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Palin gives Show Me Center crowd what they want at Republican rally (10/30/08)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave the crowd the kind of red-meat Republicanism they wanted during a speech Thursday at the Show Me Center. The GOP vice presidential nominee hit taxes — she's against them; abortion — she's against it; and experienced leadership — she's for it — as the reasons to vote against Democrat U.S. Sen. Barack Obama and for her presidential running mate, U.S. Sen. John McCain...
Complete transcript of Sarah Palin's Cape Girardeau speech (10/30/08)
Thank you so much Missouri. Missouri thank you so much. Thank you. Missouri thank you so much for that warm welcome. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you so much Missouri. Wow. Ah, thank you for that warm welcome. It is so good to be here. First I want to thank Jo Ann for that warm welcome...
Charleston elementary students, teachers mourn principal's death, celebrate her life (10/30/08)
CHARLESTON, Mo. — Third grader Catie Austin finished writing on her red heart-shaped paper, took a piece of tape from her teacher and hung it on the window of her classroom. The 8-year-old then recalled what message she wrote about her late principal Becky Stewart: "She was a very nice lady. She had a good personality and has very nice kids. She was very smart, and I loved her a lot," Catie said...
Man who robbed Bank of Missouri today may have robbed same bank earlier this month (10/30/08)
Early reports indicate the description of the suspect in a robbery that occurred about an hour ago at Bank of Missouri on Kingshighway may the same man who allegedly committed a robbery there on Oct. 7. Police described the man as a male, over six-foot tall, with scruffy red facial hair and an orange hat, wearing a light blue Tennessee Titans sweatshirt over a dark shirt, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the police department...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (10/30/08)
The Southeast Missourian staff was swarming the Show Me Center this morning, getting all kinds of information, images and video of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's stump speech before an overflow crowd.There are already several stories up on seMissourian.com, including a brief story about Palin's speech (to be updated later), a story about the people who were left out because they didn't arrive on time and more.We'll have more stories coming later, including an expanded piece on Palin's actual speech, as well as video of the entire speech, a transcript of the speech and photo galleries from the event.Click here to go to the seMissourian.com home page.. ...
Palin gets warm welcome in Cape Girardeau, from hotel to arena and back (10/30/08)
This is a pool report provided to all media outlets. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, accompanied by husband Todd Palin, left the Holiday Inn Express in Cape Girardeau at 8:30 a.m. sharp for the 15-minute ride to the Show Me Center, Southeast Missouri State University's sports arena...
Poplar Bluff teen charged with assault following alleged 'stomping' (10/30/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — A teenager was charged Tuesday afternoon with assaulting a man now recovering in a Cape Girardeau hospital. Daniel R. Zajicek, 17, of the 1500 block of Coolidge Street was charged with first-degree assault by Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Barbour...
Independence Street work goes to next construction phase (10/30/08)
The latest stage of the Independence Street construction project is complete, and construction will now move on to a new area, according to a news release from the city of Cape Girardeau. Contractors were working from Hanover Street to West End Boulevard, requiring the intersection at Independence Street and West End Boulevard to be shut down. That intersection is now open to traffic...
Pair of political analysts talk about upcoming election during program at Southeast (10/30/08)
Sharp humor and well-delivered barbs peppered a verbal sparring match between political news correspondent Tucker Carlson and political columnist and author Arianna Huffington on Wednesday night as the pair hosted a program at Southeast Missouri State University...
Crowds file in to Show Me Center to see Palin (10/30/08)
A line stretched from the Show Me Center's north entrance all the way around the building up New Madrid Avenue early this morning, almost reaching that road's intersection with Henderson Avenue.Many of the people in the crowd were waiting for hours to get in and have a prime spot to see Alaska Gov. ...
Southeast business law students get inside look at Missouri Court of Appeals (10/30/08)
Dr. Mary Johnson's business law class at Southeast Missouri State University spent the first two months of the semester learning about the structure of the federal and state court systems, the U.S. Constitution and what constitutes an unreasonable search and seizure...
River Campus tap dance show Friday will be without music (10/30/08)
Savion Glover will make music with his feet Friday. There will be neither a band playing nor recorded music blaring, as in previous shows. Instead, tap will be "exposed as an acoustical instrument," said Amanda Thornberry, marketing manager for Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus...
Cape police arrest 12 believed to be illegal immigrants (10/30/08)
Earlier this week, Cape Girardeau police made 12 arrests of people believed to be in the country illegally and employees of a Perryville, Mo., business. Police were attempting to serve a warrant Monday in the 1700 block of North Kingshighway for a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the police department...
