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This afternoon on seMissourian.com (03/17/09)
Can old children's books actually be a health hazard to your kids?That's the question some are asking after the Consumer Product Safety Commission urged libraries to take children's books printed before 1986 off shelves because of the possibility of high levels of lead in the ink.Click here to read more.. ...
Highway 61 reduced (03/17/09)
SIKESTON, MO. — Routine bridge maintenance is the reason drivers will find Highway 61 reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. MoDOT crews will be working on the bridge located one mile north of Route KK at Old Appleton. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area...
Scott City's Pavestone plant supplies products to six-state area (03/17/09)
Without such technological advances as its robot, Pavestone general manager Rex Livingston doubts his manufacturing facility could produce the 8 to 10 million units of stone products it makes on an annual basis. Livingston said the robot can do the work of five employees, stacking pallets at a rate of three minutes per pallet. Each pallet can hold 64 bags of Pavestone's products...
Disney Teacher of the Year finalist to speak to retired teachers Friday at Southeast (03/17/09)
The Missouri State Teachers Association Southeast Region Department of Retired Teachers will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Missouriana/Indian Room in the University Center at Southeast Missouri State University. Jim Word, a finalist for Disney Teacher of the Year, will be the speaker. There is a charge for lunch. For more information, call Al Mason at 334-6734 or Mary Wilhite at 335-9201...
New labels give shoppers information on where meat comes from (03/17/09)
As he selected chicken for grilling Monday at Schnucks supermarket, Al Davisson didn't know that there's something new on the package he chose -- a notice that the chicken inside was raised in the U.S. As of Monday, shoppers will have more information about where their food comes from under a new federal law requiring most fresh meats, along with some fruits, vegetables and other foods, to list where the food originated. ...
Woodland Booster Club to hold fundraiser dinner, auction March 28 (03/17/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — The Woodland Booster Club will hold a fundraiser auction March 28 at Woodland Cardinal Cafe on the school campus on Highway 34 in Marble Hill. The event will consist of a silent auction starting at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6:30. ...
Cape man pleads guilty after discovery of firearm; second Cape man sentenced for drugs, firearms (03/17/09)
The office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway released the following items. Pleaded guilty Name: James E. Walker Age: 53 Residence: Cape Girardeau Sentence: maximum 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Summary: On Feb. 7, 2007, officers executing a search warrant discovered a loaded semiautomatic pistol in the bedroom of Walker's residence. Walker's previous convictions prohibit him from possessing firearms. Sentencing is set for June 15...
Missouri Department of Revenue seeking bids to run Jackson license office (03/17/09)
The Missouri Department of Revenue is accepting proposals to operate the Jackson license office. The office, currently operated by lawyer and developer Gerri Jones, is at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Jones said in January he intends to submit a bid to retain control of the operation...
Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King tribute planned for Sunday in Cape Girardeau (03/17/09)
The fourth annual Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King tribute will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. James AME Church, 516 North St. in Cape Girardeau. For more information, call Debra Mitchell-Braxton at 573-979-0213.
New McKendree United Methodist Men group plan fish and chicken tender meal (03/17/09)
The New McKendree United Methodist Men will hold a fish and chicken tender meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at New McKendree Celebration Center on Highway 25 in Jackson. The meal will also consist of baked beans, spiral potatoes, coleslaw, dessert and beverages. Children younger than 5 eat free, and carryouts will be available...
Cape Girardeau County pursues use of old federal building (03/17/09)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners signed a formal application Monday for the old federal building at 339 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. "The existing facility [the Court of Common Pleas] has long outlived its usefulness, but the construction of a new building is beyond our means," the commissioners' cover letter said, adding the move "seems to us to pass the basic test of common sense."...
St. Louis schools want to remove lead from 25 elementaries (03/17/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis school district said it wants to reduce potential lead paint hazards at 25 elementary schools before the start of the next school year, welcome news for families concerned about their children's school environment. School Board chief executive officer Rick Sullivan said Monday the board last week approved about $5.4 million to abate the lead, with work to begin in May or June and be completed by August. ...
St. Louis church taps into Mexican heritage for Lent (03/17/09)
ST. LOUIS — The cafeteria kitchen at St. Cecilia is packed shoulder to shoulder with more than two dozen volunteers working assembly-line style to prepare food for a crowd of 600 or more. It's Lent, which means Friday fish-fry season, a tradition that goes back decades for this and dozens of other parishes and institutions across the metropolitan area...
Fredericktown couple found dead in home (03/17/09)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Police are investigating after a couple was found dead in their home in the Southeast Missouri town of Fredericktown. Police chief John Wright said a neighbor found the bodies of John and Pamela Arn on Saturday night. Investigators believe they died that morning. Both had gunshot wounds to the head...
