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Two-car accident in Sikeston injures five from Arkansas, Mississippi (07/07/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. - A motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55 sent five people from Arkansas and Mississippi to the hospital Monday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that at around 1:12 p.m. a 2006 KIA Rio driven by Editha B. Carter, 43, of Ward, Ark., struck a 2008 Chevrolet van driven by Darris A. Jefferson, 26, of Louisville, Miss., in the rear...
Local churches offer services in Spanish to help bring together faith communitis separated by language (07/07/09)
An unfamiliar language can isolate immigrants in the United States, but several churches in Cape Girardeau are working to break down the language barrier. At least seven places of worship in the area offer opportunities to worship in Spanish.
Current ownership closes doors on Royal N'Orleans (07/07/09)
The Royal N'Orleans has been closed since June 30, and its future remains uncertain. The fine-dining restaurant has not passed a city fire code inspection, violating the conditions set when the Cape Girardeau City Council on June 15 approved a six-month conditional liquor license, said Heather Brooks, assistant to city manager Scott Meyer.
Cape Girardeau is first city to finish DREAM Initiative planning (07/07/09)
Cape Girardeau now officially has a DREAM and, next year, an aquatic center will open. On Monday, the Cape Girardeau City Council approved the strategic plan developed for the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Development for Missouri, or DREAM Initiative, capping a planning process that took almost three years.
Jackson to hold cleanup week starting Monday (07/07/09)
Jackson residents will be able to dispose of oversized items and old appliances during the annual Clean-up/Fix-up week, city officials announced. During the week of July 13 to July 17, residents will be able to add extra material they wish to dispose during to their regular trash pickup. ...
Cape Girardeau man injured in Friday night crash (07/07/09)
CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau man was injured in a Friday evening crash on Route A. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Brandon D. Baker, 29, of Fenton, Mo., was exiting Route A and attempted to overcorrect his 2004 Lincoln. That caused the vehicle to exit the left side of the roadway and overturn several times...
Area lawyer gets trial date for alleged sale of oxycodone (07/07/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Poplar Buff lawyer arrested for selling prescription drugs in Stoddard County in December 2006 now has a trial date. Richard J. Bascom, 42, will be tried before Judge Stephen Sharp in a Stoddard County courtroom on Jan. ...
Law changed to expand eligibility for Habitat for Humanity (07/07/09)
The Cape Area Habitat for Humanity will have more flexibility in deciding which families are eligible to obtain help, thanks to a new state law.
Search for missing man enters 10th day (07/07/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The search for a Dexter man who went missing at a Wayne County campground is entering its 10th day. "We're still going on the premise that he's out there and needs to be found," says Sgt. Jeff Woodard of the Bollinger County Sheriff's Department, with regard to the week-long search for a Dexter man, 43-year-old Robert Peters, who disappeared in the early morning hours of July 5 in Wayne County...
Winds exceeded 75 miles per hour during Saturday Stoddard County storm (07/07/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., after paying a visit to Dexter Sunday, declared that the storm that moved through the area late Saturday afternoon was a "microburst" carrying straight-line winds that at times exceeded 75 miles per hour...
Route 51 in Perry County goes to one lane (07/07/09)
Route 51 in Perry County is reduced to one lane while workers continue to replace a pipe under the road. Crews will be working between County Road 238 and Route C until 5 p.m. today, weather permitting. Route 77 in Scott county will also be reduced to one lane while crews replace a drainage pipe next to the road. Workers will be repairing Route 77 between Route 61 and Route W near Oran. Crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday...
Boat collision on Current River kills 2 (07/07/09)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Two people from Poplar Bluff, Mo., are dead after two boats collided on the Current River in Southeast Missouri. The Missouri State Water Patrol on Monday identified the victims as 11-year-old Jerry Mote and 25-year-old Josh Burson...
Cape Girardeau County hosts meeting today on flood insurance maps (07/07/09)
Cape Girardeau County officials and representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State Emergency Management Agency will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. today at the County Administration Building, 1 Barton Square, Jackson, to discuss the latest flood insurance rating maps for the county. ...
Mo. court hears arguments on firing of judges (07/07/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri judge is considering whether to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the firing of three administrative law judges who decide workers' compensation claims. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's administration says the layoffs are necessary under budget cuts passed by the Republican-led legislature...
House, Democrats near deal on health care (07/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- Key Senate Democrats and the White House are closing in on a deal with hospitals to help pay for President Barack Obama's proposed expansion of health coverage, at the same time they hope for a comprehensive agreement with Republicans on a bipartisan bill...
Appeals loom in GM plan to sell assets (07/07/09)
NEW YORK -- Groups representing plaintiffs in car accidents said Monday they would oppose General Motors' attempt to quickly exit bankruptcy protection, arguing that hundreds of victims could be hurt by the government-led plan. U.S. Judge Robert Gerber approved a crucial step of the plan late Sunday, allowing the troubled automaker to sell its assets to a new company and saying the deal was in the best interest of both the automaker and its creditors, who would get nothing if the automaker was forced to liquidate.. ...
