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Stories from Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sikeston police respond to shooting, gun theft (06/25/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. - The shooting of a Sikeston resident is under investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Deshante Nabors, 18, told officers he was walking in the 800 block of Agnes around 2 p.m. Wednesday when he heard two small pops, then felt a pain in his right shoulder. Nabors went to a relative's house where he contacted the police and reported the incident...
Charges filed, details revealed in Carter County murder (06/25/09)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- An Ellsinore, Mo., woman was charged Wednesday with murdering her live-in boyfriend after the couple got into a verbal argument as she was preparing to leave for her father's funeral. Barbara Ann Johnson, 51, was charged with the Class A felony of first-degree murder by Carter County Prosecuting Attorney Ernie Richardson...
Southeast Missouri State University using stimulus dollars to start accelerated nursing program (06/25/09)
With the aid of federal stimulus dollars, Southeast Missouri State University is starting an accelerated nursing program to increase the number of health-care professionals in the region. Public colleges and universities throughout the state are using the funds to expand, revamp and start health-care programs. University presidents agreed to use the money to further the Caring for Missourians Initiative, advocated by Gov. Jay Nixon to increase the number of medical professionals statewide...
Area continues to deal with sweltering heat (06/25/09)
Southeast Missourians can expect to deal with more temperatures in the 90s. Wednesday was the eighth day in a row that Cape Girardeau has seen temperatures in the 90s. National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Dodd said that may not end anytime soon.
Poplar Bluff doctor's office raided by police (06/25/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Local, state and federal authorities served a federal search warrant Wednesday morning on a medical clinic and arrested a physician.
Police investigating homicide in Carter County (06/25/09)
VAN BUREN, Mo. -- An autopsy is being done today on a Carter County man, who was apparently shot to death by his longtime, live-in girlfriend.
Girl Scouts get survival training with help from local fire departments (06/25/09)
The next time Michaela Hester encounters a snake, she'll be ready.
SEMO names new director for university foundation (06/25/09)
Southeast Missouri State University named William Holland as vice president of university advancement and executive director of the university foundation Wednesday. The appointment is effective July 15. Holland has been the director of corporate relations and associate director of development at the College of Business for four years. ...
Jackson changes trash pickup for holiday (06/25/09)
The Jackson sanitation department will not collect trash July 3 in observance of Independence Day.
Over 2,500 tickets sold to Wednesday Kenny Rogers, Neal E. Boyd concert in Sikeston (06/25/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- For many Southeast Missouri children and their families, the Kenny Rogers Children's Center is a special place. It's where special needs children can go to receive free therapy. The Center's namesake also considers it to be a special place...
Roy Blunt, Peter Kinder to appear at Cape Girardeau GOP event Saturday (06/25/09)
U.S. Senate candidate and congressman Roy Blunt will make an appearance at Saturday's GOP Pig Roast in Cape Girardeau.
Cape Girardeau house fire under investigation (06/25/09)
An official from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department inspects the second floor of a structure for fire Wednesday at 501 South Middle Street in Cape Girardeau.
Cape Girardeau School District to hold facilities meeting (06/25/09)
The Cape Girardeau School District will be holding a facilities committee meeting at 6 p.m. today. The group will meet in the cafeteria at Central High School, 1000 S. Silver Springs Road, to discuss the district's facilities plan. ...
Cape downtown golf tournament planned for Sunday (06/25/09)
Downtown Cape Girardeau and the River Campus will fill with golf enthusiasts Sunday for the First-Ever Fourth Annual Louis J. Lorimier Memorial World-Famous Downtown Golf Tournament. Two courses, one from Water Street north to Lorimier Street, the other on the River Campus lawn, will be played. The event benefits the Red House Interpretative Center...
Jobless benefits available because of Missouri storms (06/25/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians in 28 counties who lost work because of last month's severe storms now are eligible to apply for up to 26 weeks of jobless benefits. A person must be unemployed as a direct result of storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit parts of Missouri from May 8 through May 16...
