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Southeast's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship gets $850,000 in grants (01/08/10)
After six months of reorganization, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University is ready to expand its programming. The center is implementing about $850,000 in grants from the WIRED Initiative of Southeast Missouri and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Most were awarded toward the end of 2009...
Lipke proposes statewide prescription requirement to buy pseudoephedrine (01/08/10)
Every attempt made by Missouri's leaders to shake the label as the nation's No. 1 state for methamphetamine labs has fallen short of the goal. Since 2001, no other state has had as many clandestine labs or methamphetamine-related dumpsites, chemicals or glassware seizures, according to figures at the U.S. ...
Water main leak that closed sections of Broadway, Frederick Street repaired; streets reopened (01/08/10)
A water main leak has closed sections of Broadway and Frederick Street in Cape Girardeau. Closed streets include the eastbound lane of Broadway between Sprigg to Frederick streets and Frederick Street between Themis Street and Broadway, according to city water system manager Kevin Priester...
Cape Girardeau police confirm convenience store robbery suspect in custody (01/08/10)
Cape Girardeau police have confirmed that a man suspect of robbing a Cape Girardeau convenience store at gunpoint Friday afternoon has been arrested.
After snow, area deals with single-digit lows, wind chills below zero (01/08/10)
After Thursday's snow that blanketed the area, residents now have to deal with extreme cold air and below-zero wind chills.
Bollinger County man accused of child molestation, statutory sodomy has Scott County court date (01/08/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A Bollinger County man jailed on 22 sex-related counts following alleged incidents with three young boys over the last four years has a new court date in Scott County court. Bollinger County sheriff's deputies arrested 50-year-old Tory Bowns in August and charged him with nine counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, five counts of child molestation and one count of attempted statutory sodomy. Seven additional charges were filed in September...
Cape County commissioners approve 2010 budget on 2-1 vote (01/08/10)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners approved the final budget for 2010 on Thursday night but not without opposition from one commissioner. County Auditor David Ludwig said this year's budget of $11,381,878.86 reflects a conservative approach regarding expenditures. The budget is less than the 2009 budget of $11,469,415. County revenue is expected to be around $10.25 million...
Census topic of discussion at First Friday Coffee (01/08/10)
John McGowan, a member of the local 2010 census committee, will be the guest speaker today at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee. McGowan, who also is community impact director for the United Way of Southeast Missouri, will discuss the upcoming census. Topics will include employment opportunities, the form that people will fill out and the schedule for completion of the census form.
Suspect in St. Louis plant shooting believed dead (01/08/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A disgruntled worker embroiled in a pension dispute with his company showed up at the plant and opened fire Thursday, killing three people and wounding five before apparently killing himself. The shooting spree at ABB Group's plant sent frightened co-workers scrambling into closets and to the snow-covered roof for safety...
Obama says anti-terror 'buck' stops with him (01/08/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama declared Thursday "the buck stops with me" for the nation's security and suggested he would not fire anyone for the Christmas attack on a Detroit-bound airliner. Security lapses that led to the near-disaster were not the fault of a single individual or agency, he said, vowing they would be corrected...
Stricter new smog limit would hit urban, rural communities (01/08/10)
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of communities far from congested highways and belching smokestacks could soon join big cities and industrial corridors in violation of stricter limits on lung-damaging smog proposed Thursday by the Obama administration. Costs of compliance could be in the tens of billions of dollars, but the government said the rules would save other billions -- as well as lives -- in the long run...
Unemployment-claims data signal job gains are near (01/08/10)
WASHINGTON -- A government report on claims for unemployment aid signaled layoffs are easing and the economy could be on the verge of posting the first monthly gain in jobs in two years. The number of people claiming first-time unemployment benefits barely rose last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, after falling to its lowest level since July 2008 the previous week. ...
December retail sales show signs of life (01/08/10)
NEW YORK -- A firm stand on prices and a surge of last-minute holiday shoppers gave retailers a big present: modest December sales gains and healthy profits, a big improvement over last year's Christmas. Many retailers raised their fourth-quarter outlooks Thursday. A big reason why: Stores never had to resort to drastic price-cutting after keeping inventories lean...
Restaurant food has more calories than advertised (01/08/10)
Dieters can't believe everything they read: The food at many popular chain restaurants and in the freezer section of the supermarket may contain a lot more calories than advertised. A study of 10 chain restaurants, including Wendy's and Ruby Tuesday, found that the number of calories in 29 meals or other menu items was an average of 18 percent higher than listed...
