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Police arrest two in heroin bust (12/13/08)
Cape Girardeau police confiscated about $184,00 worth of heroin and marijuana on Saturday when they arrested a former Cape Girardeau resident. The arrest was part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the police department...
MoDOT to improve striping on William and Kingshighway this weekend (12/13/08)
The complaints about hard-to-see lines on William Street and Kingshighway have reached the right people. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will begin a striping project on the two streets tonight. William Street between Siemers Drive and Kingshighway will be reduced to one lane as a safety measure during the work, scheduled to start at 9 p.m. and finish at 6 a.m. Sunday...
Like family: Three-legged dog brings happiness to seniors, others at Cape Girardeau facility (12/13/08)
Golden retriever Tripod has only three legs but he doesn't seem to mind. He spends his days running to fetch toys, greeting visitors with endless joy and entertaining the 37 residents at Capetown Assisted Living in Cape Girardeau. "I believe that he doesn't know he has a disability," said Capetown co-activity director Marlya Simmons of the 3-year-old canine. "He's not like most dogs. He's been such a blessing."...
Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge turns 5 (12/13/08)
On a cold, windy day five years ago today, thousands of people gathered on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge to celebrate Cape Girardeau's new connection to the east. The 1,050-foot cable-stay span over the Mississippi River had been on the city's wish list for years, and the project finally got off the ground when a design firm was selected in 1992. ...
Regents OK fee increases at Southeast (12/13/08)
Fees are rising at Southeast Missouri State University. Next year, students will pay more to live and eat on campus and for technology, books and opening week orientation. Members of the board of regents approved Friday the increases, which are attributed to inflation and the fact many of the service fees were set years ago...
I-64 shutdown moved up due to weather (12/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The yearlong shutdown of a stretch of Interstate 64 in St. Louis is going to start a little early. The Missouri Department of Transportation announced the change on Friday. MoDOT now plans to close I-64 from Interstate 170 east to Kingshighway starting at 7 a.m. today...
Nixon pledges to bid Mo. fee offices (12/13/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic governor-elect Jay Nixon said Friday he will require all 183 local license offices to be competitively bid, ending a political patronage plum that Republican Gov. Matt Blunt has started to phase out. Local fee offices allow Missourians to renew driver's licenses and motor vehicle registrations without coming to Jefferson City. ...
KC may criminalize feeding Canada geese in parks (12/13/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City may outlaw feeding Canada geese in city parks, a practice that officials say results in a bigger buildup of goose poop on sidewalks and trails. A proposed ordinance introduced Thursday sets a maximum $500 fine and a jail sentence of up to 6 months for feeding geese that crowd into parks. Chunks of bread and other treats entice more of the big birds to stay around for more, which creates an even worse mess...
SIU, historic group reach settlement (12/13/08)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and the Ulysses S. Grant Association are parting ways, meaning a historic collection of papers is going to Mississippi. The school and the nonprofit group say they've reached a deal in a legal dispute over Civil War materials collected in Carbondale by the late history professor John Simon...
St. Louisan uses circus training to unify children (12/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- When looking for a way to bring together children of different races, religions and financial means, most people don't think of juggling, tumbling and aerial acts as their "go-to" tools. Jessica Hentoff does. Hentoff, 53, is the executive and artistic director of a circus school run out of the City Museum in St. Louis. She brings together children who normally wouldn't cross paths and unifies them through circus training and performances...
Illinois attorney general asks high court to declare Gov. Blagojevich unfit (12/13/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- In an unprecedented move, the Illinois attorney general asked the state's highest court Friday to strip scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his powers. Lisa Madigan took the action as pressure on the governor intensified to step down and lawmakers considered impeachment. And the fallout over the scandal continued Friday as the governor's chief of staff resigned; John Harris was arrested along with the governor Tuesday...
White House promises last-ditch action to rescue automakers (12/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- With Congress gridlocked and the economy floundering, the Bush administration declared Friday it would step in to prevent the "precipitous collapse" of the U.S. auto industry and the disastrous loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs sure to follow...
Northeast ice storm leaves 1.25M with no power (12/13/08)
CONCORD, N.H. -- An ice storm to compare with some of the Northeast's worst made a mess of the region Friday, leaving 1.25 million homes and businesses in seven states without power as it forced schools to close and toppled ice-laden trees and power lines onto slippery roads...
GM to temporarily close 20 plants, slash output (12/13/08)
NEW YORK -- General Motors Corp. said Friday it will temporarily close 20 factories across North America and make sweeping cuts to its vehicle production as it tries to adjust to dramatically weaker automobile demand. GM said it will cut 250,000 vehicles from its production schedule for the first quarter of 2009, which includes a cut of 60,000 vehicles announced last week. Normal production would be around 750,000 cars and trucks for the quarter, spokesman Tony Sapienza said...
