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City leaders hope Miners game is next step to landing professional baseball (05/07/09)
Cape Girardeau city leaders hope Saturday's exhibition game between the Southern Illinois Miners and Florence Freedom is another step to bringing minor-league baseball to Cape Girardeau. Scheduled for 7 p.m., the two teams from the independent Frontier League will square off at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau. It will be the first time the city has hosted the Miners...
Parents, teachers coordinate costume work for Central Junior High School's 'Cinderella' (05/07/09)
Despite months of involvement in Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School's production of "Cinderella," Pat Renard had not seen any of the musical by Wednesday's dress rehearsal. "I have been either cutting or sewing practically every waking hour except when I'm at church," said Renard, who is in charge of costumes...
Bloomfield, Mo., man charged with child molestation (05/07/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Bloomfield man is in jail today facing child molestation charges.
Uniontown, Mo., man arrested on marijuana charges (05/07/09)
A call from a concerned neighbor led deputies from the Perry County Sheriff's Department to make an arrest on marijuana-related charges and seize six firearms and a large quantity of marijuana growing supplies, according to Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf...
Three arrested after alleged assault with vehicle in Sikeston (05/07/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Three people were arrested following an incident Sunday in which they allegedly struck a pedestrian with a vehicle and tried to rob him, according to a news release from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety.
Three injured in Tuesday afternoon crash near Oran (05/07/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- An Oran man received serious injuries and a Sikeston, Mo., woman and teenager received moderate injuries in a Tuesday afternoon crash near Oran, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Massachusetts company has years of hurdles ahead before it can place turbines in Mississippi River (05/07/09)
A Massachusetts company hoping to install thousands of power-generating turbines in the Mississippi River has years of environmental studies and other regulatory issues to overcome, company officials and federal regulators said Wednesday. Representatives of Free Flow Power Corp. ...
City leaders looking forward to Saturday pro baseball exhibition (05/07/09)
Cape Girardeau city leaders hope Saturday's exhibition game between the Southern Illinois Miners and Florence Freedom is another step to bringing minor league baseball to Cape Girardeau. Scheduled for 7 p.m., the two teams from the independent Frontier League will square off at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau. It will mark the first time the city has hosted the Miners, who lost in the league semifinal playoff round in 2008...
Capt. Ruth Ann Dickerson receives outstanding law enforcement award again (05/07/09)
Capt. Ruth Ann Dickerson received the Timothy J. Ruopp Award for outstanding law enforcement Wednesday, said Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan. Dickerson is the first officer to receive the award twice during her tenure at the sheriff's department, Jordan said. She also received it in 1986...
Dexter automotive parts maker lays off nearly half of work force (05/07/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The Dexter area's largest employer has announced temporary cutbacks for nearly half the local plant's work force. Employees at EMCON Technologies have been informed layoffs will be effective in part Friday, with additional layoffs coming May 15, for the local assembly lines that manufacture and distribute exhaust systems for GM trucks and GM's light vehicle systems for the auto industry...
Salvation Army to hold donor appreciation dinner today (05/07/09)
The Salvation Army will hold a donor appreciation dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at 701 Good Hope St. in Cape Girardeau. Along with the dinner, the Salvation Army Advisory Board will hold a silent auction to benefit the organization's programs. For more information, call 335-7000...
Southbound I-55 reduced; area road contracts approved; flooding closes Scott County road (05/07/09)
Southbound I-55 to be reduced to one lane Southbound Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane today between the Main Street exit in Jackson to Route 74 in Cape Girardeau as Missouri Department of Transportation crews work on guardrail replacements. Crews will be working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and motorists are asked to drive with caution in the work zone...
Child recovering after 52-hour trek in woods (05/07/09)
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy was recuperating Thursday after spending 52 hours in the rugged terrain of Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest. Joshua Childers was found in remarkably good condition by a volunteer searcher Wednesday afternoon three miles from his home. A hospital in Crystal City where he is recuperating lists him in fair condition...