Republican Jason Crowell works to hold on to Missouri state Senate seat (10/30/08)
Since winning a legislative seat in 2000 with 58 percent of the vote, Jason Crowell has barely broken a sweat as he moved to re-election in 2002 and to the Senate in 2004. But after news reports in February 2006 revealed that Crowell had paid his close friend House Speaker Rod Jetton of Marble Hill more than $30,000 for political consulting during the 2004 election and beyond, there was grumbling among top area Republicans who wanted someone to mount a primary challenge. ...
Sikeston looks at increase in building permit and inspection fees, seeks public comment (10/30/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- City officials are seeking input from residents on their plan to increase building permit and inspection fees. During the Oct. 6 city council meeting, Linda Lowes, director of governmental services, advised the costs of conducting building inspections and issuing permits -- a total of $95,810 -- exceed the revenue generated from those activities by $53,621...
Organizers expecting enthusiastic crowd for Sarah Palin at Show Me Center (10/30/08)
The excitement for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's visit to Cape Girardeau extends far beyond Southeast Missouri. Kevin Levy, a Phoenix real estate broker, has been following the progress of U.S. Sen. John McCain's campaign for president all year. And because Arizona is McCain's home state and the West Coast states are solidly in the column for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, Levy has been trying to arrange a chance to see Palin in person...
Joe Biden, Barack Obama to campaign in Missouri today (10/30/08)
ARNOLD, Mo. -- Republican Sarah Palin won't be the only vice presidential hopeful campaigning in Missouri today. Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden is scheduled to take part in a rally at the Fox High School gym in Arnold. Doors open at 7:30 a.m...
Sept. durable goods rise by largest since June (10/30/08)
WASHINGTON -- Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted an unexpectedly strong showing in September -- the largest gain in three months -- on a surge in demand for airplanes and autos, government data showed Wednesday. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that orders for durable goods rose by 0.8 percent, surprising economists who had expected a decline. Orders had fallen by 5.5 percent in August, which was the biggest setback in nearly two years...
Turning clock back Sunday may help your heart (10/30/08)
NEW YORK -- Turning your clock back Sunday may be good for your heart. Swedish researchers looked at 20 years of records and discovered that the number of heart attacks dipped on the Monday after clocks were set back an hour, possibly because people got an extra hour of sleep...
FBI investigating mailings labeled 'anthrax' (10/30/08)
FRESNO, Calif. -- Several newspapers and television stations, along with at least one congressman's office, received envelopes Wednesday labeled "anthrax," law enforcement authorities said. Tests have turned up no evidence so far that the packages were dangerous...
Neb. governor accelerates fix of safe-haven law (10/30/08)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Deciding he could wait no longer, Gov. Dave Heineman said Wednesday he will call a special legislative session to fix a safe-haven law that in just a few months has allowed parents to abandon nearly two dozen children as old as 17. Heineman had planned to wait until the next regular legislative session convened in January, but changed his mind as the number of children dropped off at hospitals grew. ...
Federal Reserve cuts key interest rate to 1 percent (10/30/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve has slashed a key interest rate by half a percentage point as it seeks to revive an economy hit by maladies stemming from the most severe financial crisis in decades. The central bank Wednesday reduced its target for the federal funds rate, the interest banks charge on overnight loans, to 1 percent, a low last seen in 2003 and 2004. The funds rate has not been lower since 1958, when Dwight Eisenhower was president...
Governors and mayors ask Washington for fiscal help (10/30/08)
WASHINGTON -- A bevy of governors, mayors and interest groups came to Capitol Hill Wednesday, pressing for tens of billions of dollars for new public works projects and help for cash-strapped states, among other ideas aimed at boosting the economy. They found sympathetic ears at a pair of House hearings -- even from some Republicans -- for ambitious plans to build roads and water and sewer projects, extend jobless benefits and help states cope with multibillion dollar budget shortfalls...
Real Halloween back for long-traumatized Pennsylvania town (10/30/08)
OIL CITY, Pa. -- For 16 years, real horror overshadowed the make-believe terror of Halloween in this Pennsylvania town, where trick-or-treating after dark was banned after an 11-year-old girl was abducted off the street and murdered. But Friday, pint-sized witches, princesses and vampires will once again be shuffling from house to house at night, thanks to a petition drive by a fifth-grader...
