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Feds propose protecting two sturgeon species to save one (09/23/09)
The harvest of shovelnose sturgeon, one of the more lucrative sources of income for commercial fishermen on the Mississippi River, should be ended to protect the endangered pallid sturgeon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed Tuesday. The problem is that the two fish are similar in appearance, resulting in the illegal taking of pallid sturgeon, the wildlife agency said in a news release. ...
Democrats urge Nixon to fund Tour of Missouri (09/23/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic leaders in the Missouri Legislature are urging Gov. Jay Nixon to continue state funding for the Tour of Missouri. Senate Minority Leader Victor Callahan, House Minority Leader Paul LeVota and several other Democrats sent a letter Tuesday to Nixon. They said the state's $1.5 million annual subsidy of the race is a wise tourism investment...
Pilot program at Cape junior high to bring more volunteers into schools (09/23/09)
Something as simple as a smiling face is enough to turn around a student's perspective on school, according to local educators and officials at United Way. Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School is piloting a program to bring more volunteers into schools...
Repeat offender gets 5 years for March DWI (09/23/09)
Convicted drunken driving offender David Hull was handed a sentence of five years in prison Tuesday morning in New Madrid County, assistant Cape Girardeau County prosecutor Michael Mueth said. Hull, of Thebes, Ill., pleaded guilty in August to the drunken-driving offense, which occurred March 9 in Cape Girardeau. The case was transferred to New Madrid County on a change of venue...
Area cold case to be featured on 'America's Most Wanted' (09/23/09)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- America will be asked once again for its help in solving a Southeast Missouri cold case. The television show "America's Most Wanted" will air a segment on an old homicide in Greenville, S.C., and its link to the March 28, 1998, murders of Sherri Ann Scherer and her 12-year-old daughter, Megan Elizabeth. The two were found dead at their rural home near Portageville, Mo...
Bank repossesses Alexander County patrol cars (09/23/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Five patrol cars for the Alexander County, Ill. Sheriff's Department were repossessed today because the county defaulted on payments, Sheriff David Barkett said in a news release. Mike Caldwell, chairman of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, received notice of the default Friday from First National Bank and the cars were turned over to the bank today...
Missouri St. gets $2.75M grant for business center (09/23/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri State University has received a $2.75 million grant to develop a business and technology center. The Entrepreneurship and Business Development Center will be located in downtown Springfield in a former Willow Brook Foods facility...
SEMO District Fair winners (09/23/09)
BEEF CATTLE Angus Grand champion heifer: Chelsea Kirn, Friedheim Reserve grand champion heifer: Birk Beef Cattle, Gordonville Grand champion bull: Hamilton Angus, Ava, Ill. Reserve Grand Champion bull: Birk Beef Cattle, Gordonville Charolais...
Missouri state workers union seeks 6 percent pay raise (09/23/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- About 100 union members rallied for better working conditions outside the state Capitol on Tuesday as negotiations got underway between union and government officials over contracts for 7,000 state workers. The union has proposed a 6 percent annual pay raise for the next three years and a "fair share" fee for nonunion members who are covered by union-negotiated contracts. ...
Mo. hospital abandons use of cats after protest (09/23/09)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A northwest Missouri hospital is switching to high-tech mannequins for medical training classes after an animal rights group protested its use of live cats. A spokeswoman for Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph said Monday the hospital will hold its first class using the $46,000 mannequins Sept. ...
Ozark National Scenic Riverways to appear on quarter in 2017 (09/23/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Southern Missouri's Ozark National Scenic Riverways will be featured on a quarter. The national park surrounding the Jacks Fork and Current rivers will appear on quarters in 2017. It's part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful quarters program that will feature 56 sites in all 50 states over the next 12 years...
Administration wants to continue surveillance law (09/23/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration promised Congress on Tuesday to negotiate stronger privacy protections for Americans under terrorism surveillance but insisted on retaining current authority to track suspects and obtain records. Liberals on the House Judiciary Committee were left unsatisfied, clearly wanting the administration to go further and pledge to curb what they consider abuses of the Bush administration...
GOP raps Dems for hushing insurers on Medicare (09/23/09)
WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers rebuked the Obama administration Tuesday for telling health insurance companies to stop warning elderly customers they'll lose benefits in health care legislation, which some equated to a gag order. At least one prominent insurer has misrepresented the pending bills to frighten older Americans, the administration says. But GOP leaders said the companies, whose income could be reduced by the legislation, are entitled to free speech and political debate...
