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Testing of Cape Girardeau fire hydrants may discolor water (06/01/09)
The Cape Girardeau Fire Department is testing fire hydrants throughout the city today through June 13, according to a news release from the City of Cape Girardeau. During the testing, city water customers may notice a slight discoloration in their water. ...
Escaped Ark. convicts thought to be in Southeast Missouri (06/01/09)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Authorities on Monday continued to look in Southeast Missouri for two convicted killers who escaped from the Cummins Unit in Grady. Jeffrey Grinder, 32, and Calvin Adams, 39, were convicted of capital murder and were serving life sentences. Correction Department spokeswoman Dina Tyler says the men were spotted Saturday in two Southeast Missouri communities, Hayti and Braggadocio...
Advance man killed in car wreck (06/01/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- An 86-year-old Advance man, Raymond C. Mayberry, was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Friday at Highway 25 and Route OO near Advance. Raymond Mayberry was an occupant in a vehicle driven by Sidney F. Mayberry, 75, also of Advance, who sustained moderate injuries...
Murder suspect turns himself in to Dexter police (06/01/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter, Mo., man is awaiting extradition to Alaska on first-degree murder and first-degree assault charges, according to a news release from the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department. Christopher L. Burleson, 24, reportedly turned himself in at the Dexter Police Department headquarters about 3:30 p.m. Thursday for a warrant from Alaska...
Wreck near Oran leaves two teenagers dead, four others in serious condition (06/01/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- An early morning wreck near Oran left two teenagers dead and four others injured, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Jackson teachers start Stream Team to take education outside (06/01/09)
Three teachers at Jackson Middle School are taking education outdoors with a new after-school activity. The seventh-grade science teachers founded a stream team, which works in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Conservation. The group, made up mostly of seventh-graders, collects data at local streams for the department, said Jason Bruns, a seventh-grade science teacher at the middle school...
Section of West End Boulevard closed starting today (06/01/09)
West End Boulevard will be closed at the Wayne Street intersection south of Bertling Street beginning today, according to a news release from the City of Cape Girardeau. An earlier release had erroneously said the street would be closed between Highway 74 and Linden Street...
Cape Girardeau man charged with hate crimes for Islamic Center propety damage (06/01/09)
A Cape Girardeau man has been charged with two hate crimes for property damage he allegedly committed at the Islamic Center in Cape Girardeau Sunday night. According to a news release from Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle, Nicholas John Proffitt, 31, is charged with property damage in the first degree for allegedly damaging the front door of the Islamic Center by throwing rocks at the building and property damage in the second degree for damaging the windshield of a car parking in the center's parking lot at 293 West End Boulevard. ...
Report: Calls involving mentally ill people are often challenging for police officers (06/01/09)
Some of the most challenging service calls law enforcement officers have to make are those involving mentally ill individuals, often requiring reliance on local mental health resources, according to a report and guide for law enforcement issued last week by the Council of State Governments' Justice Center.
Area police departments look at making improvements to facilities (06/01/09)
As the Perryville, Mo., Police Department nears the six-month mark in its new $1.5 million headquarters, other police agencies in Southeast Missouri are looking at expansions, repairs or general facelifts to existing facilities.
Sikeston Depot Museum hosts American Indian exhibit (06/01/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A selection of unusual American Indian artifacts is on display at the Sikeston Depot Museum as part of the the Native American Heritage exhibit, which opened Thursday.
Wentzville GM plant to stay open (06/01/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A General Motors plant in the St. Louis suburb of Wentzville will remain open. The Detroit-based automaker said Monday it was permanently closing nine plants and idling another three to cut costs under bankruptcy protection. The good news for the St. Louis area is that the Wentzville plant is not on the list of plants that are closing. Wentzville is in St. Charles County, about 40 miles west of St. Louis...
