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Former spy starts lecture series on faith in troubled times (04/22/09)
E. Ray Cox told members of Cape Church of Christ on Wednesday night that everyone goes through their own time of trouble, and turning to the Bible can get them through it. "There's not a person on the planet who has not entered into and gone through a time of trouble," Cox said. "First man -- did he get in trouble? Uh-huh."...
Dexter teen ordered to stand trial on numerous sex crime charges (04/22/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter teenager was ordered to stand trial Monday on 14 sexual-related felonies, including forcible sodomy and forcible rape. Zachariah A. Hedrick, 17, of the 16100 block of Country Lane appeared at three preliminary hearings before Associate Circuit Judge John Spielman of Kennett...
Charges filed against man arrested after Interstate 55 chase (04/22/09)
Charges were filed Wednesday against a man who led police on a car chase down Interstate 55 Tuesday. James Lee Powers, 27, of East Prairie, Mo., was charged Wednesday with assaulting a police officer, resisting a lawful stop and driving while revoked by the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney's Office ...
Jackson man accused of molesting 9-year-old child (04/22/09)
A 68-year-old Jackson man has been arrested on suspicion of statutory sodomy and child molestation, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department. Raymond J. Clements, 68, was arrested following an investigation that began Feb. 15 into sexual activity with a 9-year-old child. Clements confessed to the crime in an interview with a detective, the Jackson news release said...
SEMO Fair announces entertainment (04/22/09)
Country music dominates this year's SEMO District Fair grandstand entertainment lineup. The fair announced its lineup to the public today, with Little Big Town performing Sept. 17, Joe Nichols Sept. 18 and John Michael Montgomery Sept. 19. Little Big Town was formed in 1998, according to CMT.com. The band made its public debut on the Grand Ole Opry in 1999, and the group's second album, "The Road to Here," was certified gold in 2006 on the strength of the hit "Boondocks."...
Fruitland Diner to reopen Thursday (04/22/09)
After its April 16 closure, the former Fruitland Diner will reopen Thursday under new management, but its name is under contention. Bobby and Krissty Steers started Fruitland Diner in September 2008 but no longer operate the restaurant at 5841 U.S. 61 in Jackson, or Bobby's Kitchen at 1015 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau...
Prosecuting attorney: Cape man's video, audio recording habit legal (04/22/09)
The video and audio tapes Don Howard makes of the neighborhood around his Ranney Avenue home may irritate his neighbors, but they are not illegal, according to Cape Girardeau Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. Howard was confronted publicly during Monday's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting when three of his neighbors complained during the public hearing...
Jackson police match burglary suspect with car using surveillance image (04/22/09)
Last week, Jackson police used a composite sketch to a put a face to a supect who may be behind a string of burglaries that have baffled local law enforcement for the past several months. The sketch, drawn from a description given by a witness who surprised the burlgar in his home, represented the first solid lead in the case, alerting citizen's to what the man looks like, Jackson chief James Humpreys said last week...
Review board to look into fatal swing set accident (04/22/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A child fatality review board will convene early next week to look into the death of a Fisk kindergartner who was killed when an unfinished, wooden swing set collapsed on him. Cobbie Bond, 7, son of Carl and Lana Bond and a kindergartner at Fisk Elementary School, died Sunday as the result of a head injury, according to Butler County Coroner Jim Akers...
Dexter man pleads guilty to amended charge in drug death case (04/22/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter teenager pleaded guilty Monday to an amended charge related to the alleged sale of a pain medication to a friend, who subsequently died of a drug overdose. Tyler Robert Hardin, 19, of the 900 block of West St. Francis Street pleaded guilty to the Class D felony of delivering an imitation controlled substance before Presiding Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp, according to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn...
Perryville city administrator 'removed from office' (04/22/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville Board of Aldermen "removed City Administrator Bill Lewis from office" following a closed session meeting Tuesday night, according to a news release from the city government. Lewis told the Southeast Missourian last week that he felt his job was in jeopardy and that the city had plans to hire an outside consultant to review his job performance. Lewis was city administrator for the last six years...
