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Council pauses peripheral planning (05/16/08)
Cape Girardeau's peripheral planning initiative is on hold. Charlie Haubold, chairman of the city's planning and zoning board, said the city should postpone the planning idea until the county commission gets some of its current controversy resolved. The commission's discord, along with feedback from county property owners, makes the timing poor to pursue planning outside the city limits, Haubold said...
Clerk: Federal building opens June 2 (05/16/08)
The Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse officially opens June 2. The formal announcement was e-mailed just after 3 p.m. Thursday by Jim Woodward, clerk of court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Woodward said he is scheduled to be in Cape Girardeau today to inspect equipment...
Panel, Jones split on offices (05/16/08)
Some members of the Cape Girardeau County Road and Bridge Advisory Board favor consolidating the highway department's office space. But in a few seconds of audio recorded during a Feb. 6 drive from Cape Girardeau to Jefferson City, Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones appears dead-set against the idea...
MOHELA money to go to Southeast's new dental hygiene clinic at Sikeston (05/16/08)
Southeast Missouri State University received $173,000 for the expense of renovating space at the Sikeston, Mo., campus for use as a dental hygiene clinic, Gov. Matt Blunt and Sen. Jason Crowell announced Thursday. The money, part of the money turned over to the state by the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority under legislation passed last year, will reimburse the university for the costs associated with creating the teaching clinic. A ribbon cutting for the new clinic was held in April...
Brothers from Auxvasse, Mo., charged in pharmacy robbery (05/16/08)
Two brothers from central Missouri were charged Thursday with five felonies each for their roles in the robbery and bomb threat at Medicap Pharmacy in Scott City. Hunter W. Foster, 18, and Harrison S. Foster, 20, of Auxvasse, Mo., were arrested Wednesday at the Super 8 Motel in Cape Girardeau less than two hours after the robbery. They were being held Thursday at the Scott County Jail on bonds of $75,000 each...
Jury splits verdict for man charged with assault (05/16/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Colbert Fairley was convicted Thursday of domestic assault and acquitted of two counts of forcible sodomy following a two-day trial in Poplar Bluff on a change of venue from Cape Girardeau. The jury deliberated for just less than an hour and a half before reaching its verdict...
ArtsCape to go on as planned (05/16/08)
Rain or shine, ArtsCape will proceed as planned from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday at Capaha Park. The predicted weather for Saturday is sunny with temperatures in the mid-70s. However, Delilah Tayloe, director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, said the size of the festival makes moving to a backup location impossible in any condition...
In federal court 5/16/08 (05/16/08)
Federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway's office released the following items. Sentenced Name: Jason C. Eftink Age: 29 Residence: Cape Girardeau Charge: two felony counts of child pornography Sentence: 135 months Summary: Eftink admitted that he had images of child pornography on his computer in August, and that he used his computer to find child pornography on the Internet. ...
Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation awards teaching grants (05/16/08)
The Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation has awarded 14 teachers a total of $26,495 in Great Ideas Teaching grants. The money is meant encourage innovation in the classroom. Fourteen teachers requested a total of $33,691; each person who applied received some money. Last year, nine teachers were awarded a total of $15,000. Money is generated from donations and events such as a golf tournament or the winter "Penguin Party."...
Major case squad turns 25 (05/16/08)
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Cape Girardeau County-Bollinger County Major Case Squad. It's been more than a month since the five slayings that sparked the formation of the case squad were put to rest after three decades, with the conviction of Timothy W. Krajcir, but that doesn't mean the squad can rest...
Property tax relief clears Missouri Legislature (05/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure intended to provide relief from large property tax increases. The legislation seeks to ensure governmental entities reduce their property tax rates whenever the assessed property values rise by more than the rate of inflation. Some governments currently are avoiding doing so because of what critics describe as a loophole in the law...
Mo. lawmakers have big issues left on last day (05/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers began their 2008 session with a target on illegal immigrants and rising property taxes. More than four months later, they entered the final day of their session with both issues unresolved. Perhaps that was fitting for a legislative session that plodded along at a casual pace, interrupted by occasional infighting among Republicans who control the House, Senate and Governor's Mansion...
Troy man guilty in torture case (05/16/08)
TROY, Mo. (AP) -- An eastern Missouri man faces sentencing in July after being convicted in the rape and attack of a 19-year-old woman who was tortured during the crime. Robert Gnade (Guh-NAH'-dee) of Troy was found guilty on Thursday of sexual assault and felonious restraint...
