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Two-car accident in Blodgett sends three to hospital (11/12/09)
BLODGETT, Mo. - Three people were sent to a Cape Girardeau hospital following a two-car crash Wednesday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that a 2000 Chrysler Concord driven by Stacy R. Tucker, 17, of Benton, Mo., was traveling eastbound on Route C and failed to stop where the road intersected with Route H. The Concord then struck a 2005 Ford Escape in the side around 7:45 a.m...
Car catches on fire, driver sustains moderate injuries (11/12/09)
A Cape Girardeau woman was injured Wednesday after her 2002 Ford caught on fire. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Ryan M. Barker, 21, was driving the Ford westbound on Route OO around 7:50 p.m. The Ford ran off the left side of the roadway and hit a tree. The vehicle then overturned and caught on fire...
Federal ruling unlikely to derail Cape DREAM plan (11/12/09)
A federal court ruling that raised constitutional issues about community improvement districts will help guide, but likely not derail, plans for implementing Cape Girardeau's DREAM Initiative Master Plan, Old Town Cape executive director Marla Mills said Wednesday...
Two fires in less than 24 hours at Juden Creek Conservation Area; burn ban in effect (11/12/09)
Just before noon Wednesday, fire crews responded to a second brush fire in less than 24 hours at Juden Creek Conservation Area. Both fires are suspicious in nature, said Mark Hasheider, assistant fire chief for the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. Because they were a quarter- to half-mile apart, there was little chance the second fire was caused by remnants of the first, he said.
Area salutes those who served on Veterans Day (11/12/09)
Joe Don Randol still remembers the moment he saw the Berlin Wall fall in 1989. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Randol said the event signified the importance of freedom that he and others have fought to protect.
Cape County to have antlerless deer season this year (11/12/09)
As a change to this year's hunting regulations, Cape Girardeau County has been added to the list of more than 70 counties allowing archery antlerless deer permits. The firearms deer hunting season starts Saturday and runs through Nov. 24. The archery antlerless deer season runs from Nov. 25 to Dec. 6...
Education commissioner reconvenes St. Louis panel (11/12/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri's education commissioner is reconvening a special committee to provide advice about the future direction of the St. Louis public schools. In 2006, a committee co-chaired by St. Louis leaders William Danforth and Frankie Freeman contributed to the State Board of Education's decision to classify the school district as unaccredited...
Kennett Drama Club presents Dracula (11/12/09)
Halloween may be over, but for the students at Kennett High School, the horror is about to begin as the drama department presents "Dracula: The Vampire Play." Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, the play tells the story of Professor Van Helsing, played by Will Caldwell, who discovers that Lucy Seward, played by Katie Briscoe, has become the victim of a vampire. ...
Bernie Schools break from Malden Alternative School (11/12/09)
BERNIE, Mo.,--Bernie School Board members voted this week to relinquish their ties to the Malden Alternative School beginning with the 2010-11 school year. Instead, the district will conduct their own in-house classroom for students assigned to in-school suspension...
Mizzou chancellor speaks to alumni in Cape, says university will focus on donations and research (11/12/09)
As the University of Missouri in Columbia copes with declining state appropriations, it will focus on increasing research opportunities and gaining financial support from donors. Chancellor Brady Deaton spoke to roomful of alumni Wednesday at Celebrations in downtown Cape Girardeau. The Southeast Black and Gold chapter of the alumni association sponsored the event. The university has about 1,900 alumni in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Perry and Scott counties...
Police search rural property where family members accused in sex crimes once lived (11/12/09)
LEXINGTON, Missouri (AP) -- Five family members charged in a child sex abuse case in western Missouri made their first court appearance Thursday while crews resumed scouring property where some of the abuse allegedly occurred years ago. The five men, wearing orange jumpsuits and shackled at their wrists, waists and ankles, appeared downcast as Associate Circuit Judge John Frerking of the Lafayette County court read the charges against them, including forcible sodomy, rape with a child younger than 12 and use of a child in a sexual performance.. ...
