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Sikeston woman killed in car accident near Scott City (09/29/08)
A Sikeston woman was killed in a one vehicle accident Friday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Shirley A. Amos, 73, was driving northbound on Interstate 55, one mile south of Scott City, when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road and overturned. Amos was transported by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center where she was pronounced dead...
Portageville woman in critical condition after Saturday shooting (09/29/08)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. — A woman was in critical condition following an early morning shooting Saturday in Portageville. Although details weren't available as of press time, New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens reported his officers were called to a residence at Point Pleasant about 5:50 a.m. ...
Cape Girardeau policeman testifies in Julian trial (09/29/08)
CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. — The evening of Feb. 14, Cape Girardeau policeman Darin Hickey knew there had been two calls to dispatch requesting officer assistance at 2857 Themis Street because an officer with the Division of Probation and Parole was attempting to serve a warrant on a subject for parole absconder, but didn't detect any particular urgency in those calls, Hickey testified Monday afternoon...
Cape Girardeau police identify shooter in Saturday morning bar incident (09/29/08)
Cape Girardeau police officer Joseph "Joey" Hann will remain on administrative leave until the Missouri State Highway Patrol completes an investigation of his actions in shooting a Tamms, Ill., man early Saturday, department spokesman Sgt. Barry Hovis said...
Investigations into shooting continue (09/29/08)
Two police investigations are examining a weekend shooting by a Cape Girardeau police officer. Jordan T. Modicue, 20, of Tamms, Ill., was shot four times early Sunday morning as police responded to reports of a fight outside the Copa, a North Main Street bar...
Health officials offer flu vaccination clinics around area (09/29/08)
The latest campaign in Southeast Missouri focuses on health, specifically keeping the flu at bay. During the 2007-2008 flu season, 30,978 Missourians suffered from the illness -- almost twice the number who got sick a year earlier. Health officials in Cape Girardeau, Scott and Bollinger counties are already prepared to help people stay healthy this year, offering influenza vaccination clinics. ...
Work on Interstate 55 in Cape, Scott counties begins today (09/29/08)
Traffic on Interstate 55 northbound between Route M in Scott City and Route 74 near Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews repair shoulders on the roadway. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Tuesday...
Southeast students rehearse big-band musical (09/29/08)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com Students in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University rehearse Monday night for "The 1940s Radio Hour." The big-band musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus...
Trial of former fugitive apprehension agent to begin today (09/29/08)
A jury trial begins today in Callaway County for Steven R. Julian, a 46-year-old Altenburg, Mo., man facing a manslaughter charge after allegedly shooting and killing a man while trying to make an arrest. Julian, then working as a fugitive apprehension agent for the Missouri Department of Corrections, learned around 7 p.m. Feb. 14 that 23-year-old Zachary C. Snyder was at an apartment complex on Themis Street...
Board to interview St. Louis police chief candidates (09/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis could have a new police chief soon. The Board of Police Commissioners on Monday began two days of interviews of applicants for the job vacated when Joe Mokwa retired in July. KTVI-TV reports a new chief could be named on Wednesday...
Report: Sen. Bond's opposition led to Graves' departure (09/29/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department investigation finds that former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves of Missouri was forced out because of opposition from Missouri Sen. Kit Bond's office. The report by the department's internal watchdog finds that Bond's legal counsel, Jack Bartling, asked the White House at least twice in 2005 to remove Graves...
KC police investigate unusual abduction of 3-year-old (09/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police are trying to determine why a 3-year-old girl was taken from a church parking lot but then returned to her home a short time later. It happened Sunday, when two men took the girl and drove off while her parents and another child were nearby in the parking lot...
Hulshof cancels St. Louis, KC education events (09/29/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Congressman Kenny Hulshof cancels a pair of gubernatorial campaign events because of votes on a Wall Street bailout package. Hulshof was scheduled to outline his urban education plan during news conferences Monday in St. Louis and Kansas City...
Second wounded Ill. trooper released from hospital (09/29/08)
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- The second of two Illinois State Police troopers wounded in a southern Illinois shootout is out of the hospital. Brian Dickmann was wounded along with Darren Lindsey last week while they were serving a search warrant in a Williamson County drug case...
