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Charges filed in Sikeston graduation party (05/31/07)
Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd filed 30 misdemeanor charges Thursday against a Sikeston, Mo., couple who allegedly supplied alcohol to minors at a high school graduation party. The charges allege that Mark Anthony Cheatham and his wife, Terry Brewer-Cheatham, provided alcohol at a party for 30 minors between the ages of 17 and 20 at their home...
Search for accused sex offender ends in Poplar Bluff (05/31/07)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A search for Scott City man wanted on child sex charges ended Thursday with his arrest by the Butler County Sheriff's Department. The man, Charles E. Rothman, 65, became the subject of an intense search late Wednesday and Thursday morning after his overturned boat was found in the Diversion Channel...
Parvo vaccination season underway (05/31/07)
With puppy season in full swing, dog owners should take caution to prevent their puppies from contracting parvovirus. Parvo, as the disease commonly is known, attacks the intestinal lining of puppies, causing dehydration and secondary infections that are often fatal if left untreated...
State reopens enrollment for virtual school's fall classes (05/31/07)
Twenty Cape Girardeau County students have enrolled in online classes that will be offered by the state's new virtual school starting this fall. They are among some 1,700 students who enrolled this month in elementary and high school courses that will be offered through the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program, or MoVIP...
Clydesdales to appear at SEMO Fair (05/31/07)
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will make an appearance at this year's SEMO District Fair. Eight Clydesdales will be hitched and harnessed to the signature red beer wagon for daily appearances on the fairgrounds Sept. 10 to 15. The horses also will take part in the annual fair parade Sept. 10...
Convicted sex offender charged with repeated sexual abuse (05/31/07)
A convicted sex offender residing in Cape Girardeau was charged Wednesday in Scott County with repeated sexual abuse of a young girl over a three-year period. Derek K. Kinder, 20, of 126 N. Park St. was charged with three felony counts of first-degree statutory sodomy for deviate sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 14...
Firefighter hours could change if lawsuit fails (05/31/07)
Area firefighters will work dramatically different hours if a lawsuit challenging changes in overtime rules for public safety employees is unsuccessful. The changes, which were part of the November ballot measure increasing the state's minimum wage, eliminated the exception to the 40-hour week for public safety employees such as firefighters and police. ...
Gallery for art guild opens in Cape (05/31/07)
Cape Girardeau's newest gallery opened Wednesday night, providing a home for the diverse artists of the Bollinger County-based Cat Ranch Art Guild. The gallery is a collaboration between local neurosurgeon, photographer and Missouri Arts Council board member Dr. Joel Ray and the guild, run by Bollinger County artist Jeanie Eddleman...
'Treasure Our Elders' theme for National Nursing Home Week (05/31/07)
'Treasure Our Elders' was the 2007 theme for National Nursing Home Week held May 14 to 18. The American Health Care Association established the weeklong celebration in 1967. Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau scheduled a carnival day with dunk tank, pajama day, 1950s day and sports day. The last day ended with a barbecue for staff and residents with a free car wash by administrative staff for staff members...
Sheriff John Jordan presents awards (05/31/07)
Deputy Ed Curtis was recently presented the 2006 Timothy J. Ruopp Award by Sheriff John Jordan. The award, presented as the "Highest Tribute for Outstanding Service to his Department, Community and his Fellow Officer in the Name of Timothy J. Ruopp," has been presented since 1984 when Ruopp, a former employee of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department, was killed in the line of duty as a law enforcement officer in California...
Correction 5/31/07 (05/31/07)
Wednesday's article on Scott City's Summerfest stated the city formed the fair board to administer the Summerfest. The fair board was not formed by the city government and is a not-for-profit organization operating independently of the city government...
Show Me Center announces extra seats available for McBride concert (05/31/07)
Southeast Missourian The Show Me Center has announced the release of 500 extra seats for the June 7 concert featuring country artists Martina McBride and Little Big Town. The seats were released after stage plans for the upcoming show were finalized, creating more room for spectators...
There will be beer (05/31/07)
I am a Scott City Park Board member, and I am a little concerned about the headline to the story in Wednesday's paper. I have had several people approach me and say they heard we aren't selling beer at the Summerfest this year. I know that if they would read the rest of the story they would see that we are selling beer but not under the city's name. ...
