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Teen shot at Jackson carwash (07/10/07)
A juvenile male was shot three times and another juvenile was in custody early Tuesday evening following gunplay at a Jackson carwash. Police responded to a call reporting shots fired at 6:24 p.m., Police chief James Humphreys said at the scene, the Shawnee Square Car Wash and Storage at 560 Shawnee Blvd...
'Best projection' for start of Cape air service is October (07/10/07)
Commercial air service from Cape Girardeau may not begin until October, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Big Sky Airlines, based in Billings, Mont., won a contract in early March to replace RegionsAir as the subsidized carrier for Cape Girardeau and three other regional cities under the Essential Air Service program. The Federal Aviation Administration grounded RegionsAir, citing training issues for airplane inspectors...
Cape police find missing man (07/10/07)
Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Cpl. Jason Selzer announced around 10:30 a.m. that 86-year-old Joseph Kulenguski, missing since early Tuesday morning, had been found.
'Fire Lily' finishes filming with final scene in Fredericktown (07/10/07)
Monday was the last day of filming for "Fire Lily," the independent movie being shot in and around Cape Girardeau. The last scene to be filmed, which was shot in Fredericktown, Mo., was the final scene of the movie, where the main character leaves her small-town home...
Recent rains ease drought for parts of region (07/10/07)
Recent rains have helped alleviate the drought conditions that had begun to grip the region earlier this summer, and rain forecast in the next few days could help even more. Agronomists, meteorologists and climatologists are pointing to a somewhat-rainy June as the reason for the lessening of drought conditions, but they say those rains have been scattered, leaving soils in some areas dry while others nearby are refreshed...
Grants target Internet crimes (07/10/07)
Area law enforcement officers say recent grant funding will allow them to respond to Internet crimes more quickly and effectively. The Scott County Computer Forensics and Online Investigations Initiative and the SEMO Cyber Crimes Task Force, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., received 2008 Internet Cyber Crime Grant Program awards, announced by Gov. Matt Blunt on July 2. The Scott County initiative will receive $20,946.72 and the SEMO Cyber Crimes Task Force will receive $48,168.93...
Southeast expects more than 1,700 freshmen to enroll for fall (07/10/07)
Southeast Missouri State University is expecting the largest beginning freshman class in the school's history this fall. University officials estimate more than 1,700 freshmen will enroll for the 2007-08 semester, and possibly 1,800 first-time students will attend the university in all. ...
Kinder unveils new high-tech campaign site (07/10/07)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder wants to do something new for his re-election campaign. The Cape Girardeau Republican, first elected in 2004, is establishing a Web site that will feature a blog, a town-hall type forum area and Kinder providing video answers to questions submitted by users...
Repairs reduce I-55 to one lane near Biehle today (07/10/07)
Southeast Missourian BIEHLE, Mo. -- A section of Interstate 55 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is at the northbound Route B exit ramp near Biehle. Weather permitting, traffic will be reduced to one lane from 6:30 a.m. ...
Suspect in custody (07/10/07)
Brannnon Lavelle Mackins, who was charged last week in connection with a shooting, turned himself in to the Cape Girardeau Police Department shortly after noon Monday. Police have been searching for Mackins, 19, of Mounds, Ill., since he allegedly fled the scene after reportedly shooting John Lee Tate in the arm the afternoon of July 3, 2007, police said...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 7/10/07 (07/10/07)
Consent ordinances (Second and third readings) n Approved the record plat of Timon Way subdivision. n Approved the record plat of GM Building subdivision. n Amended the city code regarding membership on the Planning and Zoning Commission. n Repealed stop signs at Peach Tree Street and Fairlane Drive and enacted a four-way stop at Peach Tree Street and Fairlane Drive...
New building, same goals for recently relocated United Way (07/10/07)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri recently moved into its new location on Broadway after outgrowing the old facility down the street. A number of available commercial properties were reviewed by the local board of directors but the old Concord Publishing building offered by Jon Rust, publisher of the Southeast Missourian, was the most feasible option for the not-for-profit organization, according to Nancy Jernigan, executive director of United Way of Southeast Missouri...
