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Application to use old Cape Girardeau federal building failed to meet four of five criteria (06/02/09)
The Rev. Larry Rice on Monday renewed his threat to use the courts to force the federal government to turn over the Broadway federal building in Cape Girardeau for use by the homeless, a use that was rejected for failing four of five major standards.
Cape Girardeau man charged with hate crime in Islamic Center incident (06/02/09)
A Cape Girardeau man faces hate crime charges for allegedly vandalizing the Islamic Center and a car parked near it late Sunday night.
Judge gives Perry County couple suspended sentence in child endangerment case (06/02/09)
ROLLA, Mo. -- A Perry County couple found living in filth with their family after a son was hospitalized for a severe staph infection will be on probation for the next five years.
Community gathers to remember teenage crash victims (06/02/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- The parking lot at Oran High School remained full of cars and people throughout the afternoon Monday as friends, faculty and members of the rural northern Scott County community gathered in memory of two teens killed in a weekend car wreck and support their families...
Cape Girardeau City Council scraps bids for work on Shawnee Sports Complex, community center (06/02/09)
The Cape Girardeau city government decided to scrap the current bids for improvements to the Shawnee Sports Complex and construction of the new community center at Shawnee Park on Monday night after they came in well above estimated project costs earlier this month.
Testing of Cape Girardeau fire hydrants may discolor water (06/02/09)
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. ...
Committee being formed to begin 2010 census effort (06/02/09)
Efforts to build awareness for next year's population count are underway as census workers reach out to local governments.
Group to offer shuttles to tour art galleries in Cape Girardeau Friday (06/02/09)
The ARound Town Group, a network of galleries in Cape Girardeau, has organized a First Friday Art Shuttle to take patrons from the River Campus to the downtown galleries, up Broadway to the galleries on that street and out to West Drive to visit Edward Bernard Gallery...
Bridge repairs reduce Highway 51 to one lane (06/02/09)
Highway 51 in Perry County will be reduced to one lane through Thursday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting...
Applications open for Missouri small business loans (06/02/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri small-business owners looking for a little cash now can apply for help from the state. The Missouri Small Business Loan Program is offering businesses with five or fewer employees loans of between $2,500 and $25,000. But businesses will have to act fast if they want a share of the $2 million pool of money made available by the Missouri Development Finance Board. The application period began Monday and runs through June 26...
Section of West End Boulevard closed starting today (06/02/09)
A news release from the City of Cape Girardeau corrected information on an earlier release. Beginning today, West End Boulevard will be closed at the Wayne Street intersection south of Bertling Street. Work crews are replacing a culvert, and the road will be closed through Thursday...
Prison: Ark. escapees captured in New York state (06/02/09)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A pair of convicted murderers who escaped from an Arkansas prison wearing guard uniforms made at the facility were captured Tuesday afternoon after a trooper tried to stop their car for speeding in New York state. A prisons spokeswoman said the two were in the same car that had been left for them at the Cummins Unit prison about 90 miles southeast of Little Rock last Friday night. ...
Uranium mining operation hits financial snag (06/02/09)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A company trying to locate uranium in southeast Missouri is delaying additional tests because of financing problems. Gustavson Operating Company of Boulder, Colo., conducted several recent tests on wells in Mississippi County, to see if uranium is stored in the crevices of the New Madrid fault zone...
Black drivers stopped more in Missouri (06/02/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Black motorists are significantly more likely than other drivers to be stopped by Missouri law enforcement officers -- a disparity that has grown greater during the past decade. An annual demographic report on Missouri traffic stops released Monday shows that black drivers were 67 percent more likely than white or Hispanic drivers to be stopped in 2008...
Wentzville GM plant to stay open (06/02/09)
ST. LOUIS -- 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 145 miles from Cape Girardeau, 40 miles west of St. Louis...
White House frames health care as economic problem (06/02/09)
WASHINGTON -- Fixing the economy requires overhauling the U.S. health care system, a White House report concludes -- just the message the administration needs to help implement a sweeping new social welfare program during a recession. The report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers says that health care costs -- now about 18 percent of the gross domestic product -- will rise to 34 percent in 30 years if left unchecked, wreaking havoc on the federal deficit, businesses and working Americans.. ...