Vandals trash model dinosaur at science center (11/12/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Vandals have damaged a 57-foot-long model dinosaur stationed outside the St. Louis Science Center to promote a special exhibition. The science center said the dino's tail frame was broken. The Apatosaurus is part of the center's "Dinosaurs Unearthed" exhibition, which features animatronic models...
Happy tales for some former fighting dogs (11/12/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Dozens of American pit bull terriers rescued in the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history are finding homes despite some who predicted aggression or trauma would make them unsuitable as pets. More than 120 of the animals have been placed in foster homes or are headed there this week through the efforts of pit bull rescue groups throughout the U.S. An additional 117, like the scarred but smiling Tulip, await their turn...
U.S. cigarette smoking rates rise slightly (11/12/09)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Cigarette smoking rose slightly for the first time among Americans in almost 15 years, dashing health officials' hopes that the U.S. smoking rate had moved permanently below 20 percent. A little under 21 percent of U.S. adults said they smoked, according to a 2008 national survey by the U.S. ...
Mississippi schools take cautious approach to H1N1 vaccines (11/12/09)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Swine flu shots remain in demand across the state with some clinics temporarily running out of the vaccine. Some schools, however, are balking at giving swine flu shots altogether. "We're willing to distribute information, but we're not going to offer schools as immunization sites," said Ellen Aregood, assistant to the superintendent at Madison County School District...
Wal-Mart to keep stores open to ease Black Friday (11/12/09)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores said Wednesday it will keep its stores open 24 hours and take new crowd-control measures Thanksgiving weekend after a temporary employee was trampled to death in a Black Friday rush last year. The world's largest retailer says day-after-Thanksgiving sales will begin at 5 a.m. ...
North Carolina school officials nix cash-for-grades fundraiser (11/12/09)
GOLDSBORO, N.C. -- Administrators have nixed a North Carolina middle school's cash-for-grades fundraiser. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that Wayne County school administrators have halted the plan at Rosewood Middle School in Goldsboro...
Gold passes $1,110 an ounce, sets record, defies analysts (11/12/09)
CHICAGO -- The new gold rush is on. The price of the precious metal is soaring, hitting a record $1,119 an ounce Wednesday before settling on $1,114 -- confounding market analysts who thought there was no way gold would remain so expensive when it first cracked the unheard-of $1,000 mark last year...
Brown pelicans no longer endangered (11/12/09)
WASHINGTON -- Much like its death-defying dives for fish, the brown pelican has resurfaced after plummeting to the brink of extinction. Interior Department officials on Wednesday announced they were taking the bird off the endangered species list, after a nearly four-decade struggle to keep the brown pelican population afloat...
Obama honors veterans at Arlington National Cemetery (11/12/09)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- On a cold, rain-soaked Veterans Day, President Barack Obama walked slowly through the white stone markers at the section of Arlington National Cemetery reserved for troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the two wars he oversees as commander in chief...
Study: Kidney angioplasty brings risks, no benefits (11/12/09)
If you're among the hundreds of thousands of Americans with clogged kidney arteries, you might want to consider trying medicines before rushing into angioplasty to open them up. The pricey procedure is no more effective and carries surprisingly big risks, a study found...
Scientists: New dinosaur species found in South Africa (11/12/09)
JOHANNESBURG -- A newly discovered dinosaur species that roamed the Earth about 200 million years ago may help explain how the creatures evolved into the largest animals on land, scientists in South Africa said Wednesday. The Aardonyx celestae was a 23-foot-long small-headed herbivore with a huge barrel of a chest. It walked on its hind legs but also could drop to all fours, and scientists told reporters that could prove to be a missing evolutionary link...
Bad weather blamed in blackout for 60 million people in Brazil (11/12/09)
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Heavy rain, lightning and strong winds caused blackouts that left nearly a third of Brazilians -- 60 million people -- in the dark, officials said Wednesday as they scrambled to restore confidence in the country's infrastructure before soccer's 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics...