Week of Greek rioting taps into wider discontent (12/13/08)
ATHENS, Greece -- Protesters took to the streets of Athens for the seventh consecutive day Friday, vowing to maintain pressure on the government with both peaceful demonstrations and violent clashes that left one police officer engulfed in flames. Youths pelted riot police with rocks and firebombs. One officer flailed, covered in blazing gasoline, as his colleagues rushed to extinguish him. He was ultimately unhurt...
Jackson defeats Central in consolation final (12/13/08)
SIKESTON -- After Jackson allowed Central to claw back into the game, the Indians hit their free throws down the stretch Friday at the SEMO Conference tournament. The Indians hit 12 of their 14 attempts over the final 4 minutes, 49 seconds of the fourth quarter to close out the 55-43 victory...
ND falters in third-place game (12/13/08)
SIKESTON ??-- Notre Dame's shooting disappeared in the second half. The Bulldogs built a 30-26 lead on Poplar Bluff after the first two quarters, but Notre Dame couldn't buy a basket after the intermission at the SEMO Conference boys basketball tournament Friday...
Leopold stays perfect with victory against Meadow Heights (12/13/08)
The Leopold basketball team stayed unbeaten as it defeated Meadow Heights for a second time this season Friday, winning 73-46 at home. Dustin Thiele and Darren VanGennip netted 20 points apiece, and Larry Nussbaum tallied 16 as the Wildcats improved to 5-0. Leopold also defeated Meadow Heights in the championship game of the Woodland tournament...
Waddell promises energy, vision (12/13/08)
Michael Waddell said he will bring high energy and out-of-the-box ideas to the Southeast Missouri State athletic program. In fact, after his public forum as part of his finalist interview process Friday, it didn't take him long to identify what would be his first order of business and a project name to tackle it...
Ishee returns home as visitor (12/13/08)
John Ishee is proof that you can go home again. At least for a couple of days. Ishee, Southeast Missouri State's third-year women's basketball coach, will be in familiar territory today when the Redhawks play Southern Mississippi. Both teams are 4-4 entering the 4 p.m. tipoff in Hattiesburg, Miss...
Area Catholic churches schedule tour Sunday after Christmas (12/13/08)
Area Catholic churches have expanded this year's Christmas season. The 2008 Catholic church tour, scheduled for the Sunday after Christmas, features examples of gothic, modified gothic, renaissance, Romanesque architecture and even an old log church...
Enjoy the journey on a path illuminated by God (12/13/08)
The Christmas lights are glimmering throughout neighborhoods, parks and businesses, drawing out "oohs" and "ahs" from children and those willing to release their inner child. One of my favorite Christmas decorations are luminarias. There is just something spectacular about the simplicity of a weighted brown paper sack and the golden glow from the light within. ...
Religion calendar 12/13/08 (12/13/08)
HOLIDAY EVENTS "From Humbug to Hallelujah" Bethel Assembly of God performs a musical comedy that brings the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge to life, with a twist. When: 6 p.m. today and Sunday Where: 205 Caruthers Road, Jackson Handbell concert...
Accepting the idea of god as man (12/13/08)
A habit of mine is to watch "Prime Minister's Question Time" on Wednesday mornings. C-Span carries the proceedings of this weekly ritual of the British House of Commons live at 6 a.m. It is enjoyable to watch the give-and-take between the prime minister and the leader of the opposition party. ...
Bailout dead, automakers in search of a lifeline (12/13/08)
WASHINGTON — Their efforts in Congress squashed, U.S. automakers are depending upon a reluctant White House to quickly provide a multibillion lifeline to help them avoid imminent collapse. General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, which have said they could run out of cash within weeks, have few options left after the dramatic defeat in the Senate of a $14 billion bailout for the domestic auto industry...
Ex-Nasdaq chairman arrested on fraud charge in New York City (12/13/08)
NEW YORK -- A Wall Street powerbroker for nearly 50 years who built an influential firm has confessed to a massive fraud scheme that will cost investors at least $50 billion, federal authorities say. Bernard L. Madoff, 70, facing a single count of securities fraud, declined to speak with reporters after a federal magistrate judge in U.S. District Court in Manhattan ordered him released Thursday night on $10 million bail...
Jessie Hill (12/13/08)
Jessie Hill CAIRO, Ill. -- Jessie Hill, 57, of Cairo died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in Chester, Ill. Visitation will be from noon to service time Tuesday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Debra Johnson-Spillers officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds...
Michelle Blumenthal (12/13/08)
Michelle Blumenthal ST. LOUIS -- Michelle Marie Blumenthal, 20, of St. Louis passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. She was born July 11, 1988, in St. Louis, to Mike and Alice McSpadden Blumenthal. Michelle was a 2007 graduate of Hancock Place High School in St. Louis County and was employed at the bookstore at St. Louis Community College in Kirkwood...
