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TLC reality show visiting Cape next month (06/07/08)
The Roloff family of the reality television show "Little People, Big World" will be coming to Cape Girardeau in early July to film a vacation, according to a recent news release from the Red House Interpretive Center. The family will arrive via the riverboat the American Queen and visit three sites in Cape Girardeau: the Red House, the Glenn House and Fort D...
Woman dead after shooting in Wyatt, Mo. (06/07/08)
WYATT, Mo. -- A 22-year-old is dead following an early Thursday morning shooting in Wyatt. The victim was Shondra Lindell, who received a gunshot wound to the head while at 206 Walnut St. It is the second shooting at that home in just four days -- another man was injured in a shooting there on Monday...
Group proposes prettier I-55 exits (06/07/08)
Jason Bandermann believes the interchanges along Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County are in need of a facelift. With the exception of exit 96, Bandermann said, travelers may notice a significant lack of attractive landscaping near the area's interchanges. If a group chooses to fund a proposed initiative, travelers would instead notice a sign and flowers, shrubs or other small plants that would send a welcoming message with the hopes of drawing visitors to local businesses...
Cleanup of hog carcasses in Scott County barn to begin today (06/07/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Cleanup of the dead hogs found rotting in a Scott County barn will begin this morning, Sheriff Rick Walter said Friday. A company, who has requested that its name be withheld, has agreed to orchestrate the removal of the carcasses and has reached an agreement with the property owners, Walter said...
Nominations sought for Spirit of America Award (06/07/08)
Nominations are now being accepted for the Southeast Missourian's annual Spirit of America Award to be presented on the Fourth of July. "The award goes annually to a person who personifies the character and service to community that helped shape America," said Jon K. Rust, publisher of the Southeast Missourian. "Since the award's inception, each recipient has been a remarkable individual, a local hero. The newspaper is proud to sponsor this prestigious award."...
State recognition given to farms more than 100 years old (06/07/08)
When traveling across the state of Missouri, drivers may notice a sign on rural property that designates a tract of farmland as a "Missouri Century Farm." The distinction is granted to landowners whose property has been within the same family for more than 100 years...
Sikeston woman competing to be next Miss Missouri (06/07/08)
MEXICO, Mo. -- This week, one Sikeston resident is competing for the title of Miss Missouri. Erin Bell is representing Miss Metro St. Louis at the Miss Missouri pageant. Bell will be a senior at Maryville University in St. Louis in the fall. She will graduate next year with a degree in marketing...
Cape firefighter given award for off-duty rescue in April (06/07/08)
Ninety seconds. That's all. A month and a half later, it's the time aspect that bothers Harry Schumer the most. The Rev. Daniel McCall was banged up but alive, talking and mobile when Schumer reached him. McCall escaped death by those 90 seconds. "At the time, you do what you do and you don't think about it. ...
Cool, wet spring puts damper on Ill. niche farmers' crops (06/07/08)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Terry Starks planted the first crop of herbs at her central Illinois farm this spring and hoped to harvest them sometime next year. Instead, she's looking at a droopy, wet mess. "I put in about $600 worth of herbs, and that stood under water for a good three days," said Starks, who grows crops in Williamsville, about 12 miles northeast of Springfield. "I'm hoping that's going to come out of it."...
Forsee's Mizzou contract extended (06/07/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Just a little more than three months after taking over as president of the University of Missouri system, Gary Forsee already has a contract extension. Curators announced on Friday that Forsee's contract has been extended to five years from three...
MoDOT approves early engineering work for bridge repair project (06/07/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State transportation officials have given approval for a potential contractor to begin the engineering work on a massive repair project for 802 bridges. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission still has not awarded a contract for the project. Negotiations continue with a group identified as the preferred contracting team last December...
More than 1,600 free food programs open this summer in Ill. (06/07/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois school officials say more than 1,600 programs will be available this summer to feed children from low-income homes for free. Summer food programs provide free meals to children through age 18 for free when school's not in session. They typically run in June, July and August, but some start in May and run into September...
