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Scott County government considers house arrest program to ease jail burden (09/04/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County Commissioners are considering a "house arrest" program to help cut down on the jail population. The program, proposed by Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd, was discussed during Thursday's meeting. "The whole intent of talking is to see if there is anything we can do to lower the jail population," said Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger. "We're not here to ask you guys to circumvent the law or circumvent good judgment."...
Dexter businessman pleads guilty to selling drugs (09/04/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter businessman was sentenced to seven years in prison, with a suspended execution of the sentence if he successfully completes five years of supervised probation. James R. Hanner, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday to distribution of a controlled substance before Judge Joe Satterfield in the 35th Judicial District Circuit Court in Bloomfield. ...
Road grader overturns, leaving Marble Hill man in serious condition (09/04/09)
MARQUAND, Mo. - A Marble Hill man is in serious condition after his road grader overturned Thursday afternoon. Kevin E. Stroup, 44, was traveling westbound on Route A 5 miles east of Marquand when he left the left side of the roadway around noon. The highway patrol said his 2008 Caterpillar road grader then overturned...
Sedgewickville man to stand trial on charges of stalking (09/04/09)
Cape Girardeau County Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp ordered a Sedgewickville, Mo., man Friday to stand trial on charges associated with using a hidden video camera to record images of a female co-worker in the restroom at the business where they worked...
Benton veteran training dog for disabled (09/04/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Five years ago, before the arrival of a chocolate Lab named L.T., Phillip D. Sturgeon Jr.'s life was very different. In 2004, Sturgeon, originally of Vanduser, Mo., was stationed near Baghdad as a U.S. Army medic with the 458th Engineer Battalion when a rocket-propelled grenade struck the vehicle he was in. ...
Two Perry County men charged with growing marijuana (09/04/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two Perry County men were arrested Thursday to cap off a drug investigation that spanned more than a month, said Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf. Cody W. French, 22, and Cory L. Beauchamp, 24, both of Perryville, were arrested on charges of growing marijuana, are both incarcerated at the Perry County Jail on a $25,000 cash-only bond...
School administrators make plans for Obama education speech (09/04/09)
Local school districts are mostly letting teachers decide whether President Barack Obama's Tuesday speech will fit into their curriculum.
SeaPort Airlines would not provide security screening at Cape airport (09/04/09)
SeaPort Airlines, the only airline of five competing for Cape Girardeau service that doesn't use Transportation Security Administration screeners to board passengers and doesn't want to, took its turn Thursday with the Airport Advisory Board. SeaPort, based in Portland, Ore., recently won contracts to fly passengers from four Arkansas cities to Memphis, Tenn. ...
Cape's preparations for Tour of Missouri nearly complete (09/04/09)
Parking and road closing plans are finalized, the shuttle bus schedule is expanded and routes for people visiting Cape Girardeau are ready. The preparations for Tuesday's Stage 2 of the Tour of Missouri are almost complete, and Lt. Tracy Lemonds of the Cape Girardeau Police Department said scheduled road closings have changed little since they were announced last week. ...
Commission delays vote on justice center HVAC bids (09/04/09)
County commissioners will take a little more time to make a decision on selecting the contractor that will install the HVAC system for the Cape Girardeau County Justice Center. During the commission's Thursday meeting, engineer Tom Strickland recommended that the county award Langford Mechanical of Jackson the contract. However, the commissioners voted to delay the vote so they could study the bids more closely...
State budget, economic development discussed at First Friday Coffee (09/04/09)
Balancing a budget is the most pressing issue in the Missouri Legislature, state Rep. Steve Tilley said Friday. "We have a responsibility to pass a balanced budget," Tilley told local business people during the monthly Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center. "We expect each and every family to live within their means and we expect the legislature to do the same."...
61 Mile, Scott City yard sales taking place this weekend (09/04/09)
Today marks the first day of the 61 Mile Yard Sale and for the first time Jackson is at the terminus of the sale route. Similar to the 100-Mile Yard Sale that runs from Jackson to Kennett, Mo., this weekend's sale offers bargain hunters the chance to find collectibles, clothing, toys and much more...
Accident on Route K results in injuries (09/04/09)
Emergency personnel remove Kathryn Drury, 50, of Cape Girardeau from a Honda Accord that was involved in an accident with a Toyota Tacoma pickup Wednesday morning on Route K at County Road 318 west of Cape Girardeau. ...
