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Undercover operation leads to arrests of Perryville residents (12/18/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. - An undercover operation has led to the arrest of three Perryville residents on drug charges. According to Perry County Sheriff Gary J. Schaaf, Michael J. Wood, 34, Jamie A. Zeigler, 32, and Gayle A. Morse, 42, are charged with Class B felony for distribution, delivery, manufacturing and producing a controlled substance...
Miner looking to make amends with Sikeston (12/18/09)
MINER -- The city of Miner will send Sikeston officials a letter to see if the broken relationship between the neighboring cities can be mended. The Miner Board of Aldermen made the decision to send the letter during the regular monthly meeting Thursday after hearing from several Miner business owners who say their businesses will suffer by not being included in Sikeston's local vendor preference policy...
Regents say Southeast should revisit strategic plan in light of budget cuts (12/18/09)
In light of nearly $8 million in budget cuts, Southeast Missouri State University should re-evaluate its goals, according to members of the university's board of regents.
Southeast names Rosati new provost (12/18/09)
Despite significant cuts in the university's budget, Southeast Missouri State University's new provost said the institution will grow.
680 students to graduate from Southeast this weekend (12/18/09)
After five and a half years and two pauses in his college education, Tyson Glaser will graduate Saturday from Southeast Missouri State University. "It's been a long time coming," he said. A 2004 graduate of Kelly High School, he will be one of 680 students to graduate from Southeast. His college career was suspended for a 10-month deployment to Iraq in 2007...
Cape County commissioners OK preliminary 2010 budget (12/18/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission approved a reduced preliminary 2010 budget during its meeting Thursday night. A final budget will be voted on during the commission's Jan. 7 nighttime meeting. Two other nighttime meetings are scheduled for Feb. 4 and March 4...
Oral arguments set in Purcell Sunshine lawsuit (12/18/09)
The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Feb. 24 in Cape Girardeau County District 2 Commissioner Jay Purcell's Sunshine Law appeal. The high court on Tuesday set the date for attorneys J.P. Clubb, representing Purcell, and Tom Ludwig, representing the county, to explain their versions of the dispute over whether the commission exceeded its authority to close meetings on April 17, 2008. ...
Scott City man pleads not guilty to child molestation charges (12/18/09)
A Scott City man charged with five counts of child molestation from a case over a decade ago has pleaded not guilty to the crime. Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd last week filed five felony and five misdemeanor charges against 56-year-old David Dubs. He is accused of molesting a girl 13 years ago. The investigation revealed the incidents allegedly started when the girl was 11 years old and continued until she was 15...
Dunklin County man charged with child abuse after allegedly breaking infant's leg (12/18/09)
A Dunklin County man is in jail charged with assaulting and abusing an infant as he changed her diaper. David Kimball Jr., 22, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault and child abuse. According to police, Kimball broke the child's right leg as he changed her diaper on Sept. ...
Craftsman Independent Union Local No. 1 prepares food boxes for the needy (12/18/09)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com
Portageville police investigating string of suspicious fires (12/18/09)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. - A series of fires is under investigation by the Portageville Police Department. Portageville police chief Ronnie Adams described the blazes as "suspicious" in nature. He noted none of the buildings had electrical service and the cause of the blazes has yet to be determined...
Don Dickerson honored with bust, commons at River Campus (12/18/09)
KIT DOYLE ~ kdoyle@semissourian.com Regent emeritus Don Dickerson speaks following the unveiling of his bust, left, during a luncheon Thursday, December 17, 2009, at the River Campus. A commons linking the new and historic sections of the River Campus was named after Dickerson....
Official: Mo. 'lucky' only 11 died of swine flu (12/18/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri has been "incredibly lucky" that only 11 of an estimated 10,000 U.S. deaths from swine flu are attributed to residents of the state, a health official said. Missouri reported the first two swine flu deaths in the state but has since stopped issuing news releases each time someone dies of the disease or noting the deaths in its weekly flu report, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services spokesman Kit Wagar told the St. ...
Five percent of Mo. jobs tied to 'green' economy (12/18/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri economic development officials say nearly 5 percent of the state's work force has ties to so-called "green" jobs. The Department of Economic Development reported Thursday that it found 130,000 positions statewide are tied to the "green" economy. The study was Missouri's first to focus on these types of jobs and covered energy production, manufacturing, farming, building, waste management and government...
