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Finalists selected for Southeast Missouri State University provost (11/19/09)
Officials at Southeast Missouri State University plan to have a new provost in place by January.
Jury selected, opening statements made, witnesses questioned in Heather Ellis trial (11/19/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- The jury was selected and the prosecution and defense gave opening arguments in the trial against Heather Ellis Wednesday. Ellis is charged with assaulting police, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace in a case that has garnered national media attention. Ellis' supporters have alleged the charges are racially motivated...
Scott County to try e-cycling event (11/19/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County residents will soon have an opportunity to recycle their electronics locally. From 8 a.m. until noon Dec. 5, Ozark Green Recycling will be accepting computers and computer parts, such as CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice and printers, and other electronics, such as televisions, stereos, cell phones and hand-held devices, radios, VCRs and DVD players, at 417 North Main in Sikeston, Commissioner Dennis Ziegenhorn said during the Scott County Commission's regular meeting Tuesday.. ...
Area food pantry volunteer expanding mission to include pets (11/19/09)
When a girl in June asked food pantry volunteer Steve Vitale for unfrosted cereal, he was a little puzzled but also dismayed that he was unable to honor the request. But since the girl and her mother were regular clients, he paid for the unfrosted cereal out of his own pocket and waited for her to ask again. When they returned in August, he was ready, both with the cereal and a question...
Police seek suspect in Sikeston armed robbery (11/19/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston police are seeking a suspect in a reported armed robbery that happened early Wednesday afternoon at Check Into Cash, 1305 S. Main St. An employee of the store said a man came in around 1:20 p.m. and pulled out a black handgun, demanding cash, according to a news release from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. ...
Bodies found in burned Cairo house identified; cause of death was gunshot wounds (11/19/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The two women found dead in a Cairo home after a fire died from gunshot wounds, the Illinois State Police announced. The victims were identified by the Alexander County, Ill., State's Attorney's office as Beatrice Barber, 29, of Cairo, and Eva Hill, 27, of Charleston, Mo., a news release from the state police reported...
Consulting firm presents last part of Jackson long-range plan (11/19/09)
An Illinois consulting firm on Wednesday presented the final section of a comprehensive plan intended to serve as a policy guide for Jackson through 2019. During a public hearing by Jackson's zoning commission, representatives from Houseal Lavigne Associates of Naperville, Ill., touched on a variety of ideas for improvements in the city. Ideas include a substation shared between the police and fire departments, an expanded trail system and easement of traffic-flow problems...
Cape again to host convention for Missouri's Episcopal diocese (11/19/09)
The 170th convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri will meet once again in Cape Girardeau. The main topic of the convention Friday and Saturday is "Mission, mission, mission. Building a bridge to bring ministry to a broken world," said the Rev. Robert Towner of Christ Episcopal Church in Cape Girardeau. Other topics include the focus for the Missouri mission, congregational outreach and its mission to the Sudan in Africa...
Cape Girardeau man gets his opinion read on Limbaugh radio show (11/19/09)
When William Piercey Sr. of Cape Girardeau submitted a guest column to the Southeast Missourian he wanted to voice his frustration with what government-run health care may resemble. Little did he know talk show host Rush Limbaugh would read excerpts from the column on his national radio program...
Evangelists hand out Darwin books at MSU (11/19/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- As she waited for a shuttle in front of Plaster Student Union at Missouri State University, student Robyn Williams almost turned down the offer of a free book. Williams said she'd accepted so many Bibles from curbside evangelists working in front of the student union that she didn't need another...
Poplar Bluff man found guilty in vehicle assault (11/19/09)
A Cape Girardeau County jury convicted a Poplar Bluff, Mo., man Tuesday of an assault in which he was accused of striking another man with his vehicle and then apparently spinning its tires on top of him. The jury deliberated about one and one-half hours before finding Jerry Oliver Stewart, 46, of the 900 block of Vine Street, guilty of the Class A felony of first-degree assault, the unclassified felony of armed criminal action and the Class D felony of leaving the scene of an accident...
