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Two suspects in Cape Girardeau murder case make court appearances (11/25/09)
The woman authorities say set in motion to plot that led to the deaths of a pregnant woman and her 15-year-old son last month waived her preliminary hearing in a Cape Girardeau County courtroom today.
Area retailers expect flat-screen TVs, Blu-ray players, toy hamsters to be among most popular Christmas gifts (11/25/09)
Blu-ray disc players, clothing, flat-screen televisions and toy hamsters are among the hottest gift items area retailers expect consumers to buy this Christmas. "Shoppers seem to come out to get that hot item, even in an economy like this," said Best Buy general manager Ramon Campos. ...
Anonymous donor gives to vendor who reported money stolen from craft festival (11/25/09)
An anonymous donor has given $2,500 to the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri to pay for earnings stolen from a vendor at last weekend's Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza, according to a news release from the arts council. The Cape Girardeau Police Department responded to a report Sunday afternoon of a vendor who was robbed at the Osage Community Centre...
Neal E. Boyd to sing with Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra (11/25/09)
Sikeston, Mo., native and 2008 "America's Got Talent" winner Neal E. Boyd will perform a special symphonic pops concert with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 5, according to a Southeast Missouri State University news release. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Bedell Performance Hall...
Man would like help providing soccer ball, dolls for his children (11/25/09)
Christmas brings children a special wish for a new toy or game that can be shared and enjoyed. Seven-year-old Eric loves playing soccer. He's outside all he time playing, his father says, and could really use a new soccer ball. His two younger sisters play outside, too, but they like to have dolls to play with. ...
Scott County bar fight leads to serious injuries, assault charge (11/25/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Charleston, Mo., man will return to court Dec. 15 on an assault charge following an altercation that left another man seriously injured.
Toybox organizers begin work collecting gifts for children (11/25/09)
The smiles, the laughter, children's joyful tears and parents' relieved expressions make the hard work that goes into collecting gifts for Toybox every year worthwhile, organizers say. "It's so rewarding to help children have a gift for Christmas," said Tracy Haggerty of Toybox. "I am so passionate about this program, partly because as a teacher I see kids every day and know the struggles they have. I am always amazed at how generous our community is in providing for the children in our city."...
Jackson to alter trash collection schedule for holiday (11/25/09)
Jackson sanitation department crews will not operate on Thursday and Friday because of the Thanksgiving holiday. A news release from the City of Jackson said that trash that is normally collected those days will instead be picked up Monday. The city's recycling center also will be closed Saturday. Residents should not drop off any recyclable materials while the center is closed...
Cape Girardeau police release names, photos of Monday bank robbery suspects (11/25/09)
One of the two men caught after allegedly robbing a Cape Girardeau bank this week has been tied to last week's bank robbery, police said.
Two Southeast Missouri troopers honored with Medal of Valor (11/25/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two area Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers were among those honored Thursday with the state's highest public safety award.
Mo. homebuyers could get tax break (11/25/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians who buy a house in 2010 could get a property tax break. Gov. Jay Nixon and State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, both Democrats, proposed Tuesday having a state housing commission pay the property taxes for several thousand low- and moderate-income people who buy a house next year...
Missouri gov. resists plan to expand health coverage (11/25/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Gov. Jay Nixon is resisting a plan that could provide health insurance to thousands of Missouri children despite running for office on a pledge to expand health care access. A federal law urges states to check for low-income families who are using state services but are not currently enrolled in Medicaid. The data would allow states to automatically enroll children eligible for Medicaid...
Hoarding disorder starting to get prime-time exposure (11/25/09)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For years, no one on Crest Drive paid much attention to the little white house with pink trim. The front yard was overgrown with shrubs and three cars sat motionless in the driveway. Neighbors on the quiet street knew the owner, a retired psychologist named Carina DeOcampo, was an odd, private person -- even her family would leave bags of food on the front steps, then quickly drive away...
Reports on GDP, consumer confidence tug at stock prices (11/25/09)
NEW YORK -- Stocks drifted below 13-month highs after a lackluster reading on consumer confidence and a report showing slower economic growth sapped some of the market's optimism. Major indexes posted modest losses Tuesday, as drops in financial and industrial stocks were tempered by gains in health care companies. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 17 points a day after jumping by 133...
