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Dune buggy crash kills Steele, Mo., man (05/21/09)
STEELE, Mo. -- A Steele man was killed in a dune buggy accident Wednesday in Pemiscot County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 4:15 p.m. on County Road 580, one-tenth of a mile east of County Road 563, William T. Jones, 41, of Steele ran his dune buggy off the right side of the road and struck a telephone pole...
Perrvyille man injured in Wednesday crash (05/21/09)
PERRY COUNTY, Mo. - Timothy L. Glore, 28, of Perryville was injured Wednesday afternoon when the 1989 Oldsmobile Regency he was driving veered off the roadway and struck a tree. The accident occurred around 4 p.m. on Route T west of Silver Lake. Glore was transported by ambulance to Perry County Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for moderate injuries. The Regency was totaled...
City breaks ground on $8.8 million water park, Osage Centre improvements (05/21/09)
Early work on the crown jewel of a $20 million program of Cape Girardeau park facilities work, a 151,000-square-foot water park on the grounds of the Osage Community Centre, will begin in the next few weeks. ...
Cape teacher to start private school in August (05/21/09)
Russell Grammer will finish 10 years of teaching at Jefferson Elementary School next week to embark on a new educational endeavor: establishing a private school based on family involvement and individual student abilities. "I'm full of peace and joy because I see the response and I know where this is going," said Grammer, who teaches fourth grade...
Survivors recall deadly 1949 tornado that struck Cape Girardeau (05/21/09)
For Doc Ford, the evening of May 21, 1949, was supposed to be a fun night spent with friends at Broadway Theatre. Instead, the evening's events claimed the lives of 22 people, injured many more and etched painful memories in the minds of residents who survived the tornado that touched down in Cape Girardeau...
Contaminate spill under investigation (05/21/09)
An investigation continues into the cause of a contaminate spill late Wednesday in a ditch in the area of South West End Boulevard and Linden Street. Cape Girardeau Fire Department Battalion Chief Brad Dillow said crews responded to a strange odor in the area at 9:29 p.m.
100-Mile Yard Sale begins today (05/21/09)
This morning bargain hunters from throughout the country began their journey to find the best deals at the 11th annual 100-Mile Yard Sale. The yard sale started in 1999 when Ellen Lowe, who travels to many trade shows and flea markets, started taking contact information from the dealers and realized that she could bring the trade market to Highway 25. ...
Cape tour points out architectural highlights of downtown (05/21/09)
About 85 people gathered in front of Old St. Vincent's Church Wednesday evening for the Historic Preservation Walk downtown. The Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission held the walk in recognition of National Preservation Month, and this year's theme for the monthlong celebration, "This Place Matters!"...
Bird cause of morning power outage in Cape Girardeau (05/21/09)
A bird that shorted out a lightning arrestor on a transformer was the cause of a mid-morning power outage for 307 AmerenUE customers in Cape Girardeau. AmerenUE spokesperson Mike Cleary said from 10:11 to 10:35 a.m. today customers in the vicinity of Kingshighway, Kingsway Drive and Hopper Road were without electricity. Cleary said the incident was one of nine power outages caused by an animal for customers in Illinois and Missouri since midnight.
Ticket sales for Neal Boyd, Kenny Rogers Sikeston concert going strong (05/21/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- It's looking like the June 24 Kenny Rogers benefit concert may be the most successful to date. "We have more than doubled (the number of sponsors) than any previous concert," said Tom Nunnelee, co-chairman of the concert committee. "I was in hopes that we could get to a level such as this and we have. I am thrilled beyond words...
Fire in kitchen causes minor damage to Cape Girardeau home (05/21/09)
A residence in south Cape Girardeau suffered minor damage Wednesday night after a fire broke out in the kitchen. The fire occurred about 9:10 p.m. at 1205 S. Ellis St. and took less than 20 minutes to put out, said battalion chief Brad Dillow...
Gas prices rise as holiday approaches (05/21/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The first big travel weekend of the year is almost here, and gasoline prices are going up. Memorial Day weekend traditionally launches the travel season, and the expected increase in demand is fueling higher prices at the pumps...
Many more executions possible in state (05/21/09)
BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- The execution of Dennis Skillicorn could be the first of many in the coming months in Missouri. Skillicorn, 49, was put to death early Wednesday. He was one of three men convicted of a 1994 murder. It was the first execution in Missouri since October 2005. ...