Missing Arcadia boy, 3, found alive in woods (05/07/09)
ARCADIA, Mo. -- A 3-year-old Southeast Missouri boy missing for more than two days was found alive Wednesday afternoon three miles from his rural home. A volunteer found Joshua Childers in the rugged terrain of the Mark Twain National Forest, Madison County Sheriff David Lewis said. The boy had slipped out of his house more than 50 hours earlier, wearing a T-shirt, sneakers and a pull-up diaper...
Missouri House defeats money for health-care expansion (05/07/09)
House defeats money for health expansion JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House has defeated a proposed $147 million expansion of government health care to low-income parents. The defeat throws Missouri's proposed budget into jeopardy as lawmakers near Friday's constitutional deadline to pass it. ...
New jobless claims unexpectedly plunge to 610K (05/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- New applications for jobless benefits plunged to the lowest level in 14 weeks, a possible sign that the massive wave of layoffs has peaked. Still, the number of unemployed workers getting benefits climbed to a new record. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number newly laid off workers applying for benefits dropped to 601,000 last week. That was far better than the rise to 635,000 claims that economists expected...
GM posts $6 billion 1Q loss, spends $10.2 billion in cash (05/07/09)
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. lost $6 billion in the first quarter and its revenue was cut nearly in half as car buyers feared the wounded auto giant would enter bankruptcy and no longer honor its warranties. The Detroit-based company also said it spent $10.2 billion more cash than it took in from January through March, mainly because revenue dropped by a staggering $20 billion, or 47 percent...
Bank stress tests show some banks need more funds (05/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- Some of the nation's largest banks will be scrambling to demonstrate that they can raise capital after results of government stress tests leaked out, showing many need more funds. The Treasury Department will officially release results later Thursday...
Critics say results of banks' stress tests negated by public scrutiny (05/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in February that putting the nation's biggest banks through "stress tests" was vital to getting the financial system back on solid ground. But with the results set to be released today, critics say regulators seem so intent on avoiding statements that might undermine confidence in the banks that they risk eroding trust in the stress tests themselves...
Gay marriage leaps ahead in New England (05/07/09)
AUGUSTA, Maine -- In a banner day in New England for advocates of gay marriage, Maine legalized the practice Wednesday, and the New Hampshire Legislature voted to do the same. If New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch signs the bill or lets it become law without his signature, his state would become the sixth overall to allow gay marriage and the fifth in New England. Rhode Island would be the region's only holdout...
FAA reviews flying hours of N.Y. crash airline crew (05/07/09)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into whether crew members of the airline whose flight crashed into a home in upstate New York in February recently flew more hours than allowed by federal limits. The agency and the Manassas, Va.-based Colgan Air confirmed the inquiry Wednesday, a few days before the start of a federal hearing into the fatal crash near Buffalo of a Continental Connection flight operated by Colgan...
Saudi Arabia holds Miss Beautiful Morals pageant (05/07/09)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Sukaina al-Zayer is an unlikely beauty queen hopeful. She covers her face and body in black robes and an Islamic veil, so no one can tell what she looks like. She also admits she's a little on the plump side. But at Saudi Arabia's only beauty pageant, the judges don't care about a perfect figure or face. What they're looking for in the quest for "Miss Beautiful Morals" is the contestant who shows the most devotion and respect for her parents...
Brazilian government sends aid to flood victims; 32 dead (05/07/09)
SAO PAULO -- Brazil rushed aid Wednesday by air, over land and through rapidly rising waters to dozens of cities and towns isolated by floods that have killed at least 32 people and left more than 200,000 homeless. Some complained aid wasn't coming fast enough to help flood victims deal with the disaster, which officials said is the worst rainfall and flooding that some parts of the region have seen in two decades...
Plenty of flu caution as Mexicans return to work (05/07/09)
MEXICO CITY -- In office towers and markets, Mexicans returned to work Wednesday after a five-day swine flu shutdown, and dozens returned to a heroes' welcome from "humiliating" quarantines in China. But Mexico's death toll rose, feeding fears of more infections now that crowds are gathering again...
High school roundup: Woodland rides its offense past Richland (05/07/09)
Neil Johnson smashed a three-run homer in the first inning as he helped Woodland jump ahead early and beat Richland 16-5 in five innings Wednesday. Johnson went 2-for-4 with five RBIs while teammate David Gray stroked two hits and knocked in one run...