At turkey boot camp, no need for a scrub brush (11/25/09)
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Workers at Butterball's turkey-tips hot line are used to strange situations:n The woman who cleaned out her turkey with a scrub brush and asked if that was OK to do. (You don't need to do that.) For Butterball, the nation's top-selling turkey brand, preparing for such out-of-left-field calls is serious business...
Facebook creates dual-class stock structure to maintain control (11/25/09)
NEW YORK -- Facebook has created a dual-class stock structure designed to give founder Mark Zuckerberg and other existing shareholders control over the company. The social network said Tuesday it had no plans to go public "at this time." But the move may well be seen as laying the groundwork for it...
Tariffs, demand push up tire prices (11/25/09)
DETROIT -- Tire prices are inflating. Tariffs on imports, lower supplies and higher demand from drivers buying winter tires are combining to jack up costs. Goodyear, the biggest U.S. tiremaker, just raised prices. Other manufacturers will likely follow to offset U.S. ...
Consumer chief pledges swift action after crib recall (11/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday promised swift action to get dangerous products off the market, acknowledging that the agency didn't move quickly enough on a record recall of more than 2 million cribs linked to four deaths...
Americans still a bit gloomy on economy heading into holidays (11/25/09)
NEW YORK -- Retailers heading into the traditional start of holiday shopping are facing consumers who are only a bit less gloomy than they were a year ago as they worry about a weak job market. The latest snapshot from the Conference Board showed shoppers' confidence improved only slightly in November, from October, but it's stuck far below what could be considered healthy and is about half of the historic average...
Police: 5 So. California youths victims of 'ginger' attacks (11/25/09)
CALABASAS, Calif. -- Authorities said there were at least five attacks on red-haired students at a Southern California middle school after a Facebook group announced "Kick a Ginger Day." However, nobody was seriously hurt and no arrests were made...
Research: Giving thanks brings health, happiness (11/25/09)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Bill Golden survived more than 20 years in the Army and another 30 in law enforcement. He fell sick with colon cancer, and at 86, he has an artificial hip and arthritis in his knees. Golden still gives thanks, though, and researchers say that appreciative attitude can be good for you, too...
Rare economic espionage case ends in jury deadlock (11/25/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two men accused of the rare charge of economic espionage against the U.S. have been acquitted on two counts, but they could face a retrial on three other counts on which a jury deadlocked. Lan Lee and Yuefei Ge were the first defendants to go to a jury trial on a charge of economic espionage, which alleges that someone stole trade secrets from a U.S. ...
Chicago club owners get prison in fatal 2003 stampede (11/25/09)
CHICAGO -- A judge said two owners of a Chicago nightclub where 21 people were killed in a stampede down a stairwell six years ago must go to prison. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Gillespie sentenced Dwain Kyles and Calvin Hollins Tuesday to two years each...
Obama's speech next week: Reinforcements for Afghanistan (11/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- War-weary Americans will support more fighting in Afghanistan once they understand the perils of losing, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday, announcing he was ready to spell out war plans virtually sure to include tens of thousands more U.S. troops...
GOP puts big spin on health care legislation (11/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are using everything short of forklifts to show Americans that Democratic health care legislation is an unwieldy mountain of paper. They pile it high on desks, hoist it on a shoulder trussed in sturdy rope and tell people it's longer than "War and Peace," which it isn't...
USDA: States struggling to administer food stamps (11/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- With more Americans going hungry than ever before, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is concerned that dozens of states aren't adequately administering food stamp programs Several states have taken steps that have been "problematic and resulted in a more complex and difficult enrollment process," according to a letter from the USDA to state administrators, which was obtained by The Associated Press. ...
Goodbye jobs, hello mom and dad, say young adults (11/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- Faced with limited job options, many young adults are turning to an old standby to weather the recession: moving back in with mom and dad. Nearly 1 in 7 parents with grown children say they had a "boomerang kid" move back home in the past year, according to a study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. ...
More people giving Christmas gifts to pets (11/25/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Dogs across the country can expect some bone-shaped presents under the Christmas tree this year. An Associated Press-Petside.com poll shows 52 percent of pet owners plan to buy their animals a holiday gift -- up from 43 percent last year...
