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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cozmo's to close

Cozmo's Cafe and Cream won't be a part of the dining options in Cape Girardeau for much longer.

The restaurant's owner, Dr. Michael Jessup, told today that he plans to close down the store and turn Cozmo's into a small franchise.

Jessup said the move isn't related to the poor economy, though.

Earlier this week, two other Cape Girardeau restaurants announced plans to sell their buildings.

Meanwhile an economic study of Southeast Missouri shows mixed signs for the third quarter of last year, with rising unemployment and a rise in retail sales.

Three dead in automobile accidents

Tuesday was a deadly day on Southeast Missouri roads. Three people died in car crashes on roadways in the area, according to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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Nixon suggests tuition freeze

In a move to try and keep tuition costs down for college students around the state, new Gov. Jay Nixon brokered a deal with public universities to freeze their tuition rates in exchange for no budget cuts from the state.

The deal still needs legislative approval.

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Obama inauguration photo galleries

We posted several Associated Press photos of the Obama inauguration to our website Tuesday. If you haven't seen these photo galleries, you can view them in our multimedia section by clicking here.

Later today and Thursday on

Look for local reaction to the tuition freeze proposal, more on the state of the area's economy, information on filings for local government and school board races and a story from tonight's Martin Luther King Jr. dinner later today on

Check our site Thursday morning for more on those stories plus a report on county road signs that keep getting stolen.

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