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Authorities trying to ID remains from fiery Southeast Missouri crash (04/27/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Authorities are awaiting dental records to confirm a Broseley man died in a fiery crash early Saturday morning on Highway 142. "I'm attempting to locate dental records to do a positive identification," said Butler County Coroner Jim Akers. "We are certain it is Mr. (Terry L.) Ethridge (Jr.); however, we want that medical certainty that dental records would provide."...
No local swine flu, but Cape health officials aware and prepared (04/27/09)
No swine flu cases in Missouri
One victim remains in hospital after early morning stabbing (04/27/09)
Two people were injured in an early morning stabbing near the area of Broadway and Fountain Street in Cape Girardeau, Cape police said. The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. today and is under investigation.
Nebraska teenage runaways found in Benton (04/27/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Three juvenile runaways from the state of Nebraska were taken into custody Wednesday to await transportation home. According to Friday news release from Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter, the juveniles were located by Lt. Steve Young at 4 a.m. Wednesday during a routine building security check at Express Fuel near Interstate 55...
Elderly driver crashes car into Jackson City Hall (04/27/09)
Jackson City Hall suffered minor damage Monday morning when an elderly driver lost control of the vehicle and struck the building near a door, said Lt. Rodney Barnes, spokesman for the Jackson Police Department. The car appeared to jump the curb and collided with the building, causing damage to the door and cracking the wall in one spot, Barnes said...
Gov. Nixon rallies behind Noranda employees, pledges his support (04/27/09)
MARSTON, Mo -- Noranda Aluminum's hopes of rebuilding and returning to full production got a little brighter Friday. As part of his visit to Southeast Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon stopped at the facility and pledged his support to the company, a major employer in the region...
New Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School program intended to lower dropout rate (04/27/09)
Efforts to combat dropout rates will target younger students with a new program at Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School, set to begin next year. Teachers formulated the Academic Course Enhancement Program, or ACE, to help prepare at-risk students for high school by working on character building, time management and study skills...
Annual scenic drive draws thousands to Southeast Missouri (04/27/09)
If Linda Penzel is right, the 19th annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive was a hit. She sat on the front porch Sunday and counted at least 3,000 visitors to Pinecrest Azalea Gardens, started by her in-laws in 1963. "One family came Saturday and spent four hours here," she said. Sunday's visitors came from as far west as Springfield, Mo., and as far east as Indiana...
Saxony Lutheran High School's growing student population prompts expansion (04/27/09)
Throughout nine years as a math teacher at Saxony Lutheran High School, Becky Wichern watched the school's enrollment balloon from 7 to 176. "We didn't assume we were going to be this big," Wichern said. Class was held in the activities center at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau before the current school opened in 2004, she said. Now even that facility is cramped, and the school is working on an expansion...
Deadline to submit ugly room photos is Friday (04/27/09)
Time is running out to submit a photo of the ugliest room in your house for a shot at hundreds of dollars in prizes. Over the past several days we've been asking Southeast Missourians to submit pictures of their ugly rooms online at seMissourian.com as part of our Ugliest Room contest, sponsored by Ashley Furniture Home Store and The Decor Centre ...
Which mother and daugther look more alike? (04/27/09)
We've been asking mothers and daughters to submit their best look-a-like photos in our Mother Daughter Look-a-Like contest. Now we have 22 photos of moms and daughters, and we're asking our website users to pick the best. To pick the winner go to semissourian.com/contests and look for the mother daughter contest. The tandem with the most votes wins the prize...
Project at Sikeston's airport set to begin in June (04/27/09)
SIKESTON, Mo -- A step toward upgrading the Sikeston Memorial Airport for corporate jets was taken with the award of a $1.86 million improvement contract. Council members accepted the bid from Asa Asphalt of Advance, Mo., of $1,855,195.80, the lowest of the three bids received for the project, during a special meeting Friday...
Prescription help offered today in Cape Girardeau (04/27/09)
The 'Help is Here Express' bus tour will stop in Cape Girardeau from 10 a.m. to noon today at Southeast Missouri Hospital Wellness Connection. The bus tour helps uninsured and financially-struggling people get free or nearly free prescription medicines. ...