Yemen says Nigerian may have met with radical cleric (01/08/10)
SAN'A, Yemen -- Yemen on Thursday provided the most comprehensive account yet of contacts between al-Qaida and the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner, saying he may have met with a radical U.S.-born cleric who previously had contact with the alleged Fort Hood shooter...
Malaysian church firebombed amid 'Allah' dispute (01/08/10)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Attackers firebombed a Malaysian church and tried to set another ablaze Friday amid a growing conflict over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims, officials said. The attacks sharply escalated tensions in the Muslim-majority country ahead of planned protests later today against a Kuala Lumpur High Court verdict which struck down a 3-year-old ban on non-Muslims using "Allah" in their literature...
Scott City vs. Chaffee boys basketball canceled tonight (01/08/10)
The Scott City Rams boys high school basketball team will not travel to Chaffee to face the Red Devils tonight as scheduled. A text alert sent to students and parents by the Scott City school administration this morning said tonight's game, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. at Chaffee, is canceled...
Tide turns back Texas for BCS title (01/08/10)
PASADENA, Calif. -- The sure thing was looking shaky for Alabama. Hanging onto a precarious three-point lead and with momentum on the other side, linebacker Eryk Anders was determined not to let the championship slip away. Anders forced a fumble on his blindside sack of Texas backup quarterback Garrett Gilbert with 3:02 left Thursday night to help the top-ranked Crimson Tide hold on for a 37-21 victory in the BCS title game -- a win that figured to be much easier when Alabama knocked out Colt McCoy early in the first quarter.. ...
Southeast women seek first road win (01/08/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team has not posted a road victory this season. Southeast hopes its two-game winning streak fashioned at the Show Me Center will give the Redhawks the necessary confidence to finally break through away from home...
Redhawks will have national audience at EIU (01/08/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team has a chance to show the country how much it has improved under first-year coach Dickey Nutt. As part of the Ohio Valley Conference's national television package, Saturday's 11 a.m. game at Eastern Illinois will air on ESPNU...
Caravan to visit Cape Girardeau (01/08/10)
The annual Cardinals Caravan will visit the Osage Community Centre on Jan. 18. The program, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will include current Cardinals players and prospects Blake Hawksworth, Nick Stavinoha, Daryl Jones and Pete Kozma. Former Cardinals John Mabry, Alan Benes and Cal Eldred will also take part in the program...
Heatley lifts Sharks past Blues in OT (01/08/10)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Dany Heatley scored on a breakaway at 4:06 of overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. San Jose's Patrick Marleau tied it with a power-play goal with 7:09 left in regulation, and Evgeni Nabokov made 28 saves. Tied for the NHL lead with Chicago with 63 points, the Sharks have won nine of their last 10 games...
Light helps Jays see better days (01/08/10)
To get a quick insight into the history of the sports programs at Oak Ridge High School, one only has to ask Blue Jays senior Garret Light about a past player from his community that might have inspired his current course. So was there an Oak Ridge athlete in his younger days who blazed a trail that might have inspired him to become a two-time all-state cross country runner or an all-district player in basketball and baseball?...
Holliday officially in Cards' nest (01/08/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday hopes to be teammates with Albert Pujols for a long time. "I think he's going to be here at least two more years and hopefully forever," Holliday said Thursday after finalizing his $120 million, seven-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. "Hopefully, he'll be here for the rest of his career and we can do some damage."...
Linebacker Ware, Cowboys' 'Big D' frustrate Eagles (01/08/10)
IRVING, Texas -- DeMarcus Ware knows what a big deal it was for the Dallas Cowboys. So do his teammates, though they have a slightly different view than their Pro Bowl linebacker. After consecutive losses to start December, including a game Ware left immobilized on a stretcher with a neck injury, it was his sack and forced fumble with 6 seconds left that clinched a victory over previously undefeated New Orleans...
Jets' top-ranked defense feels disrespected (01/08/10)
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have the NFL's top-ranked defense, yet they keep hearing about what they haven't done this season. They can't close out opponents in close games. They can't put points on the board off turnovers. They can't get to the quarterback consistently enough...
PGA Tour season gets underway (01/08/10)
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover returned to Kapalua and had another miserable start to the first round of a PGA Tour season. The difference Thursday was how he finished. Glover recovered from a double bogey on his opening hole by going 9-under par over a nine-hole stretch in the middle of his round. He finished it off with a tap-in birdie for a 7-under 66 on Thursday and a one-shot lead in the season-opening SBS Championship...
