[SeMissourian.com] Fog/Mist ~ 57°F  
River stage: 21.99 ft. Falling
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Stories from Saturday, April 11, 2009

One dead after Saturday morning shooting in Sikeston (04/11/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- One person is dead after a shooting that took place at a Sikeston home early Saturday morning. According to a Sikeston Department of Public Safety news release, Sikeston police were called to 902B Montgomery St. around 1 a.m. on a report of a gunshot fired. Police found a 29-year-old man on a couch sitting next to a woman who was slumped over, with blood on her shirt, according to the news release...
Law may expand A-Plus scholarship program (04/11/09)
A state scholarship program that helps fund two-year degrees could be expanded to include four-year degrees, possibly increasing its use locally. State lawmakers are working on legislation to expand the A-Plus Scholarship program, a state-funded initiative that provides money for high school students to attend a community college after graduation. ...
DNC 'Listening Tour' to stop in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday (04/11/09)
A Missouri leader of President Obama's ongoing political organization will visit Cape Girardeau on Tuesday for a meeting with volunteers from last year's campaign and other supporters. Dan Herman, state director for Organizing for America in Missouri, will hold the "Listening Tour" stop at 7 p.m. Tuesday in room 125 of Dempster Hall on the Southeast Missouri State University campus...
Cape Girardeau man charged with statutory sodomy for Feb. incidents (04/11/09)
A 42-year-old Cape Girardeau man faces four counts of statutory sodomy and a $20,000 cash-only conditional bond on charges stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred in February at a Cape Girardeau apartment. Cameron D. Beasley, 3002 Themis St., Apt. 1, was arrested Thursday...
LaCroix Cross gets new home at old church (04/11/09)
The Good Friday relocation of the Cape LaCroix Cross brought the landmark to what church members hope will be its final home at Old St. Vincent's Church. A crew from Boulder Construction Co., a division of the Rhodes Group, finished moving the concrete cross from its original location on North Kingshighway on Friday morning. The cross now resides at the southeast corner of the church property at the intersection of William and Main streets...
Nell Holcomb bus driver finished afternoon route following head-on collision Wednesday morning (04/11/09)
A school bus driver involved in a crash last week that left 13 injured made her afternoon rounds the same day as the wreck, school and public safety officials said. All of the children, students at Nell Holcomb, treated after the accident suffered relatively minor injuries and were released from the hospital by noon the same day as the accident, said East County Fire Protection District chief Dwayne Kirchhoff...
Soggy conditions move egg hunt to Osage Centre again (04/11/09)
For the second year in a row, the 16th annual Schnuck's Easter Egg Hunt was held indoors at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau because of soggy conditions. Beginning at 9 a.m. with children ages 2 to 3 -- and with a little bit of help from parents -- the floor was picked clean of a variety of treats within a few minutes...
Weather brings Way of the Cross participants of many faiths into Old St. Vincent's Church (04/11/09)
The ninth annual Way of the Cross in Cape Girardeau was somewhat lighter to bear this year, in both weight and travel. In observance of Good Friday, a cross was to be carried through the city. The route was to start at Old St. Vincent's Church and make 14 stops along the way, including the Main Street Clock and the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus...
Ex-deputy charged in 1979 Cape homicide (04/11/09)
For the past 20 years, Cape Girardeau police felt they had a good idea who was responsible for the 1979 unsolved murder of Deborah L. Martin but lacked sufficient evidence to make an arrest in the case. That changed late Friday afternoon when Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle announced that Max Allen Ellison Jr., 61, had been arrested at his Nixa, Mo., home on charges of first-degree murder and robbery...
Roadwork to be performed in Southeast Missouri (04/11/09)
City to smooth Southern Expressway Cape Girardeau will begin a project Monday to smooth the surface of Southern Expressway between Kingshighway and Sprigg Street. Workers will be diamond-grinding the concrete surface, removing ridges and bumps that jar cars using the road. ...
