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Provost candidate Rosati says Southeast financially "much stronger" than other institutions (12/04/09)
Dr. Ronald Rosati said tough financial times are ahead for Southeast Missouri State University but the situation is worse across the country. "Financially, this institution is much stronger than many others," he said during a Friday afternoon discussion with about 20 faculty and staff...
Bollinger County man in hospital after accidentally shooting self (12/04/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A Bollinger County resident is in the hospital after accidentally shooting himself Thursday evening. Bollinger County Sheriff Leo McElrath said that Ronnie Burton, 57, who lives near Scopus, was in surgery Friday morning after a .45-caliber gun he carries in a belt holster discharged accidentally. ...
Scott City poker tournament to raise funds for amphitheater project Saturday (12/04/09)
People organizing a Saturday Texas hold'em tournament fundraiser in Scott City hope to raise around $1,000 for an amphitheater to match money collected so far. A cluster of people and groups including the Scott City mayor, the Scott City Parks Board, local musicians and area businesses support a city amphitheater on which construction could begin by spring 2012, said Paul Shock, who is hosting the tournament at his Scott City bar, Schock's Pub...
Family members hold benefit Saturday for Jamie and Derrick Orman (12/04/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Family members of Derrick and Jamie Orman are holding a benefit Saturday in Perryville. Derrick Orman, 15, and his mother Jamie Orman, 30, were killed Oct. 27 in Cape Girardeau. Derrick Orman was a sophomore at Perryville High School. ...
Kelso School District preparing ballot measure to fund new school (12/04/09)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Eight distinction awards hang in frames above the classroom doors just inside the entrance of the Kelso School. The award, given by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is based on Missouri Assessment Program testing. ...
Three from Sikeston injured in crash Thursday (12/04/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. - A Sikeston woman was seriously injured and two Sikeston men sustained moderate injuries in a crash Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred around 4 p.m. at US 60 and Route FF, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. A 1994 Lincoln driven by Gorman K. Hartlein, 87, was attempting to cross US 60, failed to yield and was struck by a 1987 Jeep driven by Kenneth N. Haynes, 56...
Jackson home damaged by early morning fire (12/04/09)
Jackson and Cape Girardeau firefighters battled an electrical fire for an hour-and-a-half at 2020 Bainbridge Road in Jackson this morning. According to Jackson firefighter Ryan Davie crews were called to the scene around 5:30 a.m. and had the fire under control shortly before 7 a.m. The homeowners were inside the residence but were not injured...
Missouri Special Olympics outdoor championships coming to Cape Girardeau (12/04/09)
Special Olympics officials announced Thursday that the next four-year block of State Outdoor Championships will be held in Cape Girardeau.
County offices to re-evaluate 2010 budget requests (12/04/09)
Cape Girardeau County offices and departments will have to re-evaluate expenditures in their budget requests to balance the 2010 budget. While a specific dollar amount to be cut was not given during Thursday's Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting, the adjustments must be made before the final budget hearing Dec. 17...
Log truck overturns near Millersville (12/04/09)
Logs sprawl across a field west of Millersville along Highway 72 Thursday morning after Bobby Gipson lost control of his truck on a curve while headed to Scott City. Gipson suffered minor injuries.
Cape Girardeau downtown, Jackson uptown host special Christmas shopping events (12/04/09)
Santa Claus, caroling, hot apple cider and carriage rides are among the plans for the Cape Girardeau and Jackson Christmas open houses this weekend.
Two Cape Girardeau women appear in federal court on drug charges (12/04/09)
A Cape Girardeau woman was sentenced to four years in federal prison Thursday on a felony drug charge. Amie Marie Graham, 36, was sentnced before U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. on one count of conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, according to a news release from acting Federal Prosecutor Michael Reap's office...
Provost candidate calls for broad approach to budget issues, expanded graduate studies (12/04/09)
Dr. Thomas Erekson said answers to the anticipated budget issues for faculty and staff at Southeast Missouri State University will require a broad approach.
Roadwork, lane reductions to continue on I-55 in Perry, Cape Girardeau counties (12/04/09)
Interstate 55 will be reduced to one lane on both the northbound and southbound side today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews repair pavement. Work began at 9 a.m. Thursday and will continue through 4 p.m. today. The work is taking place from the Perry/Ste. Genevieve county line to Route M and from Route BB to Route KK in Cape Girardeau County.
