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Health-care overhaul shouldn't be rushed, Rep. Jo Ann Emerson says (04/16/09)
Overhauling health insurance coverage in a way that can win support from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress is an idea that should not be rushed, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said Thursday.Speaking at the end of a two-hour forum on health care at Cross Trails Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Emerson noted that President Obama has called on Congress to enact sweeping changes that would cut deeply into the estimated 50 million Americans without health insurance. ...
Former Scott County employee sentenced for stealing from circuit court (04/16/09)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A former Scott County employee accused of stealing was sentenced Tuesday. Stacy Forck, who was charged with stealing for the theft of $2,688.50 from the Scott County Circuit Court on Nov. 12, was granted suspended imposition of sentence during her appearance Tuesday before Judge Fred Copeland. Forck was placed on two years unsupervised probation with the condition she make full restitution...
Jackson man accused of raping, assaulting, ex-girlfriend (04/16/09)
A 31-year-old Jackson man faces felony charges for allegedly raping, assaulting, and sodomizing a former girlfriend while he held her against her will in her mobile home. Daniel S. Reid was charged Thursday with forcible rape, forcible sodomy, felonious restraint and first-degree assault. ...
Suspected human remains found in Butler County (04/16/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Local and federal authorities began searching an area east of Poplar Bluff today after suspected human remains were found near the home of an elderly woman who has been missing for more than five years. "We've located what is possibly human remains within close proximity of Mary Grobe's residence," Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs explained Thursday morning...
Stove fire sends man to hospital (04/16/09)
An early morning stove fire inside a Cape Girardeau apartment sent one man to a local hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. At around 2:45 a.m. today the Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to 1826 Dunklin St. Apt. 4, where they discovered a cooking pot burning on the stove. The resident was already outside his apartment when firefighters arrived on the scene. The apartment sustained smoke damage...
Nearly 600 attend protest at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau (04/16/09)
After nearly two hours of speakers airing their grievances during the Cape Girardeau "tea party" protest at Capaha Park, the final speaker asked the crowd to take a look at themselves.Everyone on hand benefits from government programs, either by accepting a regular check from Uncle Sam or by participating in a government program that adds money to their pocket, Larry Bill of Jackson said to the crowd announced at nearly 600...
Jackson motorcyclist injured in crash at Shawneetown (04/16/09)
A Jackson man was injured Wednesday following a motorcycle crash on Route CC at Shawneetown. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Delwayne Wright, 57, was thrown from a Harley-Davidson after swerving to avoid another vehicle and running off the road. Wright was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center with moderate injuries, the patrol said...
Self-described 'juggalo' pleads guilty to assault (04/16/09)
A man who described himself as a "juggalo" pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to attempted assault on a law enforcement officer and third-degree assault. Robin C. Shelman, 23, of Oklahoma City received a sentence of 15 days in the Cape Girardeau County Jail for the third-degree assault and 30 days incarceration for the other charge. The sentences will run concurrently, and Shelman will receive credit for the 32 days already served...
'Killshot' DVD set to be released May 26, available for preorder (04/16/09)
The DVD version of the movie "Killshot" has been given an official release date. The DVD is available for preorder at Amazon.com and scheduled to be released May 26. The movie, partially filmed in Cape Girardeau in 2006, had a limited release in January but never came to Cape Girardeau movie theaters. ...
Pair of accidents slow Wednesday morning commute in Cape Girardeau (04/16/09)
Two motor vehicle accidents made for a slow morning commute for some in Cape Girardeau. The first wreck occurred around 7:50 a.m. at William Street and Interstate 55 and partially blocked the southbound exit ramp from the highway. ...
Saint Francis Medical Center implements new wristband policy (04/16/09)
Saint Francis Medical Center is the latest hospital in Missouri to adopt a new policy of using colored wristbands to communicate vital patient information. The policy, which goes into effect today, will use three colored wristbands to define a specific medical condition...
Suspect in 1979 murder arrives at Cape Girardeau County Jail (04/16/09)
A former Sikeston, Mo., man was transported to Cape Girardeau County Jail on Wednesday to stand trial in the murder of Deborah Martin, a 24-year-old business owner killed nearly 30 years ago in Cape Girardeau. Max Allen Ellison Jr., 61, was charged last week with first-degree murder and robbery in connection with Martin's death...
