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Transit authority bus routes expand, free Saturday rides planned (10/17/08)
The Cape Girardeau Transit Authority will debut an expanded bus route and 30-minute service Oct. 27. Tom Mogelnicki, the transit authority's executive director, unveiled the plan during the board of directors quarterly meeting Thursday. He said three buses will be used to provide prompt service along 60 stops throughout Cape Girardeau...
War vets campaign for McCain (10/17/08)
By Peg McNichol Southeast Missourian War, immigration, gas prices and the economy are just a few issues for this year's presidential campaign. But the overriding issue, according to three war veterans and self-described wingmen for presidential candidate John McCain, is character...
Cape Girardeau County Commission candidates spar at forum (10/17/08)
The challenger decried what he sees as "buffoonery" in county government. The incumbent said an "old boy network" trying to hide its control of the county from the public caused the spectacle that his opponent attacks. Those statements helped set the tone during a forum Thursday evening in the District 2 commission race in Cape Girardeau County, which pits independent candidate Rock Finch, an insurance consultant, against incumbent Republican Jay Purcell...
Presidential election becomes prime material for school lessons in Cape Girardeau County (10/17/08)
In room 213 of Central High School, students are waging their own political debate. Excitedly they rush into the room, loudly broadcasting their opinions before even finding their seat. "It was entertaining. They actually argued. They went at each other," says Emily Gerlach...
Three arrested for stealing in Bell City area (10/17/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Three area men, two of whom are Stoddard County residents, are in the custody of the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department facing felony charges of receiving stolen property, with other charges pending. According to Sheriff Carl Hef­ner, his office received numerous calls Tuesday regarding vehicle tampering incidents in the Bell City, Mo., area and callers reported that property was taken from inside the vehicles...
Both Cape Girardeau County Commission candidates drawing high-profile local donors (10/17/08)
In the race for District 2 commissioner in Cape Girardeau County, the fundraising reports submitted this week by both campaigns provide insights into where each candidate finds his strength. Rock Finch, who is running as an independent to challenge incumbent Republican Jay Purcell, reported raising almost $14,500 since beginning his campaign with a petition drive in July. Purcell reported bringing in $11,472 for his campaign, all of it since forming a committee in early September...
Holcomb school's student-teacher policy required by state law (10/17/08)
HOLCOMB, Mo. -- Holcomb School District superintendent Jeff Bullock wants to set the record straight about the Holcomb School Board considering a new policy concerning student-teacher interaction. Bullock said an article published in the Daily Dunklin Democrat "caused a lot of questions and concerns about what our staff can and can't do with our students." He said the policy under consideration was not about prohibiting contact between teachers and students outside of school...
'Stomp' will hit the beat in Cape Tuesday and Wednesday (10/17/08)
"Stomp" will bang into Cape Girardeau on its tour through the U.S. The rhythmic percussion act will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Bedell Perfomance Hall on the River Campus. Lighters, brooms, trash cans, nothing is above the beat in the award-winning pro­duction. Tickets are available at the River Campus box office, online at metrotix.com or by calling 800-293-5949...
Highway 51 in Perry County reduced to one lane through Wednesday (10/17/08)
PERRY COUNTY, Mo. -- Highway 51 will be reduced to one lane through Wednesday while improvements are made on the road. The project will include microsurfacing from the BNSF railroad tracks in McBride to the south approach bridge of the Mississippi River. During work, a pilot car will direct traffic...
Bond: Federal funds for state could ease economic woes (10/17/08)
U.S. Sen. Kit Bond wants the federal government to set up a $50 billion fund to purchase bonds from state and local governments finding it difficult to borrow money. In a visit with the Southeast Missourian that covered topics from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to education and the economy, Missouri's senior senator said making sure local and state governments have the money for construction can blunt the impact of an economic recession...
Benton man arrested for Tuesday knife attack (10/17/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Benton man faces first-degree assault and armed criminal action charges for allegedly stabbing another man during a fight over a girl early Tuesday morning. Allen G. Wilson, 18, was arrested in connection with an altercation that occurred around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday near 1187 Route E, according to the probable-cause statement...
