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Stories from Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ice again stops newspaper delivery (01/28/09)
SIKESTON - The Standard Democrat offices were without power all of Wednesday. Readers will find all available stories scheduled for the Wednesday edition free online. There will be no home delivery of the newspaper to ensure the safety of our employees and to abide by law enforcement's request that only essential travel should be conducted today...
Slippery times may yield bumps, bruises and worse (01/28/09)
Icy conditions don't just lead to accidents on slippery roadways -- they are also the culprit for bruises, sprains and broken bones when an individual slips. As of Tuesday afternoon, however, only two injuries -- one fall and one vehicle accident -- were treated at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Generators hot commodity during cold times (01/28/09)
SIKESTON -- With this storm, as well as several that have led to power outages in the past year, generator sales have been big. "That's about the only customer's we've had," said Paula McDowell, office manager at B&B Boats and Bikes in Sikeston, about business over the past couple of days. Customers began coming in Monday to purchase the equipment, she said...
Ice wreaks havoc for businesses, drivers (01/28/09)
By Michelle Felter michellef@standard-democrat.com...
Electrical crews battle Mother Nature (01/28/09)
SIKESTON -- It's frustrating to have a power outage. But the best thing people can do is be patient and let electric crews do their job. "Know that crews are out there, they're working hard and they will get power restored as soon as possible," said Glen Cantrell, communications manager for SEMO Electric Cooperative. "And it's going to get worse before it gets better."...
Portageville girls game will draw attention to breast cancer awareness (01/28/09)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The girls basketball game between Portageville and Poplar Bluff, scheduled for Monday night in Portageville, will have more meaning than just a win or a loss as the game will also help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Both the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Mules basketball teams will be taking pledges and selling T-shirts to raise money for the New Madrid County and Butler County Relay for Life events...
The Bulls are back (01/28/09)
SIKESTON -- After a one-year hiatus from the baseball diamond the Sikeston Bulls will be returning to action this spring. With ownership troubles being the main concern for not fielding a team last season, this year John Crockett, a Sikeston native, has taken over ownership of the hometown KIT League team...
Looking Back 1-28 (01/28/09)
SIKESTON - Mandy Goetz celebrated her sixth birthday this afternoon with a party given by her mother, Mrs. Fremont Goetz, at their home on Sikeston Route 2. SIKESTON - Henry Armstrong, the only professional boxer to hold three titles at the same time, will be a keynote speaker next week at a banquet to open the Sikeston Field House...
Super Bowl just isn't that super (01/28/09)
I was not going to discuss today's subject out of fear of personal embarrassment. I have no desire to be labeled unmanly or unAmerican. But as the day draws closer, it's time for a confession. So here goes. I couldn't care less who plays in - much less wins - Sunday's Super Bowl. There I said it...
Your View: Be Like Abe (01/28/09)
Throughout his campaign, Barack Obama invoked the name and memory of Abraham Lincoln. Initially, I thought he was simply reaching out to middle America. But he continued after the election, when he no longer needed to. In his election night speech in Grant Park, he said: "Let us remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House - a party founded on the values of self-reliance, individual liberty, and national unity. ...
Speakout 1-28 (01/28/09)
It seems funny, this old man comes around sticking his nose in where he's not wanted. I don't see why he don't go home. He doesn't have any relatives down around this town. I'll sure be glad when Obama gets to be president. I've never been so tired of every time you turn the TV on, his picture is on and they're telling something about him. ...