Cape Girardeau Starbucks locations spared from latest round of closures (04/16/09)
Cape Girardeau's two Starbucks have been spared from the latest round of closings by the Seattle-based coffee company. The company announced plans in January to close 200 of its stores, but the list was not released until this week. Dates for the exact closures have not been released...
Scott County commissioners tour damaged county roads (04/16/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County's roads are in not too bad of condition but still need a lot of repairs. Scott County commissioners toured about half of the county's roads with Norman Brant, county highway department superintendent, during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Neal Boyd CD to be available June 23, one day before Sikeston show (04/16/09)
Sikeston, Mo., native Neal E. Boyd's debut CD will be available in stores this summer a day before he appears in concert in his hometown. The CD, "My American Dream," and will be available to the public June 23, the Decca Records website reports. ...
Charleston busy getting ready for annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival (04/16/09)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Two months ago, Claudia Arington never would have thought the dogwood trees and azaleas in Charleston would look the way they do now. "Now, I truly think this year the stars of our Dogwood-Azalea Festival will be the azaleas," said the Charleston Chamber of Commerce director. "On Sunday when the sun was out I drove around town and the ones that are blooming are beautiful. They may be a little misshapen, but they are still pretty."...
KRCU works to counter ice storms with seedlings (04/16/09)
Brucee Woods, right, asks questions of Conservation Nature Center employees Candice Davis, left, and Steven Juhlin about the bald cypress seedling she got Wednesday afternoon in Cape Girardeau. ...
Poplar Bluff man arrested for allegedly firing gun in residential area while drunk (04/16/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man may face felony charges after he allegedly discharged a semiautomatic handgun near his children Tuesday afternoon. David Mathias Ray, 30, of the 200 block of Estate Lake Drive was arrested at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child, armed criminal action, driving while intoxicated (chronic offender) and possession of a controlled substance inside a county jail...
'Saturday Night Live' band leader to perform with SEMO students (04/16/09)
Leon Pendarvis will bring the instrumental sounds of "Saturday Night Live" to the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus next week. The musical director of the comedy show's band will perform with students during a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Shuck Music Recital Hall...
Remains of Poplar Bluff soldier coming home 58 years later (04/16/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Fifty-eight years after a young soldier was reported missing during the Korean War, his remains are returning to Missouri. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Thursday that the remains of Pfc. David Woodruff of Poplar Bluff have been identified and will be returned for burial with full military honors on Wednesday at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis...
Consumer prices take unexpected dip (04/16/09)
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices dipped unexpectedly in March, leaving prices over the past year falling at the fastest clip in more than a half-century. The recession is expected to keep a lid on inflation as widespread layoffs dampen wage pressures and weak demand keeps companies from raising prices...
Thousands rally with 'tea parties' on tax day (04/16/09)
Tens of thousands of protesters staged "tea parties" around the country Wednesday to tap into the angst stirred up by the economy, government spending and bailouts. The rallies were directed at President Obama's new administration on a symbolic day: the deadline to file income taxes. Protesters even threw what appeared to be a box of tea bags toward the White House, causing a brief lockdown at the compound...
Former Ill. governor wants to join reality TV show (04/16/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Just when you thought the saga of ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich couldn't get any stranger, it has. Blagojevich wants to star on the NBC reality show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" -- a program similar to "Survivor" in which contestants will be plopped down in the Costa Rican jungle to perform sweaty physical tasks, scheme to avoid elimination and throw tantrums for the camera...
Egypt to search three sites for Cleopatra's tomb (04/16/09)
CAIRO -- Archaeologists will begin excavating sites in Egypt next week in an attempt to solve a mystery that has stymied historians for hundreds of years: Where is the final resting place of doomed lovers Cleopatra and Mark Antony? Archaeologists looking for the tombs of the celebrated queen of Egypt and the Roman general will begin excavating three sites at a temple where tombs may be located, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said in a statement Wednesday...
French raid pirate ship; U.S. seeks to freeze assets (04/16/09)
MOMBASA, Kenya -- The U.S. and its allies battled Somali pirates on two fronts Wednesday, with French forces seizing a bandit mother ship and Washington seeking to keep the marauders from their spoils. Another U.S. freighter headed to port with armed sailors aboard after pirates damaged it with gunshots and grenades...