Wednesday evening fire damages Jackson home (12/04/09)
A fire Wednesday night damaged a Jackson home, but its owners escaped unharmed. The fire occurred began in the garage at 405 Morgan St., according to Jackson firefighter Andrew Juden. Jackson firefighters arrived on the scene around 6:30 p.m. and extinguished the fire by 7:30 p.m. Most of the damage was limited to the garage and attic. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Kennett mayor commends police department for actions during Ellis trial (12/04/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- During the Kennett City Council meeting on Tuesday, Mayor Roger Wheeler Sr. read a self-written letter commending the Kennett Police Department for their work in recent weeks while being scrutinized by national media. "I want to commend all of you for your professional service over the recent weeks," Wheeler said...
Homeowners prepare for LFCS Holiday Home Tour (12/04/09)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com Dan Penrod looks to his wife Terri for confirmation on where to hang a wreath Tuesday while preparing for the Lutheran Family and Children Services Holiday Home Tour in Cape Girardeau. The tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at six homes in Cape Girardeau.
Siblings would appreciate drawing materials; woman needs bedding (12/04/09)
Melinda, 6, and her 7-year-old brother and could use drawing materials, paper, crayons and colored pencils. Mom works, but having a single income will make Christmas meager. She said they love reading and would like age-appropriate books, puzzles and board games...
Teacher acquitted in assault may get license back (12/04/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A former Springfield high school teacher who was acquitted of assaulting a female student has reached a tentative deal that could allow him back into teaching. Jeremy Anderson, who taught at Glendale High School, was acquitted in March of assault charges after a 15-year-old student filed a complaint...
Bills propose total ban on texting while driving (12/04/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- First Missouri's youngest drivers were told to quit sending cell phone text messages, and now lawmakers are going after everybody else. Lawmakers have filed several bills for the 2010 session that would extend a ban on texting while driving to all motorists. This year, the legislature barred just those 21 years old and younger from sending electronic messages...
1 Asian carp found in Ill. fish kill (12/04/09)
LOCKPORT, Ill. -- Wildlife officials discovered a single Asian carp Thursday in a canal leading to Lake Michigan, the nearest the destructive species has come to the Great Lakes, Illinois environmental officials said. Environmentalists fear that if the giant Asian carp reaches the lakes it could starve out native fish species and devastate fishing...
At forum, Obama solicits ideas to stop job losses (12/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama kicked off a White House jobs forum on Thursday by saying he's "open to every demonstrably good idea" to reverse the worst job losses in the U.S. in decades. But Obama said the government's resources are limited and that growth ultimately must come from the private sector...
'Elf' jailed over dynamite hoax on Georgia mall Santa (12/04/09)
MORROW, Ga. -- A man dressed as an elf was jailed after police in Georgia said he told a mall Santa that he was carrying dynamite. Police say Southlake Mall in suburban Atlanta was evacuated but that no explosives were found. Morrow police arrested 45-year-old William C. Caldwell III, who was being held without bond Thursday in the Clayton County jail. He was not part of the mall's Christmas staff...
Bank of America TARP repayment puts pressure on Citi, Wells Fargo (12/04/09)
NEW YORK -- Bank of America's surprise move to pay back $45 billion in federal bailout money ratchets up pressure on rivals Wells Fargo and Citigroup to get out from under the government's thumb. But many banks, including Citi and Wells Fargo, still face big losses on loans as people fall behind on bills -- losses that could further erode their capital and put them in danger...
Afghan president praises Obama's deadline for troop withdrawal (12/04/09)
KABUL -- President Hamid Karzai put a brave face Thursday on President Barack Obama's decision to start pulling out troops in mid-2011, saying in his first public response that it will push Afghans to take control of their destiny. But he blamed the United States for stalling peace overtures in the past and offered to talk directly with the Taliban's top leader...
India unveils target to slow carbon dioxide emissions (12/04/09)
NEW DELHI -- India will significantly slow the growth of its climate-warming carbon dioxide emissions over the next decade as its economy keeps expanding, an official said Thursday ahead of world climate change talks. However, the developing country will not accept a binding emissions reduction target, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said...
Bridge over River Thames sold for 1 million pounds (12/04/09)
LONDON -- A toll bridge built in 1769 across the River Thames sold for more than 1 million pounds ($1.66 million) at an auction Thursday. The Swinford bridge brings in about 190,000 pounds ($320,000) in toll payments from about 4 million vehicle crossings a year...
