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Bollinger County man accused of stalking, invasion of privacy after videotaping fellow employee in restroom (08/07/09)
A Sedgewickville, Mo., man was arrested by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Thursday on suspicion that he videotaped a fellow employee while she used the restroom at the business where they worked, according to a sheriff's department news release...
Bootheel man sentenced to prison on sodomy conviction (08/07/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Clarkton, Mo., man was sentenced Wednesday to prison after a Stoddard County jury earlier had convicted him of statutory sodomy. The Daily American Republic reports Presiding Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp sentenced Dale Dewayne Bookwalter Sr., 36, to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Sokoloff said in a news release...
2009 receipts for Cape hotel, restaurant taxes still rise over previous year (08/07/09)
After a two-month drop off in reservations at the Rose Bed Inn, business at the bed and breakfast is booming once again. "For a few months it was getting slim, and then, all of a sudden, that unfamiliar tone of the phone started ringing again with people booking reservations," chef James Coley said. "We always knew from when we opened in 2001 that if you turn the nearly blank reservation page and things look bleak, if you provide quality goods and services they will come...
Historical association sells Cape's Reynolds House (08/07/09)
After struggling to determine the fate of the Reynolds House, the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau sold the 152-year-old building Thursday to a limited liability company with the understanding that it be preserved, said the association's new president, Tom Grantham...
Elderly woman robbed at her Cape Girardeau store (08/07/09)
Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a Cape Girardeau business owner while she slept at her shop, according to Sgt. Jason Selzer, spokesman for the police department. The robbery occurred around 3:20 a.m. at a store in the south part of town, when the elderly shop owner was sleeping on a cot in the back, Selzer said...
Neighbor saves man from burning apartment building in Kennett, Mo. (08/07/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Authorities say an alert neighbor reacted selflessly in a life-threatening situation, saving a man from a burning apartment before calling 911 on Tuesday. According to the Kennett Fire Department, firefighters responded to a structure fire at 963 Floyd Court at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday. Upon the department's arrival on the scene, it was determined that Merrill Coleman, a neighbor to the burning apartment was listening to music when he heard an explosion...
Some details emerge after hearing in Poplar Bluff teen burning case (08/07/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Butler County judge will decide later this month whether a Poplar Bluff teenager should be tried as an adult for allegedly squirting gasoline on another teen and then lighting him on fire. Associate Circuit Judge John Bloodworth heard testimony Wednesday afternoon from five witnesses presented by Dean Million on behalf of the Butler-Ripley County Juvenile Office...
Sales tax holiday begins today; some local jurisdictions opting out of local portion (08/07/09)
Missouri's sales tax holiday kicks off today but shoppers won't be able to take advantage of city and county sales tax exemptions in certain jurisdictions. While some cities and counties have chosen not to participate in the event that runs through Sunday at midnight, shoppers in those jurisdictions still will be eligible for an exemption of the state sales tax of 4.225 percent on eligible items. Savings are limited to school supplies, computer software, clothing, personal computers...
Proposals for commercial air service open Wednesday (08/07/09)
Cape Girardeau Regional Airport manager Bruce Loy expects plenty of competition for subsidized commercial passenger service when proposals are opened Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Loy said Thursday he's been contacted by five or six airlines seeking information about the airport, which has seen passenger numbers dwindle from a high of almost 8,000 in 2006 to just 404 from Jan. 1 through July 31...
Storm knocks out some county computers, communication lines for 2 days (08/07/09)
County officials were still dealing Thursday with technical problems in the aftermath of Tuesday's thunderstorm. Lightning strikes damaged office computers at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson and satellite feeds at the county emergency operations center, and knocked out a few communication lines...
Missouri governor backs insurance plan for autistic children (08/07/09)
Gov. Jay Nixon will discuss his plan for increasing autism coverage under health insurance at a stop in Cape Girardeau today.
Scott County to discuss possible expansion of water district (08/07/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners hope a meeting scheduled for next week will result in a solution to a water supply problem. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners approved a letter inviting Ellen Brandom, 160th District's state representative and officials from the county's rural Public Water Supply District No. ...
Route ZZ remains closed for work (08/07/09)
Route ZZ in Bollinger County will remain closed while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a drainage pipe beneath the roadway. This section of road is located between County Road 830 and County Road 806. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area...
Sliding at the Conservation Nature Center (08/07/09)
ELIZABETH DODD ~ edodd@semissourian.com Dayna Arthur of Cape Girardeau slides faster than anticipated into the grass on a Slip 'N Slide during a day camp Thursday near the Conservation Nature Center....