St. Louis' bowling museum, hall of fame moving to Texas (06/07/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is leaving St. Louis for Arlington, Texas. The museum's board of trustees made the decision this week. The Museum and Hall of Fame will be moved to a new development that will include the United States Bowling Congress and the Bowling Proprietors Association of America...
Web site aims to block takeover of Anheuser-Busch (06/07/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A new Web site is trying to block the rumored takeover of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. by Belgium-based brewer InBev SA, playing on patriotic fervor to stop an iconic American firm from slipping into foreign hands. The Web site, SaveBudweiser.com, encourages visitors to contact elected officials and Anheuser-Busch shareholders to discourage the deal. It features an online petition "To Save Our Beer," and claims to have more than 18,000 signatures...
Chief aide for Mo. lt. gov. resigns over porn charges (06/07/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The chief of staff for Missouri's lieutenant governor resigned Friday after news broke that he has been charged with attempting to provide pornography to a minor. Eric Feltner, 40, of Columbia, faces two misdemeanor pornżography counts stemming from incidents alleged to have occurred a year ago...
Lawsuit alleges slow processing of FBI checks (06/07/08)
ST. LOUIS -- A class-action lawsuit filed Friday alleges many immigrants who have met the requirements to become U.S. citizens are left in limbo for months or years due to slow processing of FBI name checks. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in St. Louis, says some immigrants have had to wait more than four years to be cleared by the FBI. It says the delays violate time limits set by law aimed at reducing naturalization backlogs...
Texas town still shadowed by dragging death a decade later (06/07/08)
JASPER, Texas -- Ten years after James Byrd Jr. was dragged to death down a three-mile stretch of country road simply because he was black, some things have changed in Jasper. Black and white teenagers can be seen playing basketball together at James Byrd Jr. Memorial Park. Blacks now make up a majority on the city council. And an iron fence no longer separates the graves of whites and blacks in the 171-year-old cemetery where Byrd is buried...
Wounded eagle gets new beak, new look (06/07/08)
ST. MARIES, Idaho -- More than three years after a poacher shot off her upper beak, a bald eagle named Beauty can finally live up to her name -- with the help of volunteers. A team attached an artificial beak to the 15-pound eagle in mid-May, improving her appearance and, more importantly, helping her grasp food...
Japanese space station lab gets bigger (06/07/08)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The space station's huge new Japanese lab got even bigger Friday when the astronauts attached an attic to it for extra storage. The attic -- essentially a 14-foot shed for spare tools and equipment -- was popped atop the 37-foot Kibo science laboratory by astronauts operating the international space station's robot arm...
Vets gather at World War II museum to remember D-Day (06/07/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- Guy Gunter couldn't forget June 6, 1944, if he had to. At 1 a.m. that day, Gunter was piloting a glider carrying 15 soldiers in the Normandy invasion, which turned the tide of World War II in Europe and forced the surrender of Germany less than a year later...
Senior New York City crane inspector accused of corruption (06/07/08)
NEW YORK -- A senior city buildings official took bribes in exchange for falsely reporting that cranes had been inspected and that crane operators had been certified, but his actions did not appear to be connected to two recent crane collapses that killed nine people, authorities said Friday...
Pet projects, federal contracts still abound in Congress (06/07/08)
WASHINGTON -- So much for trimming the pork. The practice of decorating legislation with billions of dollars in pet projects and federal contracts is still thriving on Capitol Hill -- despite public outrage that helped flip control of Congress two years ago...
Aid organizations say Zimbabwe order puts AIDS patients at risk (06/07/08)
GENEVA -- Aid agencies in Zimbabwe said Friday the government order for humanitarian groups to suspend work would cut off care and medicine to those living with AIDS. Aid groups and Western officials also said many in the impoverished African country will starve without food aid, amid allegations that President Robert Mugabe's regime is using food to cement his rule...
Federer, Nadal to meet again in final (06/07/08)
PARIS -- As the points piled up and the light faded, it was tough to decide which scenario had seemed less likely at the outset of the French Open semifinals Friday: That Rafael Nadal would be so dominant during a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory over Novak Djokovic, a man who is, after all, ranked No. 3 and a Grand Slam champion?...
