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Crowell reflects on legislative session at First Friday Coffee (06/01/07)
The Missouri Legislature passed tax cuts for senior citizens, tax credit programs for businesses and funding for buildings at Southeast Missouri State University, but Sen. Jason Crowell said he's proudest of an appropriation for an autism center in Cape Girardeau...
Central receives ACT recognition (06/01/07)
Cape Girardeau Central High School is one of only eight schools in Missouri and 382 nationwide to be singled out for academic rigor in mathematics and science by the ACT Education Division. Central High School principal Dr. Mike Cowan said the commendation by ACT, a nationwide testing service, validates the academic program at Cape Girardeau's public high school. The high schools singled out by ACT include some of the traditionally best academic schools in the nation, Cowan said...
Police say Scott City man faked drowning (06/01/07)
A Scott City man under investigation on child sex charges tried to mislead police by faking an apparent drowning and was tracked down in Poplar Bluff, Mo., when he used his ATM card, police said. Charles E. Rothman, 65, was arrested Thursday by a plainclothes deputy for the Butler County Sheriff's Department, Scott City police chief Don Cobb said. Officers began tracking Rothman's movements after obtaining a subpoena that morning to monitor his cell phone use and ATM transactions...
Packing up: SEMO moving into River Campus (06/01/07)
Amy Roadarmel has packed dishes for weeks. She's still not done. It takes time when you have about 900 "dishes" to pack in boxes. That's particularly the case when you're packing up Mississippian Indian clay pottery dating back some 1,000 years...
Governor, Cape parent tout state's new autism funding (06/01/07)
Gov. Matt Blunt let a local parent do the talking Thursday when it came to touting the importance of millions of dollars in increased state funding to fight autism. "Early diagnosis and early intense therapy can give these kids a better chance at living an independent, functional and happy life," said Kim Daniel of Cape Girardeau, the mother of 4-year-old twin daughters diagnosed with autism...
Sikeston couple faces alcohol charges (06/01/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., couple is facing 30 state misdemeanor charges apiece for allegedly supplying alcohol to minors at a party earlier this month. The charges were filed Thursday against Mark Cheatham, 48, and his wife, Terry Brewer-Cheatham, 47. All 30 charges are for supplying alcohol to a minor...
'100-mile diet' doesn't require grocery stores (06/01/07)
Farmers markets offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to homemade breads, meats and honey, enough for people live virtually free of trips to the grocery store, some vendors say. "There's a movement now toward the 100-mile diet, which is when you eat things within 100 miles of your home. ...
Change announced for tonight's Tunes at Twilight (06/01/07)
Southeast Missourian Tunes at Twilight organizers have announced a last-minute change to tonight's 7 p.m. concert at the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo. The group originally scheduled to perform, Canadian folk duo The Laws, have been replaced by Nashville-based folk duo The Cantrells...
Coal barge strikes bridge over Mississippi River (06/01/07)
Southeast Missourian A coal barge struck the U.S. 62/60 bridge between Cairo, Ill., and Birds Point, Mo., Thursday afternoon, closing the bridge to traffic while safety inspectors checked for structural damage, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. The bridge over the Mississippi River was closed for about two hours while the inspectors checked bridge piers for damage...
New Jersey executive rejects Missouri presidency (06/01/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The top candidate to lead the University of Missouri system has turned down an offer to lead the institution, The Associated Press has confirmed. University curators made the undisclosed offer to Terry Sutter, 49, a New Jersey business executive and graduate of the Columbia campus, a source familiar with the offer told the AP...
Woman crawls onto Mo. interstate after fight, is struck and killed (06/01/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A woman trying to get away from a man who was beating her crawled onto an interstate highway and was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer, police said Friday. The tractor-trailer driver left the scene. Police were looking for both the truck driver and the man who allegedly beat the woman...
Blunt signs fire safety requirements at deadly fire site (06/01/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt signed into law new fire safety requirements for Missouri's long-term care facilities on Friday in response to a deadly fire at a group home for the mentally ill and disabled. Blunt signed the bill at the site of the former Anderson Guest House in southwest Missouri, where 11 people died in a Nov. 27 fire that smoldered in the attic before sweeping through the building...
