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Repairs to close Route ZZ in Bollinger County Tuesday (08/03/09)
Route ZZ in Bollinger County will be closed between County Road 830 and County Road 806 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, weather permitting, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a drainage pipe beneath the roadway. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information call MoDOT at 1-888-ASK-MODOT...
Benton, Sikeston making plans for 2010 sesquicentennial celebrations (08/03/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Two Scott County towns will celebrate their 150th birthdays in 2010 and the celebrations are beginning to take form. "This isn't as big as a centennial, but it's not something we want to let pass by," said Christy LeGrand, a coordinator of the sesquicentennial events in Benton...
Marble Hill woman injured in Highway 34 collision (08/03/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- An 18-year-old woman from Marble Hill was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center today after her car collided with a box truck on Highway 34...
Oran man ejected but survives Sunday morning accident (08/03/09)
PUXICO, Mo. - An Oran man was ejected from his vehicle Sunday morning but escaped with moderate injuries. The accident occurred around 5:10 a.m. when William R. Harris, 21, of Oran was driving his 2007 Nissan on Highway 51, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported. The Nissan ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch, overturned and ejected Harris...
Region stands to reap the benefits of alfalfa research (08/03/09)
Agronomist Gerald Bryan thinks alfalfa research at Southeast Missouri State University's research farm could aid dairy farmers, cattlemen and the local economy.
Dust reduction tests may start soon on gravel roads in Cape Girardeau County (08/03/09)
It has been three years since Cape Girardeau County voters approved a sales tax to pave roads and support law enforcement. The money has purchased asphalt, supplied raises to sheriff's deputies and provided relief from property taxes that previously paid for county road work.
Jackson resident headed to Uganda with Peace Corps (08/03/09)
For nearly two years, Will Lindman, 22, will work on water sanitation and HIV education in Uganda.
Jackson School District announces enrollment dates (08/03/09)
Jackson School District school enrollment and open house dates:n Class lists will be posted at each elementary building Aug. 11. Classes begin Aug. 17. n High School: Enrollment will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the new commons area. Lockers will be assigned, student pictures taken and schedules will be given out. Back to School Night is from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24...
Neal E. Boyd signs copies of CD, meets fans (08/03/09)
Neal E. Boyd, the winner of last year's "America's Got Talent" and a native of Sikeston, Mo., signed copies of his recently released CD "My American Dream."
Jackson Board of Aldermen consider bid for Uptown Historic District renovation (08/03/09)
7:30 p.m. today Jackson City Hall Council Chambers Public hearings Action items Power and Light Committee Street Committee...
County Commission agenda includes discussion of dust control (08/03/09)
9 a.m. today County Administrative Office Building Jackson Action items Discussion and possible action items Appointments and possible action items...
5 people die in crash in eastern Mo. (08/03/09)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Three people headed home from a high school reunion and a couple returning from a prayer service were killed in a head-on collision on an eastern Missouri highway that was the site of another deadly accident a day earlier. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the five were killed late Saturday night when a car crossed the center line and collided with another car on Missouri Route OO, a two-lane highway with no median southeast of Farmington...
St. Louis Roadies soccer club recruits homeless men as players (08/03/09)
ST. LOUIS -- If you'd taken a stroll past Soulard Park on a recent Friday evening, you'd probably have seen what looked at first glance like little more than a friendly pick-up soccer game. A bunch of men playing four per side on a short field, laughing, sweating and jawing the way guys do when it's just the guys...
Obama officials cite program's popularity in appeal for cash for clunkers money (08/03/09)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration appealed to the Senate on Monday to bail out the cash for clunkers car purchase program, arguing it has already made striking gains in fuel efficiency and is a "wildly popular" economic boost. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ducked when asked if the program will be suspended if the Senate does not vote to replenish coffers before lawmakers go on vacation later this week. Instead, he said "I believe the Senate will pass it this week."...
Obama officials: taxes may rise to pay health care (08/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- Two of President Barack Obama's economic heavyweights said middle-class taxes might have to go up to pare budget deficits or to pay for the proposed overhaul of the nation's health care system. The tough talk from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers on Sunday capped a week that brought rare good news for the economy: The worst recession in the United States since World War II could be on the verge of ending. ...
LaHood: Car rebates will stop unless Senate acts (08/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will suspend the "cash for clunkers" program unless the Senate provides $2 billion more for the popular car incentive plan, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Sunday. He said he expected the current $1 billion pool to be exhausted before Monday. The House approved an additional $2 billion on Friday and the administration is pressing the Senate to go along before its summer vacation begins at week's end...
