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Two dead in Perry County after apparent murder/suicide, sheriff says (06/09/09)
PERRY COUNTY, Mo -- A Scott City man shot his estranged wife Monday evening outside her rural Perry County home, Sheriff Gary Schaaf said.
Terminated Chrysler franchise agreements end today, leaving owners frustrated (06/09/09)
Dennis Smith feels betrayed by Chrysler. After 2 1/2 years in operation, his Lucas-Smith Automotive dealership in Potosi, Mo., closed its doors Friday, nearly a month after learning Chrysler would terminate its agreement with his dealership by today. It was one of 789 dealerships the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based auto manufacturer intends to close as part of an agreement in bankruptcy court...
Local NAACP president disagrees with city leaders on proposed homeless shelter (06/09/09)
A concern for people in need, not a desire to link up with the Rev. Larry Rice, led the NAACP's Cape Girardeau chapter to join the call to convert the Broadway federal building into a homeless shelter, NAACP president Deborah Young said Monday.
Southeast to apply stimulus money to accelerated nursing program as part of statewide commitment (06/09/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's public universities all have committed to using an infusion of federal stimulus money to expand their health education programs, and Southeast Missouri State University plans to start an accelerated nursing program.
Man rowing 3,700 miles to bring attention to helping veterans (06/09/09)
On Monday afternoon, a small boat docked at Cape Girardeau's riverfront. The man rowing it came with a message to raise awareness of veterans' issues. Dan Cook, a former energies trader, is the founder of Rivers of Recovery, a not-for-profit organization begun in February 2008. Based in Park City, Utah, the organization offers recreational rehabilitation opportunities for combat veterans by guiding them and their families during three days of fly fishing on the Green River...
Southeast Missourian wins 18 awards in competition (06/09/09)
The Southeast Missourian was one of the top winners in the 2008 Missouri Associated Press Managing Editors writing and photo competition, taking home 12 awards for writing and six awards for photos in Division II of the contest.
Tanker truck overturns in Kennett, spill cleanup takes hours (06/09/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Traffic was diverted around the downtown square in Kennett for more than four hours Monday as crews worked to clean up after a tanker truck overturned on First Street after a rear axle broke.
Former Southeast administrator named to Caldwell College presidency (06/09/09)
A former administrator at Southeast Missouri State University has been named the eighth president of Caldwell College. Dr. Nancy H. Blattner, the current vice president and dean of academic affairs at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Mo., becomes the first lay president in the college's 70-year history. Blattner assumes the role July 1, with a formal inauguration scheduled for the fall...
Zoning commission meets Wednesday, will discuss DREAM Initiative plan (06/09/09)
The next round of approvals for Cape Girardeau's DREAM Initiative plan could come Wednesday evening when the city Planning & Zoning Commission digs into the proposal. The commission meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at city hall, 401 Independence St. The plan was developed as a result of the city's participation in the three-year Downtown Revitalization And Economic Development for Missouri program. ...
Spirit of America nomination period begins (06/09/09)
The Southeast Missourian is seeking nominations for its annual Spirit of America Award. The award goes to the person who exemplifies the character and community service that helps shape America. Last year's winner was Jane Randol Jackson, who was instrumental in developing the Red House Interpretive Center in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Boston Globe plans deeper cuts after union vote (06/09/09)
BOSTON -- Union members at The Boston Globe narrowly rejected steep cuts in their pay and benefits, but now face even deeper reductions as the 137-year-old newspaper looks to slash $10 million in annual expenses to keep parent company The New York Times Co. from shutting it down...
FAA to inspect pilot training at regional airlines (06/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- Federal officials said Tuesday they will beef up inspection of pilot training programs at regional airlines in response to safety concerns raised by the crash of a regional airliner in New York in February. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt said in a statement they will also hold a meeting with the airline industry -- both regional and major carriers -- next week to seek better pilot training, cockpit discipline and other safety improvements.. ...