Backers say Nixon pledged to repeal Mo. motorcycle helmet law (05/21/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Advocates of repealing Missouri's motorcycle helmet law claim Gov. Jay Nixon has told them he will sign a bill allowing most adults to ride helmet-free on most roads. The legislation would lift the helmet requirement for motorcycle riders 21 and older when they're not traveling on interstates. Legislators tacked the provision onto a bill that also would bar insurance companies from assigning fault for an accident to someone solely for riding a motorcycle...
Utah and Arizona report swine flu-related deaths (05/21/09)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah officials reported the state's first death associated with swine flu and Arizona recorded that state's third victim, pushing the national death toll to 10 people. David Sundwall, executive director of the Utah Department of Health, said a 21-year-old man with swine flu died Wednesday morning at a Salt Lake City hospital. ...
Congress votes to allow guns in national parks (05/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- Congress has voted to allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. The House approved the measure 279-147 on Wednesday, one day after the Senate acted. A total of 105 Democrats in the House joined 174 Republicans in supporting the gun measure, which essentially restores a Bush administration policy that briefly allowed loaded guns in national parks earlier this year. ...
4 arrested in plot to bomb NYC temple (05/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI arrested four men in New York City on Wednesday evening in an alleged plot to detonate a bomb outside a Jewish temple. Officials said the arrests came after a long-running undercover operation that began in Newburgh, N.Y. The names and charges were not immediately known, but authorities said the suspects had planned to detonate a car with plastic explosives outside a temple in the Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale...
Reports: Treasury to lend GMAC more money (05/21/09)
NEW YORK -- The Treasury Department is set to inject billions more dollars into GMAC Financial Services, according to media reports.
Chrysler exec says sales OK despite bankruptcy (05/21/09)
DETROIT -- Chrysler LLC's Chapter 11 filing so far doesn't appear to be affecting May sales, a top executive said Wednesday.
Changes in store for credit card holders (05/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- Every American with a credit card will see changes in the market, with limits on sudden increases in interest rates that drive consumers deeper into debt. Even cardholders who pay off their balance each month may face new annual fees or lose out on lucrative rewards programs...
Senate blocks Guantanamo shutdown (05/21/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Wednesday to keep the prison at Guantanamo Bay open for the foreseeable future and forbid the transfer of any detainees to facilities in the United States. Democrats lined up with Republicans in the 90-6 vote that came on the heels of a similar move a week ago in the House, underscoring apprehension among President Obama's congressional allies over voters' feelings about bringing detainees to the U.S. from the prison in Cuba...
Sick girl's mom said she expected 'divine healing' (05/21/09)
WAUSAU, Wis. -- Hours after an 11-year-old girl died of untreated diabetes, her mother told police she never considered taking her tired, pale and skinny daughter to a doctor for what she believed was a spiritual attack. Leilani Neumann said in a videotaped interview played Wednesday at her trial that the Lord was going to take care of her daughter and all she needed was prayer...
Hunt on for mother, son who fled chemo (05/21/09)
SLEEPY EYE, Minn. -- A courtroom clash between medicine and faith took a criminal turn, with police on the lookout for a Minnesota mother who fled with her cancer-stricken 13-year-old son rather than consent to chemotherapy. Colleen Hauser and her son, Daniel, were seen as recently as Tuesday morning in Southern California and might be headed to Mexico to seek treatment for Daniel's Hodgkin's lymphoma, authorities said Wednesday night. ...
Plane crash in Indonesia kills 98 (05/21/09)
MAGETAN, Indonesia -- An Indonesian military plane carrying troops and their families caught fire and nose-dived into a residential neighborhood Wednesday, killing 98 people and putting focus on the country's poor aviation safety record. More than a dozen people were injured, many with severe burns...
Myanmar lets diplomats visit Suu Kyi, opens trial (05/21/09)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi thanked diplomats for their support Wednesday after Myanmar's military government agreed to allow them and several journalists to attend her trial. They said she seemed "spirited" and in good health...
Iran tests its longest-range missile yet (05/21/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran tested its longest-range, solid-fuel missile yet Wednesday, a launch that displayed Tehran's reach and burnished the president's hard-line reputation ahead of next month's election. Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirmed the test, which was announced by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The launch raised concerns about the sophistication of Tehran's missile program and Pentagon officials cautioned that it leaves Iran at a crossroads...
Bell City's season ends with 10-0 loss to Bernie (05/21/09)
The Cubs lost in five innings in the Class 1 District 2 title game. By Matt Pashia Special to the Southeast Missourian ORAN -- Bernie peppered the baseball, scoring early and often in its five-inning rout of Bell City to win the Class 1 District 2 championship Wednesday...