Correction: Southeast Missouri State Symphony Orchestra will perform here on May 5 (04/27/09)
An editorial published in Monday's Southeast Missourian should have stated that the Southeast Missouri State Symphony Orchestra will be performing a concert at 7:30 p.m., May 5. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error. Here is the corrected version of the editorial:...
Two Sikeston residents injured in motorcycle crash (04/27/09)
SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. - Two Sikeston residents were injured in a motorcycle wreck Sunday afternoon 2 miles north of Benton. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Stephen A. Drake, 34, was traveling northbound on US 61 when his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle swerved to miss a farm tractor that failed to yield when making a left hand turn...
Nixon says state health officials taking necessary steps to deal with swine flu (04/27/09)
Missouri health officials are taking significant steps to deal with a new strain of swine flu, Gov. Jay Nixon said today. While no cases of the virus have been reported in the state, health officials and the medical community have been on high alert since last week. The Associated Press reported that 40 cases in the U.S., though none have resulted in death...
Mo. agencies move ahead with using federal economic stimulus money (04/27/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State lawmakers and Gov. Jay Nixon can't agree on how to spend half of Missouri's federal economic stimulus package, but government agencies already are moving to get the other half out the door. Last week, as House Republicans outlined another idea for using the federal money, the Department of Natural Resources was accepting public comments on its proposal to distribute stimulus money for home energy efficiency projects...
President Obama to mark 100th day in office in Arnold, Mo. (04/27/09)
Obama to mark 100th day in Arnold, Mo. ARNOLD, Mo. -- The White House says President Obama's town hall meeting on his 100th day in office will be in Arnold. The event is scheduled for 10:20 a.m. Wednesday at Fox Senior High School. Officials said the event is open to the public, but a ticket is needed. ...
GM to cut 21,000 US factory jobs, shed Pontiac (04/27/09)
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. said it will cut 21,000 U.S. factory jobs by next year, phase out its storied Pontiac brand and ask the government to take more than half its stock in exchange for half of GM's government debt as part of a major restructuring that would leave current shareholders holding just 1 percent of the company...
Obama: Swine flu 'not cause for alarm' (04/27/09)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Monday that spreading swine flu infections were a concern but "not a cause for alarm," while customs agents began checking people coming into the United States by land and air. The World Health Organization said there were 40 confirmed cases in the U.S. but no deaths...
Chrysler gets labor deals in fight for survival (04/27/09)
DETROIT -- It looks like scrappy Chrysler LLC might yet escape the auctioneer's gavel. The smallest of the three major U.S.-based automakers cleared two major hurdles on Sunday in its quest for survival, agreeing on a concession agreement with negotiators for the United Auto Workers and winning ratification of its cost-cutting deal with the Canadian Auto Workers...
Hospitals slash costs by cutting staff, services, amid recession (04/27/09)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Ailing from the recession, many U.S. hospitals have had to begin making cuts to patient services and laying off staff, as previous cost-cutting hasn't been enough, an industry survey found. In previous recessions the health-care industry has held up well, but this time hospitals and other health-care businesses are hurting. ...
3 Va. men hurt in shooting at Hampton University (04/27/09)
HAMPTON, Va. -- A former Hampton University student armed with three guns followed a pizza delivery man into the student's former dorm early Sunday, shot the delivery man and a dorm monitor, then turned the gun on himself, university officials said. All three survived...
World races to contain swine flu outbreak (04/27/09)
WASHINGTON -- The world's governments raced to avoid both a pandemic and global hysteria Sunday as more possible swine flu cases surfaced from Canada to New Zealand and the United States declared a public health emergency. "It's not a time to panic," said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs...
Doctors urge baseline test for prostate cancer (04/27/09)
An influential doctors group is backing off its call for annual tests after age 50 to screen for prostate cancer. "Many men do not need yearly screening," but each man's risk should be individually assessed, said Dr. Peter Carroll, who led the panel that wrote the American Urological Association's new guidelines. They are being issued today at the group's annual meeting in Chicago...
