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Bootheel teen injured after falling from bed of pickup truck (08/24/09)
HAYTI, Mo. -- A Caruthersville teen sustained moderate injuries after falling from the bed of a pickup truck, the Standard Democrat newspaper reported. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Saturday on County Road 338, four miles west of Hayti. Matthew S. Pendergrass, 18, was riding in the bed of an eastbound truck driven by Jackie D. Coram, 23, of Hayti, and fell from the truck...
Property auctioned off at Cape Girardeau County tax sale (08/24/09)
Nineteen properties owned by those not paying real estate taxes were auctioned off Monday morning during a tax sale inside the Cape Girardeau County administrative building. Each year the Cape Girardeau County Collector's office auctions off land for which the owners are at least two years delinquent in paying their real estate taxes. While 500 owed back taxes in April, that number had dwindled from 110 Friday morning to 36 by the start of the business day Monday...
Interstate accident sends one to hospital (08/24/09)
An early morning accident on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau sent a woman to the hospital. According to Cape Girardeau police the accident occurred around 6 a.m. in the northbound lane near mile marker 95. Traffic was backed up briefly. The woman was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center, though extent of the injuries are unknown...
Rare twin jennets beat the odds near Delta (08/24/09)
On a farm near Delta, twin jennet foals toddle after their mother. They're old enough now to frolic around the field with each other.
Several area private schools see decline in student populations; others hold steady or even growing (08/24/09)
Private school enrollment is higher for some institutions, while others are struggling to keep their numbers up.
Public meeting on transitional housing program to be held Tuesday (08/24/09)
A public meeting to discuss the need and the means for creating a low-cost transitional housing program for homeless families will be held Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.
Following confusion, Bollinger County Fair will take place this year (08/24/09)
Despite some confusion over who will organize the Bollinger County Fair this year, the Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce has said the fair will be held from 3 to 10 p.m. Oct. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 3.
Motorcycle crash sends one to hospital (08/24/09)
A motorcycle and car Sunday evening at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Jackson Boulevard. The rider on the motorcycle was transported to Saint Francis Medical Center.
Road work began today on Route B in Bollinger County (08/24/09)
Route B in Bollinger County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is located from Highway 72 to Route M. Weather permitting, the work will take place today through Thursday, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily...
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda 8/24/09 (08/24/09)
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 8/24/09 (08/24/09)
Wrong plastic banned on rivers (08/24/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A law that takes effect this week could make criminals out of those who bring Tupperware onto many of Missouri's rivers. Lawmakers intended to reduce floating debris and pollution from abandoned foam coolers in the state's waterways. But they confused their plastics, and instead of banning Styrofoam, they criminalized the plastic containers found in many kitchens but seldom used to ferry beer and soda down a river...
Wall Street repackages debt for sale (08/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- Wall Street may have discovered a way out from under the bad debt and risky mortgages that have clogged the financial markets. The would-be solution probably sounds familiar: It's a lot like what got banks in trouble in the first place...
Review may keep Microsoft, Yahoo apart (08/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. hope that by joining forces, they can tilt the balance of power in Internet search away from Google Inc. First, however, Yahoo and Microsoft have to convince regulators that their plan won't hurt online advertisers and consumers...
Clunkers program draws big crowds in last weekend (08/24/09)
From Vermont to California, car dealers watched their lots empty as crowds rushed to trade in gas guzzlers during the final weekend of the popular Cash for Clunkers program. The hectic pace of the $3 billion rebate program accelerated in the final weekend, after the government announced the program would end at 7 p.m. today, two weeks earlier than expected...
Medical travel offers savings but not enough to aid reform (08/24/09)
Medical tourism trips offer steep savings, but they don't pack enough financial might to play a key role in President Obama's push to lower U.S. health care costs. Medical travel cost U.S. health care providers about $5.1 billion in business in 2007, according to estimates by Paul Keckley, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. While significant, that amounts to less than 1 percent of the $2.36 trillion spent on health care in the United States that year...