Notre Dame rips Central (04/16/09)
Breakaway goals doomed the Central girls soccer team against another local rival. The Tigers were beaten by breakaways when they played crosstown rival Notre Dame on Wednesday. They had allowed three breakaway goals in the first half alone during a loss to rival Jackson on March 31...
High school roundup: ND rallies to stay perfect (04/16/09)
An out away from suffering its first loss of the season Wednesday, the Notre Dame baseball team got a bloop hit from Mark Hagedorn. The Bulldogs scored five times in the seventh for an 8-4 come-from-behind win after Hagedorn's RBI single over the outstretched glove of Poplar Bluff's second baseman tied the game...
Winkler moves across town to coach Pirates (04/16/09)
Keith Winkler's commute will change in the fall. Barely. Winkler, who has spent the last nine years as the St. Vincent football coach, was named the new football coach at Perryville High School at Tuesday's school board meeting. "Nine years ago, I asked my wife and daughters to pick up," Winkler said. ...
Ishee chooses youth to restock roster (04/16/09)
There won't be many younger college basketball teams in the country than Southeast Missouri State's women next season. That doesn't seem to concern Southeast coach John Ishee, who likely finalized his recruiting class by landing two more high school seniors during Wednesday's opening of the spring signing period...
Redhawks land big fish in Powell (04/16/09)
Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach Dickey Nutt didn't wait long to start replenishing his roster. Nutt announced the signing of four players to national letters of intent during Wednesday's opening of the spring signing period. And Nutt isn't done...
Redhawks sweep pair (04/16/09)
After suffering through an 11-game losing streak, the Southeast Missouri State softball team now has won three in a row. The Redhawks swept Wednesday's home doubleheader with Saint Louis University, 5-4 in eight innings and 9-5. Southeast is 15-19 and the Billikens are 16-24...
Carpenter lands on 15-day disabled list (04/16/09)
PHOENIX -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed pitcher Chris Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left ribcage Wednesday and said he could be out four to eight weeks. "If it's not bad, it's four [weeks]," manager Tony LaRussa said before the Cardinals met the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon. "If it's bad, it's eight. I have no idea. Just keep our fingers crossed."...
Ludwick delivers in St. Louis win (04/16/09)
PHOENIX -- Ryan Ludwick has picked up where he left off last year -- on a tear. After ending the 2008 season on an 11-game hitting streak, the Cardinals outfielder has opened 2009 by hitting in his first seven games. Ludwick extended the streak with a two-run homer and an RBI single to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-7 on Wednesday afternoon...
Blues drop fall to Canucks in opener 2-1 (04/16/09)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Special teams were supposed to favor the St. Louis Blues in their first-round playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks. It certainly didn't help them in the opening game Wednesday night. Daniel Sedin scored the first goal on a delayed penalty and set up Sami Salo's power-play marker, and Roberto Luongo made the best of his 25 saves while killing off a 5-on-3 to help the Canucks beat the Blues 2-1...
Diamondbacks defeat Cardinals in 10 innings (04/16/09)
PHOENIX -- Eric Byrnes broke out of a slump with a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning that gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a 7-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Byrnes, who had one hit in his first 17 at-bats, lined the first delivery from Brad Thompson (0-1) into left field to score Justin Upton, who had snapped out of an 0-for-15 slide with a single...
Charleston readies for Dogwood-Azalea Festival after ice storm (04/16/09)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Two months ago, Claudia Arington never would have thought the dogwood trees and azaleas in Charleston would look how they do now. "Now, I truly think this year the stars of our Dogwood-Azalea Festival will be the azaleas," said the Charleston Chamber of Commerce director. "On Sunday when the sun was out I drove around town and the ones that are blooming are beautiful. They may be a little misshapen, but they are still pretty."...
Cape's violent paradox (04/16/09)
April 16, 2009 Dear Leslie, Two of their old friends from Denmark visited our friends Frank and Robyn last week. Neither had ever been to America before. Lotte and Soren began their stay in Memphis, Tenn., watching soul line dancers on Beale Street sway on a warm spring day. ...
