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Scott County ready to finish ice storm cleanup (09/09/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- With the completion of this year's blacktopping program, Scott County can get back to cleaning up the mess left by the January ice storm. "We have 58 trees identified by FEMA that need to be cut down and removed," Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Man dead after being struck by car over weekend (09/09/09)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed late Saturday in New Madrid County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 8:50 p.m. on Highway 162, one mile east of Portageville, the accident occurred as the westbound vehicle driven by Kevin J. Turley, 46, of Portageville, struck 28-year-old Portageville resident Shaundell D. Anderson, who was walking in the road...
Suspected multi-state theft ring uncovered in Bootheel (09/09/09)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. - The recovery of a stolen ATV has led law enforcement officers to several items stolen from Mississippi and Alabama. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office was asked to assist the Hayti Police in locating a stolen ATV...
Tour of Missouri stage finish draws crowds to downtown Cape Girardeau (09/09/09)
The Tour of Missouri on Tuesday breezed through Cape Girardeau, drawing families and biking enthusiasts downtown as top rider Mark Cavendish of England chalked his second stage win in as many days. A crowd estimated by police at about 5,000 was on hand when Cavendish, of Team Columbia HTC, crossed the finish line in front of Hutson's Fine Furniture. ...
Police arrest suspect in late night Cape Girardeau fire (09/09/09)
Cape Girardeau police have arrested a suspect in the Monday night fire that destroyed an abandoned home.
Brother charged in fatal Sikeston stabbing (09/09/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man has been charged with second-degree murder following a Sunday evening stabbing that left his brother dead.
Nearly 300 use shuttle service to see Tour of Missouri in downtown Cape Girardeau (09/09/09)
Nearly 300 people took advantage of shuttle service from sites at West Park Mall and the Show Me Center Tuesday afternoon to view the Tour of Missouri in downtown Cape Girardeau. During the first two hours of operation - about the time when the race began - a handful of passengers took advantage of the service. But by 1 p.m. both sites reported more passengers riding on the shuttles...
A look at some of the volunteers for the Tour of Missouri (09/09/09)
Mike Baker Age: 37 Hometown: Sikeston, Mo. Volunteer job you performed: Course marshal Why you decided to volunteer? Baker said he was curious and had seen the event on TV. He said he would have never thought such a big event would take place in Cape Girardeau...
Charges filed against man who led police on high-speed chase, escaped from hospital (09/09/09)
Charges were filed Tuesday against the man who was arrested after a car chase Friday and later escaped authorities while under care at Saint Francis Medical Center...
President Obama challenges students in education address (09/09/09)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- 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...
Two Missouri universities agree to expand pharmacy degrees (09/09/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two Missouri universities are teaming up to expand opportunities for students to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree. The University of Missouri-Kansas City has agreed to offer a satellite doctoral program at the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield. The two schools signed the cooperative agreement Tuesday...
Missouri keeps AAA rating for $600 million in bonds (09/09/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri has retained its top grade for its $600 million in outstanding general obligation bonds. Fitch Ratings recently graded the bonds as "AAA" with a stable outlook. The agency cited Missouri's conservative approach to assuming new debts and repaying existing ones, and its track record of balanced financial management...
Blagojevich: Words on FBI tape out of context (09/09/09)
CHICAGO -- Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich said Tuesday that statements he made on secret FBI wiretap tapes were taken out of context by prosecutors and that he might try to call senators and a top White House official as witnesses at his racketeering and fraud trial to back his version of events...
Missouri state senator apologizes for lies to FEC (09/09/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Former Missouri state senator Jeff Smith said in a letter published Tuesday that he was "stupid and wrong" to conceal his involvement in coordinating a political attack against Russ Carnahan in a 2004 Democratic congressional primary...
Missouri medical malpractice claims reach record low in 2008 (09/09/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The number of medical malpractice claims pending in Missouri has reached a record low. A state insurance department report released Tuesday shows there were slightly more than 3,000 medical malpractice cases pending against doctors, hospitals and other health care providers at the end of 2008...
State: Invasive Asian beetle not found outside Wayne County (09/09/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A beetle species blamed for killing millions ash trees in the U.S. does not appear to have spread beyond a county where it was spotted last year to other parts of Missouri, state officials said. Scientists set traps for the emerald ash borer throughout the state after finding it in Southeast Missouri's Wayne County last year, but have yet to see the Asian beetle turn up anywhere else, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday...
