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Three die in early morning crash on I-55 near Scott City (10/28/08)
An early morning one-vehicle accident on Interstate 55 has claimed the lives of three people, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter. The accident has closed a lane of traffic on northbound I-55, but both lanes of traffic are now flowing normally, according to a Missouri Department of Transportation news release...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (10/28/08)
Republican operatives have told us they're releasing more tickets for vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's Thursday appearance at the Show Me Center.But those tickets will go fast. Only about 1,000 remain, and they're available starting at 3 p.m. For more information click here...
Two from Florida, one from Missouri killed in Interstate 55 crash (10/28/08)
Police have now released the identities of three men killed this morning in a crash on Interstate 55 near Benton, Mo.Killed in the crash were Jeffrey K. Darling, 18, of French Village, Mo., Adam P. Rumsey, 35, and Seth N. Rumsey, 25, both of Orlando, Fla., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Drainage repairs to reduce section of Highway 34 to one lane Wednesday (10/28/08)
Highway 34 in Jackson will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage repairs on Wednesday. The section of roadway is located from Old Cape Road to Limbaugh Lane. Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m...
GOP expects tickets for Palin's Cape Girardeau appearance to sell out tonight (10/28/08)
The logistics of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's visit to Cape Girardeau came into better focus Tuesday, as Republican volunteers made signs to display at the event and a campaign advance team worked out the configuration of the Show Me Center. Palin, the GOP's vice presidential nominee, will arrive in Cape Girardeau early Thursday for a rally that will begin at 8:30 a.m. ...
Boyd makes stop in hometown Sikeston over weekend (10/28/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Neal E. Boyd was back in Sikeston for a brief visit over the weekend, and he couldn't have been happier. "It's important to me that people don't see me as going off to Hollywood and never coming home," said Boyd. ...
Jackson School Board meets today (10/28/08)
The Jackson School Board will meet at 7 p.m. today at 614 East Adams. Action items are to consider accepting the 2007 to 2008 audit, consider renewing employee health and dental insurance plans for the 2009 calendar year, and consider routine updating of 10 board policies...
Illinois man charged with attempted murder (10/28/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Langley B. Smith, 20, of Dongola, Ill., has been arrested for an alleged attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend. The Union County State Attorney's office said that around midnight on Sunday, Smith forcibly entered the home of his former 20-year-old girlfriend in Anna after she refused to speak to him. Police said Smith then allegedly sexually assaulted, kicked and strangled the victim to the point of her nearly losing consciousness...
Cape Girardeau County Commissioners examine transit authority budget (10/28/08)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners virtually grilled Tom Mogelnicki, executive director of the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority, concerning his proposed 2009 budget, which shows a negative balance of $62,498. With more than $1.58 million in expenses anticipated next year, Mogelnicki outlined revenue of nearly that much: $1.55 million...
Judge: Parts law restricting sex offenders on Halloween will not be enforced (10/28/08)
A federal judge ruled Monday that registered sex offenders in three Missouri counties, including Cape Girardeau County, will not be forced to comply Friday with certain parts of a new Missouri law restricting their movement and behavior on Halloween...
Cape County Commission approves purchase of new truck for just less than $22,900 (10/28/08)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission voted 2 to 1 to approve the purchase of a three-quarter-ton pickup truck for just less than $22,900. Outgoing 1st District commissioner Larry Bock had requested the new four-door truck, saying it was better to buy it now than wait until his replacement arrives in January. Bock has been driving a county-issued Jeep Cherokee for 13 years. It has more than 90,000 miles on the odometer...
Wright hopes to spoil Burlison comeback bid for 159th District Missouri House seat (10/28/08)
When voters cast their votes for the 159th District Missouri House seat Nov. 4, they'll choose between two familiar faces to the political scene -- the incumbent seeking a third term in office and his opponent attempting to make a political comeback in the state 28 years after losing his seat in Congress...
Police respond to possible shooting outside Cape Girardeau gas station (10/28/08)
The Cape Girardeau police department responded at 11:50 a.m. today to a report of a person shot at the Quick and Save gas station at 2861 Themis St. Police said they later learned the injury was a self-inflicted wound. Police had received a call from store management informing them that a person claimed he had been shot and sustained a leg injury. police Sgt. Barry Hovis said eyewitnesses at the scene said they did not hear gunshots fired before the person entered the building...
