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Stories from Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Southeast Missouri in line for $64 million in transportation funds (03/10/09)
Southeast Missouri could receive up to $64 million in road and port improvements if a proposed list of economic stimulus projects is adopted without changes. The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking input on how to spend the state’s $525 million transportation allocation from the $787 billion federal economic stimulus bill. MoDOT was set to hold a public briefing on stimulus fund spending at 6 p.m. tonight at the District 10 office at 2675 N. Main St. in Sikeston...
Severe thunderstorm warning (03/10/09)
PADACUH, Ky. -- A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for northeastern Scott County, Alexander, Pulaski and Union counties in Southern Illinois until 10:30 p.m. The National Weather Service office in Padacuh, Ky. issued a statement on the storm that said it is moving from Benton at 55 miles and hour and delivering winds in excess of 60 miles an hour.The line of storms will affect most counties in the Bootheel area, causing some ponding of water on the streets, causing a traffic hazard.. ...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (03/10/09)
A Cape Girardeau man received significant prison time on Monday when he was sentenced to 8 years in prison in connection with the molestation of a 5-year-old girl.Micheal Brian Hinman, 29, of 224 F Fort St., was sentenced in a county court Monday. ...
Questions and answers: Students back up hypotheses with research at science fair (03/10/09)
Which chewing gum's flavor lasts the longest? Is yawning contagious? Which brand of pizza is greasiest? And which antacid works the best? Hundreds of students, grades seven to 12, set out to answer these and other questions Tuesday for the Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair. Regardless of the subject, each student backed up a hypothesis with hours of research and experiments in preparation for this day...
Jackson officials question MoDOT priorities for spending stimulus money (03/10/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jackson city leaders felt left out Tuesday as they listened to Mark Shelton, District 10 engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation, explain how federal stimulus funds for road projects will be spent in Southeast Missouri...
Fire partially destroys home near Shawneetown (03/10/09)
A blaze partially destroyed a North Cape Girardeau County home Tuesday that was over 100 years old. The fire occurred shortly before 5 p.m., in the 300 block of County Road 514 in Shawneetown. Early reports said someone may be trapped in the house, but firefighters who responded to the blaze quickly learned the house was empty, North County firefighters said at the scene...
More details released in weekend stabbing in Sikeston (03/10/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. — More details have become available concerning a weekend stabbing in Sikeston. Karlos Ray Draper, 42, of 226 Westgate in Sikeston, is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with the stabbing of Jeremy West, 21. ...
Texas couple plead guilty to federal drug charges (03/10/09)
A Texas couple pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to possessing methamphetamine with intentions of distributing it after their earlier arrests in Stoddard County. Edward Sanchez, 48, and Tina Christine Esquivel, 46, of Fort Worth, Texas, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine before U.S. ...
Nixon moves forward with expansion of health-care program (03/10/09)
During his campaign for governor in 2008, Jay Nixon argued that Missouri should restore Medicaid eligibility for thousands of adults who lost coverage in 2005. On Monday in Cape Girardeau, Nixon announced that hospitals will help fund a down payment on that promise...
Cape Girardeau County commissioners discuss funding for two projects (03/10/09)
Cape Girardeau County Commissioners met Monday with highway administrator Scott Bechtold to discuss the funding for two road and bridge projects. They approved the motion to grant Bechtold the ability to negotiate an agreement on the bidding, construction engineering and close out of the Route AB Project with with Koehler Engineering and Land Surveying Inc...
Corrections 3/10/09 (03/10/09)
An article in Sunday's newspaper should have said assistance checks for Joshua Kezer should be made payable to Josh C. Kezer and have "Josh Kezer New Life Fund" written in the memo line of the check.A photo caption on Monday's business page should have identified Larry Hall as community bank president of Bank of Missouri in Jackson and Duayne Williams as co-owner of Innovative Idea. The Southeast Missourian regrets the errors.. ...
Crowe named to state autism commission (03/10/09)
Cape Girardeau orthodontist Dr. David Crowe was appointed Monday to the Missouri Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders by Gov. Jay Nixon. Crowe, 57, is the father of Taylor Crowe, who was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. Taylor Crowe is now a college graduate. ...