Sparkling reindeer-dung jewelry sells at Illinois zoo (11/25/09)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Sparkly reindeer-dung necklaces are going on sale at an Illinois zoo that hopes to attract the same holiday shoppers who swept up its dung Christmas ornaments last year. The limited-edition Magical Reindeer Gem necklaces will debut Friday at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington...
CDC warns: Holiday could bring more swine flu (11/25/09)
ATLANTA -- Let us give thanks -- and pass the Purell. Your family might be sharing more than turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. Swine flu may also be on the table -- and at crowded airports and shopping malls. Just as the pandemic seems to be waning around the country, some health officials are worried that holiday gatherings could lead to more infections. So the government has launched a new travel-health campaign...
Key scientist says politics behind stolen e-mails (11/25/09)
BOULDER, Colo. -- A leading climate change scientist said hackers breaking into a university's computer server and then posting documents online show the nasty politics of global warming. Kevin Trenberth, head of the climate analysis section of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, said the hackers' intentions may have been to influence discussions in an upcoming global climate change summit in Denmark...
Jordanian faces June trial in alleged Dallas plot (11/25/09)
DALLAS -- A Jordanian man charged with trying to blow up a Dallas skyscraper with what he thought was a car bomb will go on trial next summer. A federal judge has moved Hosam Smadi's trial to June 7. Authorities allege Smadi parked a truck in a garage beneath a the downtown office tower in September. ...
Leaders of Pentagon probe come to Fort Hood (11/25/09)
FORT HOOD, Texas -- Former top Pentagon officials investigating the attack at a Texas Army post have visited the site of the shootings and a military hospital. Former Army secretary Togo West and former Navy chief Vernon Clark were appointed to lead the 45-day review after the Nov. 5 shooting spree at Fort Hood that left 13 dead...
2 plead guilty in Calif. freeway shootings (11/25/09)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Two men have pleaded guilty to shooting high-powered pellet guns at dozens of cars on San Francisco Bay area freeways. They were charged in at least 45 shootings on Interstate 680 in Fremont, Calif., and nine other shootings on Interstate 880. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Trent Cross says most of the cars just had glass broken, but one passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a pellet became lodged in his stomach...
Palin tour stops in Florida town that feted her in 2008 (11/25/09)
THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- Sarah Palin, who says the 2012 presidential election isn't on her radar, took her "Going Rogue" book tour to the biggest of the battleground states Tuesday, including a stop in the retirement community where tens of thousands of people gave her star treatment in the 2008 presidential election...
Three generations of Wyeth paintings to be sold in NYC (11/25/09)
NEW YORK -- Three generations of Wyeth artworks will be auctioned next month, including 14 original oil canvases by N.C. Wyeth that were used to lavishly illustrate the classic adventure tale of "Robinson Crusoe." The Dec. 2 sale at Christie's also includes works by N.C. Wyeth's son, Andrew, and grandson, Jamie...
Ohio zoo's lion cubs make debut (11/25/09)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio zoo is ready to show off its newest additions -- a trio of lion cubs. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said that beginning Tuesday, Kitambi and his two sisters, Adia and Mekita, were allowed to roam in an outdoor habitat...
Shuttle, station crews seal hatches for departure (11/25/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After nearly a week together, the crews of shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station said goodbye Tuesday and closed the hatches between them. Atlantis will undock from the space station before dawn today. Astronaut Nicole Stott, leaving the station after three months, called for a "group hug" with her five former roommates. ...
China moves to protect pandas from swine flu (11/25/09)
BEIJING -- A panda research center in northwestern China has been closed to visitors as a precaution to protect the endangered species from catching swine flu, state media reported Tuesday. It is not known if pandas can catch swine flu, but there have been reports from veterinary and federal officials in the United States of cats and ferrets catching the disease...
New blackout hits Rio's glitzy beach neighborhoods (11/25/09)
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro's posh beach neighborhoods lost power for hours in sweltering summer weather Tuesday, prompting restaurants to toss out spoiled food and business owners to send employees home. The outage came two weeks after a massive blackout left more than 60 million people in the dark and raised questions about the nation's ability to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio...
U.N. wants men to help end violence against women (11/25/09)
UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a Network of Men Leaders on Tuesday to act as role models in the global campaign to end the "pandemic" of violence against women. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said it is unacceptable that about 70 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual violence from men -- "the majority from their husbands, intimate partners or someone they know."...