Central High School marching band swept competition in 2008 (10/28/08)
Central High School marching band members spent Monday snacking on chips, sipping soda, watching a video of themselves and congratulating one another. It was a deserved break after a historic season, directors said. For the first time, the band won first place at every competition it entered...
Local girl will be featured Wednesday on NBC's "The Doctors" (10/28/08)
Local girl will be featured Wednesday on NBC's "The Doctors" Graycen Beardslee, a 6-year-old Blodgett, Mo. girl who has XP, will be featured on the television show "The Doctors." The show will air at 11 a.m. Wednesday on NBC. The topic of the show is "the top five warning signs that your health is at risk."...
Area native Liesl Schoenberger wins 'America's Hot Musician' (10/28/08)
For the second time this year, a Southeast Missouri native won a television musical talent contest. Violinist Liesl Schoenberger, 24, was recently announced the winner of "America's Hot Musician." The competition aimed to encourage more youth to play and appreciate instrumental music...
Finance reports for state and county races submitted (10/28/08)
Two Democrats hoping to wrest area legislative seats from the Republican Party reported strong fundraising since Oct. 1 in reports that were due Monday with election officials. 156th District Michael Winder of Marquand, making his second bid for the 156th District Missouri House seat, raised $15,939 in the reporting period that ended Thursday. Of that amount, $6,750 came from labor union political action committees and $1,550 came from Democratic lawmakers hoping to add to their ranks...
Area political candidates asked to turn in survey responses (10/28/08)
The Southeast Missourian has attempted to contact all the candidates in contested Congressional, legislative and county races in our coverage area to respond to a questionnaire about issues in their respective races. The answers will be published in Sunday's edition, two days before the election...
Two from Cape appointed to state board Medicare committee (10/28/08)
Two Cape Girardeau health professionals have been appointed to a state board that will oversee a program that will base pay for Medicaid providers on their medical performance. William R. Bradley, a family nurse practitioner at the Southeast Missouri Health Network and Christina R. ...
Former Mo. first lady returns to Cape to stump for Obama (10/28/08)
As a former first lady of Missouri and a former U.S. senator, Jean Carnahan knows how important a handful of votes can be. In 2000, her late husband defeated sitting U.S. Sen. John Ashcroft by 78,000 votes two weeks after losing his life in an airplane crash. In 2002, Carnahan lost that same seat, which she had received as an appointee soon after the 2000 election, in an even closer contest as Jim Talent defeated her by 21,000 votes...
Freeze warning to continue through 9 a.m.; freeze watch in effect until Wednesday morning (10/28/08)
Parts of Southeast Missouri remain under a freeze warning for a few more hours this morning. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to remain at or below 32 degrees until 9 a.m., when the warning will expire.Another freeze or frost event is possible later this evening into Wednesday morning, when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark. ...
Obama to return to Mo. on Thursday (10/28/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Barack Obama brings his Democratic campaign for the White House back to Missouri this week with an appearance in Columbia. The Illinois senator is scheduled to appear Thursday night at a rally on the Mel Carnahan Quad at the University of Missouri. A schedule posted Monday on the Obama campaign website says gates will open at 7:30 p.m., with the event starting two hours later...
Field Museum exhibits Aztec art (10/28/08)
CHICAGO -- An ambitious new exhibition at the Field Museum reassembles some fragments of a world that was shattered forever Aug. 31, 1521. That was when the small Spanish army of conquistador Hernan Cortes and thousands of indigenous allies finally captured the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan -- dooming its rulers and their civilization...
Singer's 7-year-old nephew found dead (10/28/08)
CHICAGO -- Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew was found dead in the back of a sport utility vehicle Monday, ending a search that began after the shooting deaths of her mother and brother three days earlier. Hudson was among seven family members and close friends who cried and held hands as they identified Julian King's body from a live image on a television screen at the Cook County Medical Examiner's office Monday afternoon...
Authorities look into graffiti on Sen. McCaskill's home (10/28/08)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Federal and local authorities continued Monday to investigate a rash of vandalism last week on the cars or homes of six members of Congress from Missouri and Minnesota. On Monday, Sen. Claire McCaskill's office said her home in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood was painted with graffiti either Thursday night or Friday morning. Spokeswoman Maria Speiser declined to say what the graffiti said...