ND takes crack at another final four in boys soccer (11/12/09)
Notre Dame boys soccer coach Brad Wittenborn made a push to bolster his team's schedule this season. He wanted to test his team early and often, and he's already seeing the benefits. "We went into the game with Farmington and we're just a game or so above .500 and they'd only lost one game," he said. "We were able to hold on and win against them. I think the schedule we played had us well-prepared. I think that as the game went on, they maybe weren't used to not being ahead in the game...
Southeast men's basketball preview: Changes breathe life into program (11/12/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program has no place to go but up. That's what happens when a team posts a 3-27 record, including an 0-18 Ohio Valley Conference mark, and loses its final 19 games. Southeast experienced all of that last year, but now the Redhawks virtually are starting over with a new coaching staff and 11 new players...
Southeast men's basketball schedule (11/12/09)
NOVEMBER 14 -- at Saint Louis, 7 p.m. 18 -- Arkansas State, 7 p.m. 22 -- at Northern Illinois, 3:30 p.m. 24 -- Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m. 27 -- vs. St. Bonaventure&, 8 p.m. 28 -- at Illinois State&, 6:05 p.m...
Southeast women's basketball preview: Ishee turns to youth to reload roster (11/12/09)
John Ishee's first two years as the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach featured two Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championships, one OVC tournament title and one NCAA tournament berth. The Redhawks dipped to a 15-15 record and fifth-place OVC finish last season as they failed to reach the conference tournament semifinals for the first time in seven years...
Ishee signs guard/forward who averages 32.4 points (11/12/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball program landed one of the state's top players Wednesday as the NCAA's weeklong early signing period got under way. Brooke Taylor, a 6-foot-1 senior guard/forward at Bismarck (Mo.) High School, signed a national letter of intent with the Redhawks...
Pair of Cards rewarded for golden years (11/12/09)
NEW YORK -- That travel team back in Virginia a decade ago must have played great defense on the left side of the infield. Ryan Zimmerman succeeded boyhood friend David Wright as the National League's Gold Glove third baseman Wednesday. In high school, when Zimmerman was a shortstop, the two played together on a youth team...
Central High School students bring history alive with production of "The Crucible" (11/12/09)
Central High School theater students are learning some history along with some acting skills as they prepare for their roles in "The Crucible," a 1953 play by Arthur Miller. It is a dramatization of the Salem wicth trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1692 to 1693. Miller wrote the play as a response to McCarthyism, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists...
Hooked on science: Potato slices show how germs can multiply (11/12/09)
The H1N1 flu, or swine flu, continues to cause illness, hospitalizations and deaths worldwide. The virus was first detected in humans in the United States in April. Since then, the virus continues to spread from person to person here in America. Using a few ingredients from around the house, you can see how germs quickly multiply in the right environment...
Who's next 11/12/09 (11/12/09)
Scholarships The following students received scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2010-2011 academic year: -- From staff reports...
Ill. commission says millions left in student loans (11/12/09)
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Student Assistance Commission said it still has $66 million for low-interest, federally secured loans to students for the 2009-2010 academic year. Rising tuition costs and changes in federal policy that cut lender profits have made it harder to secure student loans. Some banks have dropped out of the student-loan business completely...
neXt up 11/12/09 (11/12/09)
This weekend's happenings
Keeping Sabbath (11/12/09)
Nov. 12, 2009 Dear Patty, Americans have difficulty doing nothing. That probably is a legacy from our ancestors, who wouldn't have settled North America so quickly if they'd embraced the idea of spending some time doing nothing. They had trees to fell, houses to build, corn to sow, cows to milk. Churches tried to get them to take Sunday off by scheduling services from morning to night. Going to church became too much like work. You might as well get something done...
Ralph Taake Jr. (11/12/09)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Ralph N. Taake Jr., 83, of Ullin died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 12, 1926, in Ullin, to Ralph N. and Lora Scruggs Taake Sr. He married Betty L. Bingaman Dec. 1, 1951...
Geraldine Pierce (11/12/09)
Geraldine "Gerri" Pierce, 81, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Chicago, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at her home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donald Stewart and Johnnie Rhymes officiating...