Citizens Electric names new CEO (09/04/09)
Van Robinson will take over the position of CEO at Citizens Electric on Sept. 13, according to a news release from the electric cooperative. Robinson replaces Anthony Campbell, who resigned in May. Citizens Electric is based in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Robinson has been serving as interim CEO since Campbell's departure. A graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Robinson also is Citizen Electric Cooperative's chief financial officer...
Sikeston to join in event inspired by Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' (09/04/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston will serve next month as a site for those attempting to break the world record of the largest simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" routine. Set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri in Sikeston, the Sikeston Thrill the World event will consist of a group of individuals dressed as zombies and ghouls dancing the moves from Jackson's 1983 "Thriller" music video. ...
Parts of Missouri see increase in flu-like illnesses (09/04/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Missouri hospitals are reporting a sharp rise in the number of patients with flu-like illnesses in the past week. A top health official said that while it's too early to call the numbers a trend, it's a reminder to take steps to help stop the flu from spreading...
NAACP urges closer scrutiny of transportation contract (09/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The NAACP has criticized a Missouri official's explanation about why so few minority-owned businesses are getting contracts for transportation projects generated by federal stimulus money. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Wednesday criticized comments made by Lester Woods, external civil rights director for the Missouri Department of Transportation...
No strain for Andromeda: Galaxy is cosmic cannibal (09/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- Our nearest major galactic neighbor is a cosmic cannibal. And it's heading this way eventually. Astronomers have long suspected Andromeda of being a space predator, consuming dwarf galaxies that wander too close. Now, cosmic detectives are doing a massive search of the neighborhood and have found proof of Andromeda's sordid past: They've spotted leftovers in Andromeda's wake...
US Olympic team adds big sponsor in P&G (09/04/09)
CINCINNATI -- Let the games -- and the ads -- begin. The Procter & Gamble Co. has thrown its sponsorship dollars behind U.S. Olympic athletes, the latest in a push to beef up its sports promotions. The deal announced Tuesday comes within a few weeks of a multiyear agreement with the National Football League and the launch of a global advertising campaign featuring sports stars Tiger Woods of golf, Derek Jeter of baseball and Roger Federer of tennis...
Nancy Talbot dies at 89; co-founded clothing line (09/04/09)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Nancy Talbot, co-founder of the upscale Talbots women's clothing company, has died from complications of Alzheimer's disease, The Talbots Inc. said. She was 89. Talbot died Sunday in Boulder, where she lived near one of her daughters...
Health care lobbyists target returning Congress (09/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- Interest groups are unleashing a torrent of modern and old-fashioned lobbying tactics at members of Congress returning for the autumn battle over health care, from spending sky-high amounts on TV ads to staging rallies in the capital and perhaps outside insurance company offices...
Jobless rate at 9.7 percent; 216 thousand jobs lost in August (09/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- The unemployment rate jumped almost half a point to 9.7 percent in August, the highest since 1983, reflecting a poor job market that will make it hard for the economy to begin a sustained recovery. While the jobless rate rose more than expected, the economy shed a net total of 216,000 jobs, less than July's revised 276,000 and the fewest monthly losses in a year, according to Labor Department data released today. ...
Tonight's area high school football games (09/04/09)
(Kickoffs at 7 p.m.) Parkway South (0-1) at Jackson (0-1) Last week: Saint Louis University High 21, Parkway South 9; Riverview Gardens 34, Jackson 16 Last year: Jackson 38, Parkway South 14 Outlook: Jackson mishandled several snaps during its opening loss to Riverview Gardens and finished with minus-20 yards rushing on 24 attempts. ...
Kelly throws no-hitter against Central (09/04/09)
The Kelly softball pitching staff tossed its second no-hitter in three games in Thursday's 11-0 victory against Central. Danielle Dock and Kristen Powell combined to silence the Tigers' offense. Dock struck out six over three innings before Powell struck out two in the final two innings...
Redhawks get off to a flying start (09/04/09)
The Southeast Missouri State football team could not have scripted a better opening performance. Quincy University felt the Redhawks' wrath Thursday night. Southeast built an improbable 58-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 72-3 victory, a modern-day school record for most points in a game...
