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Bill proposes public smoking ban in Missouri (02/03/10)
Some lawmakers in Missouri say a piece of legislation filed last week calling for a smoke-free state is a bill promoting good health throughout the state. As it's written, the bill would ban smoking in restaurants, bars, and numerous other public venues...
Cape Girardeau primaries: Rediger, Hopkins win spots on April ballot; Davis-Proffer, Moore win in Ward 2 (02/03/10)
In a primary race that drew out 8.45 percent of city voters, mayoral candidate Harry Rediger received more than twice as many votes as opponent Matt Hopkins. Hopkins and Rediger beat out Walter White in Tuesday's runoff for the April 6 election, while Meg Davis-Proffer and Stafford Moore move on to vie for the Ward 2 council seat. Mayor Jay Knudtson and Ward 2 council member Charlie Herbst cannot seek re-election because of term limits.
Alexander County sheriff loses primary (02/03/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Cairo police chief Tim Brown unseated Alexander County Sheriff David Barkett in Tuesday's sheriff election. In an election that brought out 21.75 percent of voters in the Southern Illinois county, Brown received 55.5 percent of the vote, according to the Alexander County clerk's office. Barkett received 559 votes, or 39.9 percent of votes cast...
Study: Recession increases need for food banks in Southeast Missouri (02/03/10)
News that the recession is forcing significantly more Southeast Missourians to seek emergency food assistance comes as no surprise to Southeast Missouri Food Bank director Karen Green. Last year the local food bank distributed more than 5.2 million pounds of food, an increase from the 2.8 million pounds of food given out in 2008, according to a study released Tuesday. ...
Man accused of kidnapping wife on Christmas Eve indicted by federal grand jury (02/03/10)
A Jackson man who formerly faced felony kidnapping charges in Cape Girardeau County, now faces a federal indictment. James Douglas, 29, appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lewis M. Blanton for his arraignment and a detention hearing. Blanton issued no orders Tuesday but took Douglas' detention under advisement, according to Cynthia Glueck, clerk of courts for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri.
String orchestra event draws 200 middle school, junior high students to River Campus (02/03/10)
Surrounded on a stage by junior high and middle school students, Dr. Sara Edgerton led the musicians in a series of warm-ups before their orchestra rehearsal at the Bedell Performance Hall. Edgerton, director of the orchestra and professor of cello and string bass at Southeast Missouri State University, instructed the students. "Eyes up. Beautiful sound. Perfect posture."
Teachers send out Kits 4 Kids for Haitian children (02/03/10)
From left, volunteers Amber Brewer, Pat Baker, Jana Gass and Ashley Duerst from Southeast Missouri State University unload boxes full of "Kits 4 Kids" from Matthews Elementary School of Sikeston, Mo., on Tuesday at West Park Mall. The kits include a full-sized bottle of shampoo, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a bar of antibacterial soap, a hand towel and a comb. Kits 4 Kids is a statewide project which has schoolchildren prepare hygiene kits for the children in Haiti. The kits are then collected and distributed by the Springfield, Mo.-based organization Convoy of Hope.
Emerson, Skelton propose blocking EPA greenhouse gas rules (02/03/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two congressional members from Missouri said Tuesday they plan to file legislation blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from developing its own greenhouse gas rules. U.S. Reps. Ike Skelton, a Democrat from western Missouri, and Jo Ann Emerson, a Cape Girardeau Republican, sharply criticized federal environmental regulators and warned that because EPA officials are not elected, the agency is not accountable to the farmers, business owners and other Missouri residents who could be hurt.. ...
Poplar Bluff man sentenced to prison for vehicle assault (02/03/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man was sentenced to prison Monday afternoon for an assault in which he was accused of striking another man with his vehicle and then apparently spinning its tires on top of him. Jerry Oliver Stewart, 47, was convicted of a Dec. 1, 2008, incident outside Poplar Bluff's Main Street bar that left Gary Eugene Lawrence seriously injured.
Cape Girardeau man charged with dorm burglaries waives preliminary hearing (02/03/10)
A Cape Girardeau man accused of stealing from more than 15 dorm rooms on the Southeast Missouri State University campus gave up his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Associate Circuit Court Judge Gary A. Kamp. Marcus L. Woods, 24, charged with five counts of second-degree burglary, will now appear before Circuit Court Judge William Syler at 9 a.m. Tuesday for case review.
Mo. senator testifies on porn bill and Jetton's role (02/03/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri senator who testified before a federal grand jury Tuesday said political donations from the adult entertainment industry contributed to the demise of a bill that would have imposed new taxes and regulations on sexually oriented businesses...