Artful windows (01/08/10)
Dear lord, it was cold this week. Usually when this weather comes, I bundle up and camp out in the office. Phone interviews only, please. But not this week. This week I was walking around town, shoulders hunched, hands shoved deep in my pockets and my coat wrapped tightly around me...
Staying warm (01/08/10)
Like you, I've been thinking about warm winter coats these past few days. I have a full-length coat with a warm liner, but it's so bulky and uncomfortable. I mentioned to my wife that I used to have a spiffy dark gray overcoat, but now it's missing from the coat closet near the front door. After a brief discussion of the missing coat, we decided this is another of life's mysteries that will never be solved...
Echoes of history: Foreigner combines new lineup with classic hits (01/08/10)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- The Carson Center in Paducah will host rock legends when Foreigner hits the stage Jan. 22. With classic chart toppers like "Hot Blooded," "Urgent" and "I Want to Know What Love Is," the band's fans often can be found singing along at the concerts. But the rockers are breeding a new generation of fans with the band's latest album "Can't Slow Down."...
First Friday receptions 1/08/10 (01/08/10)
First Friday gallery openings
Listening in 2010: CDs to keep an ear out for (01/08/10)
Every week in SE Live, Eric Karlish from PMac music lists the five top-selling CDs at the music store the previous week. From local artists to national acts, the cozy store on William Street sells a lot of albums. Karlish took some time before 2009 ended to tell us what he thought you should look for on the shelves in 2010. His list doesn't include local CD releases, so check SE Live through the year for updates on those projects...
OPERA BITES: Der Rosenkavalier is an elegant and wistful opera (01/08/10)
On Saturday, the high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera will be Richard Strauss' romantic masterpiece "Der Rosenkavalier." The performance begins at noon at the Town Plaza Cinema in Cape Girardeau. In "Der Rosenkavalier" Strauss and his librettist, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, created their most realistic characters. ...
ARTifacts 1/08/10 (01/08/10)
Arts and entertainment briefs
On heels of 'Dancing' win, Donny Osmond dives into radio (01/08/10)
LAS VEGAS -- Singer Donny Osmond is coming back to the airwaves as he launches a radio show on the heels of his "Dancing With the Stars" win. A music show hosted by the 52-year-old Las Vegas headliner debuts Jan. 18 on about 60 stations across the country...
Tomi Pyle (01/08/10)
Tomi A. Pyle, 79, of West Frankfort, Ill., formerly of Jackson, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Christopher Brooks (01/08/10)
Christopher S. Brooks, 47, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home.
Gilbert Leimer (01/08/10)
Gilbert L. Leimer, 89, of Fruitland passed away Jan. 7, 2010, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Fruitland, to Charles and Mary Gross Leimer. He and Lela Trickey were married June 4, 1939. They had been married nearly 44 years when she passed away March 12, 1983. He and Jeanette Moore were married July 11, 1987...
Robert Peterson (01/08/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Robert C. "Pete" Peterson, 67, of Perryville died Jan. 4, 2010, at his home. He was born March 22, 1942, in Northfield, Minn., son of Carl O. and Lenore Peloquin Peterson. He married Mary Margaret Naeger on May 13, 1967, in Perryville...
Cecilia Barrett (01/08/10)
Cecilia Josephine Barrett, 90, of Palmyra, Mo., and formerly of Marble Hill, Mo., passed away at Hannibal Regional Hospital on Jan. 3, 2010. She was born Sept. 20, 1919, at Belleville, Ill., the daughter of Symon and Anna Schmidt Stockman. She and Carl Ray Barrett Sr. ...
Helen Heldenbrand (01/08/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Helen Loretta Fisher Shoaf Heldenbrand, 88, of Sikeston left this earthly home at 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2010, to meet her Lord and Savior. Helen was born March 28, 1921, in Oran, Mo., to Robert and Bertha Greer Fisher. She and Ruby R. ...
Fred Moreno (01/08/10)
Alfredo "Fred" A. Moreno, 71, of Cape Girardeau passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 19, 1938, in San Antonio, the son of Juan Moreno and Juanita Andrade Moreno. He married Peggy Webster Moreno on June 12, 1982, in Sandusky, Ill...
Rosalie Hillman (01/08/10)
Rosalie Theresa "Rose" Hillman of rural Scott City was called to her heavenly home Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010. She was born April 20, 1914, at Kelso, Mo., the daughter of Alexander and Clara Georger Burger. Rosalie married William E. Hillman on May 9, 1939, in Kelso, Mo. They enjoyed 59 wonderful years together...