Madoff's properties in NYC, Florida up for sale (09/09/09)
NEW YORK -- It's where Bernard Madoff broke down and confessed to his massive fraud, frantically wrote checks for millions of dollars as the scheme unraveled and appeared in a bathrobe to greet the FBI agents who arrested him. Soon the world will see whether Madoff's luxury penthouse apartment -- perhaps the only former crime scene featuring four fireplaces, a wraparound terrace and closet space galore -- also will hit the jackpot on the Manhattan real estate market...
Taxpayers face heavy losses on auto bailout (09/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- Taxpayers face losses on a significant portion of the $81 billion in government aid provided to the auto industry, an oversight panel said in a report to be released Wednesday. The Congressional Oversight Panel did not provide an estimate of the projected loss in its latest monthly report on the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. But it said most of the $23 billion initially provided to General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC late last year is unlikely to be repaid...
Obama tries to build momentum for health overhaul (09/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will tell the nation in a prime-time address precisely how he wants to expand health care, including what his spokesman says will be a fresh argument for the much-debated government-run insurance option. "What we're going to hear tonight is, the president's going to speak clearly and directly to the American people about what's in this bill for them," press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday...
Fines proposed for going without health insurance (09/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- Americans would be fined up to $3,800 for failing to buy health insurance under a plan that circulated in Congress on Tuesday as divisions among Democrats undercut President Barack Obama's effort to regain traction on his health care overhaul...
Obama space panel says moon return plan is a no-go (09/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- A White House panel of independent space experts says NASA's return-to-the-moon plan just won't fly. The problem is money. The expert panel estimates it would cost about $3 billion a year beyond NASA's current $18 billion annual budget...
11 people in six months end lives under Wash. assisted suicide law (09/09/09)
SEATTLE -- Eleven people have used prescribed drugs to end their lives during the first six months after a Washington state law took effect allowing assisted suicides for terminally ill patients, an advocacy group said Tuesday. Another five people received life-ending drugs under the law but died without using them, the group Compassion & Choices of Washington said...
Shoppers see reprieve in food prices (09/09/09)
Grocery shoppers are seeing some reprieve from last year's steep price increases. Prices for dairy, meat, fruits, vegetables and bread have all fallen. A Labor Department price index of food sold to be eaten at home fell for the seventh time in eight months in July. The index, which is part of the Consumer Price Index, fell 0.5 percent in the most recent month and is down 0.9 percent in the past 12 months...
L.A. County offers $50,000 for arson info (09/09/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles County has approved a $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the arsonist who set a massive fire that killed two firefighters. The state has already offered $100,000. The county's board of supervisors unanimously approved its reward Tuesday...
Obama disapproval on health care up to 52 percent (09/09/09)
WASHINGTON -- Public disapproval of President Barack Obama's handling of health care has jumped to 52 percent, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released hours before he makes his case for overhaul in a prime-time address to Congress. With his health revamp moving slowly and unemployment edging ever higher, Obama's overall approval rating has also suffered a blow. ...
Global air travel may not recover until 2011 (09/09/09)
HONG KONG -- International air travel, whacked by the economic downturn, is starting to stabilize but may not recover until 2011 as companies and passengers continue to scale back, executives at aviation giants Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS said Wednesday...
Afghan recount ordered; Karzai nears outright win (09/09/09)
KABUL -- A U.N.-backed commission Tuesday ordered a recount of tainted ballots from the Afghan presidential vote, saying it had "convincing evidence of fraud," even as President Hamid Karzai for the first time surpassed the threshold needed to avoid a run-off and win re-election...
U.N. caught in Gaza dispute over study of Holocaust (09/09/09)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Gaza students won't learn about the Holocaust this year. Angry protests by Palestinians have disrupted tentative plans to introduce information about the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews into the curriculum in U.N. schools...
Reinagel throws no-hitter for Notre Dame (09/09/09)
Notre Dame ace Lauren Reinagel tossed her first no-hitter of the season Tuesday. The senior struck out 13 Poplar Bluff batters in the Bulldogs' 6-0 road win. Reinagel, who improved to 7-0 in the circle, enjoyed a perfect night at the plate too, going 4 for 4 with three doubles...