Budget chief contradicts Obama on Medicare costs (09/23/09)
WASHINGTON -- Congress' chief budget officer is contradicting President Barack Obama's oft-stated claim that seniors wouldn't see their Medicare benefits cut under a health care overhaul. The head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Elmendorf, told senators Tuesday that seniors in Medicare's managed care plans would see reduced benefits under a bill in the Finance Committee...
9 deaths blamed on Southeast storm; floodwaters lingering (09/23/09)
AUSTELL, Ga. -- Neighborhoods, schools and even roller coasters at Six Flags over Georgia remained awash in several feet of murky, brown water Tuesday, even as an emerging sun shed light on the widespread flood damage. So far, at least nine deaths in Georgia and Alabama were blamed on the torrential downpours in the Southeast. The storms finally relented and relief was in sight with just a slight chance of rain overnight, but the onslaught left many parts of the region in stagnant water...
Beatles sell 2.25 million albums in 5 days (09/23/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Nearly 40 years after breaking up, The Beatles are still breaking records for album sales. EMI Group PLC says consumers in North America, Japan and the U.K. bought more than 2.25 million copies of the Fab Four's re-mastered albums in the first five days after their Sept. 9 release...
Yahoo to spend $100M in bid for more brand buzz (09/23/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo Inc. believes a lot of its good work has been overlooked by investors and the media so it's spending more than $100 million to get the word out to consumers directly. The money is going toward the Internet company's most expensive marketing campaign it began five years ago. Yahoo provided a peek at the 15-month blitz Tuesday in New York...
Stadiums, hotels warned to raise security, watch for terrorist activity (09/23/09)
WASHINGTON -- Counterterrorism officials have issued security bulletins to police around the nation about terrorists' desire to attack stadiums, entertainment complexes and hotels -- the latest in a flurry of such internal warnings as investigators chase a possible bomb plot in Denver and New York...
U.S. praised for helping countries escape poverty (09/23/09)
UNITED NATIONS -- In words of praise rarely heard at the United Nations, leaders of several poor countries thanked the U.S. government and American taxpayers Tuesday for helping with economic development. The presidents of Tanzania and Burkina Faso and the prime minister of Albania said a U.S. government aid agency -- which lets recipients decide on the best programs to reduce poverty -- is having a major impact on the development of their countries...
Deposed Honduran president holed up in embassy (09/23/09)
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Baton-wielding soldiers used tear gas and water cannons to chase away thousands who demonstrated outside the Brazilian embassy Tuesday, leaving deposed President Manuel Zelaya and 70 friends and relatives trapped inside without water, electricity or phones...
Obama, China vow urgent action on climate change (09/23/09)
UNITED NATIONS -- President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao each vowed urgent action Tuesday to cool an overheating planet, even as prospects dimmed for a full treaty by the end of the year. The world's two biggest greenhouse-gas polluting nations were the focus at the U.N.'s unprecedented daylong climate change summit, which drew more than 50 presidents and 35 prime ministers, along with many environment ministers and at least one prince...
French police bulldoze immigrant camp near Calais (09/23/09)
CALAIS, France -- French police razed a squalid camp used by illegal immigrants in scrubland near the English Channel port of Calais on Tuesday, using backhoes and buzz saws to clear away the dwellings of mostly Afghan minors, who were led away sometimes sobbing...
Indians blank Tigers (09/23/09)
Jackson used Central's aggressiveness against it during Tuesday's soccer game. The Indians deked, danced and dribbled their way around the Tigers' goalies during their 4-0 victory. "It's just the system that they're playing, where he has to come out," Jackson coach Zack Walton said of Central's goalie. "He came out and our kids kept their composure. That's a lot of it. High school kids keep their composure and the goalie comes out, you should score...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week (09/23/09)
Delta pitcher Kendra Burnett helped her coach beat Kelly for the first time in nine seasons.
Kelly's Kern races to win at Oak Ridge Invitational (09/23/09)
Kelly senior Cody Kern raced to victory in the boys race at the Oak Ridge Invitational cross country meet Tuesday. Kern covered the course in 16 minutes, 5 seconds, while Delta's Zach Riegert was third (16:28) and Woodland's Dylan Drum fourth (16:30)...
Redhawks sweep Tennessee-Martin (09/23/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's volleyball team picked up a road sweep Tuesday against the University of Tennessee-Martin. The Redhawks improved to 2-1 in OVC play with their 25-16, 25-18, 25-22 victory at Skyhawk Arena. Southeast held the Skyhawks to a .060 attack percentage, the lowest percentage by a Redhawks opponent this season. By comparison, the Redhawks had an attack percentage of .159...