Illinois lawmakers look to raise cigarette tax again (04/11/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- One of Bill McCloskey's gas stations used to sell 110,000 packs of cigarettes a month before a $2 Cook County sales tax kicked in three years ago. Now it sells 17,000. Then the cost went up again, thanks to a 62-cent federal tobacco tax increase April 1. That's dropped McCloskey's cigarette sales another 12 percent from last April...
Stolen plane suspect to have mental evaluation (04/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge on Friday ordered a psychiatric evaluation for the man accused of stealing a plane in Canada and flying over several states before landing along a southern Missouri highway. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Mummert ordered the evaluation of Adam Dylan Leon, 31, during a brief court hearing in St. Louis...
Tornado kills 2, injures 41 in central Tenn. (04/11/09)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- A tornado killed a woman and her 9-week-old infant and also injured dozens Friday in central Tennessee as a line of storms lifted homes, ripped off roofs and dumped hail in the Southeast. Elsewhere, a tornado touched down in southwestern Kentucky, injuring two people and destroying homes. A possible tornado was reported in northeast Alabama. And large hail fell in North Carolina...
72 Missouri pension system workers got $460,000 in bonuses (04/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Investment and operations staff at the Missouri State Employees Retirement System received $460,000 in bonuses as the pension system investments lost nearly a third of its value last year. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that all 72 workers for the retirement system drew bonus payments. The newspaper had earlier reported that the system's 14-member investment team pulled down $300,000 in bonuses in February...
President says economy showing 'glimmers of hope' (04/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama declared Friday the slumping economy has begun to show "glimmers of hope" but cautioned that it remains severely stressed and will require lots more work to turn it around. Once criticized for talking too pessimistically about the economy, Obama is highlighting the positive...
Seventh surgery shows face transplants gaining ground (04/11/09)
Five years ago, it was the stuff of science fiction: Replace someone's face with one from a dead donor. But Thursday, Boston doctors performed the world's seventh such transplant -- less than a week after one in France -- and plans are in the works for more...
'Asymmetrical' warfare not new for U.S. Navy (04/11/09)
NEW YORK -- Not for the first time, a powerful U.S. naval fleet designed for all-out war must find a way to swat belligerent mosquitoes -- in this case, pirates holding hostage the captain of a container ship in a lifeboat off the African coast...
Procter & Gamble Tide bottle to aid disaster relief (04/11/09)
CINCINNATI -- The Procter & Gamble Co. is rolling out a special Tide detergent bottle to help support disaster relief. The containers reaching retailers' shelves this month highlight the faces of people in disaster areas aided by Tide's "Loads of Hope" program. It has provided mobile laundry service in disaster areas such as New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Waterloo, Iowa, after flooding and California during wildfires...
Report: U.S. toughens terms for automaker creditors (04/11/09)
NEW YORK -- The federal government is pushing for tougher concessions from the creditors of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, according to a published report, as the troubled automakers face looming deadlines to restructure or seek bankruptcy protection...
Christian faithful gather for Good Friday in Jerusalem (04/11/09)
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of Christian clergymen, worshippers and pilgrims thronged the alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City, chanting hymns and bearing crosses as they marked Good Friday by retracing Jesus' final footsteps. Hundreds attended prayers Friday morning at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Christian tradition says Jesus was crucified and resurrected...
China's birth limits create dangerous gender gap (04/11/09)
BEIJING -- China has 32 million more young men than young women -- a gender gap that could lead to increasing crime -- because parents facing strict birth limits abort female fetuses to have a son, a study released Friday said. The imbalance is expected to steadily worsen among people of childbearing age over the next two decades and could trigger a slew of social problems, including a possible spike in crime by young men unable to find female partners, said an author of the report published in the BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal.. ...
5 U.S. soldiers, 2 Iraqis killed in Mosul (04/11/09)
BAGHDAD -- A suicide truck driver detonated a ton of explosives near a police headquarters in the northern city of Mosul on Friday, killing five American soldiers in the deadliest attack against U.S. troops in more than a year. The U.S. military said Iraqi police were the bomber's target and that the Americans were caught up as bystanders...