Relaxed life shows Baghdad extremists waning (10/30/08)
BAGHDAD -- Engineering student Haifaa Salman has discarded the Islamic head cover she started wearing two years ago after militants threatened to "punish" her if she kept showing up at college with her hair uncovered. "I was forced to wear it," the 22-year-old said, recalling the day in 2006 when two men on a motorbike stopped her outside campus to deliver the threat. ...
Pakistan quake kills at least 170 (10/30/08)
WAM, Pakistan -- Desperate villagers clawed through piles of mud and timber looking for victims of an earthquake that collapsed thousands of homes in southwestern Pakistan before dawn Wednesday, killing at least 170 people. Army planes began bringing in tents, medical supplies and blankets to the quake zone in Baluchistan province, but some 15,000 homeless people in the impoverished region faced a night in the open in near freezing temperatures following the magnitude-6.4 jolt...
Canadian convicted in British bomb plot (10/30/08)
TORONTO -- A Canadian accused of plotting with a group of British Muslims to bomb buildings and natural gas lines in the United Kingdom was convicted Wednesday of financing and facilitating terrorism. Momim Khawaja was the first person charged under Canadian anti-terrorism laws passed after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. His case is considered to be the first major test of those laws...
Syria hardens stance after U.S. strike (10/30/08)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria threatened Wednesday to stop cooperating with the U.S. and Baghdad on security along its Iraqi border if there are more American raids on Syrian territory like the weekend attack that killed eight people. The government also demanded Washington apologize for Sunday's cross-border helicopter strike by American special forces, which U.S. military officials said killed a top al-Qaida in Iraq operative who was about to conduct an attack in Iraq...
Phill-ing good: Phillies win first World Series title since 1980 (10/30/08)
PHILADELPHIA — From losingest team to longest game, the Philadelphia Phillies are World Series champions. Strange as that sounds. Strange as it was. Brad Lidge and the Phillies finished off the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in a three-inning sprint Wednesday night to win a suspended Game 5 nearly 50 hours after it started...
Prep football preview capsules (10/30/08)
Central (1-8) at Jackson (4-5) Last week: Jackson 27, Rockwood Summit 3; Eureka 49, Central 14. Last year: Jackson 56, Central 13. Outlook: Rivals Jackson and Central meet in a Class 5 District 1 game tonight. With a win, Jackson likely would earn a berth in the playoffs as the district runner-up and would play the District 2 runner-up Wednesday on the road. ...
Southeast continues investigation into suspended Williams' run-in with police (10/30/08)
The status of Calvin Williams has not changed, meaning Southeast Missouri State's junior forward remains suspended. Southeast interim director of athletics Cindy Gannon said the university is still in the process of gathering as much information as possible regarding Williams' recent run-in with police...
Maxwell eager to resume career (10/30/08)
Don't be surprised if Jajuan Maxwell is a bit more excited than most players who take the court for Southeast Missouri State's exhibition opener. It's been a long road back to health for Maxwell, a sophomore forward who said he is licking his chops just thinking about Saturday's game against Missouri Baptist at the Show Me Center...
Success beyond the court (10/30/08)
Rachel Blunt's solid performance on the basketball court for Southeast Missouri State over the past two years pales in comparison to her academic accomplishments. The senior forward from Dexter, Mo., has been perfect in the classroom, carrying a 4.0 grade-point average...
Area digest10/30/08 (10/30/08)
Heartland gymnasts win three divisions The Heartland gymnastics team took first place in level 2, level 3 and level 4 at the Heartland Gymnastics Fall Classic. The team, comprised of girls ranging in age from 6 to 10, won multiple events. Local results...
Area calendar 10/30/08 (10/30/08)
Basketball n Girls youth league: Registration is open for the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department's girls youth basketball league. Games will be played Saturdays, beginning Jan. 10. There is a mandatory coaches meeting Nov. ...
Our evolving brain (10/30/08)
Oct. 30, 2008 Dear Patty, The reptilian brain is the part of ourselves we share with the creatures who preceded us on this evolutionary climb. It's the brain that controls the millions of interactions required to walk up a flight of stairs, where our fight or flight response resides, the brain that automatically orders up hormones like adrenaline when it thinks our survival is threatened...
Review: "Pride and Glory" too real to be entertaining (10/30/08)
Sometimes you can gauge the quality of a film by the preponderance, or absence, of television ads in the second week of the film's release. In case you haven't noticed, New Line Cinema is no longer promoting "Pride and Glory." "Pride and Glory" is not a complete failure. ...
ARTifacts 10/30/08 (10/30/08)
Garden Gallery hosts pottery classes @SL_body_copy_ragged:The Garden Gallery, 835 Broadway, will host wheel-thrown pottery classes every Monday in November. The class will last four weeks at a cost of $100. For more information call 332-7123. Heartland Pops announces Christmas concert lineup...