Community digest 5/31/07 (05/31/07)
Trail of Tears to celebrate 50th anniversary; Big Oak Tree State Park to hold snake program; First scholarship fund bazaar held at Eagles; Date has been changed for Glaus benefit; Cape Senior Center to hold dance Friday; Truman Day barbecue to be held at Laborers' Hall; Wampler family reunion to be held June 10
Investigation finds no wrongdoing at Shannon's over Hancock accident (05/31/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A state investigation found no evidence that workers at Mike Shannon's restaurant knew Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock was drunk as they served him alcohol in the hours prior to his fatal accident. Peter Lobdell, supervisor of the state Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, said at a news conference Thursday that investigators interviewed four employees of the restaurant and two of Hancock's teammates who were with him that night...
Black bear making the rounds in Jefferson County (05/31/07)
DITTMER, Mo. (AP) -- Whether crossing Interstate 44 or spotted near a playground, a black bear has made some high-profile appearances in Jefferson County this week. Today, it was seen in Festus, said Missouri Department of Conservation spokeswoman Holly Berthold...
St. Louis man could be charged with murder after killing suspect (05/31/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis man could face murder charges after opening fire on two men who allegedly stole his pickup truck at a convenience store, killing one of the men as he sped away from the scene. The 18-year-old year man shot and killed 23-year-old Morio Claiborne, according to police. No charges have been filed, and authorities aren't releasing the gunman's name, police spokeswoman Schron Jackson said Thursday...
Sunken barge forces closure of river at St. Louis (05/31/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A breakaway barge sunk Thursday morning in the Mississippi river in St. Louis, closing a six-mile stretch of the waterway. The barge was one of 15 barges that broke loose around 5 a.m. while being towed by Ingram Barge Co. of Nashville, said Coast Guard Lt. Christian Barger...
Fitness vibration plates popular but may be risky, experts say (05/31/07)
What if you could burn fat while shaking a martini? Actually, it's your body that shakes like a martini on a new type of fitness machine that's generating lots of buzz and celebrity use. Even NASA has tested the concept. These machines use vibrations to tone muscle and claim to do it faster. Aggressive promoters also say the equipment improves flexibility and strength, reduces pain and stress, builds muscle and reverses osteoporosis...
Marine veteran faces hearing for wearing his uniform at protest (05/31/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A military panel will decide whether to change an Iraq war veteran's discharge status after he was photographed wearing fatigues at a protest rally. Marine Cpl. Adam Kokesh and other veterans marked the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq in April by wearing their uniforms -- with military insignia removed -- and roaming around the nation's capital on a mock patrol...
St. Louis schools detail appeal over accreditation loss (05/31/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis School District released documents Wednesday as it appeals a planned state takeover. The state Board of Education voted in March to remove the district's accreditation, and an appointed board is to run the district starting in mid-June...
Authorities, businesses target alcohol abuse on water (05/31/07)
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- For the Memorial Day weekend revelers at Party Cove, the warning sirens, flashing emergency lights and divers searching for the third drowning victim in a week only briefly halted the good times. Women in bikinis, some topless, continued to dance suggestively from atop their power boat perches. ...
Missouri pays off debt to federal government for jobless benefits fund (05/31/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Four years and $444 million later, the state has finally paid the federal government back for bailing out its insolvent unemployment insurance fund. The fund that finances weekly benefits for unemployed Missourians went belly up in March 2003, after a surge in unemployment claims drained its cash. To continue providing jobless benefits, the state had to borrow money from the federal government...
Judge axes part of sex offender law (05/31/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A judge has thrown out part of a law barring sex offenders from living close to a school or day care. An unidentified sex offender in St. Louis County had sued, claiming it's wrong for the state to make him move from his home because the legal standard changed after he began living there...
U.S. to accept a bigger trickle of Iraqi refugees (05/31/07)
WASHINGTON -- The United States will soon begin admitting a bigger trickle of the more than 2 million refugees who have fled Iraq, acknowledging for the first time the country may never be safe for some who have helped the United States there. After months of agonizing delays and withering criticism from advocacy groups and lawmakers, the Bush administration has finalized new guidelines to screen Iraqi refugees, including those seeking asylum because helping the Americans has put them at huge risk.. ...
