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Tour of Missouri Stage 2 concludes in Cape Girardeau (09/08/09)
The Tour of Missouri's trip to Cape Girardeau has now concluded. The finish of Stage 2, which began around 11 a.m. in Ste. Genevieve, came at around 3:30 p.m., when the first riders crossed the finish line on Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau...
Riding the route: Cape Girardeau bicycle group previews Tour of Missouri Stage 2 route (09/08/09)
Stephanie Fridley usually bikes from her house in Jackson to get a workout. Sunday, her husband dropped her off at the East Perry County Fairgrounds so she could ride 42 miles of the Tour of Missouri route. A cyclist for six years, she said the route is similar to her typical rides, but included new scenery...
Counseling Center launches program aimed at treating offenders (09/08/09)
Jon Huenink believes Missouri's prison system needs reform. Since 1982 the state's population has grown by 24 percent while the prison population has increased by about 400 percent. Coupled with the increase is an annual cost of $16,432 for each of the state's 29,857 prisoners...
Annual Caney Fork Antique Tractor Ride continues to grow (09/08/09)
Five years ago, Roger and Bonnie Seabaugh invited some friends to take their tractors for a drive through north Cape Girardeau County. "We didn't dream this would get so big," Bonnie Seabaugh said Sunday at the 5th annual Caney Fork Antique Tractor Ride...
City seeks to add district to historic registry (09/08/09)
The city of Cape Girardeau is seeking to add an eighth neighborhood to the National Register of Historic Places' list of historic districts, according to city planning technician Richard Reinhardt. The State Historic Preservation office awarded a grant to the city to prepare a nomination to register the section of Lorimier and South Spanish streets between Themis and Morgan Oak streets as a historic district...
Jackson School Board agenda (09/08/09)
7 p.m. today Board of Education Office, 614 E. Adams St. Finance Informational items...
Obama steers clear of politics in pep talk to nation's schoolchildren (09/08/09)
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- In a pep talk that kept clear of politics, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged the nation's students to take pride in their education -- and stick with it even if they don't like every class or must overcome tough circumstances at home...
In speech, Obama exhorts kids to pay attention in school (09/08/09)
WASHINGTON -- In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama is telling the nation's schoolchildren he "expects great things from each of you." "At the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world," Obama said. "And none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities."...
Investors interested in charter schools (09/08/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Charter schools, already seeing a surge in students, are getting attention from another group -- private investors. Entertainment Properties Inc., known mostly for sinking its money into movie theaters and wineries, recently bought 22 locations from charter school operator Imagine Schools for about $170 million. The real estate investment trust acts as landlord, while Imagine operates the schools and is using the investment to expand its chain of 74 locations.
Among millions of unemployed, a few entrepreneurs shine (09/08/09)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Until this summer, salesman Jorge Ocampo had always been what he calls a W-2 man. Proof was the Mercedes he bought with cash. But he had always longed to be his own boss. "Almost every day I thought of it," the 54-year-old said...
New air service arrives in Owensboro, Ky. (09/08/09)
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- A western Kentucky city is reconnected to the world with the start of new air service. Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne said KentuckySkies' air service between Owensboro and Nashville, Tenn., comes at a good time for the city, the Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro reported...
Senate finance chair proposes fee on insurance companies (09/08/09)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Max Baucus on Monday pushed a new health care plan including an industry fee to help pay for covering the uninsured as President Barack Obama said insurance companies must share accountability for the troubled system. The Finance Committee is the last best hope for a bipartisan bill because four of five congressional committees have produced partisan proposals. Baucus, D-Mont., has said he would move forward on his own if there's no agreement by Sept. 15...
Woman says she was right to hide grandson (09/08/09)
MARION, Ill. -- A Southern Illinois grandmother said Monday she hid her 6-year-old grandson and his mother in a crawl space in her home for two years during a custody dispute with the boy's father to keep the youngster safe. Diane Dobbs, 51, spoke to "Good Morning America" from Marion. She's out on bond after being charged Friday with aiding and abetting...
Joesph Kennedy announces he won't run for Senate (09/08/09)
BOSTON -- Former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, the eldest son of Robert F. Kennedy, announced Monday he would not run for the U.S. Senate seat held for nearly 50 years by his late uncle, Edward M. Kennedy. The decision was certain to widen the race for the Democratic nomination...
China: 35 die in coal mine blast (09/08/09)
BEIJING -- China says a coal mine blast has killed 35 miners in central Henan province and left another 44 trapped. The State Administration of Work Safety said the pre-dawn explosion today happened at Xinhua No. 4 pit in Pingdingshan city in Henan province...