Area businesses, individuals put more focus on going green (04/22/09)
For a long time, the motto of the environmental movement has been "Think Globally, Act Locally." In the past two years, a combination of high fuel prices, recession and growing concern about a warming planet have spurred businesses and individuals to take a harder look at how they use resources and how to avoid waste...
Perryville city administrator's fate still undecided (04/22/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville Board of Aldermen spent at least two hours in closed session Tuesday night discussing the role and fate of city administrator Bill Lewis, according to Lewis and his attorney. When Lewis and attorney Robert Sweeney left the meeting at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sweeney said no decision had been reached as to whether Lewis would retain his position as city administrator...
Cape doctor picked to lead state medical association (04/22/09)
A Cape Girardeau doctor of family medicine who is also on the active staff of both Southeast Missouri Hospital and Saint Francis Medical Center has been elected as president of the Missouri State Medical Association. Dr. Thomas Sparkman was selected for a one-year term April 9 during the association's 151st convention in Kansas City. Sparkman has been an active member of the association since 1997...
Initiative: Green advisory board weakened (04/22/09)
Removing four key words from Cape Girardeau's new ordinance creating a "green" advisory board effectively weakened it, according to members of the SEMO Climate Protection Initiative. Six members of the city council agreed to replace one of four lines defining the board's purpose, "reduce carbon dioxide emissions," with a list of the city's current recycling efforts...
Cape Girardeau County Historical Society to hold spring meeting (04/22/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Historical Society will hold a spring meeting with a presentation by Cliff Manlove on his experiences as a fighter pilot in World War II. Manlove flew seven different types of planes in the war. The event includes a barbecued pork steak meal at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at The Bridge, 326 S. High St. in Jackson...
MoDOT road work announced (04/22/09)
The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced a series of spring projects. MoDOT urges drivers to use caution while driving through and around these work zones:n Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one 16-foot lane for concrete repairs between U.S. 61 in Fruitland and Route KK in Old Appleton. The work starts at 7 a.m. today and will be complete around 5 p.m. Friday...
Small business loans available to those affected by Jan. storm (04/22/09)
Small businesses in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott and Stoddard counties in Missouri and Alexander County in Illinois are among those eligible for federal economic injury disaster loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration said. The low-interest loans are available to those businesses economically affected by the winter storm that passed through the state Jan. ...
Former spy for CIA to speak later this week at Cape Church of Christ (04/22/09)
E. Ray Cox, a man with an extensive background in espionage with the Central Intelligence Agency, will be speaking Thursday through Sunday this week at the Cape Church of Christ. Cox, 75, will be presenting a seminar called "The Time of Trouble: A Series about Crisis and the Overcoming Christ," drawing on his experiences working intelligence in Moscow in the 1960s...
Title: Minimize the Length of Your Search (04/22/09)
Content: Dear Sam: I recently graduated from college and have been job hunting for the past three months but am not getting any results. My problem is that I have little work experience. How can I make my résumé eye-catching to employers? - Emily...
Plan moves forward to generate electricity with turbines in Mississippi River (04/22/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal agency is holding meetings in seven cities on a plan to harness the flow of the Mississippi River to generate power from St. Louis to New Orleans. Free Flow Power Corp. of Gloucester, Mass., wants to place 180,000 small turbines in the Mississippi River below navigational channels to generate as much as 1,800 megawatts of electricity...
Missouri House advances expansion of Sunshine Law (04/22/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill expanding Missouri's Sunshine Law but narrowly defeated an effort to subject members' individual offices to open records laws. The legislation, approved by voice vote, requires earlier notice of local public meetings on a variety of often controversial issues. ...
Speakers vent anger at Citi meeting (04/22/09)
NEW YORK -- Five hours and dozens of angry speakers into Citigroup Inc.'s annual meeting Tuesday, a long line of shareholders still waited at the microphone for their chance to vent. Everything was fair game -- from executive pay to the company's decision to sponsor the Mets' new baseball stadium, Citi Field. When Chairman Richard Parsons recognized five departing members of the board, a cry rose from the audience: "Thank God, you've gone!"...
Fear of costs looms over climate debate (04/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- As Congress begins to debate climate change in earnest, the science is taking a back seat to economics: How much will it cost to slow the Earth's warming because of man-made pollution -- and what's the cost of doing nothing? With a key House committee starting four days of hearings, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., vowed to get a climate bill approved this year. ...
