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This afternoon on seMissourian.com (12/04/08)
One of Southeast Missouri's biggest employers announced today that it will be laying off more workers later this month and early next year. The additional layoffs are on top of the more than 100 laid off last month and earlier this week at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid.Click here to read more about the layoffs...
Breed ban removed from Perryville dog proposal (12/04/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perryville aldermen voted Tuesday to remove a breed-specific ban from a proposed dangerous dog ordinance. The city attorney will now formalize the ordinance's language and add elements pertaining to owner liability, Perryville Mayor Debbie Gahan said. The ordinance could come before the aldermen Dec. 16 for a final vote. The ordinance is not a ban but will rather define "vicious dog" and outline steps that will be taken if a dog is deemed vicious, she said...
Land purchase options finalized for Scott County rural water district; project to move forward (12/04/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Public Water Supply District 4 in Scott County will move forward thanks to the finalization of negotiations for land purchase options. The purchase and contracts were announced in a Tuesday news release from Dennis Meier, president of the PWSD No. 4...
Parade of Lights set to go Sunday (12/04/08)
A 'mostly sunny' forecast by the National Weather Service suggests the Parade of Lights through Cape Girardeau will step off as expected at 5 p.m. Sunday. The parade will move from Capaha Park to Main Street and ends at the Hutson's parking lot. More than 90 entries are expected, down by less than a dozen who were unable to reschedule after last Sunday's rain forced a cancellation...
Emerson: Proposed ozone nonattainment designation for area counties 'misguided and unfounded' (12/04/08)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson weighed in Wednesday on the question of whether three Southeast Missouri counties should be named as nonattainment areas for ozone pollution. Emerson, in a news release announcing her letter of objection to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, called the designation "misguided and unfounded."...
Four resign from Cape County Mental Health Board, one angrily (12/04/08)
Four recent resignations from Cape Girardeau County's Mental Health Mill Tax Board are not related, according to its outgoing chairman, the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer. In October, he asked the county commission not to reappoint him when his term expires Dec. 31; so did fellow board member Ellen Lorberg. Marcia Ritter, citing the demands of her job as a city of Cape Girardeau councilwoman in her Nov. 18 resignation letter, leaves her seat one year early. Terms on the 13-member board last three years...
Scott County Commission to host hearing on proposed half-cent sales tax (12/04/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- A public hearing on a proposed half-cent tax is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday in the Scott County Commission chambers in Benton. Presiding Commissioner Jamie Berger said he wanted as many people as possible to have the opportunity to learn about the tax plan...
Southeast Missouri residents urged to use caution on area roadways (12/04/08)
The National Weather Service is advising Southeast Missourians, including residents of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry and Scott counties, to use caution this morning on area roadways. The weather service said wet roads from rain early Wednesday night combined with temperatures below the freezing mark may lead to some areas of ice. ...
Nordanda announces more layoffs at its New Madrid plant (12/04/08)
NEW MADRID, Mo. — Noranda Aluminum President Keith Gregston says additional layoffs are expected at the plant in New Madrid. According to a press release sent out this morning by the plant's corporate office, 228 employees will lose their jobs. The release doesn't specify whether...
In second day of hearing, Joshua Kezer says he never heard of murder victim before her death (12/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The first time Joshua C. Kezer laid eyes on the 19-year-old girl he was convicted of killing 14 years ago was when his attorney sent him an obituary with her picture while he was awaiting trial, Kezer told a courtroom Wednesday morning...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda (12/04/08)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission meets at 9 a.m. today at 1 Barton Square in Jackson. The meeting opens with a review of minutes from Monday's meeting, nonagenda items and routine business such as department reports and document reviews. The commissioners will vote on bill payments, senior tax board funding for 2009, the 2009 contract with Cape County Private Ambulance Service and consider an amendment to the development agreement with Great Missouri Builders...
First Friday Coffee to include presentation on disaster training sessions (12/04/08)
Capt. Paul Breitenstein of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department will give a presentation about the Community Emergency Response Team during this week's First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center. Breitenstein will discuss upcoming training sessions and an opportunity for employees to receive training at their businesses. A CERT is a group of volunteer emergency workers who have basic training in disaster preparedness...