Ribbon-cutting today for downtown Cape restrooms (11/19/09)
Cape Girardeau city officials will celebrate the newest addition to downtown amenities today -- the completion of a public restroom facility and parking lots along Broadway between North Main Street and the Mississippi River floodwall. A ribbon cutting will be held at 2 p.m. ...
Day of fun for children in Cape while parents shop on Black Friday (11/19/09)
The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department is offering parents who need a place for their children on Black Friday while they help Santa Claus prepare for Christmas. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Osage Community Centre, children can take part in a day of games, arts and crafts, movies and making a wish list during a Kick Off to Christmas. ...
Man pleads not guilty in Southern Illinois church attack (11/19/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- A man accused of trying to kill two women in a Southern Illinois church says he didn't do it. Willis Bates, 45, of Anna, Ill., pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Union County to charges of attempted murder, burglary and felony theft in the Sept. 28 violence at the First Baptist Church of Anna...
Perryville lawyer to challenge incumbent in Perry County associate circuit judge contest (11/19/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Republican primary election contest is brewing for associate circuit judge in Perry County. Attorney Jason Tilley announced Wednesday that he's hosting a campaign kick-off dinner at 4 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 133 in Perryville. Tilley, the brother of state Rep. Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, is making his first bid for office...
Hulshof and Forsee mum on university meetings (11/19/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Former congressman Kenny Hulshof isn't letting his unsuccessful attempt to lead the University of Missouri system keep him away from University Hall. Public records obtained by The Associated Press show Hulshof has met with university president Gary Forsee at least three times in recent months at Forsee's campus office. Both men declined to discuss the private sessions...
People bringing in gold fillings for cash (11/19/09)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- With the price of gold through the roof, at least two business people in Hannibal who regularly purchase gold say people are walking into their businesses with gold fillings to convert to cash. "We get teeth every day. It's not odd," said Bobby Heiser, owner of Crescent Jewelry. ...
Ex-official to head Fort Hood review (11/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates has tapped a former senior defense official to lead a broad Pentagon review of the circumstances surrounding the Fort Hood shootings, The Associated Press has learned. Gates will announce today that it will be a single, coordinated review, and will call for a quick, short-term report, followed by a longer, more extensive study, according to an administration official...
Leggo my Eggo! Kellogg fights waffle shortage (11/19/09)
ATLANTA -- Dear Kellogg: Leggo my Eggo! Kellogg Co. says there will be a nationwide shortage of its popular Eggo frozen waffles until next summer because of interruptions in production at two of the four plants that make them. The company's Atlanta plant was shut down for an undisclosed period by a September storm that dumped historic amounts of rain in the area. ...
Stocks slip on technology, housing construction (11/19/09)
NEW YORK -- Disappointing forecasts from technology companies and an unexpected drop in home construction added to worries about the economy and sent stocks modestly lower. The drop Wednesday came a day after major stock indicators closed at 13-month highs. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 11 points after having risen in nine of the past 11 days. A drop in technology stocks weighed on the Nasdaq composite index...
Jobless benefits could end for many in Jan. (11/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- More than 1 million people will run out of unemployment benefits in January unless Congress quickly extends federal emergency aid, a not-for-profit group said Wednesday. States typically provide 26 weeks of unemployment insurance for those who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, with weekly checks averaging about $300. ...
Federal judge: Two online sites selling Beatles songs to remain shut down (11/19/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Two websites that sold songs by The Beatles for 25 cents apiece should remain shut down indefinitely, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge John F. Walter issued a preliminary injunction against BlueBeat.com and Basebeat.com at the request of music company EMI Group. The injunction prohibits the sites and their owner, Hank Risan, from streaming or selling songs by the Fab Four and other popular artists, including Lily Allen and Coldplay...
Reid sets markers for health care debate (11/19/09)
WASHINGTON -- Setting up a historic year-end health care debate, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled long-awaited legislation Wednesday night to extend coverage to all but 6 percent of eligible Americans and bar private industry from denying insurance because of pre-existing medical conditions...