Geithner defends bank rescue program amid warnings (04/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner defended the bank rescue program devised by the Obama administration Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund predicted U.S. financial institutions could lose $2.7 trillion. Geithner, testifying before the rescue plan's Congressional Oversight Panel, faced several questions about how Treasury is using the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program and how it intends to help rid financial institutions of their bad loans and securities...
President open to torture memos probe, prosecution (04/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- Widening a debate on torture, President Obama on Tuesday opened the possibility of prosecution for Bush-era lawyers who authorized brutal interrogation of terror suspects and suggested Congress might order a full investigation. Less than a week after saying it was time for the nation to move on rather than "laying blame for the past," Obama described what might be done next to investigate what he called the loss of "our moral bearings."...
Criminal probe into dead horses opened in Florida (04/22/09)
WELLINGTON, Fla. -- Veterinarians are taking apart 21 polo horses to uncover what killed them over the weekend during preparations for a match in one of the sport's top championships. At the same time, state authorities have opened a criminal probe to determine whether the deaths were intentional, a result of negligence or simply an accident...
Dutch navy under fire for release of captured pirates (04/22/09)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dutch marines board a fishing boat and free two dozen Yemenis from Somali pirates. They seize and destroy AK-47s and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher but then put the nine bandits back in their skiff and set them free...
Humanity's earliest works online (04/22/09)
PARIS -- National libraries and the U.N. education agency put some of humanity's earliest written works online Tuesday, from ancient Chinese oracle bones to the first European map of the New World. U.S. Librarian of Congress James Billington said the idea behind the World Digital Library is not to compete with Google or Wikipedia but to pique young readers' interest and get them reading books...
Red Cross: Sri Lanka situation 'catastrophic' (04/22/09)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Sri Lanka's northern war zone face a "catastrophic" situation, the Red Cross said Tuesday, amid fears a final assault against the Tamil Tiger rebels would lead to a dramatic rise in casualties...
Central girls shoot down Sikeston 1-0 with late-game goal (04/22/09)
Meg Goodman scored on a pass from Sarah Uptmor with five minutes to play as Central shut out Sikeston 1-0 in girls soccer action Tuesday. Caitlin Smith posted the shutout for the Tigers. Notre Dame 2, Poplar Bluff 0 Taylor Sanders and Anna Wren found the back of the net as the Bulldogs (9-2) earned the home win...
ND duels way to 10-0 (04/22/09)
SCOTT CITY -- Notre Dame junior hurler Colton Young had been eager to match up against Scott City ace Shae Simmons since before the regular season began. "He's one of the best pitchers in the area," Young said. "[I knew] it would be a good game, a good matchup."...
Fritsche bests Pobst in Crusaders' 4-1 victory (04/22/09)
ORAN -- Garrett Fritsche drew extra motivation from facing one of the hardest throwing pitchers in Southeast Missouri. Fritsche never blinked, even with a sore arm. The Saxony Lutheran senior outpitched Oran's Jayden Pobst as the Crusaders downed the Eagles 4-1 on Tuesday...
Redhawks trump Aces with wild-card LaBruyere (04/22/09)
Evansville's offense was humming Tuesday with four runs and six hits in less than three innings. Brad LaBruyere put a stop to that, paving the way for Southeast Missouri State's fourth consecutive nonleague victory, 9-4 at Capaha Field. The Redhawks are 23-14 -- including a second-place 9-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference -- while the Purple Aces are 18-20, including 6-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference...
Southeast officials meet with NCAA committee (04/22/09)
Southeast Missouri State University's brass received its opportunity to state its case before the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions. Now the university must wait. The university, represented by president Ken Dobbins, athletic director John Shafer and others, went before the committee Friday in Indianapolis to discuss alleged violations of NCAA rules...
Lions expect to sign top pick before draft day (04/22/09)
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Lions general manager Martin Mayhew says the chances are very good Detroit will have a deal done with the No. 1 pick before the NFL draft begins Saturday. Mayhew declined to say much else during a news conference Tuesday. The Lions have taken great pride in staying quiet about their plans...
