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Mobile museum shows history of WWII POW camps in Mo. (09/21/09)
Cape Girardeau Central High School is inviting the community to a mobile museum visiting the school today. The TRACES Center for History and Culture is bringing its buseum to provide perspective on a part of history that gets little attention. While soldiers were fighting World War II on other continents, there were prisoner of war camps in the United States...
Firefighters battle roof fire at Cape apartment building (09/21/09)
Firefighters spent more than an hour battling a fire that ravaged an apartment building near the Show Me Center on Sunday night. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department received a report around 9 p.m. Sunday that the roof of a building in the apartment complex in the 1300 block of North Sprigg Street was on fire...
Rubber ducks take to the river to raise money (09/21/09)
A crew from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department releases 735 rubber ducks in the second annual Ducks on the Mississippi fundraiser Sunday near downtown Cape Girardeau. The event raised more than $1,000 for the Southside Optimist Club...
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda 9/21/09 (09/21/09)
Board of Education and Administrative Offices, 301 N. Clark Ave. 5 p.m. today Special work session 6 p.m. today Regular meeting Recognition Information, proposals or comments from the audience Informational reports...
Three Rivers plans for center in Dexter (09/21/09)
Three Rivers Community College is making plans to expand to to Dexter. Several days ago, college president Dr. Devin Stephenson and Dr. Wesley Payne, the college vice president, visited Dexter to explore the possibility of entering into a partnership, the Dexter Daily Statesman reported.
Car enthusiasts crowd downtown for River Tales Classic car show (09/21/09)
Threatening weather may have held down the number of entries to Sunday's River Tales Classic Car Show, but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm for those who turned out for the downtown Cape Girardeau event. There were 125 entries in 36 classes for the 32nd annual event, sponsored by the River City Rodders and Old Town Cape. The forecast rain never materialized, and bright sunshine peeked through the high clouds most of the afternoon...
Attendance down at this year's district fair (09/21/09)
This year's SEMO District Fair might have drawn a crowd equal to or bigger than last year had the weather held out on the last day. About 102,000 people attended the eight-day fair, fair spokesman Pete Poe said Sunday, about 1,900 fewer than in 2008...
Cape Girardeau man still hoping for casino license (09/21/09)
A gambling license is a scarce commodity in Missouri now that voters agreed to limit the number of casinos to 13. But that isn't stopping dreamers, including David Knight of Cape Girardeau, from keeping their hopes alive that they may find a way to secure one of those rare items...
Governor's partisan appointees draw skepticism from GOP (09/21/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Kelley Martin contributed $1,400 to Jay Nixon's Democratic gubernatorial campaign. In recent years, he's also donated to Claire McCaskill, Kay Barnes, Bob Holden, Mel and Jean Carnahan and various other Democrats running for state and federal offices...
Group seeks reforms for autism insurance coverage (09/21/09)
O'FALLON, Mo. -- A large crowd has turned out for a rally to support a bill that would require insurance companies to pick up more costs for autism care. Organizers said about 2,000 people attended the rally Sunday afternoon at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in the St. Louis suburb of O'Fallon...
Mizzou, Moberly CC sign pact (09/21/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The leaders of University of Missouri and Moberly Area Community College signed an agreement last week called the "Mizzou Connection Program." The pact provides Moberly graduates with early registration and individualized attention at the university...
Three men arrested in terror investigation (09/21/09)
AURORA, Colo. -- The arrest of a Colorado airport shuttle driver as part of a terrorism investigation reveals a murky plot that involved him receiving explosives training with al-Qaida in Pakistan and downloading instructions on his computer on how to build bombs...
Fed policymakers likely to maintain aid programs (09/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- With the economy starting to rebound but still fragile, Federal Reserve policymakers this week are expected to keep emergency programs to encourage spending and borrowing intact. But to avoid unleashing inflation later on, they are likely to consider ways to rein in programs designed to keep mortgage rates down and get banks to lend more freely...
Plane crashes in Fla. with 4 aboard (09/21/09)
MIAMI -- Officials say a plane with four people aboard has crashed in the Florida Everglades. No survivors have been found. A news release from the Broward County Sheriff's office says the small, twin-engine plane crashed near the Broward/Palm Beach County line northwest of Miami about 6 p.m. Sunday...
Cubans fill plaza for 'peace concert' (09/21/09)
HAVANA -- Hundreds of thousands of Cubans flocked to sprawling Revolution Plaza on Sunday for an open-air "peace concert" headlined by Colombian rocker Juanes, an event criticized by some Cuban-Americans who say the performers are lending support to the island's communist government simply by showing up...
Black Hawk crash kills U.S. soldier, injures 12 in Iraq (09/21/09)
BAGHDAD -- A Black Hawk helicopter crashed at a major American air base in Iraq, killing one U.S. service member and injuring 12 others, the military said Sunday. The UH-60 Black Hawk went down Saturday night at the Balad Air Base, about 50 miles north of Baghdad, the military said in a statement...
Cards' 'victory' vs. Cubs ends up a loss (09/21/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Jake Fox homered in the 11th inning and the Chicago Cubs benefited from a wide slide by Matt Holliday, beating St. Louis 6-3 Sunday night and keeping the Cardinals' magic number at four for clinching the NL Central...
Martin wins first race in the Chase (09/21/09)
LOUDON, N.H. -- When a young driver isn't sure how to approach an on-track situation, they often ask themselves "What would Mark Martin do?" With a championship on the line, Martin fooled the competition and won. The 50-year-old driver held off Juan Pablo Montoya on a three-lap sprint to the finish Sunday to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After, Montoya accused Martin of holding him up at the start of the second lap...
