead girlfriend thing from "Casino Royale." But the man who plays him is as happy as can be. Even as Daniel Craig ticks off all the injuries he sustained shooting "Quantum of Solace," he gushes about what a great job he has, updating the world's most-famous spy for a new era. ...
Anheuser-Busch shareholders OK sale to InBev (11/13/08)
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Shareholders of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. approved the $52 billion sale of the business to Belgium-based InBev SA on Wednesday, a deal that is set to create the world's largest brewer. The vote was the latest step necessary to form the company that will be known as Anheuser-Busch InBev and combine brands such as Bud Light and Budweiser with Stella Artois and Beck's. ...
Stores describe 'seismic' shift in spending (11/13/08)
NEW YORK -- Americans have slammed their wallets shut since the financial meltdown, and the future is looking downright scary for stores across the country and the whole U.S. economy. On Wednesday, Best Buy Co. slashed its earnings forecast and said the changes in consumer behavior have been nothing less than "seismic," creating "the most difficult climate" the company had seen in its 42-year history...
Kelley Nelson (11/13/08)
BENTON, Mo. — Kelley Melvin Nelson, 73, of Benton, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 10, 1935, in Sikeston, son of George Marvin and Hope Kelley Nelson. Nelson lived in Sikeston most of his life, where he was employed a number of years with Wholesale Food Distributing and had been assistant manager at Ramada Inn. He had attended Morehouse Church of Christ...
Norma Reese (11/13/08)
ORAN, Mo. — Norma L. Reese, 88, of Biloxi, Miss., formerly of Oran, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, in Biloxi. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Renee Brown (11/13/08)
Renee Elizabeth Brown, 40, of Jackson died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 30, 1968, in Corbin, Ky., daughter of Joe and Betty McDade Belote. She and Jim Brown were married Nov. 5, 1990, in Jackson...
Evelyn Smith (11/13/08)
Evelyn Louise Smith, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Fountain-bleau Lodge. She was born March 5, 1916, at Ancell, daughter of William and Amelia Sander Walter. She and Claude Lee Smith were married June 15, 1935. He died Jan. 2, 1987...
Willard Klaus (11/13/08)
Willard Klaus, 83, of Jackson died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Births 11/13/08 (11/13/08)
Loper Son to William Douglas and Kelly Irmina Loper Jr. of Oran, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 3:09 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. Name, Dane William. Weight, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Loper is the former Kelly Wheeler, daughter of Michael and Linda Wheeler of Oran. She is purchasing agent at Viking Cives Midwest in Morley, Mo. Loper is the son of Brenda Rhodes of Oran. He is a mechanic at Viking Cives...
Fire Report 11/13/08 (11/13/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n At 3:23 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of Randol Avenue. n At 1:18 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Whitener Street. n At 1:23 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at North Kingshighway and Mount Auburn Road...
Out of the past 11/13/08 (11/13/08)
25 years ago: Nov. 13, 1983 Trail of Tears State Park has a new superintendent; Barbara Wilson will supervise operations at the 3,266-acre park. A federal jury will apparently not have the last word on the $20 million Westborough Mall lawsuit; George Staples Jr., principal developer of the ill-fated mall, says he will appeal last week's verdict in which a U.S. ...
Do you want to be president? (11/13/08)
There are many problems and conflicts the new president is going to face. I feel sorry for him. He will face the greatest challenges of any president in history. One of the major problems: Will the new president insist on a pay-as-you-go rule for the budget? Will he, or can he, increase income and decrease expenditures enough to balance the budget? This is scary with a $10 trillion national debt and a $450 billion trade deficit and following eight years of deficit spending. ...
Check out Cape Girardeau's art galleries even if it's not First Friday (11/13/08)
If you're looking to fill an empty afternoon, might I recommend the Cape Girardeau art galleries. Stop checking your calendar; it's not the first Friday of the month. Believe it or not, most of these galleries are open more than that solitary evening at the beginning of each month...
"Yes, we can" still be conservative (11/13/08)
By Wayne H. Bowen First, a confession: I like Barack Obama and wish him well as president. I heard him speak in person in Columbia, S.C., just days before that state's Democratic primary, and was moved by his words about the unfinished business of the American Dream. Among the Democratic presidential candidates, Obama had the most hopeful and uniting vision for the country...
Charter school successes (11/13/08)
A few years ago, charter schools were creating quite a buzz in both education and political circles. Failing urban school districts were struggling with poor test results in key subjects, high dropout rates and serious discipline problems. The Missouri Legislature, like elected officials in many other states, authorized charter schools, which are public schools run by boards independent of public school districts and funded by the state. Parents of children in charter schools do not pay tuition...
Speak Out 11/13/08 (11/13/08)
Caring for others MICHAEL SMITH, 53, homeless, was arrested for illegal burning. Perhaps the police did him a favor. I suspect that the illegal burning had something to do with trying to stay warm. The issue of how Mr. Smith became homeless is not our concern, but if we turn our backs on the Michael Smiths of our community, we sacrifice some of our humanity. ...
Gays, Lesbians, Transgender, Their Families and Supporters Unite -- Large Scale National Protest Planned For November 15th (11/13/08)
November 13, 2008 CAPE GIRARDEAU — A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and straight citizens will take to the streets of Cape Girardeau, MO to protest the passage of Proposition 8, California's anti-gay marriage amendment, as well as other anti-gay ballot initiatives in Arkansas, Arizona and Florida...
Fall On The Farm (11/13/08)
A farmer and his son harvest soybeans north of Cape Girardeau.
A GOOD SIGN OF FALL'''PECANS''' (11/13/08)
A BUMPER CROP OF PECANS THIS YEAR... ''IF YOU CAN KEEP THE SQURRIELS OUT OF THEM..
Student Santas (11/13/08)
Student Santas is an organization about families. God spoke to my heart three years ago as I watched my children open their gifts on Christmas morning. Instead of being happy at the sight of my two little ones tearing into their gifts, I found myself overcome with sadness and heartache. ...
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