Economy forces 2009 grads to dump dream colleges (06/09/09)
The wretched economy has taught many of the nation's college-bound seniors a hard lesson: You can't always get what you want. In a survey to be released Tuesday, 71 percent of high schools reported that more of their students are forgoing their "dream schools" this year than in previous years. And there is little doubt money is a big reason...
Ten big banks get OK to repay $66 billion in bailout money (06/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department has approved 10 of the nation's largest banks to repay $68 billion in government bailout money. The department on Tuesday said the banks, which were not named, will be allowed to repay the money they received from the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program created by Congress last October at the height of the financial crisis...
Former AT&T CEO to become new GM chairman (06/09/09)
DETROIT -- A former CEO and chairman of telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. will lead General Motors Corp.'s board after the automaker emerges from bankruptcy protection, GM said Tuesday. Edward Whitacre Jr., 67, eventually will replace Kent Kresa, who will remain GM's interim chairman until the reorganized automaker emerges as a new company that's majority-owned by the U.S. government...
Obama pitches pay-as-you-go plan for Congress (06/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged Congress to force itself to pay for new spending as it goes rather than sink the nation deeper into a debt, calling it a matter of public responsibility. Republicans lashed back that Obama is no voice of fiscal restraint as the deficit soars...
Sources say House Dems consider taxing benefits (06/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- Despite a less-than-rousing reaction from the Obama administration, House Democrats are considering a new tax on employer-provided health benefits to help pay for expanding coverage to the uninsured. Several officials also said an outline of emerging legislation envisions a requirement for all individuals to purchase affordable coverage, with an unspecified penalty for those who refuse and a waiver for those who cannot cover the cost...
Obama: Stimulus to ramp up this summer (06/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday said his recovery plan was on track, trying to calm Americans unnerved by unemployment rates still rising nearly four months after he signed the biggest economic stimulus in history. Obama admitted his own dissatisfaction with the progress but said his administration would ramp up stimulus spending in the coming months. ...
New iPhone unveiled as Apple cuts prices (06/09/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- At its annual conference for software developers, Apple's biggest unveiling was a new model of the iPhone, the 3G S. Also Monday, the company slashed the entry price for an iPhone in half and lowered some laptops by $300, its first dramatic price cuts since the recession began a year and a half ago...
Supreme Court blocks sale of Chrysler to Fiat (06/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday delayed Chrysler's sale of most of its assets to a group led by Italy's Fiat, but didn't say how long the deal will remain on hold. Ginsburg said in an order that the sale is "stayed pending further order," indicating that the delay may only be temporary...
McDonald's host to 100th birthday (06/09/09)
BRIGHTON, Mich. -- A Michigan woman has celebrated her 100th birthday at the same eatery she's visited regularly for the past 15 years -- McDonald's. Georgia Boynton stopped last week at the restaurant in Brighton for her customary hamburger and coffee. She got a surprise party with cake and balloons...
Supreme Court rejects challenge to 'don't ask, don't tell' policy (06/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a legal challenge to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, a decision that allows the Obama administration to continue its slow approach to letting gays serve openly in the military...
Richardson, Gore may talk to North Korea (06/09/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- The sentencing of two American journalists to 12 years' hard labor in North Korea on Monday sets the stage for possible negotiations with the nation for their release, perhaps involving an envoy from the U.S. New Mexico Gov. ...
Vote in Lebanon undercuts Hezbollah, boosts Obama (06/09/09)
BEIRUT -- A pro-Western coalition won Lebanon's parliamentary elections Monday, dealing a setback to the Hezbollah and giving a boost to President Obama's Middle East peace policy. Coming just after Obama reached out to the Muslim world, the vote undercuts the most militant force in Lebanese politics...
Brazil: Jet's vertical stabilizer found (06/09/09)
RECIFE, Brazil -- Search crews recovered the vertical stabilizer from the tail section of an Air France jetliner that went down in the Atlantic, Brazil's air force said Monday -- a key item in determining the cause of the crash. Eight more bodies also were found, bringing the total recovered to 24 since Air France Flight 447 disappeared with 228 people on board, according to Air Force Col. Henry Munhoz...