U.S. investigating how TB traveler crossed border (05/31/07)
WASHINGTON -- The government is investigating how the globe-trotting tuberculosis patient drove into the country after his name was put on a watch list -- and given to U.S. border guards. The episode showed a major gap in the nation's system to keep the direst of diseases from crossing borders. ...
Soldiers with missing limbs being allowed to return to active duty (05/31/07)
SAN ANTONIO -- In the blur of smoke and blood after a bomb blew up under his Humvee in Iraq, Sgt. Tawan Williamson looked down at his shredded leg and knew it couldn't be saved. His military career, though, pulled through. Less than a year after the attack, Williamson is running again with a high-tech prosthetic leg and plans to take up a new assignment, probably by the fall, as an Army job counselor and affirmative action officer in Okinawa, Japan...
Woman charged with exploiting $2.5M check error (05/31/07)
MINNEAPOLIS -- An errant computer keystroke led the state to accidentally issue a $2.5 million check to a school counselor -- who spent thousands on cars, jewelry and electronics, prosecutors said. Sabrina Walker, 37, was charged Tuesday with theft by swindle and concealing the proceeds of a crime. She remained in jail Wednesday in lieu of $200,000 bail...
National spelling bee advances to quarterfinals (05/31/07)
WASHINGTON -- The start of the 80th Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday resembled a classroom of students taking the SAT as 286 youngsters from the English-speaking world filled in ovals with their No. 2 pencils. Along with the 25-word, multiple-choice spelling test, they were also given their only guaranteed moment on the Grand Hyatt's ballroom stage: a chance to spell one word before an audience of parents, friends and judges...
New catalog focuses on products for the obese (05/31/07)
BOSTON -- At first glance, the catalog's pitch for lawn chairs appears ordinary: A seated man and woman relax near a tree-lined lake shore, enjoying drinks. But look closer. "Supports up to 800 lbs," reads the text next to the man's $139.95 lawn chair...
Cuba to buy $118 million in U.S. food (05/31/07)
HAVANA -- Cuba agreed Wednesday to buy $118 million in U.S. food products ranging from pork and corn to soybeans and Spam, and said it was negotiating deals that could bring the total to nearly $150 million. "The sales this week went beyond all of our expectations," said Jim Sumner of the U.S. ...
More than half of adults obese or overweight in E.U. (05/31/07)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- More than half of adults in European Union nations are obese or overweight and the young are increasingly making Europe a fat continent, the European Union's top public health official said Wednesday. Diets based on fatty and sweet ingredients combined with lack of physical activity account for six of the seven top factors leading to poor health, said E.U. health commissioner Markos Kyprianou...
Thai court disbands ousted prime minister's political party (05/31/07)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- A court disbanded the political party of Thailand's ousted prime minister Wednesday, barring him and 110 party executives from politics for five years due to election law violations. The ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal followed a guilty verdict against the Thai Rak Thai Party for financing obscure parties to run against it in elections last year to get around turnout rules. The court also disbanded three smaller parties, two of them hired by Thai Rak Thai...
Iraqi, U.S. forces search Sadr City for five abducted British citizens (05/31/07)
BAGHDAD -- Dozens of U.S. Humvees and Bradley fighting vehicles took up positions around Sadr City at nightfall Wednesday, as American forces pressed the search for five Britons kidnapped in a mock police raid that Iraqi officials said was carried out by the Mahdi Army Shiite militia...
5 Americans killed as helicopter apparently shot down (05/31/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Five Americans and two other soldiers died when their Chinook helicopter was apparently shot down in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, a U.S. military official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility. Initial reports suggested the helicopter was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade, said the U.S. military official, who requested anonymity because details of the crash had not yet been released. NATO said there were no survivors...
Southeast recorded 32 wins but struggled in OVC tournament (05/31/07)
The season ended a bit earlier than he would have liked, but all in all, Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Mark Hogan was pleased with the Redhawks' 2007 campaign. After posting their worst record during Hogan's 13-year tenure at Southeast last season, the Redhawks bounced back with their most wins since 2002 and highest Ohio Valley Conference regular-season finish since 2003...