Judge: Army Corps of Engineers' negligence caused Katrina flooding (11/19/09)
NEW ORLEANS -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding during Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval sided with five residents and one business who argued the Army Corps' shoddy oversight of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet led to the flooding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward and neighboring St. ...
Shuttle docks at space station, unloads parts (11/19/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday for a weeklong stay, and the astronauts quickly unloaded a huge platform full of spare parts needed to keep the outpost running for another decade...
U.S. ship repels pirates with guns and sound blasts (11/19/09)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Guards aboard the Maersk Alabama used guns and a sound blaster Wednesday to repel the second pirate attack in seven months on the U.S. vessel at a time when ships are increasingly hiring armed security teams to thwart hijackings...
Anti-racists and far-right youths battle in streets of Moscow (11/19/09)
MOSCOW -- A simmering confrontation between far-right youths and anti-racist activists has erupted into Moscow's streets after the fatal shooting of an anti-racist activist known as the Bonebreaker. The violence stems from deep animus between two aggressive camps with starkly different visions of Russia's future -- neo-Nazi skinheads who rank in the tens of thousands and militant antiracist groups that call themselves Antifa, short for antifascist...
Iran rejects deal to ship uranium abroad (11/19/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran will not ship its low-enriched uranium out of the country for processing, its foreign minister said Wednesday, once again rejecting a U.N. plan aimed at thwarting any attempt by Tehran to make nuclear weapons. Instead, Foreign Minister Manochehr Mottaki countered with a proposal certain to fall short of Western demands...
President Obama, South Korean leader accentuate the positive (11/19/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- America's relations with South Korea, a crucial Asian ally, are on an upswing as President Barack Obama meets with President Lee Myung-bak today, though a stalled trade agreement is still a concern for the economic powerhouses...
Nail-biters energize state-bound Notre Dame boys soccer team (11/19/09)
Notre Dame senior Ethan Huber claimed the Bulldogs' propensity for nail-biters this season is a conspiracy. "I'm just making my mom and everybody else scared," he said with a laugh. "That way they cheer louder." Overtime became the norm during Notre Dame's run to the Class 2 District 1 title. The Bulldogs downed De Soto in the opener with a goal early in the first overtime session then needed penalty kicks to oust Hillsboro in the semifinals and Farmington in the championship game...
Former team burns Nutt's Redhawks in Southeast men's basketball home opener (11/19/09)
Anthony Allison said what happened to the Southeast Missouri State basketball team Wednesday night was simple to explain. Arkansas State threw the first punch, Allison said, and Southeast never recovered. "They just came out more aggressive," said Allison, Southeast's junior college transfer point guard. "They hit us first before we could hit them."...
Southeast roundup: Former VCU player becomes Redhawks assistant (11/19/09)
Southeast hires a women's basketball assistant coach and a volleyball player picks up a postseason award.
Rams plugging in wide receivers (11/19/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Brandon Gibson was lost in the shuffle in Philadelphia, which is loaded with young, talented wide receivers. The rookie has been quite the pick-me-up with the St. Louis Rams, a team desperate for pass catchers all year. So desperate that Gibson was Marc Bulger's primary target last week, making his first seven career receptions for 93 yards...
Scioscia, Tracy named top skippers (11/19/09)
NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Angels could have crumbled when pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident in April, overcome by waves of grief and sadness. Mike Scioscia kept them moving forward. "There wasn't one defining moment," he said. "I think as the season started to evolve, guys found that sense of purpose to play baseball again and they played it at a very, very high level."...
College athletes outperform others in class (11/19/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- College athletes still are setting records and dispelling myths -- in the classroom. Just like the late NCAA president Myles Brand believed they could. The NCAA's latest graduation numbers show nearly four out of five student-athletes earn their diplomas on time, an all-time high, and federal statistics show athletes still are more likely to graduate on time than other students...
