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Jackson burglary suspect waives right to preliminary hearing (06/04/09)
Man breaks into house, stabs brother-in-law, Senath police say (06/04/09)
SENATH, Mo. -- On Wednesday morning Senath police responded to a stabbing at 601 West Commercial Street in Senath.
Fire destroys historic home in New Madrid (06/04/09)
By Mike McCoy Statesman Staff Writer A historic New Madrid home was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning, but inhabitants escaped and no one was injured. Fire departments from Lilbourn, Catron, Portageville and Sikeston responded to the call which came in at 6:30 a.m...
Rice calls opposition to homeless plan "spiritual depravity" (06/04/09)
The Cape Girardeau community response to plans for a homeless shelter at the Broadway federal building shows "a spiritual depravity that has grieved me as a minister," Rev. Larry Rice said during a luncheon with the NAACP today.
'Prairie Home Companion' host Garrison Keillor to perform during River Campus' third season (06/04/09)
Garrison Keillor will bring his comedic interpretation of Midwestern culture to Cape Girardeau at a performance during the upcoming season at the River Campus. The lineup for the campus' third season includes an appearance by the author and entertainer as well as student interpretations of "Carousel" and "Little Shop of Horrors."...
Rice to speak today at Cape Girardeau NAACP luncheon (06/04/09)
When the Rev. Larry Rice speaks to the NAACP's political affairs luncheon today, at least some members of the audience will be sympathetic to his proposal to use the federal building as homeless shelter.
Rehabilitating Cape Girardeau: Historians, city officials offer views on most visible vacant buildings (06/04/09)
Downtown Cape Girardeau includes newly renovated buildings and thriving businesses. But the city also has its share of run-down, deteriorating buildings, some of which have been vacant for years. Historic preservationists and city leaders recently supplied the Southeast Missourian with a list of Cape Girardeau's most visible vacant buildings. Most are in the downtown area...
Rabies case confirmed in Butler County (06/04/09)
A Butler County woman is receiving rabies vaccinations and a family pet has been destroyed after a recent attack by a rabid animal. Test results confirmed Saturday that a skunk, which bit a dog at a family home, was rabid and notified local veterinarians this week, said Dr. Howard Pue, public health veterinarian with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).
Cape, Sikeston visitors bureaus receive state marketing grants (06/04/09)
A state grant will help Cape Girardeau and Sikeston attract more visitors, Sen. Jason Crowell announced this week. The grants, $36,750 for the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau and $25,000 for the Sikeston/Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau, must be matched by local money. For Cape Girardeau, the grant will support the "Here ... You Will Find" ad campaign in regional travel and general circulation magazines. For Sikeston/Miner, the grant will support promotion of leisure travel...
Victim from May 26 auto accident dies (06/04/09)
A man involved in an accident last week south of Cape Girardeau has died.
Road work to reduce southbound I-55 to one lane today at exit 91 (06/04/09)
Southbound Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane at the Route AB exit, exit 91, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today while crews repair the guardrail.
Officials: Cape Girardeau anti-violence initiative showing progress (06/04/09)
Three months into a new anti-violence initiative implemented in south Cape Girardeau and on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, supervisors say they already see some progress.
What did you think of Jeff Dunham? (06/04/09)
If you were one of the thousands who saw ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham Thursday night at the Show Me Center, tell us what you thought of the performance.
Tony La Russa sues Twitter over alleged fake page (06/04/09)
By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is suing the social-networking site Twitter, claiming an unauthorized page using his name damaged his reputation and caused emotional distress. The suit filed last month in the Superior Court of California in San Francisco seeks unspecified damages...
Leadership Cape presentations on schedule for First Friday Coffee (06/04/09)
This month's Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee will include reports from Leadership Cape participants.
On heels of Kezer exoneration, another Hulshof murder prosecution challenged (06/04/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The courtroom conduct of former representative Kenny Hulshof, a 2008 Republican nominee for governor, is again under scrutiny in a new appeal of a murder conviction obtained by the one-time special state prosecutor. Dale Helmig, convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1996 for the Osage County murder of his mother three years earlier, filed a petition with the Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking a new trial. ...