Area calendar 6/9/09 (06/09/09)
Baseball <B>n <B>Central pitcher/catcher camp: Central coach Steve Williams will host a pitcher and catcher camp at the high school Thursday and Friday. 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.<B>...
Cape Legion drops pair to Paducah (06/09/09)
Cape drops pair to Paducah It was a tough night at the plate for the Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team Monday. Paducah, Ky., swept a doubleheader at Capaha Field, winning the first game 11-0 and the second 7-1 after the game was called in the sixth inning because of lightning...
Familiar face quiets Cards as Rockies sweep (06/09/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Jason Marquis was the fourth straight starter to set the tone, helping the last-place Colorado Rockies look like contenders for at least a series. Marquis took the NL lead with his eighth win and Troy Tulowitzki homered for the first time in nearly a month as the Rockies completed their first sweep in St. Louis with a 5-2 victory Monday...
Future begins with pick No. 19 (06/09/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Brett Wallace's presence on the Class AAA Memphis roster is a clear indication the St. Louis Cardinals are happy about last year's first-round draft pick. Four others from last year's class are playing at the Class AA level. They'll try to stock the pipeline again beginning tonight, holding the 19th overall pick...
Woods eases into form (06/09/09)
DUBLIN, Ohio -- No one is surprised when Tiger Woods wins a golf tournament. One reason he left Muirfield Village so satisfied with his second victory of the year is that Woods wasn't surprised, either. What most people will remember about his 7-under 65 in the final round of the Memorial, which allowed him to make up a four-shot deficit, is the flawless finish. ...
Red Wings try to clinch Cup tonight (06/09/09)
PITTSBURGH -- The Detroit Red Wings skated into Pittsburgh for this very game last year, outplayed the Penguins in their building and, in the final indignity, paraded with the Stanley Cup on the same ice where Mario Lemieux once played. Do you think Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury don't remember the emptiness and frustration they felt after that Game 6?...
Tonys likely to strengthen big plays (06/09/09)
NEW YORK -- Tony wins should strengthen the box-office appeal of "Billy Elliot" and "God of Carnage," already two of Broadway's biggest hits. "It's the cherry on top of the sundae," said producer Ken Davenport about the 10 Tonys for "Billy Elliot," including best musical, and the three for "Carnage," including best play...
Supply in demand: When summer heats up, the number of blood donors slows down (06/09/09)
People manage to make time for several activities in the summer, but it's the thing they stop doing this time of year that has the American Red Cross of Southeast Missouri a little nervous.
Health calendar 6/9/09 (06/09/09)
Health events for the week
Albert Elfrink (06/09/09)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Albert Joseph Elfrink, 90, of Leopold died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 18, 1919, in Leopold, son of Jacob H. and Adelheid Jansen Elfrink. He and Catherine M. Seesing were married Feb. 26, 1946. She died March 28, 2004...
Marguerite Hoffmeier (06/09/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Marguerite Samantha Hoffmeier, 88, of Kansas City passed away Friday, June 5, 2009, at ManorCare Health Services in Kansas City from heart failure. Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Country Club United Methodist Church, 57th and Wornall streets. Funeral services will be at 2:30. Memorial contributions are suggested to the church...
Carol Yamnitz (06/09/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Carol Sue Yamnitz, 70, of Perryville died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Perry Oaks Care and Rehabilitation Center in Perryville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Liley Funeral Home in Patton, Mo...
Viola Gosche (06/09/09)
KELSO, Mo. -- Viola Marie Gosche, 90, of Kelso died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Kelso, daughter of William and Regina Leible Reinagel. She and Ervin Louis Gosche were married Aug. 29, 1945, at New Hamburg, Mo. He died Sept. 23, 1974...
Willard Beasley (06/09/09)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Willard Beasley, 95, of Tamms died Monday, June 8, 2009, at City Care Center in Cobden, Ill. He was born Sept. 29, 1913, in Morgantown, Ky., son of Thomas and Mamie Elizabeth Burden Beasley. Beasley retired from Unimin Specialty Minerals...