States ranked from happiest to least cheerful (12/18/09)
A new study found that people who report more satisfaction with their lives live in states that score well on things like good schools, low crime and short commuting time, perhaps a first objective look at why some states are happier than others. The state-by-state list, from happiest to least cheery:...
More meals at home boosting General Mills earnings (12/18/09)
MILWAUKEE -- Cereal for dinner? It's a tough reality for some cash-strapped people. Rising popularity of cereal among those looking for a cheap meal combined with plunging ingredient costs to boost the second-quarter profit of Cheerios maker General Mills Inc. 50 percent...
Users of medical marijuana can get more than brownies now (12/18/09)
DENVER -- Any slacker living over his parents' garage can make pot brownies. Gourmet chefs are taking the art of cooking with marijuana to a higher level. In Denver, a new medical-marijuana shop called Ganja Gourmet serves cannabis-infused specialties such as pizza, hummus and lasagna. Across town in the Mile-High City, a Caribbean restaurant plans to offer classes on how to make multicourse meals with pot in every dish...
N.C. judge: Freedom of worship trumps restriction on sex offenders (12/18/09)
PITTSBORO, N.C. -- A judge has ruled that a North Carolina law limiting sex offenders' ability to worship is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour ruled Thursday that two parts of the law aimed at protecting children from child molesters are too vague and broad...
Notre Dame girls strike early, defeat Jackson 59-33 (12/18/09)
The Bulldogs blitzed Jackson early and often as they earned a 59-33 victory in Jackson on Thursday night.
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Katie Hogan (12/18/09)
The game has changed for Katie Hogan but the outstanding results have not. Hogan, who helped the Scott City volleyball team claim its first state championship in the fall, is now focusing on helping the school's basketball team win titles. The Rams collected the first-place trophy at last week's Lady Devils Invitational in Chaffee thanks in no small part to Hogan's performances...
Oak Ridge advances to tournament unbeaten (12/18/09)
The Oak Ridge boys basketball team will enter the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament as the only unbeaten team in the 16-team field. The Blue Jays improved to 7-0 Thursday night with an 89-46 road victory against East Prairie. Oak Ridge doubled up on East Prairie in the first quarter, building a 32-16 lead and extending the advantage to 54-25 by halftime...
Southeast women will visit Central Arkansas (12/18/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team has struggled against a tough early schedule, and things don't figure to get much easier Saturday. Southeast will be in Conway, Ark., to face a hot Central Arkansas squad riding a six-game winning streak. The tipoff is set for 2 p.m...
One-win Rams add swine flu to list of '09 ills (12/18/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams canceled practice Thursday due to an undisclosed number of swine flu cases on the team, just three days before a home game against the Houston Texans. Coach Steve Spagnuolo would not say how many players had the illness but said five or six players had flu-like symptoms, and added that other players had reported symptoms the last few weeks. ...
Appalachian State's Edwards wins second Payton Award (12/18/09)
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards became the first two-time winner of the Walter Payton Award, which goes to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision. The award, along with honors for best defensive player and coach, was announced Thursday night, a day before Montana (14-0) and Villanova (13-1) were slated to play in the FCS national title game in Chattanooga...
Commissioner: PGA Tour will get by without Woods (12/18/09)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Even as he held firm that golf would survive no matter how long Tiger Woods stayed away, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said the sex scandal of his No. 1 player was the biggest "curveball" he's ever faced. Finchem tried Thursday to dispel a "gloom and doom" outlook for golf after the game's biggest star announced an indefinite leave to sort out his personal life. ...
Bengals' Henry dies day after dispute, fall from truck (12/18/09)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chris Henry was no stranger to trouble. Indeed, his multiple arrests during a five-year NFL career were among the factors prompting the league to toughen its personal conduct policy. But to hear his teammates tell it -- even the team's owner -- the Cincinnati Bengals receiver was determined to leave behind his troubled past and move ahead toward a bright future...
Debt threatens Dubai's big-money events (12/18/09)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Dubai's ability to host big-money events in tennis, golf and horse racing is coming under scrutiny as the emirate struggles with massive debt. Many wonder whether the Persian Gulf sheikdom can afford to continue bankrolling high-profile events that offer lucrative prize money...
Incognito joins Bills, shrugs off teammate's criticism (12/18/09)
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Even after he was criticized by a teammate on his new team, Bills' offensive lineman Richie Incognito isn't going to shy away from his aggressive style of play. Not long after Buffalo claimed Incognito off waivers from St. Louis on Wednesday, injured Bills linebacker Kawika Mitchell ripped Incognito in an unflattering message on his Twitter account, saying the signing was "the biggest disappointment of the year" and that "the guy's a bum."...