Higher parking fines possible (07/10/07)
Students rushing to class at Southeast Missouri University this fall may face parking fines as high as $75. On Monday, the city council tentatively approved a measure that would raise fines to $50 and $75 in two university neighborhoods. One is bounded by Sprigg Street on the east and West End Boulevard on the west. Broadway and New Madrid Street are the southern and northern boundaries, respectively...
Missouri player accused of using shotgun to strike man (07/10/07)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri basketball player Kalen Grimes used the butt of a shotgun to strike a man in the face during a fight in suburban St. Louis, police said. Details emerged Tuesday, a day after Tigers coach Mike Anderson suspended Grimes indefinitely. A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor's office said formal charges of second-degree assault were pending against Grimes, 21, Missouri's leading rebounder last season...
Blunt names parole board chair (07/10/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt named a corrections official as chairman for the state parole board Tuesday. Blunt appointed Steve Long, 54, as a member and leader of the state Probation and Parole Board. The seven-member board decides whether inmates should be released from prison and monitors those on probation or parole. It also recommends whether to spare someone from execution, though that final decision lies with the governor...
Lightning kills a St. Louis County man (07/10/07)
FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis County man walking on the street died when he was struck by lightning, police said. Donald Weeks, 25, was walking to work about 2:15 p.m. Monday in Florissant when he was struck. Meeks worked at a car wash nearby...
Missouri bridge repair plan delayed (07/10/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A plan to repair 800 of the state's worst bridges is being delayed by legal questions, Missouri transportation officials said Monday. The State Highways and Transportation Commission planned to choose a contractor for the bridge program at its meeting next week. Instead, the decision has been delayed until the fall in hopes of finding a solution to bidders' concerns about the size of a required performance bond...
Abortion featured in first ad of Missouri governor's race (07/10/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The first ad of the 2008 governor's race is airing in parts of Missouri, as the Republican Party tries to establish Gov. Matt Blunt's credentials with pro-life voters. The radio ad by the Missouri Republican Party praises Blunt as "pro-life" and labels his likely Democratic challenger, Attorney General Jay Nixon, as "pro-abortion."...
Mo. budget surplus could reach $320 million (07/10/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri could be sitting on a $320 million budget surplus, thanks to higher-than-expected tax revenues and lower-than-expected spending during the recently concluded fiscal year. Lawmakers had intended to leave about $200 million unspent when passing the state's $21.5 billion operating budget for the 2008 fiscal year, which started July 1...
Anti-smoking pill shows promise in curbing drinking (07/10/07)
WASHINGTON -- Bar-hoppers everywhere discovered long ago that smoking and drinking go hand-in-hand. So, why not a single pill that helps curb the two vices? A drug called varenicline may be the answer. The tablets already have been shown to make smoking less rewarding for some. Preliminary work, done in rats, suggests they could do the same for drinking...
Pa. budget stalemate causes partial government shutdown (07/10/07)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania campers were bitter about being kicked out of their spots at state parks and people showing up at driver's license offices were stunned to find them closed by a partial government shutdown Monday. Scores of state parks, state-run museums and driver-license offices around the state were shuttered Monday after Gov. ...
Bush denies Congress testimony from former White House aides (07/10/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush directed former aides to defy congressional subpoenas Monday, claiming executive privilege and prodding lawmakers closer to their first contempt citations against administration officials since Ronald Reagan was president...
NYC opens nearly 300 cooling centers as heat wave reaches Northeast (07/10/07)
NEW YORK -- The city opened nearly 300 cooling centers Monday as temperatures across much of the Northeast surpassed 90 degrees -- the hottest in the metropolitan area since a heat wave last year that was blamed for 40 deaths. Extra utility crews were on hand in case of power outages, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged residents to help prevent blackouts by conserving power. He urged New Yorkers not to exert themselves in the sweltering conditions...