Study links ADHD medication with better test scores (04/27/09)
CHICAGO -- Children on medicine for attention-deficit disorder scored higher on academic tests than their unmedicated peers in the first large, long-term study suggesting this kind of benefit from the widely used drugs. The nationally representative study involved nearly 600 children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder who were followed from kindergarten through fifth grade...
Archaeologists unveil ancient necropolis south of Cairo (04/27/09)
ILLAHUN, Egypt -- Egyptian archaeologists on Sunday unveiled mummies, brightly painted sarcophagi and dozens of ancient tombs carved into a rocky hill in a desert oasis south of Cairo. The 53 tombs -- some as old as 4,000 years -- were discovered recently on a sandy plateau overlooking farming fields in the village Illahun, located in the Fayoum oasis about 50 miles southwest of the Egyptian capital...
Kim Jong Il's son elevated to defense commission post (04/27/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's youngest son has reportedly been named to the powerful National Defense Commission, an appointment analysts said Sunday indicates the 26-year-old is being groomed to take power. Kim Jong Un speaks English, likes basketball -- and is said to look and act just like his father...
Kelly's Hall filled role of dominator (04/27/09)
One reason Debra Hall enjoyed playing basketball at Kelly is because she said coach Rod McQuerter is so team-orientated that all the pressure never is placed on one player. Still Hall, like all the other Kelly players, was told that she had a specific role. Hers was to be the dominant scorer...
Redhawks win series vs. Govs with rout (04/27/09)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team put an emphatic cap on a series win. Southeast routed Austin Peay 13-3 on Sunday, after the squads split Saturday's doubleheader in Clarksville, Tenn. The Redhawks (25-16, 11-4) moved into a virtual first-place Ohio Valley Conference tie with Eastern Illinois, whose 10-3 league mark leads Southeast by percentage points...
Redhawks extend winning streak to 11 (04/27/09)
Things weren't looking good for the Southeast Missouri State softball team Sunday. But when you're as hot as the Redhawks are, the result tends to be positive. So it didn't surprise the Redhawks that they rallied for a 4-3 win over visiting Eastern Kentucky to complete a three-game series sweep and notch their 11th consecutive victory...
Birthday boy lifts Cubs by Redbirds (04/27/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Kosuke Fukudome didn't want a birthday celebration from his teammates. He had no trouble giving them a present, though. Fukudome hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs on his 32nd birthday, helping the Cubs end a four-game skid with a 10-3 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday...
Rams add Iowa cornerback in third round of NFL draft (04/27/09)
ST. LOUIS -- At first blush, the St. Louis Rams' third-round pick may not seem to fit the organization's oft-stated desire to populate the roster with character players. The team is convinced Iowa cornerback Bradley Fletcher's DUI in 2007 is an isolated case, so they took him Sunday to begin Day 2 of the draft...
Redhawks, Panthers approach big OVC series (04/27/09)
The No. 1 prize in Ohio Valley Conference baseball is winning the postseason tournament to earn an automatic NCAA regional berth. Southeast Missouri State has done that twice in the program's Division I history, in 1998 and 2002 under coach Mark Hogan...
World Bank says poor countries face calamity (04/27/09)
WASHINGTON -- The global financial crisis could become "a human and development calamity" for many poor countries, the World Bank said, urging donor nations to speed delivery of money they have pledged and consider giving more. Developing countries, its main constituency, face "especially serious consequences with the crisis driving more than 50 million people into extreme poverty, particularly women and children," the bank said Sunday...
Star of the Show Me Center: Interview with David Ross (04/27/09)
The Show Me Center welcomed its 6 millionth visitor on April 23 during a Southeast Missouri Hospital dinner. The building has hosted a little more than 8,300 events and 225,000 to 275,000 people at its functions each year since it opened Aug. 20, 1987. ...
People on the move 4/27/09 (04/27/09)
Area real estate agents attend state development meetings Wanda Duncan of Realty Executives of Cape County, Brenda Miller of ERA Realty, Jim and Jan McClanahan of Coldwell Banker/Abernathy Realty and Dave Soto of Soto Property Management attended meetings for the Missouri Association of Realtors, Women's Council of Realtors and Certified Residential Specialist in Branson, Mo...