Mo. schools seek legal loophole to protect students (02/03/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri school superintendents who want to keep troubled teachers from returning to the classroom said Tuesday they feel hamstrung by rules that restrict them from sharing information on why teachers lose their jobs. The legislature is considering a measure that would give civil immunity to local districts and employees who share more detailed employment histories of job-hunting teachers. Similar proposals have fallen short the past two years...
Health lobbying gearing down (02/03/10)
WASHINGTON -- Notice you're not bombarded any more by TV ads about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul plan? Drugmakers, business organizations and other interest groups in the health care battle have dialed down expensive lobbying campaigns as they assess how last month's Republican capture of a Senate seat from Massachusetts has altered Washington's political landscape...
Tough economy spurs shift to cheaper liquor (02/03/10)
NEW YORK -- Americans' love affair with top-shelf booze cooled last year as the recession took a toll on high-priced tipples. People drank more liquor but turned to cheaper brands, according to a report by an industry group. They also drank more at home and less in pricier bars and restaurants in an effort to save money...
Top uniformed officer: Gay ban should be lifted (02/03/10)
WASHINGTON -- The military's top uniformed officer on Tuesday made a plea for allowing gays to serve openly in uniform, telling a Senate panel it was a matter of integrity and that it is wrong to force people to "lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens."...
Ill. picks Senate candidates; gov. races close (02/03/10)
CHICAGO -- Illinois voters picked candidates Tuesday for an election in which Democrats will try to defend the governor's office and a U.S. Senate seat from a Republican Party eager to exploit their political disarray. Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias won the Democratic Senate nomination. He will face Republican Mark Kirk, a moderate five-term congressman...
Punxsutawney Phil tries texting, tweeting prediction of more winter (02/03/10)
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- Punxsutawney Phil might be an expert at shadow spotting, but texting? Not so much. About two hours after the famous groundhog "saw" his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter, the rodent's inaugural stab at text-messaging appeared. Phil also sent a Twitter update at about that time...
Cops: Thieves swipe Twinkies, leave tracks in snow (02/03/10)
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- It was a Zinger of a theft in Tennessee. It also included cupcakes, Twinkies and other snack cakes from the Merita Bread Company. The Kingsport Times-News cites a report from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office in reporting 34-year-old James M. Denoon and 18-year-old Anthony Stout were found hiding under a truck at the bakery late Friday night...
Study shows drop in serious child abuse (02/03/10)
NEW YORK -- A massive new federal study documents an unprecedented and dramatic decrease in incidents of serious child abuse, especially sexual abuse. Experts hailed the findings as proof that crackdowns and public awareness campaigns had made headway...
Ariz. principal suspended over sarcastic letter (02/03/10)
PHOENIX -- An Arizona school principal who penned a sarcastic letter that chided parents for children who were either "too lazy or too stupid" to complete their assignments in class was suspended after the missive was mistakenly sent home. "The math we do is really easy," said the letter from Litchfield Elementary School principal Ron Sterr. ...
Aid backing up at bottlenecks in Haiti (02/03/10)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A generous world has flooded Haiti with donations, but anger and desperation are mounting as the aid stacks up inside this broken country. Bottlenecks at key transportation points and scattered violence, including an armed group's attack on a food convoy, have slowed the distribution of food and medicine from the port, airport and a warehouse in the Cite-Soleil slum. ...
French court probes blame for 2000 Concorde crash (02/03/10)
PONTOISE, France -- A long-awaited trial in the fiery crash of an Air France supersonic Concorde opened Tuesday, but lawyers for Continental Airlines -- accused of responsibility in the accident that killed 113 people -- urged the court to drop the proceedings...
Ahmadinejad proposes prisoner swap for US hikers (02/03/10)
TEHRAN -- Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday proposed a swap of Iranians in U.S. prisons for three American hikers being held in Tehran. Ahmadinejad said in interview with state TV that there were ongoing negotiations about exchanging the hikers for several Iranians jailed for years in the United States...
Iran says it is ready to send uranium abroad (02/03/10)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Tuesday it was ready to send its uranium abroad for further enrichment as requested by the U.N. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the decision in an interview with state Iranian television. He said Iran will have "no problem" giving the West its low-enriched uranium and taking it back several months later when it is enriched by 20 percent...
High school roundup: St. Vincent boys top Grandview 55-53 (02/03/10)
Area high school events reported Tuesday to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks handle future OVC member (02/03/10)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team was in desperate need of a win. Southeast got it via one of its most lopsided victories of the season. The host Redhawks allowed a season-low point total in routing future Ohio Valley Conference member Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 68-49 on Tuesday night...
Redhawks' Uchtman honored again by OVC (02/03/10)
Southeast Missouri State junior Josh Uchtman has been named Ohio Valley Conference male field athlete of week for indoor track and field, his second such award in three weeks. Uchtman captured Southeast's lone individual title at this past weekend's Indiana Relays, winning the shot put with a throw of 58 feet, 4 3/4 inches to tie his career best set two weeks ago...