Testimony: Phil Spector threatened to shoot women in the head (07/10/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial decided Monday to let jurors hear from a celebrity security guard who says he heard the record producer rant against women and declare they should all be shot in the head. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler had previously decided against allowing the testimony, but he said he reconsidered when the issue was raised again by the prosecution at the end of its case...
Buenos Aires gets first snow since 1918 (07/10/07)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Thousands of Argentines cheered and threw snowballs in the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday as the capital's first major snowfall since 1918 spread a thin white mantle across the region. Wet snow fell for hours in the Argentine capital, accumulating in a mushy but thin white layer late Monday, after freezing air from Antarctica collided with a moisture-laden low pressure system that blanketed higher elevations in western and central Argentina with snow...
Iraqi leaders warn against quick American pullout (07/10/07)
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi leaders warned Monday the country could collapse if American troops leave too quickly as pressure mounts in Washington to draw down U.S. combat forces. More threats to Iraqi stability could be looming to the north with Turkish forces gathering in a possible prelude to a cross-border attack against Kurdish rebels...
Area sports digest 7/10/07 (07/10/07)
Two Redhawks picked all-OVC by magazine Southeast Missouri State senior linebacker Adam Casper and senior tight end Joe Tuineau have been named preseason first team All-Ohio Valley Conference selections by Phil Steele's College Football Preview. Casper was a first team all-OVC pick last season after leading the Redhawks with 108 tackles...
Heeb out at Scott County (07/10/07)
An employee in the administrative offices of Scott County Central School District confirmed Monday that the district is seeking an athletic director, a boys basketball coach and a high school track coach -- three positions that were occupied last school year by David Heeb...
Scott County strikes for nine in the first inning, wins 11-8 (07/10/07)
The Scott County American Legion baseball team has thrived on big innings lately. That proved to be the case again Monday night as Scott County held off host Jackson 11-8 in a District 14 matchup at Legion Field. The second game of the doubleheader, which was a non-district affair, saw Scott County triumph 5-1...
Richardet edges Brueckner for first place in Tour division (07/10/07)
Zach Richardet shot a 76 on Monday at Sikeston Country Club, beating fellow recent St. Vincent graduate Corey Brueckner in the Tour division competition in the 16- to 19-year-old boys division. The event was the next-to-last stop for the Gateway PGA Junior golf series in Southeast Missouri. The final stop is scheduled for Friday at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff...
Warren gobbles up victories in rookie season (07/10/07)
No, it's not the major leagues -- or even Class A, for that matter. But, as one of a select group of people across the country making a living managing a professional baseball team, Phil Warren doesn't see how life could be much better. "It's very special any time you get to do what you love," said Warren, a Southeast Missouri State product. "I thank God every day. I'm very lucky."...
Cardinals still lurking in Central (07/10/07)
ST. LOUIS -- After the St. Louis Cardinals took three of four from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle of last week, pitcher Adam Wainwright sensed a revival. The defending World Series champions, he predicted, were going to be a team to watch in the second half. The All-Star break would only delay the momentum...
Guerrero edges Rios to win dry Home Run Derby (07/10/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- With Barry Bonds sitting out, this derby was dry -- and Vladimir Guerrero was San Francisco's home run king for a day. The Los Angeles Angels slugger won the Home Run Derby on Monday night, hitting 17 homers and beating Toronto's Alex Rios 3-2 in the final round of the All-Star competition...
Haren goes above the radar with All-Star start (07/10/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dan Haren has always lacked the luster of his big-name teammates, quietly putting up big numbers and impressing opposing hitters. With Barry Zito out of Oakland and the spotlight mostly his own this year, Haren has shown he has the stuff and the composure to be a No. 1 pitcher on any staff, including a star-studded one at the All-Star Game...
Getting the job (07/10/07)
Wake up at 6 a.m.; gulp coffee as I rush to school in hopes that I don't hear the final bell ring. Sit through lectures, learn new things, go to clubs, practices and finally arrive home around 6 p.m. with my homework desk welcoming me for a three-hour session. This is my typical schedule during the school year. Coffee becomes my best friend and my planner is a lifesaver...