The face of Independence Center is changing (04/27/09)
If you've driven past Independence Center in Cape Girardeau lately you may notice it's receiving a face lift. Property manager Jummie Ready said the 27-unit complex that includes the former Cozmo's building off Independence Street will receive new landscaping and lighting and a new parking lot. Already the brick outer walls of the units have been replaced with stone...
Charles Matheney (04/27/09)
BELL CITY, Mo. — Charles Richard Matheney, 68, of Bell City died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at his home. There will be no services. Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Police report 4/27/09 (04/27/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Assault; Thefts; Miscellaneous
Fire report 4/27/09 (04/27/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 4/27/09 (04/27/09)
25 years ago: April 27, 1984 Cape Girardeau is considering a long-term lease on a new 90-acre landfill site; the site would be along Highway 177 north of the city's existing landfill. A report by the Office of Civil Rights shows Southeast Missouri State University is on the right track in meeting its targets of boosting black enrollment at the school; the only shortcoming in the report is the university's failure to meet its stated goals for black graduate students...
Obama and the CIA (04/27/09)
The Wall Street Journal President Obama last Monday paid his first formal visit to CIA headquarters, in order, as he put it, to "underscore the importance" of the agency and let its staff "know that you've got my full support." Assuming he means it, the President should immediately declassify all memos concerning what intelligence was gleaned, and what plots foiled, by the interrogations of high-level al-Qaida detainees in the wake of Sept. 11...
Southeast orchestra to perform in China (04/27/09)
Thirty-five members of the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, mostly students at Southeast Missouri State University, will tour China for eight days starting May 23, a trip that promises to produce memories that will last a lifetime. The musical journey will also be a cultural exchange for American students who will have opportunities to not only experience another culture, but also visit and play with Chinese musicians...
Thanks, 'Bashin' Trash' helpers (04/27/09)
I would like to thank everyone who participated in our third annual "Bashin' Trash" event April 18. I appreciate the time and effort from the 181 participants who collected approximately 100 bags of trash and many other large items that wouldn't fit in trash bags from Cape La Croix Creek between Route W and the Shawnee Sports Complex. ...
Speak Out 4/27/09 (04/27/09)
Wearing denim; Presidential choice; Protecting our future; Torture orders; Fix it right; Greatest nation; Still in denim; Burrito economics; Missing protesters
Prayer 4/27/09 (04/27/09)
Lead us, O God, through all of our activities, and guide us past pitfalls. Amen.
Students honored at first Cape Junior High School dinner (04/27/09)
By: Steve Robertson Guess Who's Coming to Dinner was a ground-breaking story back in 1967. Another ground-breaking dinner took place recently at Cape Junior High School when 51 students and their parents gathered for the First Annual Principal's Dinner "to recognize students who are simply doing their very best", according to Roy Merideth, principal...
Thank you for "Lending a Hand". (04/27/09)
By: Tina Dohogne A Special Thanks to those individuals, groups and businesses who came forward and answered the call to help during National Volunteer Week, April 18-25, 2009. 245 additional people contacted the Volunteer Intergenerational Center to participate in this special week by providing volunteer service to projects submitted and generating 836.5 hours. I would personally like to express my appreciation to these generous volunteers:...
Family Fun Fitness Class to begin May 21 (04/27/09)
By: COCG Parks & Recreation Department The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department invites parents and their children to their new Family Fitness Fun class beginning Thursday, May 21. The class will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30-- 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H Exhibit Hall in Arena Park. Classes will be held outside when weather permits...
Kiara and Kujo (04/27/09)
By: Tina kiara and kujo chewing on their bones... on their scooby blanket...
PET OF THE WEEK (04/27/09)
By: Jimmy L. Gockel PET NAME: Joey OWNER: Jimmy L. Gockel FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Chewing on furniture
Learn and Grow 2009 (04/27/09)
By: The Garden's Edge The children posing with Elena, an employee at The Garden's Edge. They learned about different types of plants, how to keep the Earth clean, and got a tour of the nursery for The Garden's Edge first ever Learn and Grow Event on Saturday, April 25...
Learn and Grow 2009 (04/27/09)
By: The Garden's Edge Children painted their clay pots with Earth Day themes before learning how to plant it.
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