Task force busts 4 people in area prescription drug ring (10/17/08)
Officers working with the recently created Scott County-Mississippi County Prescription Drug Task Force broke up a prescription drug ring operating in Sikeston, Charleston, Chaffee, East Prairie and Cape Girardeau, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department...
Cape County Transit Authority to raise cost of senior coupons (10/17/08)
Between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, seniors will pay $2 more for Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority coupons. The transit authority's board of directors approved the move at a Thursday morning meeting, after learning from transit authority executive director Tom Mogelnicki that the ride subsidy was used up...
VP Cheney, Joe Biden's wife plan visits to Cape Girardeau (10/17/08)
Details of one major political visit to Southeast Missouri were announced Thursday while a second visit scheduled for Monday was confirmed. Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, will visit Saturday to whip up enthusiasm among volunteers as they prepare for a day of door-to-door campaigning for Biden and the Democratic presidential contender, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama...
Teen arrested for fire that destroyed Poplar Bluff church (10/17/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A fingerprint and an arrest for alleged peace disturbance led authorities to the teenager they believe is responsible for the July fire that destroyed Lively Stone Church of God at 522 Relief St. Brandin Jaymes Taylor, 17, of the 1400 block of Benton Street was arrested at 10:05 a.m. Thursday at his residence on a warrant charging him with second-degree burglary...
EPA tightens health standard for airborne lead (10/17/08)
WASHINGTON -- Three decades after removing lead from gasoline, the Environmental Protection Agency is slashing the amount of the toxic metal that will be allowed in the nation's air by 90 percent. EPA officials, who were under a federal court order to set a new health standard for lead by midnight Wednesday, said the new limit would better protect health, especially children's health. ...
'Stayin' Alive' disco tune may live up to its name as guide to CPR rhythm (10/17/08)
CHICAGO -- Doctors have revived the old disco song "Stayin' Alive" and found that it might actually live up to its name. At 103 beats per minute, the Bee Gees' sung-in-falsetto tune has almost the perfect rhythm to help jump-start a stopped heart. ...
St. Louis buildings evacuated for bomb threat (10/17/08)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- A packaged "incendiary device" exploded in a suburban St. Louis parking garage Thursday, injuring the man who picked it up and rocking an office high-rise. The 69-year-old victim's injuries are not considered life-threatening, Clayton police chief Thomas Byrne said...
Baylor University backs off plan offering perks to retake SAT (10/17/08)
Baylor University, facing sharp criticism for paying already-admitted students to retake the SAT and try to boost their scores, said Thursday it "goofed" and would probably end the practice. The school in Waco, Texas, offered enrolling students a $300 bookstore credit for retaking the college entrance test and $1,000 if their scores rose 50 points or more. The carrot prompted a wave of criticism, on campus and nationally, as an unethical bid to boost the school's rankings...
Man with pipe bomb, weapons arrested at New York airport (10/17/08)
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- A man trying to board a flight was arrested Thursday after a pipe bomb, knife, fireworks and suspicious electronics were found in his luggage at a Long Island airport, authorities said. Authorities said Steven Nobles told investigators he inadvertently carried the items to the airport and had not intended to use them on the Southwest Airlines flight to Las Vegas. About 500 passengers were evacuated from the MacArthur Airport terminal for about two hours Thursday morning...
'Joe the Plumber' not licensed plumber (10/17/08)
HOLLAND, Ohio -- Joe the Plumber's story sprang a few leaks Thursday. Turns out that the man who was held up by John McCain as the typical, hard-working American taxpayer isn't really a licensed plumber. And court documents show he owes nearly $1,200 in back taxes...
Social Security checks grow as stocks shrink (10/17/08)
WASHINGTON -- Social Security checks are going up $63 a month for the typical retiree -- the largest increase in more than a quarter-century but likely to seem puny to the millions who have been watching in horror as Wall Street lays waste to their retirement nest eggs...
