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Scott City working to expand youth programs starting with Kids Day (07/12/10)
Summertime activities are in full swing throughout the area, but a group of organizations in Scott City is thinking about next year. The Kiwanis and Women's clubs as well as the parks department are working to expand youth activities in the city. Paul Schock, a member of the Kiwanis, said the group originally explored starting a Boys and Girls Club. ...
State says decision on casino license will come later this year, likely after Cape Girardeau gambling vote (07/12/10)
It appears likely that the Missouri Gaming Commission will not select a community to develop Missouri's 13th casino until after Cape Girardeau voters render a verdict on gambling locally. The petition by Quality of Life for Cape Girardeau to force a vote on gambling is being checked this week by County Clerk Kara Clark Summers. Organizers are confident they have the 2,635 valid signatures needed to put the measure on the Nov. 2 ballot...
Cape Girardeau residents travel to Africa to lend a hand (07/12/10)
Raelenna Ferguson is looking forward to taking a bit of Cape Girardeau to Africa. On Friday, Ferguson and 48 people leave on a mission trip to Swaziland, Africa, where they will help local farmers, celebrate groundbreaking for an orphanage and spread the Gospel. Ferguson organized the trip through Heart for Africa, a not-for-profit based in Atlanta...
Area Eagles donate funds for senior prescription drug help (07/12/10)
So far, $107,100 collected by the Missouri Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries and Auxiliaries for prescription drug assistance has helped 33 seniors in Southeast Missouri and 200 statewide. Pam Boyd, then president of the Missouri Eagles auxiliary, worked together with Dennis DeLapp, president of the Missouri Eagles, to raise the funds between June 30, 2009, to July 1. Boyd said the money is being distributed to 10 Area Agencies on Aging in the state based on population and project need...
Cape Girardeau man goes from IT to EMT (07/12/10)
When Tim Bleichroth of Cape Girardeau decided to make a career change nearly three years ago, he left a job in the information technology sector he had held for more than 15 years. Bleichroth left his job as an IT manager to be an emergency medical technician with Cape County Private Ambulance Service simply because it's something he always aspired to accomplish. ...
MU develops iPhone app for freshmen (07/12/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- University of Missouri freshmen who don't know their way around the Columbia campus this fall will be able to turn to their iPhones for a little help to navigate the first year of college. GoMizzou, the official iPhone application for Missouri, is scheduled to debut Aug. 23, the first day of classes...
Lawmakers, MU to keep vets' stories alive (07/12/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- As a veteran of Afghanistan and an active member of the Army National Guard, Rep. Jason Kander knows the importance of sharing stories from combat. But he isn't keen on the idea of doing that on taxpayers' dimes -- 6 million dimes, to be exact...
Newspaper: Father says abducted 4-year-old is well (07/12/10)
LOUISIANA, Mo. -- The father of the 4-year-old girl abducted last week from her eastern Missouri home and found 26 hours later, said he thinks the kidnapper cased the neighborhood before the kidnapping. David Maier told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Saturday he thinks the kidnapper even knew a blind spot in the front yard that can't be seen from the kitchen window...
Putting Mo. energy law into effect proves to be difficult (07/12/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters in 2008 faced a relatively simple choice of deciding whether to require that more electricity be produced through renewable energy. But giving the people what they wanted has been a lot more complicated. The 2008 law requires investor-owned utilities to use renewable energy sources for at least 2 percent of their electricity by 2011, 5 percent by 2014, 10 percent by 2018 and 15 percent by 2021. ...
BP happy with new oil-leak effort, but no promises (07/12/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- Underpromising with hopes of overdelivering, BP said Sunday it is making progress on what could prove its most effective effort yet to contain the Gulf oil leak, but cautioned that the verdict could be several days away. A new cap being placed atop the gusher is intended to provide a tight seal and might eventually allow the oil giant to capture all the crude leaking from the well for the first time since an April 20 oil rig explosion set off the environmental crisis. ...
America's appetite for 'better burgers' shows no satiety (07/12/10)
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- With a drive-through seemingly on every corner, you might think the market for burgers long ago reached saturation. But the fastest-growing restaurant chain in America last year was Five Guys, which specializes in double-pattied behemoths the size of a softball...