Traffic violations issued to mother whose daughter died in wreck on Highway 74 (03/10/09)
Minutes after the fatal car crash in which 7-year-old Hailey Dacus suffered fatal injuries, Victoria Dacus fought to save her daughter's life by administering CPR and assisting emergency personnel, Mitch Dacus said Monday. "My wife did a lot of heroic things that day," he said...
School board candidates take part in forum (03/10/09)
Three candidates for the Cape Girardeau School Board tackled district issues in front of a handful of community members Monday night. Luther Bonds was the only non-incumbent at the event while current board members Charles Bertrand and Kyle McDonald defended their seats. The forum included questions submitted from the audience and the candidates provided answers for an hour...
Wagon building a labor of love for Dexter resident (03/10/09)
DEXTER, Mo. — Jerry Brown has built 661 wagons, but don't bother asking him for a blueprint. Brown, 71, began building pack-drawn wagons 25 years ago. The longtime Dexter resident said he has always made them strictly from memory. "People call weekly asking how they can buy a set of plans," Brown said. "I tell them we have no drawn-out plans and they are all in my head...
P&Z commission to look at commercial development rules (03/10/09)
The Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission will continue its journey through the city zoning code Wednesday evening with a discussion of how to overhaul the rules governing commercial development. The city is rewriting zoning ordinances to mesh with a comprehensive plan prepared last year and in anticipation of the completion of long-term plans for central areas of the city as part of the DREAM Initiative. The commission reviewed the first draft of residential codes in February...
Tornado confirmed for Leopold, Gordonville (03/10/09)
LEOPOLD, Mo. — A small tornado — on the enhanced Fujita scale it ranked 1 — was confirmed by National Weather Service investigators Monday. The twister struck just after noon Sunday, damaging two buildings on Pat Peter's property just outside of Leopold, three miles south of Marble Hill, Mo., and moved to one mile north of Dutchtown. ...
Jackson awards contract for road project (03/10/09)
The way is being paved for a road extension project in Jackson. At its regular meeting last week, the Jackson Board of Aldermen awarded a $472,345 contract for the Old Orchard Road extension project. Rodney Bollinger, Jackson public works director and project manager, said they accepted the lowest bid of five, which was from Jokerst Inc. of Ste. Genevieve, Mo...
Flood gates, sandbagging along the Mississippi (03/10/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Several communities in Missouri are going through an all-too-common springtime ritual -- preparing to fight back rising rivers. The Mississippi River is now expected to crest 5 to 6 feet above flood stage later this week at several Missouri towns north of St. Louis. Other rivers like the Grand, Chariton and Fabius also are flooding...
Heavy rain prompts flood concerns in Midwest (03/10/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Just nine months after major floods ravaged parts of the Midwest, strong weekend storms are causing rivers to swell again and raising new high water concerns. The latest flooding isn't expected to reach anywhere near 2008 levels, but it's enough to leave flood watchers nervous, especially near the neighboring Iowa communities of Wapello and Oakville, where a levee broken nine months ago hasn't been repaired...
Kansas City Star expects to lay off 150 employees (03/10/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Star expects to lay off 150 employees as its parent company, The McClatchy Co., looks to shed about 1,600 full-time jobs. The Star is reporting on its website that publisher Mark Zieman told employees of the plans in a memo Monday morning. The cuts represent about 15 percent of The Star's work force and corresponds with a 15 percent reduction McClatchy announced earlier Monday...
Church killing suspect had 'death day' (03/10/09)
MARYVILLE, Ill. -- The man charged with gunning down a pastor mid-sermon then stabbing two congregants referred to Sunday as "death day" on a planner found in his home and carried enough ammunition to kill 30 people, a prosecutor said Monday. Madison County State's Attorney William Mudge did not know how the reference was entered in alleged gunman Terry J. Sedlacek's day planner, only that it singled out Sunday as "death day."...
Animals seized in Missouri raid go to welfare groups (03/10/09)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- A Newton County judge has awarded custody of more than 200 dogs, a cat and a Bengal tiger to two different animal welfare groups. The animals were taken last month from dog breeder Margaret Jewel Bond during a raid at her property near the southwest Missouri town of Seneca...
