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Victim's family to get questions answered in Bollinger County murder (01/12/09)
ST. LOUIS — Lisa Ann Barlow pleaded guilty in a St. Louis court Monday morning to the July 2007 murder of her boyfriend at his Bollinger County home near Scopus, Mo., according to Bollinger County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Gray...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (01/12/09)
Late this morning we received word that a woman accused of a July 2007 murder in Bollinger County pleaded guilty.Lisa Barlow pleaded guilty today in a St. Louis court to the murder of her boyfriend Michael Strong at his Scopus home. ...
2009 Libertyfest put on hold in Cape Girardeau (01/12/09)
Marla Mills, director of Old Town Cape, announced today in a news release that this year's Libertyfest July 4 celebration has been put on hold. Below is information from the news release. Look for more later on seMissourian.com:The Board of Directors of Old Town Cape have announced they will put plans for the 2009 Libertyfest event on hold.  The event traditionally features a fireworks display over the Mississippi River on the 4th of July holiday. . ...
Cape Girardeau County Commission reverses communication policy, also gives park board OK to plan long-term (01/12/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission Monday morning rescinded a policy instituted in May preventing one commissioner from discussing business with department heads assigned to other commissioners. Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones, who wrote the policy with county prosecutor Morley Swingle, said it was "a bad policy." The commission agreed unanimously to allow the county parks adivsory board to develop a long-term strategic plan...
Coyotes on the minds of some people in Bollinger County (01/12/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Coyotes have been heard howling in rural areas of Bollinger County. Normally they don't bother people. But one or two might have killed some dogs recently. Karen Barlow, a member of the Bollinger County Stray and Rescue Project, said a dog and some puppies turned up missing around Christmas Eve. A neighbor reported some missing dogs as well, she said...
Red House Interpretive Center seeks docents, plans Heritage Days (01/12/09)
On the heels of announcing that the Red House Interpretive Center is looking for history buffs to become volunteer docents, staffers at the local historical exhibit are planning for a busy 2009. Margaret Dement, publicist for the Red House, said plans are being made for every Saturday in 2009...
Pavement repairs reduce section of Interstate 55 in Scott County to one lane this week (01/12/09)
SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. - Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction this week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs in the southbound lanes.This section of roadway is located from exit 80 at Benton to exit 69 in Miner. Work will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday...
Economic troubles make jobs scarce, put strain on aid organizations (01/12/09)
Finding a job is tough. Finding a job that pays enough to support a growing family is even tougher. On Friday, John and Rebecca Ramos of Marble Hill, Mo., left their two children, 3 months and 19 months old, with a baby sitter and spent part of the morning at the Division of Workforce Development's Career Center in the Marquette Building on Broadway in Cape Girardeau...
With eight days left to file, some races in Chaffee, Oran lack candidates (01/12/09)
With only eight days left to file for the April municipal elections, there are still many seats for which no candidates have filed in the Scott County towns of Chaffee and Oran. In Oran, where four seats on the board of aldermen are up for election this year -- one in each ward -- no candidates had filed as of Thursday. The seats up for election are currently held by Ron Diebold Sr. in Ward 1, his son Ron Diebold Jr. in Ward 2, Brenda Cook in Ward 3 and Danny Forehand in Ward 4...
2 shot dead in St. Louis grocery lot (01/12/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police continue to search for suspects in the fatal shooting of two men inside a car in the parking lot of north St. Louis grocery. St. Louis police say a man hopped into the back seat of a car at 6:45 p.m. Sunday outside a Schnucks store at City Plaza Shopping Center, then shot the driver and a passenger in the front seat. The gunman then climbed into a waiting car and fled...
Nixon takes office five minutes early (01/12/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jay Nixon's tenure as governor started about five minutes early Monday. A Missouri law states that "the governor and lieutenant governor shall hold their offices for a term of four years beginning at 12:00 noon on the second Monday in January." The noon hour generally has been marked by the ringing bells across of St. Peter Catholic Church, just across the street from the Capitol...