Cards score six unanswered runs in 6-4 win against Mets (04/22/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Rick Ankiel hit a go-ahead RBI double after Daniel Murphy misplayed Brendan Ryan's liner to left field for a triple, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from four runs down to beat the New York Mets 6-4 on Tuesday night. Albert Pujols had a two-run double and Ankiel broke out of a 1-for-20 slide with three hits for the Cardinals. Khalil Greene, Joe Thurston and Ryan Ludwick also had RBIs for St. Louis...
Canucks sweep Blues (04/22/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Alex Burrows scored his second goal of the game with 18.9 seconds to go in overtime and Roberto Luongo made 47 saves to help the Vancouver Canucks complete a first-round sweep of St. Louis with a 3-2 victory over the Blues on Tuesday night...
Going green is in the bag (04/22/09)
A lot of folks have moved beyond the "paper vs. plastic" grocery bag debate, having settled on neither. Today, there are so many other bags from which to choose at price points both affordable and astronomical. It appears everyone -- from grocery stores to online sellers -- wants in on this eco-friendly game. Not-for-profits have jumped into the fray, trading sturdy totes for donations...
A new view of chocolate chips (04/22/09)
For a delicious blast of sweet and salty, try chocolate-dipped potato chips as a snack or light dessert. Topped with crushed nuts, salt and cayenne pepper, these treats pair nicely with a bold red wine or beer. Chocolate-Dipped Kettle Chips 4 ounces dark chocolate, broken into small pieces...
Explore ramps, one of spring's wild treasures (04/22/09)
In cold weather states along the eastern seaboard, the ramp harvest has long marked the start of spring. Often described as wild leeks, ramps are a cross between garlic and onion and have a pungent spiciness. Traditionally, they have been used similar to spring onions and leeks. They also frequently are fried with potatoes or added to soup...
Championship recipes from our favorite team (04/22/09)
After the NCAA basketball tournament was over, I caught a lot of grief because I did not write about our beloved University of North Carolina Tarheels winning the championship. We have been Tarheel fans for many years. In fact, my husband and I scheduled our wedding date around when we could get basketball tickets to see a game in Chapel Hill, N.C. ...
Tribeca Film Fest shrinks for 2009 (04/22/09)
NEW YORK -- In the midst of a turbulent time for movies, the eighth annual Tribeca Film Festival will shrink this year. The epicenter of the festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro to help revive Lower Manhattan after Sept. 11, is blocks away from ground zero for the current economic crisis: Wall Street...
William Carter (04/22/09)
William Guy Carter, 60, of Beulaville, N.C., died Saturday, April 18, 2009. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Richlands, N.C. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at West Richlands Holiness Church, with the Rev. John Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Carter Family Cemetery...
Donald Hileman (04/22/09)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Donald L. Hileman, 76, of Olmsted passed away Monday, April 20, 2009, on arrival at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Olmsted, son of Forrest and Nettie Edwards Hileman. Hileman retired as a maintenance worker with the Illinois Department of Transportation. ...
James Hayes Sr. (04/22/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- James Ralph Hayes Sr., 78, of Chaffee, died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born May 28, 1930, at Lone Oak, Ky., son of Burley and Alvertia Masters Hayes. He and Beverly Jean Parrott were married Nov. 9, 1957...
James Page (04/22/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- James Harold "Jimmy" Page, 57, of Jonesboro died Monday, April 20, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Christine Erdmann and Richard Hertenstein officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery...
Richard Vollintine (04/22/09)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Richard S. Vollintine, 60, of Tamms, formerly of Wood River, Ill., died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Olive Branch Cemetery...
Mildred Carmack (04/22/09)
Mildred M. Carmack, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at noon Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson...
Lois Kelley (04/22/09)
THEBES, Ill. -- Lois Kelley, 91, of Thebes died Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Lifecare Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Elco, Ill., to Oscar and Nellie Mae Jackson Thompson. She married Harold McNelly on Feb. 15, 1934. She later married Orville Kelley on Oct. 4, 1953. He preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1992...