Microsoft warns of serious computer security hole (07/07/09)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Microsoft Corp. has taken the rare step of warning about a serious computer security vulnerability it hasn't fixed yet. The vulnerability disclosed Monday affects Internet Explorer users whose computers run the Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 operating software...
Appeals loom in General Motors plan to sell assets (07/07/09)
NEW YORK -- Groups representing plaintiffs in car accidents said Monday they would oppose General Motors' attempt to quickly exit bankruptcy protection, arguing that hundreds of victims could be hurt by the government-led plan. U.S. Judge Robert Gerber approved a crucial step of the plan late Sunday, allowing the troubled automaker to sell its assets to a new company and saying the deal was in the best interest of both the automaker and its creditors, who would get nothing if the automaker was forced to liquidate.. ...
Robert McNamara, Vietnam War architect, dies at age 93 (07/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- Robert S. McNamara, the brainy Pentagon chief who directed the escalation of the Vietnam War despite private doubts the war was winnable or worth fighting, died Monday at 93. McNamara revealed his misgivings three decades after the American defeat that some called "McNamara's war."...
Slain South Carolina serial killing suspect had long police record (07/07/09)
GAFFNEY, S.C. -- The serial killer who terrorized a South Carolina community by shooting five people to death before police killed him Monday was a career criminal paroled just two months ago, authorities said. Patrick Burris, 41, was shot to death by officers investigating a burglary complaint at a home in Gastonia, N.C., 30 miles from where the killing spree started June 27...
AJGA will return to Dalhousie (07/07/09)
Dalhousie Golf Club, which was awarded AJGA's tournament of the year in 2007 and 2008 and hosted the Rolex Tournament of Champions last week, will host another "major" AJGA event in 2011, according to club owner Cord Dombrowski. "We definitely will have an event here in 2011," Dombrowski said after the conclusion of Saturday's tournament. ...
Jackson Babe Ruth suffers first home loss in doubleheader with New Madrid (07/07/09)
The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team suffered its first home defeat this season, a 9-3 loss to New Madrid in the first game of Monday's doubleheader. "We played an extremely poor game," Jackson coach Paul Sander said. "We probably played as bad a game as we have played all year."...
Pujols will compete in HR Derby (07/07/09)
NEW YORK -- Former champion Ryan Howard, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Adrian Gonzalez will represent the National League in the All-Star home run derby next week. The four sluggers are the NL's first basemen for the game July 14 at St. Louis. The home run derby will be held Monday night at Busch Stadium...
NASCAR asks judge to reverse ruling on Mayfield's suspension (07/07/09)
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- NASCAR asked a federal judge Monday to reverse the ruling that lifted driver Jeremy Mayfield's indefinite suspension for failing a random drug test. The motion filed in U.S. District Court asked Judge Graham Mullen to reverse the injunction he issued last Wednesday that cleared Mayfield to return to competition. NASCAR also filed notice of its intent to appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
Armstrong surprises, moves up to third (07/07/09)
LA GRANDE-MOTTE, France -- If age is Lance Armstrong's enemy, then experience is his friend. With a savvy sense of the pack and a touch of luck, the 37-year-old Texan surprised some of the younger Tour de France contenders Monday to move within striking distance of the yellow jersey...
Questions linger in McNair's death (07/07/09)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The star quarterback and the waitress met six months ago, at a restaurant where she worked and his family often ate. He was married and 16 years older, but she seemed happy and eager to build a life with him. Steve McNair was retired from the NFL and spending time again in Nashville, where he had spent the best years of his career. Sahel Kazemi was 20 years old and swept up: He gave her an Escalade for her birthday and took her on trips to Las Vegas and Key West, Fla...
Mickelson's mom also diagnosed with breast cancer (07/07/09)
SAN DIEGO -- Six weeks after Phil Mickelson announced his wife had breast cancer, his mother was diagnosed with the disease and is to have surgery later this week. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on its website that Mary Mickelson discovered she had breast cancer last week. She is to have surgery Friday at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the same hospital where Mickelson's wife, Amy, had surgery last Wednesday...
Medicine cabinet check up: Experts recommend purging expired medication (07/07/09)
The milk gets tossed after the expiration date. Old meat goes the way of the trash bin. But when was the last time your medicine cabinet got a once-over for out-of-date items? Over the counter medications have expiration dates on the box or the bottle -- sometimes both -- and should be checked on a regular basis...
Health calendar 7/7/09 (07/07/09)
This week's health events.
Helen Sullivan (07/07/09)
Helen Rozelle Sullivan, 71, of Van Buren, Mo., died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at her home. Ms. Sullivan had resided in Van Buren since August 2008, and was formerly of Taos, N.M. She held two master's degrees and formerly taught at several universities. She was of the Episcopalian belief and enjoyed needlepoint, reading and watching British sitcoms...
Veronica Butler (07/07/09)
Veronica Clare Winschel Mattingly Butler successfully completed her life as God asked her to do, and on Saturday, July 4, 2009, she sings and dances with our father in heaven. Veronica was born in Perry County, Mo., the loving daughter of Andrew and Philomena Winschel. ...