Mo. lawmakers vote to repeal village law (05/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Breaking a legislative logjam, Missouri lawmakers voted Friday to repeal a 2007 land-use law that has angered some residents in rural Missouri. Political jockeying over the repeal of the village law had tied up other top issues -- including restrictions on illegal immigrants and restraints on property tax hikes -- as the 2008 legislative session ticked toward its mandatory 6 p.m. Friday adjournment...
Mo. lawmakers approve crackdown on illegal immigrants (05/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a bill that adds new restrictions and requirements for illegal immigrants, the cities in which they live and the businesses that employ them. The bill would require people to prove they are U.S. ...
Students, faculty protest Schlafly at Washingtion U. commencement (05/16/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Wearing white armbands, Washington University faculty and students stage a silent protest as conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly is awarded an honorary degree. Hundreds stood silently and turned their backs during Friday's commencement as the 83-year-old Schlafly was bestowed an honorary doctorate of humane letters...
Mountain Grove man sentenced for mailing pipe bomb (05/16/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Mountain Grove man who mailed a pipe bomb to West Plains police is sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. Donald W. Schamber, 60, pleaded guilty on Feb. 8 to mailing the pipe bomb with the intent to injure another person...
Mo. lawmakers pass immigration, property tax bills (05/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers targeted illegal immigrants and rising property taxes with new restrictions Friday as they capped a slow-moving session with a flurry of final-day activity. Passage of the immigration and taxation measures assured lawmakers and Gov. Matt Blunt of accomplishing a pair of their highest priorities. Had the measures not passed, Blunt had threatened to call lawmakers back for a special session...
House drops provision allowing death sentences for child rape (05/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House voted Thursday to permit death sentences for those convicted of rape or sodomy if the victim is less than 12 years old but later decided to scrap the idea. The provision was added by voice vote to a larger judiciary bill that also attracted numerous other amendments. House and Senate negotiators meeting later in the day, however, decided to strip it out of the bill. Lawmakers have only until 6 p.m. today to pass legislation...
Mo. legislative session slows over village law, immigration (05/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Republican House leader was getting help Thursday from a pair of minority-party Senate Democrats to slow down a bill repealing a 2007 land-use law that has angered some rural residents. The posturing over the repeal of the village law tied up other top issues -- namely restrictions on illegal immigrants and restraints on property tax increases -- as the 2008 legislative session crawled toward its mandatory adjournment at 6 p.m. today...
Missouri Senate passes broad illegal immigration bill (05/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate approved a broad bill Thursday that adds penalties and restrictions on illegal immigrants, but also includes provisions opposed by House leaders that affect businesses. The troublesome provision, which sponsoring Sen. Scott Rupp attempted to keep off the bill, would allow employers to be fined up to $50,000 if they misclassify their workers as "contractors" instead of "employees." It grants authority for the attorney general to investigate such matters...
Woman indicted for alleged role in Mo. MySpace suicide case (05/16/08)
LOS ANGELES -- A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a Missouri woman for her alleged role in perpetrating a MySpace online hoax on a 13-year-old neighbor girl who committed suicide. Lori Drew of suburban St. Louis was charged with one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to obtain information to inflict emotional distress on the girl...
Vitamin D may help curb breast cancer, study finds (05/16/08)
Breast cancer patients with low levels of vitamin D were much more likely to die of the disease or have it spread than patients getting enough of the nutrient, a study found -- adding to evidence the "sunshine vitamin" has anti-cancer benefits. The results are sure to renew arguments about whether a little more sunshine is a good thing...
El Nino aided Magellan's trip around the world in 1500s (05/16/08)
WASHINGTON -- The El Nino phenomenon that has puzzled climate scientists in recent decades may have assisted the first trip around the world nearly 500 years ago. Explorer Ferdinand Magellan encountered fair weather on Nov. 28, 1520, after days of battle through the rough waters south of South America. From there his passage across the Pacific Ocean may have been eased by the calming effects of El Nino, researchers speculate in a new study...
California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban (05/16/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's Supreme Court declared gay couples in the nation's most populous state can marry -- a monumental but perhaps short-lived victory for the gay rights movement Thursday that was greeted with tears, hugs, kisses and at least one instant proposal of matrimony...
Republicans abandon President Bush on food and energy votes (05/16/08)
WASHINGTON -- Congress responded to voters' angst over rising grocery prices and $4-a-gallon gasoline Thursday, bucking President Bush's veto threats with lopsided votes to boost food stamps and farm subsidies -- after ordering Bush to quit pouring oil into the nation's emergency reserves...