Hostage fails in bid to escape pirates (04/11/09)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- An American skipper held hostage by pirates tried to swim to freedom Friday but was recaptured seconds later when the bandits opened fire within view of a U.S. destroyer. Four Somali pirates, who are demanding a ransom, were ready to kill Capt. Richard Phillips if they are attacked, according to a Somali in contact with the captors...
Scheible refuses to sit on past success (04/11/09)
At this time last year, Matt Scheible was a high school senior months away from beginning his college football career. Now Scheible is solidly established as Southeast Missouri State's No. 1 quarterback as he goes through his first spring practice with the Redhawks...
Losing streak hits 11 for Redhawks (04/11/09)
The struggles for the Southeast Missouri State softball team continued Friday. Southeast saw its losing streak reach 11 games as the Redhawks fell 2-1 and 8-2 in an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader at Tennessee-Martin. The Redhawks are 12-19 overall and 3-8 in OVC play as they remained eighth in the nine-team league. UTM improved to 24-17 and 8-7...
Southeast breaks record in 25-2 loss (04/11/09)
Southeast Missouri State's hot start in Ohio Valley Conference play was interrupted with a record-setting thud. Murray State destroyed the Redhawks 25-2 on Friday in the opener of a three-game series in Murray, Ky. According to Southeast's media guide, the Redhawks allowed the most runs in a game in program history. The previous record came in a 24-2 loss at Eastern Kentucky in 1997...
Area digest 4/11 (04/11/09)
Long captures medalist honors Vickie Long took home medalist honors at the weekly Ladies Day at Kimbeland Country Club. Harriet Drusch won A flight, Dixie Jones won B flight and Shelia George was the winner in C flight. Mabrey team takes first place...
St. Louis survives another shaky ninth inning (04/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals reliever Kyle McClellan got up in the bullpen Friday night to throw what he thought would be a side session. A few minutes later he was called in to save a game. McClellan ended up getting the final two outs against the Houston Astros in relief of rookie Jason Motte, who struggled again by giving up two hits to three batters to start the ninth, and St. Louis held on for a 5-3 win...
Blues clinch playoff berth (04/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Keith Tkachuk is one of only two players left on the St. Louis Blues' roster from the last playoff run. A big game from the 37-year-old veteran helped them make it to the postseason again after a three-season drought. Tkachuk scored twice for the first time since opening night and added an assist in a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night...
Easter lilies have special meaning for some (04/11/09)
Though it does not hold the same level of celebrity in its holiday use as, say, the Christmas tree, the Easter lily with its white, trumpet-shaped blooms holds a strong association with Easter. Easter lilies often appear in shops and churches this time every year...
Easter services (04/11/09)
n 6:30 a.m., old Mississippi River Bridge Overlook, Cape Girardeau...
Religion calendar 4/11/09 (04/11/09)
Luncheon Christian Women's Club hosts a luncheon, inspirational speaker and music at the Elks Lodge. There is a cost. When: 11 a.m. Monday Where: 639 Elks Lane, Cape Girardeau Easter drama First Pentecostal Church recreates a trip through the life of Jesus with the Easter drama "Simply Jesus,"...
Reflections: Observing Lent prepares you for Easter (04/11/09)
People have different ways they observe the season of Lent. You may choose to eat less, attend church or Mass more often or forgo some pleasure. But what does Lent mean to you? Will Easter bring greater joy in your life because of what happened to you during Lent?...
As humans, we need Easter (04/11/09)
You know those signs that say "Don't even think about parking here!"? Immediately upon reading the sign I thought about it. That's why I need Easter. When we are born we come hard-wired and fully equipped for rebellion. Ask any parent of a toddler when they taught their child to rebel against them. ...
Fawcett released from L.A. hospital (04/11/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Farrah Fawcett has been released from a Los Angeles hospital after being treated for internal bleeding not directly related to her cancer, People.com reported. The 62-year-old actress, who starred in the "Charlie's Angels" TV series, was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006...