Researchers discover ankle-biter size dinosaur (03/17/09)
WASHINGTON -- Imagine a vicious velociraptor like those in "Jurassic Park," but only as big as a modern chicken. That's what Canadian researchers say they have found, the smallest meat-eating dinosaur yet discovered in North America. This pint-sized cousin of velociraptor, weighing in at 4 to 5 pounds, "probably hunted and ate whatever it could for its size -- insects, mammals, amphibians and maybe even baby dinosaurs," according to Nicholas Longrich of the University of Calgary...
Airports' homeless resist efforts to remove them (03/17/09)
ATLANTA -- Life has taken Roger Gleen up and down the East Coast, and on this night the weary traveler settles into a chair in the corner of the world's busiest airport. His bags propped neatly beside him, Gleen is among a dozen or so ticketless passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, folks with no destination in mind...
Rivalry stymies goals for wind power (03/17/09)
WASHINGTON -- While the Obama administration has touted offshore renewable energy development, a turf fight between two federal agencies has stymied the government's ability to issue rules needed to approve wind energy projects off America's coasts...
New challenges arise for minorities in 2010 census (03/17/09)
What seems like a simple question -- How many Hispanics are living in the United States? -- has become complex as the 2010 census approaches. Hispanics and other minorities have historically been undercounted in the once-a-decade survey. Advocacy groups are now launching their traditional efforts to ensure an accurate count, but a variety of factors have created new problems for the painting of America's official portrait...
NASA says space station safe from orbiting junk (03/17/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA says the international space station is safe from an orbiting piece of satellite junk and does not need to move out of the way. Mission Control assured station commander Mike Fincke on Monday evening that the debris would remain at a safe distance from the space station. Earlier in the day, experts warned the piece of junk might come within a half-mile of the outpost, and that the station might need to steer away...
Eleven suspects held for Northern Ireland killings (03/17/09)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Police arrested two more suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents Monday in their investigation into this month's killings of British soldiers and police in Northern Ireland -- a wave of violence that a leading backer of IRA dissidents described as inevitable...
Austrian man admits to incest with daughter, denies enslavement and murder charges (03/17/09)
ST. POELTEN, Austria — An Austrian who fathered seven children with a daughter he held captive in a squalid cellar for 24 years refused to even speak to her for years, coming only to rape her, often in front of the youngsters, a prosecutor said Monday...
Unbeaten Connecticut will start at home in pursuit of its sixth NCAA title (03/17/09)
Connecticut's quest for the fifth perfect season in NCAA history will begin at home. The undefeated Huskies earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament Monday night and will open against Vermont at Storrs. Nine teams have entered the NCAA tournament unbeaten; only four have emerged unscathed. UConn and coach Geno Auriemma were the last in 2002...
Morehead St. helps tip off tourney (03/17/09)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Neither Alabama State nor Morehead State has been to the NCAA tournament recently. But Alabama State's five-year absence pales to that of Morehead State, which hasn't played in the tourney for a quarter century. "It makes it very special," Morehead State coach Donnie Tyndall said Monday...
Big 12 basketball coaches say conference gets little respect (03/17/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After fuming for years that an East Coast bias hurts their league, Big 12 coaches have picked up a credible ally. Jeff Capel, who played at Duke and in Virginia before becoming coach at Oklahoma, says they're right. "Many people look at this part of the country as football," said Capel, whose Sooners are seeded No. 2 in the South Region. "I was there until I came here, and that's what I thought when I lived there."...
The smallest Redhawk provides big spark (03/17/09)
Tony Spencer is pleased but realistic about his current status as one of the Ohio Valley Conference's top hitters. "It's all good, until a slump comes," he said with a smile. "Baseball is a game of ups and downs. You have to ride out the good times because there's a time you'll be begging for hits."...
La Russa has yet to designate a closer (03/17/09)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Tony La Russa could go with one of the fireballing kids: Chris Perez or Jason Motte. There's veteran Ryan Franklin, who had 17 saves in 25 chances last year when he took over from Jason Isringhausen. Maybe it'll be a mix of all three...
Rivals return to competitive golf (03/17/09)
MIAMI -- His return to competition was long overdue. After an absence of just over eight months, as speculation intensified whether his best golf was behind him, he now looks as good as ever and has helped bring some buzz back to the PGA Tour. He might even be considered the favorite at Augusta National...
Health calendar 3/17/09 (03/17/09)
Today Tremor screening on SHOW Mobile A neurologist at Southeast Health on Wheels Mobile will do tremor screening. Participants should bring a list of medications they are taking. Call 800-800-5123 for more information. When: 9 a.m. to noon...