Mo. lt. gov. employees got temporary pay raises (09/29/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- When employees in Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's office have taken unpaid leave to do political work, some of the remaining employees have benefited with bigger paychecks. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the scenario has occurred in each of the past three years. When one employee leaves to do a few months of political work, others in Kinder's office split up the departed workers' paycheck...
Ill. foundation acquires Holocaust letter exhibit (09/29/08)
CHICAGO -- The faded papers hint at stark details in the lives of Nazi concentration camp inmates. The letters were secretly carried by children through the sewers of Warsaw, Poland, during the 1944 uprising. A 1933 card from a Dachau camp commander outlines strict rules for prisoner mail. A 1943 letter was written by a young man, who spent time in Auschwitz, to his parents...
Thousands in St. Louis still recovering from Sept. 14 flood (09/29/08)
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. -- Thousands of people in the St. Louis area are still coping with the destruction and inconveniences left behind after the area was hit by flash flooding on Sept. 14. Hundreds of homes have been condemned pending repairs and some still can't be lived in. And many of the home owners have no flood insurance and will not be able to get relief from the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday...
Mo. man faces federal child porn charges (09/29/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Columbia man faces federal child pornography charges stemming from an arrest in May after he allegedly drove to a Carthage hotel to meet someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl. John S. Green, 25, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri with possession of child pornography. If convicted, he could face as many as 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine...
House defeats $700 billion bailout (09/29/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue package, ignoring urgent pleas from President Bush and bipartisan congressional leaders to quickly bail out the staggering financial industry.Stocks plummeted on Wall Street even before the 228-205 vote to reject the bill was announced on the House floor.When the critical vote was tallied, too few members of the House were willing to support the unpopular measure with elections just five weeks away. ...
Hurricane moves past Maine, heads to Canada (09/29/08)
MACHIAS, Maine -- Fishermen moved boats to shelter from a rare burst of tropical weather along Maine's rugged eastern coast Sunday as a weakening Hurricane Kyle spun past on its way to Canada, threatening a glancing blow equivalent to a classic nor'easter...
Protesting pastors back candidates (09/29/08)
WEST BEND, Wis. -- Pastor Luke Emrich prepared his sermon this week knowing his remarks could invite an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service. But that was the whole point, so Emrich forged ahead with his message: Thou shalt vote according to the Scriptures...
Couple say home's former owner tried to scare them out (09/29/08)
GAHANNA, Ohio -- John and Jamie Petree couldn't believe their luck. The home they bought in this Columbus suburb was near family and quality schools. Its huge backyard promised years of afternoon fun for their 2-year-old daughter and about-to-be-born son...
House approves India nuclear pact (09/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- The House voted overwhelmingly Saturday to approve a landmark pact that would allow the U.S. to provide nuclear materials to India. The deal still faces obstacles in the Senate, making prospects uncertain for passage before President Bush leaves office in January...
Senate sends big spending bill to Bush to sign (09/29/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Automakers gained $25 billion in taxpayer-subsidized loans and oil companies won elimination of a long-standing ban on drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as the Senate passed a sprawling spending bill Saturday. The 78-12 vote sent the $634 billion measure to President Bush, who was expected to sign it even though it spends more money and contains more pet projects than he would have liked...
Lawmakers, White House agree on $700B bailout (09/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders and the White House agreed Sunday to a $700 billion rescue of the ailing financial industry after lawmakers insisted on sharing spending controls with the Bush administration. The biggest U.S. bailout in history won the tentative support of both presidential candidates and goes to the House for a vote today...
Who wins, who loses under the proposed bailout plan (09/29/08)
WASHINGTON -- The proposal to bail out U.S. financial markets to the tune of up to $700 billion creates a lot of potential short-term winners, as well as some losers. Wall Street and the banking industry are perhaps the biggest winners. Scores of banks and other financial institutions faced with ruin stand to gain a lifeline that should allow them to start making loans again...
China's first spacewalk team makes safe return to Earth (09/29/08)
BEIJING -- Three Chinese astronauts emerged from their capsule Sunday after a milestone mission to carry out the country's first spacewalk, showing off China's technological know-how and cementing its status as a space power and future competitor to the United States...