Setting facts straight on 'Boys' Life' (12/18/09)
A story in last week's SE Live prompted a few clarifications and corrections. The story about "Boys' Life" called Dr. Kenn Stilson a professor and chair of the department of theater and dance. He is the former and no longer the latter. Stilson hasn't been chair of the department since his wonderful wife, Rhonda Weller-Stilson, took over in May 2008 as the interim department chair and signed on in May 2009 as the official department chair...
Holidays, milestones (12/18/09)
Unless I'm terribly mixed up -- again -- this will be my last column of 2009. With Christmas Day and New Year's Day falling on Fridays, you will have to make the most of your holiday celebrations to fill the void. No Miss Kitty. No downtown golf. No fruitcakes. No marauding squirrels. This is starting to sound like Lent instead of Advent...
A lifetime of work by Lou Varro on display at the Aartful Rose (12/18/09)
Stages of Lou Varro's long career as an artist have always intertwined with the happenings in his life. Sometimes his art reflected a need of his peers. Other times it was for their entertainment. Seventy years after he began using paint, sculpture, drawing and photography to express his interests, his story is chronicled in the art he has created, which can be viewed through January at the Aartful Rose Gallery...
ARTifacts 12/18/09 (12/18/09)
Arts and entertainment briefs
With 10 best-picture slots, Oscar outlook is still up in the air (12/18/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Academy Awards organizers have shaken up their show by doubling the best-picture category to 10 nominees in hopes of a broader range of films, mainstream movies mixing with the sober dramas that Oscar voters often favor. The upside: If crowd-pleasers such as "Up" and "Star Trek" make the cut, it could give audiences more reason to watch the Oscars, whose ho-hum TV ratings often climb in years when blockbusters are in the running...
Opera Bites: Love gone awry theme in "Tales of Hoffmann" (12/18/09)
On Saturday, the high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera will be Jacques Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann." The performance begins at noon at the Town Plaza Cinema in Cape Girardeau. Offenbach died before he could finish his opera, so, to this day, no one really knows what the final version would have been. ...
Robert Downey Jr. turns supersleuth in 'Sherlock Holmes' (12/18/09)
LONDON -- Robert Downey Jr. is an actor at the top of his game -- already a big-screen superhero, now an iconic supersleuth. He's also surprisingly open about his self-doubt. A charismatic performer with a sometimes troubled past, Downey struck box-office gold with the 2008 hit "Iron Man" and now plays the great Victorian detective in Guy Ritchie's action-filled "Sherlock Holmes." He knows he's not many people's mental image of the angular, cerebral and very British Holmes. ...
Dick Johnson (12/18/09)
Dick R. Johnson, 69, of Jackson died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Oct. 16, 1940, at Neely's Landing, to Glen and Mabel Kassel Johnson. He and Zedith Proffer Johnson were married Dec. 20, 2006, at Jackson. Dick served in the U.S. Army...
Cletus Schram (12/18/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Cletus "Chipp" Schram, 55, of Anna died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Wheaton officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Ozark, Ill...
Josie Capps (12/18/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Josie Capps, 79, of Advance passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1930, in Limestonebelly, Ark., daughter of James and Mildred Baxter Lankford. Josie and James Robert Capps were married in February 1946 in Vanduser, Mo. He preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1990...
Nancy Stallings (12/18/09)
Nancy Susanne Stallings, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at her home. She was born March 12, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, to Glen Joseph and Lucille Francis Arnold Lewis. She was a secretary for United Oil Co. and FMC Transport, retiring in 2009...
Harley McAdoo (12/18/09)
Harley W. McAdoo, 93, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Mount Vernon, Ill., son of the late Carroll and Mary Jane Mathews McAdoo. He and Mabel Metzger Newton were married Oct. 21, 1939. She passed away April 2, 1994...
Police report 12/18/09 (12/18/09)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons...
Fire report 12/18/09 (12/18/09)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:...
Out of the past 12/18/09 (12/18/09)
The air traffic control tower at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport is scheduled to reopen the first week of January under the Federal Aviation Agency Tower Contracting Program. An American Legion baseball regional tournament, scheduled to be held at Capaha Park next August, may provide the impetus for improving the ballpark; city officials have met with Legion representatives to discuss needed improvements, including a new or remodeled press box at the Capaha diamond...
