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Some Southeast Missouri roads closed due to flooding (04/10/08)
Some state roads in Southeast Missouri remain closed this morning due to flooding. Storms heading through Southeast Missouri today are prompting additional closings. MoDOT reported the following roads closed as of 2:15 p.m. in its Southeast district:...
Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau forecast to reach 44 feet by Wednesday (04/10/08)
As of this morning the Mississippi River was forecast to reach 44 feet at Cape Girardeau on Wednesday morning, 12 feet above flood stage.At 43 feet, the floodgate at Main Street is closed. At 35 feet the Themis Street gate is closed, a level the river should hit by Saturday, according to current forecasts from the National Weather Service.During the 1993 flood, the river crested at 48.49 feet in Cape Girardeau. ...
Weather service says severe weather could still hit Southeast Missouri (04/10/08)
County emergency management directors shrugged off Thursday's rain as typical for Southeast Missouri. But a meteorologist from the National Weather Service's office in Paducah, Ky., said the worse weather is ahead. "We're making preparations, if need be, for the river crest, but that would be it," said Dick Knaup, Cape Girardeau County's emergency manager, in a phone interview during a lull in the rain. ...
Orange on the Emerson bridge (04/10/08)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River glowed orange Wednesday night as part of the Operation Orange public awareness initiative by the Missouri Department of Transportation. MoDOT hopes the orange lights will give drivers enough pause to make them slow down the next time they come across the same color in a work zone. National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week continues through Friday...
Ham, chicken, dumplings featured at dinner (04/10/08)
The Jackson Senior Citizen Foundation will hold a dinner featuring Ann and Thelma's famous chicken and dumplings and ham from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4. The menu also includes peas and carrots, lettuce salad, dinner rolls, tea, coffee, lemonade, cake, fruit salad at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Children 12 and younger are half price. Carryouts will be available. Thrivent Financial is the sponsor. Tickets may be purchased at the Senior Center, 2690 Traveler's Way, or from a board member...
Two suspects arrested in death of Hayti man (04/10/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of Hayti resident Dary McIntyre, 35. Quinn Lee Amerson, 21, and Shannon Amerson, 23, both of Steele, Mo., have been charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of felony stealing and two counts of tampering with physical evidence...
Woodwind concert canceled; counties approved for disaster assistance (04/10/08)
Tonight's woodwind concert canceled A free woodwind concert scheduled for tonight night at the River Campus has been canceled. The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Woodwind Quintet was scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. The concert has not been rescheduled at this time...
Notre Dame presents 'Pajama Game' (04/10/08)
Cape library construction a month behind schedule (04/10/08)
House leader says teacher pay legislation is dead (04/10/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A House leader declared legislation to raise teacher salaries dead Thursday, after representatives stripped a provision that would have given state aid for special-needs students to switch schools. House Majority Leader Steven Tilley said he will not allow the legislation to be brought up for a vote, because he says the bill now only helps teachers — not children...
13-year-old girl gets probation in St. Joe methadone case (04/10/08)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to probation after admitting that she gave methadone pills to classmates in St. Joseph, nine of whom became sick. The girl was also ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device and to perform 40 hours of community service. The girl had been charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance...
Bill to save Aquila plant runs into opposition in Mo. Legislature (04/10/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Legislation designed to keep Aquila Inc. from having to tear down a power plant in Cass County is facing widespread criticism. In its first public hearing Wednesday, the bill met opposition from government officials, consumer advocates, environmentalists, the Missouri Municipal League and the group of Cass County residents who have fought the plant since it was built in 2005 without local zoning permits...
Gunn confirmed by Senate for Mo. utility regulatory commission (04/10/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State senators have confirmed suburban St. Louis attorney Kevin Gunn to serve on the state commission that regulates public utilities. Gunn was a Democratic candidate for state Senate when Republican Gov. Matt Blunt appointed him to the Missouri Public Service Commission last month. That move caused Gunn to get out of the race to replace departing Republican Sen. Michael Gibbons...
St. Louis activist plans to lie in front of bus to protest gas prices (04/10/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A preacher and activist says he will lie in front of a Metro bus Friday to protest high gasoline prices and a shortage of construction jobs given to black residents of St. Louis. The Rev. Cleo Willis has participated in similar acts of civil disobedience in the past. He got in front of a MetroLink train in 2003 and helped shut down Interstate 70 in 1999...