World briefs 7/12/10 (07/12/10)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The teenage "Barefoot Bandit" who allegedly stole cars, boats and airplanes to dodge U.S. law enforcement was nabbed Sunday as he tried to make a water escape then brought handcuffed -- and shoeless -- to the capital to face justice, abruptly ending his two-year life on the lam. ...
Obama spokesman says Democrats could lose House (07/12/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's party could lose its House majority in this fall's elections, his spokesman said Sunday, perhaps trying to jolt Democratic voters with the specter of GOP lawmakers rolling back White House policies. "I think there's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control. There's no doubt about that," press secretary Robert Gibbs told NBC's "Meet the Press."...
Revered Yankees PA man Sheppard dies at 99 (07/12/10)
NEW YORK -- Bob Sheppard, whose elegant introductions of stars from Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium for more than a half century earned him the nickname "The Voice of God," died Sunday. He was 99. The revered public address announcer died at his Long Island home in Baldwin with his wife, Mary, at his side, the Yankees said...
Kennedy's clout could grow on high court (07/12/10)
WASHINGTON -- Justice Anthony Kennedy, who already decides whether liberals or conservatives win the Supreme Court's most closely contested cases, is about to take on an even more influential behind-the-scenes role with the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens...
Attorney general: Russian spies posed threat to U.S. (07/12/10)
WASHINGTON -- While they passed along no U.S. secrets, the 10 Russian sleeper agents involved in the spy swap posed a potential threat to the U.S. and received "hundreds of thousands of dollars" from Russia, Attorney General Eric Holder said. "Russia considered these people as very important to their intelligence-gathering activities," he told CBS' "Face the Nation" in an interview broadcast Sunday...
Japan ruling party handed big defeat over tax plan (07/12/10)
TOKYO -- Voters handed a stinging defeat to Japan's ruling party in weekend elections, rejecting a proposal to increase taxes and handicapping a fledgling government struggling to keep the world's second-largest economy from financial meltdown...
Area digest 7/12/10 (07/12/10)
The Jackson Post 158 Junior American Legion baseball team claimed the District 14 tournament title Sunday with a 20-16 victory over Cape Girardeau Post 63 in Sikeston, Mo. Jackson avenged a 16-5 loss to Cape on Saturday night that forced the if-necessary championship game in the double-elimination tournament. Jackson (23-9) advanced to the zone tournament which begins Thursday in Perryville, Mo...
Jackson prepares for state tourney (07/12/10)
The Senior Babe Ruth team defeated Chaffee on Sunday
Spain claims first World Cup title (07/12/10)
A goal in extra time lifted Spain to a 1-0 victory against the Netherlands
Cards enter break with win (07/12/10)
HOUSTON -- After getting swept in Colorado, the St. Louis Cardinals were looking for a positive finish to the first half of the season. They found it in Houston, where Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in a 4-2 win against the Astros on Sunday that gave them a series win over their NL Central rival...
Capahas dominate in securing return to Wichita (07/12/10)
The National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional field has not been especially potent in recent years. I still didn't expect the Plaza Tire Capahas to have such an easy time in capturing their sixth consecutive regional championship. The Capahas rolled through the three-team tournament played Friday and Saturday at Capaha Field, going 3-0 and outscoring the opposition 22-4...
Talking Shop with John Lichtenegger of Lichtenegger, Weiss & Fetterhoff LLC (07/12/10)
John Lichtenegger is a Jackson lawyer whose practice of real estate law complements his second job, developer. Since starting in the development business in the late 1970s, he has developed subdivisions and other areas and has seen growth in the Jackson housing market. In 2004 he donated land for the Jackson Senior Center and continues to monitor the center's growth...
Jackson chamber boardroom to get facelift (07/12/10)
The Jackson Chamber of Commerce recently received a $20,000 anonymous donation to renovate its boardroom facilities. The refurbished board room will feature new furnishings, flooring and new a media center. "The goal of the renovations is to encourage Jackson Chamber of Commerce members to use the boardroom and its accessories free of charge for seminars, training, interviews and meetings," said Brian Gerau, executive director...
People on the move 7/12/10 (07/12/10)
Teresa Teague has been named executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Girardeau. She was previously administrative assistant to the executive director of the club. She has an associate degree in English literature from University of Florida and earned her bachelor's degree from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. ...
Oda Friese (07/12/10)
Oda Friese of Oak Ridge died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Lora Phillips (07/12/10)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Lora Jeanette Phillips, 77, of Olive Branch died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Joel Casey (07/12/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Joel "Buddy" Casey, 54, of rural Anna died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. LaRue Parr officiating...