ND's Young signs letter with Tennessee-Martin (11/25/09)
Notre Dame senior Colton Young signed a letter of intent recently to play baseball at OVC member Tennessee-Martin. Young played a key role in Notre Dame winning the Class 3 state championship in 2009. He compiled an 11-0 record on the mound for the Bulldogs, who finished with a 29-1 record. He struck out 98 batters in 71 1/3 innings and posted a 0.79 ERA. He helped Notre Dame into the title game as he pitched a complete game in a 5-1 victory over Harrisonville in the Class 3 semifinals...
Late drought dooms Redhawks (11/25/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team did plenty of things right in coming close to its second straight win. But Eastern Michigan proved too tough down the stretch Tuesday night as the Eagles escaped the Show Me Center with an 86-76 victory...
Indiana St. crushes Southeast women (11/25/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team suffered its second straight lopsided loss on the road to a Missouri Valley Conference squad. Indiana State did the honors Tuesday night, crushing the Redhawks 72-28 in Terre Haute, Ind. That came after Southeast was trounced 72-46 Saturday at Missouri State...
Redhawks make second all-OVC team and newcomer squad (11/25/09)
Southeast Missouri State failed to produce a first-team selection on the all-Ohio Valley Conference football squads announced Tuesday. The Redhawks were represented by senior punter Doug Spada on the second team and junior linebacker Justin Woodlief on the all-newcomer squad. Voting was done by the league's coaches and sports information directors...
Area digest11/25/09 (11/25/09)
Susan Beth Scott of the Gator Swim Team will compete in the IPC World Short Course Championships that begin today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Scott, 17, was a bronze medalist at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. She will compete in four individual events and may also compete in the relays. The meet runs through Dec. 7...
It's unanimous: Pujols wins third MVP (11/25/09)
NEW YORK -- Albert Pujols' third National League MVP award put him in select company. Only Barry Bonds has more. "I'm just humbled," Pujols said. Pujols won unanimously Tuesday, becoming the first player to repeat since Bonds won four in a row from 2001 to 2004. Pujols, who also won in 2005, received all 32 first-place votes and 448 points in balloting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He became the first unanimous MVP since Bonds in 2002...
MU's English excels again in tournament (11/25/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri guard Kim English must have thought his career-high 25-point total Sunday was a little low. The sophomore nearly matched that mark in the first half Tuesday against Chattanooga. English scored 21 of his new career-high 26 in the opening half as Missouri rolled to a 99-56 victory over Chattanooga in the second round of the South Padre Island Invitational...
Stafford seals status as franchise quarterback for Lions (11/25/09)
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Matthew Stafford sat at his locker, answering and dodging questions about his sore shoulder. The Detroit Lions quarterback then took off his jersey and displayed a sense of humor. "Look at that," Stafford joked. He will have to do more than raise his dislocated left shoulder and throwing arm to get clearance for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers...
Profitable MU athletics department will return annual subsidy to campus (11/25/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Growing profits from college athletics could mean more money for the rest of the University of Missouri's cash-strapped Columbia campus. The school's Athletics Department will gradually return its annual $1.5 million subsidy for construction projects debt to the overall campus budget over the next several years...
Last-minute additions to Thanksgiving traditions (11/25/09)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Most of us already have our menu planned, groceries purchased and cooking has begun. However, I just could not pass up the opportunity to share a few of my favorites with you to be used for Thanksgiving. Clip these out and file them away for next year and plan early to add these to your annual traditions. Maybe they will become a tradition as well. I hope you have a wonderful day spending time with those you love and hold dear to you...
First facts: How the meal was really served (11/25/09)
Mark Twain referred to Thanksgiving Day as "a function which originated in New England two or three centuries ago when those people recognized that they really had something to be thankful for -- annually, not oftener -- if they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, during the previous twelve months instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians."...
Paula Deen accidentally hit with ham (11/25/09)
ATLANTA -- Celebrity chef Paula Deen got an unexpected serving of ham -- across her face. The Food Network star was helping unload 25,000 pounds of donated meat for an Atlanta food bank Monday when someone threw one of the hams like a football and accidentally smacked her...
Margaret Burnett (11/25/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Margaret Burnett, 91, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Friday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel...
