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Lawyer accused of drug distribution pleads guilty to lesser charge (01/26/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A former Poplar Bluff lawyer was placed on probation Monday after pleading guilty to a drug-related charge. Richard James Bascom, 45, pleaded guilty as charged to the Class A misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia before Presiding Circuit Judge Stephen Sharp, according to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn...
Blanchard students, Rotarians raise money for Pakistan schools (01/26/10)
Second-grade students at Blanchard Elementary School know what a pile of 30,000 pennies looks like. After collecting the coins in jars over a five month period, students stored them in bags, buckets and boxes. "We had pennies everywhere," teacher Becky Hicks said...
New sewage treatment plant tops list of Cape Girardeau capital improvements (01/26/10)
A new sewage treatment plant is the most expensive item Cape Girardeau's list of needed capital improvements. And despite the city having no money to build the $73 million project, it is something that must be done soon.
Man floats Bar-ge & Grill concept downriver to Thebes; village board to vote on it today (01/26/10)
THEBES, Ill. -- The Thebes village board is expected today to finalize a lease with the owner of a floating bar and grill on the Mississippi River, an idea previously rejected in Cape Girardeau. Village leaders hope the 30-by-90 foot barge will provide an economic boost to the community of about 550 that has seen businesses come and go...
Cape Girardeau schools could eliminate thousands in stipends (01/26/10)
The Cape Girardeau School District could eliminate $60,000 in stipends as it reviews the policies and procedures behind compensating teachers for extra duties.
Administrator: 'Precaution' reason for Clippard Elementary lockdown (01/26/10)
Clippard Elementary School was put on lockdown after school Monday as school officials and police sorted out a question of child custody. Police spokesman Adam Glueck said a father tried to pick up his child after the mother had been awarded temporary custody. The father left the school without the child and was later stopped by police. There was no child protection order violation and there were no arrests, Glueck said.
Interstate 66 dream lives on with some area leaders (01/26/10)
The dream of an East-West interstate highway that connects Cape Girardeau and Paducah, Ky. to the Atlantic and Pacific coasts isn't dead, a group of Cape Girardeau business and political leaders was told Monday. The project, designated as I-66, was first proposed in 1989 and a 50-mile long potential corridor was established in 1991, consultant Lonnie Haefner told the group of about two dozen assembled at the Cape Girardeau Area Magnet offices. ...
Cape Girardeau pharmacy victim of early morning burglary (01/26/10)
The perpetrator of an early morning burglary at Medicap Pharmacy, 1020 N. Kingshighway, remains at large. Cape Girardeau police officers responded to the pharmacy at 2:30 a.m. Monday, where they found the business' drive-through window broken. Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Adam Glueck said staff reported several boxes of Sudafed missing.
Jackson man charged with assault and abuse of a child (01/26/10)
A Jackson man is facing another possible conviction in Cape Girardeau County, this time for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and abusing her 2-year-old son. Erik M. Marshall, 31, was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child Saturday after a domestic dispute occurred with his girlfriend of several months.
Ruby slippers click with young fans of "The Wizard of Oz" (01/26/10)
For more than 70 years the glamour of "The Wizard of Oz" has captivated audiences everywhere and for several Jackson girls, the vivid images and high glamour continue to convey a simple message: a great pair of shoes can take you anywhere. Though the Wednesday night performance of "The Wizard of Oz" in the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus may be sold out, these fans don't need to see the show on stage to know it's a classic...
Jackson School Board agenda 1/26/10 (01/26/10)
7 p.m. today Board of Education office, 614 E. Adams St. Presentations Approval of minutes Finance Public comments Action items Informational items Executive session...
Mo. mulls changes to re-injury claims (01/26/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A financially troubled fund for injured Missouri workers has state lawmakers trying to figure out what to do next. The Second Injury Fund covers claims from workers with previous injuries or conditions who are re-injured on the job. Analysts have warned for years the fund was running out of money, and the attorney general's office stopped settling injured workers' cases last fall...
Mo. AG backs plan to let child porn victims sue (01/26/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Child pornography victims could sue anyone convicted of producing, promoting or possessing their sexual images for at least $150,000 in damages under a proposal backed by the Missouri attorney general. The legislation, which could be sent to a Senate committee this week, is intended raise the financial stakes for the purveyors of child pornography while giving private law firms an incentive to help crack down on the industry...