Almost Always is a band that knows how to have a good time (10/30/08)
Almost all the members of the punk rock cover band Almost Always took time from their schedules recently to explain what their act is all about. In their words, it's pretty much nothing. Even the band's name has a shallow back story. Lead singer Eric Voorhees was quick to point out that "it just sounded cool together" and if something is always, then it can't ever actually be almost always. ...
Good bets 10/30/08 (10/30/08)
Performing arts Fall Jazz Concert Something old, something new with Southeast Missouri State University jazz band. Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus When: 7:30 p.m. today Savion Glover: Bare Soundz A Tony Award winner and tap dancer extraordinaire, Savion Glover presents "tap dance as percussive sound and song."...
New restaurant Coffee and Confections aims to perk up Jackson (10/30/08)
Jackson finally has a place for freshly brewed coffee. Coffee and Confections, which opened this week, is right across from Main Street Bowling Lanes. The owner, Melinda Wehrle, realized there was a gap in the market when she moved to Jackson two years ago. It took her more than a year, but eventually she had a place to call her own coffee shop...
Christian artist Derek Webb packs a punch with challenging lyrics (10/30/08)
Cape Girardeau is in store for an uplifting performance. On Wednesday, Grace United Methodist Church will host Christian artist Derek Webb. But Webb is not your typical Christian musician. "What Derek does is not very common," said Joshua Smith, a youth minister at Grace Methodist and the person responsible for the concert. ...
Actress' death the focus at Spector retrial (10/30/08)
LOS ANGELES -- A prosecutor on Wednesday portrayed musician Phil Spector as a man who repeatedly threatened women with guns and could become "very sinister, very violent and very deadly" when he was drunk. Prosecutor Alan Jackson took aim at the defendant during his opening statement in Spector's retrial on a murder charge in the 2003 death of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is accused of shooting her after she resisted his sexual advances...
Southeast Missouri State jazz series kicks off with appearance by Mike Dumey (10/30/08)
"Come fly with me, let's fly let's fly away." Those lyrics are from one of Frank Sinatra's biggest hits; it and many more will fill the air tonight at the Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. "Something Old, Something New" is the first in the Southeast Missouri State University jazz series and will feature local favorite Mike Dumey. Associate professor of music Robert Conger asked Dumey to participate...
Southeast Missouri State University classes explore graffit as art (10/30/08)
For the first week of November the east wing of the Serena Building at Southeast Missouri State University will be covered with graffiti. But this tag is legal — in fact, it was approved. Two of Southeast art educator Emily Booth's classes are painting the graffiti. The art will stay up until Nov. 9. The students from her class, called Artist as Citizen: Communication through Public Art, will be painting their masterpiece for all the world (or at least the students) to see...
Raymond Calvert (10/30/08)
MOUNDS, Ill. — Raymond Earl Calvert, 80, of Huntersville, N.C., formerly of Mounds, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville. He was born April 13, 1928, in America, Ill., son of Harry and Louella Childers Calvert. He married Pearl Britt...
Faye Dockins (10/30/08)
Faye Dockins, 66, of Jackson died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Winters (10/30/08)
Mary Loretta Winters, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born May 16, 1941, in Swifton, Ark., daughter of Mike and Rosa Pazdera Friga. Winters was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral. She toured a year in Europe with a parish choir group. She was a loyal member of her Bible study group...
Clifford Hindman (10/30/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. — Clifford Hindman, 87, of O'Fallon, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at his home. He was born May 5, 1921, at Brownwood, Mo., son of Lewis Monroe and Mary Kathryn Norman Hindman. Clifford was a retired educator and real estate broker. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge...
Marilyn Pickett (10/30/08)
Marilyn Kay Pickett, 66, of Plantation, Fla., formerly of Scott City, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. She was born Sept. 15, 1942, in St. Louis, daughter of Harry Ray and Myra May Bynum McElmurry. Pickett was a materials manager at North Ridge Medical Center...
William Swink (10/30/08)
ORAN, Mo.— William Arthur Swink, 83, of Diamondhead, Miss., died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, in Collins, Miss. He was born April 22, 1925, in Oran, son of William Arthur and Lois Alene Wescoat Swink. Swink attended schools in Farmington, Mo., and Cape Girardeau. He received a bachelor of science degree in business from Southeast Missouri State University...