Salvation Army holds its Back to School Fair in Cape (08/07/09)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com Rhonda Carson grabs a USB drive Thursday afternoon during the Back to School Fair at the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau. The event, sponsored by United Way and River Corridor Connections, had 40 agencies serving roughly 900 students....
Phone service restored at Notre Dame high school (08/07/09)
Phone service restored at Notre Dame high school Phone service was restored this morning at Notre Dame Regional High School, school technology director Jeff Worley wrote in a email to the Southeast Missourian. The phone system had been off line since Tuesday evening, but the school had remained open. The school can be reached by calling its regular line at 335-6772...
Ill. governor signs ban on texting while driving (08/07/09)
CHICAGO -- College student Juan Ibarra hopes a new Illinois law banning text messaging while driving will help him kick the dangerous habit. "I know I should not do it," said Ibarra, 24, a Northeastern Illinois University senior. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was at the college Thursday to sign the law that bans motorists from texting or reading e-mail while they're moving...
Developer must pay millions to victims (08/07/09)
ST. LOUIS -- An eastern Missouri real estate developer convicted of mail and bank fraud has been ordered to pay $34 million in restitution to more than 100 people. The order is part of the sentence imposed on 47-year-old Robert Hartmann of O'Fallon...
Senate OKs $2 billion for 'clunkers' program (08/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday night with an additional $2 billion for "cash for clunkers," the rebate program that caught the fancy of car buyers and instantly increased sales for an auto industry long mired in recession...
As jobless claims fall, layoffs could slow further (08/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- In a positive sign for the economy, companies are laying off fewer workers as they prepare to ramp up production to replenish their depleted stockpiles of goods. Many analysts pointed to Thursday's drop in jobless claims as evidence of a trend signaling fewer job losses in coming months, particularly compared with the flood of layoffs earlier this year...
Bird experiment shows Aesop's fable may be true (08/07/09)
NEW YORK -- From the goose that laid the golden egg to the race between the tortoise and the hare, Aesop's fables are known for teaching moral lessons rather than literally being true. But a new study says at least one such tale might really have happened...
West Point ranked No. 1 by Forbes magazine (08/07/09)
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The U.S. Military Academy is rated the best college in the country in this year's Forbes magazine rankings. West Point beat out No. 2 Princeton and third-place California Institute of Technology in the America's Best College report...
Sotomayor OK'd for Supreme Court (08/07/09)
WASHINGTON -- Sonia Sotomayor won confirmation Thursday as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, a history-making Senate vote that capped a summer-long debate heavy with ethnic politics and hints of high court fights to come. The third woman in court history, she'll be sworn in Saturday as the 111th justice and the first nominated by a Democrat in 15 years...
Early flu vaccination season comes with three shots (08/07/09)
ATLANTA -- Get ready to roll up your sleeve three times for flu shots this fall. That's right, three times. This year's flu season is shaping up to be different. Most people will need one shot for the regular seasonal flu and probably two others to protect against the new swine flu...
Twitter suffers denial-of-service attack; Facebook also slows down (08/07/09)
NEW YORK -- A hacker attack shut down the fast-growing messaging service Twitter for hours Thursday, while Facebook experienced intermittent access problems. Twitter said it suffered a denial-of-service attack, in which hackers command scores of computers to a single site at the same time, preventing legitimate traffic from getting through...
Iraq considers banning smoking in public places (08/07/09)
BAGHDAD -- After six years of war and terrorist bombings, Iraq is moving against a different killer in its midst -- smoking. Sweeping curbs unveiled by the government Thursday suggest that as the violence subsides, authorities have more time to worry about normal quality-of-life issues. ...
Car bomb kills 5 in disputed Iraqi city (08/07/09)
BAGHDAD -- A car bomb tore through a crowded market in a Kurdish area in the disputed city of Kirkuk on Thursday, killing at least five people in the latest attack to signal rising tensions in northern Iraq. U.S. officials have warned that disputes between minority Kurds and Arabs over oil and land threaten to erupt into a new front in the Iraq conflict while violence elsewhere declines...
Capahas' season ends with thud (08/07/09)
The Plaza Tire Capahas experienced a rare brief stay at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan. For one of the few times in their history, the Capahas lost their first two games in the tournament. The Capahas were bounced from the double-elimination event Thursday as the Game Time (La.) Rockies posted a 6-0 victory...
Former standout Pannier's legacy continues to inspire (08/07/09)
Mark Ruark considers Darla Pannier to be among the premier players in the history of Missouri high school girls basketball. But, Ruark emphasized, "more than that, she was such a good person." Ruark recently reflected on Pannier, shortly after the 20th anniversary of her death...