Nixon brings in $16M, Hulshof raises $8.3M in Mo. governor race (10/28/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon has raised roughly twice as much as Republican rival Kenny Hulshof, giving Nixon significantly more money to spend in the final days of the campaign. Reports filed Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission show that Nixon, currently the state's attorney general, has raised $16 million during his three-year campaign, including more than $2.5 million in the most recent period from Oct. 1 through Oct. 23...
Missouri gets $11 million for flood recovery (10/28/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving Missouri $11 million to help recover from flooding damage earlier this year. Flooding in May and June in Missouri prompted two presidential disaster declarations...
Runaway dog delays flights in Boston (10/28/08)
BOSTON -- Choochy the poodle is a "runway runaway." Boston's Logan International Airport officials say Choochy escaped from her kennel as she was being unloaded after a flight from Detroit Saturday night and scampered across runways and taxiways...
Stevens convicted, won't quit Senate race (10/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- Ted Stevens, a pillar of the Senate for 40 years and the face of Alaska politics almost since statehood, was convicted of a seven-felony string of corruption charges Monday -- found guilty of accepting home renovations and fancy trimmings from an oil executive and then lying about it...
Rumors increase during last days of presidential campaigns (10/28/08)
Barack Obama is not a member of a socialist party. John McCain is not a foreigner. Sarah Palin is not Trig's grandmother. And Joe Biden is not dropping out of the race. Oh, and they're not all having sordid affairs. But it's rumor season again in this country, and with just days to go before the election, both campaigns are knocking down these rumors -- often spreading virally on the Internet -- along with a steady stream of other allegations that range from the questionable to the outrageous.. ...
Authorities: Neo-Nazi assassination plot targeting Obama foiled (10/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday. In all, the two men whom officials describe as neo-Nazi skinheads planned to kill 88 people -- 14 by beheading, according to documents unsealed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Tenn. The numbers 88 and 14 are symbolic in the white supremacist community...
Judge defines enemy combatant status (10/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaida or Taliban supporters who directly assisted in hostile acts against the United States or its allies can be held without charges as enemy combatants, a federal judge ruled Monday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon takes a first step toward resolving the fate of some of the hundreds of men -- many who have been held for years without charges -- detained as terror suspects at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba...
Woman drives from Georgia to leave son at Neb. hospital (10/28/08)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A woman drove her troubled 12-year-old son from Georgia to Nebraska and abandoned him under the state's safe-haven law, which parents have used to leave 20 children at hospitals since the law took effect in July. The boy, from the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna, was dropped off at BryanLGH Medical Center East in Lincoln on Saturday night, said Todd Landry of the Department of Health and Human Services...
FBI: 47 children saved, 642 adults arrested in child prostitution sting (10/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- More than 600 adults have been arrested and 47 children rescued in a three-day roundup targeting people who force children into prostitution. The FBI said the roundup by federal, state and local law enforcement occurred in 29 cities, adding that the raids dismantled 12 large-scale prostitution operations run through call services, truck stops, casinos and websites...
First batch of bank rescue money to be sent out soon (10/28/08)
WASHINGTON -- The government prepared Monday to move the first batch of bailout money to banks as fretful world markets plunged again. Wall Street ended with a big drop at the closing bell, sending the Dow Jones industrials to their lowest close since the financial meltdown began...
Two shot, killed at Ark. university; officials say campus safe (10/28/08)
CONWAY, Ark. -- A shooting that left two students dead at the University of Central Arkansas did not appear to be random, authorities said Monday, as the school's president pronounced the campus secure. Three people are being questioned but no one has been charged in Sunday night's shooting, which wounded a third person at the 12,500-student campus...
Rebel attacks force civilians, soldiers to flee eastern Congo (10/28/08)
GOMA, Congo -- Mobs stoned U.N. peacekeepers' compounds Monday and thousands of people fled advancing rebel troops as chaos returned to eastern Congo, fueled by festering hatreds left over from the Rwandan genocide and the country's unrelenting civil wars...
