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Late tax payments a pattern for Purcell (07/25/09)
Cape Girardeau County Commissioner Jay Purcell paid $3,966.15 in property taxes Thursday, 204 days late and $4,978.41 short. The payments continue a pattern of late property tax payments for the longtime public official who held a seat on the Cape Girardeau City Council before being elected to the commission in 2004. In seven of the last nine years, Purcell has paid his taxes late, generally early in the year but not until October 2006 on his 2005 tax bill...
Cape district looks again at pay for part-time teachers (07/25/09)
The Cape Girardeau School District is re-evaluating compensation for part-time teachers. The school board met Friday to discuss a cap on salaries for part-time and temporary teachers. "It's become apparent to me that we will have to begin a serious discussion about payroll as it relates to the budget," said board member Tony Smee...
Cape building owner issued summons over bowed wall (07/25/09)
A Cape Girardeau property owner with an abandoned building near one that partially collapsed in June is going to court over unmade repairs. Guy Tomasino, owner of the vacant building at 633 Broadway, received a summons for failure to repair or demolish a building. The summons, Cape Girardeau inspections director Tim Morgan said, was due to Tomasino's failure to respond to a letter demanding that a bowed wall be repaired...
Cape Girardeau police issue three citations in Thursday motorcycle crash (07/25/09)
Cape Girardeau police issued three citations in connection with yesterday's two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a car, police department spokesman Cpl. Adam Glueck said.
Kicking the limits: Instructor uses martial arts to help students with disabilities (07/25/09)
Alexis Johnson, 9, started wearing leg braces when she was 18 months old after being diagnosed with cerebral palsy. For about an hour she takes off the braces and wears a tae kwon do uniform to practice martial arts with her instructor, Alan Williams, part of her treatment...
AmerenUE to seek rate increase (07/25/09)
AmerenUE will seek a rate increase from the Missouri Public Service Commission. The St. Louis-based utility company filed an application at 2 p.m. Friday for an 18 percent increase. If approved, AmerenUE said the request would equal an increase of less than 50 cents per day for the average household, based on a residential customer who uses 1,100 kilowatt hours each month.
Illinois man confesses to more than 100 burglaries in Cape Girardeau, Jackson (07/25/09)
Cape Girardeau and Jackson police have closed the file on the string of burglaries that have plagued both cities since last fall, but police say that Mark P. Lowery, who agreed to a plea bargain that could send him to prison for 70 years, won't face additional charges...
Several area road projects to start soon (07/25/09)
Highway 62 reduced to one lane Monday Pavement repairs will reduce Highway 62 in Scott County to one lane from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will work on the roadway from Route AA to Interstate 55 in Miner, Mo...
Democrat: Ill. comptroller to challenge governor (07/25/09)
CHICAGO -- Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes plans to run for governor, a Democrat close to the Hynes campaign told The Associated Press on Friday, setting up a Democratic primary fight with rookie Gov. Pat Quinn. A three-term comptroller whose job it is to pay the state's bills, the 41-year-old Hynes ran unsuccessfully in 2004 for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate seat President Barack Obama ultimately won...
Judge rejects city challenge to red-light cameras (07/25/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The first Missouri city to use cameras to catch drivers running red lights may keep issuing tickets, a federal judge has ruled, rejecting claims that the cameras violate drivers' rights. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Mummert III on Thursday sided with the city of Arnold, which had argued that its red-light cameras didn't break the law...
House Dems clear one health obstacle; others loom (07/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats announced agreement Friday on far-reaching steps designed to rein in the growth of Medicare, part of an effort to counter the impression that President Barack Obama's health-care legislation is in trouble. Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed the agreement as a "giant step forward" for the bill that Obama has made a test of his leadership. ...
Administration signals it's trying to bring second Gitmo detainee to U.S. for trial (07/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday signaled it intends to bring a second Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States for trial in criminal court. Federal prosecutors told a court Friday they no longer plan to hold Mohammed Jawad as a wartime prisoner...
CDC: Swine flu could hit up to 40 percent in U.S. in two years (07/25/09)
ATLANTA -- Health officials project up to 40 percent of Americans could get swine flu this year and next and several hundred thousand could die without a successful vaccine campaign and other measures. The estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are roughly twice the number of those who catch flu in a normal season and add greater weight to hurried efforts to get a new vaccine ready for the fall flu season...
First openly gay member joins Air Force Academy board (07/25/09)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Colorado Democrat who last year became the first openly gay nonincumbent elected to Congress took his place Friday on the U.S. Air Force Academy's supervisory board. Rep. Jared Polis was appointed earlier this month to the Academy's Board of Visitors, which meets in Colorado Springs. He is thought to be the first openly gay member serving on an oversight board at any service academy...