Father taking care of three children; History buff looking for some cheer (12/04/08)
Dad is proud and doing the best he can Dad has custody of his three children. He is working with the state to pay for day care while he works. With his divorce, he wants the children to have the best Christmas they can. The two boys are very creative and love to draw, and would like art sketch toys, drawing pads and Play-Doh. ...
Alleged meth lab found on Thanksgiving Day (12/04/08)
A Chaffee, Mo., woman has been charged with the distribution and manufacturing of methamphetamine. Shelly Spear, 30, was arrested after deputies said they discovered a methamphetamine lab at a home Thanksgiving morning. She has also been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. She is being held in the Scott County Jail on a $35,000 bond, according to a news release...
Police testify in ex-cop's retrial (12/04/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A former Columbia police officer being retried in a college student's throat-slashing death talked to investigators days after the killing. Police testimony Thursday focused on a three-hour interview between Steven Rios and detectives investigating the June 2004 death of 23-year-old Jesse Valencia, a male student with whom Rios had an affair...
Illinois gun sales soar, up 39 percent in November (12/04/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gun advocates say gun sales in Illinois soared in November in part because people fear President-elect Barack Obama will take them away. The Illinois State Police conducted more than 24,000 background checks for gun purchases last month. That's up almost 39 percent from the same month the previous year...
Fines sought against Mo. governor over records law (12/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Special court-appointed investigators are seeking fines against Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, alleging he "knowingly and purposely violated the Sunshine Law" by denying access to e-mails. The request for penalties are outlined in a revised lawsuit against Blunt, his former chief of staff and others. A bipartisan pair of assistant attorneys general asked the court Wednesday for permission to file the amended lawsuit. The updated suit was made public Thursday...
Officers: Accused policeman asked to guard crime scene (12/04/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Former Columbia police officer Steven Rios was asked by commanding officers to identify the body of 23-year-old MU student Jesse Valencia and then guard the crime scene on the day of Valencia's death, several Columbia police officers testified Wednesday morning, the second day of Rios' retrial...
Smoker's widow seeks $79.5M award at Supreme Court (12/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- A cigarette maker and a smoker's widow squared off for the third time at the Supreme Court on Wednesday over a $79.5 million punitive damages award, but the real battle was between the justices and their counterparts on Oregon's high court...
Chrysler exec warns of what collapse would do (12/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- A top Chrysler executive warned Wednesday that a carmaker collapse could send the economy into a depression, while the United Auto Workers agreed to new concessions for their companies. Jim Press, Chrysler's vice chairman, said the U.S. automakers were "down to months left," as industry officials ratcheted up a lobbying push to persuade Congress to approve as much as $34 billion in emergency aid...
Obama delivering diversity, but several minority groups seek more appointments (12/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama, soon to be the first black U.S. president, is on the road to making good his pledge to have a Cabinet and White House staff that are among most diverse ever, although some supporters are asking him to go even further. He added to the minority representation at the top of his administration Wednesday when he named New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Hispanic, as commerce secretary...
Polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs appeals his 2007 Utah conviction (12/04/08)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Attorneys for polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs asked the Utah Supreme Court to reverse his 2007 criminal conviction and direct a judge to order a new trial. The appeal filed Nov. 26 cites improper jury instructions, the substitution of a juror and other trial errors that warrant a rehearing of the case...
Scientists: Technology may be rewiring brains (12/04/08)
NEW YORK — What does a teenage brain on Google look like? Do all those hours spent online rewire the circuitry? Could these teens even relate better to emoticons than to real people? These sound like concerns from worried parents. But they're coming from brain scientists...
Fed: Economy weakens across all bank's districts (12/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- The country's economic picture has darkened further as Americans hunkered down heading into the holidays, forcing retailers to ring up fewer sales and factories to cut back on production. The Federal Reserve's new snapshot of business conditions nationwide, released Wednesday, suggested the economy was sinking deeper into recession...