Joint effort: Doctors use team approach to help patients recover mobility (03/17/09)
Geneva Robinson has always feared the water, but she's learned to get past it. Robinson, 73, visits a pool twice a week, wearing her new green bathing suit, as part of a therapy routine for her knee replacement. At home, with help from daughter Vera Sterling, she repeats some of the same exercises, which will help make the muscles around her knee flexible. Exercise is helping her regain mobility and help manage her diabetes, she said...
Paul Rudd's awkward side back in 'I Love You, Man' (03/17/09)
NEW YORK -- When Paul Rudd tells an embarrassing story, he leaves in details other celebrities might be too proud to reveal. The 39-year-old actor cringes with amusement as he remembers the time, less than two weeks ago, when he got caught in an awkward situation while promoting his new comedy "I Love You, Man" in Toronto. Rudd, taking a bathroom break with co-star Jason Segel before a TV interview, thought it'd be funny to pull his drawers down to his ankles...
Leno adds 2nd free show for Michigan's unemployed (03/17/09)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jay Leno has added a second free show for the Detroit area's unemployed. Heavy demand for the April 7 show at The Palace of Auburn Hills prompted organizers to add a second performance April 8, said Jeff Corey, spokesman for the venue...
Obama blisters AIG, promises to try to block bonuses (03/17/09)
WASHINGTON -- Joining a wave of public anger, President Obama blistered insurance giant AIG for "recklessness and greed" Monday and pledged to try to block it from handing its executives $165 million in bonuses after taking billions in federal bailout money...
Stocks give up small part of gains following four-day rally (03/17/09)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's big rally fizzled -- and maybe that's OK. Analysts said Monday's pullback after a four-session surge didn't necessarily signal that traders were reconsidering their newfound optimism about financial stocks, a main driver behind last week's advance...
Study: Mortgage fraud reports increase 26 percent for 2008 (03/17/09)
WASHINGTON -- The mortgage industry, applying far more scrutiny after a tidal wave of defaults, reported a record number of mortgage fraud incidents last year, with Rhode Island making its first appearance as the nation's top fraud hot spot. The number of mortgage fraud reports among loans made last year grew 26 percent from a year earlier, according to a study released Monday by the Mortgage Asset Research Institute...
Prosecutors seek money from wife of Madoff, too (03/17/09)
NEW YORK -- Bernard Madoff's wife could theoretically claim more than $100 million in assets -- and should forfeit it all, according to federal prosecutors. The move by prosecutors seeks the court's help in recovering $22 million in Madoff properties, all of which are solely in Ruth Madoff's name except for one $3 million property. It also seeks $62 million in cash and securities in her name, $10 million in furnishings in the properties and $10 million for a yacht and other boats...
Obama to direct $15 billion from bailout plan to help small businesses (03/17/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama freed billions of dollars to help the nation's small businesses Monday, hoping to get credit flowing again to Main Street, not just Wall Street. He heaped praise on the little guys of American industry, often overshadowed in the blitz of government bailouts...
Newt Barber (03/17/09)
Newt Barber DEXTER, Mo. -- Newt Barber, 88, of Dexter died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born June 11, 1920, at Dexter, son of William and Ida Randolph Barber. He and Maxine Courter were married Feb. 19, 1944, in Piggott, Ark...
Clara Mitchell (03/17/09)
Clara Mitchell PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Clara Marie Mitchell, 88, of Oregon, formerly of Perryville, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Willamette Falls Hospital in Oregon City, Ore. She was born Oct. 16, 1920, in Dunklin County, Mo., daughter of Leo John and Bertha Mae Pitts Moonier. She was married July 3, 1956, to John Robert Mitchell. He died Nov. 4, 1971...
Terry Diebold (03/17/09)
Terry Diebold DEXTER, Mo. -- Terry Diebold, 66, of Dexter died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at his home. He was born April 9, 1942, in Scott County, Mo., son of Albert and Gladys Glueck Diebold. He and Lois Stuart were married in May 1981 at Jackson. Diebold served in the U.S. National Guard...
Lawrence Badders (03/17/09)
Lawrence Badders DECATUR, Ind. -- Lawrence Earl Badders, 86, of Decatur died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur. He was born July 18, 1922, in Chaffee, Mo., son of Samuel Eli and Bertha Wisner Badders. He and Sadie Mae Myers were married in 1947 in Missouri. She died Sept. 2, 1973...