Royals draft Modglin (06/07/08)
Scott City senior Ryan Modglin, who recently helped the Rams baseball team win their first state championship, was drafted Friday by the Kansas City Royals. Modglin was selected in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. He was the 1,165th pick overall...
Berry will join Smith at NCAA meet (06/07/08)
The wait is over for Southeast Missouri State senior long jumper John Berry, who late Thursday received the news he was hoping for and expected. Berry made the cut for next week's NCAA outdoor track and field championships. The event will be held Wednesday through Saturday at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa...
Area digest (06/07/08)
Trammell records hole in one Ashland's Jeff Trammell recorded his first career hole in one at Kimbeland Country Club. Trammell aced hole No. 18, which was playing 156 yards. He used an 8-iron. Leroy Pulley, Greg Hatfield and Dave Zak witnessed the shot...
Capahas rout Riverdogs (06/07/08)
The Plaza Tire Capahas do not have the services of all the key players they are counting on. But the Capahas are steadily moving in that direction, and Friday night they added two more pieces to the puzzle. Both paid major dividends in their 2008 debuts as the Capahas steamrolled the visiting Charleston Riverdogs 18-3...
Cataloging a community (06/07/08)
A new resource is available to people interested in local Lutheran history and to those interested in genealogy. Ruth Kasten and Sandra Fluegge have compiled a comprehensive history of Trinity Lutheran Church of Egypt Mills. The book, with more than 300 pages and an index, is a meticulously recorded compilation of births, baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths from 1867 to 2007. Edgar Dreyer translated some of the earlier records from German to English...
There are reasons to step cautiously, but lions aren't one of them (06/07/08)
We love conspiracy theories. Conspiracies are concocted stories developed to keep the truth at bay -- Nessie, Big Foot, the lunar landing. They are stories and events that capture and foster a childlike imagination buried within us all. Sometimes, though, imagined risks and invented dangers can keep us from fully living...
Briefly 6/7/08 (06/07/08)
Gospel groups perform at Villa Ridge, Ill., church VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- The Gloryroad Travelers of Mounds, Ill., and Potters Clay Remodeled of Ringo Ky., will be in concert at 7 p.m. today at Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge. Vacation Bible school held at New McKendree church...
Who are the 'theys' we listen to? (06/07/08)
I needed a haircut badly. My hair had grown well past my shoulders, and time did not allow me the chance to make a beauty appointment. So I persuaded my daughter, Tess, to give me a trim. I actually prefer my hair longer, but I asked her opinion anyway...
I slay, therefore I am: Philosophers examine TV hit ' Buffy' (06/07/08)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Aristotle. Nietzsche. Buffy? The blond heroine of the campy television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," as well as other works by creator Joss Whedon, is the focus of a three-day academic conference that began Friday at Henderson State University. The show starring Sarah Michelle Gellar won cult fame and critical praise during its seven seasons on The WB and UPN networks...
McMahon talks about home troubles (06/07/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Ed McMahon blames the possible foreclosure of his multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills house on a set of problems all too familiar to many Americans: a foundering economy, health problems and poor planning. "If you spend more money than you make, you know what happens," McMahon said Thursday night on CNN's "Larry King Live." "You know, a couple of divorces thrown in, a few things like that. And, you know, things happen."...
Oil's biggest day yet drags down stocks (06/07/08)
NEW YORK -- Oil prices made their biggest single-day leap ever Friday -- clearing $139, dragging the Dow Jones industrials down nearly 400 points and raising the once-unthinkable prospect of $150 oil and even higher gas prices by the Fourth of July...
May showed biggest jobless jump since February 1986 (06/07/08)
WASHINGTON -- Pink slips piled up and jobs disappeared into thin air in May as the nation's unemployment rate rose to 5.5 percent in the biggest one-month jump in decades. Wall Street swooned, and the White House said President Bush was considering new proposals to revive the economy...
Gordon Neumeyer (06/07/08)
Gordon Neumeyer Gordon T. Neumeyer, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 20, 1920, at Cape Girardeau, son of Edwin W. and Emma Aufdenburg Neumeyer. He and Mary E. Shulte Neumeyer were married May 4, 1946, in Jefferson City, Mo...