Nixon pulls appointments in first act as Mo. gov. (01/12/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's first official action was to rescind nearly 200 appointments made by his Republican predecessor. Under Missouri law, gubernatorial appointees named while the Legislature is not in session begin their duties immediately but still must be confirmed when senators reconvene...
Southern Illinois, other universities stepping up out-of-state recruiting (01/12/09)
ST. LOUIS -- For 20 years, Southern Illinois University's student numbers have languished, a problem that cost a top administrator his job in 2006. Much of the problem, the chancellor says, is that would-be students from Illinois go to other states on the promise of sweet tuition deals...
Nixon to take oath today as Missouri's 55th governor (01/12/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Becoming governor has its benefits, Jay Nixon is learning, even within his own family. Nixon will be sworn in as Missouri's 55th governor at noon today while placing his hand on the crumbling black leather cover of a family Bible that is hundreds of years of old. It's an heirloom he recently received not because of family birth order, but because of his election as governor...
Bush, Obama tag-team effort to tap unspent $350 billion (01/12/09)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats prepared Sunday to answer a request for the remaining $350 billion in financial industry bailout funds as the Bush administration and president-elect Barack Obama undertook a tag-team effort to obtain the money from reluctant lawmakers...
Salmonella prompts peanut butter brands recall (01/12/09)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio distributor says it has recalled two brands of its peanut butter after an open container tested positive for salmonella bacteria. Federal health officials said the company's peanut butter had not been conclusively linked to a national salmonella outbreak...
Somali pirate's body washes ashore with $153,000 cash (01/12/09)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The body of a Somali pirate who drowned just after receiving a huge ransom washed onshore with $153,000 in cash, a resident said Sunday, as the spokesman for another group of pirates promised to soon free a Ukrainian arms ship...
Joe the Plumber trades wrench for reporter's notepad in Israel (01/12/09)
SDEROT, Israel -- Joe the Plumber has set aside his wrenches to become a rookie war correspondent, covering Israel's side of its two-week-old military offensive in Gaza. The Ohio man, who rocketed to fame during the U.S. presidential campaign for asking Barack Obama about his tax plan, was in the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Sunday to tell readers of the conservative pjtv.com website about the rockets that rain down from the neighboring Gaza Strip...
Lawmakers, Muslims criticize Prince Harry over offensive comments (01/12/09)
LONDON -- Lawmakers, Muslim groups and the Pakistani public criticized Prince Harry on Sunday after a British newspaper published video footage of him using offensive and racist language. Harry, third in line to the British throne and an army lieutenant, issued an apology Saturday after the News of The World reported he had used offensive terms to refer to people from Pakistan and people of Arab descent...
Redhawks' on-court problems follow them home (01/12/09)
A crucial four-game Ohio Valley Conference homestand for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team began with a thud. After losing their first three OVC games by 11, 24 and 27 points, the Redhawks appeared to make strides during a five-point defeat at Jacksonville State on Jan. 5...
Gators' Tebow will return for senior season (01/12/09)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Tim Tebow is coming back. The Florida quarterback told a crowd celebrating the school's latest national title Sunday he wants to lead the Gators to another championship. Tebow thrilled the 40,000 fans by saying: "Oh, by the way, let's do it again. I'm coming back."...
Hudson & Co. pay Redhawks a visit tonight (01/12/09)
Lester Hudson almost passed up his senior season of college basketball. But with 30 minutes to spare, the Tennessee-Martin standout withdrew his name from the NBA draft in June. That meant opposing Ohio Valley Conference basketball coaches and players would have to deal with Hudson -- among the top players in OVC history -- for one more year...
Henderson likely to lead HOF class of '09 (01/12/09)
NEW YORK -- Rickey Henderson almost certainly will get a ticket to Cooperstown. The question is if baseball's career leader in runs and stolen bases will have any company. Henderson is a near lock to be elected to the Hall of Fame when voting results from the 10-year members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America are announced today...