Cavendish first to hit finish line in Cape (09/09/09)
Mark Cavendish said he'd like his chances to retain the yellow jersey throughout the Tour of Missouri if he was in better shape. That's hard to believe after he zipped past some of the world's best sprinters in the closing meters Tuesday. Or how he's won both stages of the Tour of Missouri...
Cavendish wins three jerseys in Stage 2 (09/09/09)
Mark Cavendish won't need to do laundry for a while. The Team Columbia-HTC rider won three jerseys during Tuesday's second stage of the Tour of Missouri, which concluded in Cape Girardeau. Cavendish maintained his overall lead for the leader's yellow jersey and added a green and white jersey...
Only time will tell if time trial decides race (09/09/09)
One by one, a line of school children stepped up to Tom Zirbel and turned around. And the native Iowan politely obliged as he scrawled his name with a felt-tipped pen just below the neckline on the back side of their shirts. Zirbel was a star attraction as he stood outside his Bissell Pro Cycling team motor coach parked behind the Valle Elementary School before the start of Tuesday's second stage of the Tour of Missouri...
Wrist injury sidelines reigning Tour champion (09/09/09)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Reigning Tour of Missouri champion Christian Vande Velde joked that he didn't put on his riding gear because he looks good in it. He planned to compete in Tuesday's second stage, less than 24 hours after breaking his hand during the first stage...
Cardinals down Brewers on Holliday HR (09/09/09)
MILWAUKEE -- Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer off Trevor Hoffman in the top of the ninth and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. Hoffman, trying to protect a 3-2 lead, walked Albert Pujols with one out before serving up a 2-1 pitch that Holliday drove over the wall in center...
Murray's U.S. Open ends early (09/09/09)
NEW YORK -- Disappointed. That was the word Andy Murray used over and over to describe how he felt about his exit from the U.S. Open. After all, Murray arrived at Flushing Meadows ranked No. 2, owner of a tour-leading 37 wins on hard courts this season -- and quite sure he was prepared to win his first Grand Slam title a year after reaching the U.S. Open final. Instead, he heads home after the fourth round, a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 loser to No. 16 Marin Cilic of Croatia on Tuesday...
Wide receiver's time arrives for Tigers (09/09/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Gary Pinkel had high hopes for Danario Alexander when he recruited the Marlin, Texas, native. After two injury-filled seasons, the Tigers wide receiver appears ready to live up to those lofty expectations. Alexander had career bests with 10 receptions and 132 receiving yards in Saturday's 37-9 win over Illinois in the season opener for both teams. The Tigers host Bowling Green on Saturday in their home opener...
Closet organizer (09/09/09)
NEW YORK -- Is your closet an overflowing disaster? Clothes packed tight, shoes in a hodgepodge on the floor, purses, scarves and sweaters piled high on the shelves? If you're having a hard time fitting all those new school clothes into the closet but have next to no time for an overhaul, here are some tips for organizing your closet in 10-minute chunks...
Recipe Swap: Versatile edamame packed with nutrition and taste (09/09/09)
Martha and Ralph Maxton of Cape Girardeau have gone into farming in their backyard. Yes, the Maxtons are growing soybeans or, culinarily speaking, edamame. They have been purchasing frozen for several years but decided to grow some in their garden. ...
Tolkien estate, studio settle lawsuit over 'Rings' films (09/09/09)
LOS ANGELES -- The heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien and a movie studio that produced the blockbuster "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy have settled a lawsuit over the films' profits, it was announced Tuesday. The out-of-court resolution clears the way for a two-film prequel based on Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit" and will benefit charities around the world, according to a joint press release announcing the settlement...
Brad Estes (09/09/09)
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...
Roger Miller (09/09/09)
THEBES, Ill. -- Roger Kent Miller, 74, of Thebes died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 4, 1935, in Alexander County, Ill., to Loyd and Velma Grace Honey Miller. He married Vida Jeffords July 22, 1962...
John Sparkman (09/09/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John L. "J.L." Sparkman, 81, of Chaffee died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 25, 1928, at Delta, son of William and Mildred Della Speer Sparkman. He and Marilyn Alvey were married March 6, 1948...
Maimie Moyers (09/09/09)
PATTON, Mo. -- Maimie Louise Moyers, 88, of Patton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Maimie was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Patton, daughter of Edward and Callie Yount Presnell. She and Audie R. Moyers were married July 13, 1940. He died July 27, 2005...