GM hopes for fast exit from bankruptcy protection (06/02/09)
NEW YORK -- General Motors hopes to follow the lead of fellow U.S. automaker Chrysler by transforming its most profitable assets into a new company in just 30 days and emerging from bankruptcy protection soon after. But Detroit-based General Motors Corp. is much larger and complex than its Auburn Hills, Michigan-based rival and is not up against Chrysler LLC's tight June 15 deadline with Fiat...
Suspect in doctor's killing railed against abortion (06/02/09)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Scott Roeder harbored an "eye-for-an-eye" anger toward abortion doctors. He once subscribed to a magazine suggesting "justifiable homicide" against them, and apparently likened Dr. George Tiller to the Nazi death-camp doctor Josef Mengele...
Judge OKs GM bankruptcy (06/02/09)
NEW YORK -- A bankruptcy judge ruled Monday that General Motors Corp. can have immediate access to $15 billion in government financing and set a hearing on the proposed sale of the bulk of the automaker's assets to take place in just 30 days. Noting that time is of the essence, U.S. Judge Robert Gerber gave interim approval to the Detroit-based automaker's use of a total of $33.3 billion in financing, with the $15 billion available for use over the next three weeks...
Plane carrying 228 missing over ocean (06/02/09)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- An Air France jet with 228 people on a flight to Paris vanished over the Atlantic Ocean after flying into towering thunderstorms and sending an automated message that the electrical system had failed. A search began Monday, but all aboard were feared killed...
Taliban abducts 400 in Pakistan (06/02/09)
ISLAMABAD -- Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles carrying at least 400 students, staff and relatives from a boys' school Monday, taking dozens -- possibly hundreds -- captive in northwestern Pakistan, officials said. Police were negotiating for the captives' release following the abduction. The militants were said to be armed with rockets, grenades and automatic weapons...
Cape Legion wins home debut (06/02/09)
It's still very early in the American Legion baseball season, but Dustin Crowden of Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 said he has been scuffling at the plate. "I've been struggling -- in the cage and everything," Crowden said. "I've had to change my stance up. I'm getting there. My hands are getting faster."...
Jackson Senior Babe Ruth sweeps doubleheader (06/02/09)
Area baseball Jackson sweeps doubleheader Bryant Steffens got the Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team's season off on the right foot. Steffens tossed a one-hitter to lead Jackson to a 4-1 victory over Bloomfield on Monday. He struck out eight...
Reds' bullpen silences Cards (06/02/09)
St. Louis scored just two runs off Cincinnati relievers in eight innings and lost 5-3. ST. LOUIS -- The Cincinnati Reds looked to be in deep trouble after Edinson Volquez lasted only one inning in his first start after coming off the 15-day disabled list...
Illini, Mizzou calling off annual game (06/02/09)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois and Missouri's traditional season-opening football game in St. Louis will come to an end after 2010. Illinois athletic director Ron Guenther told The (Champaign) News-Gazette that the neutral site game makes it tough for Illinois to have more than six home games in a season. Most major schools try to play seven...
Glaus cleared for baseball activities (06/02/09)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Troy Glaus has been cleared to resume baseball activities, although the best case scenario calls for a return in mid- to late July. Glaus has been working out in Arizona with a personal trainer after hitting a snag in his return from shoulder surgery in January. General manager John Mozeliak said Monday that Glaus will start with a throwing program and progress to hitting...
Yankees: subpoena will cost $5 million (06/02/09)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Yankees officials said Monday that taxpayers would face more than $5 million in document costs if the team is forced to provide internal records sought by lawmakers looking into public financing of the club's new stadium...
NASCAR confident GM will continue its strong presence (06/02/09)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- General Motors has become the second of NASCAR's four manufacturers to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but industry leaders remain confident support will continue as the automakers shore up their finances. "I've never wanted to race anything else, and I have every confidence that we will continue to celebrate victories together for many more seasons to come," team owner Rick Hendrick said Monday, a day after Jimmie Johnson gave him his 180th win in NASCAR's top series with a victory at Dover International Speedway.. ...