Mo. may seek closure of casino (01/26/10)
ST. LOUIS -- One of the first casinos to open after Missouri legalized casino gambling in 1993 could be shut down by the summer, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. The filing included a letter from Missouri Gaming Commission executive director Gene McNary to Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment, owner of the President Casino. ...
Obama to seek freeze on part of budget (01/26/10)
WASHINGTON -- Facing voter anger over mounting budget deficits, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to freeze spending for some domestic programs for three years beginning in 2011, administration officials said Monday. Separately, Obama unveiled plans to help a middle class "under assault" pay its bills, save for retirement and care for children and aging parents...
Fla. man finds $3,100 behind photo (01/26/10)
STUART, Fla. -- A Florida man rescued a framed space shuttle photo from a trash bin -- and found a wad of treasure in the process. Stuart Police say Warren Bendix was going to put the photo in a different frame and discovered $3,100 in cash stuffed behind the picture. He had found the picture while going through the trash near his apartment...
Home sales rose in '09 as prices plunged 12 percent (01/26/10)
WASHINGTON -- Sales of previously occupied homes rose in 2009 for the first time in four years, despite a December slump that was due to a tax credit that led many buyers to complete sales earlier. Still, prices plunged more than 12 percent last year -- the sharpest fall since the Great Depression. The price drop for 2009 -- to a median of $173,500 -- showed the housing market remains too weak to help fuel a sustained economic recovery...
Baghdad blasts strike popular hotels, kill 37 (01/26/10)
BAGHDAD -- Suicide bombers struck in quick succession Monday at three Baghdad hotels favored by Western journalists in well-planned assaults that killed at least 37 people and wounded more than 100. The attacks were another blow to an Iraqi government already struggling to answer for security lapses that have allowed bombers to carry out massive attacks in the heart of the Iraqi capital since August, raising serious questions about the country's stability ahead of the March 7 parliamentary elections.. ...
Clinton warns of exodus effect from Haitian capital (01/26/10)
MONTREAL -- An effective recovery strategy for Haiti must take into account a sudden rush of thousands of quake survivors from Port-au-Prince into the countryside, where the economy cannot sustain them, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday...
Witnesses: Plane tumbled out of sky off Lebanon; 90 feared dead (01/26/10)
BEIRUT -- The first sign of trouble was a flash of light on the horizon Monday -- and then witnesses said the Boeing 737 tumbled like "fire falling down from the sky" into the stormy Mediterranean Sea. All 90 aboard were feared dead in the pre-dawn crash. Lebanon's leaders ruled out terrorism while investigators collected witness accounts in hopes they could provide clues. Aviation experts cautioned it was too early to know what brought down the Ethiopian Airlines jet...
Meadow Heights' pressure wears on Oran (01/26/10)
Meadow Heights did everything in its power to make it tough on Oran offensively. They pressed, they denied, they substituted, they pressured. It worked -- all of it. The Panthers (11-5) pulled away for a 61-47 victory over the Eagles (6-6) on Monday night...
High school roundup: Morrill hits milestone in ND win (01/26/10)
All of the area high school events reported Monday to the Southeast Missourian.
KU routs Mizzou 84-65 (01/26/10)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Battling a lingering illness and distraught as his grandmother battled a terminal illness, Cole Aldrich wasn't the same fun-loving goofball he had been during first two months of the season...
Second son will join Nutt as walk-on at Southeast (01/26/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program has become even more of a family affair under first-year coach Dickey Nutt. Nutt's oldest son, Logan, transferred from the University of Mississippi to Southeast for the second semester and recently began practicing with the Redhawks...
St. Louis blanks Calgary 2-0 (01/26/10)
CALGARY, Alberta -- Ty Conklin made 34 saves for his third shutout of the season and the St. Louis Blues beat the struggling Calgary Flames 2-0 on Monday. Patrik Berglund and David Perron scored for St. Louis. The Blues moved within four points of the Flames and the Detroit Red Wings, who are tied for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference...
Infant suffers uncommon complications from common virus (01/26/10)
When Trudy Davis found out she was pregnant with twins, she was scared and knew it would be hard. When her newborn son Kaiden turned a yellow color and couldn't keep any food down, she was worried and took him to the emergency room. Doctors told Davis, who turned 18 in November, that Kaiden had congenital cytomegalovirus. Though CMV is the most common virus transmitted to an unborn child, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most cases go unnoticed and cause no harm...
