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Cape Girardeau resident arrested following one-vehicle accident (11/10/08)
A Cape Girardeau female was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a one-vehicle wreck Saturday on Route Y in Cape Girardeau, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports website.Heather N. ...
Government offices closed on Veterans Day (11/10/08)
The following offices will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day: the cities of Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City; Cape Girardeau, Scott and Bollinger counties; all state and federal offices; and U.S. post offices. Today's public works pickups in Cape Girardeau and Jackson will be moved to Wednesday, with no Wednesday special pickups for bulky items in Cape Girardeau. ...
Three sentenced to prison in Stoddard County (11/10/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- This week's law day at the Stoddard County Justice Center in Bloomfield resulted in three people being sentenced to prison. The first, Jerry Brandon Gross, was charged in connection with a recent counterfeiting investigation in Dexter...
Five men charged with scamming elderly for asphalt in Stoddard County (11/10/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — Five out-of-state men sit in the Stoddard County jail today charged with exploiting and conspiring to exploit elderly couples by promising to pave their driveways for one price and then demanding more money. Paul Collins, 20; Jay Mackleroy Joles, 26; Jerry Gale Joles Jr., 45, all of Arena, Wis.; Isaiah Elbert, 53, of Linden, Wis.; Jose Gomez Martinez, 30, of Corcoran, Calif.; and Orval Lee Whipple, 18, of Dix, Ill., initially were charged Wednesday with the Class B felony of financial exploitation of the elderly by Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn.. ...
Caruthersville man arrested in weekend stabbing (11/10/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- The alleged assailant in a Caruthersville weekend stabbing was in jail this morning in lieu of a $30,000 bond. Caruthersville Police arrested Roosevelt Jones, 56, of Caruthersville after responding to a report of a stabbing at 12:47 a.m. Friday at 930 Adams St. At the scene, they found Stoutweeda Larry, 30, suffering from a stab wound to the neck...
2 suburban St. Louis men accused of mortgage fraud in Southeast Missouri (11/10/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two suburban St. Louis men have been indicted on charges they committed mortgage fraud in Southeast Missouri, U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Monday. Russell McBride, 46, of Creve Coeur and Robert Wrolstad, 59, of O'Fallon were charged in a 34-count indictment and are expected to appear Thursday in federal court in Cape Girardeau...
Southeast Missouri government offices closed on Veterans Day (11/10/08)
On Tuesday, the following offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day: the cities of Cape Girardeau, Scott City and Jackson; Cape Girardeau, Scott and Bollinger counties; all state and federal offices; and U.S. post offices.Tuesday's public works pickups in Cape Girardeau and Jackson will be moved to Wednesday, with no Wednesday special pickups for bulky items in Cape Girardeau. ...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (11/10/08)
U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway says two men from suburban St. Louis committed wide-scale mortgage fraud right here in Southeast Missouri, the first accusation of this kind that we know of locally.The men are expected to appear in court on a 34-count indictment Thursday, the Associated Press is reporting. ...
Notre Dame Regional High School named top 50 Catholic school (11/10/08)
Notre Dame Regional High School has been named one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in America by the Acton Institute for the fourth year in a row. According to a news release from the school, nearly 1,300 high schools were eligible. The Acton Institute, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., is a not-for-profit research and educational organization...
Review: River City Players' 'Charming Billy' charms crowd at Port Cape Yacht Club (11/10/08)
For the final production of their 2008 season, the River City Players Group chose a rendition of "Charming Billy," a family-friendly play by children's author Peg Kehret. Don't expect comedy aimed only at children, however -- on Friday, all ages at Port Cape's Yacht Club found the production worthy of laughter and applause...
Empty Bowls benefit held to raise money for local food bank (11/10/08)
Just before Cheryl Kieffer and Dan Essner went shopping Sunday to stock Christ Episcopal Church's food pantry, they stopped for lunch at the Salvation Army. There, the first of two Empty Bowls benefits this week was underway. They each ate a simple lentil soup with bread and a dessert of three cookies, all prepared by the Southeast Missouri State University Student Dietetic Association. ...
Six people arrested on suspicion of drug possession in Stoddard County (11/10/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Six Stoddard County residents were arrested Friday and Saturday on drug charges. According to a news release from the the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Tyler Robert Hardin, 19, of Dexter, Mo., was arrested Friday on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance. As of press time, Hardin remained in the Stoddard County Jail with a cash bond of $150,000...