US pork industry baffled by bans in China, Russia (06/04/09)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Continued bans on U.S. pork imports by China, Russia and more than a dozen other counties have baffled government and industry officials, leading some to speculate that the issue is more about market share than health concerns. The bans, instituted in the wake of the swine flu outbreak, cost the U.S. ...
Obama plan would provide health care for all (06/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he's open to requiring all Americans to buy health insurance, as long as the plan provides a "hardship waiver" to exempt poor people from having to pay. Obama opposed such an individual mandate during his campaign, but Congress increasingly is moving to embrace the idea...
US retailers report May sales declines (06/04/09)
NEW YORK -- Many U.S. retailers are reporting sales declines in May as shoppers continue to shop cautiously. Costco Wholesale, Hot Topic and Stage Stores are all reporting drops more than analysts expected. However, The Buckle says sales rose above expectations...
FDA approves cancer treatment for dogs (06/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug made specifically to treat cancer in dogs. Until now, all cancer drugs used in veterinary medicine were developed for use in humans and weren't specifically approved for animals. Federal law allows vets to administer cancer medicines and other human treatments under controlled circumstances...
Wal-Mart says it expects to create 22,000 jobs this year (06/04/09)
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- As Wal-Mart Stores Inc. opens about 150 new or expanded stores in the U.S. in 2009, the company expects to hire about 22,000 people for new positions. Those positions include plenty of cashiers and stock clerks, but the world's largest retailer will also be adding store managers, pharmacists and personnel workers...
Bond sought for suspect in Kansas abortion doctor's killing (06/04/09)
WICHITA, Kan. -- An attorney for Scott Roeder has asked a judge to set bond for the suspect in Kansas abortion provider George Tiller's slaying. In his filing Wednesday, attorney Steve Osburn cites a Kansas law saying bond should be granted for defendants charged with noncapital crimes...
Bin Laden's criticism of Obama may be sign al-Qaida is worried (06/04/09)
CAIRO -- A day before President Obama is to deliver a speech here seeking goodwill with the Islamic world, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden tried in a new message Wednesday to convince Muslims they should hate him. The message was the second from al-Qaida in as many days criticizing Obama. ...
Tiananmen security tight on crackdown anniversary (06/04/09)
BEIJING -- Police saturated Tiananmen Square with security today, the 20th anniversary of the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy activists, and an exiled protest leader was blocked from returning home to confront Chinese officials over what he called the "June 4 massacre."...
Waters, wind may prevent recovery of flight recorders (06/04/09)
BRUSSELS -- The flight recorders from Air France Flight 447 could be scattered nearly anywhere across a vast undersea mountain range that lies as much as four miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. In those remote waters between Brazil and West Africa, variations in temperature and salinity can reduce visibility and obscure homing signals from the devices. And for salvage crews, time is short because the black boxes will only emit signals for a month...
Obama visits Saudi king on eve of speech (06/04/09)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Opening a mission to write a new chapter on Islam and the West, President Obama consulted Wednesday with the Saudi king "in the place where Islam began," a prelude to a high-stakes speech in Egypt meant to ease long-held Muslim grievances against the United States...
Bulldogs boast regional flavor (06/04/09)
Coaches say Notre Dame's facilities, recent success are attracting the best athletes from around the region.
Gone in a flash: St. Vincent leans on its speed to create chances (06/04/09)
The St. Vincent speedy midfielders have generated much of their team's offense, combining for 55 goals and 47 assists so far. "We try to use our speed as much as we can because it kind of gives us an advantage," freshman outside midfielder Storm French said...
Area digest 6/4/09 (06/04/09)
Giebler takes first at Amateur qualifier Cape Girardeau's Brevin Giebler shot a 3-under-par 69 to enjoy a five-shot victory at the Missouri Amateur qualifier at Dalhousie Golf Club on Wednesday. Cape Girardeau's Blake Driskell shot a 2-over 74 to take second, while Todd Obergoenner, also of Cape Girardeau, was fifth after shooting a 5-over 77...