Research centers team up to seek cause of childhood cancers (01/26/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Two major research institutions are launching the largest-ever attempt to identify and understand the genetic origins of childhood cancers in hopes it will lead to better diagnosis, targeted treatment and perhaps even prevention. The urgency of childhood cancer, along with genome technology that made the project affordable, prompted the collaboration, said researchers at Washington University's Genome Center in St. ...
Edward Luttman (01/26/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Edward J. Luttman, 69, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at his home. Service is private. Miller Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Keeble (01/26/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Charles J. Keeble, 85, of Perryville died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born Nov. 18, 1924, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., son of Charles and Eunice Denninger Keeble. He and Reva Grogg were married July 20, 1946, at Farmington, Mo. She preceded him in death July 11, 1996...
Rick Roberts III (01/26/10)
Alva Richard "Rick" Roberts III, 53, of Scott City died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 19, 1957, in Advance, Mo., to Alva Richard and Betty Jane Adams Roberts Jr. He and Robin Deanne Eldridge were married Aug. 18, 1984, in Scott City...
Albert Jordan (01/26/10)
STURDIVANT, Mo. -- Albert James Jordan, 79, of Sturdivant passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Painton, Mo., son of James Albert and Connie Florence Bass Jordan. Albert was of the Baptist belief. He was retired from the construction and roofing industry...
Walter Eye (01/26/10)
Walter Ray Eye, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, to Oral and Marie Vincent Eye. He and Sarah Brooks were married Oct. 6, 2008. Walter was a forklift operator at National Vending...
Martha Simmons (01/26/10)
Martha Elizabeth Simmons, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Carbondale, Ill., to William P. and Ethel B. Striplin Grootens. She and Robert Simmons were married Sept. 18, 1945. He preceded her in death May 12, 1985...
Marjorie Hunter (01/26/10)
Marjorie Imogene "Jean" Hunter, 88, of Creve Coeur, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Town and Country, Mo. She was born June 2, 1921, in Illmo, to Meade Wilson and Louisa V. Stepp Ireland. She and Clay Ewing Hunter Jr. were married July 11, 1942, in St. Louis. He died Nov. 22, 2007...
James Hildebrand (01/26/10)
James Warren Hildebrand, 66, of Jackson, formerly of Kankakee, Ill., died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Jim was born July 25, 1943, in Bell, Calif., son of Harry and Irene Hildebrand. He was married June 1, 1974, to Susanne Yohnka...
Loraine Buchheit (01/26/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Loraine A. Buchheit, 92, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Independence Care Center. She was born Sept. 13, 1917, at Old Appleton, daughter of Louis and Louise Meyer Wibbenmeyer. She and Leander Buchheit were married Nov. 25, 1937, at Apple Creek, Mo. He preceded her in death...
Ted Walker (01/26/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ted R. Walker, 73, of Advance passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 27, 1936, at McGee, Mo., son of Bill and Margaret Oliver Walker. He and Lucille Dellinger Gregory were married May 25, 1974, at Arab, Mo...
Births 1/26/10 (01/26/10)
Daughter to Brian Hutson and Beth Raden of O'Fallon, Mo., St. Joseph Hospital West, Lake St. Louis, Mo., 2:31 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. Name, Abigail Elizabeth. Weight, 8 pounds. Third child, second daughter. Ms. Raden is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Boyle of Chicago. Hutson is the son of Tom and Lorna Mueller of Cape Girardeau...
Kelly Elementary School (01/26/10)
Kelly Elementary School 3rd grade Mrs. Duby's class: T.K. Babers, Kamryn Bryant, Brendan Cruse, Jacob Foster, Anna Goering, Abby Hupp, Jamie Ivie, Courtney Jarret, Olivia Lofton, Jaycee Loomis, Katherine Wade, Levi Watkins. Miss Hasenkamp's class: Faith Alitmirano, Kaylee Backfisch, Kelli Dukes, Alison Hise, Lauren Lambert, Lacey McBride, Bridgett Morris,Abagail Norville, Wyatt Standridge, Grace Ward, Christian Worley...
Leopold Elementary School (01/26/10)
Leopold Elementary School 4th grade: Dalton Forrester, Bayleigh Gentry, Tristen Graham, Brooke Horrell, Brice Jansen, Jared Landewee, Blake Leazenby, Jesse Peters, Makaylee Richards, Shelby Schreckenberg. 5th grade: Klara Beel, Jeremieh Cope, Blake Eeftink, Aly Fluchel, Jessie Holweg, Cole Jackson, Evan Landewee, Ashley Nussbaum, Colby Thele, Alexis Weber, Kaitlyn Weber, Matthew Woodfin...