Report: Minority drivers stopped at higher rates than white drivers (06/01/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An annual report on racial profiling during traffic stops continues to find that black drivers are pulled over at a higher rate than white drivers, and the gap is growing. The report, released Thursday by the attorney general's office, found black drivers were 57 percent more likely to be stopped than whites, and Hispanic drivers were 15 percent more likely to get pulled over than whites. ...
Utility regulators asked to reconsider Ameren rates (06/01/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Ameren Corp. wants more money from its electricity customers. The state thinks it should get less. Both asked the Missouri Public Service Commission on Thursday to reconsider last week's decision approving a $43 million annual rate increase for Ameren's 1.2 million Missouri electric customers. Other parties also filed rehearing requests by Thursday's deadline...
St. Louis-area native in deportation, custody battle in Oman (06/01/07)
ST. LOUIS -- For two years, American-born Khadijah Heather Jones has fought a custody battle in Oman. Now, with the custody hearing in the Middle Eastern country less than a week away, she faces deportation before she can make her case. And she knows if that happens, she may never see her children again...
Curators mum on timetable for picking new president (06/01/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Amid mounting public speculation and leaked candidate names, University of Missouri officials remained mum Thursday about the search for the system's next president. Curators interrupted their regularly scheduled meeting on the Columbia campus for an unannounced closed session about the next presidential hire. They also are scheduled to meet behind closed doors this afternoon to discuss the confidential search...
Bigger Audi TT fits like a baseball glove (06/01/07)
Imagine sitting snugly and comfortably in a baseball glove -- while you're in a car. That is how it can feel inside a new, 2008 Audi TT with optional "baseball optic" leather seat trim. The rich cowhide brown color swathed onto the seats is spot on for a baseball glove, and wide, darker brown stitches that are instantly visible on the sides of the seats when the doors open add to the fanciful baseball illusion...
Former presidents join hundreds for dedication of Billy Graham Library (06/01/07)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Three former U.S. presidents joined together Thursday to praise evangelist Billy Graham and dedicate a new library in his honor, a $27 million complex that traces the preacher's rise from farm boy to America's pastor. On a stage in view of a 40-foot glass cross that serves as the museum's front door, the frail preacher said he was embarrassed by the attention and there was "too much Billy Graham" in the exhibits...
California boy, 13, becomes country's top speller by getting 'serrefine' right (06/01/07)
WASHINGTON -- Evan O'Dorney always eats fish before his spelling bees. The brain food apparently has served him well: He's the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. The 13-year-old from Danville, Calif., aced "serrefine" Thursday night to become the last youngster standing at the 80th annual bee. He triumphed after a tense duel with Nate Gartke of Spruce Grove, Alberta, who was trying to become the first Canadian to win...
Bush proposes summit to agree on cuts of greenhouse gas emissions (06/01/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, under international pressure to take tough action against global warming, on Thursday called for a summit of the United States and other nations that spew the most greenhouse gases on the planet. The goal: set a long-term global strategy for reducing emissions -- and counter allegations the United States is foot-dragging...
NASA managers agree to launch space shuttle next week (06/01/07)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA managers announced Thursday that they would press ahead with the first space shuttle launch of the year next week, three months later than originally planned because of a hail storm that pockmarked the spacecraft's external tank...
U.S. commanders talk with militants about agreements to stop violence (06/01/07)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military is working more aggressively to forge cease-fires with Iraqi militants and quell the violence around Baghdad, judging that 80 percent of enemy combatants are "reconcilable," a top U.S. commander said Thursday. However, Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno also warned that he may not be able to make a full assessment of the situation in Iraq by September, as demanded by lawmakers...
Junk mail remains despite arrest of top-20 spammer (06/01/07)
NEW YORK -- Junk e-mail continued to hit mailboxes around the world Thursday, despite the arrest a day earlier of a man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers. Even if Robert Alan Soloway is ultimately convicted and his operations shuttered, spam experts say dozens are in line to fill the void...
N.J. high court certifies class-action case against Wal-Mart (06/01/07)
NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Supreme Court certified a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart by employees who claim that the nation's largest retailer denied them meal and rest breaks and forced them to work off the clock. The Thursday ruling revives the workers' lawsuit, which had been denied class-action status by a trial judge and an appellate panel...