Jury convicts Hollywood private eye in racketeering case (05/16/08)
LOS ANGELES -- A Hollywood private investigator was convicted Thursday of federal racketeering and other charges for digging up dirt for his well-heeled clients to use in lawsuits, divorces and contract disputes against the rich and famous. Anthony Pellicano, 64, was accused of wiretapping stars such as Sylvester Stallone and running the names of others, such as Garry Shandling and Kevin Nealon, through law enforcement databases to help clients in legal and other disputes...
Polygamist sect's finances are murky (05/16/08)
ELDORADO, Texas -- In just five years, the West Texas polygamist sect transformed 1,700 acres of scrubland purchased for $700,000 into a bustling ranch with a blazing-white limestone temple, sprawling three-story log cabins, woodworking shops and a dairy...
Bush appeasement remark brings quick Obama retort (05/16/08)
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama accused President Bush of "a false political attack" Thursday after Bush warned in Israel against appeasing terrorists -- early salvos in a general election campaign that's already blazing even as the Democratic front-runner tries to sew up his party's nomination...
China: Quake death toll could reach 50,000 (05/16/08)
LUOSHUI TOWN, China -- Troops dug burial pits in this quake-shattered town and black smoke poured from crematorium chimneys elsewhere in central China as priorities began shifting Thursday from the hunt for survivors to dealing with the dead. Officials said the final toll could more than double to 50,000...
Junta warns against hoarding aid (05/16/08)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Myanmar's junta warned Thursday it will punish anyone found hoarding or trading foreign aid meant for cyclone survivors, but relief groups said they had seen no evidence of people selling or stockpiling donated goods. The government's warning came as the official death toll from Cyclone Nargis was raised to 43,318, an increase of almost 5,000 from a day earlier, but still far below U.N. and Red Cross estimates. The number of people listed as missing remained at 27,838...
Bush leaves it to Olmert to push Mideast peace (05/16/08)
JERUSALEM -- President Bush gently urged Mideast leaders to "make the hard choices necessary for peace," leaving it to embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to stand before a divided parliament Thursday and forcefully declare that this war-weary nation is ready for a historic agreement with Palestinians...
100 killed in Nigeria after pipeline rupture (05/16/08)
IJEGUN, Nigeria -- A road-grader accidentally tore open a fuel pipeline Thursday and sent an inferno raging over houses and a school, setting off a stampede of terrified children and killing about 100 people and injuring 20, a Red Cross official said...
Big Brown is heavy favorite at Preakness (05/16/08)
BALTIMORE -- Before anointing Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown the next coming of Secretariat, consider this: The colt enters Saturday's Preakness off a two-week turnaround, the shortest of his career; he's got problem front feet; and there are 12 horses with connections eager to show Big Brown can be beaten...
2008 TRACK HONOR ROLL (05/16/08)
The top track performances in Southeast Missouri as reported in the Southeast Missourian, the Sikeston Standard Democrat, the Dunklin Daily Democrat, the Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic and the Dexter Daily Statesman this spring. Please report any additional information, corrections or names to Toby Carrig by e-mail at tcarrig@semissourian.com...
Perryville claims district championship with 1-0 win over Notre Dame (05/16/08)
FARMINGTON -- Perryville senior Ashley Castleberry chose a good time to attempt a shot Thursday in the Class 1 District 1 championship game against Notre Dame. "She always never shoots and then today she shot it for some reason," Pirates teammate Kendra Schilli said. "And it went in."...
Shattering Jackson's throwing records (05/16/08)
Before the start of the 2008 track season, the throwing portion of the track record book featured the Rushin family. While sophomore Jill Rushin merely has been changing the numbers beside her name as the best shot put and discus athlete in school history, her father's discus record has been surpassed. And he doesn't mind a bit...
Jackson wins fourth straight championship (05/16/08)
HILLSBORO -- District championships are getting to be old hat for Jackson senior soccer player Jenni Tenholder. Tenholder celebrated her fourth district title as the Indians defeated Seckman 3-1 on Thursday night in the championship game of the Class 2 District 1 tournament at Hillsboro High School...
Crusaders seek fourth consecutive state title in relay (05/16/08)
The Saxony Lutheran boys track team settled for a third-place finish in the Class 1 District 1 meet two weeks ago. The Crusaders may fare better than that this weekend at the state meet in Jefferson City. The event begins at noon today at Lincoln University with the 3,200-meter relay, which the Crusaders will be trying to win for the fourth consecutive year. ...
