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Traffic stop yields two drug arrests (06/30/07)
A routine traffic stop for expired plates Thursday led to the arrest of two people on heroin charges. William T. Minner, 28, of Jackson was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of Ecstasy, driving with a revoked license and driving with expired plates. Minner is on probation for a 2006 conviction for possession of a controlled substance...
Going Public show to highlight Parkinson's expert (06/30/07)
The "Going Public" radio show Sunday will focus on Parkinson's disease expert Dr. Mark Stacy and the charitable efforts of Taylor Seabaugh. Stacy is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He has directed the Movement Disorders program at Duke University. Prior to his work at Duke, Stacy worked closely with retired boxer Muhammad Ali who suffers from Parkinson's disease...
City expecting crowd for Parks and Rec Day (06/30/07)
The Osage Community Centre will play host to the seventh annual Parks and Rec day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. The event, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department and the Southeast Missourian Jr., is free for children of all ages and will feature many activities, main stage entertainment, games and chances to win prizes, according to Cheryl Ellis, editor of the Southeast Missourian Jr...
Johnson's Shut-Ins to open for swimming (06/30/07)
Visitors to Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park near Lesterville can once again swim in the shut-ins this summer, officials said Friday. The shut-ins area of the park will officially open at 8 a.m. Monday. Visitors can splash in the shut-ins area of the park, picnic nearby and visit the park store. Explanations will be offered as to what happened to the park and the recovery process. The park will remain open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 3...
Release of iPhone draws lines (06/30/07)
Scott Slinkard exited the AT&T store at 1121 N. Kingshighway, dropped to one knee and hoisted the first Apple iPhone purchased there above his head like a trophy. Slinkard, a self-employed businessman, had been in line for the highly promoted phone since 5 a.m. Friday...
SEMO expert on Faulkner produces book of sports poetry (06/30/07)
Dr. Robert Hamblin is best known for his role as the director of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University, a position which has made him a renowned scholar on the works of southern literary giant William Faulkner. But Hamblin has another passion, one that may seem at odds with the world of elite literary scholarship -- sports. ...
Correction (06/30/07)
The banner sign pictured on page one of Thursday's Southeast Missourian does not belong to Farmers Insurance. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Dozens of children bag litter during vacation Bible school (06/30/07)
Wearing latex gloves, more than a dozen children and adults from Centenary United Methodist Church picked up cigarette butts, broken beer bottles and other litter along the cobblestoned Cape Girardeau riverfront Friday morning. "We are trying to serve our local community," said Walt Paquin, service project coordinator for the church, as he took a break from directing the cleanup...
William Street sees most Cape accidents (06/30/07)
As Cape Girardeau has grown, so have the number of cars on its roads. The city has more than 100,000 drivers on its roads on daily basis. "It's getting busier and busier," said Richard Rehkopf of Cape Girardeau. "It's just really hard to get out certain times of the day. I think Cape is getting worse because it's growing continually."...
Alumni association to hold Southeast Night July 28 at Rent One Park in Ill. (06/30/07)
The Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association will hold Southeast Night with the Southern Illinois Miners minor league baseball team July 28. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. at the Rent One Park in Marion, Ill. Southeast baseball coach Mark Hogan will be introduced on the field prior to the game, school officials said...
Marines drop case against Iraq veteran who wore uniform at anti-war protest (06/30/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Marines won't kick out an Iraq war veteran who made anti-war statements in a speech and wore part of his uniform at a protest, the service said Friday, despite a recommendation to discharge him early. The Marine Corps Mobilization Command in Kansas City said in a news release that it was dropping the case against Liam Madden, 22, of Boston, because it had "received sufficient indication" from Madden that he would no longer wear his uniform when engaged in political activities. ...
Ex-police officer accused of buying vodka for 16-year-old girl who died in car crash (06/30/07)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- A former Neosho police officer has been accused of buying vodka for a 16-year-old girl who died in a car crash a day later with the vodka bottle in her vehicle. Justin Keith Pickup, 23, was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. An arrest warrant was issued by the Newton County Circuit Court for Pickup, who authorities said has left the state, although they did not say where...
Possible spoof products mimic Apple's design (06/30/07)
Ever since Apple Inc. introduced iMac in 1998 with its distinctive, clean-and-simple look and user-friendly features, Apple has been winning the hearts -- and loyalty -- of savvy consumers. And the electronics market was never the same. As other product manufacturers caught on, the market has been inundated with a steady stream of iSomething or iAnother...
Apple's expectations high for iPhone (06/30/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Techies, exhibitionists and luminaries -- even the co-founder of Apple Inc. and the mayor of Philadelphia -- lined up Friday to be among the first to get the company's coveted iPhone. Will it be worth the wait? For many, it didn't seem to matter...
