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Growth of university department requires split (09/20/08)
Rapid growth in the communications department at Southeast Missouri State University has led officials to split the department in two -- mass communication and speech communication. A more directed focus will be placed on each area, with the possibility of expanding course offerings and perhaps programs. One option leaders are examining is health communication...
Two events targeting female voters to be held in Cape (09/20/08)
The Republican and Democratic parties have scheduled separate events targeting female voters in Cape Girardeau in the coming days. The Southeast Missouri State University College Republicans will host a "Women for McCain/Palin" lunch at noon Wednesday on the fourth floor of the University Center Ballroom. Southeast alumna and Cape Girardeau businesswoman Kathy Swan is scheduled to speak to an audience of university students and others from the community...
William Street reduced to one lane today (09/20/08)
William Street reduced to one lane today William Street will be reduced to one lane today for pavement marking, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The lane reduction will take place from Broadview Street to Leming Street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call the MoDOT Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Rose Bed Inn Sock Hop rescheduled for Sunday (09/20/08)
Rose Bed Inn Sock Hop rescheduled for Sunday The second annual Sock Hop at the Rose Bed Inn will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The event was delayed from last week, when high winds knocked out power to the inn. Proceeds will be used to put a new roof on the Cape Area Family Resource Center. ...
PTSD training session scheduled at Southeast (09/20/08)
Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University will host a training session for professionals about the assessment and treatment of post traumatic stress disorder from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday in Glenn Auditorium. Dr. Kirsten DeLambo, a licensed psychologist at Kent State University who specializes in traumatic stress, will lead the session...
Pit bull saves man from house fire (09/20/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- After a fire gutted a house and basement apartment Jacob Ford lived in last Friday afternoon, the 20-year-old Poplar Bluff man said he's thankful to be alive, and even more so for the dog he "never really paid any attention to."...
Isolated flooding reported in area on Friday (09/20/08)
The tail end of Hurricane Ike teamed up with a cold front to continue affecting Southeast Missouri communities along the Mississippi River on Friday. Flood water had crept over some roads in Cape Girardeau beginning in early morning, closing sections of roads near the downtown area. By 11 a.m., city public works officials had shut down traffic in 10 locations...
Jumping mules, distinctive food make East Perry fair a tradition (09/20/08)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Linda Ehlers still remembers opening day of the East Perry County Community Fair, when she was a little girl and had the day off from school in Altenburg to march in the welcoming parade. The marchers always wore their Sunday best...
Police board seeks towing probe (09/20/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis police department and its board are seeking expanded investigations, using federal, state and internal resources to look into whether a contracted towing firm shorted the city of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Acting police chief Stephen Pollihan said the police board asked the U.S. attorney's office in St. Louis on Thursday to widen its investigation into the handling of a former contract with St. Louis Metropolitan Towing...
Bailout will cost hundreds of billions (09/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- Struggling to stave off financial catastrophe, the Bush administration on Friday laid out a radical bailout plan with a huge price tag -- a takeover of a half-trillion dollars or more in worthless mortgages and other bad debt held by tottering institutions...
Rescue shuttle at launch pad for Hubble trip (09/20/08)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In an unprecedented step, a space shuttle was moved to the launch pad Friday for a trip NASA hopes it will never make — a rescue mission. The shuttle Endeavour is on standby in case the seven astronauts who go up on Atlantis next month need a safer ride home...
Religious leader says 150 Muslim workers fired at Nebraska plant (09/20/08)
OMAHA, Neb. -- A Grand Island meatpacking plant fired at least 86 workers Friday after they walked off the job amid a dispute over prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, company officials said. But a Muslim leader and one of the fired workers said 150 Muslims lost their jobs...
Medvedev: Russia won't be pushed into isolation (09/20/08)
MOSCOW -- President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday derided U.S. accusations that Russia was sliding into irrelevance, saying defiantly that Moscow would set its own course without isolating itself behind a new Iron Curtain. One day after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a blistering attack on the Kremlin leadership, Medvedev pushed back in a tough speech, saying NATO and the Bush administration were provoking Russia...
Haiti's food crisis deepens after floods (09/20/08)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Four tropical storms have wiped out most of Haiti's food crops and damaged irrigation systems and pumping stations, raising the specter of acute hunger for millions in the impoverished country. "The system of agriculture has been destroyed," Agriculture Minister Joanas Gue said. Aid agencies and diplomats also say Haiti desperately needs help to avert mass hunger...