Rushin captures title in shot put (08/07/09)
Jackson's Jill Rushin basks in the perks of being a standout track and field athlete. She's traveled to both coasts and the Southwest this summer. She even made a trip to Puerto Rico in pursuit of the best competition she can find. Rushin, who won the Class 4 state championship in the shot put and discus at May's state meet, wrapped up her summer season with a national championship in the shot put and a second-place finish in the discus in the women's 17- and 18-year olds division at this week's AAU Track and Field National Championships, also known as the Junior Olympics, in Des Moines, Iowa.. ...
Niswonger completes 100-mile endurance race in less than 29 hours (08/07/09)
Jason Niswonger plans to run with his cross country team when it opens practice Monday. That is if his blisters have healed. Niswonger, the 35-year old Oak Ridge High School coach, completed the Burning River 100, a 100-mile endurance race in Northeast Ohio. He covered the course in 28 hours, 42 minutes...
Padraig Harrington takes 2-shot lead at Firestone (08/07/09)
AKRON, Ohio -- Padraig Harrington feels good enough about his swing to concentrate on his results, and it finally paid off Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational with a 6-under 64 for a two-shot lead. Harrington has not won a sanctioned tournament since last year at the PGA Championship, when he became the first European in history to win successive majors in the same season...
Rams' McMichael eager to return to form this season (08/07/09)
ST. LOUIS -- After missing most of last season with a broken leg, Randy McMichael is eager to show the St. Louis Rams he once again can be an elite tight end. The Rams will hold their first scrimmage of the season tonight, and McMichael is looking forward to his first game-type action in 10 months. McMichael suffered a broken tibia and torn ligament in his right leg in a 31-14 loss to Buffalo on Sept. 28 and missed the rest of the season...
Cowgirl up: Millersville teen competes in two national rodeo events (08/07/09)
There is a broken wood plank on the front porch on the Siebert home, a cabin near Millersville. "This is where my horse tried to come into the house with me," said Colby Siebert, 18. Colby has been riding horses for 10 years and started competing in rodeos seven years ago...
Notre Dame junior Clayton Goodman acting in 'Into the Woods' (08/07/09)
Some people will travel to the ends of the earth to be involved in a theater production. Clayton Goodman, 16, of Cape Girardeau only had to go to Illinois. This summer Goodman and 22 other high school students are presenting the McLeod Summer Playhouse/Carbondale Community Arts' All Southern High School Theater project, "Into the Woods."...
Hooked on science: A look at fire extinguisher chemistry (08/07/09)
Have you ever wondered how a fire extinguisher works? If so, grab a few ingredients from around the house to create your own fire extinguisher. An adult should be present for this experiment. Materials: Instructions: STEP 1: Place enough baking soda in the Mason jar to cover the bottom...
Learning briefs 8/7/09 (08/07/09)
Scholarships The following students were named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester at Washington University in St. Louis: deans list n Carly Trautwein of Cape Girardeau was added to the deans list for the academic year of 2009 at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind...
Experts: Women drinking more, DUIs are up (08/07/09)
NEW YORK -- It seemed too horrendous even to imagine. But the case of the mother who caused a deadly wrong-way crash while drunk and stoned is part of a trend: Women in the U.S. are drinking more, and drunken-driving arrests among women are rising rapidly while falling among men...
Caution: One lane (08/07/09)
All the usual back-to-school signs are sprouting up all around town. Street construction around the university is in full swing, reducing traffic to one lane or prohibiting convenient access. Street repairs have signaled the start of school for several years, cutting off the university just as students arrive for the fall semester...
1980s teen flick director John Hughes dies in NYC (08/07/09)
NEW YORK -- Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s who captured and cornered the teen and preteen market with such favorites as "Home Alone," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday, a spokeswoman said. He was 59...
Johnnie Lemons (08/07/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Johnnie Lemons, 58, of Advance passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at his home. He was born June 19, 1951, in Parma, Mo., son of Oran and Betty Biggs Lemons. Johnnie and Kyong "Coffee" Kim were married in 1975 in Seoul, Korea. Lemons was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was medically retired from the U.S. Army after 15 years of service...
Jessie Clippard (08/07/09)
Jessie Della Clippard, 89, of Jackson died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Monticello House. She was born Nov. 23, 1919, near Kurreville, Mo., daughter of Frank and Iva Dell Statler Niswonger. She married Fred B. Clippard April 8, 1939. He died April 20, 2000...