Fair Grove, Mo., elementary school in session despite storm damage (03/10/09)
FAIR GROVE, Mo. -- Even though powerful winds blew the 6-month-old roof off a southwest Missouri school, classes are being held anyway. Storm winds roared through the area at around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, lifting the roof off Fair Grove Elementary and blowing pieces of it onto nearby trailers. The National Weather Service says the damage was caused by straight line winds of 85 mph...
Blagojevich aide, Cubs deal consultant talk 'opportunities' (03/10/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A sports consultant helping Tribune Co. with a potential Wrigley Field sale wrote an e-mail to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's top aide that said the results of the presidential election had put "the opportunities we discussed" in front of Blagojevich, The Associated Press has learned...
Steelman attacks earmarks, angles for Mo. Senate (03/10/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman is attacking federal earmark spending as she gears up for a potential U.S. Senate campaign. Congressman Roy Blunt is the only Republican so far to declare his candidacy to succeed Sen. Kit Bond in 2010. But Steelman has said she is leaning toward running...
St. Louis cleric stripped of status (03/10/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A priest who defied his Roman Catholic bishop in 2005 to become pastor of a St. Louis parish at odds with the archdiocese was stripped of his priesthood. Bozek said he was read the formal pronouncement in Springfield late Monday but that he learned the Vatican issued the decision Jan. 31...
Even in recession, some companies are hiring (03/10/09)
Help wanted: pharmacists, engineers and nurses. Believe it or not, even some banks are hiring, at least for their technology teams. While the recession has claimed 4.4 million jobs, the economy has created others, many of them for highly trained and specialized professionals. More than 2 million jobs openings now exist across a range of industries, according to government data...
Obama opens door for new stem-cell work (03/10/09)
WASHINGTON -- From tiny embryonic cells to the large-scale physics of global warming, President Obama urged researchers Monday to follow science and not ideology as he abolished contentious Bush-era restraints on stem-cell research. "Our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values," Obama said as he signed documents changing U.S. science policy and removing what some researchers have said were shackles on their work...
No membership needed: Utah bars to open to public (03/10/09)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Getting into a bar in Utah is about to become a lot easier. Gov. Jon Huntsman and state House and Senate leaders agreed Monday to eliminate the state's much-criticized private club system, which requires someone to fill out an application and pay a fee for the right to enter a bar unless he or she is the guest of a member...
Hurricane Ike may have uncovered 1860s shipwreck (03/10/09)
GALVESTON, Texas -- Experts know of about a dozen Civil War-era shipwrecks off the Texas coast. They might have just identified another. Contractors searching for debris from Hurricane Ike near Galveston Island took a sonar scan of what the Texas Historical Commission believes is a previously undiscovered ship carrying cotton that sank in 1864...
Research: Minorities pay higher end-of-life costs (03/10/09)
CHICAGO -- New research shows dying blacks and Hispanics have much steeper treatment costs than whites, evidence that racial health-care until death. It's not that minorities are being charged more than whites. It's that they tend to get more costly, intensive treatments including feeding tubes and other invasive medical procedures near death...
Ag secretary: U.S. should boost ethanol blend in gasoline sooner not later (03/10/09)
WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the government should move quickly to increase the amount of ethanol allowed in gasoline. Ethanol producers asked the Environmental Protection Agency last week to increase the amount of ethanol that refiners can blend with gasoline from a maximum of 10 percent to 15 percent, which could boost the demand for the renewable fuel additive by as much as 6 billion gallons a year. ...
Stocks falter after early gains (03/10/09)
NEW YORK -- Investors fixated on the faltering economy brushed off the type of merger news that normally starts rallies. Wall Street closed down more than 1 percent Monday as uneasiness about the economy eclipsed a bounce in troubled financial stocks and news of a big drug company merger. Stocks rose in the early going but eventually turned lower in a now familiar pattern where short-lived bursts of optimism give way to concerns about the country's economic woes...
North Korea puts troops on alert, cuts line to South (03/10/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea put its troops on alert and cut the last hot line to Seoul on Monday as the American and South Korean militaries began joint maneuvers. The communist regime warned that even the slightest provocation could trigger war...
