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Suspect in Cape slayings to go with public defender instead of private lawyer (11/24/09)
A suspect in the Oct. 27 killings on North Missouri Avenue in Cape Girardeau will hear some of the evidence against him Dec. 22, Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp ruled Monday. In a brief hearing, Samuel R. "Ray Ray" Hughes, 25, 326 S. Lorimier St., accepted the services of the public defender's office. Hughes had told Kamp on Nov. 2 that he intended to hire a private lawyer. Monday's hearing was to determine if he had done so, but Hughes applied for representation by the public defender...
Six arrested in connection with alleged Perry County meth labs (11/24/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perry County Sheriff's Department closed what Sheriff Gary Schaaf called the biggest meth producer in Perry County and arrested six people, including one wanted in St. Francois and Jefferson counties on felony warrants.
Power outages at SEMO had different causes, official says (11/24/09)
Two power outages at Southeast Missouri State University that occurred weeks apart are not related, officials said Monday. "It's two totally separate instances," said Angela Meyer, interim director of facilities management. A campuswide power outage that occurred just after 2 a.m. Sunday was caused by a failed switch that distributes power at the Show Me Center, she said. Power was restored to campus about three hours later, after university employees replaced blown fuses...
Two suspects arrested in connection with First State Community Bank robbery (11/24/09)
Two suspected bank robbers caught after a brief foot chase Monday gave out-of-state addresses to police, said Cpl. Adam Glueck, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department.
Jackson man and his family restoring log cabin built in 1902 (11/24/09)
A Jackson resident fighting Alzheimer's may be losing control of his memory, but he's holding on tight to what he knows and loves. Bill Beussink, 84, a former bricklayer who built homes on the side, is helping his son-in-law, Earl Bennett, complete the restoration of a cabin built from 100-year-old oak logs. Beussink and his family discovered the logs about 20 years ago on the property of his grandfather, Henry Arnzen, while tearing down his termite-infested home...
Search on for Indiana murder suspect last seen in Bootheel (11/24/09)
MARSTON, Mo. - The search continues for an Indiana murder suspect last seen at a truck stop in New Madrid County. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said today his department was notified Saturday about Lee Kershaw, who is wanted in connection with a homicide in Indiana and was suspected of being at Marston. Stevens said authorities had placed a trace on Kershaw's credit cards and had information it was used at an ATM at the Pilot Truck Stop in Marston...
Jackson School Board grants easement to MoDOT for turn-lane project (11/24/09)
Work is expected to start in the spring to put in a turn lane near Jackson Middle School. The school board voted to grant an easement to the Missouri Department of Transportation during its meeting Monday night. The project, funded through the department, will widen Route D by five feet and put in a turn lane, said superintendent Dr. Ron Anderson. The nearby sidewalk will also be moved, he said...
Two injured in Monday accident on I-55 (11/24/09)
Two drivers received moderate injuries in an accident north of Jackson on Interstate 55 Monday. Christa L. Archer, 32, of Florence, Ala., was traveling southbound in a 2009 Pontiac. She rear-ended a 2006 Ford pickup driven Craig W. Anderson, 52, of Jackson at 12:15 p.m. Both drivers were transported to Saint Francis Medical Center, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. They had been wearing seat belts...
Blakemore won't run for Cape Ward 2 council seat (11/24/09)
Jim Blakemore, one of the four candidates who filed for the Ward 2 Cape Girardeau City Council seat available in the 2010 elections, will not be on the Feb. 2 primary ballot, city clerk Gayle Conrad said Monday. Blakemore's nominating petition did not have enough signatures from registered voters to qualify, she said. ...
MoDOT holds briefing on Perry County bridge work (11/24/09)
The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a community briefing today to discuss upcoming bridge projects in Perry County. Department staff will discuss two projects on Route 51, the Bois Brule Creek Bridge at McBride and the Chester Bridge over the Mississippi River. ...
Discovery Playhouse cancels Sunday preview to allow continued construction (11/24/09)
The Discovery Playhouse will not be open as planned for a preview Sunday during the Parade of Lights, museum board president Martha Brown said. The Board of Directors of the Southeast Missouri Children's Museum decided against the open house because of safety concerns and a need to keep up construction momentum, Brown said. The museum at 502 Broadway is expected to open in March, and construction is proceeding faster than anticipated, she said...
Artifact getting new home at University of Missouri (11/24/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri's flagship campus is relocating a chunk of history. A 169-year-old cornerstone from the old Academic Hall is a remnant from the school's first building. The 700-pound stone survived an 1892 fire that destroyed most of the building and was moved to the north gate of Francis Quadrangle in 1915...