Ambassador appeals for patience in Iraq (09/29/08)
BAGHDAD -- U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker on Sunday accused Iran of trying to interfere with a new security pact between Iraq and the United States, and said Americans need to view Iraq with "a sense of strategic patience" because the stakes in the region are so high...
One crewman dies as pirates demand $20M (09/29/08)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- As a heavily armed U.S. destroyer patrolled nearby and planes flew overhead Sunday, a Somali pirate spokesman said his group was demanding a $20 million ransom to release a cargo ship loaded with Russian tanks. The spokesman also warned that the pirates would fight to the death if any country tried military action to regain the ship, and a man who said he was the ship's captain reported that one crew member had died...
Unauthorized Israeli settlers try to deter security forces with violence (09/29/08)
YITZHAR, West Bank -- A new dynamic has emerged in the West Bank: Jewish settlers block roads, burn tires or set fire to Palestinian fields when troops try to dismantle unauthorized settlements. Activists call the tactic "price tag." They hope the havoc will deter Israeli security forces from removing any of the dozens of squatter camps, or outposts, dotting West Bank hills...
Mexico pushes for weight loss amid national obesity issue (09/29/08)
MEXICO CITY -- Abraham Leon was getting a checkup when he found out he had high blood pressure and was at risk of developing diabetes. On the spot, the 5-foot-6-inch, 240-pound lab researcher joined "Vamos Por Un Million de Kilos," (Let's Lose a Million Kilos), a national campaign to get Mexicans to collectively trim more than 2 million pounds...
Redhawks find rare road win before resuming OVC play (09/29/08)
A win over a squad that has now lost 18 straight games and 42 of its last 43 might not seem like much. But if you're the Southeast Missouri State football team, any victory is a good victory — especially if it's a road triumph. That includes Saturday's 24-21 come-from-behind decision at floundering Indiana State, which extended the nation's longest Division I losing streak...
Oklahoma moves to top spot in polls (09/29/08)
NEW YORK -- Oklahoma, where the No. 1 ranking rests again. The Sooners sit atop the AP Top 25 after the first upset-filled weekend of the season gave the media poll a powerful shake. Alabama was both a mover and a shaker, as the Crimson Tide rose to No. 2 after a surprising 41-30 pounding of Georgia...
Southeast soccer ties UTM, searches for first win (09/29/08)
A team that has been among the Ohio Valley Conference's top women's soccer squads for most of this decade isn't used to struggling for goals, let alone wins. But that's the situation Southeast Missouri State finds itself in these days. The Redhawks scored just their second goal of the season Sunday, but couldn't make it stand up for their first victory...
Slam-Fest draws two teams, will return to August in '09 (09/29/08)
While holding Slam-Fest in late September makes for much more pleasant weather conditions, the down side is fewer teams participating. That's why Stafford Moore Jr. said Cape Girardeau's popular outdoor basketball tournament will return to the third weekend in August next year, where it was held for the first 15 years of its existence...
Favre throws career-high six TDs against Cardinals (09/29/08)
Brett Favre threw a career-high and Jets-record six touchdown passes, three to Laveranues Coles, and New York took advantage of mistakes by Arizona in a big second quarter of a 56-35 victory Sunday. Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin was carted off the field after a helmet-to-helmet collision with Eric Smith in the end zone with 27 seconds remaining. ...
Redbirds close year with winning streak (09/29/08)
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals finished their season with a season-best six game winning streak. It was almost enough for manager Tony La Russa to forget his club failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive year. "October baseball is the best, so this is two years without it," he said. "I feel really great about the club. I feel great about the 10 over, but I'm not a happy camper."...
Rams show life, but stay winless against Bills (09/29/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The Buffalo Bills are 4-0 for the first time in 16 years. Unlike the previous two weeks, there was no need for late-game heroics to keep them unbeaten. Jabari Greer's 33-yard interception return on the first play of the fourth quarter was the go-ahead score in an 18-point fourth-quarter that finished off the surprisingly competitive, go-for-broke St. Louis Rams 31-14 on Sunday...