Missouri's ignition lock law takes effect next week (06/25/09)
As many as 70,000 Missouri residents convicted of alcohol-related traffic offenses could have to install breath-monitoring devices on their vehicles if they want to legally drive after July 1. Across Southeast Missouri, those who work to install these devices in vehicles are expecting to see an increase in the number of installation jobs...
Mo. workers' comp judges sue to prevent dismissals (06/25/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Three workers' compensation law judges appointed by former Republican governor Matt Blunt sued Wednesday to prevent their dismissal by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's administration. Among those suing to save his job is Henry Herschel, who as the former legal counsel for Blunt was a defendant in a wrongful termination lawsuit recently settled by the state for $500,000...
Bernanke to face hostile questioning on Bank of America deal (06/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke likely will face hostile questions from a House committee investigating whether he and other government officials pressured Bank of America Corp. into a "shotgun wedding" with Merrill Lynch that cost taxpayers $20 billion...
Obama not closing door on possible health care tax (06/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- With lawmakers trying to crunch the numbers on a $1 trillion health care overhaul, President Barack Obama is leaving the door open to a new tax on employer-provided health care benefits. Senior senators said Wednesday the benefits tax could be essential for the complex plan to be fully financed...
South Carolina governor admits to having affair (06/25/09)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- After going AWOL for seven days, Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. Wiping away tears, he apologized to his wife and four sons and said he will resign as head of the Republican Governors Association...
U.S. approves import ban on some Sharp TVs, displays (06/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. is banning the import of televisions and other goods containing certain liquid crystal display devices manufactured by Japan's Sharp Corp. The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday blocked Sharp from importing LCD televisions and displays that infringe on a patent owned by Korea-based Samsung Electronics. Samsung asked the ITC to investigate Sharp's products in December 2007. Sharp filed a counter claim the following month...
Democrats, industry battle over consumer protections (06/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats are pressing the Obama administration to find a way out of the foreclosure crisis as they moved ahead with plans to create a government agency that would police the market for risky or deceptive mortgages. The agenda has the financial industry nervous it will find itself buried in new regulations. But under pressure from cash-strapped voters, lawmakers suggested Wednesday that they won't bend...
Sears Tower to undergo $350 million green remodel over five years (06/25/09)
CHICAGO -- Wind turbines, roof gardens and solar panels will join the pair of antennas atop the Sears Tower's staggered rooftops, said building officials who announced Wednesday that the skyscraper would undergo a $350 million green renovation...
Iranian police swiftly crush protest in Tehran (06/25/09)
EDITOR'S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay in their offices. This report is based on the accounts of witnesses reached in Iran and official statements carried on Iranian media....
Bomb strikes Shiite market in Baghdad, killing 69 (06/25/09)
BAGHDAD -- A bomb ripped through a crowded market in Baghdad's main Shiite district Wednesday, killing at least 69 people and wounding more than 100 less than a week before a deadline for U.S. combat troops to leave Iraq's urban areas. A series of blasts this week have killed more than 160 people. U.S. and Iraqi officials warned they expected more violence before the U.S. withdrawal from cities...
Netanyahu's Paris meeting with U.S. Mideast envoy called off (06/25/09)
PARIS -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting in Paris with the top U.S. Mideast envoy has been called off in an apparent sign of growing friction over President Obama's call for a halt to construction in Jewish settlements. The U.S. position could mean political trouble for Netanyahu, whose government depends on patrons of the settlers...
U.S. general says troops need a new view of Afghan war (06/25/09)
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan -- U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal said Wednesday that U.S. and other NATO troops must make a "cultural shift" away from being a force designed for high intensity combat and instead make protecting Afghan civilians their first priority...
Jackson explodes for 30 runs in sweep (06/25/09)
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team showed no signs of rust after several days off during Wednesday night's 19-1 five-inning win over SEMO North in the first game of a doubleheader. Jackson missed several games because of rain and poor field conditions...