Notre Dame wrestlers get first taste of mat at program's inaugural meet (12/04/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Bulldogs were truly pups Thursday night at the Sikeston Fieldhouse. In a double dual against Dexter and Sikeston, the Notre Dame wrestling program made its official debut. The Bulldogs, being led by former longtime Sikeston coach Marc Stevener, lost both duals but demonstrated they are a program with vast potential...
High school roundup: Scott County advances to title game (12/04/09)
All the high school scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Oak Ridge beats Perryville 63-52 at Woodland boys basketball tourney (12/04/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Oak Ridge Blue Jays could not have asked for a better start to Thursday's semifinal match up against Perryville in the Woodland Invitational. In a game of multiple big runs, the Blue Jays (2-0) held on to beat the Pirates 63-52 to advance to tonight's championship in the boys basketball tournament. The Blue Jays will face Meadow Heights at 8 p.m. today for the title...
Southeast men's upset bid falls short in overtime (12/04/09)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team narrowly missed out on a major upset in Thursday night's Ohio Valley Conference opener. But even in defeat, the Redhawks showed that they might not be the pushover that the rest of the league likely envisioned...
Slow start buries Southeast women (12/04/09)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Take away Thursday's first nine minutes and the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team might have been in business. But that opening time frame was all it took for host Austin Peay to build an 18-point lead in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both squads...
Scott wins silver at swimming meet in Rio (12/04/09)
Cape Girardeau's Susan Beth Scott continued to collect hardware at the IPC Short Course World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Scott, 17, captured the silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle Thursday. She touched the wall in 29.44 seconds. The silver medal is her fourth at the meet. She won a gold medal in the 400 freestyle and bronzes in the 200 individual medley and 400 freestyle relay...
Jason Brown back day after first missed practice (12/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- No matter how sorry the St. Louis Rams' season, Jason Brown wants the team to know they can always count on him. Not just on game day, either. Brown expects to make his 56th consecutive start Sunday at Chicago, a nice, long run. Even more impressive: He'd never missed a practice during his six-year career until Wednesday, when he was held out as a precaution with a sprained right knee...
Freshman RB leads Oregon to berth in Rose Bowl (12/04/09)
EUGENE, Ore. -- Redshirt freshman LaMichael James ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns Thursday night to send No. 7 Oregon to the Rose Bowl with a 37-33 victory over No. 13 Oregon State in the Civil War. Oregon (10-2, 8-1) also claimed the Pac-10 championship with the victory, ending USC's seven-season hold on the title. The Ducks, who have not been to the Rose Bowl since 1995, will face Ohio State in Pasadena on New Year's Day...
News conference with alleged Woods mistress canceled (12/04/09)
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- A potentially explosive news conference with an alleged mistress was canceled Thursday and more details trickled out about the car accident that started all the trouble for Tiger Woods. The news conference in Los Angeles for Rachel Uchitel, the woman who denied a tabloid report about an affair with Woods, was canceled about an hour before it was to begin...
Jayhawks coach Mangino resigns (12/04/09)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas coach Mark Mangino resigned Thursday in the wake of an investigation into his treatment of his players, stepping down just two years after leading the Jayhawks to the greatest season in their checkered football history...
Polanco and Phillies agree to $18 million 3-year contract (12/04/09)
PHILADELPHIA -- Placido Polanco is putting aside his Gold Glove and switching positions to have a chance at winning a championship. Polanco returned to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, agreeing to an $18 million, three-year contract. The 34-year-old free agent won Gold Gloves at second base for the Detroit Tigers in 2007 and this year, but will shift to third base, which hasn't been his primary position since 2002. ...
Jets overcome injury to Sanchez to beat Bills (12/04/09)
TORONTO -- Mark Sanchez threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards before hurting his right knee, and the New York Jets' defense finished the job in a 19-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. Sanchez went 7 of 15 for 104 yards and a 13-yard scoring strike to Edwards that put the Jets up 16-10 late in the first half. But the rookie first-round pick was knocked out of the game when he injured his knee diving headfirst on an 8-yard run early in the third quarter...
Noble fruitcake: A few facts you need to know (12/04/09)
The noble fruitcake -- called "manna" in Exodus -- is enduring yet another year of sourpuss comments and jokes. But it will survive, just as it has since its beginnings in ancient Rome. Or ancient Egypt. Take your pick. Both claims are questionable anyway. I say the first fruitcake came from Eve's very own oven...