Faces of 2morrow 7/10/07 (07/10/07)
HONOR LISTS The following students, as listed by hometown, have been named to the University of Missouri-Columbia dean's list for the winter/spring semester: Cape Girardeau -- David Allen, Kyle Bandermann, Kyle Becker, Trenton Beckham, Aaron Bornstein, Laura Browne, Allison Jo Campbell, Matthew Cantrell, Brian Clarke, Jami Dement, Catherine Devaney, Amanda Dirnberger, Ashley Dix, Ashly Ducharme, Alexander Eom, Danielle Fee, John Gile, Sarah Gosche, Christopher Griffith, Stephanie Griffith, Gabriel Gross, Matthew Hayes, Jacob Herzog, Benjamin Higgins, Brandon Holzum, Zachary Hudson, Sarah Hyslop, Wilkinson Jones, Sarah Kinnison, Jonathan Koch, Virginia Kuntz, Joshua Lester, Whitney Lynn, Tyler Metzger, Matthew Neal, Mattie Neff, Tuan Nguyen, Douglas Overbey, Whitney Pingel, Katie Porter, Adam Prasanphanich, William Ramsey, David Randolph, Robert Randolph, Ashley Rust, Kyle Schade, Ida Shafaie, Jordan Sneathen, Allison Toole, Amanda Toole, Julie Underwood, Sarah Unterreiner, Sarah White, John Wolpers, Regina Yarbrough, Theresa Yoffie, David Zimmer and Tyler Zimmer.. ...
Science experiment: Fireproof balloon (07/10/07)
Everybody knows what happens when you add a flame to a balloon: BANG! But, what happens when you add a little water to your balloon and then the flame? Here's an experiment that might get you and your family hooked on science. Ingredients Instructions...
Dad finds parenting rewards (07/10/07)
The news was surprising to me. Fewer Americans see children as key to a good marriage, the headline read. A national survey found that children ranked eighth out of nine on a list of factors that people associate with successful marriages. As a guy who has been married for 27 years and has two daughters, I can't imagine not being a dad...
Bonham Carter plays sadistic sorceress in fifth Harry Potter film (07/10/07)
LONDON -- Some actors might balk at being cast as an evil witch. Not Helena Bonham Carter. The British actress revels in the role of sadistic sorceress Bellatrix Lestrange -- fanatical follower of evil Lord Voldemort -- in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth film adapted from J.K. Rowling's wizarding saga...
Dr. Jean Boatright (07/10/07)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Dr. Jean R. Boatright, 81, of Champaign, formerly of Anna, Ill., died Monday, July 9, 2007, at his home. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Fisher (07/10/07)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Charles Fisher, 64, of Olive Branch died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Phegley (07/10/07)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Dorothy Phegley, 74, of Perkins died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Theresa Smith (07/10/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Theresa Marie Smith, 103, of St. Louis died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Altenheim Nursing Home in St. Louis. She was born in Perryville, daughter of Aaron Peter and Victoria Ellen Huber Schremp. She was a punch press operator 27 years with Emerson Electric Co. She was a former member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Webster Groves, Mo., and a former member of Western Catholic Union...
William Perdue (07/10/07)
William Danny Perdue, 51, of Bull Shoals, Ark., died Monday, July 2, 2007, at his home. He was born July 13, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, son of Stanley and Jean Perdue. Formerly of Cape Gir­ar­deau, he moved to Bull Shoals in 2003. He was an over-the-road truck driver. He was a social member of Hoevel-Barnett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1341, and member of Midway Eagles Aerie 3183...
Robert Cantrell (07/10/07)
Robert Cornelius Cantrell, 73, of Hayti, Mo., died Friday, July 6, 2007, in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 5, 1933, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of the late William Luther and Mary Bondurant Cantrell. On Sept. 6, 1953, he married Norma Jean Bennett, who survives...
David Noah (07/10/07)
David Lynn Noah, 50, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born May 13, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, son of Norman Noah and "Helen" Curtis Noah Caudill. David graduated from Jackson High School in 1976. He worked for Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department 20 years within the Major Case Files and Drug Task Force, and for the past three years drove a tractor trailer truck for Hook Transportation...