Cape After Dark, Part 2: Cape police still on the streets after night falls (11/10/08)
The following are scenes from a night spent riding along with patrol units from the Cape Girardeau Police Department during what turned out to be a relatively slow night shift Thursday into Friday. The night shift runs from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Officers will generally work nights for seven shifts, then switch to days, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for nine shifts before returning to the night shift. Most said they prefer to work the night shift...
Plans for uranium recovery continue in Mississippi County (11/10/08)
CHARLESTON -- Dropping oil prices are slowing down but not halting uranium development plans in Mississippi County, according to Commissioner Martin Lucas. During the regular county commission meeting Thursday, Lucas said investors backing efforts to set up a uranium recovery operation in the county are using money from oil and natural gas to fund their efforts in Mississippi County...
Analysis: Nixon faces tough road restoring cuts to Medicaid (11/10/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic governor-elect Jay Nixon campaigned on a pledge to reverse Missouri's Medicaid cuts. But that is likely to be easier said than done. Republican lawmakers who passed those cuts three years ago, and who still control the legislature, have essentially shot down Nixon's main campaign pledge before he can even try to make good on it...
Texas teens told to hoist saggy pants (11/10/08)
DALLAS -- Dallas Councilman Dwaine Caraway is on a mission: He wants those wearing low-hanging, baggy pants to pull them up. As part of his ongoing campaign against saggy, underwear-exposing pants, the mayor pro tem held a summit Saturday. More than 100 adults, children, students, ministers, law enforcement officers and representatives from local organizations attended the hours-long derriere affair...
Like Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Barack Obama faces several crises (11/10/08)
WASHINGTON -- All presidents are tested. Few walk into the Oval Office when the nation is in the throes of multiple crises. Like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President-elect Obama is facing a banking emergency. To a lesser degree than Abraham Lincoln, Obama is trying to patch up national divisions. To ready himself for the job, Obama said Friday he is reading some writings by Lincoln, "who's always an extraordinary inspiration."...
Social workers boosting expertise on money woes (11/10/08)
NEW YORK -- Against the backdrop of the economic meltdown, a movement is building within the ranks of America's social workers to make their profession more adept at helping clients overcome financial woes. Since they emerged on the scene in the late 19th century, social workers traditionally have sought to improve the lot of the poor. ...
Dem leaders want Bush to help ailing automakers (11/10/08)
WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders in Congress asked the Bush administration on Saturday to provide more aid to the struggling auto industry, which is bleeding cash and jobs. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson that the administration should consider expanding the $700 billion bailout to include car companies...
Arizona town offers support for family of boy suspected in shooting (11/10/08)
ST. JOHNS, Ariz. -- People in this small, tight-knit community are reeling from the killing of a well-liked man police say was shot by his own 8-year-old son, and they will likely turn out in droves for his funeral. "I don't think this church is big enough to handle it all," said the Very Rev. John Paul Sauter of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church...
Vitamin C, E supplements don't prevent heart disease, study shows (11/10/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- Vitamins C and E -- pills taken by millions of Americans -- do nothing to prevent heart disease in men, one of the largest and longest studies of these supplements has found. Vitamin E even appeared to raise the risk of bleeding strokes, a danger seen in at least one earlier study...
Gay marriage supporters march in SoCal (11/10/08)
SAN DIEGO -- As many as 10,000 people took to the streets in San Diego and similar numbers marched in Los Angeles Saturday to protest passage of an anti-gay marriage ballot initiative, authorities said. Demonstrators began marching through central San Diego at noon, according to police Sgt. Diane Wendell. The event lasted about 90 minutes and was peaceful, with no arrests...
Multinational researchers take census of ocean life, finding new wonders (11/10/08)
WASHINGTON -- A city of brittle stars off the coast of New Zealand, an Antarctic expressway where octopuses ride along in a flow of extra salty water and a carpet of tiny crustaceans on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor are among the wonders discovered by researchers compiling a massive census of marine life...
Bomb attacks kill 8, wound dozens in Iraq (11/10/08)
BAGHDAD -- Bombs killed at least eight people Sunday across Iraq and wounded dozens of others, officials said. Syria's president blamed the U.S. military presence for Iraq's instability and called on U.S. troops to leave. In the northern city of Mosul, a roadside bomb ripped through an Iraqi army patrol soon after sundown, killing three soldiers and wounding four others, police said...