Ogilvy claims PGA Tour's first trophy of 2009 season (01/12/09)
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Geoff Ogilvy finished the final round the way he started Sunday, six shots clear of a winners-only field at the Mercedes-Benz Championship. It was the part in the middle he could have done without. Ogilvy was on the verge of an unseemly collapse, his six-shot lead down to one as he stood in the ninth fairway, when he drilled his 3-iron onto the green and holed a 20-foot eagle putt to steady his nerves and send him on his way to victory at Kapalua...
Steelers buck weekend trend, end Chargers' season (01/12/09)
PITTSBURGH -- There is a home-field advantage in the NFL playoffs after all, and it belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now they've got to prove it means something against the team they despise like no other, and in the game they lose at home like no one else...
Defending Super Bowl champions take a seat (01/12/09)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Donovan McNabb will get another chance to chase that elusive Super Bowl title. Eli Manning threw away his opportunity to defend it. McNabb made all the big plays that Manning did not, and the Eagles eliminated the New York Giants 23-11 on Sunday to reach the NFC title game for the fifth time in eight seasons...
Oilers break third-period tie with Blues, emerge with win (01/12/09)
EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers used their heads to take a full two points from the St. Louis Blues. Sam Gagner scored the winning goal and also had an assist, and Dwayne Roloson made 21 saves in the Oilers' 2-1 victory Sunday night. "We played a smart game," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "We played a lot smarter than we had the last couple games. We didn't blow them out of the water or anything, but we had a very sharp game."...
Drew Thomas, Scott County Central (01/12/09)
If there had been a Most Valuable Player for the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament, it would have been Scott County Central's Drew Thomas. The senior guard scored 122 points in four tournament games to lead all scorers by a wide margin and lead the Braves (11-1) to their first championship in the tournament since 1990...
Networks play up inauguration on web (01/12/09)
NEW YORK -- In all their planning to cover Barack Obama's inauguration as the nation's 44th president, television networks have paid particular attention to people who must spend their day in front of a computer. CBS News has built a special inauguration website to show its coverage Jan. ...
'Slumdog Millionaire' wins 4 at Golden Globes (01/12/09)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "Slumdog Millionaire" lived up to its underdog theme at Sunday's Golden Globes, sweeping all four of its categories, including best drama and director for Danny Boyle. Kate Winslet won two Globes all on her own, best dramatic actress for "Revolutionary Road" and supporting actress for "The Reader." "The Wrestler" also had two, dramatic actor for Mickey Rourke and best song for Bruce Springsteen...
Coffee talk with Janet Woods-Jackson (01/12/09)
Coffee has long been a staple for the working American, the studious collegian and many others. With the arrival of winter, a hot cup of joe can be soothing to the soul. Broadway Books and Roasting Co. is one of several locally owned coffee shops in Cape Girardeau. ...
People on the move 1/12/09 (01/12/09)
Three join Southeast Missouri Hospital oncology staff Three physicians with experience in the treatment of cancer have joined the medical staff and Hematology-Oncology Associates of Southeast Missouri Hospital. Robert K. Oldham is director of Hematology-Oncology Associates. ...
Delta Queen could become floating hotel (01/12/09)
CINCINNATI — The owner of the Delta Queen riverboat is considering leasing the national landmark as a floating hotel.A vice president for the boat's parent company, Ambassadors International of Newport Beach, Calif., says the company has contacted several cities about a potential lease.The 82-year-old sternwheeler is scheduled to shut down because Congress has refused to grant another exemption from a federal law that bans more than 50 overnight passengers on boats that are largely made of wood. ...
Raymond Garrett Jr. (01/12/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. — Raymond Garrett Jr., 60, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center in Jonesboro. He was born June 25, 1948, in Anna, Ill., the son of Raymond and Frances Louise Brimm Garrett Sr. He married Vera M. Dillow...
Tim Stokes (01/12/09)
LICK CREEK, Ill. — Tim Evans Stokes, 94, of Lick Creek died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Feb. 4, 1914, in the Lick Creek area, son of Matthew and Lucinda Keller Stokes. He married Lettie Marie Tucker on June 6, 1959, in Murphysboro, Ill. She died Aug. 8, 1991...