Ruth Robins (11/12/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ruth Maxine Robins, 80, of Sikeston, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Lorimier Cemetery, with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating...
Jesse Hughes (11/12/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Jesse E. Hughes, 84, of Cairo died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Daystar Care Center. There is no visitation. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill., with the Rev. Ronnie Mack officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge, Ill...
Loretta Wheeler (11/12/09)
Loretta Wheeler, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at her home. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Stroderville Cemetery in Whitewater. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Lois Eichhorn (11/12/09)
Lois J. Eichhorn, 90, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born April 19, 1919, in Allenville, daughter of Robert N. and Myrtle Bryne Amos. She and Marvin Z. Eichhorn were married July 20, 1940. He preceded her in death July 20, 2000...
John Taylor Jr. (11/12/09)
John Ervin Taylor Jr., 86, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Monday, July 23, 1923, in Loretta, Tenn., to John E. and Odessa Springer Taylor Sr. He and Mattie May were married June 10, 1942. She preceded him in death Nov. 25, 2002...
Robert Fiehler (11/12/09)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Robert A. "Bob" Fiehler, 83, of Altenburg was taken home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. He was born Jan. 14, 1926, in Altenburg, son of Joseph and Ida Meyr Fiehler. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, where he worshipped his entire life...
Mary Seabaugh (11/12/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mary Marie Seabaugh, 72, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo. She was born Sept. 2, 1937, in Jackson, daughter of Troy Steven and Lena Margaret Simmons Atchison. She married Charles Everett Seabaugh, whom she loved and adored, Feb. 22, 1958...
Eugene Brown (11/12/09)
KEWANEE, Mo. -- Eugene Jerald Brown, 86, of Kewanee died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. He was born April 11, 1923, in Jasper, Ark., to the late Glen and Delora Brown. He married Elizabeth Frances Hurley on Oct. 18, 1945. She preceded him in death April 2, 2004...
Cape Central Middle School (11/12/09)
Cape Central Middle School A Honor Roll B Honor Roll 5th grade: Shaun Allen, Taylor Allen, Ethan Arnn, Dayna Arthur, Emily Ayers, Harrison Ayers, Chaliya Bell, Madison Bittner, Jonathan Bohnert, Breonna Braswell, Korie Brewer, Trenton Butler, Jacob Camp, Austin Clubb, Tomas Concho, Jacquen Cummins, Meagan Davault, Emily Deason, Skylar Deimund, Kaitlyn Dodd, Lori Douglas, Keevin Dyke, Elijah Enderle, Emma Eudy, Rebekah Garner, Cameron Geralds, Dalecia Gillarm, Zachary Glenn, Yasdani Gonzalez, Keira Grigsby, Zachary Grissom, Blake Harris, Emily Harris, Dontay Hartfield, Keira Harvey, Sequoia Holloway, Matthew Holman, Abigail Hoxworth, Logan Hunt, Noah Jones, Brett Kinder, Dylan Kyle, Nikkie Le, Joshua Markhart, Alexander Martin, Alexis Mcmahon, Destiny Minor, Heaven Myers, Grace Nall, Zackery Nalley, Cassandra Nelson, Logan Nunnally, Justice Oats, Colletta Pair, Alexis Patterson, Demetrius Peairs, John Pettet, Olivia Priest, Kellie Propst, Joseph Reed, Elijah Reyes, Bennett Robinson, Jamonte Rush, Emily Sechrest, Clayton Sides, Madison Sides, Ashtin Smith, Zachariah Stevens, Kaylee Stinnett-Robinson, Keegan Stout, Amanda Stricker, David Stroder, Steven Sundstrom, Tyler Swanks, Strider Van Meter, Allison Vaughn, Mason Warren, Dionte West, Katy Wikel, Kunita Williams, Takymbra Williams, Teaira Williams, Anthony Wilson, Kiana Winters.. ...