Remains of Gulf War pilot shot down in 1991 recovered in Iraq (08/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- Navy pilot Michael "Scott" Speicher was shot down over the Iraq desert on the first night of the Gulf War in 1991 and it was there he apparently was buried by Bedouins, the sand hiding him from the U.S. military all these years. In a resolution to the nearly two-decades-old question about his fate, the Pentagon disclosed Sunday it had received new information last month from an Iraqi citizen that led Marines to recover bones and skeletal fragments, enough for a positive identification.. ...
Officials: Administration looking at terrorist court/prison in U.S. (08/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is looking at creating a courtroom-within-a-prison complex in the U.S. to house suspected terrorists, combining military and civilian detention facilities at a single maximum-security prison. Several senior U.S. ...
Officials to seek jobless benefits extension (08/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top economic advisers say the administration will work with Congress to extend unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. The head of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, said Sunday the administration is already looking ahead at an extension of benefits as that money runs out...
More ads coming to TV - even to one-time havens (08/03/09)
PHILADELPHIA -- Coming soon to your TV: More advertising, in places you might not expect. The ads are showing up where people used to enjoy a break from advertising, such as video on demand and on-screen channel guides. Even TiVo, which became popular for its technology that lets people skip TV commercials, is developing new ways to show ads...
Greenspan says no need yet to raise interest rates (08/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said he doesn't think the Fed should be considering raising interest rates to ward off inflation -- at least not yet. Greenspan said the Fed will have to rein in credit and raise rates at some point. For now, he said he is optimistic for the nation's economy...
China manufacturing improved in July (08/03/09)
BEIJING -- China's manufacturing expanded in July at its fastest rate in a year as domestic demand offset sluggish exports, a survey showed Monday, highlighting the importance of Beijing's huge stimulus in driving Chinese growth. Hong Kong brokerage CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets said its monthly purchasing managers index, or PMI, rose to a 12-month high of 52.8 on a 100-point scale where numbers above 100 indicate an expansion. That was up from June's 51.8...
New HIV strain discovered in woman from Cameroon (08/03/09)
YAOUNDE, Cameroon -- A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African nation of Cameroon. It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas, researchers reported in today's edition of the journal Nature Medicine. ...
1 dead, 75 injured in stage collapse (08/03/09)
CAMROSE, Alberta -- Organizers on Sunday canceled the closing day of a country music festival in central Alberta a day after a fierce thunderstorm caused an outdoor stage to collapse, killing one person and injuring about 75 others. Thousands of fans were camped out at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, 60 miles southeast of Edmonton, when strong winds and heavy rain struck about 6 p.m. on Saturday, sending people running for cover...
Conservatives join liberals in denouncing harsh tactics in Iran (08/03/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Criticism of Iran's mass prosecution of political activists widened Sunday with the main conservative challenger to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asking authorities to seek punishment against those accused of killing protesters...
Two newly recognized Mozart works presented in Austria (08/03/09)
Two Mozart works newly recognized SALZBURG, Austria -- Technically demanding and at times furiously paced, two newly identified Mozart works unveiled Sunday are helping scholars complete their assessment of the maestro's early achievements. Ulrich Leisinger, head of research at the International Mozarteum Foundation, said Mozart likely wrote the two newly attributed pieces when he was 7 or 8 years old, with his father, Leopold, transcribing the notes as his son played them at the keyboard...
Never-say-die Jackson advances (08/03/09)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team could not have endured a worse start. But the finish to Sunday's winners bracket semifinal in the Senior Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional at Hillhouse Park left Jackson's players and coaches smiling from ear to ear...
Thornsberry emerges with division win (08/03/09)
Cape Girardeau's Sarah Thornsberry took first place in the 16 and younger division at the Jammin' Junior tennis tournament. Jonathan Bell of Cape Girardeau finished second. Jake Wright of Cape Girardeau took second in the boys 18 and younger division, finishing behind Landon Hampton of Sikeston...
Astros blank Cardinals 2-0 (08/03/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Bud Norris' first major league start was a breeze after he got over some early jitters. Norris allowed two hits in seven sharp innings, leading the Houston Astros to a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. "Once I got in the dugout and watched the first half inning, I settled down," Norris said. "I got out there, threw my warmup pitches and it felt like any other day."...
Little out to prove he can play every down (08/03/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Leonard Little feels he's much more than a third-down pass rusher for the St. Louis Rams. After Sunday morning's full-pad practice at Rams Park, Little insisted he still can be an every-down defensive end. "I'll always be an everyday player if I'm healthy," Little said. "I don't know where people get this thing where, you know, that I'm just a third-down player. I've been playing every down since I've been starting."...
Scotland's Matthew wins Women's British Open (08/03/09)
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Catriona Matthew won the Women's British Open by three strokes Sunday, capturing her first major title just 10 weeks after giving birth to her second child. The 39-year-old Scot birdied three straight holes on the back nine to hold her third-round lead. She finished at 1-over 71 for a 3-under 285 total...