Notre Dame adds wrestling (05/07/09)
Notre Dame officially has launched a wrestling program and hired a coach with 30 years of experience. Marc Stevener has agreed to coach the program, which will start competing next winter. Stevener coached Sikeston between 1976 and 1997 before leaving to coach at Hazelwood Central...
NCAA penalizes two Southeast programs (05/07/09)
Southeast Missouri State's football and men's basketball teams received penalties from the NCAA based on their Academic Progress Rate scores, which were released Wednesday. The football team will be limited to awarding 27 intial scholarships and 82 scholarship renewals, meaning the program will be limited to awarding 61.28 total scholarships. This is the third consecutive year the football team has been penalized...
OVC names Richmond co-coach of year (05/07/09)
Southeast Missouri State's bounceback softball season netted Lana Richmond a major honor. Richmond was named the Ohio Valley Conference co-coach of the year Wednesday. The league announced its postseason awards on the eve of the conference tournament in Jacksonville, Ala. Voting was done by the OVC's coaches and sports information directors...
Area digest 5/7/09 (05/07/09)
Bankston team wins morning flight The team of Dino Bankston, Ron Hickman, Kevin Brunk and Joe Davidson shot a 58 to take first place in the morning tee times at the SEMO Network Against Sexual Violence golf tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. The team of Matt Porch, Jody Underwood, Rocky Strand and Randall Kight took second...
Two schools get postseason bans for not making grade (05/07/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Centenary's men's basketball team and Tennessee-Chattanooga's football team will miss the NCAA's postseason tournaments next season -- no matter how well they do on the field. The NCAA handed down postseason bans to both teams for subpar academic scores Wednesday, the first time college sports' governing body has instituted a penalty it said it never wanted to use...
Wainwright hopes to regain April form (05/07/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Great escapes got Adam Wainwright through the first month of the season unbeaten. The St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander wasn't so fortunate in his first May start, giving up seven runs in six innings during a loss to the Phillies on Tuesday night. It spoiled what he believed was his best stuff of the year...
Pujols creams Pirates (05/07/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols might have been a bit weary after a four-hour photo shoot for the All-Star Game home run derby earlier in the day. Nope. A few hours later he went deep on his first swing. Pujols hit his fourth homer in five games to launch a 4-for-4 performance, and Chris Duncan's two-run triple in the fourth inning was the go-ahead hit as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 to snap a three-game losing streak Wednesday night...
Spotlight on film (05/07/09)
The arts, in the simplest of terms, encompass painting, literature, music, dance and film. We have First Fridays, a storytelling festival, theater and dance productions and music nightly. Why does film get treated like a stepchild who rarely gets to go outside and play?...
Angels in disguise (05/07/09)
May 7, 2009 Dear Emmanuelle, We enjoyed spending time with you this past week and hope you return home from America Obama-juvenated. Living next door to Frank and Robyn privileges us to join in dancing and sharing food and wine and most of all conversations with visitors from the travelogues...
River City Players start season with 'Make Me a Match' (05/07/09)
What happens when a rich, headstrong businesswoman starts to hear the ticking of her biological clock? She hires an expensive matchmaker. At least that's the result in the River City Players' season-opening production "Make Me a Match." The romantic comedy tells the story of Stevie Mills, a demanding corporate executive who has always put her career ahead of romance. ...
'Fire Lily,' film made in Southeast Missouri, lights up big screen (05/07/09)
"Fire Lily" hits the big screen Saturday, but not everyone is invited to the show. The first screening will serve as a test run for the film with students and faculty from Southeast Missouri State University providing feedback and opinions on the movie written, filmed and produced in Southeast Missouri...
good bets 5/7/09 (05/07/09)
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ARTifacts 5/7/09 (05/07/09)
Historic sites open for limited hours The Red House Interpretive Center has events planned each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in May. Full operating hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, May 19 to Sept. 6. The Glenn House Historic home is open 1 to 5 p.m. ...