Doctors fight cholera oubreak in eastern Congo (11/10/08)
KIBATI, Congo -- Doctors struggled Sunday to contain an outbreak of cholera in a sprawling refugee camp near Congo's eastern provincial capital of Goma, as renewed fighting ignited fears that patients could scatter and launch an epidemic. Congolese soldiers and rebels were seen less than 800 yards apart near Goma, where rebel leader Laurent Nkunda declared a cease-fire on Oct. 29 as his forces reached the edge of the city...
Hurricane Paloma destroys hundreds of homes in Cuba (11/10/08)
CAMAGUEY, Cuba -- Crashing waves and a powerful sea surge from Hurricane Paloma destroyed hundreds of homes along Cuba's southern coast, but the storm rapidly weakened into a tropical depression Sunday as it moved over the island. Early damage reports were limited, but state media said the late-season storm toppled a major communications tower, interrupted electricity and phone service and sent sea water almost a mile inland, ravaging a coastal community near where it made landfall...
Accident on Russian nuclear sub suffocates 20 (11/10/08)
MOSCOW -- The fire safety system on a brand-new Russian nuclear submarine accidentally turned on as the sub was being tested in the Sea of Japan, spewing a gas that suffocated 20 people and sent 21 others to the hospital, officials said Sunday. The Russian Navy said the submarine itself was not damaged in Saturday's accident and returned to its base on Russia's Pacific coast under its own power Sunday. The accident also did not pose any radiation danger, the navy said...
French say 'Yes, we can!' too, to ending racism (11/10/08)
PARIS -- Inspired by Barack Obama, the French first lady and other leading figures say it's high time for France to stamp out racism and shake up a white political and social elite that smacks of colonial times. A manifesto published Sunday -- subtitled "Oui, nous pouvons!", the French translation of Obama's campaign slogan "Yes, we can!" -- urges affirmative action-like policies and other steps to turn French ideals of equality into reality for millions of blacks, Arabs and other alienated minorities.. ...
Jasmine Johnson, Bell City volleyball (11/10/08)
The Bell City volleyball team has won district titles and qualified for the state tournament before. It's nothing new for the Cubs. But for Jasmine Johnson, it was a new experience. The freshman middle blocker had 21 kills, including the match-winner, to left Bell City in a 25-22, 22-25, 25-20 victory against Bernie last week in the Class 1 District 2 tournament at Bell City...
Sister plans to give up cross country (11/10/08)
JEFFERSON CITY -- A successful first season of cross country did not seem to be enough to convince Victoria Schabbing that she should return for another. "No way," she said Saturday after the state cross country meet. "Just softball for me next year."...
St. Louis trails the Jets 40-0 at halftime, loses 47-3 (11/10/08)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Brett Favre hung out on the New York Jets' sideline after calling it an early day, relishing a rout that was unlike any other in franchise history. "It's proof positive of what this team is capable of being," Favre said...
Johnson dominates to close in on title (11/10/08)
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- They popped the champagne in Victory Lane and celebrated as if Jimmie Johnson just won another championship. Almost. But not quite there. Johnson moved inches closer to his record-tying third straight NASCAR title Sunday, trouncing the field at Phoenix International Raceway to deliver a knockout punch to Carl Edwards' championship hopes...
Titans win to remain perfect (11/10/08)
CHICAGO -- Kerry Collins threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns, and the Tennessee Titans beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 on Sunday to remain undefeated despite rushing for just 20 yards. That was just one more than their franchise-low, a stunning performance for a team that was third in the league entering the game. Even so, the Titans (9-0) set a franchise record with their 12th straight regular-season win thanks to Collins and a defense that shut down Rex Grossman and the Bears...
Murray State's fortunes prove difficulty in building a winner (11/10/08)
First, let me say that the Southeast football team -- particularly its offense -- had a pretty miserable performance Saturday during a 17-10 loss at Murray State. But let me offer a little perspective for Southeast fans who might feel frustrated that the Redhawks haven't racked up more wins during Tony Samuel's two-plus seasons as coach...
Jackson ready for another trip up Interstate 55 (11/10/08)
Today could be the last time the Jackson football team has to board a bus and ride two hours to a game in the St. Louis area. But coach Van Hitt wouldn't mind one more after today. "I would like to make that last trip right after Thanksgiving," Hitt said, referring to the Show Me Bowl at the Edward Jones Dome in St. ...
People on the move 11/10/08 (11/10/08)
Rust named president of Inland Press Foundation Rust Communications co-president Rex Rust has been elected president of the Inland Press Foundation board of directors at its annual meeting in Chicago on October 27. It is a one year term. "I am honored and excited to be president of the Inland Press Foundation during this pivotal time in the newspaper industry," Rust said. ...