Rams might be for sale (06/02/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The family of former St. Louis Rams owner Georgia Frontiere has hired the investment banking firm of Goldman Sachs to review the assets of her estate, including the NFL team, opening the way for a possible sale of the franchise, the Rams said in a statement Monday...
Borel could be first jockey to pull off feat (06/02/09)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Calvin Borel is back on Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and he's thinking about another Triple Crown victory. "We're gonna win, no questions asked," Borel predicted after a workout Monday at Churchill Downs, where the gelding did a half-mile in 50 seconds...
Federer escapes Haas' fourth-round upset bid in (06/02/09)
PARIS -- Roger Federer knows full well, of course, that Rafael Nadal is no longer around this year to befuddle him, to beat him, to stand between him and a French Open title. Federer insists he is not thinking about that, not thinking ahead. Still, Federer sure did play as if preoccupied for the better part of two hours Monday, dropping the first two sets of his fourth-round match against 63rd-ranked Tommy Haas of Germany...
Packing on too many or too few pounds during pregnancy can cause problems (06/02/09)
WASHINGTON -- Eating for two? New guidelines are setting how much weight women should gain during pregnancy -- which is little if they're already overweight. The most important message: Get to a healthy weight before you conceive, says the Institute of Medicine in the first national recommendations on pregnancy weight since 1990. ...
Health calendar 6/2/09 (06/02/09)
Health events this week
National CPR and AED Awareness Week continues (06/02/09)
National CPR and AED Awareness Week continues National CPR and AED Awareness Week continues through Sunday. According to the American Heart Association, emergency medical services almost 295,000 victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest annually in the U.S. An automated external defibrillator is a computerized medical device that can check a person's heart rhythm and advise treatments. Visit www.semissourian.com/calendar for CPR training opportunities...
Bessie Wilfong (06/02/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bessie Pauline Wilfong, 69, of Whitewater died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Eldercare of Marble Hill. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. Graveside service will be Wednesday at noon at New Hope Cemetery near McGee, Mo., with the Rev. Loyd Ray Green officiating...
Martin Treece (06/02/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Martin "Leon" Treece, 87, of Anna passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna...
Ethel Peterman (06/02/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ethel L. Peterman, 82, of Anna died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at City Care Center in Anna. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, Ill. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Pearce officiating. Burial will be in Cobden Cemetery...
Wayne Smith (06/02/09)
Wayne Allen Smith, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Landmark Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo...
Carol Dille (06/02/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Carol Jean Connell Dille, 72, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Mounds, Ill., died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, following a four-week illness. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, James and Barbara Connell of Mounds; a sister, Joan Dunn of San Antonio; four grandchildren of the Poplar Bluff area; and several nieces and nephews...
Rev. Grady Etheridge (06/02/09)
The Rev. Grady Lloyd Etheridge, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at his home. He was born July 26, 1923, in Davidson, Okla., to the late Olen and Verlin McClung Etheridge. He first married Marie Vaughn, who preceded him in death. He later married Myrna Lee Gochri...
Austin Todt (06/02/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- Austin Brian Todt, 16, of Oran passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009, due to injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 12, 1992, in Cape Girardeau, to Brian and Crystal Sallee Todt. Austin was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran and a member of CYC. He would have been a junior this fall at Oran High School. He was involved in FFA, Beta Club, Science Club and Art Club. He played on the Oran JV basketball team and on the baseball team...
Alexis Cummins (06/02/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- Alexis Michelle Cummins, 14, of Oran died Sunday, May 31, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Oran. She was born July 16, 1994, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Stacey Schlitt and Mark Starnes and Steven and Niki Cummins, all of Oran...
Kenneth Kaiser (06/02/09)
Kenneth A. Kaiser, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, son of George and Geraldine Lance Kaiser. He and Evelyn Davis were married Sept. 14, 1946, in Cape Girardeau...
Caleb McClellan (06/02/09)
Caleb Michael McClellan, 21, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born May 17, 1988, in Sikeston, Mo., to James M. and Kathleen S. Andershock McClellan. McClellan was a student at Southeast Missouri State University and a member of the Church of Christ. His hobbies included custom cars and motorcycles and he enjoyed weight lifting, baseball and golf. He had also been associated with the Democrat Printing Co...
