• It seems nearly impossible to fathom that someone as brilliant and funny as Robin Williams could be so tortured emotionally that he takes himself out of the human race. Yet, last week, one by one, each of us across the whole globe, fixed our attention on the sad news of this beloved actor’s suicide. Sometimes, a blip of news in the vast sea of information we are bombarded with daily, seems to slap us so hard in the face that we can almost hear the collective groan rippling through space and time. Then we all try our best to reckon with reality. And what a devastating reality Robin Williams’ death reveals - that someone who, by his very nature, brought

    Aug 26,
  • Once upon a time in Puxico, Missouri, an eager little 12-year-old accepted a unique challenge from his father. "You know that record you keep playing all the time?" the father asked, referring to a now-forgotten side by the great Chet Atkins. The boy said yes. The father replied that if the boy could learn to play it himself on the father's guitar, he would buy the boy a brand new instrument of his very own. A few days later, young Tom Hemby was holding his own sleek new Gibson SG---the slim, solid-body electric affair that would take him to a whole new level of discovery on the instrument that had captured his imagination.

    Sep 28,
  • For those of you who have trusted your spreadsheet program to give accurate results...check out how Microsoft's Excel 2007 software shows that: 850 x 77.1 == 100,000 (not 65,535) The entire story can be found at: http://www.appscout.com/2007/09/excel_cant_multiply.php Microsoft's response: http://blogs.msdn.com/excel/archive/2007/09/25/calculation-issue-update.aspx

    Sep 27,
  • semo.net is happy to announce that the winner of the tickets are as follows: - Zenita Smith - Annie Hornbeck And the grand-prize winner receiving 4 tickets to the concert AND 4 Meet & Greet passes to meet the band is: - Amanda Samons Congratulations all and thank you for participating in our contest.

    Sep 24,
  • Doyle Burke believes in doing his homework. Burke and his wife Tracy are the proprietors of Hobby World, the new Valley Plaza hobby supply center that's been generating a major buzz throughout the Poplar Bluff area. Slot car and electric train enthusiasts, artists and crafters, model builders and scrapbookers, families and teachers, take note: You no longer need to trek to the ends of the earth---or to Cape Girardeau, for that matter---for the supplies you need to make the most of your work or play. That's because Doyle Burke has combined extensive business experience with a knack for research to tailor Hobby World to the needs of local consumers. Burke returned to Poplar Bluff from Nashville in 1993, having garnered

    Sep 24,
  • Salt water can indeed burn when exposed to a certain kind of radio wave, a university chemist has confirmed. Rustum Roy of Pennsylvania State University verified earlier this month that the radio waves break down the water into its constituent components, allowing the resulting freed hydrogen and oxygen to catch fire. John Kanzius of Sanibel, Florida, first happened upon the phenomenon earlier this year when running experiments with a radio frequency generator he designed to help zap cancer cells. When he trained the radio waves on a test tube of salt water, it produced an unexpected spark, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Curious, Kanzius and colleagues decided to ignite the water with a match. The water lit and kept burning

    Sep 23,
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