Department store teams up with Santa to make a wish for children with life-threatening conditions (11/10/08)
That letter to Santa Claus could make Christmas extra special for hundreds of children with life-threatening conditions, thanks to the efforts of one department store. For each letter dropped off in its stores throughout the United States, Macy's will donate $1 -- up to $1 million -- to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. ...
Parents pull children from day care as money tightens (11/10/08)
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The nation's economic troubles play out one family at a time at the New Horizons Learning Center in this struggling city two hours northwest of Chicago. Some parents have been laid off and must pull their children out of the day care center until they can find a job. Others have seen their employment hours cut, so they reduce their childrens' attendance to a few days a week...
Feeding the hungry: Southeast Missouri Food Bank dedicates building, adjusting to economy (11/10/08)
The slowing economy is having an effect on the Southeast Missouri Food Bank. Since earlier this year, director Karen Green has seen a 20 percent increase in demand for food items. And she expects that demand to only go up as the holiday season approaches...
St. Louis brewery settles all shareholder suits over sale (11/10/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. said Friday it has settled all lawsuits filed by shareholders related to the company's pending sale to InBev SA. The St. Louis-based brewer said in a statement the settlement was subject to approval by the Delaware Court of Chancery...
Betty Witzman Baugher (11/10/08)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. — Betty Witzman Baugher, 73, of Olive Branch died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 4, 1935, in Alexander County, Ill., to Clettes Earl and Julia Kelley Walden. She and Harold W. Witzman were married March 20, 1954. He died Feb. 15, 1991. She and Richard Baugher were married July 27, 2002...
Carl Long (11/10/08)
Carl William Long, 76, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at home. He was born Jan. 15, 1932, in Bollinger County, Mo., son of Pinkney Albert and Esther Mae (Limbaugh) Long. He and Joanna Lou Drum of Advance were married in 1954. She preceded him in death in 1968. He then married Helen Louise Heumann of Columbia, Ill., in 1977, who survives him...
Fire report 11/10/08 (11/10/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 8:57 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of South Sprigg Street. n At 11:09 p.m., extrication at Route D and County Road 439. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 11/10/08 (11/10/08)
25 years ago: Nov. 10, 1983 Demolition work began yesterday on homes along Lacey Street and Sunset Court in Cape Girardeau; an entire block of homes was purchased by Southeast Missouri Hospital to make room for a new parking lot for the hospital. A U.S. District Court jury here Wednesday ruled there was no conspiracy on the part of Cape Girardeau and West Park Mall developers to block the development of Westborough Mall...
A big helping of helping others (11/10/08)
With the right amount of planning, anyone inclined toward community service can pull off a double play, eat two meals and walk away with a nice birthday or Christmas gift. For starters, Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Foundation's annual Spaghetti Day is Wednesday...
Girls' fashion store moves into West Park (11/10/08)
With the recent news of Steve & Barry's, Dollar Plus Boutique and McAlister's Select leaving West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau, it was encouraging to learn of a new store scheduled to move into the shopping center Nov. 18. Justice Just For Girls offers exclusive fashions and accessories for girls ages 7 to 14. ...
LFCS and Kasten (11/10/08)
Vernon L. Kasten of Jackson was, until his death in 2004, involved with and a supporter of many community endeavors that were uplifting and provided opportunities to countless individuals. Among so many other things, Kasten was known for his devotion to his family. This spilled over to organizations like the Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri, which recently dedicated its fine new facility on Blattner Drive in Cape Girardeau in honor of Kasten...
Speak Out 11/10/08 (11/10/08)
Proper focus CAN CHRISTIAN evangelicals regain their lost political clout, as evidenced by the election result? No. But they're better off for it. True evangelicals need to reorient their sense of purpose toward the afterlife and away from the sordid affairs of this world...
New generation of veterans (11/10/08)
My children were born after my stint at 82nd Airborne I thought it would be neat for them to see a real tank, thanks to the hard work of DR Pewitt, this photo was possible.
Kimbeland Country Club Fall Bloomage (11/10/08)
As the sun plays peek-a-boo with the trees, the colors become more vibrant.
In The Arms of an Angel (11/10/08)
Mrs. Palin visits Cape Girardeau and instantly chooses a beautiful child to hold.
mound city national cemetery (11/10/08)
GETTING READY FOR VETERANS DAY//
Empty Bowls 2008 (11/10/08)
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