No cost of living increase for Social Security (08/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- Millions of older people face shrinking Social Security checks next year, the first time in a generation that payments would not rise. The trustees who oversee Social Security are projecting there won't be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the next two years. That hasn't happened since automatic increases were adopted in 1975...
Abuse of ADHD meds may be rising (08/24/09)
CHICAGO -- Calls to poison control centers about teens abusing attention-deficit drugs soared 76 percent over eight years, evidence of the dangerous consequences of prescription misuse, a study shows. The calls were from parents, emergency room doctors and others seeking advice on how to deal with the problem, which can be deadly. Four deaths were among cases evaluated in the study...
Hurricane Bill blamed for deaths in Maine, Florida (08/24/09)
PORTLAND, Maine -- A large wave fueled by Hurricane Bill swept a group of surf-watchers into the sea at a Maine park Sunday, including a 7-year-old girl who died after the Coast Guard pulled her from the water. The girl, her father and a 12-year-old girl who were all visiting Acadia National Park were plucked from the water by rescuers. The man and the 12-year-old were hospitalized...
Dead soldier's family reacts to cruelty probe of fellow soliders (08/24/09)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When Adrian Wilhelm learned that his son committed suicide just four days into his deployment in Iraq, he knew right away that the facts didn't add up. His son, 19-year-old Pvt. Keiffer Wilhelm, had been excited and upbeat just weeks earlier as he prepared to ship overseas. He was planning to buy a new car. He was exercising diligently, shedding at least 20 pounds in time for boot camp...
Wind farm raises private property concerns (08/24/09)
GLENROCK, Wyo. -- Richard Grant Jr.'s family has ranched Wyoming's rugged granite-and-grass hills for generations, their 123-year-old ranch dotted with reminders of their long history -- a historic schoolhouse, an old red barn and the parcels of land sold away during hard times...
Beetles, fire pose double threat (08/24/09)
HAINES JUNCTION, Yukon Territory -- A veil of smoke settled over the forest in the shadow of the St. Elias Mountains, in a wilderness whose spruce trees stood tall and gray, a deathly gray even in the greenest heart of a Yukon summer. "As far as the eye can see, it's all infested," forester Rob Legare said, looking out over the thick woods of the Alsek River valley...
Thousands flee raging wildfires in Greece (08/24/09)
ATHENS, Greece -- A raging wildfire raced down a mountain slope in Greece toward the town of Marathon on Sunday, nearing two ancient temples while residents pleaded for firefighters and equipment that were nowhere to be seen. Tens of thousands of residents of Athens' northern suburbs evacuated their homes, fleeing in cars or on foot. Several houses were destroyed as the fire advanced across an area more than 30 miles wide...
Redhawks encounter first loss (08/24/09)
Southeast Missouri State women's soccer coach Heather Nelson was disappointed but not discouraged following her team's first loss of the young season. Despite the Redhawks holding a commanding edge in shots, Evansville escaped with a 1-0 win Sunday night at Houck Stadium...
Area digest 8/24/09 (08/24/09)
Brown places first at Crank Fest Brad Brown of Team Cyclewerx placed first in the marathon class at the Crank Fest Mountain Bike race Sunday at Klaus Park in Jackson. Brown raced 38 miles in 3 hours, 15 minutes. Casey Saunders of Southeast Missouri State University placed second in the age 29-and-up division of sport class. Ryan Winkler of Team Cyclewerx placed second in the age 30-to-39 division of Sport class, while Travis Thrower of Team Cyclewerx finished third in expert class...
Eric Bruntlett's unassisted triple play punctuates Phillies' win over Mets (08/24/09)
NEW YORK -- It happened so fast, Eric Bruntlett needed a few moments before he realized he had just ended a game with an unassisted triple play. Bruntlett became the second player in major league history to get the final three outs on his own, accomplishing the feat Sunday to preserve the Philadelphia Phillies' 9-7 victory over the New York Mets...
Eastern Kentucky ironing out quarterback questions (08/24/09)
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Eastern Kentucky University is sorting out quarterback issues after its two most experienced signal callers became unavailable. Sophomore Trevor Hoskins recently left the team and Marshall transfer Chris Smith is out indefinitely with an injured back. Colonels coach Dean Hood now has two full-time quarterbacks on the roster, Cody Watts and T.J. Pryor...