Parents angry over N.J. flu-shot mandate for preschoolers (10/17/08)
As flu season approaches, many New Jersey parents are furious over a first-in-the-nation requirement that children get a flu shot in order to attend preschools and day-care centers. The decision should be the parents', not the state's, they contend...
Hurricane Omar moves through northern Caribbean Sea (10/17/08)
CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Hurricane Omar fell apart out at sea Thursday after delivering a glancing blow to the U.S. Virgin Islands and lashing the most-populated island of St. Croix with rain. The storm's powerful core passed overnight between St. Martin and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, said Lixion Avila, a hurricane specialist with the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami...
International flotilla to fight Somali pirates off Horn of Africa (10/17/08)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- U.S. warships watched a hijacked vessel laden with tanks while other gunboats patrolled the dangerous waters off Somalia, but pirates still seized another freighter this week -- and now hold about a dozen despite the international effort to protect a major shipping lane...
Last Titanic survivor sells mementos to pay for care (10/17/08)
LONDON -- Millvina Dean was only 2 months old when she was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat from the doomed Titanic. Now 96, the last survivor of the tragic sinking is selling mementos of the disaster to help pay her nursing home fees. Rescued from the bitterly cold Atlantic on that April 1912 night, Dean, her 2-year-old brother and her mother were taken to New York with nothing but the clothes on their backs. ...
China's top dairies battle to regain public trust after tainted products (10/17/08)
HOHHOT, China -- China's dairy giants opened their factories to a government-led media tour Thursday in a bid to stave off losses and regain the public's trust after their products were found tainted with a chemical that killed four infants and sickened tens of thousands...
Central girls, ND boys win SEMO Conference meet (10/17/08)
The favorites didn't disappoint Thursday in the SEMO Conference cross country meet at Notre Dame. The Central girls rolled to the team title with Veronica Schabbing pacing a 1-2-3 finish, while the Notre Dame boys repeated as league champions thanks to a record-setting run by Wynn McClellan...
Tigers stop Jackson (10/17/08)
Zach Zaruba, who has scored 23 goals in Central's 21 games, admitted his fanciest one so far this season came against rival Jackson on Thursday night. Zaruba noticed that the Indians' defender who was covering him over committed, so he touched the ball slightly past the defender's right side while he moved around the defender's left side. He met back up with the ball past the defense and rifled a shot past Jackson keeper Justin Darnell from approximately 16 yards out...
Oran wins sectional contest vs. Norwood (10/17/08)
The Oran High School softball team is making quite a statement during just its second season of fall play. Oran, which last week captured its second straight district title, won its first state playoff game Thursday by rolling past host Norwood 6-1 in Class 1 sectional action...
Area coaches discuss new district format (10/17/08)
High school football teams in Missouri will have a better opportunity to earn a state-playoff berth this season because of a new playoff format that allows two teams from each district to qualify for the postseason. Still, some local coaches prefer the one-team system that previously was in place...
Area High school football games (10/17/08)
Jackson (3-4) at Eureka (6-1) Last week: Jackson 16, Poplar Bluff 6; Eureka 27, Parkway Central 6. Last year: Jackson 21, Eureka 20. Outlook: Jackson and Eureka meet in a Class 5 District 1 contest tonight. The Wildcats like to run the football. Five of their backs have dashed for more than 112 yards and three backs have more than 347 yards rushing. ...
Roman will serve as Redhawks' acting coach (10/17/08)
Zac Roman, named Southeast Missouri State's acting men's basketball coach on Thursday, promises to put a solid product on the court that fans will not be disappointed in. "I want the community to rally around these kids," Roman said. "It's been a tough situation for them, not knowing who was going to be the coach...
Redhawks will host meet today (10/17/08)
The Southeast Missouri State cross country teams will get a chance to test out the course where they will host the Ohio Valley Conference meet. Southeast will hold its Redhawks Classic at 5 p.m. today at the Cape Girardeau Jaycee Municipal Golf Course...
Red Sox stun Rays to extend ALCS (10/17/08)
BOSTON — Down seven runs and running out of time, the Boston Red Sox weren't quite ready to go away. The defending World Series champions pulled off the biggest postseason comeback in 79 years, beating the Rays 8-7 Thursday night on J.D. Drew's two-out single in the ninth to stave off elimination in the best-of-seven AL championship series...