Players & playing (12/04/09)
November seemed like it was missing something. Look no further; I've figured it out. The River City Players canceled its third and last play of the 2009 season. Apparently the flu took its toll on the handshake and the Players' holiday cast. The director cited illnesses and sparse practice attendance for calling off "Sorry, Wrong Chimney."...
The picture tells the story: Newspaper's photos on display at arts council (12/04/09)
The daily newspaper serves as a slice of life. It paints a picture of daily life, but rarely is it preserved by individuals for future generations to see. The December art exhibition in the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will put decades of Southeast Missourian images in a central location to provide patrons the chance to see important events and impressions of life in Southeast Missouri over the years...
Local group John D. Hale Band opens for Josh Turner at Show Me Center (12/04/09)
Country music acts aren't rare at the Show Me Center. The venue has hosted big concerts in the past, including Reba McEntire, George Strait and Tim McGraw. But on Saturday, the Show Me Center will host a local group working hard to share its music with the world...
Tom Petty talks about compiling a four-disc "Live Anthology" (12/04/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Tom Petty has grown up, but not too much. The 59-year-old spent a year going through thousands of hours of live concert recordings covering Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' tours across three decades. The result is "The Live Anthology" -- not a greatest hits album, but a multiple-disc set. There are no overdubs, and the notorious perfectionist can now see why his hard-driven mates were "a good little rock 'n' roll band."...
Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra performs McCartney's 'Behold My Heart' (12/04/09)
The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will accompany the Southeast Choral Union and the University Choir to bring a River Campus audience an award-winning classical musical medley called "Behold My Heart," written by Sir Paul McCartney. The piece, also known in Latin as "Ecce Cor Meum," has gained international fame since its release in 2006, selling out performances and winning the title "Best Classical Album of the Year" after its 2007 release. The orchestra will perform the piece Tuesday...
ARTifacts 12/4/09 (12/04/09)
Arts and entertainment briefs
Walters unveils year's most fascinating people (12/04/09)
NEW YORK -- Michael Jackson's children are among Barbara Walters' most fascinating people of the year. ABC says Walters' upcoming special, "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009," will include a profile of the late King of Pop's kids: Paris, Prince Michael and Prince Michael II (known as Blanket)...
First Friday receptions 12/04/09 (12/04/09)
Galleries open for First Friday
Joe Post (12/04/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Joe A. Post, 50, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Ill. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Monday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Geoffery Bond officiating...
Clyde Glastetter (12/04/09)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Clyde Raymond Glastetter, 80, of New Hamburg died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 28, 1928, in New Hamburg, to Edward "Shorty" and Colletta Glaus Glastetter. He and Shirley Holtkamp were married Feb. 20, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2010...
Dr. Dudley Ruopp (12/04/09)
Dr. Dudley G. Ruopp, 92, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born April 10, 1917, in New York, N.Y., to John and Jane Long Ruopp. Dr. Ruopp was married to Imelda Carron on Jan. 13, 1946, at Bloomsdale, Mo. She preceded him in death March 21, 2009...
Births 12/4/09 (12/04/09)
Son to David Anthony and Crystal Dawn Seals of Olive Branch, Ill., Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:37 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. Name, Billy Joe. Weight, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. First child. Mrs. Seals is the former Crystal White, daughter of Billy and Cindy White and Kenneth and the late Rebecca Behm, all of Olive Branch. ...
Fire report 12/4/09 (12/04/09)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police report 12/4/09 (12/04/09)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Out of the past 12/4/09 (12/04/09)
An advisory board has been selected by Cape Girardeau County sheriff-elect Dwight Thomas to help him screen sheriff's deputy applicants; named to the board were Stone Manes, Pat Donaldson, Dr. Robert Briner, Dr. Mike Brown and Cape Girardeau County prosecutor Larry Ferrell...
Corrections 12/4/09 (12/04/09)
According to the Jackson Police Department, a summons issued to Kaytee L. Pierce for operating a motor vehicle without a license has been retracted. The summons was listed in the police report that was published Nov. 27.
... and First Friday (12/04/09)
First Fridays in downtown Cape Girardeau offer plenty to do. Today there are two events we'd like to call to your attention. The first is the opening, at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's Gallery 100 and Lorimier Gallery, of the Southeast Missourian Photojournalism Exhibit featuring more than 60 photographs taken by the newspaper's photographers over the past few decades. ...