U.S official: Raid on Syria killed leader of terror cell (10/28/08)
SUKKARIYEH, Syria -- A cross-border raid by U.S. special forces killed the al-Qaida-linked head of a Syrian network that smuggled fighters, weapons and cash into Iraq, an American counterterrorism official said Monday. Syrians buried relatives they said were killed in the U.S. helicopter attack Sunday. Some shouted anti-American slogans and carried banners reading "Down with Bush and the American enemy."...
Bell City reaches district final with sweep (10/28/08)
Bell City cruised into the Class 1 District 2 finals and a shot at its sixth straight district volleyball title with a sweep of Oran on Monday. The top-seeded Cubs (21-7-2) posted a 25-7, 26-6 victory over fifth-seeded Oran in the semifinals at Bell City...
Central collects 2-1 victory against Notre Dame (10/28/08)
Central junior Erik Allen scored his first goal of the season and his first goal of his varsity career at an optimal time for the Tigers. Allen, a center back who is in his first season playing varsity, scored off a corner kick in the second half of a tie game against rival Notre Dame to help Central to a 2-1 victory and the SEMO conference title Monday at Central High School...
Upset of TSU provides big boost for Redhawks (10/28/08)
Two days later, Southeast Missouri State coach Tony Samuel still seemed pretty fired up about the Redhawks' win over a nationally ranked team. But Samuel emphasized at his weekly media briefing Monday that the Redhawks don't have time to rest on their laurels after one of the program's biggest victories since moving to Division I-AA in 1991...
Daniel could rejoin the Heisman picture (10/28/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A few more games like this, and Chase Daniel may just climb back into the Heisman Trophy picture. Last year's fourth-place Heisman finisher showed Colorado why he was among the early season favorites this year, tying his own school record with five touchdown passes and setting a school record for completion percentage in Saturday's 58-0 rout...
Titans beat Colts, stay undefeated (10/28/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans keep winning, and not even Peyton Manning could stop the NFL's only undefeated team. LenDale White ran for two touchdowns, Chris Hope intercepted Manning twice and the Titans routed the Indianapolis Colts 31-21 Monday night...
Champion Celtics ready to go for banner No. 18 (10/28/08)
BOSTON -- Every night of his adult life, Doc Rivers said, he has prayed before bedtime. And every night, it was the same thing: "To win a world championship." "And the night we won it, I got on my knees to do my prayer and I said, 'Again,'" the Boston Celtics coach said. "It didn't take long."...
Rain puts possible Series-ending Game 5 on hold with Phillies, Rays tied in sixth (10/28/08)
PHILADELPHIA — Game 5 of the World Series was suspended because of rain in the sixth inning Monday night with the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays tied at 2-2 and the field already a sloppy, soggy mess. "I can't tell you tonight when we'll resume," commissioner Bud Selig said. "We'll stay here if we have to celebrate Thanksgiving here."...
Indulge in Halloween candy and then burn it off (10/28/08)
There are several stories behind the meaning of Halloween. There are excuses to dress up, throw parties and use holiday language like "trick or treat" and "smell my feet." But let's be honest about the real reason for all the Halloween hype: all the good stuff to eat...
Health calendar 10/28/08 (10/28/08)
Calendar Today n Knee Replacement Surgery: Is It Right for You?: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Learn about the latest advances in knee replacement surgery. To register, call 332-1587. Thursday n Stroke screening: 8 to 11 a.m. ...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month events 10/28/08 (10/28/08)
Today n Dig for Life Pink Out night: 7 p.m. in Houck Fieldhouse at Southeast Missouri State University. Attendees can show their support of the fight against breast cancer by wearing pink at Southeast's volleyball match against Murray State University. ...
LL Cool J quits as opener for Jackson (10/28/08)
NEW YORK -- In another setback on her "Rock Witchu" tour, Janet Jackson has lost her opening act: LL Cool J. The rapper's publicity firm announced Monday he has dropped out as the headliner for Jackson because of unnamed scheduling conflicts. It's the latest problem on Jackson's tour. The singer was forced to cancel a string of earlier concerts because of a bout of migraine-associated vertigo...