Births 10/30/08 (10/30/08)
Auer Daughter to James Anthony and Jennifer Yvonne Auer of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 2:47 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. Name, Alexis Jaide. Weight, 5 pounds, 2 ounces. Third daughter. Mrs. Auer is the former Jennifer Nabors, daughter of Dale and Susan Nabors of Cape Girardeau. Auer is the son of Margie Auer and Andy and Gail Auer of Cape Girardeau. He is a technician at Procter & Gamble...
Police report 10/29/08 (10/30/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs n John R. Miller, 29, 2812 Whitener St., No. 2, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and Cape Girardeau warrants for failure to appear, no proof of insurance and revoked operator's license...
Out of the past 10/30/08 (10/30/08)
25 years ago: Oct. 30, 1983 Teresa Maurer was recently nominated for the annual Diocesan Council of Catholic Women award for laywomen of the year from St. Vincent's Parish in Cape Girardeau; Maurer is a homemaker, mother and music teacher at St. Vincent's School...
Latest generation takes horror films to new, scarier level (10/30/08)
Fiction isn't scary. Life is scary. The Halloween season always brings about new movies labeled "horror" and termed "scary." The Jason movies (the "Friday the 13th" franchise) have a box set that includes 11 movies. Freddy appears in the nightmares of teenagers on Elm Street seven times. The two villains cross in one of those movies...
School and sports (10/30/08)
From time to time there are scholarly discussions and even heated arguments about the emphasis on academics and on sports in our public schools. These debates frequently conclude that the study of science and history and math and literature should take precedence over competitive activities...
Speak Out 10/30/08 (10/30/08)
Pulpit politics AS A lifelong church member for almost 70 years, I am appalled by the continual attempts from the pulpit to influence the vote. This election is too important to allow ourselves to be blindly guided. It would be completely irresponsible to vote for someone just because she or he is anti-abortion. We need to think of the whole picture and the possible worldwide consequences of our choice...
Sarah Palin during Rally (10/30/08)
Sarah Palin trying to talk as supporters get very excited and show their support for Sarah Palin and also that they can't wait for Sarah and John McCain to be their next president and vice president
Peter Kinder at Sarah Palin Rally (10/30/08)
This is a picture of Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder holding a fresh print newspaper of Sarah Palin after the rally in Cape Girardeau, MO at the Show Me Center
LEWIS AND CLARK CORPS OF DISCOVERY TRUNK TO BE AT RED HOUSE NOVEMBER 1 (10/30/08)
On November 1 the public will have an opportunity to explore the contents of the "Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Trunk" at the Red House Interpretive Center in downtown Cape Girardeau! From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. visitors will be able to examine and learn about items in the trunk and be able to understand details of the journey made by Lewis and Clark and the group that explored the Louisiana Purchase for President Thomas Jefferson. ...
Kenny Husholf (10/30/08)
Governor Candidate Kenny Husholf after the Sarah Palin rally and he said he was very excited to be there and can't wait till Nov 4th and also that when he becomes governor missouri will see great change for the better!
Sarah Palin Supporter (10/30/08)
An enthusiastic Sarah Palin supporter works the crowd waiting to enter the Show Me Center, Thursday, October 30, 2008.
Dewy Spider Web (10/30/08)
A spider web with dew on it in between the slats sof our deck.
Pink Winter Rose at Pleasant Lake (10/30/08)
My pink roses in bloom at Pleasanat Lake Estates.
Sic'em Sarah! (10/30/08)
Employees along Airpot Road displayed their support for Sarah Palin as her motorcade passed by.
Sarah Palin (10/30/08)
Sarah Palin is welcomed on stage by a large number of supporters at the Show Me Center, Thursday, October 30, 2008.
Michael Angelo Batio from the 80s hairband NITRO at Shivelbines Music in Cape (10/30/08)
Michael Angelo Batio from the 80s hairband NITRO and HOLLAND rocking the double Dean guitar at Shivelbine's Music. He is best known for this twin-necked, left and right-handed double-guitar which he both invented and was the first to play. Michael played songs, and met with fans at Shivelbines on Broadway...
Humane Society's Featured Pet (10/30/08)
Shoog (dressed like a hotdog)is 1 1/2 yrs old. She is very friendly and would love to have a new family! She is available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837.
Up in the rafters (10/30/08)
Photos from one of the last people to get in the Show-Me-Center.
Sarah Palin (10/30/08)
Sarah Palin giving her speech at the Show Me Center, Thursday, October 30, 2008.
Line Dance (10/30/08)
Photos from one of the last people to get in the Show-Me-Center.
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