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Authorities discover missing dog from raided Bootheel property (07/02/09)
HAYTI HEIGHTS, Mo. -- A seventh pit bull dog linked to a search warrant at Hayti Heights on Monday was recently recovered, after it disappeared from the property prior to the warrant's execution. "When we went on the property the first day, there was a tan female pit bull that was not present during the warrant," said Erma Page, manager of the Caruthersville Humane Society (CHS). ...
AAA: Fewer people expected to travel for July Fourth weekend (07/02/09)
Despite lower gas prices this year, fewer Missourians are expected to travel during the July Fourth holiday weekend.
Cape Girardeau County seeking $172,000 grant to prevent homelessness (07/02/09)
Cape Girardeau County will apply for almost $172,000 to combat homelessness, part of $12 million set aside statewide from the stimulus bill approved by Congress in February. The money, which can be used to help pay rent, apartment deposits and utility bills, is something the county can't pass up, Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones said Wednesday. ...
Woman rescued from car in pond, then charged with stealing it (07/02/09)
Cape police's newest canine starts work next week (07/02/09)
Cape Girardeau's newest police department hire will patrol the streets in about a week when Reno, a 16-month-old German shepherd, replaces Bolo as the canine partner of officer Roy Rahn. Bolo finished a seven-year career with the police department in May when, on his final day of service, he assisted in the capture of a man accused of forcible sodomy and second-degree robbery. Since then, Bolo has resided with Rahn and his family, where he will remain, Rahn said...
Jackson's comprehensive plan includes options for improving traffic flow on U.S. 61 (07/02/09)
The draft of the Jackson comprehensive city plan includes three proposals for solving traffic-flow problems in the S-bend of U.S. 61 in uptown Jackson. About 25 people attended a community workshop Tuesday evening at Jackson City Hall to provide input on the city's comprehensive plan update. The update will establish a 10-year vision for Jackson...
Search continues for missing Dexter man (07/02/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter man has been missing since Sunday at 4:30 p.m. from a campground in Wayne County. Search and rescue workers were scouring the Hidden Valley Campground area Tuesday afternoon in an effort to find Robert Peters, 43.
Sikeston signs agreement with minority community leaders (07/02/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- An agreement between the city's government and representatives of the city's black community will improve communications and community relations, according to city officials.
Old Orchard Road ribbon cutting planned for today (07/02/09)
Jackson city officials will be joined by business leaders and representatives of the Missouri Department of Transportation at 9 a.m. today to cut the ribbon for the South Old Orchard Road Improvement Project.
Nixon gives Mo. veterans tax break, free parking (07/02/09)
Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation giving Missouri veterans a tax break. Nixon signed several bills on veterans' issues Thursday during a ceremony at a veterans' home in Cape Girardeau.
Key Senate Democrats trim cost of health care bill (07/02/09)
WASHINGTON -- Determined to advance President Barack Obama's health care agenda, key Senate Democrats are calling for a government-run insurance option to compete with private plans, as well as a $750-per-worker annual fee on larger companies that do not offer coverage to employees...
Labor Department figures show 487,000 jobs cut in June; jobless rate at 9.5 percent (07/02/09)
WASHINGTON -- Employers cut a larger-than-expected 467,000 jobs in June, driving the unemployment rate up to a 26-year high of 9.5 percent, suggesting that the economy's road to recovery will be bumpy. The Labor Department report, released today, showed that even as the recession flashes signs of easing, companies likely will want to keep a lid on costs and be wary of hiring until they feel certain the economy is on a solid ground...
As deficit grows, California prepares to issue IOUs (07/02/09)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's controller will start paying many of the state's bills with IOUs as soon as Thursday after lawmakers failed to close the state's worsening budget deficit, adding a new measure of indignity to a state sinking deeper into dysfunction...
Midwest economy shows improvement, index says (07/02/09)
OMAHA, Neb. -- A survey of business leaders in nine states suggests the region's economy is continuing to show signs of improvement. The Mid-America Business Conditions index released Wednesday rose to its highest level since September, to 49.3 in June from 46.6 in May...
Utah ends four decades of restrictions on alcohol (07/02/09)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Bartenders in Utah threw open their doors Wednesday as the state ditched a 40-year-old requirement that customers fill out an application, pay a fee and become a member of a private club before setting foot in a bar. "It's 40 years of oppression come to an end," said Dave Morris, owner of the bar Piper Down in Salt Lake City. "There's this national perception that we don't have bars here, so hopefully this gets out there that we're open for business."...