'E' is for enjoy (04/16/09)
This weekend will be brought to you by the letter E. E is the first letter of eclectic, meaning to derive ideas from a broad and diverse range of sources. Use it in a sentence. The eclectic calendar for Friday, Saturday and Sunday includes dance shows, alt rock/punk concert, an Arena Building show with multiple local acts and various out-of-town or new bands packing bars in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Neal Boyd CD to be available June 23 (04/16/09)
Sikeston, Mo., native Neal E. Boyd's debut CD will be available in stores this summer a day before he appears in concert in his hometown. The CD, "My American Dream," and will be available to the public June 23, the Decca Records website reports. ...
Dance-Apalooza moves to everything from classical to Hendrix (04/16/09)
The range of music and choreography styles in the 2009 Dance-Apalooza looks like the iPod of a schizophrenic music lover. The dances range from a 20-minute Bach piece to a four-minute hip-hop routine separated by interpretive pieces and tap dancing...
Review: Short story compilation includes local author Morely Swingle (04/16/09)
Morley Swingle, the prosecuting attorney for Cape Girardeau County, will be included in a short story compilation called "The Prosecution Rests: New Stories About Courtrooms, Criminals and the Law" by members of Mystery Writers of America. Swingle's short story "Hard Blows" will be one of 22 stories included in the collection, published Tuesday by Little Brown in New York. ...
St. Louis band Ludo headlines concert at Show Me Center (04/16/09)
From small St. Louis clubs to major music festivals to MTV, members of the band Ludo have committed their career to reaching the national music scene. After three albums and nearly six years of full-time touring, the band retired to the studio in January to work on its fourth record...
ARTifacts 4/16/09 (04/16/09)
Center for Arts holds high school show STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- The Center for the Arts in Ste. Genevieve will hold a juried show open to high school artists. The show is open to any high school student attending public or private high schools within a 60-mile radius of Ste. ...
good bets 4/16/09 (04/16/09)
Entertaining options for the coming week
Southeast Missouri State University senior is a busy dancer (04/16/09)
Dance-Apalooza uses 29 dancers for duet, threesome and group dances. Senior musical theater major Andrew Kruep dances in four of those numbers. He carved out time between class, work and rehearsal to talk to SE Live about being in the show.
Review: 'Lymelife' wallows in suburban cliches (04/16/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Are you aware that the suburbs aren't nearly as idyllic as they may appear? It's true. All those polished, homogenous facades, with their manicured lawns and their fancy cars parked out front -- sometimes they hide the fact that the people living inside aren't all that happy...
Ruthanne Hanebrink (04/16/09)
Ruthanne Hanebrink, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 15, 2009. She was born June 18, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ernest and Virginia Dennis Drum. She and Cletis Dale Hanebrink were married May 3, 1975. Survivors include children and grandchildren, Catherine (Samuel) Jarrell of St. ...
Christina Hoernig (04/16/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Christina A. Hoernig, 90, of Perryville died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 31, 1918, at Advance, Mo., daughter of August and Anna Greuel Hoernig. Hoernig was a housekeeper. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Legion of Mary...
Lulu Wilkinson (04/16/09)
Lulu Angalee Wilkinson, 78, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Oct. 12, 1930, in New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Stanley and Rhoda Ross Shumpert. She and Orville Wilkinson were married April 9, 1948...
Imogene Jennings (04/16/09)
Imogene Jennings, 68, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at her home. She was born Feb. 2, 1941, in Perryville, daughter of Lawrence and Lavern McClain Klump. She was first married to Edward Faenger. In October 1988 she married Charles Jennings. He passed away in July 1998...
Veda Dysinger (04/16/09)
Veda Marie Mizell Dysinger, 80, of Delta died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at her home. She was born March 23, 1929, in St. Louis, daughter of Paul and Nola Reed Mizell. She and Elmer W. Dysinger were married April 19, 1952, in Piggott, Ark. They had been married one week shy of 50 years. He died April 8, 2002...
Mary Asip (04/16/09)
Mary Schumacher Asip, 89, of San Mateo, Calif., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, at home, holding the hand of her beloved husband of 60 plus years, after an 11-year battle with lymphoma. Mary was born Sept. 3, 1919, in Mena, Ark., to John and Agnes Schumacher and was raised in Kelso, Mo., with her five brothers, who predeceased her. ...
Ruth Balsman (04/16/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ruth M. Balsman, 83, of Perryville died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Festus, Mo. She was born July 18, 1925, in Perry County, daughter of the late Rosati J. and Magdaline M. Moore Moore. She was married to Raymond F. Balsman June 9, 1945...