Tigers receiver Alexander enjoys huge senior season (11/19/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Just last year, Jeremy Maclin set Missouri single-season records for receptions, yards and touchdowns in a scintillating sophomore season. Then he jumped to the NFL. That puts Danario Alexander in good company. The senior who once started ahead of Maclin has rebounded from four operations, three on his left knee, and is close to erasing all of Maclin's marks...
Cape Girardeau Public Library helps 'Twilight' fans prepare for 'New Moon' release (11/19/09)
Katelyn Menz, 12, does not normally like to read, but something about the "Twilight" series caught her attention. "I read it and, I don't know, I just like it a lot," said Menz, of New Hamburg, Mo. She said a glimpse into the world of vampires and werewolves hooked her...
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Who's next 11/19/09 (11/19/09)
Scholarships The following students received Southeast Missouri State University scholarships during a Homecoming week reception: -- From staff reports ...
Hooked on science: Tablecloth science (11/19/09)
Here's an experiment you can try at the Thanksgiving Day dinner table that might get the entire family "Hooked on Science." Materials Instructions STEP 1: With an adult present, place the tablecloth on the table and then arrange the glass dishes on the tablecloth...
Academics seek to determine why some people hate each other (11/19/09)
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Why did the Nazis hate the Jews? Why did the Hutus hate the Tutsis? Hate is everywhere, but the fundamental question of why one person can hate another has never been adequately studied, contends Jim Mohr of Gonzaga University, who is developing a new academic field of hate studies...
Getting the news (11/19/09)
Nov. 19, 2009 Dear Leslie, Each week my Writing for the Mass Media class takes a current-events quiz, 10 questions about local, state and world events. Students who aim to become media writers begin by knowing what's going on in the world around them, I reason. Reading, watching and listening to how the news is reported also is a way of learning to do it yourself...
Deborah Brown (11/19/09)
Deborah Lynn Brown, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at her home. She was born May 28, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, to Willie Avery and Ethel Mae Lincoln Mecham. She and Rodger Brown were married Nov. 16, 1968, in Cape Girardeau. Brown was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church. She was a 1968 graduate of Central High School. She was a bookkeeper for the family business...
Glenda Gurley (11/19/09)
Glenda Sue Gurley, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sept. 9, 1947, in East Prairie, Mo., to Johnnie and Imogene Prince Boyer. She and Wade A. Gurley were married Oct. 20, 1989, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death in May 2003...
Gary Baker (11/19/09)
Gary Gene Baker, 66, of Pocahontas passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 28, 1943, in Bollinger County, Mo., son of Luther and Susie Irene Ashcraft Baker. He and Melva Wallman were married March 26, 1965...
Gerald Weisler (11/19/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gerald J. Weisler, 74, of Perryville died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at his home. He was born May 11, 1935, at Sereno, Mo., son of Herbert and Cecilia Manche Weisler. He married Jenette Terbrak on June 1, 1957, at Brewer, Mo. Weisler had been an electrician for Nabisco Corp. in St. Louis. He was a member of Christ the Savior Catholic Church in Brewer...
Lyndola Hudson (11/19/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lyndola A. Hudson, 97, of Perryville passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Independence Care Center of Perry County in Perryville. She was born July 11, 1912, at Lithium, Mo., in Perry County, first child of the late Henry J. and Mary Elsie Schamel Schulte...
Viola Kelly (11/19/09)
Viola Mae Kelly, 91, of Jackson died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at Jackson Manor. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Fire report 11/19/09 (11/19/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls on Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls on Wednesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls on Tuesday:...
Police report 11/19/09 (11/19/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Burglary Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson...
Out of the past 11/19/09 (11/19/09)
25 years ago: Nov. 19, 1984 Julie Conn, a Southeast Missouri State University senior accounting major, has been appointed to the school's board of regents under a new state law allowing student representation on the board. While area residents brace for another cold winter, the 700 members of the National Guard 1140th Engineer Battalion headquarters in Cape Girardeau are preparing for warm weather in Panama early next year; Guard members from throughout the region will be building a 15-mile section of a gravel road through a remote, mountainous area of the Central American country.. ...