Delta High School (11/12/09)
Delta High School A Honor Roll 7th grade: Caleb Amelunke, Ciara Coomer, Taylor Cotton, Jesse Criddle, Danielle Helderman, Daniel Hester 8th grade: Robert Bartels, Rachel Birkman, Kristen Davault, Branden Gaebler, Connor Hodge, Kimberly Horman, Brandon Keys, Kendra Kohler, Alex Lashley, Tia May, Katlyn McCoy, J.D. McKuin, Alysha Vessells...
Woodland Elementary School (11/12/09)
Woodland Elementary School A Honor Roll 2nd grade: Maddison Altenthal, Emma Cook, Mark Coomer, Zach Cowell, Kaylie Davis, Trinity Dees, Mason Dowd, Hailey Elbrecht, Zadie Ezell, Astonish Fann, Taylor Govero, Hailee Green, Malachi Huffman, Nicholas Hurst, Carson Jarrell, Cheyenne Koch, Austin Liley, Cole Loughary, Brian Luttrell, Blake Matheney, Carter Mayfield, Judson Mayfield, Michael McCormick, Brittany Moyers, Kaylee Myers, Makayla Proffer, Jacob Shelton, Timothy Sloan, Alex Smith, Roberta Whitney.. ...
Police report 11/12/09 (11/12/09)
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Fire report 11/12/09 (11/12/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 11/12/09 (11/12/09)
25 years ago: Nov. 12, 1984 George O. Robinson, commander of Disabled American Veterans, Department of Missouri, speaks at the annual Veterans Day ceremonies; the program is held in the city hall gymnasium, following the Veterans Day parade. Dennis Wescott of Makanda, Ill., was the overall men's division winner yesterday of the fourth annual Cape Girardeau Biathlon, a 20-mile bicycle race followed by a 10,000-meter foot race; taking honors in the women's division was Joy Gilbert of Cape Girardeau.. ...
Correction 11/12/09 (11/12/09)
n An article in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian about a possible smoking ban incorrectly named a source. The correct name is Dr. Jeremy Barnes. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Trash answers (11/12/09)
As with any change, the new trash system that will be implemented in Cape Girardeau next spring is cause for concern by some residents. City officials say anyone with concerns could get answers to their questions by calling the public works department at 334-9151...
Speak Out 11/12/09 (11/12/09)
How we got here; Have at it; The right thing; Mowing leaves; Having trust; What transparency?; Pay it all; Medical research; Free produce; Voting mess; Phone bill; Mow the leaves
Prayer 11/12/09 (11/12/09)
Bless the sick, O God, and guide us in our efforts to comfort them. Amen.
Kelly High School Students Start Their Own Enterprise Program (11/12/09)
Students in Mrs. Lee's, Mrs. Essner's, and Miss Grissom's third hour classes met on October 30th to vote on a name for our new school enterprise program. The students voted on the name Kelly Creative Creations. This was the kick off to the school business that will help the student's transition into the "real world" by making merchandise to sell. ...
Kerry-Boxer Energy Bill Is Dirty Legislation (11/12/09)
Midge Potts for US Senate 2010 Contact: Midge Potts 417-496-0781 midgepotts4congress@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13th, 2009 Energy Bill Should Not Consider Nuclear & Coal as 'Clean' Resources Springfield, MO - Last week the so called Kerry-Boxer Energy Bill passed out of the Environment & Public Works committee markup hearing. ...
US Senate Candidate Reaffirms Commitment to Refuse PAC Money (11/12/09)
Midge Potts for US Senate 2010 Contact: Midge Potts 417-496-0781 midgepotts4congress@gmail.com November 13th, 2009 Progressive Candidate to Make Campaign Finance Reform a Top Issue Springfield, MO - Midge Potts, who is running for US Senate in 2010 as Missouri's Progressive Party candidate, has announced that she plans to seek an aggressive voting reform agenda in Congress when she is elected to office...
Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau's Pooch Pageant a treat for all (11/12/09)
On Oct. 30, 2009, dogs and their owners gathered at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Mo., for the facility's first-ever Pooch Pageant. This was no ordinary dog show -- the canines were dressed up in their Halloween costumes as their owners proudly vied for first, second and third place overall and nine different categories...
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