Community gives Katrina refugees a second chance (06/30/07)
SIMMESPORT, La. -- When her husband first told her about Canadaville, Dawn Charbonneau worried it might be a cult. A place in the country, built by a Canadian industrialist, where hurricane-displaced families could live rent-free if they followed the rules. It sounded too good to be true...
U.S. urges vigilance after London bombs defused (06/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- Unexploded car bombs in London led to extra patrols in the United States Friday, but Bush administration officials said they saw no special terrorist threat heading toward next week's Fourth of July holiday. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff urged Americans to be vigilant but said there were no immediate plans to raise the U.S. national threat level, now at yellow, or elevated...
U.S. commander: Some insurgents fighting with remarkable tenacity in Baghdad (06/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. and Iraqi security forces now control about half of Baghdad, and as pressure on the insurgents increases some are fighting back with remarkable tenacity, a senior U.S. commander said Friday. "This is a skilled and determined enemy. ...
Supreme Court will consider Gitmo detainees' challenges (06/30/07)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Friday to review whether Guantanamo Bay detainees can use federal courts to challenge their confinement, reversing an April decision not to hear arguments on the issue. The unusual turnabout was announced without comment from justices who had twice before issued rulings critical of the way the Bush administration was handling detainees. Arguments are expected in the fall...
Neteller founder pleads guilty in Internet gambling case (06/30/07)
NEW YORK -- The co-founder of Neteller, which processed billions of dollars in Internet gambling transactions for Americans, pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of criminal conspiracy. Stephen Lawrence, whose company, Neteller PLC, was once one of the primary ways U.S. citizens placed bets with offshore bookies, acknowledged in a federal courtroom in Manhattan that the operation was illegal...
Monastery in Kauai builds temple meant to last 1,000 years (06/30/07)
WAILUA, Hawaii -- In a clearing within Kauai Aadheenam's lush gardens, the ping, ping, pinging of metal chipping at stone can be heard as a half-dozen artisans from India put the finishing flourishes on the Hindu monastery's legacy for the ages. Hand-carved in granite and shipped in pieces to the island from India, the Iraivan Temple is faithful to the precise design formulas defined by South Indian temple builders a thousand years ago...
U.N. inspectors, N. Korea agree on how to monitor and verify reactor shutdown (06/30/07)
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea moved a step closer to fulfilling a promise to shutter its main nuclear reactor after agreeing with international monitors Friday on how to verify a shutdown. International Atomic Energy Agency deputy director Olli Heinonen announced the tentative deal after wrapping up a visit this week to the North, which included the U.N. nuclear watchdog's first trip to the Yongbyon reactor since inspectors were expelled from the country in 2002...
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vows to broaden Russian investment (06/30/07)
MOSCOW -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called on Russian business leaders Friday to boost their investment in his country, criticizing U.S. companies as "vampires" and inviting Russians to help develop a massive oil deposit. Chavez, a firebrand leader and vehement U.S. ...
Chinese leader marks 10-year anniversary of Hong Kong's handover (06/30/07)
HONG KONG -- Chinese leader Hu Jintao played pingpong, did a Mongolian dance and became the target of a pro-democracy protest Friday, kicking off a three-day visit to mark the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China. Hu praised the former British colony for enduring an often-bumpy first decade of Chinese rule. But he steered clear of touchy subjects like the city's increasingly smoggy skies and demands for full democracy...
Percival earns victory in Cardinals debut (06/30/07)
CINCINNATI -- Two years after arm problems pushed his career to the brink, Troy Percival is back to winning games in the big leagues. Juan Encarnacion's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning helped the St. Louis Cardinals rally for a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, giving Percival a triumphant return to the major leagues...
Planting the seed (06/30/07)
Sweet corn. Watermelons. Ice cream and grilled burgers. All this and more will be offered July 7 to raise money and collect supplies for Hope Seeds, a national organization that sends quality garden seeds to help people in starving nations grow their own food...
Church briefs 6-30 (06/30/07)
Briefly Musical 'Spirit of America' at East Cape Baptist The East Cape Baptist Church will present "The Spirit of America," a musical with synchronized video, at 7 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Day of prayer for America held today A group of Christians will gather at 10 a.m. ...
Freedom is being owned (06/30/07)
There have been many recent reminders of how God answers prayers at just the right time. There are also reminders of how he not only answers prayers, but of how little faith many of us actually possess. We demonstrate small faith when we only give to God the situations and circumstances in our lives that spiral out of control and leave us overwhelmed...
Romance interrupted by reality (06/30/07)
The heart of the Romantic notion of humanity, an idea that had real currency in the United States until the Civil War, is that it is possible for all people to become one. The time and place in which you live, the generation in which you were birthed do not matter. ...
'Good Morning America' movie critic Joel Siegel dies of cancer (06/30/07)
NEW YORK -- Joel Siegel, a longtime movie critic for "Good Morning America" who was famous for his weekly, often humorous reviews, died Friday, ABC officials said. He was 63. Siegel, who got his start at the network by working for New York affiliate WABC-TV, had battled colon cancer, the station said...