Conservatives create rival group to U.S. Episcopal Church (12/04/08)
NEW YORK -- Theological conservatives upset by liberal views of U.S. Episcopalians and Canadian Anglicans formed a rival North American province Wednesday in a long-developing rift over the Bible that erupted when Episcopalians consecrated the first openly gay bishop...
Russia to send warship through Panama Canal (12/04/08)
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Russia said Wednesday it is sending a warship through the Panama Canal for the first time since World War II, a short journey loaded with symbolic weight: The destroyer will dock at a former U.S. naval base, showcasing Russia's growing influence in the region...
Number of attacks in Iraq at lowest level since 2003 (12/04/08)
BAGHDAD -- Attacks fell in November to their lowest monthly level since the Iraq war began in 2003, despite recent high-profile bombings aimed at shaking public confidence, a top U.S. commander said Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin, the No. 2 U.S. commander here, blamed al-Qaida in Iraq for a spate of bombings that has killed nearly 50 people in Baghdad and elsewhere since Monday. The blasts took place despite an 80 percent drop in attacks nationwide since March, Austin said...
92 nations sign cluster-bomb ban; U.S., Russia don't (12/04/08)
OSLO, Norway -- An Afghan teenager who lost both legs in a cluster bomb explosion helped persuade his country to change its stance and join nearly 100 nations in signing a treaty Wednesday banning the disputed weapons. Afghanistan was initially reluctant to join the pact -- which the United States and Russia have refused to support -- but agreed to after lobbying by victims maimed by cluster munitions, including 17-year-old Soraj Ghulan Habib. ...
U.S. releases first part of aid to help Mexico fight drug cartels (12/04/08)
MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. government released the first part of a $400 million aid package Wednesday to support Mexico's police and soldiers in their fight against drug cartels. The money comes at a critical time: Mexico's death toll from drug violence has soared above 4,000 so far this year, and drug-related murders and kidnappings are spilling over the U.S. border as well...
Bombs found in Mumbai train station (12/04/08)
MUMBAI, India — Police searching a mound of baggage abandoned amid the carnage of the attack on Mumbai's main train station found two bombs Wednesday — nearly a week after they were left there by gunmen — in an example of the botched security that has become an issue in India since the three-day siege...
East Prairie's Williams wins Carr (12/04/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- East Prairie senior running back M.C. Williams powered his way to the Carr Trophy with more than 24 carries per game this season in a conservative offensive set. Make him an offensive coordinator for a day, though, and he admits he might get radical with the offense...
Notre Dame boys falter in overtime (12/04/08)
Senior Austin Greer scored 31 points, but the Notre Dame boys basketball team lost in overtime at the Farmington tournament Wednesday. Oakville posted the 74-72 victory. Jacob Tolbert added 13 points and John Unterreiner chipped in nine points for the Bulldogs (1-1)...
Linebacker set to return for Rams (12/04/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Like Orlando Pace a week earlier, St. Louis Rams linebacker Chris Draft appears ready to return to the lineup ahead of schedule. They're setting an example for teammates that it's important to play to the finish, even if the season is a lost cause...
Miller finalizes deal with Cardinals (12/04/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Left-hander Trever Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals finalized a one-year contract Wednesday. The 35-year-old reliever was 2-0 with a 4.15 ERA in 68 games with Tampa Bay last season, when he held left-handed hitters to a .209 average against him in 91 at-bats. He also allowed just six of 37 inherited runners to score...
Missouri's difference maker (12/04/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Oklahoma is the only team in the country to allow four kickoff returns for touchdown. And the Sooners haven't even faced Missouri All-American Jeremy Maclin -- yet. Maclin, the Tigers' do-it-all sophomore with 4.3 40 speed, has four TD returns in his career. ...
Tigers' new guys pitch in (12/04/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- First-year players are making a big contribution for Missouri this season, part of the reason the Tigers are off to a 6-1 start. Returning players still lead the way. DeMarre Carroll is averaging 18.6 points per game, Leo Lyons 17.9 and Matt Lawrence 9.3. But the newcomers are making a difference, too...
Southeast women eager to snap skid (12/04/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team proved that it's not vital to start strong in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Redhawks lost one of their first two OVC games in each of the past two years, but Southeast went on to capture the regular-season championship both years...