Commentary: Southeast's predicted last-place finish not surprising (08/03/09)
It came as no surprise last week that the Southeast Missouri State football team was picked to finish at the bottom of the Ohio Valley Conference this season. Preseason polls almost always are based on what a squad did the previous year, and the 2008 Redhawks finished tied for seventh in the nine-team OVC...
Talking shop with Laura Younghouse, owner of Midwest Energy (08/03/09)
Cape Girardeau native Laura Younghouse is the owner of Midwest Energy, which has 11 Amerimarts under the Sinclair and BP brands.
People on the move 8/3/09 (08/03/09)
Regions Bank taps Guard for commercial PR manager Regions Bank has promoted Robbie Guard to commercial relationship manager for the Southeast Missouri Region, covering 13 branches in the area. Guard holds a bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in public relations from Southeast Missouri State University. He is a member of the Cape Giradeau Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and the Cape Girardeau Jaycees, where he serves as chairman...
Drury comes out on top of rankings again (08/03/09)
Drury Inn and Suites has once again earned a top ranking in a hotel guest customer-satisfaction survey. For the fourth consecutive year J.D. Power and Associates ranked the chain first among mid-scale hotel chains with limited service. Among the 14 hotels listed in the survey, Drury Inn and Suites was the only one to earn a five-star rating in all four categories: overall satisfaction, reservations process, guest room satisfaction and check-in and check-out process...
Jerry Finley (08/03/09)
Jerry Raymond Finley, 71, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Scott City, died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 20, 1938, in Scott City to Oliver Thomas and Myrtle "Fern" Stephens Finley. He and Julie Ann Ivester were married Oct. 20, 1984, in Commerce, Mo...
Belma Hohler (08/03/09)
Belma Hohler, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 27, 1924, in Dutchtown, the daughter of Walter Herman and Bertha Mae Baumgardt Bierschwal. She and Henry Eugene Hohler were married Nov. 12, 1947, in Cape Girardeau. He died Jan. 30, 1972...
Fire report 8/3/09 (08/03/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson The Jackson Fire Department reported the following incidents Friday:...
Police report 8/3/09 (08/03/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests
Out of the past 8/3/09 (08/03/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 3, 1984 In an effort to salvage an agreement on a jointly-owned $13 million multipurpose building, members of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents and the Cape Girardeau City Council met last night in an open session, which lasted two hours...
Touring the farms (08/03/09)
Cape Girardeau is a retail, medical, industrial and education center, and it also is in the heart of some of the most productive agricultural areas in the country. Some 120 participants in the recent Jackson Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Tour learned about the newest and best practices during a daylong visit a variety of farm settings...
Speak Out 8/3/09 (08/03/09)
Paying for insurance; Personal issue; Stamp machines; Bad lesson; Good system; Natural wealth; Smoking rights; Our choice; Religious freedom; Horrific act; Trashy street
Prayer 8/3/09 (08/03/09)
Help us, O God, to find ways to do our tasks with purpose and good intent. Amen.
It's Almost Tunes Time! (08/03/09)
Cape Girardeau, MO- Old Town Cape will resume their Tunes at Twilight Concert Series on Friday, August 14 with Jimmy Davis. Sponsored by The Bank of Missouri and Southeast Missouri Hospital and supported by a Missouri Arts Council Grant, the fall series will be held every Friday night through September 18 starting at 6:30 pm at the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo on Lorimier Street in Cape Girardeau. All concerts are free to the public...
Safety Fair (08/03/09)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is hosting a Safety Fair on Saturday, August 8, 2009 from 9:00 am -- Noon. This is a free event and is open to the public. There will be kid friendly games, prizes and give-a-ways! The list of vendors include: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield...
Hummingbird in hands (08/03/09)
Hummingbird being held in my hands
Hanging ten! (08/03/09)
There's an easier way to get off of a porch, but when you're a true skateboarder, you've got to do it the hard way like Logan Hawk Lewis, 12, who wants to be another "Tony Hawk". After all, his middle name is "Hawk"!
Just a swingin' (2nd picture) (08/03/09)
Natalie, 4, isn't going to be out done by her big sister, Britt.
Just a swingin' (08/03/09)
Brittney Hawk, 9, and her sister, Natalie, 4, enjoy swingin' on the old Maple Tree at their Granny Jeff's house on a warm summer day to keep cool. Natalie isn't to be out done doing tricks like big sister, Brittney.
Cub Scout Adventure Day Camp (08/03/09)
Josh, Mason, Hunter, Anthony, Ty & Nicholas the last day of camp.
Cub Scout Adventure Day Camp (08/03/09)
Cub Scout Adventure Day Camp was held July 20-24 at Cape County Park South. The boys enjoyed: BB range, Archary range, nature, craft and game activites. This is Ty getting ready to cross the Monkey Bridge during wednesday's session of games.
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