Area sports digest 5/31/07 (05/31/07)
Stoverinks win horseshoe event Edgar Stoverink and Cori Stoverink teamed to take first place at the Southeast Missouri Horseshoe Association event at the Knight of Columbus Hall in Jackson recently. Lachelle Cook and James Hillis took second. Jake Kluesner and Marvin Margrabe were third...
Jackson rolls to victory (05/31/07)
Jackson's American Legion team scored 27 runs in a doubleheader sweep Tuesday at Perryville. Jackson won the opener 10-0 behind a two-hitter from Isaac Kinnard. He struck out five and went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Jake D'Amico had a home run and was one of five hitters with two hits in the game. Jake Hime, Ethan Davenport, Ryan Cheney and Levi Petzoldt added two hits...
Sharapova overcomes pain to earn win (05/31/07)
PARIS -- Maria Sharapova's achy right shoulder might have been to blame for a few shaky moments at the French Open on Wednesday. Her confidence? Perfectly intact. After taking time off and getting a cortisone shot for what she called the worst injury of her career, Sharapova got through her first test at Roland Garros, playing through a drizzle to beat Emilie Loit of France 6-3, 7-6 (4)...
Fractured left wrist benches catcher (05/31/07)
DENVER -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will be sidelined four to six weeks with a fractured left wrist. The Cardinals placed Molina on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and purchased the contract of catcher Brian Esposito from Class AAA Memphis. Esposito, 28, will be making his major league debut...
Spurs move on (05/31/07)
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan and Tony Parker wasted no time showing how serious the San Antonio Spurs were about getting back into the NBA finals -- immediately. Duncan and Parker powered an early 14-0 spurt that featured perhaps the most dominant stretch the Spurs have played all postseason and the Utah Jazz never recovered, letting San Antonio cruise to a 109-84 victory Wednesday and into the championship round for the third time in five years...
Anaheim opens 2-0 lead in chase for Cup (05/31/07)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Checkmate. The Anaheim Ducks' defensive stalwarts are hurting the Ottawa Senators on offense, too. Samuel Pahlsson figured out sharp Senators goalie Ray Emery with 5:44 left in the third period to give the Ducks a 1-0 victory over Ottawa on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup finals...
Cardinals get strong start from reliever (05/31/07)
DENVER -- Add Todd Wellemeyer to the list of relievers the St. Louis Cardinals have successfully converted into starters this season. Wellemeyer earned a victory in his first major league start and Albert Pujols and Jim Edmonds hit back-to-back homers in the fifth as St. Louis beat Colorado 8-4 on Wednesday night to end the Rockies' seven-game winning streak...
Health news 5/31/07 (05/31/07)
LifeSaver Class for New Parents, 1 to 4 p.m., Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. June classes are full, but registration for upcoming months can be done by calling 651-5825 or going online at www.southeastmissourihospital.com. Breast-feeding Support Group, 10 to 11 a.m., Saint Francis Family BirthPlace. Call 331-5501 for more information...
Sweeping out the cobwebs (05/31/07)
May 31, 2007 Dear Leslie, Memorial Day weekend on the Castor River doesn't have the tradition of Labor Day weekend, when members of DC's clan descend on the cabin from most corners of the state and Florida to say goodbye to summer with odd performances we call Castor Fest. Owls help us hoot right through it all...
The rebirth of memory (05/31/07)
Perhaps it is just because I am one of those baby boomers, but I tend to be more and more prone to nostalgia. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Even though I wasn't there, I am still bathed in nostalgia for that heady time. Recently, the New York Times did an article on the packaging of the Summer of Love as commercial nostalgia. ...
Paula Abdul says being judge on 'Idol' gives her purpose (05/31/07)
NEW YORK -- Paula Abdul says she didn't figure out her purpose in life until she became a judge on Fox network's "American Idol." "I knew since I was a little girl that I had this profound way of touching people. My purpose is bringing out everybody's best and being that cheerleader to other people's success," the 44-year-old singer-dancer tells OK! magazine in its latest issue...