Heather Hornberger (01/12/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Heather A. Hornberger 33, of Perryville died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at home. She was born June 16, 1975, in Chester, Ill., daughter of Dale and Sandy Alms Koenig. On May 24, 1997, she married Michael Hornberger in Perryville...
Gregory Ryan (01/12/09)
Gregory Michael Ryan, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Chapel. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Melba LaRose (01/12/09)
ST. PETERS, Mo. — Melba L. LaRose, 81, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at St. Peters Manor in St. Peters. She was born Nov. 8, 1927, at Fremont, Mo., daughter of David and Elizabeth Lane. She married Alvin LaRose, who died March 26, 1995...
Charles Friedline (01/12/09)
ANNA, Ill. — Charles David Friedline, 83, of Anna died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the City Care Center in Anna. Friends are asked to go directly to the graveside for services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro, Ill., with military honors at the graveside by the Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 in Anna...
Police report 1/12/09 (01/12/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Cedric John Lucious, 20, 1020 N. West End Blvd., was arrested on three Cape Girardeau warrants for contempt of court for failure to pay fines...
Fire report 1/12/09 (01/12/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 3:54 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1000 block of Jefferson Avenue. n At 5:50 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South Silver Springs Road...
Prayer 1/12/09 (01/12/09)
Bless our work and our thoughts as we teach others to honor you, O God, through our efforts. Amen.
Southeast Missouri Hospital breaks ground for cancer center (01/12/09)
n Southeast Missouri Hospital schedules Wednesday groundbreaking: Last year Saint Francis Medical Center broke ground on its $84 million, 180,000-square-foot Heart Hospital and Cancer Institute, with an expected fall 2011 opening. This Wednesday at 2 p.m., Southeast Missouri Hospital will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its $33 million, 49,200-square-foot cancer center. ...
No point in quaking over fears of disasters (01/12/09)
Just a few hours after State Emergency Management Region E coordinator Mark Winkler and Dick Knaup, Cape Girardeau County emergency management director, visited Cape Girardeau County commissioners to discuss emergency management plans, a 6.1-magnitude temblor struck just north of Costa Rica. A day later and much closer to home, the earth shook a bit near Glenallen, Mo., in what scientists are calling a 2.5-magnitude quake...
On the bright side ... (01/12/09)
Recent months have produced a steady stream of news about businesses closing and employees out of jobs. Southeast Missouri has seen its share of these reports. But all the news hasn't been gloomy. There have been several bright spots: n Both Saint Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau have announced major new facilities that, together, will involve construction spending of more than $100 million...
Speak Out 1/12/09 (01/12/09)
Thinking for us I WONDER if anybody has ever stopped to think about how much our news media, especially the commentators on TV, try to tell us what to believe. They interpret, supposedly, what somebody else has said and tell us what they said and what we need to believe. ...
Roller Skating Memories (01/12/09)
The Hanover Lutheran Church Quonset Hut walls contain many good memories for the citizens of Cape Girardeau. It was once "the" place to roller skate in Cape Girardeau. This photo was taken in June of 2008. Quonset Huts were developed during World War I, but made popular during World War II. The Quonset Hut came down the week of January 5, 2009...
Cute Pet (01/12/09)
Everyone meet Babe! She loves attention, she believes she is a lap dog and at 50 lbs it is hard to consider, and she loves any type of toy, but they never seem to last but 5 minutes before she has them tore to shreds.
Saying Goodbye to the Quonset Hut (01/12/09)
The Hanover Lutheran Church Quonset Hut walls contain many good memories for the citizens of Cape Girardeau. It was once "the" place to roller skate in Cape Girardeau. Quonset Huts were developed during World War I, but made popular during World War II. The Quonset Hut came down the week of January 5, 2009. This photo is all that remains on January 11, 2009. Hanover Lutheran Church built a new Activity Center in 2008...
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