Shakespeare portrait may be only one from lifetime (03/10/09)
LONDON -- A centuries-old portrait unveiled Monday of a dark-eyed, handsome man in Elizabethan finery may be the only portrait of William Shakespeare painted during his lifetime, experts say. That would make it the sole source of knowledge of what the man looked like, but they can't be certain...
Angry chimp shows ability to plan (03/10/09)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A chimpanzee who calmly collected a stash of rocks and then hurled them at zoo visitors in fits of rage has shown the animals can plan ahead just like humans, a study said Monday. Santino the chimpanzee's behavior surprised visitors and keepers at the Furuvik Zoo but fascinated researchers because it was so carefully prepared...
China ups security on eve of key Tibet anniversary (03/10/09)
KANGDING, China -- Authorities closed the last window into a Tibetan region in western China on Monday, tightening its security cordon on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the failed uprising that sent the Dalai Lama into exile. Beijing is trying to head off trouble today, which marks the start of the 1959 abortive Tibetan revolt against Chinese rule. ...
North Korea reopens hot line, border (03/10/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea agreed Tuesday to allow South Koreans working in a joint industrial zone in North Korea to cross the border after Pyongyang's move to cut the last military hot line to Seoul left hundreds stranded overnight, officials said...
Cape Girardeau man sentenced to 8 years for child molestation (03/10/09)
A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced to 8 years in prison on a child molestation conviction Monday, according to a news release sent out this morning by Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle.Micheal Brian Hinman, 29, of 224 F Fort St., had earlier pleaded guilty to fondling the genitals of a 5-year-old girl, according to the news release. ...
Stern voices optimism about future of league (03/10/09)
WASHINGTON — Commissioner David Stern says the NBA and union might have to make "some adjustments" to the labor contract when it expires in two years, but he foresees no "doomsday scenario" for the league because of the current economic crisis...
Delta girls try to shake long layoff (03/10/09)
Delta first-year coach Mark Verticchio is a little concerned that his team has not played a game in almost two weeks as it heads into today's Class 1 sectional against Tuscumbia. Delta did not participate in a district tournament because the only other team in its district, Scott County Central, canceled its season due to a lack of players...
Braves look to improve game in sectional (03/10/09)
Right after Ronnie Cookson's Scott County Central team breezed to the Class 1 District 3 title by outscoring its two district opponents 159-90, the legendary coach -- who has led 12 Braves teams to state championships -- gave his typical response when asked what areas his boys needed to improve on in the sectional round...
North Carolina reclaims No. 1 in poll (03/10/09)
North Carolina edged Pittsburgh for No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll Monday in one of the closest votes ever. The Tar Heels (27-3), who were an unanimous No. 1 in the preseason poll and for the first seven weeks of the season, moved up one place to reclaim the top spot after beating Duke on Sunday to win the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title...
Southeast will announce new men's basketball coach Thursday (03/10/09)
New Southeast Missouri State athletic director John Shafer really is going it alone. Shafer will introduce the new men's basketball coach 2 p.m. Thursday in a news conference at the Show Me Center, the university announced Monday afternoon in a news release...
Redhawks drop pair of matches (03/10/09)
The Southeast Missouri State tennis team enjoyed little success in its two matches Sunday. The Redhawks dropped a 7-0 decision to Jacksonville State and a 7-0 decision to Memphis on Sunday. Elise Nattier was the lone Redhawks player to win a game during singles matches against Memphis. She lost to Marjorie Ondeck 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles...
Martin's luck is all bad (03/10/09)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Mark Martin didn't have bad luck, he probably wouldn't have any luck at all. He's learned that the hard way over his 27 years at NASCAR's top level. There have been four runner-up championship finishes and a myriad of small disasters on a resume that most likely will still go down as one of the greatest in series history...
Bonus baby tops the A's' list (03/10/09)
PHOENIX -- Michael Ynoa has the confidence to go along with his contract. After the 17-year-old right-hander went through his first workout on U.S. soil since the Athletics gave him an eye-popping $4.25-million signing bonus in July, he set an optimistic timeline for reaching the majors...
Health calendar 3/10/09 (03/10/09)
Today Sibling class The class includes coaching for children ages 3 to 6 on the birthing process, holding infants, toy safety and being a good sibling. When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Call 877-231-2229 to verify location...