Kathleen Kluesner (07/12/10)
Kathleen W. Kluesner, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at her home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 11, 1924, at Comstock Park, Mich., to William and Veronica Schweitzer Scheidel. She and Rufus Kluesner were married Sept. 11, 1945, at Comstock Park. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1993...
Jim Stafford (07/12/10)
Jim Stafford, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 7, 1947, in Rector, Ark., to Dale and Oleda Presson Stafford. He and Karen Bateman were married Jan. 22, 1969, in Rector. Jim was a 1966 graduate of Rector High School. ...
Dorothy Horman (07/12/10)
Dorothy Horman, 72, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Friday, July 9, 2010, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Feb. 7, 1938, at Chaffee, daughter of Frederick Dewey and Mayme Christine Griffin Horman. Dorothy retired as a machine operator. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee...
Births 7/12/10 (07/12/10)
Son to Alam Zahed and Iffat Hussain of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:10 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010. Name, Faraz. Weight, 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Second son. Ms. Hussain is the daughter of Sakhawat Hussain and Nazina Hussain of Bangladesh. Zahed is the son of the late Shamsul Alam and Noorjahan Begum of Bangladesh. He is self-employed...
Jackson fire report 7/12/10 (07/12/10)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Jackson police report 7/12/10 (07/12/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Theft Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/12/10 (07/12/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/12/10 (07/12/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous Southeast Missouri State University...
Out of the past 7/12/10 (07/12/10)
Calling the Missouri Legislature "a big, huge card game," state Rep. Mary C. Kasten says Southeast Missouri has been winning its share of the "stake" in state appropriations; "I think we did very well," Kasten tells those attending the Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee...
A vital resource (07/12/10)
Among the bright spots in south Cape Girardeau is the Cape Area Family Resource Center, which provides a variety of community-based programs. With grants running out to operate the center, its board and executive director Pat King are looking for new funding sources to keep the center in operation...
Speak Out 7/12/10 (07/12/10)
THE theory behind the idea that cutting taxes will increase government revenue is based on the belief that doing so will broaden the tax base and bring in more money to the government. It is based on the work of Arthur Laffer and is summed up in what is called the Laffer Curve. For the most part, I think the theory stinks and can even be counterproductive. That's why I call it the Laugher Curve...
Prayer 07/12/10 (07/12/10)
Comfort, O God, those who seek work but remain unemployed. Amen.
Undo government interference (07/12/10)
Only private enterprise can expand this economy. What inhibits private enterprise employment? Employers don't know what new regulations will face them, whether they will be required to provide specific health care benefits or if environmental requirements (such as tighter ozone limitations) will cause them to shut down...
Rawlings Bulldogs Place in Incoming Frosh Tourney (07/12/10)
The Rawlings Bulldogs took first place in the consolation bracket of the Premier Baseball Incoming Freshman Championship July 7-11 in Joplin, Mo. The Bulldogs finished the tournament with a 5-2 record.
Cong. Blunt Tries to Redefine Role in $700 Bailout (07/12/10)
Just Weeks Before His Primary Election, Congressman Blunt Tries to Hide His Record of Wasteful Spending, Even Spends Resources on TV This summer, Congressman Blunt is sweating more than just the July heat. Under fire from both sides of the aisle for his record of wasteful spending and specifically for his key role in shepherding the $700 billion Wall Street bailout through Congress, Blunt is trying to rewrite history. ...
Elvis on Tour: 75th Anniversary Celebration (07/12/10)
Attention Elvis Fans!!! Elvis on Tour: 75th Anniversary Celebration will be at AMC Town Plaza Theater on Williams Street,Cape Girardeau for ONE night only July 29th @ 7:00p.m. Don't miss this chance to see Elvis on the Big Screen again! Hope to see you at this ONE TIME only event!!!...
Our Boy Chase (07/12/10)
Our cat Chase has a calming influence on our home. You can see why!
HELP What am I ? (07/12/10)
I was in our garden when I spotted this insect extracting sweets from the flowers. I have never witnessed this before. Can someone take a guess of what it is?
10th Annual Park & Rec Day (07/12/10)
Tracker had a great time celebrating his 10th birthday with all the kids that attended Park & Rec Day!
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