Terry Moll (05/31/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Terry M. Moll, 49, of Perryville died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at his home. He was born March 18, 1958, in Red Bud, Ill., son of Howard Paul and Alvera Cecilia Gibbar Moll. Moll was employed at Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. Survivors include a son, Corey Moll of Fenton, Mo.; a daughter, Jenna Moll of Perryville; two brothers, Tim Moll of Silver Lake, Mo., and Jim Moll of Patton, Mo.; a sister, Lisa Gowen of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and a friend, Brenda Hesser of Perryville...
Freda Cox (05/31/07)
Freda Vernell Blaylock Cox, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1928, in Donalsonville, Ga., daughter of Genoni and Alma House Turnage. She first married Arlie Blaylock Aug. 1, 1944. He died July 29, 1983. She later married Lora Cox Sept. 13, 1988. He died Dec. 1, 2001...
Robert Jenkins (05/31/07)
Robert L. Jenkins, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at his home. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at the St. James AME Church in Cape Girardeau. Williams Funeral Home of Charleston, Mo., is in charge of arrangements...
Franklin Yount (05/31/07)
PATTON, Mo. -- Franklin William Yount, 83, of Arnold, Mo., formerly of Patton, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1923, at Yount, Mo., son of Jess and Ella J. Seabaugh Yount. He and Vera Margaret Rudolph were married Dec. 20, 1941...
Robert Jansen (05/31/07)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Robert Louis Jansen, 72, of Leopold died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at his farm, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born May 11, 1935, at Leopold, son of Robert W. and Clara Lucy Debrock Jansen. He first married Marilyn Nenninger in 1957 and then married Karen Stause in 2000...
Births 5/31/07 (05/31/07)
Rigdon; Shy; Huffman; Miller; Wells; Brotherton; Wagoner; Dixon
Cape/Jackson police report 5/31/07 (05/31/07)
Arrests; Burglary
Cape fire report 5/31/07 (05/31/07)
n At 5:41 p.m., a stranded man in a bucket truck at North West End Boulevard and Scott Street. n At 5:44 p.m., emergency medical service at the unit block of South Sprigg Street. n At 7:51 a.m., a car fire at the intersection of Perryville Road and El Rio Drive...
Out of the past 5/31/07 (05/31/07)
Area residents kick off the summer season with soggy picnics and other recreational activities, while at the same time giving pause to remember the nation's war dead; Memorial Day ceremonies are held at cemeteries throughout the area. Severe thunderstorms, high winds and reported funnel clouds over the three-day holiday weekend inflicted damage in parts of Cape Girardeau County...
A day to remember (05/31/07)
By Dr. H. Eric Schockman June 5 marks National Hunger Awareness Day, an opportunity for communities across the country to remember more than 35 million Americans living on the brink of malnutrition, hunger or worse. This year, people of all faiths are taking a stand against this fundamental injustice...
Drinking grads (05/31/07)
Every year as commencement season rolls around, there are news stories about celebrations featuring alcoholic beverages for high school graduates and their friends who are under the legal drinking age of 21. Sometimes parents provide the beer and wine. (In Missouri, parents are permitted to provide alcoholic beverages only for their own children.) Sometimes parents "supervise" the party, but underage guests bring their own refreshments...
Latin Mass: Faith and practices (05/31/07)
To the editor:Concerning the "stingy bishops" mentioned in the article on liberalization of the traditional Latin Mass ("Pope set to revive 16th-century Tridentine Mass"), one would need to look no further for an example than Bishop John Leibrecht of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Despite the needs of the faithful, who have petitioned him by the hundreds through the Una Voce chapter in Springfield, he has steadfastly refused to authorize the Latin Mass in his diocese...
Cheryl Ellis assists SALT efforts (05/31/07)
To the editor:As the chairman for Seniors and Lawmen Together, I wish to share our group's sincere appreciation for Cheryl Ellis and the work she has done for us. SALT recently held its 10th annual law enforcement memorial. It was our best program yet, having 193 law enforcement officer, SALT members and, most importantly, family members of the 18 officers we honored in attendance...
Speak Out 5/31/07 (05/31/07)
Dying healthy; Scott County taxes; Dangerous sale; Safe for grads; Big ramifications; Names not listed; Party on; Water issue; Walkway needs paint; Burning tires; Societal impact; Accident lawsuit; Booing in Mexico; Not a yard sale; No savings; Looking professional
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