Canon fodder: Die-hard 'Star Trek' fans offer glimpse into American mythmaking (05/07/09)
It took just a few seconds of footage -- a single trailer -- for the hue and cry to rise on Trekmovie.com, the top fan site for J.J. Abrams' new "Star Trek" movie. By the hundreds they weighed in, a contentious cacophony that would have jammed even Lt. Uhura's comms system...
David Rodman (05/07/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- David Christopher Rodman, 42, of Anna died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tony Foeller officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery...
Mary Urhahn (05/07/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Mary Ellen Nebel Urhahn, 60, of Benton passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at her home after battling pancreatic cancer. She was born Aug. 28, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Gladys Keller Nebel and the late Calvin Nebel. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee. She was married to Larry Urhahn at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee in 1997...
Lender Crader (05/07/09)
Lender "Frog" Crader, 75, of Whitewater passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 12, 1934, in Whitewater, son of Alva and Minnie Nance Crader. He and Patricia Dumey were married June 25, 1960...
Theresa Rouse (05/07/09)
Theresa L. Rouse, 84, of Jackson died Monday, May 4, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Centerville, Ill., daughter of William Leonard and Lottie J. Palmier Kaase. She and George F. Rouse were married Feb. 28, 1948. He died May 31, 1996...
Vincent Dorman (05/07/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Vincent E. Dorman, 91, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died Monday, May 4, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Nora Mary Nolan Dorman; dearest father of Andrew J. (Michelle) Dorman of Kelso, Mo., and Peter J. (Melanie) Dorman; dear brother of Lilian Skelly, William Dorman Sr., (Nancy Dorman) and the late Rita Cokefair and Joseph Dorman, (survived by Lillian Dorman): dear grandfather of Paul and Lucy Dorman and Nicholas Roche; dear uncle and great-uncle...
Births 5/7/09 (05/07/09)
Radcliff; Massa; Dameron; Wright; Garcia; Biggs
Fire report 5/7/09 (05/07/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following items Wednesday:...
Police report 5/7/09 (05/07/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Summonses; Thefts; Property damage
Out of the past 5/7/09 (05/07/09)
25 years ago: May 7, 1984 THEBES, Ill. -- A federal plan to buy out 11 owners in downtown Thebes, whose homes or businesses are in the flood plain, has received preliminary approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency; about $150,000 has been allocated by FEMA for the buyout...
Balancing act: City's budget (05/07/09)
Cape Girardeau officials are in a situation no public servant wants to confront but periodically must because of economic factors that are sometimes beyond the city's control. This year's city budgeting process is proving to be a challenge. Council members are looking at the possibility of filling a gap between anticipated revenue and spending needs that exceed $800,000...
Letter about global warming was lacking in scientific research (05/07/09)
How often must an error be repeated before it becomes a lie? Had Dr. Randall L. Stahly undertaken some degree of scientific research, he would have quickly discovered the following:The evidence that Mars is warming is purely anecdotal, based solely upon photos that suggest a melting polar ice cap, rather than upon hard temperature data. ...
Speak Out 5/7/09 (05/07/09)
Not swine flu; Census space; No excuse; A good world; No credit for Bush; OSHA fines; Regional library; Balancing the budget; Poor management; Campus preaching; Relay for Life; Ready to enroll; Piano lounge; Biking in Cape; Be cool; Influence on views; Worthless money
Prayer 5/7/09 (05/07/09)
For all the blessings we enjoy, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
New Guard site at Wappapello to provide urban operations training (05/07/09)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo -- A new training facility at the Missouri National Guard's Wappapello Training Site is being erected to give Citizen-Soldiers in Southeast Missouri a chance to practice urban operations training, similar to real-world scenarios currently taking place in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Bowling with Cannonballs (05/07/09)
Delta students from Mrs. Below's 4th grade class roll "cannonballs" at Fort D, recreating activities that Union soldiers did in 1861. Fort D hosted over 450 students during school days last week.
Artillery Drill at Fort D (05/07/09)
Turner Brigade reenactor Jerry Kasten of Cape Girardeau leads students from Mrs. Haggerty's 5th grade Central Middle School class in drilling on the ordnance rifle. Fort D hosted over 300 students on Education Day last Friday.
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