Bradley suspended for rest of season (09/21/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cubs suspended Milton Bradely, their volatile outfielder, for the rest of the season Sunday, one day after he criticized the team in a newspaper interview. Bradley was disciplined for conduct detrimental to the team. General manager Jim Hendry said he decided to send Bradley home after learning of the player's remarks in an Illinois newspaper. Bradley was quoted as saying "you understand why they haven't won in 100 years here."...
Rams kicked aside (09/21/09)
LANDOVER, Md. -- After the final whistle, after an afternoon with as many boos as cheers from the home fans, the Washington Redskins retreated to a very quiet locker room. Anyone walking in would think they had lost. As tight end Chris Cooley put it: "Everyone was a little down in here."...
Redhawks played hard, but were outmatched (09/21/09)
Four lost fumbles inside Southeast Missouri State's 25-yard line by Eastern Illinois -- including two at the 1-yard line -- allowed the Redhawks to hang around during Saturday night's Ohio Valley Conference opener. But the Panthers ultimately proved too strong as they dominated the second half on their way to a 23-14 victory despite trailing 14-7 at halftime...
Harris is a prize as host of Emmy Awards broadcast (09/21/09)
NEW YORK -- Isn't it time to name Neil Patrick Harris to a Cabinet position as Secretary of Cool? As host of Sunday's prime-time Emmy broadcast, he offered up persuasive evidence that he can bring new waves of cool to the stalest of institutions -- like the Emmys...
Full list of Emmy Awards winners (09/21/09)
Winners in all categories for the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Complete list of winners at Sunday's 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC. Comedy Series: "30 Rock," NBC...
'Mad Men,' '30 Rock' take top series Emmys (09/21/09)
LOS ANGELES -- "Mad Men" and "30 Rock" led a pack of Emmy winners who successfully defended their titles at Sunday's show, but the snappy ceremony and a star turn by host Neil Patrick Harris made the evening far from a rerun. AMC's glossy 1960s Madison Avenue saga "Mad Men," which last year became the first basic cable show to win a top series award, won the best drama trophy for a second time...
Klum, Oh and Wilde are Emmy fashion trifecta (09/21/09)
Some hot fashion trends made their way to the Emmy Awards Sunday night but stars played it mostly safe with few knockout looks. The heat in Los Angeles was certainly a factor, with many of TV's top actresses wearing their hair in updos to keep damp locks off their necks...
People on the move 9/21/09 (09/21/09)
McAlister's Deli promotes two managers to operations The McAlister's Deli franchise owned by Donnie and Cheri Harris of Jackson has promoted Justin Barnes to area director of operations for the Cape Girardeau and Paducah, Ky., stores. Barnes is a former general manager of the Cape Girardeau McAlister's. ...
Wait is over for Qdoba fans: Grill opens today (09/21/09)
Fans longing for Cape Girardeau's Qdoba Mexican Grill to open will finally have their chance to sample the restaurant's fare starting today. Qdoba, at the corner of Silver Springs Road and William Street, will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday...
Helen Bollinger (09/21/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — Helen Bollinger of Chaffee died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
William Stearns (09/21/09)
William Kenneth Stearns, 84, of Gonzalez, Texas, formerly of Jackson, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Gonzalez. Announcement courtesy Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.
Gilbert Westrich (09/21/09)
Gilbert M. Westrich, 83, of New Hamburg, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Edna Vines (09/21/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Edna A. Vines, 89, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at her home in Jonesboro. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Roy Hill and Tony Foeller officiating. Interment will be in Beechwood Cemetery in Mounds, Ill...
Joyce Kirn (09/21/09)
Joyce Kirn Joyce F. Kirn, 68, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Births 9/21/09 (09/21/09)
Sanders; Carroll; Gile; Holcomb; Neumann; Davis
Fire report 9/21/09 (09/21/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Police report 9/21/09 (09/21/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Summonses Assaults Thefts Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson...
Out of the past 9/21/09 (09/21/09)
25 years ago: Sept. 21, 1984 Starting this evening, Cape Girardeau residents are able to see one of their on the silver screen; Gene Dockery, a 21-year-old security guard for Procter & Gamble, is part of the cast of "The River Rat," showing at the Town Plaza Cinema...
Tackling runaway costs (09/21/09)
All agree the projected runaway costs of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security must be addressed. However, the current U.S. House and Senate Democratic majority reform plans appear to only add to the costs, which threatens our country's economic future...
Driving LaSalle (09/21/09)
When federal, state and local funding for a new interchange on I-55 between Jackson and Cape Girardeau became available a few years ago, officials in both cities saw the potential for future development. With the completion of the interchange, Jackson's East Main Street provided easy access to I-55. And Cape Girardeau officials began construction of a street to connect the new interchange to Route W...
Jaycee Follies reunion planned Oct. 30 at museum (09/21/09)
A few of the Cape Girardeau Jaycee Exhausted Roosters along with Cape River Heritage Museum volunteers are planning a reception honoring the former cast and crew of the poplar Jaycee Follies. The Follies ran for 20 years from 1962 to 1982 and raised more than $250,000 to support 140 community projects sponsored by the Jaycees...
Speak Out 9/21/09 (09/21/09)
Parking and trash; Cutting back; Spying on neighbors; Old certificate; True patriot; Our solution; The race card; Federal power; Procession manners; Who's a kook?; Making apologies; Under attack; Emotional students
Prayer 9/21/09 (09/21/09)
Help our students, O God, to learn to make good and fair decisions. Amen.
CZAR (09/21/09)
This is a photo, of my Great Dane, Czar. When "Dad" works nights, Czar always sneaks into our bed. This is the face I wake up to!
Danica sings with Joe Nichols (09/21/09)
Joe Nichols was singing on edge of stage and picked Danica up to sing with him.
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