Southeast looks to increase, consolidate incoming cash (05/16/08)
The underlying theme of the recent review on Southeast Missouri State's athletic program is money. The review, compiled by Carr Sports Associates and presented to the university last week, features no shortage of ways to spend money — funding scholarships, enhancing facilities, adding positions...
Redhawks control own tournament fate this weekend (05/16/08)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team has not experienced consistent success this year, never winning more than three games in a row. Southeast's overall and Ohio Valley Conference records reflect the up-and-down nature of the season as the Redhawks are .500 in both departments...
Haines optimistic Smith can compete in regional (05/16/08)
As recently as last week, Southeast Missouri State track and field coach Joey Haines was prepared to rule star senior Miles Smith out of the NCAA Mideast Regional. But Smith's sore hamstring has improved dramatically since then, and Haines believes Smith should be able to give it a go during the competition May 30 and 31 in Fayetteville, Ark...
Izzy blows save, bullpen hideout (05/16/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Jason Bay's first pinch-hit homer delivered the latest jolt of anguish to Jason Isringhausen. Bay's three-run shot off the St. Louis Cardinals' struggling reliever, working the eighth inning instead of the ninth, was the go-ahead blow in the Pittsburgh Pirates' rally from an early four-run deficit in an 11-5 victory Thursday. It also brought Cardinals manager Tony La Russa's fear to fruition -- you can't hide anyone for long in the bullpen...
Former Cardinals star Edmonds makes Cubs debut in 4-0 victory (05/16/08)
CHICAGO -- Jim Edmonds insisted he's healthy and can perform at a high level. The Chicago Cubs are giving him a chance to prove it, and his first opportunity came against his former team, the San Diego Padres. "I've got a lot left," Edmonds said Thursday before going 1-for-4 in his first game with the Cubs. "I feel my body's in as good a shape as it's been in six, seven years. We'll just see what happens."...
High school friends make one last trip together (05/16/08)
A group of 13 seniors from Chaffee High School took one last trip together — whitewater rafting down a stretch of the Chattooga River on the border of Georgia and North Carolina. "I loved it," said senior Walker Rice. He said he floats the Current River a lot, but nothing yet compared to the rafting trip...
who's neXt 5/16/08 (05/16/08)
SCHOLARSHIPS n Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., presented scholarships to Andrea Horrell (Board of Governors scholarship), Andrew Koeppel (academic scholarship), Blake Palmer (presidential scholarship), Christina Shinn (board of Governors Scholarship), all of Cape Girardeau; Austin Kramer (Board of Governors scholarship), Jeremy Sarno (academic scholarship), Morgan Henley (academic scholarship) and Teresa Walker (Board of Governors scholarship), all of Jackson.. ...
neXt up 5/16/08 (05/16/08)
FRIDAY n Tunes at Twilight with Dennis Stroughmatt @ Commonpleas Courthouse lawn, 7 p.m. n Fourth annual Showcase and Dance presented by Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest @ Eagles Club, Cape Girardeau, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. n "Steel Magnolias" dinner theater @ River City Yacht Club, Port Cape, dinner at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m...
Hooked on Science: Scared pepper (05/16/08)
Have you ever wondered why some insects can walk on water? It has to do with surface tension, and using a few things from around the house you can do a pretty cool experiment with surface tension that might get you "Hooked on Science." Ingredients...
Herbert Amberger (05/16/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Herbert T. Amberger, 78, of Perryville died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Perry Oaks Manor. He was born April 13, 1930, at Belgique, Mo., son of Otto Joseph and Ella A. Phillips Amberger. He and Leila May Mueller were married April 19, 1974. She died April 25, 2007...
Evelyn Schamburg (05/16/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Evelyn A. Schamburg, 96, of Denver, formerly of Perryville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in Denver. She was born March 2, 1912, in Friedenburg, Mo., daughter of Albert H. and Louise Ochs Schamburg Sr. Schamburg had been a seamstress...
William Lehne (05/16/08)
William H. Lehne, 98, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Dec. 17, 1909, in Egypt Mills, Mo., son of August and Rosena Kirchoff Lehne. He and Gladys Heuschober were married in 1931 in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Lehne moved to Cape Girardeau from Egypt Mills in 1922. He attended Washington School and Central High School...