Lester Jannin (04/16/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lester T. Jannin, 87, of Perryville died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. He was born June 4, 1921, in Perry County, son of Marcellus and Mary Louise Seifert Jannin. He married Mary Etheline Gibbar on Oct. 18, 1944, at Silver Lake, Mo. She died Dec. 15, 2000...
Paul Seabaugh (04/16/09)
Paul Miller Seabaugh, 83, of Cape Girardeau was called to his heavenly home Tuesday, April 14, 2009. He was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, son of Jacob Franklin and Ruth Miller Seabaugh. He and Evelyn Griffin were married April 24, 1949...
Ronald Scheper Jr. (04/16/09)
Ronald Adrian Scheper Jr., 45, of House Springs, Mo., died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at his residence. He was born Aug. 26, 1963, in St. Louis, son of Ron and Sherry Northcutt Scheper. He had been a construction worker. He is survived by his father, Ron Scheper, and his wife Paulette of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Jason Scheper and Ronnie Scheper of St. Louis; and a sister, Tammy Scheper of Chesterfield, Va...
Barbara Booth (04/16/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Barbara L. Booth, 50, of Cairo died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at her home. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill. Funeral will be a 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park at Mounds...
Dathel Kynion (04/16/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. — Dathel Kynion, 68, of Advance died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Berry (04/16/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Charles E. Berry, 72, of Cairo died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 11, 1937, in Cairo, son of the late James and Myrtle White Berry. He was married to Joyce Johnson. Berry was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force...
Violet Hayden (04/16/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Violet E. Hayden, 92, of Farmington, Mo., formerly of Perryville, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Camelot Nursing Center in Farmington. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farmington...
Police report 4/16/09 (04/16/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWIs; Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Miscellaneous; Jackson: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Thefts
Out of the past 4/16/09 (04/16/09)
25 years ago: April 16, 1984 Burglary and other offense reports will be made available in the future following a controversy over the suppression of a burglary report at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. Missouri Pacific Railroad's recently announced plan to abandon a branch line through Cape Girardeau will apparently force the city council into taking a stand on the issue; the council learns it will be asked by Sydney Pollack, owner of Pollack Steel Supply Inc., which is served by the line, to oppose abandonment; there are other businesses that also rely on the rail service.. ...
Create more money without borrowing (04/16/09)
I have spent many hours trying to figure out how the country got into the current recession and what needs to be done to get us out of it. My feeling is that our politicians and their advisers have shown little understanding of this...
Stolen plane raises safety issues (04/16/09)
Sometimes news comes in the form of a drama that proves the axiom that truth is stranger than fiction. Such was the case of the Canadian student pilot who apparently stole a Cessna 172 from a flight school near Ontario. The young man, who was originally from Turkey, flew the plane into the U.S. where F-16 fighter jets were dispatched because of the potential threat of terrorism...
Huge debt has consequences (04/16/09)
What does it cost to service a $1 trillion debt? We have debated much smaller budget deficits for years but seem to accept quietly the idea of $1 trillion deficits for the foreseeable future. Why is this? Is the economic future of our children and grandchildren not worthy of a debate?...
Speak Out 4/16/09 (04/16/09)
The way I walk; Reason for meltdown; Dog eat dog; Mental disability; Corporate welfare; State policy; Military change; Organizing unions
Prayer 4/16/09 (04/16/09)
For friendships and opportunities to share with one another, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
MOVIES AT THE MUD HOUSE- AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM 4/17 (FREE) (04/16/09)
MOVIES AT THE MUD HOUSE- AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM 4/17 Current mood:taxed Category: News and Politics 04/17/2009 07:30 PM MOVIES AT THE MUD HOUSE presents A Conspiracy Double Feature!! Aaron Russo's AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM Director's intro: Aaron Russo: "I set out on a journey to make a film about whether or not there was a law requiring Americans to pay an income tax...or was the tax a fraud being perpetrated by the American government. ...
Pampered Chef donates to SEMO Food Bank (04/16/09)
Pampered Chef consultants recently donated 790 pounds of food to Southeast Missouri Food Bank. Pictured from left to right: Michelle Lacy, Carol Nunnery, Pam Markin, Amy Houseman, and Tory Turner.
Pelicans (04/16/09)
"I know the perfect place for lunch. . . you don't even need a reservation!
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