Young pitches ND to district crown (05/21/09)
Notre Dame committed five errors on Tuesday, but it didn't prevent the top-ranked team in Class 3 from winning the District 1 title in Dexter. Behind the two-hit pitching of junior Colton Young, the Bulldogs defeated Kennett 4-1 in the championship game...
St. Vincent girls capture district (05/21/09)
Liz Brueckner scored two goals as she led St. Vincent to a 4-0 victory over Gateway Academy in the Class 1 District 1 title game Wednesday. St. Vincent (17-5) advanced to play a quarterfinal contest next Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Anheuser-Busch Center. It will play either Lutheran North or St. Elizabeth...
Crusaders claim district title (05/21/09)
CHARLESTON -- Saxony Lutheran senior Chris Roth was haunted by memories of one of the toughest losses of his pitching career during the Class 2 District 3 title game Wednesday. As Kelly hitters started to rally against him in the top of the seventh inning, Roth began to think about last year's district title game against Valle Catholic when he took a one-run lead into the seventh but gave up two runs to suffer the loss...
Redhawks lose opener in OVC tournament (05/21/09)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State's free-fall continued Wednesday. It's going to be extremely difficult for the Redhawks to recover from their latest setback. Fourth-seeded Southeast fell into the Ohio Valley Conference tournament losers bracket as fifth-seeded Tennessee Tech held for a 9-5 victory...
Area digest 5/21/09 (05/21/09)
Donahue captures first place Sissy Donahue finished atop the A flight standings at the weekly Cape Chip A Ways golf outing. Irene Winston, Dorris Breymeyer and Bea Mashek tied atop B flight. Carolyn Blechle and Clara Schafer tied for the low putts. Fisher takes first in Women's Fest 5K...
Vick released from prison (05/21/09)
HAMPTON, Va. -- Michael Vick is out of prison and headed home, penniless and reviled for running a vicious dogfighting ring, but hopeful for a second chance at his once-charmed life as a star NFL quarterback. The suspended quarterback served 19 months in prison on the dogfighting conviction that capped one of the most astonishing falls in sports history -- one that stole his wealth and popularity...
Carpenter returns from DL, gets win vs. Cubs (05/21/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Five scoreless innings from Chris Carpenter was plenty for the St. Louis Cardinals in his first start off the 15-day disabled list...
Mickelson's wife diagnosed with cancer (05/21/09)
Phil Mickelson's wife, Amy, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and the three-time major champion said Wednesday he will suspend his PGA Tour schedule indefinitely. According to a release from Mickelson's management company, his wife was to have more tests but begin treatment with major surgery as early as the next two weeks...
Cavs suffer first loss in playoffs to Magic (05/21/09)
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James chewed on his fingernails as he talked quietly with Mo Williams in the corner of Cleveland's muted locker room. As they reviewed the game's final seconds, the two stars stared blankly at a boxscore floating in an ice tub above James' feet...
Tuning in to Tunes (05/21/09)
Old Town Cape's Tunes at Twilight series started last week. The Tunes musicians follow the same path each week. They arrive on Thursday; play a set at 8 p.m. Thursday at Stooges in Jackson; play KFVS12's "The Breakfast Show" on Friday morning; hang with Larry and Jean Underberg; and play Tunes at Twilight at 7 p.m. Friday...
Stands of trees that stand for something (05/21/09)
May 21, 2009 Dear Pat, Those of us who have been around Cape Girardeau a long time remember when the Town Plaza Shopping Center was a fenced pasture with horses and anything west of Kingshighway seemed like hinterlands. The arrival of the interstate highway in the 1960s began changing all that...
Climbing for kids: Local musicians support Kyle Gerecke's Summit for Someone fundraising (05/21/09)
Kyle Gerecke has been climbing mountains for 11 years, but this will be the second year he's making meaningful use of his hobby. Gerecke and fellow-climber Jordan Duncan will brave Mexico's highest peaks, the 18,410-foot Mount Orizaba and the 17,158-foot Ixtacihuatl, also known as Mount Ixta, as participants of the 2009 Summit for Someone, a fundraising series for the Big City Mountaineers charity organization...
Arts council, university offer summer workshops (05/21/09)
good bets 5/21/09 (05/21/09)
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Local rockers prepare to play Pointfest in St. Louis (05/21/09)
Isabella, a hard-core sometimes screamo band based from Cape Girardeau, recently won the right to play at Pointfest, an outdoor rock festival held by a radio station in St. Louis. The band competed in prelims and finals, beating out St. Louis acts and others for a time slot Saturday at a time to be determined...