Norma Atchison (07/10/07)
Norma "Lee" Atchison, 75, of Cape Girardeau passed away peacefully Monday, JuIy 9, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family. Lee was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Red Rock, Okla. She graduated from Jackson High School in l949. She started at Proctor & Gamble in 1970 as a line technician and was later transferred to the finished product lab...
Mark Kneibert (07/10/07)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Mark Frederick Kneibert, 42, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Poplar Bluff, died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. Kneibert was born April 23, 1965, in Poplar Bluff. He attended Arkansas State University where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. ...
Annalee Tinnin (07/10/07)
Annalee A. Tinnin, 64, of Jackson passed away Sunday, July 8, 2007, at her home. She was born Feb. 25, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of George and Geneva Gilles Goode. She and Lee Roy Tinnin were married Aug. 10, 1974. He passed away Feb. 9, 1996...
Births 7/10/07 (07/10/07)
Cantwell; Pace; Keillor; Bohl; Barry; McAlister
Cape fire report 7/10/07 (07/10/07)
Cape Girardeau Fire Department n At 12:04 a.m., emergency medical service at the 1500 block of Dunklin Street. n At 8:13 a.m., emergency medical service at the 1900 block of Broadway. n At 10:06 a.m., emergency medical service at the 700 block of William Street...
Cape/Jackson police report 7/10/07 (07/10/07)
Arrests; Assault; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Theft; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 7/10/07 (07/10/07)
Last week's unexpected closure of a Cape Girardeau City Council study session to discuss the pros and cons of a pending ordinance on abortion is a "perfect example" of why the council needs to establish rules to govern its proceedings, says Councilwoman Loretta A. Schneider; Schneider plans to bring the issue before the council Monday...
Correction 7/10/07 (07/10/07)
On Friday the Southeast Missourian incorrectly reported the arrest of David E. Penny, 19, last known address 1601 Spanish St. in Cape Girardeau. Penny only was being transferred from the Cape Girardeau County Jail to the Cape Girardeau city jail.
Tracking terrorists (07/10/07)
Terrorists have had a bad run recently. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Henninger enumerates their failures, or rather the successes of those in the business of thwarting terrorists:Terrorism attempts failed in London and Glasgow, Scotland, a weekend ago. A jihadist plan to attack Fort Dix, N.J., was derailed a couple of months ago, followed a month later by the unearthing of a plot to blow up a gasoline pipeline at JFK...
Medicaid cuts are now permanent (07/10/07)
To the editor:In January 2006 I wrote to Gov. Matt Blunt concerning the Medicaid cuts he made. He implied to me in an answer to my letter that those cuts would increase funding for Missouri schools. He also implied that Medicaid was social welfare. I do not believe the governor can rightly compare elderly disabled adults and children to recipients of welfare. If they were able to work, they would...
Thanks for downtown golf success (07/10/07)
On behalf of Charlie Herbst, Sam Blackwell, Joe Sullivan and the Red House Interpretive Center, I would like to thank all those avid downtown golfers who participated in the First-Ever Second Annual Louis J. Lorimier Memorial World Famous Downtown Golf Tournament and All-You-Can-Eat Catfish Buffet on June 24...
A military-civilian distinction (07/10/07)
To the editor:In response to Donn Miller's letter, "Marine Corps brass' double standard": I am a retired Navy veteran (captain with 31 years of service). It was clear from the start of my career that as a member of the armed forces I was forbidden from appearing in political activities in uniform...
Hypocrisy in desertion policy (07/10/07)
To the editor:For some time it has been obvious that most Americans were fed up with the Iraq civil war begun and orchestrated by the U.S. president and vice president and their Republican lackeys. The last straw, however, has to be the administration policy of dumping more of our brave men and women into the deadly Iraq quagmire while at the same time not diligently pursuing those who desert...
Speak Out 7/10/07 (07/10/07)
Teacher's response; Those pardons; Future floodwall; Venue competition; Better locations; Return engagement; Seeking equality
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