Indians capture victory in home opener (09/20/08)
JACKSON -- Jackson was eager to play at home after opening the football season with three straight road games. Steady lightning made the Indians wait nearly an extra two hours Friday night. A much improved Sikeston team made the Indians sweat. But in the end the wait was worth it for Jackson, which pulled away late for a 35-14 victory that was much closer than the final score...
Chaffee dumps St. Pius 24-20 (09/20/08)
The game started late because of inclement weather, but the Chaffee football team won its home opener Friday night, beating Festus St. Pius 24-20. Chaffee opened a 12-8 lead at halftime then scored 12 in the third quarter. The Red Devils improved to 2-2 this season...
Top-ranked Maplewood routs St. Vincent (09/20/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Maplewood entered Friday night's game against St. Vincent as the top-ranked team in Class 2 in Missouri. The Blue Devils likely will remain atop the state poll after a convincing 42-0 victory over the Indians at Maplewood. Blue Devils quarterback Les Williams threw for three touchdown passes in the first quarter alone, and St. Vincent never was able to challenge the rest of the way...
Pirates' rally falls short vs. Park Hills (09/20/08)
PERRYVILLE -- Senior Josh Perreault did all he could to help the Pirates stage a second-half comeback Friday. And he did it playing a new position. Perreault had started every game of his varsity football career since the beginning of his junior year at quarterback until Friday night against Park Hills Central, when he was called on to play running back/receiver...
Winless Bears visit Redhawks today (09/20/08)
Southeast Missouri State coach Tony Samuel said his team's primary downfall against Missouri State last season was the big play. Six of MSU's eight touchdowns covered at least 13 yards, including three that went for at least 34 yards, in the Bears' 55-17 triumph in Springfield, Mo...
Redhawks volleyball wins OVC opener in five games (09/20/08)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team needed five games, but the Redhawks were able to open Ohio Valley Conference play with a victory Friday night. Southeast dropped the first two games to Eastern Kentucky before rallying to win the next three...
Redbirds make Cubs wait for crown (09/20/08)
CHICAGO -- Carlos Zambrano took a few steps. Then, he pointed at his manager and finally handed the ball over on his way to the dugout. A week that started with a no-hitter ended with an early exit and a strange exchange. So the Chicago Cubs will have to wait another day to clinch the National League Central...
Hollywood homilies: Pastor bases his messages on what's popular at the movies (09/20/08)
Fistfights, crashing helicopters and gun-wielding guerrillas flashed across the screen. The auditorium filled with the sounds of the jungle as Senior Pastor Rob Seagears clomped onto the stage in camouflage and combat boots, toting a rifle, canteen and machete...
Briefly (09/20/08)
Red Star hosts Christian open mic night Red Star Baptist Church will host a Christian open mic service at 6 p.m. today. Everyone is welcome. Call 335-3381 or 334-4915 for more information. Singspiration raises money for food pantry The Jackson Ministerial Alliance will host a benefit Singspiration at First General Baptist Church at 1506 S. Farmington Road. The concert will start at 6 p.m. Sunday. An offering will be taken for the Jackson Ministerial Alliance food pantry...
Raising a family to weather the storms (09/20/08)
A grandmother was visiting with her only granddaughter. One morning she heard her granddaughter singing. Wanting to create some memories of this trip, Grandma brought the little girl over to the piano and began to play and sing. After some time the little girl gently placed her hand on Grandma's knee and said, "Grandma, let's let the piano sing this time."...
Using faith to reach a conclusion (09/20/08)
A new book has landed on my desk titled, "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist." The authors are unknown to me, but since I have great regard for the person who gave the gift, the book will get a thorough examination. "Atheist" is an interesting word. ...
Concert to help farmers hurt by storms (09/20/08)
SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Farm Aid founder Willie Nelson says the organization will give $30,000 to groups that help family farmers in areas of Texas and Louisiana hit hardest by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Nelson, a native Texan, announced the grants Thursday. They include $7,500 each to the Lutheran Social Services of the South, the Southern Mutual Help Association, the Louisiana Interchurch Conference and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives...
Ike estimated to be $6B storm (09/20/08)
GALVESTON, Texas -- Shrimpers and oystermen lost their boats to the muck. Tourist areas on the coast that should be bustling at the start of convention season are flattened. Lingering power outages are keeping offices empty and restaurants closed from Texas through the Midwest...
Missouri unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in August (09/20/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's unemployment rate continued to rise in August, though the state showed growth in the total number of jobs. U.S. Department of Labor statistics released Friday show Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.6 percent last month -- up 0.2 percentage points from July, when the state set a 17-year high...