Gitmo detainee who died was Saudi vet, self-described jihadist (06/01/07)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The detainee who died at Guantanamo Bay in an apparent suicide was identified Thursday as a Saudi military veteran and self-described Islamic holy warrior who denied he ever intended to kill Americans. U.S. military records show the detainee admitted having a connection to al-Qaida but insisted he was little more than a Taliban foot soldier when the United States invaded Afghanistan following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...
U.S. battles al-Qaida gunmen after Sunnis call for help (06/01/07)
BAGHDAD -- U.S. troops battled al-Qaida in west Baghdad on Thursday after Sunni Arab residents challenged the militants and called for American help to end furious gunfire that kept students from final exams and forced people in the neighborhood to huddle indoors...
Russia's president says missile tests were response to U.S. plans for missile defense (06/01/07)
MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia's test-firing of new missiles this week was a response to U.S. plans to build missile defense sites across Europe, and suggested Washington is pursuing an imperialist policy that has triggered a new arms race...
Algae contaminates drinking water for millions in China (06/01/07)
BEIJING -- Fast-spreading, foul-smelling blue-green algae smothered a lake in eastern China, contaminating the drinking water for millions of people and sparking panic-buying of bottled water, state media said Thursday. The algae bloom in Lake Tai, a famous but long-polluted tourist attraction in Jiangsu province, formed because water levels are at their lowest in 50 years, leading to excess nutrients in the water, Xinhua said...
Spain sues over shipwreck treasure (06/01/07)
MADRID, Spain -- The Spanish government said Thursday it has filed a lawsuit in a U.S. federal court against an American firm over a shipwreck the company has found laden with a colonial-era treasure. If the vessel was Spanish or was removed from Spanish waters, any treasure would belong to Spain, Spain says...
Capahas manager Jess Bolen enters his 41st season with optimism (06/01/07)
Jess Bolen is not about to predict how many more years he'll add to his four-decade run as the Plaza Tire Capahas manager. But if Bolen continues to get as excited for a new season as he is right now -- and his health continues to cooperate -- don't expect his tenure to end any time soon...
Area sports digest 6/1/07 (06/01/07)
Cape Junior Legionsweeps Perryville The Cape Girardeau Plaza Tire Junior Legion baseball team swept Perryville in a pair of games Tuesday night,scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh in both games. Cape won the opener 7-6, then rallied for a 4-3 victory in the second game...
Cape Legion adds key newcomers for 2007 season (06/01/07)
The addition of Central baseball standouts Brad LaBruyere and Matt Hester should help make the Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion team a district contender as the summer season gets under way. LaBruyere and Hester both recently finished their senior seasons for the Tigers, and are heading to Legion ball after playing on traveling teams in the past. Both players signed with Southeast Missouri State during their senior seasons...
James leads Cavs to 2 OT win over Pistons, 3-2 series lead (06/01/07)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- LeBron James used one of the most spectacular performances in playoff history to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to the verge of their greatest season. James' career playoff-high 48 points -- including 29 of his team's final 30 -- carried the Cavaliers to within a win of the NBA finals for the first time in franchise history with a 109-107 double-overtime victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night...
Cardinals relievers deliver again in starting role against Rockies (06/01/07)
DENVER -- Juan Encarnacion hit a two-out, three-run double in the sixth and Brad Thompson allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Thursday night. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa gave star slugger Albert Pujols his first day off of the season because he was "wearing down," and St. Louis responded well offensively...
NBA riches lure Donovan from national champs (06/01/07)
ORLANDO -- Rich history wasn't enough to lure Billy Donovan away from Florida. In the end, it was just riches. Donovan will have plenty of them after he was hired to coach the Orlando Magic on Thursday. The team confirmed the hiring Thursday night and scheduled a news conference for Friday morning...
MU to host its first regional in 42 years (06/01/07)
The reward for a dominant regular season comes today for Missouri's baseball team, hosting an NCAA regional and carrying a top seed. The Tigers' 40-16 record and second-place finish in the Big 12 conference far outweighed a 1-2 showing in the conference tournament. ...