Reds starter Harang has appendectomy (08/24/09)
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds starter Aaron Harang is out for the rest of the season after an emergency appendectomy. Harang woke Saturday morning in Pittsburgh with pain near is abdomen. ...
Bolt gets piece of Berlin Wall -- huge piece (08/24/09)
BERLIN (AP) -- Usain Bolt was honored by the city of Berlin by receiving an original segment of the Berlin Wall -- nearly three tons of it. The piece of the wall, which divided communist East Berlin from West Berlin between 1961 and 1989, is decorated with a life-size painting of Bolt running on the blue track of the Olympic stadium...
Smoltz shines in his Cardinals debut (08/24/09)
SAN DIEGO -- John Smoltz cleared his mind of all the bad things that happened to him in Boston, fixed his delivery and had a brilliant debut with the St. Louis Cardinals. Smoltz struck out a season-high nine -- including seven straight, which he'd never done before -- and held the San Diego Padres to three hits over five scoreless innings in a 5-2 victory Sunday...
Busch, Martin stage thrilling duel at Bristol (08/24/09)
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Mark Martin has never been a dirty racer. With trophies on the line, or points, or a spot in the season-defining Chase for the championship, he's prided himself on being a clean driver though 1,000 NASCAR races. So as a sold-out crowd watched to see if Martin would lay a bumper to Kyle Busch in the closing laps at Bristol Motor Speedway, it never even crossed his mind...
Atogwe considers franchise player an honor (08/24/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Being saddled with the franchise tag did not rub St. Louis Rams free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe the wrong way. "That meant a lot to me," Atogwe said Sunday after practice at Rams Park. "It was an honor, to say the least, to be that highly thought of by the organization and to be put among the top in your position in this league...
Solheim Cup goes to U.S. again (08/24/09)
Morgan Pressel delivered the clinching point with her 3-and-2 victory over Anna Nordqvist on Sunday at Sugar Grove, Ill., and the Americans won their third straight Solheim Cup with a 16-12 decision over Europe. After Nordqvist missed an 8-footer to keep the match going, Pressel's teammates leaped up and started celebrating...
Redhawks, rest of nation get ready for football season (08/24/09)
You know it's getting close -- real close -- to the start of Southeast Missouri State's football season when the team already is done with fall camp. That's where the Redhawks stand as they continue gearing up for the Sept. 3 opener against Division II Quincy...
Talking Shop with Marc Schoch, plant manager, P&G Baby Care (08/24/09)
This article originally appeared in its entirety in a special section Sunday. This is an abridged version of the interview. Procter & Gamble has been a major part of Marc Schoch's life. Schoch been with the company for 30 years, including the last two years in Cape Girardeau as the Brian Blackwell sat down to talk with Schoch and learn more about his life, start in Procter & Gamble and the affect the plant has had on the area in its 40 years here...
Travel agent flies solo with own business (08/24/09)
Earlier this year Cynthia Schutt opened Tailored Travel, one of three agencies by that name in the U.S. Recently Schutt became an independent agency owner with the opening of All Around Travel, though the location at 4 S. Pacific St. in Cape Girardeau hasn't changed...
Salon owner, stylist to attend fashion week in New York (08/24/09)
Danea Johnson, owner of Concepts Styling Salon in Cape Girardeau, will attend New York Fashion Week and style hair for about six designer shows Sept. 10 through 14. While in New York, Johnson will work with the Rodney Cutler team, developer of Cutler salons and Cutler haircare. Concepts is the exclusive retailer of Cutler products in the Southeast Missouri area. Stylist Amanda Abner will accompany Johnson on the trip...
Cape Girardeau lawyer elected to board of governors (08/24/09)
Joe P. Rice III of Cape Girardeau has been elected to become a member of the 2009 to 2010 Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. Lawyers from the Cape Girardeau area and surrounding counties that Rice will represent elected him to the position. Rice is one of six new members of the board, which sets the policy and agenda for all Missouri's 29,000 lawyers...