Former Mo. teacher accused of statutory rape (11/24/09)
SALEM, Mo. (AP) -- A former southeast Missouri high school teacher has been charged with two counts of statutory rape and one count of enticement of a child. Dent County prosecutors say 36-year-old Dusty Arzt had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student between November 2008 and January 2009...
University of Missouri gets anti-pollution grant (11/24/09)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving the University of Missouri $112,500 to increase its anti-pollution efforts. The grant was announced Monday by the EPA's regional office in Kansas City, Kan. The university will match the grant, providing a total of $225,270...
Mo. officials look for ways to get extra education funding (11/24/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri must be willing to overhaul its education system and develop new teaching methods to compete for more than $4 billion in federal funds, the state's top education and political leaders said Monday. State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro challenged several hundred education, business and political leaders to discount what they believe is true but actually is inaccurate and have the flexibility to figure out how to apply new methods that can work better...
Plan for 'no complaints' day draws complaints (11/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver just wanted people to stop complaining for a day and count their blessings. What did he get for his troubles? Just more complaints. The Kansas City Democrat was on the receiving end last week of a torrent of ill will from conservative websites about him and Congress...
U. of Ill. a top target for foreign students (11/24/09)
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- An education group says the University of Illinois had more foreign students last year than any other public university in the country and more than all but three private schools. The Institute of International Education says Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus had 6,570 international students. That's more than all but the University of Southern California, which had 7,482 foreign students, New York University at 6,761 and Columbia University's 6,685...
Midwest home sales surge in Oct. (11/24/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Home sales in the Midwest surged in October as first-time homebuyers sought to beat the initial deadline for a federal tax credit and difficult market conditions last year made comparisons favorable. The National Association of Realtors said Monday there were 111,000 resales in the Midwest, up 26 percent from October last year and the best showing in the country. The median sale price for the region rose 1 percent to $146,600...
Lung bypass used for worst swine flu cases (11/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- A technology originally developed for premature babies may be helping to save some of the sickest swine flu patients by rerouting their blood so their lungs can rest. It's a risky approach using equipment that only certain specialized hospitals have. But faced with children and young adults struggling to breathe despite ventilators has intensive-care doctors dusting off these machines, named ECMO, that they often consider last-ditch and almost never use for influenza...
Georgia high court rules mower isn't a motor vehicle (11/24/09)
ATLANTA -- A riding lawn mower may have four wheels, a powerful engine and can cost as much as a used car. If it's stolen, however, the Georgia Supreme Court concluded Monday that it's not a motor vehicle. The 4-3 decision overturned the conviction of Franklin Lloyd Harris, who was convicted of felony motor vehicle theft after he loaded a Toro riding mower in 2006 from a Home Depot in Dalton into his van and sped away. ...
No coma: Belgian says he was alert, mute for 23 years (11/24/09)
BRUSSELS -- For 23 torturous years, Rom Houben says he lay trapped in his paralyzed body, aware of what was going on around him but unable to tell anyone or even cry out. The car-crash victim had been diagnosed as being in a vegetative state but appears to have been conscious the whole time. An expert using a specialized type of brain scan that was not available in the 1980s finally realized it and unlocked Houben's mind again...
Redhawks try to build on season's first win (11/24/09)
Bolstered by its first win, the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team will look to make it two in a row tonight. The Redhawks welcome Eastern Michigan to the Show Me Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff. Southeast is 1-2 following Sunday's 70-64 overtime victory at Northern Illinois, which like EMU competes in the Mid-American Conference...
12 sign for Southeast programs (11/24/09)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball, softball and gymnastics programs all announced signings during the recent NCAA weeklong early signing period. All the athletes will join Southeast for the 2010-2011 academic year. Southeast volleyball signed high school seniors Andrea Baylin, Berkley Idel, Colleen Yarber and Emily Coon. All are outside hitters except for Coon, a middle blocker...
Assistant named interim gymnastics coach (11/24/09)
Southeast Missouri State athletics director John Shafer announced Monday the promotion of Kristi Ewasko to interim coach of the school's gymnastics program. Ewasko had been the team's acting head coach after the Oct. 19 departure of former coach Tom Farden. Ewasko had been an assistant to Farden, who was at Southeast for 10 years before accepting an assistant position at the University of Arkansas...
Southeast's Davis selected First Team Academic All-American (11/24/09)
Southeast Missouri State volleyball player Molly Davis has been selected First Team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. Davis, a senior, had been selected third team Academic All-American as a junior. She is the first Southeast volleyball player to be named first team since Lori Kramper in 1988. Davis also is the second Southeast volleyball player to receive multiple Academic All-American honors, joining Laura Dill, who was second team in 1989 and 1990...