Amid swine flu, French tradition gets a kiss off (09/08/09)
PARIS -- It's a ubiquitous French tradition, as familiar as a baguette or an espresso at the neighborhood cafe. Now, "la bise," the cheek-to-cheek peck that the French use to say hello or goodbye, has come under pressure from a globalized threat: swine flu...
Observers: Neat Afghan vote totals show election fraud (09/08/09)
KABUL -- At the Afghan polling station called Haji Nehmetullah House, every one of the 725 votes cast during the country's Aug. 20 election went to President Hamid Karzai. At another site, Haji Akhtar Mohammad House, the incumbent got each of the precisely 400 ballots cast...
Notre Dame runners fare well at Memphis meet (09/08/09)
Led by a school-record performance by senior Wynn McClellan, the Notre Dame boys cross country team placed 12th at the Memphis Twilight Cross Country Classic on Saturday in Memphis, Tenn. McClellan covered the 3.1-mile course at Rose Soccer Park in 15 minutes, 58.63 seconds to place fourth individually in a race that featured 341 runners...
Women's soccer team picks up win at tournament (09/08/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team concluded play in the Panther Invitational on Sunday with a 3-1 victory against the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Waterloo, Iowa. Southeast (4-2) scored all three of its goals in the second half against UMKC, a first-year program...
Stake out spot early to watch finish of Stage 2 downtown (09/08/09)
The countless hours of preparation and planning come to fruition today when the Tour of Missouri's second stage ends in downtown Cape Girardeau. But John Dodd, who has attended professional cycling races, said the race's conclusion will last seconds...
Carpenter crafts one-hit shutout (09/08/09)
MILWAUKEE -- Chris Carpenter kept throwing strike after strike. Mostly unhittable ones. Carpenter pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a clean double to Jody Gerut in the fifth inning, and struck out 10 as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Monday...
Pirates avoid record loss, beat Cards 6-5 (09/08/09)
PITTSBURGH -- Thanks to Garrett Jones and a rare failure by the Cardinals' Ryan Franklin, the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided setting one of the most unwanted records in pro sports for a day. Jones hit a game-ending RBI single to cap a two-run rally in the ninth inning and the Pirates ended a nine-game losing streak, beating St. Louis 6-5 Sunday...
Kahne pulls away to second win of year (09/08/09)
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Kasey Kahne was clinging to his spot in the race for the Chase. He can breathe a little easier now. Kahne greatly improved his hopes of making the season-ending Chase for the Championship with a victory Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, pulling away from Kevin Harvick after a fortunate yellow flag late in the race...
Rebuilt Missouri proves a point in opener (09/08/09)
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel already senses a prove-something attitude from his team. "I think so, but I also think that's OK," Pinkel said. "There are some other national powers that they lose a lot of players, get a lot of players drafted and people assume they're just going to reload. But you have to earn that. ... [Our players] certainly did have a chip."...
Cavendish sprints to win in Stage One (09/08/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Mark Cavendish of Great Britain, a cycling sprint specialist, was in unfamiliar territory Saturday when he presented the game ball before the Missouri-Illinois football game. "It took me three hours to understand what was actually going on," Cavendish said...
Stricker overtakes Woods in standings (09/08/09)
Given another chance to win a playoff event, Steve Stricker delivered back-to-back birdies to cap off a wild Labor Day finish and win the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday, moving past Tiger Woods to the top of the FedEx Cup standings. One week after missing a 10-foot par putt to force overtime, Stricker rolled in a 15-foot birdie on the 17th hole, then hit a delicate chip to tap-in range on the par-5 18th for a 4-under 67 one-shot victory over Jason Dufner and Scott Verplank in Norton, Mass...
Oudin knocks off another seed (09/08/09)
NEW YORK -- When Melanie Oudin wakes up each morning these days, sharing a king-sized hotel bed with her mother, she's basically your average teen visiting the big city. Then the 17-year-old from Marietta, Ga., gets out on court at the U.S. Open in those pink-and-yellow sneakers with the word "BELIEVE" stamped near the heel, and there is nothing ordinary at all about her...
Dominating 72-3 win should boost Redhawks' confidence (09/08/09)
There is no telling what the 2009 football season will hold for Southeast Missouri State. And there's no reason to get too carried away by a win over an NAIA team that went 6-5 last year. But I've got to say that Thursday's 72-3 demolition of Quincy in Southeast's opener was impressive. And I sure didn't see it coming...
Talking Shop with James Stapleton, director, Southeast Missouri State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (09/08/09)
James Stapleton's path to success began on a Kansas farm and eventually led to a decade-long entrepreneurial career that has resulted in his current role as director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell last week learned more of what shaped Stapleton and his views on the importance of entrepreneurship...