Gladys Davis (06/02/09)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Gladys V. Davis, 89, of McClure died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Lutheran Home inCape Girardeau. She was born July 28, 1919, in Randles, daughter of Harrison and Grace Lape Davis. She married William Howard Davis on Jan. 1, 1940, in St. Louis. He died July 29, 2005...
Police report 6/2/09 (06/02/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Burglaries; Jackson: Thefts
Fire report 6/2/09 (06/02/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 6/2/09 (06/02/09)
25 years ago: June 2, 1984 Robert B. Hendrix, Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce president, was given the Cobblestone Award in recognition of his civic efforts at yesterday's First Friday Coffee; presenting the award was Chamber representative W.H. "Dutch" Estes...
Clarification 6/2/09 (06/02/09)
* A story in Sunday's paper quoted Aaron Horrell as being "with the Seabees in Vietnam." The article should have been clear that Horrell was in the Seabees during the Vietnam conflict, but never served in Vietnam.
Civics lessons (06/02/09)
Since 1984, high school students in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Delta and Oak Ridge have participated in the Optimist Youth in Government Day on the first Wednesday in May. During the day, students are paired with government workers and have the opportunity to learn how government works and key decisions are made...
Nomination threatens some men (06/02/09)
I have listened to the discourse on the appointment of Judge Sonya Sotomayor with dismay. Why do women always have to fight the white male for recognition of their intelligence and abilities? The remark that Judge Sotomayor made about the possibility that she might be "better" than the white male in some situations of judgment procedure has been drummed as a racist and revolutionary statement. ...
Speak Out 6/2/09 (06/02/09)
Keep it up; Food critics; Honest politician; Follow the rules; City trash; Global effect; Service area
Prayer 6/2/09 (06/02/09)
In our confusion, give us guidance, O God, and lead us to be kind and merciful. Amen.
~The Roots of the Middle East~ (06/02/09)
"An army of sheep led by a lion will defeat an army of lions led by a sheep!" This whole mess goes back to a conflict between half-brothers: the sons of Abraham, Ishmael father of the Arabs & Isaac. Had Abraham and his wife regarded God's promise that a male heir would be born to them, Abraham would not have allowed his wife to hook him up with her maid Hagar had no faith in God, producing the beginnings of conflict after Ishmael's birth, when Isaac was born according to "the promise" & Ishmael/Hagar were dis-inherited forever.. ...
Native American Cluture , Customs and Stories program series (06/02/09)
The Cape River Heritage Museum Board of Directors announces the upcoming 2009 educational series by Chief Paul White Eagle. Chief Paul White Eagle's first program will be held June 13, 10:30 am at the museum located at 538 Independence Street in the Old Fire Station No 1. ...
Area Resident Qualifies for College National Finals Rodeo (06/02/09)
For more information contact: Susan Kanode (817) 307-6336 CNFR press room (307)235-7998 (June 13-21) Area Resident Qualifies for College National Finals Rodeo CASPER, Wyo. --- Brent Menz from Delta, Missouri has qualified for the upcoming College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR)...
ALTENBURG RODEO RETURNS THIS WEEKEND (06/02/09)
The ninth annual Perry County Community Rodeo will be held this Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 at the East Perry Community Fairgrounds in Altenburg. Repairs have been made to the damage caused by the "inland hurricane" that hit the fairgrounds on Friday, May 8. ...
PLAY BALL..... (06/02/09)
Optimist League Girl's Softball season opener game in the 8,9,10 year old division. Leopold defeats Marble Hill Blue Birds 7-5 Leopold pitcher Klara Beel consistently threw good pitches in Leopold's victory over the Marble Hill Bluebirds while "Old Glory" flies in the background letting you know it's summertime for America's game...
Sunday in the Park (06/02/09)
On Pentecost Sunday, Nathan Brown, with the worship band and Pastor Ronnie Brown on stage, greets the Calvary United Pentecostal Church congregation. It was a gorgeous day at a beautiful location--the Jackson City Park. Thanks Jackson for a great park and for the use of the band shell...
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