Third-generation surgeon joins Orthopaedic Associates (08/24/09)
Dr. Andrew C. Trueblood has joined Orthopaedic Associates in Cape Girardeau. Trueblood is an orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. He holds degrees from Cape Girardeau Central High School, Duke University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Trueblood is a third-generation orthopedic surgeon, joining his father at the practice...
Frank Tesson (08/24/09)
Frank F. Tesson, 89, of Jackson died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Allen Partain (08/24/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Allen Wayne Partain, 39 of Anna died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at noon, with the Rev. Mike Miller officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
Marlen Oehl (08/24/09)
Marlen Oehl, 89, of Oak Ridge passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 24, 1920, in Friedheim to Henry and Docilla Sauer Oehl. He and Lorene Rose were married Aug. 17, 1947, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville...
Gus Hefner (08/24/09)
Gus Hefner McGEE, Mo. -- Wayne "Gus" Augustus Hefner, 68, of McGee was born Dec. 7, 1940, at McGee, the son of Glenn and Mary Walk Hefner, and passed away Aug. 22, 2009, at his home. Hefner had been a bricklayer for more than 44 years. He believed in the Baptist faith...
Fire report 8/24/09 (08/24/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: ...
Out of the past 8/24/09 (08/24/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 24, 1984 Cape Girardeau residents will vote on whether the city should hold a special election to decide if the multipurpose building will be on property owned by Southeast Missouri State University; the city council votes 5-1 to place the issue of whether voters wish to hold an election on the site question posed by a citizens group on the Nov. 6 ballot...
Welker's challenge (08/24/09)
Jim Welker, the Cape Girardeau School District's superintendent, has been involved in public education long enough to know that there are two overwhelming factors that drive the administration of a school district these days: balancing the budget and meeting Missouri's testing standards for academic performance...
Recess is vital in schools (08/24/09)
The Aug. 16 front-page article "Testing trouble" and the "Rules and consequences" sheet my child brought home from school (using removal of recess for discipline) reminded me that, once again, some of our schools are ignoring overwhelming data on the importance of recess...
Different reasons to be scared (08/24/09)
I wish to respond to some of the points made by Lou Pritchett in "President Obama: You scare me." I too am scared by many of the frightening things we are witnessing. While some of the programs being pushed by the Obama administration have scary components, I am much more apprehensive about the response of the vast number of Americans I see harboring hate propagated by the hatemongers Pritchett listed: the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Reillys and Becks. ...
Speak Out 8/24/09 (08/24/09)
Obama's change; Educated, experienced; Screwed-up system; Teaching math; Memphis service; Job promise; Socialist scheme; Premiums, profits; Unify this nation; Track record; Democratic resolve
Prayer 8/24/09 (08/24/09)
Look at our weaknesses, O God, and give us strength to overcome them. Amen.
Guard assists in funeral, memorial service for late governor (08/24/09)
Family, friends and political admirers celebrated the life of a former commander-in-chief at a state memorial service in Jefferson City Wednesday and then said their final good-byes two days later at a funeral in his hometown of Charleston. Warren E. Hearnes served as governor of Missouri from 1965-1973. He was a member of the U.S. Army and a graduate of West Point, as well as holding several other political offices throughout his career...
Heartland Pops Seeking Singers for Christmas Concert (08/24/09)
The Heartland Pops Chorus can use a few more tenors, basses, and first sopranos for their Christmas Show on Mon. Dec. 7 at 7:15P.M. at Academic Hall. Naturally, altos and second sopranos are also invited. Contact director Jerry Ganiel at 579-6127 for rehearsal times as they are also in the process of preparing for their Sept. 20 fall concert...
Altenburg Fair Releases 2009 Schedule (08/24/09)
Only minor changes have been made in the recently released schedule for the East Perry Community Fair, which will be held in Altenburg on Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26. One addition to the schedule will be a 4-H public speaking contest which will be held on the stage at 10:00 am on Saturday...
Sunday Southeast Missourian (08/24/09)
Tyce..enjoying the Sunday Paper!
The Army Man Smile. (08/24/09)
a true smile is never molded in.
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