Corrections 12/18/09 (12/18/09)
* The name of a source in the Christmas church tour story in Thursday's paper should have been Janet Fiedler...
NATO allies in Afghanistan (12/18/09)
The efforts of the American military in Afghanistan are important to the safety and security of the American people around the world and here at home, which is why I traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland, last month to attend the annual meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Parliamentary Assembly...
Emerson's travel (12/18/09)
Like many veterans, I have taken a few taxpayer-funded trips. Two of mine were to Iraq. When I was deployed, I was always proud of my home and the people I left behind. In the Army, I was an ambassador of my home. U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson has taken a few more taxpayer funded trips of her own -- to Europe. ...
Flu shots (12/18/09)
Several hundred area residents streamed into the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau Wednesday to get H1N1 flu shots. Enough vaccine is available through the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center that it is no longer limited to high-risk groups...
Speak Out 12/18/09 (12/18/09)
THIS is to the people who did not pay their bill at a restaurant Friday night. Did you realize the server had to pay for your bill, which took all the money the server had made that night? If you could not afford a meal, why did you order such an expensive one? This was theft and is no different than if you had stolen a billfold or broken into a car...
Prayer 12/18/09 (12/18/09)
Give us patience, O God, when we are surrounded by frenzy. Amen.
Sowers campaign responds to NRCC allegations (12/18/09)
Any statement by the NRCC that Tommy Sowers is out of compliance with the House personal financial disclosure reporting requirements is categorically false and defamatory. The procedures of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct permit a federal candidate to seek an extension of time up to ninety days to prepare personal financial disclosure reports. ...
CLUB T ZONE Features Small Town Boyz 12/18/09 (12/18/09)
Small Town Boyz will be performing at Club T Zone at 10 Sprigg Street (by the Fire Department) in Cape Girardeau, MO. An entire night of fun - LIVE music by Small Town Boyz, refreshments, games, billiards, and LOTS of socializing. Only TEENS allowed 13 - 19 years old. The club is open until 11:15 p.m. Cover charge is $7.00. For more info about Club T Zone, see http://clubtzone.net/ParentFAQS.html...
Perryville Career Center students collect food for area pantries (12/18/09)
Perryville Area Career Center was recently involved in collecting canned food items for needy families in the area. In total they collected over 600 canned goods. The canned goods were divided into thirds and were sent to three area pantries: St. Vincent De Paul, in Perryville and Ste. Genevieve (Valle) and New Salem Baptist Church in Meadow Heights...
Complaint filed after Tommy Sowers fails to disclose finances (12/18/09)
The National Republican Congressional Committee issued the following statement: On Nov. 2, 2009, Democratic congressional candidate Tommy Sowers filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, triggering a 30 day time window for him to file his Personal Financial Disclosure form with the House of Representative's Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. ...
Perryville sophomores explore career interests (12/18/09)
"I don't know what I want to do after high school!" According to Jim Harryman, the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center counselor, this is one of the most common statements heard from the high school sophomores he encounters. "This may seem surprising", stated Harryman, "when you consider students begin career exploration early in their elementary years." Nevertheless, on November 23rd the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center gave the Perryville High School sophomores the opportunity to delve deeper into possible career interests by taking the Missouri Connections Career Exploration Interest Inventory.. ...
Perryville CTC students raise money for Toys for Tots (12/18/09)
As a Christmas Community Service Project for this year, the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center raised money to purchase bicycles for the Toys for Tots Campaign. "Having done the same project several years ago," said Karen Leible, coordinator of the activity, "and having had great success, we thought we would try it again."...
Redhawks Optimist Club Donates Christmas Gifts to Southeast Missouri Hospital Pediatrics Department (12/18/09)
Members of the Redhawks Optimist Club recently brought Christmas gifts to the Pediatrics Department at Southeast Missouri Hospital. They are pictured here with members of the Pediatrics staff. Kneeling are Pediatrics Nurse Manager Kathy Lambdin, RN; and Unit Secretary Pat Reed. Standing are Unit Tech Shirley Medlock, Club members Haneeh Wadi and Jessica Forsythe; Jeanne Essner, RN; and Club member Amy Laplaca...
Dancers go Shopping for Toybox (12/18/09)
A group of girls from the Academy of Dance Arts went shopping for Toybox on 12-05-09. The shopping trip was the girls' idea and then planned and organized by studio owner, Kara Skelton.
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