Publisher to release new batch of Vonnegut stories (04/11/09)
NEW YORK -- A posthumous collection of short stories by Kurt Vonnegut will be released this November. The collection, called "Look at the Birdie," contains 14 stories by the author of "Slaughterhouse-Five" and other works, Delacorte Press announced Friday...
Ralph Evers (04/11/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ralph J. Evers, 79, of Advance passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 26, 1929, in St. Louis, son of John and Elizabeth Mc­Kenna Evers. Ralph was a pharmacist and owned and operated Advance Pharmacy 27 years. He was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. He was a benefactor for Southeast Missouri State University Theater Department and the Advance School Foundation...
Cecilia Gibbar (04/11/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cecilia M. Gibbar, 91, formerly of Perryville, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at Parkside Meadows Nursing Center in St. Charles, Mo. She was born April 23, 1917, at Lithium, Mo., daughter of Henry L. and Magdalen M. Brewer Maddock. She and Percy J. Gibbar Sr. were married Oct. 25, 1941, at Brewer, Mo. He died April 27, 2001...
John Reece (04/11/09)
John W. Reece Sr., 81, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Wichita, Kan., son of Floyd and Edna May Springer Reece. He and Dorothy J. Helten were married Feb. 27, 1946, at St. Joseph's Church in Wichita, and to this union two sons were born: John W. Jr. of Rolla, Mo., and Donald E. of Olathe, Kan...
Jack Troy Sr. (04/11/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jack L. Troy Sr., 74, of Marble Hill died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at his home. He was born June 2, 1934, in Dyersburg, Tenn., son of William Harris and Sue Kathyrn Hendren Troy. He first married Cherry A. Bryan on June 25, 1954. He and Jeanie D. Wells were married Oct. 21, 1985...
Births 4/11/09 (04/11/09)
Tranter; Shuffler; Eftink; Wickware; Winfield; Burrows; Parker; Rodgers; Pursell; Hunt; Daugherty
Fire report 4/11/09 (04/11/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Police report 4/11/09 (04/11/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Thefts; Property damage; Jackson: Arrests; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 4/11/09 (04/11/09)
25 years ago: April 11, 1984 More than a dozen years of service to the Cape Girardeau School District came to an official end last night when Dr. C. John Ritter stepped down from his seat on the school board; Ritter didn't seek re-election this year, and his seat was taken by Carolyn Kelly...
Peter Kinder and 'Atlas Shrugged' (04/11/09)
On March 6, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder joined St. Louis Rams linebacker Chris Draft to raise funds for the American Lung Association. The annual Master the Met stair-climbing event highlights healthy lifestyles as participants climb 42 flights of stairs...
Keeping track of rape cases (04/11/09)
A yearlong review of rape reports by reporter Bridget DiCosmo, published in last Sunday's Southeast Missourian, noted some anomalies, particularly the high percentage -- more than half in the last three years -- of reported rapes that were later classified by police as unfounded...
Speak Out 4/11/09 (04/11/09)
Homeless shelter; Tellers in danger; Getting money back; Paying for security; Senior apartments; No demand; Outstanding photo
Prayer 4/11/09 (04/11/09)
O God, may we arise to newness of life though your great mercy and compassion. Amen.
Jackson's Bunnyville (04/11/09)
Ava Ragan shows off her painted face Saturday during "Bunnyville 2009" at Meier's Horse Shoe Pines in Jackson.
Sign of Spring (04/11/09)
A robin enjoys the sunshine of a beautiful spring day.
Schnuck's Easter Egg Hunt at Osage Center (04/11/09)
Lucas Skidmore is showing off the Easter goodies he collected at the Schnuck's Easter Egg Hunt.
Schnuck's Easter Egg Hunt at Osage Center (04/11/09)
Lucas Skidmore waits patiently for the Easter Egg hunt to begin.
Jackson's Bunnyville (04/11/09)
Meier's Horse Shoe Pines in Jackson hosted "Bunnyville 2009" for children with egg hunts, animals and Easter activities on April 11.
Front cover
April 2009
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar