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Cape group raising $100,000 for orphanage (01/15/10)
Chris Edmonds said he wanted to get involved with something meaningful when he decided he would help orphans in Africa. As you get older, the 45-year-old Edmonds said, "you realize that you want to have an impact that is different from when you were younger."...
Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center reports 22 percent of county immunized against H1N1 (01/15/10)
Despite a shaky start in administering the H1N1 influenza vaccine to the public last fall, the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center said it has immunized 22 percent of the county's population through December.
University MLK event nearly sold out (01/15/10)
Next week's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration dinner featuring a homeless man-turned-millionaire whose story was made famous in the film "The Pursuit of Happyness" is nearly sold out.
FBI Recognizes Cape PD (01/15/10)
Several Cape Girardeau police officers were recognized by the FBI on Thursday for their work that led to the arrest of two men connected to a Nov. 23 bank robbery.
Most of area's January sales tax receipts up from year ago (01/15/10)
This month's sales tax revenue checks are bigger than they were a year ago for many area jurisdictions, and the reactions from local officials are mixed. Cape Girardeau County reported revenue from December of $587,184, up about $34,000 from a year ago. Cape Girardeau received $875,109, about $75,000 higher, and Jackson received $185,676, about $23,00 more...
Cape man charged in SEMO burglaries (01/15/10)
A Cape Girardeau man was charged this week with five counts of second-degree burglary in connection to a series of thefts at Towers South on the Southeast Missouri State University campus. According to a probable-cause statement by officer Kenneth Mayberry, Marcus L. ...
Jackson church youth to live in simulated poverty this weekend (01/15/10)
Sixty-five teenagers from Jackson's First General Baptist Church are being thrust into simulated poverty Saturday at 6 a.m. Church youth director Pam Cook says for 30 hours the 7th through 12th graders "will starve for food" ... as that is the theme of the international event sponsored by World Vision to raise money for the world's hungry...
Both southbound lanes reopen after I-55 accident (01/15/10)
A southbound lane that closed after an accident occurred on Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau has reopened. Around 7:15 a.m. law enforcement responded to the roadway near mile marker 97. One of the southbound lanes closed for about an hour before reopening.
Rep. Lipke named to ethics reform committee (01/15/10)
State Rep. Scott Lipke of Jackson will be one of 12 Missouri House members who will work on ethics legislation, House Speaker Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced Thursday. Lipke, a Republican, was appointed to the House Special Standing Committee on Government Accountability and Ethics Reform...
Court hears challenge to malpractice limits (01/15/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's top judges questioned on Thursday whether a 2005 law limiting medical malpractice lawsuits is being wrongly applied to people retroactively and is discriminating against the spouses of those injured. Attorneys for patients argued to the state Supreme Court that the law violates numerous provisions of the Missouri Constitution and that lawmakers had no rational basis to reduce the amount of money that people who had been harmed could win from medical providers.. ...
St. Louis plant reopens a week after fatal shootings (01/15/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Employees of the ABB Inc. plant in St. Louis returned to work Thursday, a week after a co-worker arrived armed with four guns and killed three men and injured five more before killing himself. It was anything but a normal work day at the plant where the Swiss-owned company makes power transformers for utilities and large users of electricity. ...
DNR seeks donations to help run Mo. parks (01/15/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has set up a website to accept donations for state parks. The agency says that state parks are struggling because they're funded through a special sales tax. With consumers buying less in a tough economy, revenue from the tax has declined...
Retail sales down in Dec., puzzling economists (01/15/10)
NEW YORK -- Early reports from stores on the holiday shopping season looked good. But it turns out retail sales actually fell in December, leaving economists scratching their heads about the state of the recovery. Sales dropped 0.3 percent from the month before, mostly because people spent less on cars and appliances, the government said Thursday. For the year, they fell 6.2 percent...
China's response to Google threat: 'Obey Chinese law' (01/15/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- China's government gave little indication Thursday that it's willing to loosen its control over Internet search results, pushing Google Inc. closer to the brink of closing up shop and leaving the country. In the government's first official statement since Google issued its ultimatum two days earlier, a Chinese official endorsed the country's current rules governing Internet content...
Tentative tax deal marks health care breakthrough (01/15/10)
WASHINGTON -- In a major breakthrough, union leaders bowed Thursday to White House demands for a new tax on high-cost insurance plans as part of landmark health care legislation taking final shape in intensive negotiations. "We are on the doorstep" of success, President Barack Obama said...
Many Obama pledges unkept at end of first year (01/15/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama ends his first year in office with his to-do list still long and his unfulfilled campaign promises stacked high. From winding down the war in Iraq to limiting lobbyists, Obama has made some progress. But the president has faced political reality and accepted -- sometimes grudgingly -- compromises that leave him exposed to criticism. ...
College applicants face intensifying competition (01/15/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- College applicants are facing one of the toughest years ever to gain admission to the nation's public colleges and universities as schools grapple with deep budget cuts and record numbers of applications. As cash-poor state governments slash budgets, colleges are capping or cutting enrollment despite a surge in applications from high school seniors, community college students and unemployed workers returning to school...
San Francisco economist says gay marriage ban costs city (01/15/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A state ban on gay marriage is costing the city of San Francisco millions of dollars a year in lost revenue and increased services, an economist testified Thursday in a lawsuit aimed at overturning the prohibition. Chief city economist Edmund Egan said married people accumulate more wealth and have more to spend on property and consumer goods, which bolsters tax revenue...
South Koreans named world text messaging champions (01/15/10)
NEW YORK -- Two South Korean teenagers have been crowned fastest texters in the world. The team of 17-year-old Bae Yeong Ho and 18-year-old Ha Mok Min went thumb-to-thumb against competitors from a dozen countries to win the title in a competition Thursday in New York City...
Haiti quake aid snarled; up to 50,000 feared dead (01/15/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Doctors and search dogs, troops and rescue teams flew to this devastated land of dazed, dead and dying people Thursday, finding bottlenecks everywhere, beginning at a main airport short on jet fuel and ramp space and without a control tower...
Doge's palace in Venice restored (01/15/10)
VENICE, Italy -- Experts have restored part of Venice's Palazzo Ducale, cleaning marble facades and uncovering hidden shades of color and gold. The gothic palace in St. Mark's Square housed the city's top official, the doge, when Venice was the capital of an independent and powerful republic...
Bomber kills 20 in Afghanistan (01/15/10)
KABUL -- A suicide bomber killed 20 people -- including three children -- Thursday in a market in central Afghanistan in the deadliest attack against Afghan civilians in more than three months. Suicide bombings and other attacks have become the No. ...
Indonesians angry over luxury jail cells for wealthy (01/15/10)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- It's a bedroom most poor Indonesians can only dream about -- air conditioned with a spacious double bed, flat-screen television, private bathroom, adjoining karaoke suite and serviced by maids and assistants. But this bedroom is actually the prison cell of a woman serving a five-year sentence for bribing an Indonesian prosecutor...
Taliban leader believed alive after missiles hit (01/15/10)
ISLAMABAD -- The leader of the Pakistani Taliban was apparently targeted in a U.S. missile strike on a meeting of militant commanders close to the Afghan border Thursday, but he escaped unhurt, Pakistani officials and militants said. Twelve insurgents were believed killed...
U.K. apologizes to Thalidomide victims (01/15/10)
LONDON -- The British government apologized Thursday to people who were harmed in the womb when their mothers took the anti-nausea drug Thalidomide. Health Minister Mike O'Brien told lawmakers the government expresses its "sincere regret and deep sympathy for the injury and suffering endured by all those affected when expectant mothers took the drug thalidomide between 1958 and 1961."...
Tobogganing bobbies scolded for riot-shield rides (01/15/10)
LONDON -- Some British bobbies have been reprimanded after they used their riot shields as makeshift sleds during the country's cold snap. A passer-by filmed the bobbies goofing around on a snowy hill in Oxford and posted the clip on YouTube. It shows a policeman barreling downhill while another shouts, "Whatever happens, keep smiling!"...
Bobcats turn back Scott City in tourney final (01/15/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Delta's defense refused to allow Scott City to work inside. The Bobcats hounded the Rams and forced Scott City's shooters outside. Delta's strategy worked as it posted a 53-42 victory in Thursday's championship game of the Scott-Mississippi Conference tournament at Chaffee High School...
High school roundup: Woodland girls use strong 'D' on Saxony (01/15/10)
All the area high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Morehead State doubles up on Southeast (01/15/10)
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- It would be hard to imagine a more gruesome first-half statistics sheet than what Dickey Nutt had to look at during the intermission. Southeast Missouri State's first-year men's basketball coach could only shake his head in amazement...
Eagles, injuries take toll on Southeast women (01/15/10)
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State was angry after Saturday's loss at Jacksonville State, the Eagles' first Ohio Valley Conference defeat of the season. Southeast Missouri State was reeling after Saturday's 28-point setback at Eastern Illinois and the loss of two key players...
Oshie nets lone goal in Blues' victory (01/15/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Mason stopped 19 shots for his 19th career shutout, and T.J. Oshie scored 26 seconds into the third period in the St. Louis Blues' 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Oshie, a former Minnesota high school star, fired a wrist shot from the top of the left faceoff circle past goalie Josh Harding for his ninth goal of the season...
Ravens intend to make a run at Colts (01/15/10)
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Playing keep-away from Peyton Manning is always a priority against the Indianapolis Colts. Just ask Bill Belichick. Holding the football and a six-point lead at Indianapolis in November, Belichick kept the Patriots on the field for a fourth-and-2 at the New England 28 with just over 2 minutes remaining. The first-down try failed, and Manning quickly produced a touchdown and a 35-34 victory...
Johnson is unanimous choice for All-Pro team (01/15/10)
NEW YORK -- Chris Johnson didn't get any votes for MVP. He didn't miss any for The Associated Press 2009 NFL All-Pro team. The 2,000-yard rusher from the Tennessee Titans was the only unanimous choice for the squad, announced Thursday. He's joined in the backfield by Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, who won an unprecedented fourth Most Valuable Player Award last week, when only quarterbacks received votes...
Former LSU star returns home in new role (01/15/10)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The last time Early Doucet played in the Superdome, he helped lead Louisiana State to the 2007 national title. An all-night party erupted on the streets outside the dome as the Tigers faithful celebrated a BCS title game win over Ohio State...
Art swap (01/15/10)
Art intimidates me. Not looking at it -- I enjoy that -- and not in the "don't tell mom on us or we'll squish you under the mattress" way. It's more on the creation end. Sprawling art that would take me weeks to produce cover the walls of the galleries here. They're large. They're detailed. They're just too much for me to imagine creating. So when I heard about the Artist Trading Card workshops at the Black Door Gallery, I was admittedly intrigued...
It's their money; give it to us (01/15/10)
If you want to know if you truly believe in less government in general and much less federal government in particular, follow the money. In recent days there has been quite a negative reaction, as gauged by Speak Out comments on this page, to the National Park Service grant to Cape Girardeau that includes a $40,000 study of "wayfinding" signage...
Artist, retired teacher Rusty Newton plans to open camp for young artists (01/15/10)
Rusty Newton's new adventures with her former art students and the loss of a loved one have spurred her to rethink retirement and reinvent her art career. Newton retired in 2006 from a prestigious fine and performing arts high school in Kansas City, Mo., and came home to her family's farm in Southeast Missouri. A veteran art teacher and self-described eternal optimist, Newton said she has a vision of what she can do for arts education now that she is back home...
ARTifacts 1/15/10 (01/15/10)
Arts and entertainment briefs
Music review: Vampire Weekend broadens style on 'Contra' (01/15/10)
Vampire Weekend introduced a unique mix of pop, reggae and African rhythms on its self-titled debut, and the quartet delivers an even richer musical landscape on its second CD. On "Contra," electronic beats blend with African and Brazilian drums, topped with tinkling pianos, sweeping violins, playful marimbas, and layers of percussion and electric guitar. The result is a big, full sound that's dense and light at the same time, with multiple melodies and instruments coloring each track...
Opera Bites: 'Carmen' enchants audience (01/15/10)
The high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday will be what is probably the most famous opera ever written -- Georges Bizet's "Carmen." The performance will begin at noon at the Town Plaza Cinema in Cape Girardeau...
Mo'Nique gets serious in 'Precious' (01/15/10)
NEW YORK -- Mo'Nique likes to laugh. A lot. So the comedian knew she would be taking on a tough mental challenge when she decided to play the role of Mary Jones -- the vicious, abusive mother in the critically acclaimed film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."...
Grammy nods have extra meaning for Dave Matthews Band after tragedy (01/15/10)
NEW YORK -- Although the Dave Matthews Band's many achievements include a Grammy Award, getting a trophy has never been the focus of the group, which has blazed an independent path from pop's mainstream. But this year, even frontman Dave Matthews is feeling emotional over the band's two nominations for "Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King," including album of the year...
Adopted girl's fantasy becomes series (01/15/10)
PASADENA, Calif. -- An adopted girl who fantasized that her real mother was Nancy Reagan turned those youthful dreams into a television series. The new CW network series "Life Unexpected," about a 16-year-old girl in foster care discovering her birth parents, came directly from the life of creator Liz Tigelaar. The series debuts Monday...
Edith Miller (01/15/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- Edith Mae Foster Miller, 78, of Thebes died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 11, 1931, in Olive Branch, Ill., to Henry and Effie Twente Foster. She and Robert Clifford "R.C." Miller were married Dec. 12, 1949. He preceded her in death April 12, 2008...
Ray Higgins (01/15/10)
Ray Darrell "Red" Higgins, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 20, 1927, in Sullivan, Mo., to Guy and Mary Edith Tyre Higgins. He and Betty Griffy were married May 17, 1952. Ray was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and also served in Missouri Army National Guard...
Bill Hockman (01/15/10)
Bill Eugene Hockman, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Noble, Ill., to George A. and Lena M. Taylor Hockman. He and Virginia Claire Rawlings were married Dec. 21, 1946, in Henderson, Ky. She preceded him in death July 1, 2005...
Births 1/15/10 (01/15/10)
Son to William Timothy Wymore and Angela Marie Grippo of Marble Hill, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:03 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009. Name, Mario Anthony Grippo. Weight, 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Ms. Grippo is the daughter of Mario and Doris Grippo of Cape Girardeau. Wymore is the son of Tim and Shanna Wymore of St. Charles, Mo...
Police report 1/15/10 (01/15/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Summonses...
Fire report 1/15/10 (01/15/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 1/15/10 (01/15/10)
Cape Girardeau County's 1985 budget includes a new department, a substantial increase in road and bridge funds, assumption of sole reassessment responsibility, and new data-processing equipment to maintain reassessment; the new department is the County Archives Department, which will have a budget of $56,000...
Costly choices (01/15/10)
As the U.S. enters an election year that includes every seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and many other key races, two special elections -- in Hawaii and Massachusetts -- are grabbing considerable attention. In Hawaii, U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie, a Democrat, plans to resign at the end of February so he can campaign full time in his bid to become the state's next governor. ...
Thanks for St. Ambrose support (01/15/10)
On behalf of the St. Ambrose Home and School Dinner Auction Committee: Thank you. We gratefully reflect on the generosity and support of those who help make St. Ambrose School possible. With your help, our 2009 dinner auction was a great success. Proceeds from this auction will be used to supplement our annual budget and continue to help us maintain a quality education for our students. Many thanks again, and may God bless you...
Speak Out 1/15/10 (01/15/10)
I'D like to say that the Focus page in Sunday's paper was terrific. I'd like to see more focus on the past. Those were beautiful pictures of the old-time days. Thank you. I want to comment about the plumber who was unstopping people's frozen lines and wasn't charging people who couldn't afford it. I think this is a wonderful example. It's good to have a leader like this. He is a wonderful example. We ought to all do it...
Prayer 1/15/10 (01/15/10)
Give us patience, O God, in this frenzied world. Amen.
Cape Christian School Receives $2,900 Grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities (01/15/10)
January 2010 - Cape Christian School was the recipient of a $2,900 Ronald McDonald House Charities grant this winter. Monies will be used to purchase document cameras, LCD projectors, and accessories to enchance the current classroom technology at the school. Cape Christian School, located at 1855 Perryville Rd., has served the Cape Girardeau and surrounding communities since 1975, and is currently enrolling students in Pre-K3 - 8th grades...
Thrivent Financial Pledging To Match Up To $1 Million To Aid Haiti (01/15/10)
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and its members aim to generate $3 million to aid Haiti earthquake response Organization rallying its members by pledging to match up to $1 million MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 15, 2010) -- In response to the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is announcing a $1 million challenge to its members across the country. ...
Into the forest (01/15/10)
Hiking trail at the General Watkins Conservation Area, Morley Missouri
my other baby girl maddison mother of allison (01/15/10)
she loves to play dress up, bark at every thing an take stuff out of the trash can ,also she loves to play with my son an me , she likes to sleep in my bed right be side me at night, she prety much cant find someone she dont like. she is a fool blooded yorkie aLSO , SHE IS A FAMILY member an we love her...
my baby girl allison < (01/15/10)
me an my baby girl allison when she was new to the family , she is a full blooded yorkie / she is spoiled an likes me to dress her up . but i make her close an hair bows , she is a year old now but she dont like dressing up that much .
Bella's first snow! (01/15/10)
Our shih-tzu Bella enjoying her first snow!
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