Rugged schedule hopefully prepared Redhawks (12/04/08)
Austin Peay men's basketball coach Dave Loos points out that the Governors are a work in progress after rolling to consecutive Ohio Valley Conference regular-season titles. All Southeast Missouri State acting coach Zac Roman sees is the OVC's premier coach getting ready to bring another impressive team to the Show Me Center tonight...
Area calendar 12/4/08 (12/04/08)
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. ...
Wild silence Blues (12/04/08)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Two nights after getting embarrassed, Minnesota got back to its kind of hockey with strong defense and an opportunistic offense. Niklas Backstrom made 22 saves for his third shutout of the season, and the Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0 on Wednesday...
Winning by doing our best (12/04/08)
Dec. 4, 2008 Dear Julie, Today is "Blanchard Reads" day at Blanchard Elementary School. Various people in the community are invited into classrooms to discuss a book the whole school has read. The last time I took part in the event, the students asked me about everything but the book. They already had the book figured out. They wanted to know if I made sense...
New SE Live dining feature debuts Dec. 11 (12/04/08)
Everybody eats. It's one thing we all have in common, and SE Live is trying to make it easier for you to decide just what to eat. In the coming issues you will find our new approach to the dining feature, which gives you a little bit of the restaurant's opinion — a Restaurant Recommends, if you will...
New on DVD 12/4/08 (12/04/08)
"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" The Pevensie kids and their talking lion pal (voiced by Liam Neeson) meet again in the followup to "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." The new installment of the C.S. Lewis fantasy adaptation casts the Pevensies (William Moseley, Georgie Henley, Anna Popplewell and Skandar Keynes) into the company of a new ally, Caspian (Ben Barnes), heir to the throne of Narnia, which has been hurled into dark times under a tyrannical ruler...
Southeast Missouri State University musical theater students perform in Solo Recitals (12/04/08)
Twelve students pursuing a bachelor's degree in musical theater will show their talents at the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theater and Dance Solo Recital on Sunday in the Shuck Recital Hall. The students come from the most advanced voice class and have worked on these songs the entire semester. The first Solo Recital was held this time last year and after filling the 150-seat Shuck Hall, was brought back by popular demand...
Review: Second Spears comeback almost as good as the first (12/04/08)
Britney Spears, "Circus" It's time for another Britney Spears comeback: Call this one the remix version. It was only last year that our damaged diva attempted to put the focus back on her once spectacular music career with "Blackout." A tight collection of sexy club-oriented grooves, "Blackout" was a delight and had so much hit-worthy material even Janet Jackson could have been resurrected with it...
good bets 12/4/08 (12/04/08)
Holiday Happenings Rockin' Christmas Party Annual Toys for Tots benefit featuring Mike Renick Band, Oh for Audio and Smokin Brothers Barbeque. Where: Rude Dog Pub When: 8 p.m. today Candlelight tour of Oliver House A throwback to the holidays of yore...
Review: "Transporter 3" has style, but no substance (12/04/08)
I'll say this for the "Transporter" films: They've got style. Now if we want to talk about storyline and plausibility, that's another matter. A basic principle of fiction is suspension of disbelief, which is a fancy term that just means what you see on screen or stage is performed in such a way that you come to believe — or suspend your disbelief — that what you're seeing is real. ...
Southeast Missouri State University students present Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' at Bedell Performance Hall (12/04/08)
With Christmas just around the corner, the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus will be holding a performance of "Twelfth Night, or What You Will," the classic comedy by William Shakespeare. The play's title refers to the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season, or the Catholic holiday the Feast of the Epiphany. Traditionally on this day, servants would dress up as their masters, men as women and so on...
Meier Horse Shoe Pines tree farm makes picking the perfect Christams tree a fun family outing (12/04/08)
Picking out a Christmas tree should be an event, not a chore. Meier Horse Shoe Pines has 800 trees on a farm just north of Jackson. A horse and carriage takes visitors out to pick a tree, and they can buy ornaments and enjoy a spicy cup of hot apple cider afterward...