S.C. governor's revelations befuddle residents, lawmakers (07/02/09)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina residents -- and the simply curious around the world -- have watched Gov. Mark Sanford's lovelorn saga unfold, a script that would seem more appropriate for a soap opera than state government. Top South Carolina Republicans and at least a half-dozen newspapers are calling for his resignation. ...
Calif., Ill., other states begin fiscal year without budgets (07/02/09)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- States from coast to coast began a new fiscal year Wednesday with no budget plans and with cash quickly running out, sending some to the brink of shutdown and forcing others to furlough workers and cut services. In California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency and ordered state offices closed three days a month to save money as the state sank deeper into dysfunction. State officials plan to pay bills with IOUs starting Thursday...
Weaver lands best shots in Round 1 (07/02/09)
In a matter of four days, Michael Weaver went from the top of the waiting list for the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions to the top of the leaderboard at Dalhousie Golf Club. The unconventional route included a last-second 2,000-mile flight from Weaver's hometown of Fresno, Calif., to Missouri, followed by an opening-round 67 that staked the California-Berkeley signee to a one-shot lead when play concluded Wednesday...
Jackson Babe Ruth drops doubleheader (07/02/09)
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team saw its 16-game winning streak to open the season end Wednesday. Jackson dropped a pair of games at Charleston to fall to 16-2. Charleston struck for 10 runs in the fourth to blow open a close game in the opener, posting the 11-0 win...
AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions Day 2 tee times (07/02/09)
First tee 7 a.m. -- Kayli Quinton, Cypress, Texas; Emily Tubert, Burbank, Calif.; Veronica Valerio, Temecula, Calif. 7:09 a.m. -- Beverly Vatananugulkit, Cerritos, Calif.; Christina Miller, Bradenton, Fla.; Kendall Martindale, Jefferson City , Tenn...
Last year's Dalhousie champ sits within striking distance (07/02/09)
Ani Gulugian knows her way around Dalhousie Golf Club, and even better knows how to win there. So it wasn't much of a surprise to see the winner of last year's Dalhousie Junior Championship among the leaders after Wednesday's first round of the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions...
Hole of the Day for Day 1 (07/02/09)
Hole No. 18, with a pin placement on the upper front of the massive green, proved the easiest hole for both the boys and girls during Wednesday's opening round. "It's easy to score on that hole," current boys leader Matt Weaver said. Six boys players carded eagles while 51 scored a birdie -- both were more than any other hole...
College coaches line fairways to scout talent (07/02/09)
The eyes of the college golfing world have invaded Cape Girardeau this week. Coaches from all over the country have come to the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions to watch the best young golfers in the world. The tournament is one of the premier junior tournaments in the country, and each year it attracts coaches from several Division I schools...
Tanco travels route 66 to lead (07/02/09)
Four practice strokes, solid contact, bottom of the cup. A back-nine changing par save. Meet Victoria Tanco -- cool, calm and collected. Tanco posted a 6-under-par 66 to lead the Rolex Tournament of Champions by three strokes after Wednesday's opening round at Dalhousie Golf Club...
DeRosa will miss time with wrist injury (07/02/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals' Mark DeRosa has a strained tendon in his left wrist and expects to miss three or four games. St. Louis also said third baseman Troy Glaus will report to its spring training complex to continue therapy in an often troubled rehab from right shoulder surgery in January. The 32-year-old could begin a rehab assignment in a few weeks...
Roddick reaches semis with marathon victory (07/02/09)
WIMBLEDON, England -- This one meant so much to Andy Roddick. Because of the stakes: a return to Wimbledon's semifinals. Because of the opponent: 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt. And because of the circumstances: a five-set grind that began under a bright sun and concluded in shadows, 3 hours, 50 minutes later...
Rasmus provides Cards with extra power innings (07/02/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Colby Rasmus hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning after rookie third baseman Pablo Sandoval dropped his foul pop fly earlier in the at-bat, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night...
Death of an icon (07/02/09)
Death can be sudden. Death can be expected. Either way, death is always hard to deal with. For the past week the world has mourned. I was in the St. Louis airport June 25 when my travel buddy and I found out Michael Jackson had died. Word spread through Facebook, Twitter and news websites like a flood. By the time we deplaned in Boston, Anderson Cooper had devoted his show to the deceased King of Pop...