Cape Legion sweeps Poplar Bluff (06/25/09)
The Ford & Sons Post 63 Cape Girardeau American Legion baseball team kept its perfect District 14 record intact with a 7-3 victory over Poplar Bluff in their district game Wednesday night at Capaha Field. Cape moved to 3-0 in the district behind Levi Felter's complete-game effort. He allowed eight hits, three earned runs and struck out four in the win...
Slaten edges Wiggans by a stroke (06/25/09)
A pair of recent Notre Dame Regional High School graduates duked it out on the golf course Wednesday during the PGA Gateway Junior Series event at Bent Creek Golf Course. Brett Slaten shot a 79 to beat Joe Wiggans by a stroke in the boys 16 to 18 18-hole tour division. Corey Fowler and Brett Leimbach finished tied for third with 86s...
Area calendar 6/25/09 (06/25/09)
Baseball Basketball Cross country Football Golf n Woodland tournament: The Woodland Community Booster Club will hold its annual four-person scramble golf tournament Monday at Bent Creek. Entry fee is $300 per team. Lunch is included and will be served at noon. The tournament will begin at 1 p.m. Info: Tim Abner. 238-1099 or Harley Eddleman, 576-3830....
Nieve, three relievers shut out St. Louis 11-0 (06/25/09)
NEW YORK -- Fernando Nieve has spent nearly 10 years as a professional baseball player fighting for a spot on a pitching staff. So he knew exactly what to do when he saw two on-the-mend starters throwing in the Mets bullpen early Wednesday:~ The Mets scored six times against the Cardinals' bullpen...
Poor start leads to Sharapova's early exit (06/25/09)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Give Maria Sharapova credit for honesty. Before Wimbledon began, she acknowledged that a recent comeback from shoulder surgery made it too much to ask for her to contend seriously for a second title at the All England Club...
LSU dumps Texas for title (06/25/09)
OMAHA, Neb. -- LSU, which two years ago wasn't good enough to qualify for its conference tournament, is the best team in college baseball again. The Tigers won their sixth national title Wednesday night, breaking open Game 3 of the College World Series finals with a five-run sixth inning that carried them to an 11-4 victory over Texas...
Americans stun Spain in semis (06/25/09)
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa -- The United States stunned top-ranked Spain 2-0 on Wednesday night on goals by Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey, advancing to the Confederations Cup final with one of the Americans' biggest soccer victories. Altidore scored in the 27th minute and Dempsey added a goal in the 74th as the Americans became the first team to defeat Spain since Romania in November 2006...
Festive First Friday (06/25/09)
Adding to the holiday festivities next weekend will be the First Friday Art Walk, scheduled to go on as planned July 3. The night before you get to see colorful fireworks in the sky, you'll get to see colorful (or maybe black and white) artwork on the walls in galleries around town...
Individuals painting a kaleidoscopic world (06/25/09)
June 25, 2009 Dear Leslie, I didn't read "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus," the book that detailed the supposed differences between men and women. I do know people had "aha" moments reading it, as if they'd found a manual for finally understanding the other gender and having simpatico relationships...
Catching up with Bootheel Contingent (06/25/09)
Bootheel Contingent, which drummer Tim Morrison describes as a "rock band with a country hangover," is eagerly anticipating the release of it's first album, "Let's Get Right" due out before July. The guys in the band talked to SE Live about their music, their inspiration and their plans
Concert for a cause: Bands rock Capha Park for Red Cross benefit (06/25/09)
On Friday afternoon, Capaha Park will be alive with the sound of music -- and for a good cause. At least nine musical acts are performing at the park to benefit the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross.