Alice Adams (09/09/09)
Alice J. Adams, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born April 9, 1947, in Malden, Mo. She was the wife of Robert "Butch" Adams, and was married Oct. 1, 1966, in Marble Hill, Mo. Alice worked for Florsheim Group Inc. 30 years and at Nordenia 10 years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Fire report 9/9/09 (09/09/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Police report 9/9/09 (09/09/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWIs; Arrests; Theft; Assault; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Arrests; Summons; Burglary; Theft; Assault; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Southeast Missouri State University: Arrests; Summons; Theft
Out of the past 9/9/09 (09/09/09)
25 years ago: Sept. 9, 1984 Old McKendree Day is held at the historic chapel between Cape Girardeau and Jackson; delivering the morning sermon is the Rev. Charles W. Caldwell of Warrensburg, Mo., who portrays John Wesley; following a basket dinner, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Limbaugh delivers the annual Old McKendree address...
Correction 9/9/09 (09/09/09)
n Due to a source error, the Tuesday early dismissal times for St. Mary and St. Vincent de Paul schools listed in Sunday's newspaper were incorrect.
Start fresh (09/09/09)
President Barack Obama will address Congress and the American people tonight on health care reform. The president's goal is to convince members of Congress to support his overhaul plan and to change public opinion, which has been slowly slipping away from his proposal...
County charter (09/09/09)
Most Missouri counties are governed by an elected three-person county commission. In these counties, other officials also are elected. Their salaries are set by a county salary commission. Some counties, including Cape Girardeau, are first-class counties based on their population and assessed valuation. ...
Obama is not my president (09/09/09)
William Piercey Sr.'s recent op-ed column was right on target. This article should be in every newspaper in the country. I fear for our country. I fear for all of us if we don't take a stand and hold the government accountable for the communists, socialists and radicals who are surrounding and advising Obama...
Speak Out 9/9/09 (09/09/09)
Bus monitors; Big containers; Pig in a poke; Kids on dirt bikes; Suicide recipe; Champagne appetite; Pathetic posturing; Providing care; Stand pat
Prayer 9/9/09 (09/09/09)
Forgive us when we are in error, O God, and guide us to correct decisions. Amen.
Tommy Sowers Files for Candidacy for U.S. House of Representatives in Missouri's 8th District (09/09/09)
Rolla, MO Today Rolla native and former U.S. Army Special Forces officer Tommy Sowers filed a statement of candidacy to represent Missouri's 8th District in the United States House of Representatives. Citing the growing challenges the District faces in the wake of an economic crisis that he believes could and should have been avoided, Sowers said, "Folks know we can do better. ...
Ya think? (09/09/09)
As to the Burger King (Kingshighway & Broadway) remodel, I found humor in the sign.
SPRINT TO THE FINISH (09/09/09)
Mark Cavendish on his way to winning stage 2.
Tour Of Missouri (09/09/09)
turning onto E. Cape Rock Drive
My granddaughter Molly is ready to go (09/09/09)
My granddaughter Molly is dressed, has her things gathered and is ready to go !!
Cavendish at Cape Rock (09/09/09)
Cavendish, with members of his team leading him, gets ready to climb the Cape Rock hill.
Travel by River (09/09/09)
This craft made its way past the Cape Rock Tuesday as the bikers rounded the curve below the rock.
Rounding the curve at Cape Rock Park (09/09/09)
Riders round the curve below the Cape Rock Tuesday afternoon.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (09/09/09)
Lenny is an 8 year old black lab. He LOVES his tennis ball! Lenny is neutered. He is heartworm positive and needs a home that will treat him. Lenny is super-sweet!! He is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO, 573-334-5837.
Cape Girardeau Public Library Summer Reading Club Bike Winners (09/09/09)
The winners of the Cape Girardeau Public Library Summer Reading Club 2009. From left to right: Zachary Koch, Claire Halter, Ethan Hengst, Alexa Clark, Sarina Webb of the VFW Post 3838 Auxillary, Maggie Hillin and her mother, Amy Hillin. Bicycles were donated by UCT Council 534, VFW Post 3838 and its Auxillary, and the Cape Girardeau Public Library Friends Foundation...
cucumbers (09/09/09)
burpless cucumbers raised in our garden, the longest one meassured 25 inches long
Wyatt's Pine (09/09/09)
Wyatt Crader puts finishing touch on his first tree. It will be fun to watch them both grow.
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