Anxiety issues becoming bigger problem in MLB (06/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Social anxiety disorder is the term the St. Louis Cardinals used when they put shortstop Khalil Greene on the disabled list. Cincinnati slugger Joey Votto is out because of stress-related issues linked to an inner ear infection that caused dizzy spells...
Serena Williams trips in quarters (06/04/09)
PARIS -- Serena Williams, of all people, got a case of the jitters. That was her explanation, anyway. The 10-time Grand Slam champion kept finding herself in, then out of, trouble in the French Open quarterfinals Wednesday, until running out of stamina and strokes down the stretch of a 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova that ended Williams' 18-match winning streak at major tournaments...
Mine That Bird a 2-1 favorite (06/04/09)
NEW YORK -- Mine That Bird is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, when Calvin Borel will attempt to become the first jockey to win all three Triple Crown races with different horses. Borel rode Mine That Bird to victory in the Kentucky Derby, then won the Preakness Stakes aboard the filly Rachel Alexandra, and is back on Mine That Bird for the 11/2-mile Belmont...
Tightness forces out Lohse early (06/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- For the first time in nine starts, Johnny Cueto fell short of seven innings. That was the only downside for the Cincinnati Reds' pitcher. Cueto (5-3) allowed a run in 6 1/3 innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals for the second time in less than a month, and Laynce Nix homered twice with four RBIs in a 9-3 victory Wednesday night...
Letting art grow (06/04/09)
There's a garden in My Local's backyard. We didn't plant anything, but you can see the little black guard outlining it and green stuff shooting up everywhere. We dismissed most of it as weeds. If it grows like a weed and doesn't look like a flower, it must be a weed. Then a lily popped out...
Anticipation: Sweeter than BlackBerrys (06/04/09)
June 3, 2009 Dear Julie, A cell phone rang just after the service began at a recent funeral. If only the ringer had been "Amazing Grace." At least it wasn't "Baby Got Back." The minister looked confused for a few seconds and then good-naturedly reminded the mourners that this was a sacred occasion and cell phones should be turned off. Now, where was I?...
Galleries to offer shuttle for First Friday openings (06/04/09)
Getting around on First Friday just got easier thanks to a new free shuttle service provided by the ARound Town Group of galleries.
First Friday receptions 6/4/09 (06/04/09)
Jackson rocks the garden (06/04/09)
Rock in the Rock Garden music series kicks off with performance from Doug Rees
good bets 6/4/09 (06/04/09)
The week's entertainment options
ARTifacts 6/4/09 (06/04/09)
Art workshops, exhibits coming
Review: 'Land of the Lost,' indeed (06/04/09)
LOS ANGELES -- There is exactly one funny bit in "Land of the Lost," and it stands out because it comes at the very beginning and the very end. Will Ferrell, as arrogant scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, appears on the "Today" show to discuss his time-travel theories and promote his latest book. ...
Theater owners behind on 3-D projectors (06/04/09)
SACO, Maine -- To hear the folks in Hollywood talk about it, improved 3-D technology and the quality films that are quickly lining up behind it represent nothing short of a moviegoing revolution. Tell that to the folks who still live hours from the nearest 3-D-equipped theater...
Jackie Andrews Sr. (06/04/09)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Jackie Dean Andrews Sr., 58, of Glenallen died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at Haven of Hope United Pentecostal Church in Marble Hill, Mo. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Arthur Graff (06/04/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Arthur C. Graff, 87, of Perryville died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 31, 1921, at Lithium, Mo., son of Elmo and Maryetta Trickey Graff. He first married Alma Bishop, who preceded him in death. He then married Blanche Marie Hagan on April 6, 1980...
Joyce Helmers (06/04/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Joyce Helmers, 52, of Perryville died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, in Jefferson County, Mo. She was born July 22, 1956, in Perryville, daughter of Henry O. "Sonny" and Yvonne Manche Romann. She was married May 21, 1976, to Harlan Helmers. Survivors include her husband; a son, daughter-in-law and grandchild, Matt, Laura and Avery Helmers of St. Mary, Mo.; her parents of Perryville; a sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and Gary Brewer; a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Vickie Romann, all of Perryville...