Boy, injected with HIV by father, to graduate (06/01/09)
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. -- Brryan Jackson pulled into the school parking lot in the family minivan. "Hope Is Vital" was scrawled across a side window in white marker, the kind typically used for sayings such as "Go Team!" "Hope Is Vital" is the message of a not-for-profit group of the same name -- a group he filed the paperwork to establish on his 18th birthday, in February...
Lawmakers, MoDOT officials in turf battle (06/01/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lawmakers lately have been lambasting Missouri's transportation director for veering into their policy lanes by publicly lobbying on legislation relating to seat belts and motorcycle helmets. But lawmakers are on a two-way street...
Obama's plan to save GM: bankruptcy, $30 billion (06/01/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed a humbled General Motors Corp. into bankruptcy on Monday and said the federal government will act as "reluctant shareholder" when it assumes a 60 percent ownership of the smaller carmaker that emerges. The president said he hopes GM -- once a proud symbol of American capitalism -- would emerge quickly from bankruptcy court, and pledged up to $30 billion in additional federal assistance to help it get on its feet...
Hopeful signs for economy emerge in latest data (06/01/09)
WASHINGTON -- Fresh signs emerged Monday that the recession is letting up. Manufacturing's slide is slowing. Builders are boosting spending on construction projects -- including homes. And consumers aren't cutting back as much as some had feared. A trio of reports gave Wall Street a big lift on the same day that industrial icon General Motors Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection. The federal government is taking a majority ownership stake in the company, which announced new plant closings...
Judge OKs sale of most Chrysler assets to Fiat (06/01/09)
NEW YORK -- A federal bankruptcy judge approved the sale of most of Chrysler's assets to Italy's Fiat, moving the American automaker a step closer to its goal of a quick exit from court protection. Judge Arthur Gonzalez said in his ruling late Sunday that a speedy sale -- the centerpiece of a restructuring plan backed by President Barack Obama's automotive task force -- was needed to keep the value of Chrysler from deteriorating and would provide a better return for the company's stakeholders than if it had chosen to liquidate.. ...
Go time for health care overhaul (06/01/09)
WASHINGTON -- It's go time for President Barack Obama's promise to enact a sweeping health care overhaul this year. First up as Congress returns from a weeklong recess: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, partially sidelined by cancer, is convening his health committee's Democrats on Tuesday to begin weighing his proposals to extend health care to all...
Geithner syas Obama will bring down deficits (06/01/09)
BEIJING -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sought to assure America's biggest creditors on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to attacking soaring budget deficits. Facing skeptical students at China's prestigious Peking University, Geithner said that once the current recession and financial crisis are over, the administration will get America's fiscal deficit in order...
GM makes plans for bankruptcy protection (06/01/09)
DETROIT -- With the clock ticking on a June 1 government deadline to restructure, General Motors Corp. worked feverishly Sunday to shore up its global businesses to clear the way for a speedy reorganization in bankruptcy court. A majority of the Detroit automaker's unsecured bondholders announced they had accepted a deal viewed as crucial to reorganization, and Germany agreed to loan $2 billion to GM's German unit, Opel, as part of its acquisition by a Canadian auto parts supplier...
Japan ambassador apologizes for Bataan Death March (06/01/09)
SAN ANTONIO -- Japan's ambassador to the United States apologized Saturday on behalf of his country for the 65-mile forced walk of U.S. troops and allies during World War II that left some 11,000 prisoners of war dead. "As former prime ministers of Japan have repeatedly stated: The Japanese people should bear in mind that we must look into the past and to learn from the lessons of history," Ichiro Fujisaki said at the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, the San Antonio Express-News reported.. ...
Late-term abortion doctor shot in church (06/01/09)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Dr. George Tiller, who remained one of the nation's few providers of late-term abortions through decades of protests and attacks, was shot and killed Sunday in a church where he was serving as an usher and his wife was in the choir...
Researchers find success with immune therapy treatment (06/01/09)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- First there was surgery, then chemotherapy and radiation. Now, doctors have overcome 30 years of false starts and found success with a fourth way to fight cancer: using the body's natural defender, the immune system. The approach is called a cancer vaccine, although it treats the disease rather than prevents it...