Villegas wins Tour Championship in playoff (09/29/08)
ATLANTA — Too far behind to do anything about the FedEx Cup, Camilo Villegas put together a stirring rally Sunday that was good enough to win the Tour Championship in a playoff over Sergio Garcia for his second straight victory. Villegas overcame a five-shot deficit by making six birdies over his last 11 holes for a 4-under 66, then beat Garcia with a par in the playoff on the 233-yard 18th...
Johnson wins in KC, takes lead in Chase (09/29/08)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Jimmie Johnson barely held off a strong challenge from Carl Edwards on Sunday at Kansas Speedway, winning the race and vaulting into first place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Edwards, who overcame a poor starting position and two pit-lane incidents, to catch and pass Johnson for the lead, lost the top spot to Johnson on a pit stop with 47 laps to go. ...
NL decides its playoff picture, AL undecided (09/29/08)
Already standing tall, CC Sabathia climbed on top of the Brewers dugout and sprayed fans with bubbly. A vintage scene, indeed. For the first time since 1982, when it was a member of the American League and well before wild cards even existed, Milwaukee is going to the playoffs...
To pass or not to pass, that is the $700 billion question (09/29/08)
What would you do with $700 billion? That's a question I posed last week on my blog "Common Cents." It also is a figure that has dominated news stories this week. The fate of this historic bailout plan was yet to be determined at the time this column was published. The monetary value placed on this plan itself is hard to fathom...
Cardiovascular Consultants unveils plans for former K's Merchandise property (09/29/08)
Office manager Lois Soellner admits that navigating inside the 12,100-square-foot building at 25 Doctors Park can pose a challenge for physicians and other employees of Cardiovascular Consultants. Built in the 1980s, the facility in northwest Cape Girardeau was originally intended for four physicians but has seen a steady increase of patients, employees and physicians throughout the years, increasing the need for additional space. ...
People on the move 9/29/08 (09/29/08)
Hendrickson firm hires project coordinator Stacy Dohogne has joined Hendrickson Business Advisors as a project coordinator. A Cape Girar­deau native, Dohogne also attends Southeast Missouri State University. She expects to graduate with a bachelor's degree in public relations in December. ...
Shirley Amos (09/29/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Shirley Anne Amos, 73, of Sikeston died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Dunklin County, daughter of Charles Asa and Wilma Ruby Hilton Douglass. She married Dennis Crowley in 1959 in Gray Ridge, Mo.; and later married Gene Amos on Dec. 14, 1981, in Tipton County, Tenn. He preceded her in death in 1993...
William Bizzell Jr. (09/29/08)
William Bizzell Jr., 87, of Whitewater died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 19, 1921, in New Madrid County, son of William and Ella M. (Hall) Bizzell Sr. He and Mary J. (Avery) Bizzell were married May 1, 1938 in Stoddard County...
Jonathan Johnson (09/29/08)
Jonathan Johnson, 47, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Jan. 4, 1961, in Neelyville, Mo., son of Isaac and Darlene Hudson Johnson Sr. He and Lisa Jean Payne were married Aug. 5, 1987, in Cape Girardeau...
Fire report 9/29/08 (09/29/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 6:20 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of South Ellis Street. n At 7:14 p.m., citzen assist at the 700 block of West Rodney Drive. n At 7:57 p.m., fire alarm at 2400 Veterans Memorial Drive...
Police report 9/29/08 (09/29/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs n Ashley B. Metje, no age given, 1012 Perry Ave., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. n Darrin Aubuchon, no age given, 1514 McDonald St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 9/29/08 (09/29/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 29, 1983 As part of a cooperative project between the Cape Girardeau County government and the Center for Regional History and Cultural Heritage at Southeast Missouri State University, about 350,000 pages of county records, some dating back to 1804, will be preserved on microfilm...
Paul Newman and the River Campus (09/29/08)
It's not too late to grab tickets to one of the feel-good, fun productions of the fall. "The 1940s Radio Hour" at the River Campus opens Wednesday night. Full of big band music, swing dancing, patriotism and old-fashioned sound effects, the show promises to delight, enchant and entertain! Among the musical numbers: "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy," "That Old Black Magic," "Blue Moon" and "I'll Be Seeing You."...
Charter research added to list of League of Women Voter projects (09/29/08)
The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri's schedule is full this fall. In August, representatives participated in a meeting hosted by the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce with representatives of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. The single agenda item: exploring a charter form of government for Cape Girardeau County...