Ousted Honduran president steps into homeland (07/25/09)
EL PARAISO, Honduras -- Ousted President Manuel Zelaya stepped across the border into his homeland Friday, vowing to reclaim his post a month after soldiers flew him into exile. Zelaya's supporters clashed with soldiers and police after the government ordered everyone off the streets along the 600-mile border with Nicaragua in a noon-to-dawn curfew...
Iran activists work to elude crackdown on Internet (07/25/09)
CAIRO -- The tweets still fly and the videos hit YouTube whenever protesters take to the streets in Iran -- even as the Internet battle there turns more grueling. Authorities appear to be intensifying their campaign to block websites and chase down the opposition online, and the activists search for new ways to elude them...
China: First panda born from frozen sperm (07/25/09)
BEIJING -- For the first time, a giant panda cub has been born in China after being conceived using frozen sperm, officials announced Friday -- an innovation scientists hope will help the endangered species avoid extinction. The new cub's birth Thursday means breeders will no longer be forced to rely on semen from China's few virile males, and may even be able to bring in sperm from zoos in San Diego, Mexico City or elsewhere...
Activists say N. Korean executed for distributing the Bible (07/25/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- A Christian woman accused of distributing the Bible, a book banned in communist North Korea, was publicly executed last month for the crime, South Korean activists said Friday. The 33-year-old mother of three, Ri Hyon Ok, also was accused of spying for South Korea and the United States, and of organizing dissidents, a rights group said in Seoul, citing documents obtained from the North...
Cape Legion exits Zone 4 tournament (07/25/09)
PERRYVILLE -- A pair of talented and experienced American Legion baseball teams combined to end Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63's season Friday. After Cape began the Zone 4 tournament with Thursday's 12-5 win over Herbert Hoover, Post 63 went down at the hands of Festus and Eureka at Perryville City Park...
Jackson stays in winners bracket (07/25/09)
New Madrid shortstop Kyle Marshall squatted down at his position and stared intently at the ground while pitcher D.J. Bidwell did the same with his hands on his knees behind the mound. Neither could stand to watch as Jackson's Bret Steffens trotted home with the first run of the teams' matchup in the Missouri Babe Ruth Championship tournament in the top of the second inning Friday night at Jackson City Park...
Capahas strike early in 12-7 win (07/25/09)
The Plaza Tire Capahas scored multiple runs in each of the first four innings Friday as they defeated visiting Fairview Heights 12-7 at Capaha Field. Plaza Tire used two-run home runs from Josh Eftink in the first and third innings, scored six runs in the second and two runs in the fourth as it improved to 17-10 on the season...
Cards add big stick (07/25/09)
By ROB MAADDI The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Holliday wanted to join his new team quickly, so he hopped on a train with his wife and two sons and got to the ballpark in plenty of time. Holliday was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals from the Oakland Athletics on Friday for a package of prospects. The three-time All-Star outfielder gives the Cardinals a big bat for their pennant drive and provides protection in the lineup for slugger Albert Pujols...
Mont Ventoux looms ahead of cyclists; Cavendish wins 19th stage (07/25/09)
AUBENAS, France -- After three weeks and thousands of miles of riding, it all comes down to this: a soaring bald mountain in Provence where the Tour de France can be won or lost. Mont Ventoux today provides a climax to Lance Armstrong's comeback Tour -- and teammate Alberto Contador is expected to keep the yellow jersey...
Fred Funk shoots 5-under at Senior British Open (07/25/09)
Fred Funk shot a 5-under 65 for a three-shot lead Friday at the Senior British Open in Sunningdale, England. He is a tournament-record 11 under through two rounds and leads Tom Watson by seven shots. Funk has gone 36 holes without a bogey and his round, capped by a 174-yard 8-iron at the last hole for an eagle 2, gave him an 11-under 129, a 36-hole record total for the event...
Cards unleash new weapons on Phillies (07/25/09)
St. Louis cruised to an 8-1 victory behind Holliday and Lugo. By ROB MAADDI The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Matt Holliday hopped off a train, joined his new team and made an immediate contribution before making good contact. Holliday went 4-for-5 with one RBI to back Joel Pineiro, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 on Friday night in a matchup of division leaders...
Trinity Lutheran group knits prayer shawls as part of ministry (07/25/09)
Trinity Lutheran Church is a month into its Prayer Shawl Ministry for comforting hurting people by a spiritual and tactile remedy. Their mission statement: "Creating prayer shawls for people needing to be wrapped in Christian love and prayers, during times of illness, loss or crisis."...