Be among the first to know breaking business news (09/08/09)
On Aug. 28 I broke the story that Morlan Auto Group (with locations in Sikeston, Mo., and Dexter, Mo.) plans to open a dealership in Cape Girardeau. Those of you on my e-mail and text alert list were the first to know that by early October, Morlan Chrysler will occupy the former Saturn building at 374 Siemers Drive...
People on the move 9/8/09 (09/08/09)
Modern Woodmen agent to lead financial organization; Summers joins Hahs Group as director of selection; Funeral home hires pre-need services coordinator; Former Montgomery Bank COO appointed to board
Brad Estes (09/08/09)
Brad Estes, 52, of Cape Girardeau died Friday Sept. 4, 2009. Estes was born Oct. 26, 1956. He loved the Halloween season and was an avid Harley rider. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Estes House; a son, Stephen (Mandy) Thompson and children, Kelsey and Mercedes of Dexter, Mo.; a sister, Sherry Estes and children, Ixchell, Cristina, and Billy, all of Chicago; and friend, Mary Meyer of Cape Girardeau...
Patricia Owen (09/08/09)
Patricia Mae Owen, 61, of Scott City died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 18, 1948, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Woodrow Persian and Laverna Mae Eifert Clark. Patricia married John Alan Owen on Oct. 10, 2002, at Benton, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2003...
Michael Schumer (09/08/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Michael E. Schumer, 61, of Perryville died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born in St. Louis on Oct. 30, 1947, son of the late Cletus J. and Ruby (Scheppers) Schumer...
Melinda Hahs (09/08/09)
Melinda Jo Hahs, 37, of Pocohantas, ended her courageous struggle with cancer Sept. 6, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Melinda (Mendy) was born at Southeast Missouri Hospital Jan. 20, 1972, in Cape Girardeau. She grew up in Charleston, Mo., graduated from Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University...
Armella McClain (09/08/09)
Armella Agatha McClain, 91, of Kelso, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 11, 1918, at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of George and Katie Glueck Scherer. She married Milburn E. "Red" McClain on Sept. 25, 1946, at New Hamburg. He preceded her in death Jan. 7, 1980...
John Sparkman (09/08/09)
John L. Sparkman, 81, of Chaffee, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Roger Miller (09/08/09)
Roger Miller, 74, of Thebes, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Jacie Mayfield (09/08/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jacie "Fern" Mayfield, 86, of Marble Hill died Sunday Sept. 6, 2009, at Elder Care in Marble Hill. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery...
William Busby Sr. (09/08/09)
William D. Busby Sr., 68, of Thebes, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mound City National Cemetery in Mounds, Ill.
Fire report 9/8/09 (09/08/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday:...
Police report 9/8/09 (09/08/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Arrests Summonses Assault Theft Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 9/8/09 (09/08/09)
25 years ago: Sept. 8, 1984 Wal-Mart Discount Cities, headquartered in Bentonville, Ark., reports bids on a new retail store building to be erected in Cape Girardeau will be received Sept. 26; the building site is northeast of West Park Mall, on the east side of Silver Springs Road...
Tour of Missouri: Welcome to Cape (09/08/09)
Today is a big day for Cape Girardeau. Thousands of spectators are expected downtown for the finale of Stage 2 of the Tour of Missouri bicycle race. The 120 cyclists will be completing a 112-mile race that starts this morning in Ste. Genevieve. The racers are expected to reach downtown Cape Girardeau between 3 and 4:15 p.m...
Cap-and-trade will hurt Missouri (09/08/09)
Many times we hear legislation moving through Congress is supposed to create jobs and help the economy grow, but too often the rhetoric does not match reality. Unfortunately, we're seeing this pattern again. The Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill promises more jobs and a better economy but delivers just the opposite...
Planned monument is misleading (09/08/09)
The Missouri Sons of Union Veterans plans to place a monument to honor the men of Colonel Mulligan's "Irish Brigade" at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site. The monument is to be made of African stone to symbolize the effect the Civil War had on ending slavery and praises Mulligan and his men as "defenders" of Lexington...
Emerson's reasonable approach (09/08/09)
An interview with congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson appeared in the paper Sept. 3. First, it should be noted that Representative Emerson is a Republican. That puts in dramatic relief the fact that she discusses health care reform in a clear, objective, reasonable manner...
Speak Out 9/8/09 (09/08/09)
The good life; Real news; Sidewalk priorities; Picking up limbs; President's talk; Fits right in; Public option; Hate crime; Yard-sale caution; Postal advice; Limbs in park
Prayer 9/8/09 (09/08/09)
For school bus drivers and others who look after our children, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Franklin School Principal earns doctorate (09/08/09)
Rhonda Dunham, Principal at Franklin Elementary School at 215 N. Louisiana, has become the second Cape Public Schools educator in as many months to earn the privilege of using the title "Doctor" in front of her name. (Sydney Herbst, principal at Clippard Elementary, earned her doctoral in July.) Interestingly, Dr. Dunham attended elementary school at Franklin!...