Dock tosses one-hitter in Kelly's victory (09/23/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Kelly pitcher Danielle Dock struck out 15 in a one-hit shutout as the Hawks beat Poplar Bluff 4-0 on Tuesday. Dock fanned nine of the first 10 batter she faced and took a no-hitter into the fifth inning when Poplar Bluff freshman Ally Brooks hit a clean single to left...
Delta rides five-run fifth to 10-2 win vs. Chaffee (09/23/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- One big inning doomed Chaffee's upset bid and helped Delta get back on track. The Bobcats (13-5) came from behind to knock off the host Red Devils 10-2 on Tuesday night. The Red Devils (4-16) looked poised to knock off Delta through the first four innings before things unraveled in the top of the fifth...
Graviett selected MSHSAA Baseball Coach of the Year (09/23/09)
Notre Dame baseball coach Jeff Graviett, who led the Bulldogs to the Class 3 title last season, has been selected the MSHSAA Baseball Coach of the Year for the 2008-2009 school year. Graviett coached the Bulldogs to a 29-1 record last season, his 11th season at the helm of the program and his 13th season at the school...
Redbirds win, reduce magic number to 2 (09/23/09)
HOUSTON -- Joel Pineiro rediscovered his midseason form and inched the St. Louis Cardinals closer to the NL Central title...
Smoltz just wants the ball in playoffs (09/23/09)
ST. LOUIS -- John Smoltz is happy to be pitching, period. Whatever the St. Louis Cardinals want the 42-year-old right-hander to do in the postseason is fine with him. Smoltz is 1-1 with a 3.21 ERA in a late-season rebirth heading into his sixth start today in Houston. He's coming off a strong outing against the Cubs in which he gave up two first-inning runs and none the last five after missing a turn due to shoulder inflammation...
St. Louis signs Amendola (09/23/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams have signed wide receiver Danny Amendola off the Eagles' practice squad. Wide receiver Derek Stanley was waived Tuesday to make room for Amendola. Amendola spent the 2008 regular season on the Cowboys' practice squad after being undrafted and then joined the Eagles' practice squad in the playoffs...
Cards void contract of Dominican star (09/23/09)
HOUSTON -- The St. Louis Cardinals voided the contract of a 16-year-old outfielder from the Dominican Republic after he failed a physical. Wagner Mateo signed a deal with the Cardinals on July 2 that included a $3.1 million signing bonus. But the contract was contingent on Mateo's physical exam, and general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that his physical revealed two injuries that led to the decision to terminate the contract. ...
Planting bulbs in fall promises many happy returns (09/23/09)
Bulbs are nature's answer to all those impatient gardeners trying to get a running start on spring. Plant them now, as temperatures cool but before the ground freezes hard, and the bulbs will provide a cheerful, colorful show before the last snows of winter melt away...
Recipe Swap: Recipes for a historic palate (09/23/09)
Charlotte Young Slinkard visited me at the Senior Center this week and brought me a gift. You guessed it: a new cookbook. "Savor the Spirit" is a hardbound cookbook put out by the National Society of the Daughters of the War of 1812, of which Charlotte has been the national president since 2006. The book is literally a history book with recipes...
Darrell Stallion (09/23/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Darrell Stallion, 57, of Dexter died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 18, 1952, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of the late Forrest William and Emma Erma Garner Stallion. Darrell worked for Bud Shell Ford 10 years and drove over-the-road trucks 10 years. He was a member of Dexter Church of Christ, Dexter Elks Lodge 2439 and Dexter Eagles Aerie 4062...
Rev. Robert Zimney (09/23/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Rev. Robert J. Zimney, 91, of Perryville died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 at St. Mary's of the Barrens in Perryville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mary, Mother of God Chapel in the Vincentian Residence, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m...
Eulene Reed (09/23/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Eulene M. Reed. 93, of Clinton, Ark., formerly of Perryville, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Ozark Health Nursing Center in Clinton. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at Young and Sons Chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel...
Bud Drury (09/23/09)
KELSO, Mo. — Benjamin L. "Bud" Drury, 88, of Kelso died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Wesley Schlosser (09/23/09)
ORAN, Mo. — Wesley L. Schlosser, 78, of Oran died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran is in charge of arrangements.
Shelton Hempstead Jr. (09/23/09)
Shelton Hempstead Jr., 52, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lorimier Cemetery...
John Riggs (09/23/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- John A. Riggs, 71, of Cairo died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles Lance officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill...
Ella McClarney (09/23/09)
THEBES, Ill. -- Ella L. McClarney, 89, of rural Thebes passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Alexander County, Ill., daughter of the late Willis and Verbia Kelley Wilmoth. Mrs. McClarney was a charter member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Ill., and was a housewife and homemaker...