Southeast tops last year's first-quarter point output (09/04/09)
The 2008 Southeast Missouri State football season was marked by slow starts as the Redhawks were outscored 103-13 in the first quarter. For one night at least, the Redhawks reversed that trend in a big way. Southeast put up 28 first-quarter points during Thursday's 72-3 season-opening destruction of NAIA Quincy...
Ex-Mets pitcher gets 6 months for tax evasion (09/04/09)
MADISON, Wis. -- A federal judge on Thursday sentenced former major league pitcher Jerry Koosman to six months in prison for not paying his taxes. Prosecutors say Koosman, a former All-Star who helped the New York Mets win the 1969 World Series, didn't pay federal income taxes for 2002, 2003 and 2004. ...
McGehee blocks Cards' sweep attempt (09/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Casey McGehee wasn't about to be fooled twice by John Smoltz. After looking at a called third strike his first time up, the streaking McGehee hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Smoltz and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep...
NFL says Vick eligible to play in third game (09/04/09)
NEW YORK -- Michael Vick got the green light for full reinstatement in the NFL on Thursday when commissioner Roger Goodell said the disgraced quarterback could play later this month instead of waiting until October. Vick, recently signed by the Philadelphia Eagles, now will be able to play in the Sept. ...
Teen from Georgia beats No. 4-seeded Dementieva (09/04/09)
NEW YORK -- It's not quite the case that 17-year-old Melanie Oudin and her family knew for sure she would get this far, this fast. Not when Melanie was 7, hitting buckets of tennis balls with Grandma Mimi back home in Marietta, Ga. Not a couple of years later, when Melanie and her twin sister began taking lessons together. And certainly not when Melanie lost her first two Grand Slam matches...
Rams close preseason with 17-9 win vs. Chiefs (09/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- In his first preseason game calling the plays, Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley had just as much trouble finishing off drives as the man he replaced. The Chiefs had four gains of 40 yards or more and totaled 406 yards, yet still lost 17-9 to the St. Louis Rams on Thursday to finish their fourth winless preseason this decade...
Carpenter wins his 10th straight decision (09/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Not much went smoothly for Chris Carpenter, who labored through six innings, got hit by a pitch on the left thumb and flubbed a bunt attempt. Flawed but gritty was good enough to win his 10th straight decision, especially with a five-run cushion after the second. Skip Schumaker was 4 for 4 with two RBIs, pacing a 16-hit attack as the St. Louis Cardinals clobbered the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 on Wednesday night...
T-SHIRT with a MESSAGE (09/04/09)
Rachel Reischman said she chooses choir over art class, but her artistic talent will be on display this fall. Reischman, a junior at Chaffee High School, won a T-shirt design contest for Teens Against Tobacco Use. The program trains about 150 students each year, said Terry Baker, tobacco prevention project manager at Saint Francis Medical Center. ...
There's nothing funny about 'Steve' (09/04/09)
It's bad enough that the usually enjoyable Sandra Bullock has found a way to star in not one but two flat romantic comedies this summer, between "The Proposal" in June and now "All About Steve." But what's truly baffling -- disheartening, really -- is the fact that this latest one was written by a woman...
Hooked on Science: Seesaw candle (09/04/09)
Learn all about the center of gravity by using a few items from around the house. Materials Instructions STEP 1: Using the knife remove some of the wax at the bottom of the candle, revealing the wick. Note: Make sure the candle is not narrow at the top. Your candle should be the same size at both ends...
Web addiction center opens in U.S. (09/04/09)
FALL CITY, Wash. -- Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game "World of Warcraft." As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa. Alexander, 19, needed help to break an addiction he calls as destructive as alcohol or drugs. He found it in this suburb of high-tech Seattle, where what claims to be the first residential treatment center for Internet addiction in the United States just opened its doors...
Automatic frustration (09/04/09)
I understand why businesses have automated telephone systems. Really, I do. That doesn't mean I like them. Some experiences with automated systems are good. Some are not. Sometimes I wonder if the owners or managers of businesses with frustrating automated systems ever call to test the system...
Carolyn Davis (09/04/09)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Carolyn Sue Davis, 66, of Cobden, formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Ill. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill...
Stephen Miinch (09/04/09)
PATTON, Mo. -- Stephen Randal Miinch, 48, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at his home near Patton, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife and children. Steve was born July 25, 1961, in Cape Girardeau...