Delta Junior & Senior High School (01/26/10)
Delta Junior & Senior High School A Honor Roll 7th grade: Caleb Amelunke, Ciara Coomer, Taylor Cotton, Jesse Criddle, Danielle Helderman, Daniel Hester Jessica Hester 8th grade: Robert Bartels, Rachel Birkman, Kristen Davault, Branden Gaebler, Connor Hodge, Kimberly Horman, Brandon Keys, Wyatt Kidd, Alex Lashley, Katlyn McCoy, J.D. McKuin, Jesse Nance, Dakota Parks, Chasity Taylor, Alysha Vessells...
Police report 1/26/10 (01/26/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Assaults Thefts Burglary Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. ...
Fire report 1/26/10 (01/26/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 1/26/10 (01/26/10)
Chris W. Mathes, who for the past three years has been assistant council executive for the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Council headquartered in Des Moines, has been named Scout executive for the Southeast Missouri Boy Scout Council. Bob's Shoe Service, 515 Broadway, is expending; owner Bob Fuller recently purchased an adjacent structure from C.W. Bauerle, this proving an additional 1,500 square feet of space for sales and other activities...
Congressional votes (01/26/10)
There were no key votes in the Senate this week. ST. CROIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: The House failed to pass the Castle Nugent National Historic Site Establishment Act (H.R. 3726), sponsored by Del. Donna Christensen, D-V.I., that would have established the Castle Nugent in St. ...
Generous donors (01/26/10)
When disasters like the earthquake in Haiti occur, millions of people respond with contributions to relief efforts. But the needs of countless other efforts to provide help around the world continue unabated. A Cape Girardeau group, Celebrate Hope, is trying to raise $100,000 for an orphanage in Swaziland in Africa. ...
Climate ostriches risk the future (01/26/10)
Fifteen years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I sought multiple opinions regarding the diagnosis plus the advice of a team of oncologists. I could have hacked everyone's personal e-mails and rejected their consensus because of negative comments about competing teams of oncologists. ...
Speak Out 1/26/10 (01/26/10)
I am normally for bond issues. But this time I want to know how much of my money was used to hire consultants. Everything that's voted on has to rely on consultants. As far as I'm concerned, a consultant is an out-of-work friend of a politician. I won't vote for the school bond issue if the district is going to spend money on that...
Prayer 1/26/10 (01/26/10)
For all who find ways to help those in need, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Career and Technology Center director speaks at national convention (01/26/10)
Richard Payne, Director of the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center, spoke at the annual Technology Centers That Work National Forum in Jacksonville, FL, January 13-14. The purpose of the forum was to explore innovative practices for students to be successful in both careers and further studies...
PRESS RELEASE - US Global Imperialism Must End To Provide Balanced Budgets (01/26/10)
Midge Potts for Senate 2010 www.electmidge.com Contact: Midge Potts midge@electmidge.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26th, 2010 President's Discretionary Spending Freeze Is Off Target Comprehensive Restructuring Of US Budget Proposed By Progressive Senate Candidate...
Artist Reception to be held at StarView Vineyards (01/26/10)
COBDEN, IL - On February 6, 2010, StarView Vineyards is unveiling a newly remodeled art gallery/banquet room and is hosting a reception for three local artists whose work will be on display. Come meet the artists and enjoy complimentary appetizers and entertainment provided by Larry Dillard from 1-5 p.m...
American Heart Association Recognizes Saint Francis for Employee Wellness Programs (01/26/10)
Saint Francis Medical Center is the first Southeast Missouri company to be recognized by the American Heart Association's Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Program for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace. Designed to be a catalyst for positive change in American business, the Start! Fit-Friendly Companies program recognizes employers who champion the health of their employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (01/26/10)
Hank is a 3 month old mixed breed puppy. He will be a large dog. Hank has 2 sisters also available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Fiery Sunset (01/26/10)
Unusual sunset from the deck of our home in Gordonville, MO
Brady (01/26/10)
Hometown: Cape Girardeau Brady is our Golden Boy! He loves to play with all of his toys and his favorite blanket. We have nicknamed him "Linus" from the Peanuts Gang, because he carries his blanket every where. He, too, is spoiled rotten!
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