Clarification 11/19/09 (11/19/09)
An article in Wednesday's version of the Southeast Missourian incorrectly stated information regarding a benefit for the Orman family at the Eagles Lodge in Perryville. Keith and Brandee Green, family members of Derrick Orman, will host a dance in memory of Derrick and Jamie Orman. ...
Waiting for shots (11/19/09)
Millions of Americans, considered prime candidates to receive H1N1 flu shots because of their age and risk factors, wonder when they will be able to get the vaccine. While some of the vaccine has been distributed around the country, the process hasn't been well-organized, resulting in shortages in some areas and surpluses in others...
Payday loans help millions (11/19/09)
In regard to the Nov. 15 story "Economist at foreclosure seminar in Cape predicts tough 2010": Payday advances play a necessary role, providing hard-working people with a reasonable, well-regulated option for meeting unexpected or unbudgeted expenses and other short-term financial needs...
A message to Washington, D.C. (11/19/09)
I am fed up with what's going on in Washington. I'm 83 years old and have lived through many wars and recessions. This administration is doing from within what we fought World War II to prevent. All this spending is to break the people and put all control in government. The government works for us. Remember?...
Let's play in different sandbox (11/19/09)
As a longtime supporter of everything Southeast, I was alarmed to read in the Southeast Missourian sports section that Tony Samuel's contract might not be renewed because of his losing record the past several years. This is unfair to Mr. Samuels. His teams have played hard and as well as they were capable of, considering their levels of talent. ...
Speak Out 11/19/09 (11/19/09)
Trash spending; New economy; More doctors?; Inappropriate photo; Country shelter; Recycling waste
Notre Dame senior (11/19/09)
Kaitlyn Robison, a Senior at Notre Dame Regional High School, has been chosen for the All-State Honor Choir. Kaitlyn is one of the top four sopranos in Southeast Missouri. She will be performing with the All-State Choir at the Missouri Music Educators' conference in January at Lake of the Ozarks. Kaitlyn is the daughter of Charles and Carmen Robinson of Cape Girardeau. What a great accomplishment! Congratulations!!...
American Education Week (11/19/09)
Kelly CTA (Certified Teachers Association) had a very exciting week celebrating "American Education Week". To start the week off, Ellen Holford, read some of her favorite storybooks at Barnes and Noble. During the week teachers participated in "Teachers Give Back" and donated items such as can food, mittens, caps, storybooks, and socks. ...
The Biggest Buck I Ever Saw (11/19/09)
James Schulz, 11 year old grandson of James and Dorothy Bowers and nephew of Barb and Phil Campbell, Cape Girardeau, harvested the biggest buck he ever saw Sunday, November 14, 2009 in Brown county Ohio with his compound bow. Turns out, it was a pretty big buck. The deer had 18 points. It is definitely a trophy for one lucky and skillful hunter...
November was adoption month (11/19/09)
Four area groups joined together Celebrating Adoption on Saturday, November 7 at LaCroix Methodist Church, Cape Girardeau. Group sponsors were Lutheran Family and Children's Services, room for (ONEMORE), the local Children's Division, and CASA. Children were mesmerized by balloon artist, Sam, from Alotta Fun 4U2 Productions and enjoyed face painting by Donna from Alotta Fun 4U2 Productions. ...
Nell Holcomb 8th grade TATU (11/19/09)
In honor of the Great American Smoke Out the 8th grade Teens Against Tobacco Use students at Nell Holcomb did presentations to Kindergarten through eight grade students about the harmful effect of tobacco use. The TATU student are from left to right:...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (11/19/09)
Oliver and Opie are 3 month old Shih-Tzu mix puppies. They have 2 brothers and a sister available for adoption also. See more pets available at www.semopets.org, 573-334-5837.
Miss Sniff (11/19/09)
My cat Miss Sniff. She is part Maine Coon, has the thickest fur I have ever felt, and is a very spoiled cat. She loves to play with her little fishy toy and likes to eat potato chips.
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