Donald Allen (09/23/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Donald C. Allen, 88, of Anna, formerly of Tamms, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Ullin, Ill., to William and Ida Jane Coleman Allen. He married Ruth Brown Feb. 7, 1941. She preceded him in death Feb. 3, 2006...
Janet Peterman (09/23/09)
Janet Irene Peterman, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Jan. 14, 1943, in Evansville, Minn., daughter of Harry Trip and Florence Evelyn Lystrom Peterman. Janet graduated from Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Mo., and attended Southwest Missouri State University three years. Her favorite hobbies included drawing and painting...
John Kosharek (09/23/09)
MARION, Ill. -- John Kyler "Jack" Kosharek, 70, of Marion passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Ill. Jack was born Sept. 9, 1939, in LaCrosse, Wis., son of John W. and Beatrice Hamilton Kosharek. He married Barbara Cecere on Dec. 18, 1965, in Van Nuys, Calif. She preceded him in death March 6, 2003. He and Phyllis Pulley were married March 22, 2004, in Scott City...
Police report 9/23/09 (09/23/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Thefts; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Theft; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 9/23/09 (09/23/09)
25 years ago: Sept. 23, 1984 St. Mark Lutheran Church congregation held a mortgage-burning ceremony Thursday night in honor of completing the payment on the church parsonage, 2117 Sherwood Drive; the mortgage was taken in 1966. Pind's Jewelry is having a closeout sale at its 4 N. ...
Newspapers don't need a bailout (09/23/09)
Thanks, but no thanks, Mr. President. We taxpayers -- not some detached federal government -- have bailed out banks, Wall Street, the auto industry and the housing market. Now President Obama says he is receptive to a bill that would bail out the newspaper industry...
School facilities (09/23/09)
Since February, a committee has been working on a comprehensive master facility plan for the Cape Girardeau School District. Earlier this month, the committee issued a draft plan. A 65-member committee developed the plan. Now the group needs your feedback...
Camera, lost at fair, is returned (09/23/09)
A very big heartfelt thank you is sent out to whoever found and turned in my digital camera at the SEMO District Fair. I was not able to get your name. I can only hope this will get to you somehow. I prayed that an honest person would find it. Thank you again so very much...
Protesting Woodstock mentality (09/23/09)
Somewhere between 75,000 to 2 million people marched on Washington, D.C., Sept. 12. Some compared it to the 1960s Woodstock. Observations: Behind a fresh clean face, a 1960s Woodstock mentality now controls our nation. On Sept. 12, marchers exhibited the exact opposite character and moral behavior of Woodstockers. ...
Speak Out 9/23/09 (09/23/09)
Billions, trillions; Political reading; Money found at fair; Smooth asphalt; Taxpayer subsidies; Fair crowing; Constitutional right; Good column; No drop in fat; Public option; Wasting water; Parade bands; Write it down; Not better; Special column; Let's move on; Health fraud
Prayer 9/23/09 (09/23/09)
For the colors of autumn and the coolness of the season, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
Isabella Ivie and Daddy (09/23/09)
Isabella at her first pageant!! Second runner up was the title she earned. It was the zebra boots and that gorgeous smile!!
little tree (09/23/09)
a little plant growing out of a pile-on, just trying to get my name out there
Autumn Heisserer having fun at the fair! (09/23/09)
Autumn Heisserer having fun at the fair!
Friends are the best! They enjoy the fair more with friends (09/23/09)
Abbey and AJ Heisserer enjoy fair rides with their friends.
My little impalla (09/23/09)
This is impalla shes a mix with what i don't know Her favorite thing to do is run all day long she will run along my four wheeler for as long as its moving i have to stop to let her catch her breath she is my baby and i love her to pieces. i have only had her for a little over a year she only listens to me which i find funny somtimes she came to me when i was in need of a friend when my mom passed away i don't know if i could have done as well with out impalla she was a gift from heaven...
Spinning a Web (09/23/09)
Caught this big spider starting a web outside our house. He was hanging from a fine line.
Firey Sunset (09/23/09)
Another beautiful sunset to enjoy!!
Snickers (09/23/09)
Such a fun dog....full of personality!
Fair nap (09/23/09)
Danica Dewrock and Marley Driskell take a nap at he Fair.
Love the Semo Fair 09 (09/23/09)
Jeston Dewrock takes Danica Dewrock and Marley Driskell on their first Fair ride.
Enjoying the spoils at the SEMO Fair Parade 09 (09/23/09)
Danica Dewrock enjoys her first Toostie pop at the Semo Fair parade.
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