Stocks soar on word of bank rescue (09/20/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street had another rally Friday as investors came back to the market after word the government plans to try to restore calm to the financial system by rescuing banks from billions of dollars in bad debt. The Dow Jones industrials soared about 370 points, part of a gain of about 780 over two days...
Marie Welker (09/20/08)
Marie Welker Marie Regina Welker, 67, of Chesterfield, Mo., died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at St. Anthony's Hospital. She was born Jan. 27, 1941, daughter of Ludwig and Gertrude Welker. Welker worked in the medical field many years. She was a longtime member of Incarnate Word Church...
Elmer Smith (09/20/08)
Elmer Smith Elmer L. Smith, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Torch, Mo., son of Lee Roy and Myrtie Stewart Smith. Smith had owned and operated a trucking business. He was a member of the Teamsters union...
Jack Stuber (09/20/08)
Jack Stuber ANNA, Ill. -- Jack Stuber, 69, of Elmwood, Tenn., formerly of Anna, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn. He was born March 9, 1939, in Cobden, Ill. He and Ruth Ann Tucker were married June 14, 1962...
J.C. Grant (09/20/08)
J.C. Grant Our beloved father and grandfather, J.C. "Red" Grant, was called to heaven Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. He was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Clarkton, Mo., to Buford Evart Grant and Hattie Mendoza Wilkins Grant. He was the youngest of seven children, and was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters...
Mary Bartlett (09/20/08)
Mary Bartlett MARQUAND, Mo. -- Mary Alice Bartlett, 67, of Marquand died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo. She was born June 27, 1941, daughter of Arthur and Eunice Stone Mungle. She and Harmon Kenneth Bartlett were married March 24, 1958. He died Aug. 21, 1975...
Margaret Rafferty (09/20/08)
Margaret Rafferty Margaret I. Rafferty, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 28, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ben and Barbara Boxdorfer Griffaw. She and Paul Rafferty were married July 19, 1940, in St. Louis. He died Nov. 12, 1969...
LaDonna Wills (09/20/08)
LaDonna Wills PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- LaDonna Wills, 55, of Perryville died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2008, at her home. She was born Nov. 10, 1952, in Perryville, daughter of Paul W. and Betty L. Hoehn Kasten. She and Curtis Wills were married April 27, 1974...
Barbara Towns (09/20/08)
Barbara Towns Barbara Jo Venable Towns, 62, of Golconda, Ill., formerly of Scott City, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 6, 1946, at Redbud, Ill., daughter of George Earl and JoeMac Katherine Bollinger Venable. She and Ronnie Martin were married Oct. 12, 1998, at Golconda...
Maxine Bohnsack (09/20/08)
Maxine Bohnsack MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Maxine Bohnsack, 77, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at Eldercare of Marble Hill. She was born Sept. 4, 1931, at Sank, Mo., daughter of Noble and Opal Eaker Gaither. She and Glen Bohnsack were married Oct. 27, 1951, in St. Louis...
Police Report 9/20/08 (09/20/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Julie T. Jamieson, 28, 4 Comanche Drive, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance...
Fire Report 9/20/08 (09/20/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: n At 11:29 p.m., an alarm at 2007 Southern Expressway. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 12:07 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of South West End Boulevard...
Out of the past 9/20/2008 (09/20/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 20, 1983 The Missouri Pacific Railroad will be forced to continue rail service to Jackson, at least for the next few weeks; the Interstate Commerce Commission, which recently granted MoPac permission to abandon the line, has ruled that a $93,000 offer from the Jackson Industrial Development Co. is a good faith offer, forcing the railroad to keep the line open temporarily...
The Occidental tourist (09/20/08)
The media have gone after Sarah Palin harder in the past two weeks than they have gone after Barack Obama in two years. If the New England Patriot offensive line had protected quarterback Tom Brady as well as our "old media" have protected Obama, Brady could have played in the NFL until he was 65...
Lincoln history (09/20/08)
If all goes well and river levels permit, there will be good history lesson docked at towns along the Mississippi River in the next few days. It a replica of the pioneer-era flatboat used by 19-year-old Abraham Lincoln to deliver produce for a Rockport, Ind., merchant to New Orleans in 1828...
Speak Out 9/20/08 (09/20/08)
Don't get out IF YOU are a parent in the pickup line at South Elementary School in Jackson, then pick up your child. Do not get of the car. I was in line today to get my son, and the woman in front of me got out of her vehicle to get her son. The bus pulled up next to me, and I could not go around her. We are told by the school to park in the parking lot if you want to get out of the car. If we all listened to the rules, the process would run much more smoothly...
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