LaWanda Full (09/04/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- LaWanda Tally Full, 89, of Macon, Ga., formerly of Anna and Cairo, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. She was born July 22, 1920, in Mound City, Ill., to Mark and Emma McDaniel Tally. She and William Full were married May 14, 1938. He preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2005...
Shirley Baldwin (09/04/09)
Shirley Marie Davis Baldwin, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at her home. She was born Feb. 16, 1937, in Barrington, N.J., daughter of Walter R. and Doris A. Dowd Davis. She and Charles R. Baldwin were married April 20, 1957, in Cape Girardeau...
Roseatte Parris (09/04/09)
Roseatte Gene Parris, 58, of Scott City died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 1, 1950, at Parma, Mo., to Eugene and Rosalee Fields Williamson. She and Donald Ray Parris were married March 19, 1966, in St. Louis...
Births 9/4/09 (09/04/09)
Underwood; Campbell; Vandeven
Fire report 9/4/09 (09/04/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Police report 9/4/09 (09/04/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Theft; Burglaries; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Cape Girardeau County: DWIs; Arrests
Out of the past 9/4/09 (09/04/09)
25 years ago: Sept. 4, 1984 More than 3,000 signatures of registered voters have been collected in a petition drive, well above the 1,949 needed to put a proposition to repeal the Sunday sales ban on the November ballot. Lehne-Marner Corp. of St. Louis, the developer of Cape Girardeau's downtown redevelopment plan, is given an option to draw up a plan and financing package for the renovation of the old shoe factory into an apartment complex...
What did they expect? (09/04/09)
When did town hall meetings become something that requires everyone in attendance to be in agreement? By Tom Shupe It is hard to avoid news about protests at town hall meetings where liberal politicians are advocating the Obamacare health care proposals...
Live United (09/04/09)
With a theme of "Live United," the United Way of Southeast Missouri has kicked off its 2009 campaign -- not just for donations of money, but also donations of volunteer time and energy. The fundraising goal for the campaign is more than $1.2 million, slightly ahead of the amount raised in last year's effort. Because of the recession, United Way officials realize it will be tough -- but not impossible -- to meet this year's target...
Procter & Gamble history (09/04/09)
With the celebration of Procter & Gamble's 40th anniversary in Cape Girardeau, I would like to tell a little story I know about the company's history. The original Hoberg Paper Mill was founded in Green Bay, Wis., by John Hoberg. In the early 1880s my grandfather's brother, Dominick Knowlan, moved to Green Bay, married Rose Hoberg (daughter of John Hoberg) and worked for John Hoberg in the Hoberg Paper Mill...
Let's vote on health care (09/04/09)
The right to vote is a fundamental factor of democracy. Let us vote on public health care. I believe it won't take more than once on the Missouri ballot to pass, unlike gambling. Has anyone added up the cost of all our wars since our great country was born? How many corporations profited, and still do, from those American tax dollars? Wars are publicly funded. Was the national debt calculated and announced before war was declared?...
Speak Out 9/4/09 (09/04/09)
Equal care; Head in the sand; Flat tax; Back to work; A better nation; School dialogue; Scriptural advice; Esquire dreaming; Patient interference; Saving discipline
Prayer 9/4/09 (09/04/09)
For those who see the beauty of your creation, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Heartland Pops Adds To Concert (09/04/09)
The Heartland Pops Chorus Concert has added more acts to its fall concert on Sun. Sept. 20 at 2:15 at Crossroads Fellowship Church in Jackson. Replacing the Punches Family will be the local band Whitewater Bluegrass. Also performig will be Little Miss Missouri, Jenny Mae Duncan. ...
Was that CSP or CSP? (09/04/09)
Producers in Southeast Missouri who have had the luxury of participating in CSP, the Conservation Security Program, will see its successor being promoted over the duration of the new farm bill. Also labeled CSP, the Conservation Stewardship Program began sign up statewide on August 10, 2009...
Cape Girardeau Scout Earns Eagle Rank (09/04/09)
Cody Moore of Boy Scout Troop 16 in Cape Girardeau has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Cody's project consisted of building a Grotto at the Newman Center on the Southeast Missouri campus. He spent more than 80 hours on this project. Cody is a senior at Notre Dame High School and is the son of Wanda and Joe Moore...
Police Standoff False Alarm (09/04/09)
From the standoff on independence Friday afternoon.
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