Cape hospitality ... (12/04/09)
Arts and crafts sales the week before Thanksgiving have become a tradition in Cape Girardeau, with dozens of vendors setting up shop and featuring a splendid array of gift items. Also on display at this year's extravaganza at the Osage Community Centre was the heartfelt generosity of our community when one of the vendors had her sales receipts stolen...
Legislation is misleading (12/04/09)
Health care reform legislation is not really about your health. It is merely a tool by which government is going to take over a large share of the national economy, even more so than it already has. It is another form of taxation and monetary redistribution...
McCaskill fails at quid pro quo (12/04/09)
The recent health care vote in the U.S. Senate was as disgusting as it was shameless. In the process, Missouri got hosed by the vote of Sen. Claire McCaskill, but we didn't even get kissed. Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, no stranger to the ways of business conducted in that state, showed her true colors when she sold her vote for a mere $300 million. In the process, she proved what kind of woman she was, and all that was left to negotiate was the price...
Speak Out 12/4/09 (12/04/09)
I am physically challenged and middle-aged but still want the dignity of work. I want to work, but now that I'm older, I can't work as much as I once could or as hard. WHY do people insist on calling turkey, after Thanksgiving, "leftover turkey"? Isn't it still turkey? Doesn't it still taste the same? You psyche yourself out by saying "leftover" instead of saying "We're going to have turkey."...
Prayer 12/4/09 (12/04/09)
For all our errors in thought, word and deed, forgive us with your mercy, O God. Amen.
American Indian Visits Millersville Attendance Center (12/04/09)
Millersville students journeyed back in history with Mr. Bob (PaPa) Shultz on Monday, November 20. Mr. Shultz brought his collection of American Indian artifacts and talked to the students about the Indian's way of life and explained how different tools and weapons were used. The students had a chance to grind corn and crack nuts using the stones Mr. Shultz brought with him...
Cape Central students selected for prestigious All-State Choir (12/04/09)
Cape Central High School Seniors Jace Walz and Quitman McBride III have been named to the prestigious Missouri All-State Choir for 2010. They will travel to Osage, Missouri to perform with the nationally-known choir in January at the MMEA Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort...
$1500 Christmas Giveaway (12/04/09)
Tis the season to be jolly! At Perryville Discount Furniture in Perryville Mo they are haveing a contest for a family that deserves New Furniture for Christmas! $1500 worth of New Furniture to be exact! All you have to do is go online to www.perryvillediscountfurniture.com to enter! You can enter by text or you can enter with a YouTube Video! Its a real easy way to help make someones Christmas dream come true! with these hard economic times alot of families can not afford New furniture, so at Perryville Discount Furniture they want to help make someone's dreams come true!. ...
Tickets Still Available For Pops Concert (12/04/09)
There are still some tickets available for the Heartland Pops Chorus and Musicians' 2009 Christmas Show this Monday, Dec. 7 at 7:15P.M. at Academic Hall. Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased at the door or at Shivelbein's Music. Children under three are free. ...
Carols, Candlelight & Communion (12/04/09)
A multimedia worship experience presented by the Wesley Choir, directed by Mrs. Carmen Winders. Saturday, December 12th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 13 at 10:15 a.m. Admission: Free--Bring canned food items for the Jackson Food Pantry. Join us for a time of refreshment and fellowship following the performance...
Chris Buehrle (12/04/09)
Check out the NARS web site. Chris was born in Cape and is the owner of NARSl He opened a branch of NARS in Cape and gave many residents a job. Chris is the kind of boss we all wish we had. He cares about the quality of life of his employees and their families. Chris learned how the business world works from his father and grandfather, who were salesmen...
Pre-Med Students Deliver Toys to Southeast Missouri Hospital Pediatrics Unit (12/04/09)
Pre-Med students, members of the Student Medical Society at Southeast Missouri State University, delivered Christmas presents on Thursday, Dec. 3, for children in the Southeast Missouri Hospital Pediatrics Unit. Pictured from left, front row: Sarah Kapala and Veronica Schnabel; back row: Pediatrics nurse Jeanne Essner, RN; Svetlana Taylor, Niki Tomlinson and Nora Glasser...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (12/04/09)
Rudolph is an 8 week old kitten. He is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO, 573-334-5837. See more pets available for adoption at www.semopets.org
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