Marie Blumenberg (11/25/09)
Marie E. Blumenberg, 88, of Whitewater passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 15, 1921, near Allenville, daughter of Henry and Sophie Voss Muster. She and Nelson Blumenberg were married Feb. 26, 1949, in Gordonville. He passed away in July 1964...
Ruth Jauch (11/25/09)
Ruth Mae Jauch, 94, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 11, 1915, near Advance, Mo., daughter of the late James Wesley and Lillie Myrtle Goff Steward. In 1930 she married Theodore R. Rogers, and in 1940 she married Lester Roy "L.R." Teets. On Oct. 18, 1948, she and Luther Martin Jauch were married. He preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1978...
Andrew Ruffin (11/25/09)
Andrew Ruffin, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at his home. He was born Feb, 19, 1942, in Twist, Ark., son of James Henry and Georgia Elizabeth Clark Ruffin. He and Viola Hull were married in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Ruffin was employed by the city of Cape Girardeau as a truck driver for the sanitation dept...
Angela Kramer (11/25/09)
ARNOLD, Mo. -- Angela L. Kramer (nee England) fell asleep in Jesus on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, after a long battle against autoimmune diseases. Beloved wife of 47 years to Lawrence Kramer; beloved mother of Scott (Tanya) Kramer, Tracey (Dave) Schenewerk and Kimberly Kramer; dear sister of Manuela (Cookie) Huber and Arthur (Nessa) England II and of the late Marcia Beckett; beloved daughter of the late Arthur and Juanita (nee Parrish) England; dear grandmother of Danielle Massing, Jake Schenewerk, Luke and Riley Kramer; great-grandmother of Gabrielle Massing; special significant family friend of Sue Browne; dear niece of Polly (the late Marvin) Trautman and Rosalie (the late Bud) Morrow; our dear aunt, great-aunt, sister-in-law and special friend to many.. ...
Ida Hairston (11/25/09)
Ida Lee Hairston, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1925, in Columbus, Miss., to Isaac Henry and Janie Shields. She and Jack Hairston were married at Columbus. He preceded her in death...
Births 11/25/09 (11/25/09)
*** Kern; *** Belmar; *** Lewis; *** Smith; *** Krolak; *** Borst; *** Robinson; *** Matty; *** Smith; *** Malone
Police report 11/25/09 (11/25/09)
DWI; Theft
Fire report 11/25/09 (11/25/09)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Out of the past 11/25/09 (11/25/09)
A flagpole and memorial were recently dedicated at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church by the United Methodist Men in memory of two deceased members, Jim Sidener, who was killed in an airplane crash in June 1983, and Weldon Ruebel, a Vietnam veteran...
Correction 11/25/09 (11/25/09)
n The "Hidden Treasure" story in Tuesday's edition should have said that the Ozark Opry is on Bill Beussink's property. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Jackson's plan (11/25/09)
Predicting what Jackson's priorities will be 10 years from now isn't an exact science. But officials and residents have spent the past year considering what needs the most attention in the city's comprehensive plan, a document that is intended to guide decisions related to services and development as Jackson continues to grow...
Speak Out 11/25/09 (11/25/09)
*** Sports tests; *** Economic forecasting; *** Religion in school; *** Texting both ways
Prayer 11/25/09 (11/25/09)
For caring friends and neighbors who share their lives, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
A Tiring Time: Iron Infusion Therapy Helps Woman Overcome Anemia (11/25/09)
Cherlene Mixon had no energy. Even the simplest household chores exhausted her. "I just kept feeling tired and weak," the Charleston, Mo., woman recalls. She went to her local doctor who prescribed iron pills. But the pills didn't help. "I was still tired. It took me all day to do three loads of laundry. All I wanted to do was sit," she says. A trip to the grocery store was an exhausting ordeal...
PRESS RELEASE: Cannabis Legalization Is Part of Potts' Economic Transformation Plan (11/25/09)
Midge Potts for Congress Contact: Midge Potts Midge_Potts_US_Senate@MySpace.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25th, 2009 Third Element of Economic Transformation Plan Revealed By Senate Candidate Potts Says She Would Submit Bill in US Senate to Allow Farmers to Grow Cannabis...
Would be THANKFUL for a Home! (11/25/09)
Chocolate is a 4 year old Akita mix. She is very sweet! Chocolate would be so thankful to have a home by Thanksgiving! She is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
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