Cougars clip Southeast women 59-57 (02/03/10)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team was the latest Ohio Valley Conference victim of a future league member. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville took advantage of 24 turnovers and held off the host Redhawks 59-57 on Tuesday night...
No fancy tricks needed for great Super Bowl grub (02/03/10)
There's not a whole lot of high-end culinary wizardry involved in typical Super Bowl party foods. But because it's easy to end up with a bland batch of chili, soggy nachos and brown guacamole, we wondered if there were simple tricks to avoiding these common problems...
U.S. reviewing ban on Scottish haggis (02/03/10)
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Just how risky is the Scottish national dish? At the request of Scottish officials, the U.S. government will sort that out as it reviews its ban on haggis, a sort of sausage made by rolling cooked sheep's offal -- the liver, heart and lungs -- in oats and pepper, then stuffing it into beef intestine and boiling it...
Glass crafted specifically for Missouri wine (02/03/10)
The Missouri native grape that's been the base for wines for hundreds of years now has its own glass. Retailers, representatives from the Missouri Wine & Grape Board, sommeliers and winemakers converged in 2009 to taste Norton wines out of different glass shapes to find the bowl that would most complement the red wine, made from the official state grape of Missouri. ...
Recipe Swap: Club trades recipes from around the country (02/03/10)
Jodi Thompson, an avid recipe and cookbook collector, sent me these recipes to include here. She has an Internet recipe club that shares recipes from all across the country, and these are a few that came from her recently. I save many of the recipes she sends me, and I enjoy going back and looking through them from time to time. ...
'Avatar,' 'The Hurt Locker' lead best-picture Oscar nominations (02/03/10)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war-on-terror thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for former spouses James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow...
Kirt Hutton (02/03/10)
William Kirt Hutton, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Rhoda Miller (02/03/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Rhoda Miller, 101, of Anna died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Union County Hospital. She was born Nov. 15, 1908, in Pope County, Ill., daughter of Alonzo and Polly Ann Austin Harper. She and Carl E. Miller were married Nov. 28, 1938. He preceded her in death July 23, 1999...
Velma Lilly (02/03/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Velma L. Lilly, 87, of Perryville died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Myrtle, Miss., daughter of John and Leona Perkins. She married James Lilly, who preceded her in death...
Freda Hunze (02/03/10)
Freda Hunze, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at her home. She was born Dec. 13, 1923, in Lutesville, Mo., to George and Della McCormick Sample. She and Albert Kenneth "Pig" Hunze were married July 12, 1940, at Sikeston, Mo. He died Aug. 15, 1988...
Leona Huber (02/03/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leona A. Huber, 95, of Perryville died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 15, 1914, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Oscar W. and Helen Meyer Dambach. She and Albert W. Huber were married Oct. 18, 1932. He preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1995...
Bernice Medlock (02/03/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bernice L. Medlock, 74, of Sikeston passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at the Golden Care Living Center in New Madrid, Mo. She was born June 30, 1935, in Doniphan, Mo., daughter of Otis L. and Edna Dunlap Bates. She and the Rev. Robert "Bob" Medlock were married June 5, 1954...
Everett Kiefer (02/03/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Everett Kiefer, 90, of Perryville died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born June 3, 1919, in Perry County, son of Herman and Bernice Zahner Kiefer. He and Lula Brotherton were married Jan. 1, 1940, in Perryville. She preceded him in death Feb. 12, 2002...
Violet Moore (02/03/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Violet C. Moore, 85, of Chaffee died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Perkins, Mo., daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Marcus Standley. She and Buford Carter were married Jan. 23, 1943. He preceded her in death March 8, 1950...
Delores Honey (02/03/10)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Delores Carrington Honey, 65, of Mounds, formerly of Mound City, Ill., died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at her home in Mounds. She was born April 14,1944, in Mound City. She was married to Glenn E. Honey and was a member of the First Methodist Church in Mound City and the Mound City Women's Club...
Births 2/3/10 (02/03/10)
Son to Christopher Lee Pulley and Erin Alicia Carter of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 10:54 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. Name, Jeremiah Lee. Weight, 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Third son. Ms. Carter is the daughter of Pat and Carey Carter of Cape Girardeau. She is employed at East Missouri Action Agency. Pulley is the son of Jimmy and Sandy Pulley of Gale, Ill. He is employed at Davis Glass...