Southeast women get another shot at MVC team (11/24/09)
The young Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team closes out its tough two-game road swing today with a 5 p.m. tipoff at Indiana State. Southeast (2-1) is coming off its first loss of the season, Saturday's 72-46 setback at Missouri State. "We looked like freshmen that hadn't been on the road before," said Southeast coach John Ishee, who has nine freshmen on his 13-player roster. "But it's a learning experience. It's just one game."...
Bulger suffers fractured leg in Rams' loss to Cardinals (11/24/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams put a scare into one of the NFL's top teams for a second straight week. Oh boy, another moral victory. If the strain of a 1-9 record and 10 consecutive losses at home is wearing on first-year coach Steve Spagnuolo, he's doing an excellent job of hiding it. He puts on a happy face every Monday and keeps it upbeat, nonspecific and never critical while often trotting out his pet phrase: "I'm not going to go there."...
Bergeron helps Bruins top Blues (11/24/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Huge production in a complementary role from Patrice Bergeron helped the Boston Bruins win three in a row for the first time this season. "To be honest, the puck was just bouncing our way and the puck was going in," Bergeron said after getting four assists in a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night. "So we'll take it, but at the same time it's more about the win than anything else."...
AL MVP unmasked (11/24/09)
NEW YORK -- Joe Mauer sat behind a table on a podium in a conference room at the Metrodome when Justin Morneau shouted out the last question of the day. "Are you finally going to buy dinner now?" Morneau said to his teammate from the audience, one MVP to another...
Titans beat Texans 20-17 (11/24/09)
HOUSTON -- Rob Bironas kicked a 53-yard field goal with less than a minute remaining and the Tennessee Titans beat the Houston Texans 20-17 for their fourth straight victory after an 0-6 start. The Texans (5-5) had a chance to tie it, but Kris Brown's 49-yard attempt with 1 second remaining was wide left. It was his second miss of the game and the second straight game he's missed a chance to send the Texans to overtime...
Sweden's Nordqvist wins LPGA Tour Championship (11/24/09)
RICHMOND, Texas -- Lorena Ochoa and Jiyai Shin's duel for LPGA player of the year fittingly came down to the final hole of the season. Anna Nordqvist won the LPGA Tour Championship on Monday and Ochoa finished second to earn the top player title for the fourth consecutive year...
October bankruptcies (11/24/09)
Bankruptcies filed through October for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Business licenses (11/24/09)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during October include the following: ATAP Enterprises School of Sewing, 517 N. Silver Springs Road B B&H Convenience, 1021 Bloomfield Road Chan's Restaurant (liquor license), 1159 N. Kingshighway Cinderellas, 311 Louis...
Tax liens (11/24/09)
Tax liens filed and discharged collected from recorders of deeds in area counties.
Study finds relation between age, eating in muscle breakdown (11/24/09)
As people age they lose muscle mass, about 1 percent a year starting in middle age. That muscle loss, called sarcopenia, is a major reason for continuing strength-training throughout life. Recently, British researchers may have found a clue to why muscle loss may occur, and it could have to do with eating...
Study: Children watching hours of TV at home day care (11/24/09)
SEATTLE -- Parents who thought their preschoolers were spending time in home-based day cares, taking naps, eating healthy snacks and learning to play nicely with others may be surprised to discover they are sitting as many as two hours a day in front of a TV, according to a study published Monday...
Wilhelmina Bohnert (11/24/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wilhelmina T. "Wilma" Bohnert, 96 of Perryville died Nov. 22, 2009, at Independence Care Center in Perryville. She was born Jan. 31, 1913, at Biehle, Mo., to Charles Berkbuegler and Mary Elizabeth Lappe Berkbuegler. She married Joseph M. Bohnert on Oct. 17, 1932, at Brewer, Mo. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2000...
Betty Boyer (11/24/09)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Betty Jane Boyer, 79, of Glenallen died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the Woodland Hills Skilled Nursing Center in Marble Hill, Mo. She was born Aug. 26, 1930, in St. Louis, the daughter of Henry C. and Beulah E. Smith Francis. She and James Maurice Boyer were married July 19, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death Aug. 29, 2009...
Police report 11/24/09 (11/24/09)
Arrests; Summonses
Fire report 11/24/09 (11/24/09)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 11/24/09 (11/24/09)
An Ascob Cocker Spaniel wins "Best in Show" honors at the Southeast Missouri Kennel Club's 52nd All Breed Dog Show at the Arena Building; Champion Hu-Mar Regal's Cottonwood is owned by Pat and Betty Peck of Gulfport, Miss. Construction is about 95 percent complete on the new building for the First Exchange Bank of Cape Girardeau at the northeast corner of William and Broadview streets; the bank will probably move into the new building about Dec. 15...