Kathryn Burton-Jolls (01/08/10)
Kathryn "Kitty" Burton-Jolls, 77, of Cape Girardeau was called to join our Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, to Charles Burton and Lila Rauh Burton-Ware. She met and married Air Force Cadet Richard "Max" Jolls on March 28, 1953. He preceded her in death Sept. 11, 1982...
Helen Tripp (01/08/10)
Helen Louise Tripp, 83, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of House Springs, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Philipsburg, Mont., daughter of Carl John and Sarah Gorman Swanson. Helen graduated from Philipsburg High School. After graduating, she worked for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle as one of the Rosie the Riveters during World War II...
Emma Scherer (01/08/10)
KELSO, Mo. -- Emma Rita Scherer, 82, of Kelso died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 6, 1927 in Kelso, to John W. and Clara Seyer Compass. She married Leon Albert Scherer on May 26, 1948, in Kelso. He died March 7, 1992...
Births 1/8/10 (01/08/10)
Daughter to Chris Lee Estep and Amanda Nicole Hurst of Chaffee, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:08 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009. Name, Alliston Nicole. Weight, 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Hurst is the daughter of Ronnie Hurst and Rhonda Hurst of Oran, Mo. She is employed at TLC Preschool. Estep is the son of Frank Estep and Ramona Estep of Chaffee...
Fire report 1/8/10 (01/08/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Police 1/8/10 (01/08/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Thefts The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety released the following item...
Out of the past 1/8/10 (01/08/10)
The operation of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Tourism Bureau is being scaled down because of concern that a recent lawsuit, filed against the city and the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents in an effort to stop the multipurpose building project, could cut off funding for the bureau and ultimately bring the bureau to a halt...
Safe driving (01/08/10)
Area law enforcement agencies had a bit of good New Year's Eve news: There were few incidents involving motorists who had too much to drink before getting behind the wheel. And there were no traffic fatalities in Southeast Missouri attributed to drunken driving during the night of partying. Let's hope this is a trend that will continue throughout the year...
Giving terrorists second chance (01/08/10)
The attacks by Muslim fanatics over the years should have given the president some hint as to what we are up against. Our enemies have repeatedly told us this is a war against the West. The Bush administration erred in releasing some detainees who are back on the battlefield and may have had some responsibility for the recent attempted airline bombing. ...
Include pro-life protection (01/08/10)
I feel strongly about the health care reform bill. This is what I would like to say to U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, who represents Illinois' 12th District:1. Thank you for your strong pro-life voting record. 2. Thank you for voting for the pro-life Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the health care reform bill that passed in the House...
Speak Out 1/8/10 (01/08/10)
MY husband and I would like to thank the person or persons who paid for our supper the other night at Las Brisas in Scott City in the spirit of Christmas. The proprietor said they did not wish to be identified and did not know us. It really lightened our day and made us feel special. We will pass the favor on...
Prayer 1/8/10 (01/08/10)
Look into our hearts, O God, and kindle sparks of love and mercy. Amen.
CASA Training Classes to Begin Soon! (01/08/10)
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers provide the voice in court for abused and neglected children, because a safe, permanent home isn't something a child should only dream about. If you would like more information on how you can become a CASA volunteer please call 573-335-1726 or visit our website at www.capecasa.com. CASA training classes are forming now. Please contact us to find out how you can get involved and speak up for a child!...
Girl Scout Cookie Program Kicks Off: Girls Learn Skills and Give Back (01/08/10)
From now through mid-March, community members are invited to indulge their sweet tooth - and to support local Girl Scouts as they participate in the United States' leading entrepreneurial program for girls. During the past several months, girls have been learning about goal-setting, budgeting, and customer service. ...
Christmas King and Queen at Notre Dame Regional High School (01/08/10)
Images of Notre Dame Regional High School's Christmas King and Queen. The King was Coleman Schott and the Queen was Hilary Michelson.
EVEN GOATS GET COLD (01/08/10)
SNAPPED PICTURE OF THIS GOAT KEEPING WARM IN A ROUND BALE OF HAY!
Snowy nose (01/08/10)
Yessy, one of our solid black german shepherd enjoys the snow.
Otters catching fish on the Crooked Creek (01/08/10)
While tracking a couple eagles along the Crooked Creek near our cabin for a good photo I heard the ice cracking in the creek. Looking over the bank I saw two otters swimming and frolicking together. They went under water and one of them came up with a fish and brought it up onto the ice to eat...
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