Viola Hahn (10/28/08)
ORAN, Mo. — Viola C. Hahn, 89, of Oran died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 13, 1919, in Oran, daughter of Michael and Louise Ann Menz Pobst. She and Frank L. Hahn were married Oct. 25, 1944. He died Dec. 26, 1971...
George Kirkpatrick (10/28/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — George William "Willie" Kirkpatrick, 71, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at his home. He was born July 24, 1937, at Mayfield, Mo., son of John Lee and Olive M. Douglas Kirkpatrick. He and Dorothy M. Welker were married May 19, 1961, at Marquand, Mo...
Mary Hoffman (10/28/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Mary Ellen Hoffman, 64, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 11, 1944, in Chattanooga, Tenn., daughter of James and Francis Entman Pierce. She and Pete Hoffman were married Aug. 24, 1966. He preceded her in death...
Dr. Robert Degen (10/28/08)
Dr. Robert E. "Doc" Degen, 53, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008. He was born March 12, 1955, in Washington, Mo., son of Alfred and Mary Ann Peters Degen. Degen received his education from Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School and Washington High School. He was owner of Degen Chiropractic in Cape Girardeau...
Monte Perdue (10/28/08)
ORAN, Mo. — Monte Dayton Perdue, 64, of Bull Shoals, Ark., died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. He was born Jan. 14, 1944, in St. Louis, son of Stanley and Jean Perdue. Monte was a paramedic at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Mildred Garner (10/28/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. — Mildred Garner, 85, of Advance died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 7, 1923, near Daisy, daughter of William Jacob and Nettie Seabaugh Moore. She and Vernice Garner were married Nov. 21, 1942, at Steele, Mo. He died May 18, 2000...
Births 10/28/08 (10/28/08)
Hager Daughter to Josh Lucas and Amanda Carrole Hager of Advance, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 2:25 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. Name, Hadley Reese. Weight, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Mrs. Hager is the former Amanda Shaw. She is employed at Southeast Hospital. Hager is a student at Southeast Missouri State University...
Fire report 10/28/08 (10/28/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: n At 9:04 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 block of William Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 2:46 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1400 S. West End Blvd...
Police report 10/28/08 (10/28/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Patricia A. Cox, 43, 622 Bellevue St. Apt. D, was arrested on multiple Cape Girardeau warrants for contempt of court for failure to pay fines for no insurance; three for failure to pay fines for stealing and two for property damage...
Out of the past 10/28/08 (10/28/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 28, 1983 U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson of Cape Girardeau, citing the need to protect American citizens and evidence of an impending Russian-Cuban military buildup on Grenada, expresses support for President Ronald Reagan's decision to invade the island...
Proposition B is about better home care for seniors and the disabled (10/28/08)
Eighteen years ago, I was in a car accident on the day after Thanksgiving and was paralyzed from the neck down. My life changed forever. If you had told me before my accident that I would be in an accident and be paralyzed, I probably would have told you that I would prefer to have died...
Returning our cash (10/28/08)
There is a growing consensus that the $150 billion stimulus plan -- remember the checks sent out by the IRS earlier this year? -- did not do what it was intended to do: resuscitate a stagnating U.S. economy. But that was before we learned all the details of the widening credit crisis created by bad mortgages and trillions of dollars tied up in congressionally authorized gambling on the economy's future. ...
Speak Out 9/28/08 (10/28/08)
Highway mowing SO WHY can't the highway department mow Highway 74 between Dutchtown and Cape Girardeau? It always seems to get ignored, except by property owners having to mow it themselves in places. Other roads look nice most of the time, even much less traveled ones. Now that the tall grass, weeds and foxtail are drying out, it looks like a big fire hazard to me. Once or twice all year is just not enough. Who makes the call on this?...
Save the Delta Queen (10/28/08)
A plea to save the delta Queen 10-28-08
Busy Bee (10/28/08)
A bee getting one of his last meals from a mum prior to the cold weather moving into area. This was taken in my front yard last Sunday.
The Best in Southern Gospel Music - Brian Free & Assurance in Concert (10/28/08)
Event: Brian Free & Assurance in Concert Date: Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 6:00 PM Details: "The Best in Southern Gospel Music" will be live in concert in Gordonville. Brian Free & Assurance, a top southern gospel quartet, will be leading worship at Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville beginning at 6:00PM on Saturday, November 8th. ...
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