Woodland Elementary School (02/03/10)
Woodland Elementary School A Honor Roll 2nd grade: Maddison Altenthal, Emma Cook, Mark Coomer, Zach Cowell, Kaylie Davis, Hailey Elbrecht, Zadie Ezell, Astonish Fann, Taylor Govero, Hailee Green, Malachi Huffman, Nick Hurst, David Jansen, Carson Jarrell, Whitney Jordan, Cheyenne Koch, Austin Liley, Kaleb Long, Brian Luttrell, Blake Matheney, Carter Mayfield, Judson Mayfield, Michael McCormick, Brittany Moyers, Kaylee Myers, Makayla Proffer, Jacob Shelton, Timothy Sloan, Alex Smith, Brooke York...
Jackson police/fire reports 2/3/10 (02/03/10)
Police report 2/3/10 (02/03/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Fire report 2/3/10 (02/03/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 2/3/10 (02/03/10)
Irvin H. Garms of Cape Girardeau, who has been associated with the R.B. Potashnick Construction Co. since 1936, retired last week from his position as president of the firm, a post he had held for the past 24 years. Rental Land Inc., 1922 Independence St., has started construction of a new two-story addition to meet demands of its business; the structure, attached to the north end of the existing building, will have 900 square feet on each floor...
Spending czars: Let the spenders figure out how to ... cut spending (02/03/10)
If the new Obama administration federal budget unveiled this week has accomplished anything, it is this: Schoolchildren will soon know how many zeros are in a trillion. Just like your household budget, the federal government each year charts income and expenses. To put it mildly, it ain't pretty this year. And it won't improve to any great extent until at least 2020...
School funding (02/03/10)
Weathering the recession has become a major part of managing everything from household budgets to government spending. In Missouri, public schools have received most of the funding anticipated under the state's school-funding formula -- until this year. The prospects for funding in the next school year are cause for worry among administrators and school boards...
Debt: $45,000 per American (02/03/10)
To our distinguished members of Congress: Please don't continue to tell us how opposed you are to increasing our spiraling public debt. You have just approved legislation to increase the debt ceiling by $1.9 trillion. Las year our debt increased $1.4 trillion. With the increase, we will be at a public debt of $14.3 trillion -- $45,000 for every American...
Speak Out 2/3/10 (02/03/10)
IF President Obama is really serious about wanting Congress to do something about our debt, Congress should pass a bill limiting the number of air miles he can travel. There's no telling how many millions of dollars he's spent in the last year traveling by airplane all over the world...
Prayer 2/3/10 (02/03/10)
For those who live in misery and fear, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Nell Holcomb Junior Beta Club Help With Kits4Kids (02/03/10)
The Nell Holcomb Betas completed a service project on Tuesday, February 2nd that was in participation with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and The Convoy Of Hope Organization. We collected "Kits4Kids," which was a kit consisting of: shampoo, comb, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand towel, and soap. ...
Free HDTV From BestBuy (02/03/10)
Perryville Discount Furniture has teamed up with BestBuy to give away free HDTV's with the purchase of select 6 pc livingroom sets from Ashley Furniture. Sets starting at $1399 with a free HDTV. or a bedroom package for $1799 that includes a nice queen Mattress and boxspring from campbell mattress a Queen bed, Dressor, Mirror, a nightstand, and comforter set, and recieve a free HDTV from bestbuy. visit our website a www.perryvillediscountfurniture.com for details or call us at 573-547-1835...
Opening of new local Aaron Sachs and Associates' office in Cape Girardeau to be announced during Superbowl game (02/03/10)
Cape Girardeau , MO February 3, 2010 --Aaron Sachs and Associates, a Missouri law firm, is scheduled to announce the opening of a new local office to service the Cape Girardeau area in a Superbowl ad to air on KFVS -12, the local CBS TV station. ...
Our Back Yard (02/03/10)
Deer in our back yard Friday morning, January 29, 2010.
Jackson Business Donates Hats for Cancer Patients (02/03/10)
Tina Fowler, orthodontic assistant at Innovative Orthodontics in Jackson, gives Krishnamohan R. Basarakodu, MD, (Dr. Krishna), hematologist/oncologist at Southeast Missouri Hospital, a box of hats, scarves and gloves for cancer patients. The items were donated by patients and staff at Innovative Orthodontics. "This is the first year we've done this," says Fowler. "But we're hoping it will catch on because it's for a really great cause."...
Plowing thru the snow (02/03/10)
Titan is a six year old Pommeranian. He loves to put his face in the snow and plow thru!
Bollinger Mill & Bridge (02/03/10)
Bollinger Mill & Covered Bridge looked so cool with all the snow remaining.
Scenic country setting (02/03/10)
Old time country scenery in Bollinger County.
Trystan LOVES the snow (02/03/10)
Trystan is a 14 month old Welsh Corgi. He loves to run and play in the snow, but his short legs make it quite entertaining to watch.
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