Wee bit o' drinking: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in moderation (03/10/09)
Plans to celebrate St. Patrick's Day should include plenty of alcohol-free diversions, according to Donna Jenkins, a mental health counselor with the Community Counseling Center in Cape Girardeau. The point of such social celebrations as St. Patrick's Day, she said, "is going out and enjoying the company that you are keeping."...
Live like life depends on it (03/10/09)
In times like these, we look to many sources for comfort, for hope. Many look to their faith or their families, many are looking to our young president to give us the "audacity of hope," and some of us -- like me -- start looking at the easy sentiments of greeting cards. Don't be shocked: extraordinary times require extraordinary measures...
Potter book sells for $19,120 (03/10/09)
DALLAS -- A softcover copy of the first Harry Potter book has sold for more than $19,000, according to a Dallas auction house. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was one of only 200 copies from the first printing issued with illustrated wrappers by London publisher Bloomsbury. The 1997 work about the boy wizard was published in the United States as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and includes an illustrated card signed by author J. K. Rowling...
Phish fans lose $1.2 million in drugs (03/10/09)
HAMPTON, Va. -- Some Phish fans are leaving Hampton a little lighter than when they arrived for the band's weekend reunion. Police said Monday they confiscated about $1.2 million in illegal drugs and more than $68,000 in cash from concertgoers. Authorities also arrested 194 fans during the celebration of the band's return to the stage after a nearly five-year hiatus...
Edward Muegge (03/10/09)
Edward Muegge Edward A. Muegge, 69, of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Florissant, Mo., died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1940, in Quincy, Ill., son of Edward W. and Rose Anerino Muegge. He married Mary "Kathy" Edler. Survivors include his wife; a son, Andrew Muegge of Hazelwood, Mo.; three daughters, Susan Grover of St. Charles, Mo., Lynda Seabaugh of Jackson, Nancy Phillips of Wentzville, Mo.; and seven grandchildren...
Lynn Hey (03/10/09)
Lynn Hey Lynn LeRoy Hey, 91, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Feb. 2, 1918, in Dearing, Kan., the third of five children to Roy and Ethel Hey. The family moved to Coffeyville, Kan., where he was educated at McKinley Grade School and Coffeyville High School. He and Edna Chaney were married Oct. 22, 1938, and together they enjoyed outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing and golf...
Alex Cantrell (03/10/09)
Alex Cantrell Alex E. Cantrell, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Leoma, Tenn., son of A.J. and Lura Messer Cantrell. Cantrell owned and operated Alex E. Cantrell Insurance Agency and also farmed many years. He retired at age 50 and moved to Clearwater, Fla. He was a member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau...
Mary Robinson (03/10/09)
Mary Robinson PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary E. Robinson, 75, of Perryville died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born June 13, 1933, at Apple Creek, Mo., daughter of William J. and Clara Trapp Ponder. She and Bernard Robinson were married June 30, 1951, at Apple Creek. He preceded her in death Jan. 18, 2002...
Joy Baker (03/10/09)
Joy Baker CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Joy H.C. Shell Baker, 99, passed away at the Chaffee Nursing Center on Monday, March 9, 2009. Joy was born Oct. 4, 1909, to Frederick B. and Amanda Meyer Shell at Hahn Community in Bollinger County. She married Raymond Shell on May 1, 1926, and he died May 1930. She then married Charles A. Baker on Sept. 21, 1934, and he died April 12, 1986...
Aurelia Thieret (03/10/09)
Aurelia Thieret PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Aurelia "Butch" Thieret, 69, of Perryville died Monday, March 9, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 30, 1939 in Perry County, Mo., daughter of the late Alfred I. and Rosed M. (Wagner) Sauer. Thieret was a retired secretary of the United Methodist Church in Perryville. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Sereno, Mo., Missouri Extension and Good Sams Camping Club...
Helen Burton (03/10/09)
Helen Burton MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Helen Marie Burton, 78, of Marble Hill passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 21, 1930, daughter of Melvin Roscoe and Thelma Faye Fox Stratton. She and Deuel Burton were married Nov. 5, 1948. He passed away April 17, 1999...
Rosetta Mattox (03/10/09)
Rosetta Mattox SIKESTON, Mo. -- Rosetta Mattox, 82, of Sikeston died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. She was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Huntington, W.Va., daughter of Charlie and Hazel Prater Ferguson. She and Clifford J. Mattox were married in 1950. He died Oct. 24, 2000...