Summer reading for students of the game (07/02/09)
July 2, 2009 Dear Julie, Some of the best young golfers in America are here this week to compete in a tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club, one of the best golf courses in the Midwest. Barely into their teens, many of them already know how to swing a club almost perfectly. Some have been swinging golf clubs since age 3. Some are just naturally talented athletes who would be good at most any sport. Most are good students of the game...
Ladies choice: Feminine Perspective show returns to Black Door Gallery (07/02/09)
Patrons can glimpse the perspectives of local and national female artists at the Black Door Gallery's annual all-women art show "The Feminine Perspective," which has its opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery on Spanish Street. "It's about women, just to celebrate what women do," said Beth Thomas, whose husband Craig owns the gallery...
First Friday receptions 7/3/09 (07/02/09)
July's First Friday receptions
ARTifacts 7/2/09 (07/02/09)
Homecomers Music Showcase has openings for bands, solo acts The Jackson Homecomers Music Showcase will be from 6 to 10 p.m. July 25. There are openings for bands and solo artists that have at least 20 minutes of musical selections suitable to be played for the entire family. The sound equipment will be provided by Unity Pro; all musicians must bring are their instruments. To participate, call Lisa Rodman by July 18 at 204-7727...
Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden dead at 97 (07/02/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning actor whose intelligent characterizations on stage, screen and television made him a star despite his plain looks, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 97. Malden died of natural causes surrounded by his family at his Brentwood home, they told the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He served as the academy's president from 1989 to 1992...
Jackson's will cuts out ex-wife Debbie Rowe (07/02/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson's seven-year-old will was filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, giving his entire estate to a family trust while making his mother the guardian of his children and cutting out his former wife Debbie Rowe. Court documents estimated the current value of his estate at more than $500 million...
good bets 7/2/09 (07/02/09)
This week's entertainment options
Getting the blues off Broadway with L.A.'s Stoney Curtis Band (07/02/09)
Local concert organizer and blues devotee Larry Underberg was in a music store in Indianapolis when he stumbled across a psychedelic blues album titled "Acid Blues Experience." "This disc had amazing cover art that looked exactly like the kind of thing I would enjoy -- a '60s psychedelic look -- and it had the word blues on the cover," he said...
Avery Dellinger (07/02/09)
Avery W. Dellinger, 79, of Jackson died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eudora Graviett (07/02/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- Clara Eudora Graviett, 91, of Oran died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at the Chateau Girardeau Gardens in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau...
Lawatta Walk (07/02/09)
McGEE, Mo. -- Lawatta Walk, 80, of McGee passed away Monday, June 29, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 27, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of John and Lillian Evans Davis. Lawatta was a 1947 graduate of Advance High School. She had been a member of Shady Dell General Baptist Church, Abernathy Chapel and Bright Prospect Church...
Elmer Clements (07/02/09)
Elmer H. Clements, 70, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Jackson Manor. He was born July 23, 1938, in Hilderbrand, Mo., son of William and Lena Ruch Clements. He and LaVada A. Seyer were married Nov. 25, 1961, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. She passed away July 10, 2006...
Boyd Simpkins (07/02/09)
Boyd G. Simpkins, 74, of Black Canyon City, Ariz., died Monday, June 29, 2009. He was born Dec. 13, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Mary Kern and Lloyd L. Simpkins. He attended Illmo High School. Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Jo Brown; two brothers, Jerry Ray (Maureen) Simpkins of Scott City, Terry Lee (Linda) Simpkins of Sahuarita, Ariz.; two sons, Dewayne (Terri) Simpkins of Oak Ridge, Wayne Brown of Mesa, Ariz.; two daughters, Sherri (Joe) Sega of Dryden, N.Y., Traci Brown of Phoenix; four grandchildren, Christy Hathaway, Deanna Peters, Kevin Brown and Cory Brown; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.. ...
Marguerite Wade (07/02/09)
Marguerite S. Wade, 92, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Gardena, Calif., and Tamms, Ill., died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. She was born May 10, 1917, in Keokuk, Iowa, to Charles W. and Emma Kelly Randell. She married William Wade on Oct. 30, 1964...
Lela Thompson (07/02/09)
Lela R. Thompson, 86, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Monticello House. She was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Perryville, Mo., daughter of Robert F. and Louisa Hilbert Dambach. She and Virgil Thompson were married Nov. 14, 1949. He passed away April 20, 2001...