Blues net six goals in victory (10/17/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Keith Tkachuk and Brad Boyes each scored for the fourth straight game, and the St. Louis Blues had their best offensive output since January in beating the Dallas Stars 6-1 Thursday night. Yan Stastny, Jay McKee, Steve Wagner and Eric Brewer also scored for the Blues, who got three goals by defensemen. ...
Romo may play despite broken finger (10/17/08)
IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who wants to play despite a broken pinkie on his throwing hand, practiced and threw passes to receivers Thursday. Coach Wade Phillips didn't rule out the possibility of Romo playing Sunday at St. Louis even though he said the quarterback was limited in practice Thursday and that Brad Johnson took most of the snaps...
Super Bowl tickets reach $1,000 apiece (10/17/08)
NEW YORK -- The official price of Super Bowl tickets will reach $1,000 for the first time this season. The NFL confirmed Thursday that 25 percent of the tickets for the Feb. 1 game in Tampa will be priced at $1,000. It also announced it will drop the price of 1,000 tickets at Raymond James Stadium by $200 to $500, the first time the league has cut prices for a Super Bowl...
Who's next 10/17/08 (10/17/08)
AWARDS n The Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association will present eight alumni and one faculty member with Merit Awards Oct. 24 during Homecoming. Recipients are: Judith Arnet, 1970, of Columbia, Mo., clinical nutrition manager at Boone Hospital Center; Roberta Broeker, 1980, of Jefferson City, Mo., chief financial officer of the Missouri Department of Transportation; Dr. ...
neXt up 10/17/08 (10/17/08)
FRIDAY n New movies "The Goonies" Rated PG @ Cape West 14 Cine "Max Payne" Rated PG-13 @ Town Plaza Cinema "The Secret Life of Bees" Rated PG-13 @ Cape West 14 Cine "W." Rated PG-13 @ Town Plaza Cinema n Haunted Train Car @ St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway, Jackson, 7 to 11 p.m...
Notre Dame's Jared James named National Merit semifinalist (10/17/08)
The Southeast Missourian is introducing you to some extraordinary students: three National Merit semifinalists. National Merit semifinalists scored big on the PSAT— beating 99 percent of other test-takers. Out of more than 1.5 million juniors who took the test, only 16,000 were named semifinalists. ...
Janet Jackson resumes tour after illness (10/17/08)
WASHINGTON -- Janet Jackson took the stage to exploding fireworks, clouds of smoke and the sounds of some early hits this week in her first concert since she was sidelined for two weeks by a bout of vertigo. Sporting a mohawk and a body suit, the Grammy-winning performer opened Wednesday with "Pleasure Principle," followed by "What Have You Done for Me Lately" from her 1986 album "Control." Soon after, she sang her latest single, "Feedback."...
Dow Jones average shoots higher as stocks continue to be volatile (10/17/08)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street turned in another stunning finish Thursday and extended its unprecedented streak of volatility -- this time, to the upside -- as investors spent a fractious session again struggling with fears about a recession but giving in to a last-hour wave of buying. The Dow Jones industrials ended up 400 points, after falling 380 early in the session...
Olivia Ruiz (10/17/08)
CAIRO, Ill. — Olivia I. Ruiz, 78, of Cairo died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Daystar Care Center. She was born Nov. 5, 1929, in Las Tunas, Cuba. She was married to Joseph E. Ruiz. Ruiz was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and served on the parish council, and was a member of Daughters of Isabella. She had worked at Burkart Foam Plant in Cairo...
Ruben Davidson (10/17/08)
Ruben L. "Dave" Davidson, 78, of Jackson died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 8, 1930, in Rector, Ark., son of Ruben L. and Sarah Ray Davidson. He and Sharon Nigra were married July 25, 1958, in St. Louis...