Alda Griffin-Josey (03/17/09)
Alda Griffin-Josey Alda Louise Griffin-Josey, 76, of Gordonville died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at her home. She was born July 3, 1932, in Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Lewis Emmanuel and Edna Josephine Johnson Mansker. She first married Paul Griffin in 1967. He died in 1993. She later married Kenneth Josey...
Dr. John McAllister (03/17/09)
Dr. John G. "Jerry" McAllister, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born June 28, 1928, in Leslie County, Ky., son of August and Nellie Brockhuiszen McAllister. He and Betty Kidder were married June 6, 1949, in Des Moines, Iowa...
Esther O'Daniel (03/17/09)
Esther O'Daniel ANNA, Ill.-- Esther V. O'Daniel, 90, of Anna died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Anna, daughter of Herman and Rosa Mae Hinkle Kupfer. She and Merle K. O'Daniel were married March 25, 1936, in Murphysboro, Ill. He died in February 1992...
Blanche Stubblefield (03/17/09)
Blanche Stubblefield SIKESTON, Mo. -- Blanche Stubblefield, 100, of Sikeston died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 17, 1908, in McMullin, Mo., daughter of William Thomas and Amanda Birdie Lennox Stubblefield...
Births 3/17/09 (03/17/09)
Pederson Son to Brandon Charles and Jessica Diane Pederson of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:02 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009. Name, Andy Charles. Weight, 9 pounds, 6 ounces. First child. Mrs. Pederson is the former Jessica Flint, daughter of Greg and Sheila Flint of Rolla, Mo. She is employed by Cape Girardeau School District at Jefferson Elementary. Pederson is the son of Charles and Vicki Pederson of Rolla. He is employed with Northwestern Mutual...
Police report 3/17/09 (03/17/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Clint A. Carlton, 23, of Carbondale, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and no headlights. n A subject is in custody pending charges for resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated, no Missouri operator's license and failure to yield to emergency vehicle...
Fire report 3/17/09 (03/17/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded the following call Sunday: n At 7:14 p.m., emergency medical service at Sycamore Street. Firefighters responded the following calls Monday: n At 1:26 a.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Whitener Street...
Out of the past 3/17/09 (03/17/09)
25 years ago: March 17, 1984 A resolution is to be taken up by the city council when it meets Wednesday proposing that Cape Girardeau enter into an agreement with the Chamber of Commerce to establish a convention and tourism bureau, which would begin operation here next month...
Teens have opportunities for success in their lives (03/17/09)
William Moore gives youngsters at the Girardot Center for Youth a clear message with the example of how he turned around his life, got a college degree and is likely headed for the NFL When teenagers mess up their lives with drugs, booze and crime, it is all too easy to write them off as failures who have little chance of success in life. ...
Speak Out 3/17/09 (03/17/09)
Everyone is bullied EVERY kid gets bullied at school. I got bullied. Just like you get pampered at home, you get bullied at school. It helps you become who you are. Character, that's what is about. Deal with it and quit whining. Voting for spending...
Prayer 3/17/09 (03/17/09)
For more riches than a pot of gold, we put our faith in you, O God. Amen.
Cape Girardeau Evening Optimist Boys Church League Basketball Tournament 2009 (03/17/09)
High School Division 2nd Place Winner Cape Community, coach Kevin Rockhill (March 15, 2009)
Cape Girardeau Evening Optimist Boys Church League Basketball Tournament 2009 (03/17/09)
Grade 4 2nd Place Winner St. Mary's Blue Jays, Coaches Steve Direrger and Scott Arnen (March 15, 2009)
Cape Girardeau Evening Optimist Boys Church League Basketball Tournament 2009 (03/17/09)
Grades 5-7 1st Place Winner New Bethel, coach Tommy Delph (March 15, 2009)
Cape Girardeau Evening Optimist Boys Church League Basketball Tournament 2009 (03/17/09)
4th Grade Division 1st Place Winner St. Vincent Bobcats, Coach Scott Siemens (March 15, 2009)
Master's Class Offered by Storytellers (03/17/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. The Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitors Bureau announces details of a unique Master's class opportunity. On April 3rd-5th, the second annual "Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival: Where the River Turns a Thousand Tales" will take place on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River. ...
Storytelling Festival Around the Corner (03/17/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU,MO. On April 3rd-5th, the second annual "Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival: Where the River Turns a Thousand Tales," will take place on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River. This multi-generational, family-friendly event features the talents of Bil Lepp, Andy Offutt Irwin, Bobby Norfolk and Barbara McBride Smith, four of the nation's best storytellers. ...
Cape Girardeau Evening Optimist Boys Church League Basketball Tournament 2009 (03/17/09)
High School Division 1st Place Winner Centenary, coach Mitch Robinson (March 15, 2009)
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