David Kinder (12/13/08)
David Kinder David Drew Kinder, 62, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, son of Andrew and Alma LaGrand Kinder. David worked alongside his father for years at their family-owned business, formerly known as Kinder Meats and Deli, which was established in 1935. ...
Fred Golightly (12/13/08)
Fred Golightly CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Fred R. Golightly, 58, formerly of Chaffee, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, in Laredo, Texas. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Kathleen Shelton (12/13/08)
Kathleen Shelton SIKESTON, Mo. -- Kathleen Pearl Shelton, 75, of Chaffee, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born June 27, 1933, in Crump, daughter of Spencer and Eugie May Wilkinson Reynolds. She and Allen Shelton were married Sept. 3, 1979...
James Fortner Jr. (12/13/08)
James Fortner Jr. James "Rush" Fortner Jr., 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born Jan. 10, 1920, in Shirley, Ark., son of James R. and Berta Bradbury Fortner. He and Mary O. Rayburn were married Feb. 28, 1948, in Malden, Mo...
Betty Farrow (12/13/08)
Betty Farrow Betty Ann Farrow, 79, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Monticello House in Jackson. She had been a resident of various local nursing homes since 1996. She was born April 14, 1929, in St. Louis to Joseph W. "Joe" and Charlotte Dahill Masterson. ...
Russell Kirkpatrick (12/13/08)
Russell Kirkpatrick GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Russell "Pete" Kirkpatrick, 67, of Glenallen died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 8, 1941, at Glenallen, son of Joseph William and Viola Slinkard Kirkpatrick. He first married Sandy Stephens on Sept. 8, 1963. He later married Zola Mae Miller on April 16, 1981. She died Nov. 11, 1998...
Edward Oehlert (12/13/08)
Edward Oehlert STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Edward F. Oehlert, 72, of Ste. Genevieve died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Des Peres, Mo. He was born Dec. 9, 1936, in Altenburg, Mo., son of George C. and Lena M. Hemmann Oehlert. Survivors include a son, Larry Oehlert of Drummonds, Tenn.; four daughters, Diane Cain of Atoka, Tenn., Judith Counts of Ste. ...
Ada Owens (12/13/08)
Ada Owens MARQUAND, Mo. -- Ada Marie Owens, 80, of Marquand died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington, Mo. She was born Sept. 19, 1928, in Golden, Okla., daughter of Walter and Rosie Littrell Endicott. She and Rayburn Owens were married April 29, 1950, in Reno, Ark...
Births 12/13/08 (12/13/08)
Ricketts Son to Travis Lynn Ricketts and Tanya Lynn Atchison of Marble Hill, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008. Name, Tristan William. Weight, 10 pounds, 6 ounces. Ms. Atchison is the daughter of Patricia Atchison and Ray Atchison of Marble Hill. She is employed at Cape Auto Sales. Ricketts is the son of Patti Ricketts and Billie Ricketts of Marble Hill. He is a construction worker...
Police report 12/13/08 (12/13/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Dustin J. Wondrick, 20, 1122 Big Bend Road, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for probation violation. n Emory I. Hayes, 30, of Florissant, Mo., was arrested on a Cape Girar­deau warrant for failure to appear for suspended operator's license...
Fire report 12/13/08 (12/13/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Thursday. n At 10:24 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of Clark Avenue. n At 11:36 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Pearl Street. n At 3:26 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Weissinger Street...
Out of the past 12/13/08 (12/13/08)
25 years ago: Dec. 13, 1983 A capital improvements package for Southeast Missouri State University exceeding $15 million for next fiscal year has been recommended; the two largest items in the package are a multipurpose center and a boiler. A resolution urging the state not to solve its financial problems at the expense of Missouri's schoolchildren is passed by the Cape Girardeau School Board; the action is taken after the school superintendent details the possible implications of a threatened 3 percent withholding from the state's school districts this fiscal year.. ...
Jackson's planning (12/13/08)
Jackson officials have begun the process of updating the city's comprehensive plan. The plan is a tool that helps guide decisions regarding future development. Like most good plans and budgets, these documents are based on expectations and good intentions. They are not set in stone, and they must be flexible enough to accommodate unexpected or unanticipated shifts...
Speak Out 12/13/08 (12/13/08)
Root of the problem WHY DO articles about why schools are experiencing decreasing ACT scores, fewer graduates and increased dropout rates not give the principal cause of these deteriorating results? Why not show the direct relationship between such results and the increased number of children born outside traditional marriages? These children typically lack proper supervision, which results in increased learning difficulties, higher crime rates and greater poverty. ...
Pet of the week (12/13/08)
Penny Lane is our 1 year old tabby cat adopted from the Humane Society. She likes playing with her fake snake and meeting new people.
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