Mike Renick Band headlines Rude Dog's annual Rockin' Christmas Party and toy drive (12/04/08)
With the holiday season comes the spirit of giving, and Rude Dog Pub will once again help give area children a Christmas to remember by giving area bar hoppers admission to the party in exchange for a toy. For the fifth year in a row, Rude Dog is hosting its Rockin' Christmas party, collecting toys and taking donations for children who otherwise might not have the merriest of Christmases. ...
Soul Reflections duo show their a passion for glass with mosaic artwork (12/04/08)
For the past seven years, Soul Reflections has been making its mark around Cape Girardeau. The two women who make up the team are Leslie Compasss of Scott City and Marti Wingo of Cape Girardeau. They'll make anything — mosaic wall art, vases, platters, wine chillers, jewelry, tables and other pieces of furniture. Some pieces reflect light, others let it shine through...
Review: Lawrence Block shares a little bit of pulp fiction (12/04/08)
Lawrence Block, "One Night Stands and Lost Weekends" Beware the book whose author admits in the introduction he's afraid to read the stories that follow: "I'm scared I'll decide not to publish them after all, and it's too late for that. ...
Movie reviewer gets in the Christmas spirit with favorite holiday films (12/04/08)
Ah, the holidays. They loom on the horizon like a rising sun. They're coming no matter what I do, so I better get up and get dressed. And I'm sure they'll be bringing relatives, long lines, fattening food, and — like any ordinary human family — stress. Happy holidays? For whom? But then when I least expect it something will happen...
ARTifacts 12/4/08 (12/04/08)
Sikeston homes on display SIKESTON, Mo. -- The sixth annual Sikeston Christmas Home Tour includes three homes and the Sikeston Depot with 15 originals oil paintings from Billyo O'Donnell's "Painting Missouri" book. Tickets for the tour are $10 and are available at The Flower Patch, Garden Lane Nursery and the Depot Museum. ...
Catching up with Larry the Cable Guy (12/04/08)
When you hear Larry the Cable Guy's voice over the telephone line, you instantly pick up on it. That affected Southern-redneck voice of his -- that sound that launched a thousand "Git-R-Dones" -- has a hint of a nasally Nebraskan tone to it. Yes, Virginia, Larry's a Midwesterner...
'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' hits Paducah's Carson Center for two shows (12/04/08)
PADUCAH, Ky. — This town ain't big enough for the both of them. Two conmen meet on a train bound for a small French Riviera town and soon realize they can't both be successful scam artists in the small town. The stakes are laid: Whoever can scam $50,000 out of a beautiful heiress gets to stay and the other hits the road...
Alan Jackson honored with CMT special (12/04/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A veteran star being saluted by a bunch of hot new ones -- Alan Jackson knows this can be trouble. But in his case, Country Music Television's "CMT Giants: Alan Jackson" at 8 p.m. Saturday doesn't signal a changing of the guard just yet...
Stocks finish higher; analysts think most bad news already priced into market (12/04/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street withstood another stream of bad economic readings Wednesday, closing sharply higher as investors shuttled between pessimism about the recession and hopes that the nation might start seeing relief soon. The major indexes saw big swings throughout the day, but all closed up more than 2 percent, giving the market its second straight advance...
Tom Davis (12/04/08)
McCLURE, Ill. — Tom Davis, 61, of McClure died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Howard and Gladys Victoria Davis. He and Martha Stevens were married April 4, 1969, in Cape Girardeau...
Dale Penny (12/04/08)
Dale Jean Penny, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was a resident of Missouri Veterans Home. He was born June 26, 1927, in Oak Ridge, son of Lee and Lulu Kurre Penny. He first married Pat Brooks. He then married Wilma Skelton July 26, 1955...
Ben Marshall III (12/04/08)
BLODGETT, Mo. — Ben F. "Benny" Marshall III, 81, of Blodgett died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1927, in St. Louis, son of Ben F. and Catherine Mooney Marshall Jr. He and Elizabeth "Betty" Anderson were married Feb. 23, 1952, in Sikeston, Mo...