Robots used to simulate evolution (06/01/09)
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Robots wag their tail fins and bob along like bathtub toys in a pool at a Vassar College lab. Their actions are dictated by microprocessors housed in plastic containers, the sort you'd store soup in. It hardly looks like it, but the two swimming robots were set loose in the little pool to study evolution, acting out predator-prey encounters from roughly 540 million years ago...
Cuba, U.S. relations face test at OAS meeting (06/01/09)
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- A diplomatic tug-of-war over Cuba's outcast status in the Organization of American States takes center stage at the group's meeting this week in Honduras, testing U.S. efforts to engage the communist nation. Numerous Latin American countries are pushing to reverse the 1962 expulsion of Cuba from the 34-country group, although the Cuban government says it has no interest in returning...
Octuplets mom, 14 kids get TV show (06/01/09)
LOS ANGELES -- The Southern California woman who gave birth to the world's longest-surviving set of octuplets has signed a deal to star in a reality television series, her lawyer said Sunday. Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to the six boys and two girls in January and also has six other children, agreed to be filmed for a proposed television show by 3Ball Productions, attorney Jeff Czech said...
Questions about GM's future cloud car-shopping (06/01/09)
HAMILTON, Ohio -- In vehicle showrooms across the country, questions about the future of auto giant General Motors Corp. add to the usual haggling and give-and-take. Car shoppers have been kicking the tires a little more cautiously as salespeople try to ease their worries about service warranties, resale values and even whether GM dealerships will still be around in another year...
Last survivor of Titanic sinking dies at age 97 in England (06/01/09)
LONDON -- Millvina Dean, who as a baby was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat in the frigid North Atlantic, died Sunday, having been the last survivor of 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. She was 97 years old, and she died where she had lived -- in Southampton, England, the city her family had tried to leave behind when it took the ship's ill-fated maiden voyage, bound for America...
Swat offensive viewed as a test for Pakistan (06/01/09)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan says it is close to beating the Taliban in the Swat Valley, but battlefield success alone does not equal victory: Militant commanders are still at large, local governments and police forces have been decimated and millions of residents are displaced from their homes...
6 dead in battle between Hamas, police (06/01/09)
QALQILIYA, West Bank -- Forces loyal to the moderate Palestinian president stormed a Hamas hideout in the West Bank and set off a gunbattle that left six dead Sunday, the worst violence since the factions fought a pitched battle over Gaza two years ago...
Nutt lines up ambitious schedule for inaugural season (06/01/09)
You can't say Dickey Nutt will ease into his first season as the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball coach. While the Redhawks' entire 2009-10 schedule has not been released yet, the four opponents announced by the university last week are plenty formidable...
Capahas open season with home victory (06/01/09)
The Plaza Tire Capahas weren't quite in midseason form Sunday. But that didn't prevent them from opening the 2009 season with a lopsided win. Plaza Tire continued to torment the Charleston Riverdogs, routing the visitors 13-0 at Capaha Field. The Capahas have won 34 of the 35 all-time meetings with the Riverdogs...
Area calendar 6/1/09 (06/01/09)
Baseball n <B>Central pitcher/catcher camp: Central coach Steve Williams will host a pitcher and catcher camp at the high school June 11 and 12. The camp, for players in grades 3 to 8, will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Pitchers will focus on pitching mechanics, pitch location, pitching strategy and pitch selection. Catchers will focus on catching mechanics, throwing to bases, blocking balls and tag plays. Cost: $40. Info: williamss@capetigers.com...
Giants handle Wainwright (06/01/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants' dependable bullpen is a big reason San Francisco has been winning the close games lately. Rich Aurilia hit his first home run of the season to give San Francisco the lead in the seventh, Aaron Rowand doubled and scored twice and the Giants took the rubber game from the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday...