Correction 11/24/09 (11/24/09)
In Sunday's story highlighting the long mayoral career of East Cape Girardeau's Joe Aden, it should have read that Al Blumenberg is the current mayor. Aden served 32 years as mayor of the village of East Cape Girardeau, which celebrated Joe Aden Day on Saturday. "I've had plenty of phone calls all day asking if I was still mayor," Aden said Monday after the story was printed...
Fighting for patients' rights (11/24/09)
How anyone could read my tirade against big drug companies in the Southeast Missourian and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and conclude that I am in their pockets is beyond me, but a letter to the editor in this paper did just that. The writer of that letter attacked me with the ludicrous claim that I am bankrolled by the name-brand drug lobby at exactly the same time the name-brand drug lobby was attacking me in another paper for those same comments. ...
A good plan (11/24/09)
The agreement to expand community college options in Cape Girardeau -- reached last week by Southeast Missouri State University, Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff and an advisory group of community leaders -- is a start. A trial program will test the interest in and viability of offering associate of arts degrees here...
Bloomfield Road safety issues (11/24/09)
My neighbors are correct that Bloomfield Road should be scenic and safe. Unfortunately, that is not the case today. The narrow, winding road sustains heavy traffic, and over the last three years more than 30 injury accidents and one death occurred -- more than all other Transportation Trust Fund 4 projects combined...
Fix only what is broken (11/24/09)
I just sent the following e-mail to Missouri's U.S. senators, Kit Bond and Claire McCaskill:I'm just a man from Missouri. I've raised my family and enjoy my grandchildren. My mother is still alive and lives with us. I am a manager at a company that pays well and has good benefits. ...
Speak Out 11/24/09 (11/24/09)
*** Nuisance cats; *** Courthouse insurance; *** China business; *** Heartbreaking wars; *** Special needs; *** History's story; *** Better care, more jobs
Prayer 11/24/09 (11/24/09)
For a bounty of food and good cooks to prepare it, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
Krueger achieves Eagle rank (11/24/09)
Jason Krueger, a freshman at Saxony Lutheran High School, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, Krueger is a member of Troop 8, sponsored by the Trinity Lutheran Men's Club of Cape Girardeau. Krueger is the son of Jason and Heather Krueger of Cape Girardeau. His Eagle project was constructing three benches, also a border with mulch for the chin up bars at Trinity Lutheran School of Cape Girardeau...
Girl Scouts learn financial literacy in hands-on program (11/24/09)
Girl Scouts learn financial literacy in hands-on program Weekends are about having fun, but 115 Girl Scouts from the Cape Girardeau area made last weekend about gaining practical life skills at the same time. In the fun, interactive Making Cents in the City programs, Girl Scouts in kindergarten through eighth grade learned about budgeting, goal-setting, and saving money...
MISSING DOG (11/24/09)
Our beloved beagle escaped our backyard Sunday. We live by the Cape Girardeau Country Club. Our 19 month old son is pitifully helping us yell for Lulu. Have you seen her? Please call 579-5776 or 576-9464.
Dog Sled Racing (11/24/09)
The lines are being drawn, the shouting and finger pointing has started as teams from Bollinger and Cape Girardeau Counties get ready for the 3rd annual Dog Sled Race this Saturday in Marble Hill. The race will start at 1pm. Team Crager from Bollinger County has won the last two races but the Missouri Mentoring Group from Cape County has made it known that they are ready to take the trophy over the county line this year...
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month (11/24/09)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for November are, from left: front row, Alexis McMahon and Olivia Priest; second row, Amy Dai, Ellen Wang, Tara Hester and Cori Brennecke; third row, Gavin Sample, Drew Thatcher, Yasdani Gonzalez and Natalie Davis...
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month (11/24/09)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for November are, from left: front row, Taylor Clifton, Sammy Rees, Joel Garner and Matt Stearns; second row, Cody McIntyre, Lauren Fitzwater, Anna Garner and Anne Wilferth; third row, Aleshia Glastetter, Madison Boyer and Mariah Taylor...
My boys! (11/24/09)
My husband and our german shepherd Alpha, talk about a spoiled dog. He goes everywhere with us, and even has his own sit in my husbands truck. Like father like son.
Our Little Guy Jack (11/24/09)
This is our dog, Jackson (aka-Jack). He is an 9 month old beagle mix.Although he is full of himself with vim & vigor 24 hrs a day. He is an added blessing to our family. He is great with children & loves to play with all his toys. He is so funny to watch with his bottom sticking up out of his toybox,tailing wagging the whole time, retriving what you ask him to go get! He is a complete joy to have around...
First deer (11/24/09)
Andrew Krueger, 12, of Cape Girardaeu killed his first deer a four-point buck.
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (11/24/09)
Sassie is 8 years old. She is spayed and declawed. Sassie was brought in with 2 other cats because her owner was moving. Sassie is available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
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