Wayne Smith (06/04/09)
Wayne Allen Smith, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Landmark Hospital. He was born Aug. 23, 1935, in Dallas, son of Ernest Edward and Lena Caroline Lee Smith. He and Betty Lois Smith were married Sept. 10, 1957, in Hernando, Miss...
Rev. Clarence Bogetto (06/04/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Rev. Clarence J. Bogetto, 94, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at St. Mary's of the Barrens Vincentian Residence in Perryville. He was born Feb. 15, 1915, in Negaunee, Mich., son of Peter and Margaret Pastore Bogetto...
Dora Ashley (06/04/09)
Dora Angelyn Ashley, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 1, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born June 13, 1918, in Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Rollo and Nora Smith. She married Dr. Hugh V. Ashley Jr. in 1950. He preceded her in death June 14, 1975...
Fire report 6/4/09 (06/04/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 6/4/09 (06/04/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summons; Thefts; Burglaries; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Assault; Thefts
Out of the past 6/4/09 (06/04/09)
25 years ago: June 4, 1984 The Cape Girardeau County Court denies a request from the Women's Center and Safe House in Cape Girardeau to put a request to raise divorce decree and marriage license fees on the August ballot; income from the increases would have provided additional center funding...
Unleash incentives by taxing energy (06/04/09)
The recent death of Jack Kemp allowed Americans to reflect on the power of ideas in the political marketplace. Rep. Jack Kemp, Sen. William Roth and President Reagan were the architects of lowering the top marginal income tax rate from 70 percent to 50 percent and indexing all tax rates for inflation. Those tax cuts provided enhanced incentives for work and investment and helped usher in a productivity revival that advanced living standards through the next two decades...
Military honors (06/04/09)
Naming highways to honor community leaders, law-enforcement officers and military heroes is one way of recognizing the contributions made by individuals in our communities. Stretches of Missouri highways have been marked in tribute to state highway patrol troopers who have died in the line of duty. This year the Missouri Senate considered the naming of highway interchanges to honor military men and women who die in action...
Better location for new store (06/04/09)
I am writing to bring attention to the possible relocation of the Food Giant in Chaffee to a site on Highway 77. I live across the highway from the proposed site. I strongly oppose this move. This is a heavily traveled highway, The entrances and exits would be dangerous since there are no stop signs. The noise of stop-and-go traffic along with the squealing of brakes would be unbearable. I foresee a lot of accidents...
Gas prices artificially high (06/04/09)
The economy is going down the drain, unemployment is going up and people are losing their houses and vehicles to foreclosure. KFVS12 reports that there is a decline in the demand for oil, which would translate into a surplus supply. Yet gasoline prices at the pumps have gone from a mere $1.84 a gallon a month ago to over $2.30 per gallon today...
Climate science and politics (06/04/09)
Few individuals hold that medical conclusions on causes of heart disease or cancer are political, since they are derived from research in medical science. If the medical evidence suggests that a cause for both is smoking, the decision as to what society should do becomes a political issue. ...
Speak Out 6/4/09 (06/04/09)
Dangerous driving; Homeless by choice; Bus stops; Not murderers; Soul-searching; Metamorphosis?
Prayer 6/4/09 (06/04/09)
Give us hope in good measure, O God, and comfort those who feel hopeless. Amen.
Scott County 4-H Club Participates in 4-H Million Trees (06/04/09)
The New Hamburg Eager Beavers recently participated in a national community service project called 4-H Million Trees. The goal of the project is to encourage 4-H members all over the nation to plant 1 million trees. The Eager Beavers, in conjunction with the local Conservation Dept., planted 1150 trees at the Sand Praire Conservation Area in Benton, MO. ...
My husband turkey (06/04/09)
Donnie Palmer got this turkey on his hunt in Kansas last week. It was one of his most memorable hunts!
My son and his turkey (06/04/09)
Dustin Palmer took this turkey on April 25th of this year. You can see by the smile how proud he was!
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