Laura Weiss (05/21/09)
Laura G. Weiss, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
L.H. Moore (05/21/09)
MINER, Mo. -- Littleton Harris "L.H." Moore, 88, of Tifton, Ga., died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Tift Regional Medical Center. He was born July 13, 1920, in Hoxie, Ark., son of Claud and Grace Barnhill Moore. He married Cornelia Jane Brasenell, who preceded him in death...
Homer Davis (05/21/09)
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Homer C. Davis, 96, a resident of Naperville since July 2008, formerly of Tacoma, Wash., died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was born Feb. 10, 1913, in Crosstown, Mo., son of John and Esther Davis. He and Norma Jean Carter were married Aug. 13, 1941...
Phyllis Farmer (05/21/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Phyllis Gayleen Farmer, 68, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. She was born Aug. 18, 1940, at Grassy, Mo., daughter of Paul A. and Wilda A. Gaines Farmer. Farmer retired in 2003 from IBM, where she worked as an office administrator, and moved from Hillsboro, Mo., to Marble Hill...
Births 5/21/09 (05/21/09)
Holzheimer; Lincoln; Light; Shands
Fire report 5/21/09 (05/21/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 5/21/09 (05/21/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Thefts
Out of the past 5/21/09 (05/21/09)
25 years ago: May 21, 1984 An ordinance setting minimum setbacks along U.S. 61, where plans are being made for construction, is approved by the Jackson Board of Aldermen. CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Chaffee board of aldermen clears the way for hiring a city administrator when it votes unanimously to approve the recommendation by the City Administrator Committee that such a post is needed by the city...
Holiday driving (05/21/09)
The statistics from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reported below on this page, are sobering. During the Memorial Day holiday weekend last year, there were 1,094 traffic crashes on Missouri highways. Eleven people died, and 477 were injured. Using seat belts is automatic for many motorists. But accident statistics still point to injuries and deaths that might have been avoided if drivers and their passengers had been using seat belts...
Analysis not open nor objective (05/21/09)
Accusing opponents of techniques one uses oneself is a debating tactic the climate-change skeptics employ when accusing others of cherry-picking. Science requires examining what the evidence indicates and drawing conclusions that the evidence suggests. ...
Reality dose for the president? (05/21/09)
President Obama, like most liberals, spends much of the time with his head in the clouds. His recent actions regarding his policy reversals on Gitmo, military tribunal trials for detainees and the prisoner photos has me wondering whether he was slipped a common-sense mickey. Or has he, since being in office, gotten a dose of reality as to the kind of people at which we are at war?...
Prayer 5/21/09 (05/21/09)
For all those who show compassion in the healing arts, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Motorcyclists Serve Free Coffee to Travelers (05/21/09)
The Goldwing Road Riders Association (GWRRA), Chapter I of Jackson, Missouri will host a free coffee break at the I-55 rest stops between Oak Ridge and Fruitland this Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, chapter members will be out in force at the southbound I-55 rest stop beginning at 6:00 a.m. ...
At age 39, he's in the Army National Guard now (05/21/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo -- It's a good thing Charles Friedrich signed up when he did. If he was trying to get into the Army National Guard today, he wouldn't be allowed. At 39, Friedrich would be too old under new, stricter guidelines, intended to shrink swollen Guard rosters...
City of Marble Hill Public Hearing / Special Meeting Tonight (05/21/09)
The Marble Hill Board of Aldermen will hold a Public Hearing today at 4:45 pm at the Marble Hill City Hall (located at 302 Union St.). The City is seeking input on whether or not to annex the Bleven property. At 5:00 pm the Board of Aldermen will vote on whether or not to purchase a 1995 Ford F-150 from Lutesville Motor Company for the City Maintenance Department . The vehicle is 4wd, has a 300 "straight six" cylinder engine and is good condition...
Charleston students Discover Nature at Solar Day (05/21/09)
Fifth grader Danitra Jones said she was excited to make her first catch -- a large mouth bass -- at "Solar Day" near Charleston. Danitra said she hopes to catch a lot more fish in the future. Other successful first time anglers were Dontarius Sharp and A'JoiYah Wells, both fifth graders. A'JoiYah said her favorite part of catching her fish was letting it go. "I liked feeling how smooth it was," she said...
Barn Hopping (05/21/09)
Oh man, there she is! I told you this is her favorite hangout.I think she's looking our way - quick, suck in your gut and check my teeth- do I have rodent in them?
spring sunset (05/21/09)
threw most of our time at lake of the ozarks in april it was raining.but we were lucky enough to have a few very nice sunsets.
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