Raymond Bruenderman (07/02/09)
Raymond Bernard Bruenderman, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Feb. 4, 1913, in Charleston, Mo., son of Bernard Joseph and Margaret Louise Renaud Bruenderman. He was the husband of Louise Carlisle Bruenderman, who passed away July 11, 1996. They were married May 13, 1935, in Charleston...
Births 7/2/09 (07/02/09)
Miller; Hines; Popp; Schweinbold
Fire report 7/2/09 (07/02/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:...
Police report 7/2/09 (07/02/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Assault; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 7/2/09 (07/02/09)
25 years ago: July 2, 1984 The annual Cape Girardeau Jaycees' Fourth of July Festival kicks off at Arena Park with Kids' Night, which includes a slate of contests for youngsters; holiday festivities will conclude the night of the Fourth with a demolition derby and fireworks...
The new normal does not include whining (07/02/09)
Welcome to the new normal. Your 401(k) has tanked. Your job is hanging by a thread. And purchases you once considered routine are now major life decisions. Many have suggested the current economic challenges are causing us to rethink our values. That may be true, but I'm also still hearing people talk about when we get over "this" and things get back to "normal."...
Rolex tournament (07/02/09)
The best young golfers in the nation -- and six foreign countries -- are in the thick of the prestigious American Junior Golf Association's Rolex Tournament of Champions at Dalhousie Golf Club. Today's schedule is the second round of the tournament. The third round is Friday, and the final round and awards ceremony are scheduled for Saturday...
Speak Out 7/2/09 (07/02/09)
No revolution; Leaving Iraq; National morals
Prayer 7/2/09 (07/02/09)
Hold us in your hands, O God, and protect us from those who would do us harm. Amen.
Alma Schrader Council named Group Asset Builder of the Year (07/02/09)
The Character Council at Alma Schrader Elementary School was named Group Asset Builder of the Year by THRIVE at the third Annual Asset Celebration at Osage Community Center, May 29. Two of the Character Council's initiatives, The Go Green Recycling Team and the Tiger Buddies program were recognized. ...
Locks of Love (07/02/09)
Maria Bleckler donated her long curly locks to Locks of Love at JCPenney Salon in Cape Girardeau, MO on July 1, 2009. Her stylist, Cherri Lynn Large, cut a little more than 10 inches of Maria's hair for donation. Even though Maria's mom wanted to talk her out of it, Maria was a very determined little girl. ...
Heimlich Maneuver (07/02/09)
On June 5th 2009, my family and I were on our way to New Orleans for a 7 day cruise. At approx. 5:30 pm we stopped in Cape Girardeau, Mo. for a bit to eat, decided on the local Steak & Shake as it is a favorite of ours. Got acquainted with our server, place our order. ...
Empty Bowl Volunteers (07/02/09)
Volunteers painting bowls for the Empty Bowl Project at Garden Gallery.
local marine meets joe nichols while serving in iraq (07/02/09)
sgt. huey, robert t posing with country musician joe nichols while on his second tour of duty in iraq
Patriotic Cookies for the Local police station (07/02/09)
Each year my family and I like to show our appreciation to the local fire or police station. Well these are for the police station here in Cape Happy 4th of July!!!
2009 Patriotic Celebration-CUPC Praise/Worship Band (07/02/09)
Praise and Worship Band sings at the Calvary United Pentecostal Church-Jackson annual Patriotic Celebration on Wednesday evening.
2009 Patriotic Celebration-CalvaryUPC Jackson (07/02/09)
The Southern Brothers performed Wednesday at the annual outdoor Patriotic Celebration, Calvary United Pentecostal Church, Jackson.
Semo Hurricanes win State Title (07/02/09)
The Semo Hurricanes won the USSSA 11 year old AA state tournament in Columbia MO with a record of 7-1. The Hurricanes trailed in the championship game 8-2 and rallied back to win 9-8. Front row L to R: Aaron Rinda, Colton Davis, Nathan Hampton, & Tyler Essner...
2009 Southeast Missouri Summertime Beauty Pageant (07/02/09)
On Saturday in East Prairie at the 2009 Southeast Missouri Summertime Beauty Pageant, Kaitlyn Todd, Jackson, (parents Keith and Tisha Todd)won Queen, prettiest smile and best personality age 9-10, Jordahn Cook,Cape (parents Jerry and Krisinda Cook) won 1st Alternative, prettiest smile and best personality, age 6-11 months. Winners will ride in East Prairie's Fourth of July parade this weekend...
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