Empty Bowls (09/29/08)
One of the best visually symbolic efforts to draw attention the hungry around the world is the Empty Bowls Project. This method of raising hunger awareness started in the early 1990s in Michigan. The concept is simple: Volunteer potters create and decorate bowls, and for a donation at an Empty Bowls Supper participants are served a simple meal and take home one of the bowls as a year-round reminder of the need to help stock food pantries and soup kitchens...
Thanks to my good Samaritans (09/29/08)
To the editor: On Sept. 9 I had a full day planned. I was to take my son to the doctor, pick up some medicine, get some building material and go to a church meeting before returning home. At the doctor's office I began to get light-headed and dizzy for no apparent reason. Soon I began to vomit, and this continued as we shopped. My son was confused, because neither of us knew how serious it was until I became so weak I couldn't sit up...
Bailouts only prolong the pain (09/29/08)
To the editor: It is important to note that the financial meltdown on Wall Street was precipitated by politicians who received a great deal of money from federal-fund (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) lobbyists. They also received sweetheart deals on real estate loans (Chris Dodd and Countrywide Financial) and slush funds created to support a host of political aims. In fact, the top four congressmen to have received these contributions are Dodd, Barack Obama, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton...
Big stick is now a walking cane (09/29/08)
To the editor: What is the difference between missiles in Cuba and missiles in Poland? Cuban missiles can easily hit Washington, D.C., and the missiles in Poland can easily hit Moscow. Now come the Venezuelan war games with the Russian navy, which carries nuclear missiles. These missiles can easily hit the U.S., and if the missiles are fired from Cuba, the Russians have a complete choice of targets...
Regulations cannot eliminate risk (09/29/08)
To the editor: The term "creative destruction" was coined by Joseph Schumpeter for his seminal work on capitalism. It is a concept that should be applied to today's misfortunes in the financial markets. Older, nonviable institutions need to be replaced by innovative ones...
Speak Out 9/29/08 (09/29/08)
War memorials I'M AGAINST interstate interchange memorials even though I know the pain of a comrade's death. In recent years we have come to use the word "hero" somewhat loosely. The fact is that many area men have died in prior wars and are not so honored. ...
Local 4-Her takes First Place at 4-H Public Speaking State Contest (09/29/08)
Renee Peters, age 10, belongs to the Tilsit 4-H Club in Cape County. After competing in Public Speaking at a local level at the County Fair/Achievement Day in June, she advanced to the State Contest, which was held in Comlumbia on September 27th. She took First place in the Extemporary Speech category...
Boy Scout Recieves National Certificate of Merit (09/29/08)
Boy Scout Jacob Thompson of Boy Scout Troop 4210 Chartered by Jackson Elks Lodge #2652 was awarded a National Certificate of Merit from the National Boy Scouts at a Troop Court of Honor on September 15, 2008. Aaron Shive and Jacob were partners while Scouting for Food last November when Aaron tripped and cut his head on a set of brick steps which required 6 stitches. ...
Gardner to Help Celebrate 20th Anniversary of University Studies Program (09/29/08)
Sept. 30 will mark the 20th anniversary of the inauguration of the University Studies Program at Southeast Missouri State University. In recognition of this milestone, the School of University Studies and Academic Information Services will celebrate 20 years of Southeast's nationally recognized liberal education program with events throughout the academic year...
ZsaZsa, The Dancing Vizsla (09/29/08)
ZsaZsa performed the tango, with Dr. Rob Nagy to capture first place in the "Funniest Trick" contest at Bark In The Park.
Bright Zinnia (09/29/08)
I thought this zinnia was just a beautiful color and so perfect .
Pollen Hunter (09/29/08)
This photo was taken back in July 2008 . I large bee is gathering pollen. The bee didn't like me being so close and chased me around the yard after I snapped this shot .
Golf Chipping Tournament Winners (09/29/08)
The weather was beautiful for the finalists in the Christmas in the Foothills Chipping Tournament held this past weekend in Marble Hill. Scott Roberts from St Louis took top honors followed by Mack McCormick and Collin Ritter both from Marble Hill.
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