Storms bring rain that close Missouri roads, renew flood concerns (04/10/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Yet another round of severe weather closed nearly 200 roads in Missouri, forced the emergency evacuation of a newspaper office and had flood-weary residents along the Meramec River bracing for more high water. Southern Missouri, which already this year has seen everything from winter ice storms to drenching early spring rains, again took the worst of it as storms began Wednesday night and continued into Thursday...
Mo. House approves constitutional amendment limiting state budget (04/10/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The House approves a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit by how much the state budgets can increase. State spending wouldn't be allowed to increase by more than the growth rates for inflation and population. But unlike a similar cap that has been suspended in Colorado, the Missouri version wouldn't require less money be spent from one year to the next...
Thunderstorms, rain close southwest Missouri roads (04/10/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Rural roads and some smaller highways are closed across southwest Missouri by flooding from heavy rain as thunderstorms cross the region. Authorities said no tornado sightings were immediately reported after tornado warnings early Thursday in Lawrence County, between Springfield and Joplin...
Mo. school district investigates alleged threat by 7-year-old (04/10/08)
IMPERIAL, Mo. (AP) -- An eastern Missouri school district is investigating after a 7-year-old boy allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot a classmate. Both children are first-graders at Hodge Elementary School in Imperial, part of the Fox C-6 School District. The boy allegedly made the threat during a hallway altercation on Tuesday. Afterward, he was sent home...
FAA approves money for Springfield airport expansion (04/10/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a $5 million discretionary grant for construction of a new terminal at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. The grant is the third and final federal check for the airport's new midfield terminal project...
Torch rerouted through San Francisco (04/10/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Olympic torch played hide and seek with thousands of demonstrators and spectators crowding the city's waterfront Wednesday before being spirited away without even a formal goodbye on its symbolic stop in the United States. After its parade was rerouted and shortened to prevent disruptions by massive crowds of anti-China protesters, the planned closing ceremony at the waterfront was canceled and moved to San Francisco International Airport. ...
Seven killed in political riots in Pakistan's largest city (04/10/08)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- A street fight between political rivals spiraled into rioting in Pakistan's biggest city Wednesday, with armed men smashing cars and setting fires. Five people burned to death in one building and two were shot and killed. It was the worst political violence Pakistan's new government has faced since taking office last month, vowing to curtail the powers of U.S.-allied President Pervez Musharraf and cement democracy after eight years of military rule...
Breast-feeding babies infected with HIV pass virus to their mothers (04/10/08)
OSH, Kyrgyzstan -- Not long ago, she was a wife, mother and teacher. Now Dilfuza Mustafakulova is HIV-positive and has lost her husband and her job. Mustafakulova's baby son was among 72 children infected with the virus at two Kyrgyz hospitals. Sixteen mothers also have contracted it -- in some cases by breast-feeding their children...
Schilli leads Pirates to shutout victory over Festus (04/10/08)
Pujols powers Cardinals to 6-4 victory over Astros (04/10/08)
HOUSTON -- Albert Pujols got his first home runs of the year after a heated, pregame exchange with Houston's Brandon Backe on Wednesday night. So does that mean that he plays his best when he's riled up? Pujols blew off the suggestion after his homers led the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 win over Houston to take their third straight series...
Notre Dame edges Central in double overtime (04/10/08)
Indians dump Redhawks (04/10/08)
Redhawks travel to Columbia Sept. 6 (04/10/08)
The opponents had been revealed previously, but now the dates have been finalized for Southeast Missouri State's 2008 football schedule. Southeast's 12-game schedule will feature six home contests. Highlighting the slate, at least from a national perspective, is a Sept. 6 game at the University of Missouri...
Southeast splits doubleheader with Middle Tennessee State (04/10/08)
Area sports calendar 4/10/08 (04/10/08)
Baseball n Boys tournament: The Chaffee boys 13-year olds tournament will take place May 15 to 18 at the Chaffee Horman field. It will be a double-elimination tournament. Cost: $175 per team. Info: Mike or Tina Johnson, 318-9063 or 318-6054...