Derby champ Street Sense will not run at Belmont (06/01/07)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The competitor in Carl Nafzger wanted to enter Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense in the Belmont Stakes for a rematch with Preakness victor Curlin. The trainer in him argued otherwise. After Nafzger and owner James Tafel debated for two hours the viability of sending the colt to New York for the final leg of the Triple Crown, the trainer side won...
Mickelson, Johnson suffer first-round KO's (06/01/07)
Tiger Woods was waiting on the edge of the 10th green Thursday when an approach shot from Charley Hoffman whizzed by his head and missed him by about a yard. Woods was about the only one who dodged illness or injury at the Memorial. Phil Mickelson withdrew after 11 holes because of an injury to his left wrist, which he suspects happened at Oakmont earlier this week as he practiced chipping out of the deep rough while preparing for the U.S. Open...
Nadal runs new clay streak to two matches with sweep (06/01/07)
PARIS -- Imagine this:~ The two-time defending champion breezed into the third round. The third tour-level match of your professional tennis career is against Rafael Nadal in a 9,950-seat stadium at the French Open. You've watched Nadal from afar. You know all about his recently snapped 81-match winning streak on clay. ...
Investigation clears Shannon's restaurant (06/01/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A state investigation found no evidence that workers at Mike Shannon's restaurant knew Josh Hancock was drunk when they served the Cardinals pitcher 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...
First Friday exhibitions (06/01/07)
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, 32 N. Main St. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host a dual photography exhibition with images of Cuba by local orthodontist Dr. David Crowe and the landscape photography of KFVS12 meteorologist Brian Alworth. The Visual Arts Cooperative's newest work will also be on display...
Everyone's a critic: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: World's End' (06/01/07)
Two and a half stars (out of four) Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate's life for me? The best thing about this movie is Elizabeth Swan. GIRL POWER! Elizabeth is one tough chick. I appreciate these strong female roles. Johnny Depp is whimsical as Captain Jack, however I think all the characters lack depth. Overall the adventure is compelling. The sailing scenery is beautiful, and the peculiar escapades in the beginning excite you for what is to come...
Artifacts 6/1/07 (06/01/07)
Pockets to hold DeWolf tribute concert; More seats released for McBride concert; Carson Center unveils 2007-2008 season; Monte Montgomery to play at Dexter; Writers Guild workshop at Barnes & Noble; Cape, Jackson municipal bands begin next week; -- From staff reports
The facts on Martina (06/01/07)
The Southeast Missourian was unable to arrange a phone interview with Martina McBride in time for the publication of the Arts and Leisure section. But in honor of her Thursday night Show Me Center appearance, we've assembled these facts about the attractive country star...
Show Me Center ready to kick off a month of big-name acts (06/01/07)
The Show Me Center will kick off a big month when award-winning country artists Martina McBride and Little Big Town play the venue Thursday night. The concert will be the first of three taking the stage at the center this June -- a sharp contrast to recent summers when concert offerings were slim...
Up to the challenge: Art mentor returns with new medium (06/01/07)
Local artist Dr. Jean Chapman's final exhibition was last year in September ... or, at least, that's what everyone thought. "I thought it might be, and I really didn't think I would do it again," said Chapman, a man recognized by many as a founding father of Cape Girardeau's current visual arts culture. "But Peggy saw how I was doing recently with the porcelain and thought we should do something with that."...
A tale of two doctors (06/01/07)
I'm typically not one to gush praise. Sure, it's one of my faults and a legitimate gripe many people express to me -- I'm too apt to criticize. Not today. Because the truth is, when I see someone who deserves praise, I try to give it to them any way I can. And right now, I can think of two people who deserve all the praise we can heap on them -- Dr. Joel Ray and Dr. Jean Chapman...
Squirrels and whales and tomcats, oh my (06/01/07)
Some of you will remember my raccoon-trapping days. A few years ago, a swarm of raccoons invaded our neighborhood and became nuisances and pests. Over a matter of a few weeks I trapped seven of the critters and reunited the band in the Land of Lincoln -- well across the continent's mightiest river, which, I'm pretty sure, cannot be navigated by a raccoon even on a good day...