Birth 3/10/09 (03/10/09)
Hagedorn Son to Ryan Matthew and Amy Michelle Hagedorn of Lake St. Louis, Mo., 2:42 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. Name, Jacob Matthew. Weight, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Hagedorn is the former Amy Malkowski, daughter of Joseph and Debbie Malkowski of Florissant, Mo. She is a kindergarten teacher. Hagedorn is the son of Richard and Doris Hagedorn of Cape Girardeau. He is an airline pilot...
Police report 3/10/09 (03/10/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Dustin W. Parmer, 24, 957 W. Independence St., Jackson, was arrested on a Reynolds County warrant for failure to appear for receiving stolen property...
Fire report 3/10/09 (03/10/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n At 5:29 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of William Street. n At 8:15 p.m., alarm sounding in the 2800 block of Bloomfield Road. n At 10:45 p.m., box alarm canceled en route to South Sprigg Street and South Kingshighway...
In Federal Court: Roberto Carlos Albarado-Martinez (03/10/09)
Name: Roberto Carlos Albarado-Martinez Age: 29 Residence: Mexico Summary: Albarado-Martinez pleaded guilty March 6 to a federal felony charge of re-entry into the United States without Attorney General's permission. Albarado-Martinez faces a maximum two years' imprisonment or a $250,000 fine, or both. Sentencing was set for 11 a.m. April 1 in Cape Girardeau...
Out of the past 3/10/09 (03/10/09)
25 years ago: March 10, 1984 The commissioner of the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association says his office is investigating an incident in which Southeast Missouri State University basketball coach Ron Shumate threw a folding chair during a game against Northwest Missouri State a week ago...
Burglar-proofing your home with Bert and Ernie (03/10/09)
By Brad Hollerbach I was discussing the bout of break-ins occurring throughout the city with my friends Bert and Ernie. That's not their real names, in case you were wondering. Bert is convinced his neighbors are behind the crime spree. "Look," he said pointing to the map I created for a previous blog that plotted all the reported break-ins since Jan. 1...
Artful delights at SEMO (03/10/09)
The Southeast Missouri State University symphony orchestra, under the direction of Sara Edgerton, again gave an almost sold-out audience an evening of musical excitement last week. This, coupled with the exceptional narration of the "Lincoln Symphony" by Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, acknowledged by a longstanding ovation, helped us to briefly escape some of the recent economic news of the day...
Pay for the Pups still needs more donations (03/10/09)
The fundraising effort to pay for two new police dogs still needs community support in the form of donations. The cost of replacing the Cape Girardeau Police Department's dogs will be about $24,000, with $12,000 already donated by the Cape Girardeau Kiwanis Club and $1,800 raised so far by the Pay for the Pups campaign, which has been underway for two months...
Speak Out 3/10/09 (03/10/09)
Down the path I just read an interesting article by a Russian professor predicting the breakup of the United States within the next two years. This scenario isn't too far fetched. Both coasts are so far left socially that here in the Midwest they are viewed as morally reprehensible, so much so that few here even want to vacation there anymore. ...
Prayer 3/10/09 (03/10/09)
Lift us up, O God, and help us to aspired to do great and wonderful things. Amen.
~* HAPPY BIRTHDAY *~ (03/10/09)
It was time to celebrate a few birthdays down at the Cape Area Family Resource Center. Birthday's of the children attending our after school program. Snack were graciously donated by The St. Vincent De Paul Friday Morning Woman's Bible Study group. THANK YOU ladies for making our celebration a sweet treat for all to enjoy...
USS RED ROVER [1862-1865] (03/10/09)
USS RED ROVER' A 625 TON SIDE WHEEL RIVER STEAMER' BUILT FOR COMMERICAL USE AT CAPE GIRARDEAU MISSOURI' IN 1879.. SHE WAS CAPTURED ON APRIL 7TH 1862 AT ISLAND NUMBER TEN BY THE USS MOUND CITY. FOLLOWING REPAIRS SHE WAS PLACED IN SERVICE AS A HOSPITAL SHIP FOR THE U.S. ...
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