LaBeouf says next 'Transformers' movie, if there is one, will be darker (06/25/09)
LOS ANGELES -- If there's going to be a third "Transformers" movie, director Michael Bay said he'll be back to make it. And star Shia LaBeouf promises it'll be darker than the first two. Bay and LaBeouf talked about the prospects of another sequel Monday night at the Los Angeles premiere of the second installment, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," which opened Wednesday...
good bets 6/25/09 (06/25/09)
The week's entertainment options
Review: Pfeiffer radiant, but 'Cheri' never shines (06/25/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Back in 1988, director Stephen Frears and screenwriter Christopher Hampton teamed up for "Dangerous Liaisons," one of the juiciest guilty pleasures ever. Reveling in high-class deception and manipulation, the film earned seven Academy Award nominations including best supporting actress for Michelle Pfeiffer, and it won three...
Academy doubling number of best-picture Oscar nominees to 10 (06/25/09)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The best-picture lineup at the Academy Awards is doubling from five films to 10, a move organizers said Wednesday will open the field to more worthy movies and possibly boost the ceremony's TV ratings. The change, which was approved Tuesday night by the board of governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, takes effect at next year's Oscars on March 7...
Geraldine Graves (06/25/09)
Geraldine F. "Geri" Graves, 65, formerly of St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, entered into eternal rest Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., with her daughter, Rene, at her side. Rene had cared for her in the last two months while she fought the battle of CNS lymphoma...
Alice Brinkley (06/25/09)
Alice P. Brinkley, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 19, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Lynn E. and Anna Marie Wilhelm Crafton. Alice was a 1954 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Elks Ladies...
Irene Klughart (06/25/09)
Irene Marie Klughart, 88, of Scott City died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Ancell, daughter of Fred W. and Emma Elizabeth Sander Springer. She and Ivan Kenneth Klughart were married Feb. 9, 1947, at Illmo. He died Jan. 2, 2006...
Fire report 6/25/09 (06/25/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 6/25/09 (06/25/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Summons; Thefts; Property damage
Out of the past 6/25/09 (06/25/09)
25 years ago: June 25, 1984 The Cape Girardeau County Court takes under advisement a request from Drury Development Corp. for county participation in the multipurpose building project; the action comes after a representative of the Drury firm asks the court to appropriate $735,000 for the construction of the multipurpose building at any site...
Celebrating the 4th (06/25/09)
When Cape Girardeau's Libertyfest was called off because of funding problems in this tight economy, the community appeared to be resigned to no fireworks or traveling to nearby towns with Fourth of July celebrations. But the Joint Veterans Council has come up with a two-day Independence Day celebration at Arena Park that is sure to satisfy every patriot's notion of a proper observance of our nation's founding...
Speak Out 6/25/09 (06/25/09)
Health chasm; Careful cyclists; X-rated TV; Terrorist list; Rude texting; No signal; Talking at concert; Higher costs
Prayer 6/25/09 (06/25/09)
Help us, O God, to see beauty, to find happiness, to seek goodness. Amen.
south carolina vacation (06/25/09)
every picture tells a story,so i combined some to sum it all up
T-storm over Cape (6/22/09)... seen from Fruitland (06/25/09)
Lightning striking the ground... (bottom right hand corner of pic.)...
Can you see the Angel??? (06/25/09)
This pic. was taken around 11:30pm Monday night, while a T-storm was passing over Cape Girardeau... while I was reviewing the numerous pics. of the storm that I had taken, this one really caught my attention! (If you look under the the "split lightning bolt", it looks like the image of an Angel standing there... wings and all)!! ***Well, it does to me & my family anyway***...
Humane Society of SEMO's Featured Pet (06/25/09)
Meet Smokey, a 2 year old male Miniature Pinscher in need of a loving home! He's affectionate and unassuming, and loves to be close. He's got a little spunk which makes him even more adorable! Smokey is available for adoption at the HSSEMO, 573-334-5837...
Landon's First Birthday (06/25/09)
This is my cousin's first birthday. As you can see Landon enjoyed his cake going head first.
Steven's first trip to the beach (06/25/09)
This is my 2 year old nephew on his first visit to the beach. He was a little hesitant at first, then it was a struggle to get him to leave. He is running around with his shovel in this picture.
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