Johnson zooms past Stewart to snare victory (06/01/09)
DOVER, Del. -- Jimmie Johnson went from running away from the field to running down Tony Stewart. Johnson nipped at Stewart's bumper, went nose-to-nose, then soared past him on an outside pass. One Cup champion outdueling another in the battle for the checkered flag...
Nadal's French win streak ends (06/01/09)
PARIS -- For 31 matches, Rafael Nadal ruled the red clay of Roland Garros, boasting an unbeaten record and an unbreakable will. For 31 matches, this was his surface, his tournament, his time. For 31 matches, dating to his debut May 23, 2005, Nadal never truly was challenged, much less defeated, at the French Open, allowing him to win four consecutive titles and close in on becoming the first player in history with five in a row...
Stricker breaks through in playoff to grab victory (06/01/09)
Steve Stricker has all sorts of top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season. Now he has the best one, too. Stricker birdied the second hole of a playoff with Tim Clark and Steve Marino to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday. Stricker finished second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh this year before breaking through at Colonial...
Detroit jumps out to 2-0 lead in Cup finals (06/01/09)
DETROIT -- The Red Wings found a perfect way to move halfway to a repeat -- beat the Pittsburgh Penguins back-to-back. So much for Detroit being old, beaten down and needing a break. The Red Wings topped the Penguins 3-1 in Game 2 of the finals Sunday and are two wins from holding onto the Stanley Cup...
Richard Proffer: Lessons on starting a business (06/01/09)
Small businesses are, in a sense, the heartbeat of Southeast Missouri. Southeast Missouri Business Today reporter Robyn Gautschy recently visited with Richard Proffer, business development specialist with the University of Missouri Extension and Small Business Development Center in Jackson. ...
Carron named to board of directors for Primaris (06/01/09)
Patrick E. Carron of Perryville, Mo., has been appointed to the Primaris board of directors. Carron is currently president and chief executive officer of Perry County Health System. He joined Perry County Memorial Hospital in July 1993 as vice president of operations and assistant administrator and was promoted to president and chief executive officer in 2005. ...
Former Cape Girardeau city manager starting own business (06/01/09)
When Doug Leslie retired in late February from his post as Cape Girardeau city manager, he planned -- among other things -- to renew his pilot's license and fly remote control airplanes. By July 1 Leslie plans to sell model airplanes at his new business, Tailwinds RC Hobby Center...
Gladys Davis (06/01/09)
Gladys V. Davis, 89, formerly of McClure, Ill., died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
John Haase (06/01/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- John "Jack" Martin Haase Jr., 84, of Anna, Ill., died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center in Jonesboro. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour Tuesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Anna City Cemetery...
Austin Todt (06/01/09)
Austin Brian Todt, 16, of Oran, Mo., died Sunday, May 31, 2009, due to an automobile accident. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran is in charge of arrangements...
Alexis Cummins (06/01/09)
Alexis Cummins, 14, of Oran died May 31, 2009, near Oran from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo.
John Meyer (06/01/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John Richard Meyer, 73 of Biehle, Mo., died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. Meyer was born Sept. 6, 1935, in Perry County, Mo., son of the late Elmer F. and Mathilda Marie Wibbenmeyer Meyer. He and Patricia "Pat" A. Hotop Meyer were married Oct. 7, 1961. She survives in Biehle...
Jimmie Baker (06/01/09)
Retired Senior Master Sgt. Jimmie W. "Jim" Baker, USAF, 76, of McClure, Ill., died suddenly at 4:10 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Apr. 18, 1933, in Thebes, Ill., son of Eugene and Elsie Waddell Baker. He and Patty Powless were married Oct. 4, 1952...
Fire report 6/1/09 (06/01/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Police report 6/1/09 (06/01/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Assaults Thefts Burglary Property damage...