Hilbert Heuer (10/17/08)
Hilbert L. "Bert" Heuer, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1912, in Cape Girardeau, son of Benjamin and Sophie Rau Heuer. He and Ruth Kelpe were married Sept. 22, 1946, in Cape Girardeau...
Births 10/17/08 (10/17/08)
Anderson Daughter to Jeremy Allen and Sarah Jane Anderson of Marble Hill, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:19 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. Name, Jocelynn Rae Colleen. Weight, 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Anderson is the former Sarah Martin, daughter of Patrick and Nancy Martin of Fredericktown, Mo., and Vicky and Dan Mathes of Farmington, Mo. Anderson is the son of Cloyd Anderson of Paragould, Ark. He is employed at Cash Depot in Jackson...
Fire report 10/17/08 (10/17/08)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n Emergency medical service on South Missouri Street. n A controlled burn on Mulberry Street. n Emergency medical service on South Hope Street. n Emergency medical service on East Lane...
Police report 10/17/08 (10/17/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n James B. Hafele, 38, 3003 Themis St., Apt. 4, was arrested on a Bollinger County warrant for failure to appear for stealing. n Sola Depree, 46, 1019 S. Sprigg St., was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property...
Out of the past 10/17/08 (10/17/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 17, 1983 Scott City Mayor William Dickey resigned his office last night; the Rev. Dickey said he felt compelled to step down for health reasons; he had been mayor since 1980. Jim Johannes, owner of a salvage yard along U.S. 61 South at the Jackson city limits, has requested annexation of the property on the opposite side of the highway; Johannes plans to expand his business onto the new property, and he wants the annexation to make the new property eligible of city public utilities.. ...
Candidate support (10/17/08)
The Republican candidate for Missouri attorney general, Mike Gibbons, was in Cape Girardeau on Monday at an event for Ken Hulshof, candidate for governor, and attended by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. Gibbons has enlivened his message delivery. His candidacy was recently endorsed by Columbia Daily Tribune editor Hank Waters III with the following comments about Gibbons...
Sex, cats and blossoms (10/17/08)
Here are some things -- most of them don't amount to a hill of beans -- on my mind this week. n There was a front-page story Thursday about legal action seeking to overturn a state law involving Halloween and sex offenders. How bizarre is that? The new statute requires registered sex offenders to stay inside their residence on Halloween when children are out trick-or-treating. ...
Ghostly night (10/17/08)
The warm autumn evening in a park overlooking the Mississippi River was perfect for "An Evening of Ghost Stories: Where the River Turns a Thousand Chilling Tales." A crowd estimated at 1,000 turned out in the park area of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus to listen to two professional storytellers relate funny stories for the children and spooky stories for everyone...
Speak Out 10/17/08 (10/17/08)
The best talent TO THE person who said he didn't want to rain on Neal Boyd's winning "America's Got Talent": I don't like opera, either, but I thought we didn't need another Elton John. Neal Boyd had the best talent. And if I won $1 million, I'd be crying too...
Family Dog (10/17/08)
This is a picture of our dog Jasmine nursing three kittens abandoned by their mother. She has never had any puppies, so imagine our surprise when she started producing milk for the kittens. This picture was taken during the summer of 2007, and we are happy to report that all the kittens are full grown and healthy...
Happy Halloween (10/17/08)
Humane Sociey's Featured Pet (10/17/08)
Ringo is a 6 month-old Lab/Golden Retriever mix. He is playful and friendly. Ringo is available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837 Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm, Sun. 1-4pm.
Night view of the Bill Emerson Bridge (10/17/08)
This is a photo submitted by grandpa and grandson while spending some quality time together. It was taken after sundown from the boat ramp area near Red Star district.
Slinky (10/17/08)
Slinky was my male Doxie. He was stolen from me about 8 months ago.. He is a very friendly puppy and would go to anyone so i am sure someone picked him up.. I hope whoever felt they had to have my puppy is taking very good care of him...
Baby Alice (10/17/08)
Alice is one of the best little mama's around. She loves her puppys.
Molly (10/17/08)
This my GRANDPUPPY Molly.. She is the sweetest Doxie.
Can I keep him mom???? (10/17/08)
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