Azalea Spane (06/07/08)
Azalea Spane FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Azalea Beatrice Limbaugh Spane, a resident of Presbyterian Manor of Farmington, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 6, 2008, at the age of 86. She was born July 9, 1921, to Arthur B. Limbaugh and Willie Mae Moore Limbaugh. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ruthford Limbaugh, Delta Limbaugh, Joe Limbaugh, Isadore Limbaugh; and two sisters, Ruth Limbaugh and Mae Sander...
The Rev. James Reynolds (06/07/08)
The Rev. James Reynolds The Rev. James L. Reynolds, 63, of West Plains, Mo., a priest of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girarżdeau, died at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at his home from complications from cancer. He was born April 11, 1945, in Vicksburg, Miss., to Katie Lucille Rogers Reynolds...
Marion Thomas (06/07/08)
Marion Thomas Marion M. Thomas, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born July 21, 1926, in Lynville, Ky., the son of Stanley and Ruthie (Cook) Thomas. He and Laura Faye (Timmons) Thomas were married Dec. 19, 1959, in Springfield, Mo...
Israel Moore (06/07/08)
Israel Moore MIAMISBURG, Ohio -- Israel Ezra Alan Moore, 21, of Miamisburg, formerly of Richmond, Ind., died Monday, June 2, 2008, at his home. Moore was born Aug. 30, 1986, in Cape Girardeau, son to Dennis A. and Debbie A. (Riehn) Moore. Survivors include his parents of Richmond; three sisters, April An Moore and Charity Ann Moore, both of Richmond and Grace Ann Zieba of Grove, Okla.; his maternal grandmother, Viola Riehn; and paternal grandmother, Judith Moore, both of Missouri...
Kenneth Staggs (06/07/08)
Kenneth Staggs WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. -- Kenneth G. Staggs, 62, of Perry County, Mo., died June 4, 2008, in West Memphis. He was born July 16, 1945, son of Hartwell M. and Aileen O. (Phillips) Staggs. He and Sharon K. Holzum were married Oct. 11, 1969. He was the owner and operator of Staggs Trucking. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Elks Lodge. He served in the U.S. Army and was an active member of the American Legion...
Police report 6/7/08 (06/07/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs n Jimmy L. Simms, 44, 2081 Pear Tree Court, Apt. 5, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. n Thomas S. Eftink, 39, 932 Rodney Vista Blvd., was arrested on suspicion of DWI and operating motor vehicle without headlights....
Fire report 6/7/08 (06/07/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 6:50 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3400 block of William Street. n At 6:52 p.m., an extrication outside the city. n At 8:50 p.m., emergency medical service in the 800 block of Clark Avenue...
Out of the past (06/07/08)
25 years ago: June 7, 1983 After placing a telephone call to Cape Girardeau lawyer Stephen N. Limbaugh yesterday morning, President Ronald Reagan officially nominated him to fill a federal court judgeship in the Eastern District of Missouri. A monument has been placed at the County Farm Park as a memorial for people who died at the county's poor farm; there are no exact records of how many are buried at the Potter's Field at the park; some estimates are as high as 700...
Scott City champs (06/07/08)
Scott City High School's baseball team recently completed one of the most dominant hardball seasons in recent memory. On their way to winning the Class 2 state title in Springfield last week, the Rams compiled a 23-1 record under second-year head coach Lance Amick...
Pick Cabinet before election (06/07/08)
To the editor: Shadow Cabinet: The British candidate for prime minister announces, in advance, some or all of the people who would be in his Cabinet if he were to be elected prime minister. This group then campaigns together. Barack Obama should do that in this election...
Speak Out 6/7/08 (06/07/08)
Converter issues I RECENTLY installed a digital converter on one of my television sets in my home. The day was rainy, and I was disappointed with the results. I removed the converter after getting frustrated and went back to analog. The digital receivers are easy to install, and the picture -- when the signal is good -- is clear but the signal strength is so weak. ...
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