Living to tell about it (04/10/08)
April 10, 2008 Dear Leslie, When I was a boy my mother was in a trio called the Mama-nettes. They sang McGuire Sisters songs and performed at events around town. They sang regularly on "The Breakfast Show," a show still running on the local TV station. ...
Good Bets (04/10/08)
PERFORMING ARTS "Biloxi Blues" Neil Simon's play about a Brooklynite sent to Biloxi, Miss., for basic training during World War II. Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus When: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday...
Ricky Skaggs salutes Monroe's trailblazing lineup with new CD (04/10/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Even if you don't care much for bluegrass, you can't help but admire Ricky Skaggs' enthusiasm for the music and its formative years. At the slightest prodding, he'll launch into a discussion of Earl Scruggs' banjo picking, the Stanley Brothers' harmonies or Bill Monroe's slapping beat and how it laid the groundwork for early rock 'n' roll...
Book review: "Three Girls and Their Brother" by Theresa Rebeck (04/10/08)
In her first novel, playwright and screenwriter Theresa Rebeck skewers paparazzi culture and our national obsession with the hookups and breakdowns of the young and the beautiful. In "Three Girls and Their Brother," three gorgeous redheads are thrown into the celebrity machine when a photographer takes their portrait for The New Yorker magazine. The media attention becomes a firestorm after a run-in between rebellious, 14-year-old Amelia and a lecherous movie star...
Catch Williams' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' in Carbondale (04/10/08)
Southern values run deep, but family troubles cut deeper still. The Montana Repertory Theater presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Shryock Auditorium in Carbondale, Ill. The cast brings to life Tennessee William's Tony Award-winning story of a rich and problem-laden Southern family...
Foster, Breslin go wild in 'Nim's Island' (04/10/08)
LAS VEGAS — Jodie Foster grew up on-screen in the 1970s, acting beyond her young age in such films as "Taxi Driver" and "Freaky Friday." Now Abigail Breslin, who starred in "Little Miss Sunshine," is doing the same. ...
Boeing says 787 launch will be pushed back (04/10/08)
Company airs video from Wal-Mart meetings (04/10/08)
American cancels more than 1,000 flights (04/10/08)
Mary Ann Eblen (04/10/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Ann Profilet Eblen, 74, of Anna died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 13, 1933, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Curtis E. and Marguerite E. Walder Profilet. She was a retired real estate broker and owner of Eblen Real Estate. After retirement, Mary Ann and her husband started a small business, Mary Ann's Soups...
Barbara Hoosier (04/10/08)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Barbara Gail Hoosier, 64, of Bell City died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. She was born May 8, 1943, daughter of Rosewell and Mona Stocker Bess. Hoosier had worked in the housekeeping department at St. Joseph Hospital...
Marcella Pobst (04/10/08)
Lloyd Swain (04/10/08)
Kathryn Noble (04/10/08)
Kathryn Marie "Katie" Noble departed this world to her eternal home Tuesday, April 8, 2008, following a brief illness of pulmonary fibrosis. Katie was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Pocahontas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reginald and Alma Swan; her brothers, Norman and Leonard Swan; her first husband, Carlos Garcia; and stepson, Baron Garcia...
Larry Slinkard (04/10/08)
Larry Kenneth Slinkard went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, April 8, 2008. He was born in Cape Girardeau Feb. 21, 1940, son of Arbon Esso and Opal Rhodes Slinkard. He and Gladys Jewell Smith were married April 22, 1966, in Scott City...
Police report 4/10/08 (04/10/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Nicholas V. Donley, 24, 611 Mechaw Drive, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation...
Out of the past 4/10/08 (04/10/08)
25 years ago: April 10, 1983 Flooding problems continued yesterday in the Mississippi Valley, but there was some good news; the new predicted flood crest on the Mississippi River has been lowered slightly; the new crest prediction is for 42.3 feet tomorrow...
Storytelling was a great success (04/10/08)
To the editor: What began on Friday as a rainy festival concluded Sunday with beautiful spring weather, lots to be proud of and a standing ovation. The Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival was a great success. The storytellers themselves, as well as many tourists, were impressed with the event, and what a rewarding experience it was to have it held in our historic downtown...
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