Nellie Bailey (07/07/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Nellie Bailey, 99, of Cairo died Sunday, July 5, 2009, in Olive Branch, Ill. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wickliffe Cemetery in Wickliffe, Ky., with the Rev. Kelly Cox officiating...
Joel Slinkard (07/07/09)
Joel "Joe" Slinkard, 57, of Oak Ridge died Monday, July 6, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Corona Kelpe (07/07/09)
Corona "Topsy" Brucker Kelpe, 96, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Lutheran Home, where she was a resident the past eight years. She was born Jan. 2, 1913, in New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Theon and Ida Menz Grojean. She and Cornelius "Peg" Brucker were married May 16, 1933. He died Sept. 18, 1972. She later married Norman Kelpe on Dec. 4, 1987. He died Jan. 30, 1994...
Fire report 7/7/09 (07/07/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Police report 7/7/09 (07/07/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Out of the past 7/7/09 (07/07/09)
25 years ago: July 7, 1984 The American Wind Symphony concludes its four-day stay in Cape Girardeau with two performances, one in the morning at First Baptist Church and another in the afternoon at Old St. Vincent's Church; there is also a poetry symposia aboard the symphony's floating arts center, Point Counterpoint II, at 1:30 p.m...
More tax breaks needed (07/07/09)
Before the start of the longest recession since World War II -- the current one -- Americans collectively were spending as much as or more than they were earning, leading to a savings rate of almost zero. Savings rates are calculated as a percentage of disposable income...
Opposition to cap-and-trade (07/07/09)
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR 2454, commonly known as cap-and-trade legislation, on a 219-212 vote. This immensely important issue cannot be overlooked. Both jobs and our rural economic stability are on the line. Thankfully, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson voted against this damaging legislation. Even though Emerson was a vocal opponent of the bill, liberal interests prevailed...
Petition raises questions (07/07/09)
Supporting his denial of climate change, David Limbaugh reported that 31,000 scientists signed a petition of doubt. The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (Skeptical Malarkey?) has long promoted the skeptic position on climate change. It publishes articles of a quasi-scientific nature supporting the skeptic view and claiming they are peer-reviewed -- although OISM has no expertise to do so...
Thanks for help with benefit (07/07/09)
On behalf of the Leirer family, Christ Lutheran Church Ladies Aid would like to thank all who participated in the Leirer Family Benefit on June 20 by donation of time, talent or treasures. We also thank those who attended the benefit and gave so generously to aid the family with medical expenses...
Speak Out 7/7/09 (07/07/09)
Try recycling; Spending too much; TV troubles; Detecting drunks; Cycle insurance; Idol worship; Failed effort; Landscaped parking; Marriage proposal; TV savings; TV ratings
Prayer 7/7/09 (07/07/09)
Consider our wounds, O God, and send your healing power. Amen.
CASA Run Turnout High for Hottest Day of the Year (07/07/09)
It may have been the hottest day of the year yet, but that didn't stop devoted local runners/walkers and supporters of foster children from attending CASA's Third Annual 5&10K run/walk. A total of 79 runners/walkers participated in the event, helping to raise over $1900 to help train court appointed volunteers to advocate on behalf of over 200 children in the foster care system in Bollinger, Cape, and Perry counties...
A SE Missourian on Tobacco Road (07/07/09)
I don't get to go on vacations as much since I rejoined the professional radio ranks, but this past July 4 weekend was a welcome respite for me. I visited a friend in Durham, North Carolina - part of the famed Research Triangle Park which also features Raleigh and Chapel Hill. ...
Tweet (07/07/09)
this little guy sat on the edge of my deck and would not move... I actually reached out and petted his back... I snapped this pic about 4 inches away from him..
Fun At Capaha (07/07/09)
Someone's shakin' his tail feathers...
boat harbor on Mackinac Island MI (07/07/09)
Overlooking the harbor at Mackinac Island
Courtney Penzel donates to St. Francis Children's Center (07/07/09)
Nine year old Courtney Penzel, daughter of Chris and Chastity Penzel, asked for coloring books and crayons from her guests at her July 5th birthday party. The proceeds were presented to the staff at the St. Francis Children's Center on Tuesday July 7th...
Fruitland (07/07/09)
Trees and clouds and the sky... obviously. :)
Dog Days of Summer (07/07/09)
Kody and Dumplin gear up for the 'dog days of summer' with a little fashion show!
Southeast Missourian on display at The Newseum in D.C. #3 (07/07/09)
This is photo #3 of 3. I'm not sure how interesting this is for the paper (we thought it was pretty cool -- a little piece of Southeast Missouri on Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C.); I have a couple more if you're interested.
Southeast Missourian on display at The Newseum in D.C. #2 (07/07/09)
This is photo #2 of 3.
Southeast Missourian on display at The Newseum in D.C. (07/07/09)
Matt Huber stands outside The Newseum (Washington, D.C.'s new interactive museum of news and journalism) over the Fourth of July weekend. The Southeast Missourian was featured outside The Newseum on display as guests walked into the building. Matt is a 2008 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and now serves as an Admissions Counselor for the University...
Flags at Cape County Park 4th of July (07/07/09)
Flag lined drive at Cape County Park on the 4th of July
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