Prayers should be made with expectation that the Lord is listening (07/25/09)
One of the most valuable lessons I learned in my high school driver education class was to always watch were you are going. We were taken out on the interstate. I promise you this teacher was not paid enough to take teens on the interstate in a car. ...
Lasting lessons from cultural differences (07/25/09)
I've heard Dr. Ken Dobbins say that Southeast Missouri State University places a high priority on bringing students from other countries to Cape Girardeau. Many (arguably, most) American young adults cannot afford to travel overseas, Southeast's president told my service club, so the university does the next best thing -- it brings international students here...
LaVerne Rogers (07/25/09)
KELSO, Mo. — LaVerne E. Rogers, 83, of Kelso died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
John Gibbar (07/25/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John W. Gibbar, 81, of Farmington, Mo., formerly of Perryville, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington. He was born May 2, 1928, in Perry County, Mo., son of Joseph and Margaret M. Nations Gibbar...
Edith Hastings (07/25/09)
Edith Knight Hastings, 103, died Friday, July 24, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 11, 1906, in the Dogwood Community of East Prairie, Mo., daughter of James and Mary Etta "Lettie" Johnson Baker. Edith graduated from East Prairie High School in 1925. ...
Everett Boxdorfer (07/25/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Everett L. "Sonny" Boxdorfer, 61, of Perryville died Friday, July 24, 2009, at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1947, in Perry County, Mo., son of Ernest and Ann Macke Boxdorfer. He and Mary M. Schott were married Dec. 21, 1991, in Perryville...
Deleta LaCroix (07/25/09)
Deleta Marie LaCroix, 61, of Scott City died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 16, 1948, in St. Louis, to Dennis Eugene and Goldie Elizabeth McBride LaCroix Sr. She married Edgar Wayne Benson, who preceded her in death...
Stella Baxter (07/25/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Stella Louise Baxter, 74, of Marble Hill passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 8, 1935, near Marble Hill, daughter of Charles Lester and Lillian Clack Harris. She married Russell Moyers on June 1, 1953. Later she married James E. Baxter, who died in 1988...
Janet York (07/25/09)
BETHALTO, Ill. -- Janet S. York, 55, of Bethalto passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2009. She was born July 21, 1954, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Roy and Caroline Parker Schiwitz. She and Richard D. "Gus" York were married Dec. 25, 1972, in Rockford, Ill. He preceded her in death March 30, 1998...
Police report 7/25/09 (07/25/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summons; Assault; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: DWI; Arrest; Theft; Burglary; Miscellaneous; Cape Girardeau County: DWIs; Arrests
Out of the past 7/25/09 (07/25/09)
25 years ago: July 25, 1984 Passengers board flatbed rail cars of the Jackson and Southern Railroad as they participate in the annual Jackson Chamber of Commerce farm tour; the tour makes several stops between Jackson and Delta. State, area and local politicians, including Gov. Kit Bond, gather at a news conference in Cape Girardeau to push the message: Amendment 6 equals jobs; supporters say the amendment would encourage new industries to move to Missouri...
Conservatism: Live it! Vote it! (07/25/09)
Conservatives in America have a fight on their hands. Political battles are waged between the forces of liberalism and conservatism. Liberalism has become strongly entrenched in the Democratic Party. Conservatism appears to be down for the count. Democrats have captured both houses of Congress, and the most liberal senator in the last congressional session is in the White House...
Coroners' muddle (07/25/09)
Laws in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas differ on the role of coroners in each state and who has jurisdiction in deaths requiring investigations and autopsies. As a result, there appears to be an inequity in which state's taxpayers foot the bills for such expenses...
Speak Out 7/25/09 (07/25/09)
Great neighbors; Great humanitarian; Rainbow promise; Highway grass; No photos; Wonderful person; Trail danger; Relative coverage
Prayer 7/25/09 (07/25/09)
For all the brightness in our world, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
West Park Lanes Youth Bowlers Excel In Columbia (07/25/09)
On July 18 and 19 five youth bowlers from West Park Lanes participated in the Show Me State Games in Columbia Missouri where they all came home victorious. Hannah Hamilton brought home a silver medal in the Teen Girls Division and BJ Heuer won a bronze medal in the Youth Scratch Division. ...
a lily story (07/25/09)
the stages of beauty told by a lily.
Millstream Gardens (07/25/09)
This was taken from the bluffs above Millstream Gardens!! It was absolutely beautiful!!
Water lily (07/25/09)
Pretty water lily!!
Looped tree (07/25/09)
This is a tree we saw at Millstream Gardens that had a loop in the trunk!! It was pretty awesome!! Quite a sight to see!!
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