City of Roses Half Marathon/5K/Fun Run (09/08/09)
The Cape Girardeau Road Runners in conjuction with Health Point Fitness and River Eagle Distributing will be hosting its 29th annual City of Roses Half Marathon/5K/Fun Run on Sunday September 20th at 7:30 am. The Half Marathon course starts at Health Point in Cape, winds through historic "Old Town Cape", past the river murals, under the Bill Emerson bridge, near the Southeast Missouri State River Campus down the Cape LaCroix Creek bike trail, through surrounding neighborhoods and back to HealthPoint Plaza. ...
Local Rock Band, What We Call Sanity, Wins Battle of the Bands in Memphis (09/08/09)
Local rock band "What We Call Sanity" emerged victorious Friday, September 4th at a Battle of the Bands competition held at the New Daisy on Beale st. in Memphis Tennessee. The contest was put on by Gorrilla Productions, which puts on Battles all over the United States. The comepetition included eight bands many of them were from the Memphis area. The bands playing were, Pullarius, Slick Sid, Picking Empty Locks, We Left With Dignity, Enerprise Friday, Amongst the Outlaws and Gargatuan...
Crafts, Singing Talent Contest & More (09/08/09)
Morley Fall Festival is the place to be Oct 2nd and Oct 3rd. The 2 days are packed with events going on. Everything from the Mule Jump, Antique Tractor Show, Pageants, Singing Talent Contest, Contests, Pageants and more. This is one festival you don't want to miss. It is also family oriented festival that plans everything for families to enjoy...
Let's give 'em a hand... (09/08/09)
Welcoming the Tour of Missouri Cyclist to Cape Girardeau.
Bird's eye view (09/08/09)
Now this is the way to watch the Tour of Missouri...on top of Hutson's drinking a cold brew.
The Peloton on Rt W (09/08/09)
Tour of Missouri Stage II
A swarm of cyclists (09/08/09)
The pack flashes by at 40+mph
Grabbing a Drink (09/08/09)
A rider gets a drink from his support car.
Brat cat (09/08/09)
Rudy, who has made a few appearances in the Southeast Missourian, tends to leave his tongue out after bathing! It appears that he is sticking his tongue out at me, maybe he is!!
Tour of Missouri (09/08/09)
This was the peleton coming right at me down County Road 638 before making a hard left onto County Road 635. Very exciting!!!
Leading the pack - Tour of Missouri 2009 (09/08/09)
The lead riders approach the turn onto highway C from CC near New Wells, MO Tuesday afternoon as part of the Tour of Missouri 2009.
Tour of Missouri 2009 (09/08/09)
The main pack of cyclists approaches the turn onto highway C from CC near New Wells.
Tour of Missouri (09/08/09)
The pack moves through the intersection of Y and W in Cape Girardeau County.
Tour of Missouri (09/08/09)
One of the leaders moves through the intersection of routes Y and W in Cape Girardeau County.
Tour of Missouri passes through on Highway 177 (09/08/09)
The Tour of Missouri Bike Race passed through Fruitland, MO Tuesday on Highway 177.
Tour of Missouri (09/08/09)
The pack moves through Frohna
Tour of Missouri (09/08/09)
Leaders of The Tour of Missouri going through Frohna, MO.
A Winning Team (09/08/09)
Tour of Missouri rider's who finished 1st and 2nd and 3rd in the 2nd stage!
What a Finish (09/08/09)
This is the Tour of Missouri rider's finishing up stage 2 in downtown Cape Girardeau, MO
Scott City High School Cheerleaders going to State (09/08/09)
The Scott City High School cheerleaders competed and were awarded 1st place at Regional Cheerleading competition in August 2009. They will be going to Columbia, Mo in November for State competition. Pictured: Alexis Whitworth, Katie Schiwitz, Tori Hosey, Miranda Brashear, Brooke McCulley, Michaela Cobb, Lindsey Ressel, Myriah Miller Erika Medlin, Kim Curry, Heather Keesee, Myriah Bernard, Heather Pikey, Kacey Moore, Katessa Simmons, and Jerricah Whitmore...
Tiny Mr. and Ms. Scott City Summerfest (09/08/09)
Dayton Gentry, son of Justin and Ashley Gentry, and Karissa Holst, daughter of Bill and Linda Holst, were crowned Tiny Mr. and Ms. Scott City Summerfest 2009.
Nick Williams catches a fish while camping in Puxico (09/08/09)
Nick caught this fish all by himself while camping in Puxico
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