Herman Payne (04/22/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Herman Eugene Payne, 86, of Advance passed away Monday, April 20, 2009, at Advance Nursing Home. He was born June 5, 1922, at McGee, Mo., son of Herman Lee and Dora Peters Payne. Eugene retired after 30 years as a General Baptist minister. He was a Bollinger County judge four years and Bollinger County assessor 21 years...
Fire report 4/22/09 (04/22/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Police report 4/22/09 (04/22/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Thefts; Burglary; Miscellaneous; Jackson: DWI; Arrests; Thefts; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 4/22/09 (04/22/09)
25 years ago: April 22, 1984 The 48th annual Bald Knob Easter sunrise service is held in the morning at the foot of the Cross of Peace atop Bald Knob mountain northwest of Alto Pass, Ill.; the Rev. Richard L. Daniels, pastor of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Carbondale, Ill., delivers the sermon...
Correction 4/22/09 (04/22/09)
Gabriel R. Yanes, 25, 121 E. Rodney St., Apt. D2, was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked, not possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia was originally reported. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Automakers are using bailout money to lobby - for more bailout money; this is an odd economic philosophy (04/22/09)
I firmly believe history will judge harshly the stimulus mentality that has engulfed the nation's Capitol. Spending your way out of debt does not work on your household budget, nor will it work on our national budget. But the forces are clearly in place to spend future generations deeper into debt through some odd mix of economic philosophy...
New library readies for opening (04/22/09)
In just a little more than three weeks, the new Cape Girardeau Public Library will have a grand opening with all the pomp and circumstance befitting such a state-of-the-art facility. Already it is possible to see what the dreamers on the library board and library director Betty Martin envisioned when they asked for -- and received -- voters' approval of a property-tax increase in 2007 to pay for the expansion...
No to Ameren 'construction work in progress' plan (04/22/09)
Despite the so-called facts detailed in the letter from Tom Voss, AmerenUE president and CEO, that was sent to the company's customers recently, I am one consumer who is buying neither the rhetoric nor rationale for supporting the so-called "construction work in progress" (CWIP) legislation. ...
Speak Out 4/22/09 (04/22/09)
Pizza memories; Medical extension; More stadiums; Missing bins; Courageous stand; Far right; Infringing on guns; Misdirected concern
Prayer 4/22/09 (04/22/09)
For every good thing that comes our way, O God, may we give the same to others. Amen.
Humane Society's Featured Pet (04/22/09)
By: The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri Callie is a 5 year-old calico. She is spayed and housebroken. Her owners moved and now she needs a new home! Callie is available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org...
World bird sanctuary, live bird banding at Cape Nature Center (04/22/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Watch up close as live birds are banded at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center Saturday, May 2, as part of the Nature Center's annual Migratory Bird Day. The event is timed to coincide with natural migration patterns as millions of birds are making their way north this month. Nature Center Assistant Manager, Steven Juhlin, said this event offers a great chance to "join" the birds in their journey...
Why Are There Cardboard Cutouts of Children In Front of 937 Broadway? (04/22/09)
By: Revonda Kirby If you have driven down Broadway and seen cardboard cutouts of children swaying in the wind (between Blimpies and Burrito Ville) and wondered what they were and why they were there...now you have your answer. CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children is located in the building behind those children. ...
Schrader To Lead ATAM Organization at Mizzou (04/22/09)
By: Jayne Schrader Jenni Schrader, of Cape Girardeau, was recently elected to serve as president of the ATAM (Association of Textile and Apparel Management) organization at Missouri University at Columbia for the 2009-2010 school year. Schrader, a freshman at Mizzou, is currently serving the organization as the fund-raising chair and is a member of the executive board...
Milking it for all its worth! (04/22/09)
By: A.P. Here, Savannah is showing off her latest injury from playing in the backyard with her big sis Maddie. Another emergency trip to the vet ...and another $80 bucks later and she's home, back to playing in the backyard...only this time with a cool green cast! The cast was supposed to taste bad to dogs, but as you can see with the white wrap, she found the bitter taste great! What a dog!...
Orchard Drive Elementary - Somewhere Under The Rainbow (04/22/09)
By: Chrystie LaFave (1st grade teacher) Monday April 20th 2009 Orchard Drive Elementary - Jackson, Missouri
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