Verna Thurm (06/09/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Verna Margaret Ludwig Thurm, 75, of Altenburg died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born March 20, 1934, in Oak Ridge, daughter of the late Ernest and Amanda Hecht Ludwig, who lived near Oak Ridge. She and George Thurm were married Oct. 11, 1953...
Loverne Lindner (06/09/09)
Loverne John Lindner, 85, of Oak Ridge died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 18, 1924, in Lennox, S.D., son of John the Baptist and Mary Helen Koechner Lindner. He and Mary Landers were married Nov. 7, 1949. She died May 20, 2002...
Larry Lipke (06/09/09)
Larry L. Lipke, 70, of Jackson died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Private burial will be Wednesday at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Aurora, Ill. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements...
Police report 6/9/09 (06/09/09)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assaults Thefts Burglary Jackson The following items were released by the Jackson Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Fire report 6/9/09 (06/09/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 6/9/09 (06/09/09)
25 years ago: June 9, 1984 Applications for 10 to 15 jobs at the Procter & Gamble plant here won't be taken Monday by the state employment service as scheduled; the roughly 1,000 applicants who appeared at Central Junior High School yesterday is an adequate number from which to draw, according to the company...
Understanding 'Caring for Missourians' (06/09/09)
Recently, Gov. Jay Nixon has been promoting the "Caring for Missourians" initiative that he asked the General Assembly to approve this past session. The program diverts $40 million to 26 higher-education institutions to address the ever-thinning health-care professional shortage throughout the state, but it places no specific requirement on universities that the funds be used for "Caring for Missourians." It is the sole discretion of our universities and colleges on how to use these one-time funds.. ...
Tractor parades (06/09/09)
The advent of tractors helped turn American agriculture into the world's most efficient producer of grain and fiber. Modern tractors are giant workhorses capable of doing as much in one day as teams of mules and horses could accomplish in a month. Older tractors, especially antique models, have become popular among restorers and those nostalgic for a time when the old John Deere -- or Ferguson or Allis Chalmers or Case or Cub Cadet -- provided the muscle needed to plant, cultivate and harvest crops.. ...
Jefferson's big summer blow-out (06/09/09)
The Jefferson Elementary School Summer Family Blow-Out and barbecue was a huge success again. Mr. Cook, principal, estimated about 250 people attended. Jefferson Elementary wishes to thank the House of Hope and the men from Teen Challenge for the use of their carnival games. ...
Speak Out 6/9/09 (06/09/09)
Church's good deed; Cutting costs; Too many stops
Prayer 6/9/09 (06/09/09)
Keep us from error, O God, and help us to encourage others to do what is right. Amen.
Quartermasters play key, behind-the-scene role in summer deployments (06/09/09)
CAMP CLARK, Mo. -- As a cook, Sgt. Delmar Horman knows his job is not the most glamorous in the military. But the Cape Girardeau resident knows it is important work, especially now that he's doing it to feed Soldiers who are mobilizing at Camp Clark before leaving for missions in Iraq and Afghanistan...
1949 Tornado (06/09/09)
As a five year old boy living out in a rural area of Cape Girardeau, this was my first experience of looking at real destruction and devastation. My sister and brother-in-law were visiting us that day. They lived in Red Star and were preparing to go back home. My father looked at the sky and convinced them to stay because he did not like what he was seeing in the brewing of the storm clouds. That turned out to be a life saving decision as their house was completely destroyed...
Feral Cat (06/09/09)
One of a family of four feral kittens living in Cape County North's Maple Hollow walking trail. They blend with their surroundings and are quiet. But keep watching for them. You might just catch them watching you.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (06/09/09)
Cain is a 2yr old Jack Russell/Rat terrier mix. He is a very sweet little dog! Cain is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
buckie (06/09/09)
this is buckie.he want's to know everything thats going on can you tell?
angel falls (06/09/09)
my sister and neice hiked to angel falls with me this weekend.it's located outside of perryville mo
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