Kenneth Seabaugh (06/30/07)
Kenneth Earl Seabaugh, 71, of Jackson died Friday, June 29, 2007, at his home. He was born Jan. 14, 1936, at Sedgewickville, Mo., son of Earl Linder and Sidonia Ruth Bangert Seabaugh. He and Elwanda M. Stroder were married Nov. 4, 1955. Seabaugh was a 1953 graduate of Jackson High School. He had owned and operated Seabaugh Construction and Jackson Excavating since 1962...
Curt Vogel (06/30/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Curt M. Vogel, 90, of Perryville died early Friday, June 29, 2007, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 19, 1916, in Altenburg, Mo., son of the Rev. Adolph and Magdalena Vogel. He married the former Billie Jean Bumgarner of Odessa, Mo., Feb. 7, 1941, at the Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo...
Lillian Maevers (06/30/07)
Lillian Lorraine Maevers, 89, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, June 29, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Angus Teddy and Alpha Mae Lufcy Baldwin. She and Frank Albert Maevers were married May 5, 1943, in Cape Girardeau...
Donald Mitchell (06/30/07)
Donald K. Mitchell, 46, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1961, in Cape Girardeau, son of Raymond and Ruby Sides Mitchell. Mitchell was a 1979 graduate of Jackson High School. He was affiliated with St. John AME Church in Jackson...
Thomas Gregory Sr. (06/30/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Thomas Wayne Gregory Sr., 63, of Benton died Friday, June 29, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Oct. 11, 1943, at Morehouse, Mo., son of Earl Theopolis and Mable Marie Pack Gregory. He and Linda Joyce Owens were married Dec. 15, 1974, at Morehouse. She died Dec. 19, 2006...
Pearl Rigby (06/30/07)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Pearl Jean Morrison Rigby, 73, of Cobden died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1933, in Makanda, Ill., daughter of Rolla Daniel and Bessie Pluma Bush Reed. She and Elton Ray Morrison were married Sept. 29, 1951, in Piggott, Ark. He died April 3, 1997. She and Brian G. Rigby were married July 16, 2005, in Cobden...
Don Wright (06/30/07)
Don Wright, 51, of Jackson died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was born April 27, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, son of Kenneth C. and Jerry Jean Dickerson Wright. Wright graduated from Jackson High School in 1974. He had worked for the former Burton Gerhardt Construction Co. in Cape Girardeau, the former Egg Plant in Jackson, the former Jackson Lumber Co., the former Riverside Lumber Co., Danny Gilder Trucking, and C&G Trucking, becoming disabled in the late 1990s...
April Burton (06/30/07)
April Renee Burton, 25, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at her home. She was born March 31, 1982, in Houston, Texas, daughter of Leslie Allen and Tanya Renee Foulk Burton. Burton was a waitress at Broussard's Cajun Cuisine. Survivors include a son, Garrett VanDeven of the home; her father, Leslie Burton of Missouri; her mother, Tanya Hall of Burfordville; a brother, Christopher Burton of Burfordville; maternal grandparents, Larry and Carol Hagan of Scott City; and maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Lance of Scott City.. ...
Police report 6/30/07 (06/30/07)
Arrests; Arrests; Arrests
Out of the past 6/30/07 (06/30/07)
A handful of data collectors begins knocking on Cape Girardeau doors as part of the state's reassessment and equalization program; they are going door-to-door in subdivisions along the northern fringe of the city; in months to follow, they will make an attempt to survey every residence and commercial structure in the city...
Correction (06/30/07)
Bruce Zimmerman will perform at River Ridge Winery in Commerce, Mo., from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The performer was incorrect in Friday's Arts & Leisure calendar. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
'Fire Lily' (06/30/07)
"Fire Lily" is the title of a locally produced movie being filmed at various locations in Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. It's a coming-of-age story. Like April Moretti, the central character, the fire lily can look like a weed but is gorgeous in bloom...
Thanks for contributing to 'HEROES' (06/30/07)
To the editor:For more than 90 years the local Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross has been a hero for the thousands of people in the area, lending aid and responding to emergencies and disasters for our communities. Now many local businesses and individuals have become heroes for the American Red Cross. "HEROES for the American Red Cross" is an annual fund-raiser, all of which stays in the local community to keep the vital services of the Red Cross going...
Speak Out 6/30/07 (06/30/07)
Storing the statues; Where's justice?; Managing traffic; Tourism boost; Matters of color; Defying the law; Padding pockets; Big easements; Paris reborn; Golf was good; Inflated egos; Save Internet radio; Funeral advice; Voting biases; Playing politics ; Seeking listeners; Trial needed; Male rights; Enough taxes; Keeping score; More equal; Women administrators; Powerful voices; Wrong lesson; Nobody cares
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