Ed McMahon promotes DVD drive as a safe diversion for troops in Iraq (06/01/07)
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Former longtime "Tonight Show" sidekick Ed McMahon is urging people to donate DVDs for U.S. troops in Iraq, saying movies offer a safe and comforting escape from wartime realities. "This program accomplishes two things: The troops are entertained and they know that citizens at home care and support them," McMahon, 84, said Wednesday during ceremonies at the Palm Springs Airport's USO facility...
At the theaters 6/1/07 (06/01/07)
New at the theaters: 'Knocked Up'; 'Mr. Brooks'; STILL PLAYING: 'Bug'; 'Delta Farce'; 'Disturbia'; 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'; 'Shrek the Third'; 'Spider-Man 3'; 'The Waitress'; 'Wild Hogs'
Robert Jenkins (06/01/07)
Robert L. Jenkins, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at his home. He was born April 26, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of Fred and Annie Runnels Jenkins. He married Marylin Graham. Jenkins was a graduate of Central High School. Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Campbell of Cape Girardeau; his mother of Cape Girardeau; three brothers, Harold and Frankie Jenkins of Cape Girardeau, William Jenkins of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Charlotte Wade and Peggy Primm of Cape Girardeau; and a grandson.. ...
Mark Emmendorfer (06/01/07)
Mark D. Emmendorfer, 46, of Dallas, Texas, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Woodford (06/01/07)
Charles Woodford, 82, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Chapel.
Dallas Tjaden (06/01/07)
Dallas S. Tjaden, 87, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Mercy Hospital. He was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Council Bluffs, son of H.S. and Virginia McMullen Tjaden. Tjaden graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1937. He received degrees from Drake University and the University of Iowa. Advanced study was done at Berkshire Music Center, Chicago Musical College, Aspen Music Institute, and George Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn...
William Bryeans (06/01/07)
MORLEY, Mo. -- William "Bill" Bryeans, 82, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born April 11, 1925, at Morley, son of Claude Pearl and Ida May Osborn Bryeans. He and Carmela Isaacs were married June 8, 1951...
Annabelle Parmer (06/01/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Annabelle Nicole Mansker Parmer was stillborn Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include her parents, Ronnie Floyd Parmer II and Stephanie Marie Mansker of Oran; maternal grandparents, Allen and Susan Mansker Sr. of Oran; paternal grandfather, Ronnie Parmer Sr. of Thebes, Ill.; and maternal great-grandparents, Wesley and Wanette Daniels of Oran...
Irma Lappe (06/01/07)
Irma A. Lappe, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Kelso, Mo., daughter of Joseph J. and Pauline A. Dohogne Seyer. She and Sylvester E. Lappe were married May 29, 1940, at St. Mary's Cathedral. He died Nov. 24, 1986...
Births 6/1/07 (06/01/07)
Smith; Johnson; James; Hopkins; Markham; Rees; Alexander; Blechle; Shipley; Green; Walters; Ward; Callis; Johnson
Cape/Jackson fire report 6/1/07 (06/01/07)
n At 6:54 p.m., an assist to the police department at the Diversion Channel. n At 10:01 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of Clark Avenue. n At 12:29 a.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South West End Boulevard. n At 12:38 a.m., an assist in the 500 block of Albert Street...
Cape/Jackson police report 6/1/07 (06/01/07)
Arrests; Theft
Out of the past 6/1/07 (06/01/07)
Puxico, Mo., farmer Wayne Cryts, the focus of national attention since he was jailed two weeks ago in Russellville, Ark., on a contempt of court charge, will soon be released; U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Charles Baker says he is closing the case in which Cryts is involved...
Creative financing (06/01/07)
Gov. Matt Blunt came to Cape Girardeau last week as part of a statewide tour to sign legislation passed in this year's legislative session that provides $350 million over the next six years for construction projects at state-funded colleges and universities. In addition, the legislation significantly increases the number of need-based scholarships and puts caps on future tuition increases...
Speak Out 6/1/07 (06/01/07)
A teaching column; Reasons to invade; Justifying drinking; Behind bars; Loving others; European illegals; Affecting minds; Muy loco; Mowing in parks; Deadbeat who?; Worst enemy; Prayer problems; Making choices; Better jobs; Strict judges
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