Out of the past 6/1/09 (06/01/09)
25 years ago: June 1, 1984 A proposal to increase Cape Girardeau Municipal Golf Course fees will be on the August ballot if the city council approves an ordinance next week calling for a vote. With a band playing "June is Bustin' Out All Over," Tipton's, one of the Midwest's major appliance stores, officially opens for business; the store is in the Lowell's building on South Kingshighway...
Consider MOST 529 (06/01/09)
In the Missouri state treasurer's office we are always working on the state's investments for taxpayers. Around May 29, national 529 College Savings Day, we like to take a step back and look at the investments Missourians are making in children's higher education each and every day...
Community support helps AEC students succeed (06/01/09)
As the 2008-09 school year comes to a close here at the Alternative Education Center, I want to take a moment to reflect on the year's accomplishments, to thank our amazing staff and to recognize those business and community partners who make our program a reality...
Rogers and Boyd (06/01/09)
The Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston helps 300 children with all kinds of special needs -- at no cost to families. The center's funding comes from a variety of sources, including the annual concert featuring the center's namesake, a country-music legend. This year's concert is set for June 24 at the Sikeston Field House...
Climate is part of God's plan (06/01/09)
Alan Journet says in his May 21 letter, "Accusing opponents of techniques one uses oneself is a debating tactic the climate-change skeptics employ when accusing others of cherry-picking." This is a description of himself. He's a cherry-picker. Mr. Journet omits the absolute evidence that global warming has been here for eons (animal and plant life evidence) and then cooling (ice age), now global warming again. These things occurred before there was man's influence...
Speak Out 6/1/09 (06/01/09)
No need here; Helpful officers; Dairy prices; Saving gas money
Prayer 6/1/09 (06/01/09)
For strawberries, weddings and all the beauty of June, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
COLLEGE PROGRAM CHANGES COURSE OF SINGLE PARENT FAMILY (06/01/09)
ULLIN -- Breakfast at Donnie Brown's house gets the day started with toast, juice, milk, and massage. Massage? Yes, Brown, a single father, and massage therapy student at Shawnee Community College, says he has found a way to be a better parent through massage. And there is no argument from his son's kindergarten teacher that things have improved...
Jackson First Assembly of God - Auction (06/01/09)
Located at 2484 Old Toll Road Sat. June 6 Starting at 4:00 pm We will be having an AUCTION with Concession Stand and Home Made Baked Goods All proceeds will go to our Building Fund Numerous Items to be sold Come see !
2009 Cape GED Graduating Class (06/01/09)
GED class of 2009 pose for a photo before attending their graduation reception sponsored by Zonta at the Cape Career and Technology Center in Cape Girardeau. Over two hundred people attended the April 2nd graduation, including Dr.James Welker, superintendent of the Cape Girardeau Public schools, who gave the welcome, and Dean Whitlow, assistant director of the Cape Career and Technology Center...
just paroled (06/01/09)
George in Caldonia Mo. The first jail in that town
Penny needs love (06/01/09)
Our lap dog.
Aralia (06/01/09)
Hardest plant to grow so far
TUlip from Garden (06/01/09)
Tulip from one of my gardens
Beagle Loves Great Dane (06/01/09)
My son's Beagle pups love our Great Danes. Freckless will put up with the puppies antics.
Samantha Seabaugh Donates her hair to Locks of Love (06/01/09)
Thursday May 28, 2009, 6 year old Samantha "Sammi" Seabaugh of Daisy Mo donated her hair to "Locks of Love". Angie Balch a stylist at Style Stop Impact cut Sammi's almost 11 inch ponytail. Sammi was a little bit apprehensive about the whole idea until she remembered that by getting her hair cut she oculd help children afflicted with cancer who have lost their hair...
Take My Picture (06/01/09)
Roxie is my Grandma and Grandpa's dog, Shes a Miniature Schnauzer who loves to have her picture taken. She poses so pretty for the camera. Owners: Barry and Jewel Hampton
Accepting my College Degree! (06/01/09)
Graduating from SEMO
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