Raymond Fisher (12/04/08)
DONGOLA, Ill. — Raymond Gene Fisher, 72, of Dongola died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 20, 1936, in Dongola, son of Audie and Jean Fisher. He and Barbara Landis were married in 1957. Fisher was a member of First Baptist Church of Dongola and Operating Engineers Local 318 in Harrisburg, Ill...
Lillian Ritter (12/04/08)
Lillian Wolfe Ritter, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Helena, Ark., daughter of Edward E. and Maggie Lillian Russell Wolfe. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Marianna, Ark., where she spent her childhood through 12th grade...
Ted Dooley (12/04/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — Ted Dooley, 75, of St. Marys, Ga., formerly of Chaffee, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Micola, Mo., son of Roy and Lucy Holdman Dooley. Dooley was a certified lay pastor, completing his studies at Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery in St. ...
Pauline Pursifull (12/04/08)
Pauline Davine Pursifull, 80, of Jackson died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 5, 1928, one of eight children, to Norflake and Lillian Williams Fipps. She had seven siblings: Maxine, Opal, Geraldine, Elba, Mavis, Geneva and Glenn...
Births 12/4/08 (12/04/08)
Dickens Twin daughters to Kyle Edward Dickens and Julie Suzanne Gebhardt of Perryville, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. Alyssa Leeanne was born at 10:05 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces. Kylea Taylor-Anne was born at 10:07 p.m. ...
Fire report 12/4/08 (12/04/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: n At 8:34 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of South Pacific Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n At 12:43 a.m., emergency medical service at 3100 Bloomfield Road...
Police report 12/4/08 (12/04/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Trey C. Miller, 18, 3418 Glenview Drive, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court for failure to pay a fine for violating a steady signal...
Out of the past 12/04/2008 (12/04/08)
25 years ago: Dec. 4, 1983 Bishop Bernard F. Law will mark his 10th anniversary as bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese on Monday; a Mass of Thanksgiving will be offered in the evening, and a reception will follow which will be open to the public...
Correction 12/04/2008 (12/04/08)
A calendar item in today's SE Live should have listed the 13th Annual Sounds of the Season concert as happening at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cape Bible Chapel.The Southeast Missourian regrets the error. ...
Oh Christmas Tree, you're worth it (12/04/08)
Oh, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Stop laughing; I'm serious! I love Christmas and everything that comes with it. Call me crazy. Call me childish. Just call me in the Christmas spirit. Aside from buying the perfect presents for people, the tree has to be my favorite part. ...
Correction (12/04/08)
Monday's editorial "Tobacco money" said Missouri was among the states that had "traded future payments from the tobacco settlement for up-front cash to balance tight budgets during some lean years." The Missouri Legislature in 2002 authorized the securitization of some of the proceeds from the national tobacco settlement to fund bonds, but no bonds were issued, and the authority was repealed in 2003...
Cold season (12/04/08)
For all the medical news about amazing breakthroughs and encouraging trends, the biggest health topic at this time of the year is what to do about the common cold. While flu vaccines ward off the most likely strains of influenza virus. cold germs are around us -- and on us -- most of the time. Preventing those germs from turning into a full-blown cold isn't always possible, but doing what your mother told you to do when you were growing up is still sound medical advice...
Speak Out 12/4/08 (12/04/08)
Spectacular lights WE JUST took a tour of the Christmas lights at Cape County Park. It was spectacular. Thanks to all who participated. It was well worth the trip. Stop the whining FOR EIGHT years, we have watched as our country became mired in unimaginable debt as the price of gas skyrocketed while the price of groceries and other necessities followed suit. ...
Taizé Prayer Service (12/04/08)
Taizé Prayer Service The Taizé community is an international ecumenical community located near the small village of Taizé outside Cluny in the Burgundy region of France. Founded in 1940 by Brother Roger, who brought together brothers from all over the world, the community has long been committed to promoting and praying for reconciliation, peace, and unity...
HELIX Rocks Christmas (Album Review) (12/04/08)
Well today we put up the old Christmas Tree here at The Nasty homestead. Did it along with the new Helix album "A Heavy Metal Christmas". Gotta say I love the new cd. I'm a big fan of rock Christmas albums and the band Helix, so this is a real treat for me. ...
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