Gregg August (08/07/09)
Gregg "Uncle Deeg" August, 47, was called to his heavenly home Monday, Aug. 3, 2009. He was born Dec. 3, 1961, to Doug and Velma Jane August. He was baptized into the Christian faith March 17, 1962, confirmed in his faith June 6, 1976, and was a lifelong member of Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City...
Robert Guilliams (08/07/09)
WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- Robert Guilliams, 65, of Wentzville died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. He was the son of Glen and the late Norma Guilliams; father of Mark (Melissa) Guilliams, Blake (April) Guilliams, Wade (Crystal) Guilliams, Brooke Guilliams; brother of Jerry Guilliams, June Goebel, Gary Guilliams, Gail Kraii; loving grandfather of 10; and special friend of Shirley Moore...
Jewel Tidwell (08/07/09)
Jewel A. Tidwell, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Arbor, Mo., to Ernest and Maggie Nolen Tidwell. Jewel was a sewing machine operator 45 years at Florsheim Shoe. She was a member of Cape First...
Rita Duncan (08/07/09)
Rita Marie Duncan, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 12, 1933, in Alexander County, Ill., daughter of Curtis and Ruth Winchester. Rita worked 10 years for the Civil Service in St. Louis. She lived most of her life in Southern Illinois. For the last 10 years she has been in Cape Girardeau and was formerly a resident at Capetown Assisted Living...
Births 8/7/09 (08/07/09)
Lee; Armour; Aranico; Lawrence; Spooler; Lange
Fire report 8/7/09 (08/07/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Police report 8/7/09 (08/07/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Assault; Thefts; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 8/7/09 (08/07/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 7, 1984 The Jackson Board of Aldermen took preliminary steps last night toward annexing a plot of land about a mile north of the city by including in the annexation U.S. 61 from the city limits to the plot; a Knights of Columbus hall will be built on the tract...
Correction 8/7/09 (08/07/09)
Chris Harris' Street Spirit column should have stated Barbara Rust would have an art opening at the September First Friday at Gallery 125. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Adoption gallery (08/07/09)
The 188 photos on display at West Park Mall will tug at your heart. They are the Missouri Adoption Heart Gallery featuring photos by professional photographers, including Pat Patterson of Cape Girardeau. The gallery tours the state hoping to bring caring families and children in need of adoption together...
Some streets unpaved (08/07/09)
Why is it our city can pave Broadway again when other streets in Cape Girardeau are the worst they have been in decades? The city calls some streets alleyways so it can refuse to pave them. The city seems not to care about certain areas like they do others...
Speak Out 8/7/09 (08/07/09)
Anti-smoking effort; Hard news; Wronged women; Fussy machines; Not my health care; Destructive question; Time for reform; Praise for stimulus; Simple manipulation; Healthy epithets; Early noise
Prayer 8/7/09 (08/07/09)
You know our hearts, O God. Fill them with goodness and mercy. Amen.
American Legion Auxiliary Honored for 19 Years of Service to Veterans (08/07/09)
The Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau recently recognized the American Legion Auxiliary for their long tradition of support to their resident Veterans. Under the leadership of Barbara Yallaly, the ALA Home Representative, this group has been assisting the residents at the Veterans Home since it opened its doors in 1990. ...
2009 NFL Youth Flag Football League (08/07/09)
The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will once again be offering there NFL Youth Flag Football League. Have you always wanted to play football without the hitting. Then this is the league for you. Ages are 5-12 and games are played on Saturday afternoons starting in September. Registration begins July 20 and will run through August 28. Cost is $50 and each child will receive there own NFL replica and flag belt to keep. Call Chris at 334-2523 for more information...
Heartland Nationals All Star Softball (08/07/09)
The Heartland Nationals All Star Softball team competed in the 2009 Midwest Plains Regional Tournament held July 23-26 in Strasburg Colorado. The Team earned 3rd Place in the Tournament. The All Star team earned 1st runner up in the Missouri Babe Ruth State Tournament and 2nd place in the Jackson Softball Tournament...
A new family addition (08/07/09)
I took my girl Lacy outside to potty a couple of months ago and to my surprise, we saw a whole tribe of seven newborn skunks traveling along, like a row of ducks, heading for our shed. Needless to say I paniked and grabbed Lacy up and headed towards the house. They stayed around for the next two months and eventually moved on, but they are really cute and I mananged to get a few pics of them...
Litzelfelner Wins State Long Drive Championship and places 5th in Tournament (08/07/09)
Jack Litzelfelner III recently won the Long Drive Championship and place 5th in Missouri Gateway Junior Championship heald in Ballwin Mo.
Marty's Big Blue Cat (08/07/09)
Marty Fluegge caught this 30 pound blue catfish on Monday, August 3, 2009 in the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau.
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