Cleave Cook (05/16/08)
ORAN, Mo. -- Delmar Cleave Cook, 86, of Oran died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born May 10, 1922, in Lamar, Ark., son of Boyd Wallace and Beulah Lee Cowell Cook. He and Thelma B. Vaughn were married Dec. 31, 1948. She died March 3, 2008...
Births 5/16/2008 (05/16/08)
Montgomery Twin daughters to Gabriel Cain and Crystal Dawn Montgomery of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Sophia Aveon was born at 12:41 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces. Ella Kahlil was born at 12:42 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces. ...
Police report 5/16/2008 (05/16/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Travis D. Ray, 22, 515 Second St., was arrested on suspicion of stealing. n A 16-year-old boy was cited into juvenile court on suspicion of trespassing...
Fire report 5/16/2008 (05/16/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n At 7:28 p.m., an alarm sounding at 211 Saint Francis Drive. n At 11:30 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Jefferson Avenue. n At 11:44 p.m., a box alarm at 623 Jefferson Ave...
Out of the past 5/16/08 (05/16/08)
25 years ago: May 16, 1983 EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. — Water continues to rise in the flooded East Cape-Clear Creek Levee District, threatening both roads and crops in the low-lying area in a situation worsened by weekend rains. The Jackson Board of Aldermen turns down the request of Jackson resident Delmar Brown, who asks city officials to correct the problem of low water pressure at his home in the Indian Hills subdivision...
It's back! The world's best golf tournament (05/16/08)
Lordy, Lordy, look who's 40. OK. So I'm stretching things. Again. But look at the calendar. May is half gone. June will be bustin' out before you can say First-ever Third Annual Louis J. Lorimier Memorial World-Famous Downtown Golf Tournament and All-You-Can-Eat Catfish Buffet...
Political destination (05/16/08)
Cape Girardeau got a fair share of national attention this week with the campaign visit of Barak Obama. Bill Clinton, rival Hillary Clinton's husband, kicked off his re-election campaign in 1996 in Cape Girardeau. Cape Girardeau has been visited by a number of politicians of national prominence. Some, like Harry S. Truman, came to Southeast Missouri as U.S. senator to relax among friends...
Quarry concern is widespread (05/16/08)
To the editor: I moved from County Road 319 last year, but I go there daily for farming purposes. Regarding the proposed quarry on County Road 319, the article published in Tuesday's paper was good. However, it only mentioned Noretta Blattner, David Blattner and Jane Perry by name. There were other neighbors present who were interviewed and gave good arguments against the quarry...
Thanks to sponsors of Clippard trip (05/16/08)
To the editor: Fourth-grade students at Clippard Elementary School recently enjoyed two terrific field trips. In Jefferson City we visited our Capitol, the Supreme Court building, the Governor's Mansion, and the archives building. We met with state Sen. Jason Crowell and state Rep. Mary Kasten. Students enjoyed a fabulous chartered bus ride to Jefferson City...
Quarry plan raises many concerns (05/16/08)
To the editor: I'm writing regarding a growing concern in our community over a proposed rock quarry that Strack Excavating wants to put in on County Road 319 off Route K. There are several concerns: families that have wells, all the blasting that would occur and could cause health problems and cracking of foundations. ...
Thanks for getting the word out (05/16/08)
To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the help the Southeast Missourian has provided in reporting important recovery information to the citizens of Missouri affected by the storms and flooding this spring. FEMA engages with federal, state and local partners to respond to and coordinate recovery from disasters. ...
Speak Out 5/16/08 (05/16/08)
Cancer risk WE'RE GETTING ready to have another Breast Cancer Awareness month. Why aren't there signs saying that when a woman has an abortion, her chances of getting breast cancer go up 80 percent? That's because there's a chemical in the milk a woman produces when she's pregnant. If the baby doesn't get it, the mother's body fights itself. It's a natural chemical defense...
Saint Francis launches new physician practice (05/16/08)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Saint Francis Medical Center is continuing to expand its healthcare services. Through a recent partnership with Cape Gastroenterology Specialists, a new physician practice of Saint Francis, patients in Southeast Missouri can access specialized gastrointestinal (GI) care as part of the continuum of care provided at the Medical Center...
Convenient options help students save money (05/16/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo - Three Rivers Community College has planned its summer classes to meet the needs of area students and families and help them cope with the rising price of gasoline. Three Rivers offers most summer courses during a four-day week, with classes meeting Monday through Thursday. ...
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