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Cape Girardeau lawyer charged in domestic violence incident (02/19/10)
A Cape Girardeau lawyer was charged Thursday with felony armed criminal action and first- and second-degree domestic violence for allegedly pointing an unloaded handgun at his fiancee's head Wednesday night.
Winter roughs up Scott County roads (02/19/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Winter weather has taken a toll on county roads -- and many have noticed it. "All this snow and ice and freezing and thawing has really had an impact on our roads," said Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner of Scott County. "The potholes are really bad."...
Charges filed in New Madrid County murder case (02/19/10)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A Howardville, Mo., man was arraigned Thursday for the shooting death of a 49-year-old woman. Jann L. Wofford, 54, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of Dorothy Virginia Hood. Hood's body was discovered along a fence row adjacent to County Road 501 between New Madrid and Lilbourn Wednesday afternoon...
County commission to organize public hearings on creating Bloomfield Road speed limit (02/19/10)
Cape Girardeau County District 1 Commissioner Paul Koeper has long considered County Road 205, known for frequent accidents and speeding vehicles, a "problem child."
Scott County man charged in severe beating of pregnant woman (02/19/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Haywood City, Mo., has been arrested in connection with an alleged beating of a 26-year-old woman, according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release. Jim "Bug" Harris Jr., 49, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and armed criminal action. His bond has been set at $100,000...
Southeast's international student enrollment rising (02/19/10)
As Southeast Missouri State University's enrollment grows, so is a smaller part of its population -- international students. The four-week spring semester census numbers, released this week, show international student enrollment exceeding 400 students for the first time in recent history, said Dr. Debbie Below, assistant vice president of enrollment management and director of admissions. The population has doubled since fall 2007 when there were 203 international students...
Emergency response training classes for public start Wednesday (02/19/10)
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a 20-hour training program designed to prepare you for a major disaster. The next opportunity to take part in the training is coming up on Wednesday for four hours each Wednesday for five weeks. Coordinator Jim Watkins said you need to register so there are enough materials. Textbook and technical training is mixed with hands-on training...
Low-income Cape Girardeau housing proposal goes before state commission today (02/19/10)
A proposal to create 43 apartments for low-income individuals in Cape Girardeau won out over two to build new housing for low-income elderly in recommendations that will go before the Missouri Housing Development Commission today. RCH Development Inc., controlled by Jackson developer Chad Hartle, will receive $4.1 million in state tax credits over 10 years, an equal amount of federal tax credits and a $450,000 1 percent interest loan to create Cape Riverview Apartments 2 at Park Drive and Lorimier Street. ...
Man accused of trying to cut off fiancee's finger to be arraigned next month (02/19/10)
At the preliminary hearing Thursday for Jason J. Robert, a Cape Girardeau man accused of trying to cut off his fiancee's finger, Associate Circuit Court Judge Gary A. Kamp found probable cause for the case to proceed.
Missouri colleges told to prepare for deep budget cuts (02/19/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers and university presidents are painting a bleak picture of future higher education funding as student enrollment rises across the state. Federal stimulus funds targeted for education are expected to run out in 2012, meaning states may have make deep cuts to higher education if tax revenues do not rebound quickly...
Sen. Kit Bond to discuss Washington, D.C., and the economy today in Cape Girardeau (02/19/10)
U.S. Sen. Kit Bond will visit Cape Girardeau today to discuss "the impact of Washington policies on the economy," according to a statement issued by his Washington, D.C., office. Bond, a Republican, has been in the U.S. Senate since 1987. He announced early last year that he would not seek another term in the 2010 elections...
Old Town Cape awards Dr. Steven Hoffman with volunteer, visionary awards at annual banquet (02/19/10)
Dr. Steven Hoffman presented several awards Thursday night during the Old Town Cape annual dinner but little did the Southeast Missouri State University professor realize he later would be one of the recipients. For the first time in its history, Old Town Cape organizers honored one person, Hoffman, with two of the organization's highest awards at its dinner, which drew 160 people. ...
Morning halo (02/19/10)
A solar ring decorates the sky Thursday morning above Common Pleas Courthouse Park in Cape Girardeau. The ring is caused by ice crystals within thin cirrus clouds.
Highway 177 to be closed next week for pipe replacement, drainage work (02/19/10)
A section of Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau County will be closed for four hours Tuesday and carry reduced traffic the remainder of the week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace pipe under the road and perform drainage work. The section from Okemah Lane to County Road 602 will be closed, weather permitting, beginning at 8 a.m. ...
SEMO speaking event featuring Dysons rescheduled for March (02/19/10)
An event in Southeast Missouri State University's speaker series has been rescheduled. The Rev. Marcia Dyson and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will speak at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Show Me Center. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 24. Michael Dyson, an author and scholar, was the keynote speaker there last year for Dr. ...
Dexter aldermen table ordinance requiring prescription for pseudoephedrine (02/19/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The Dexter Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday evening to table an ordinance that would have required a prescription to purchase certain cold medicines, the Daily Statesman newspaper reported. Following in the footsteps of two area communities, the issue was brought before the board in January at the request of some local pharmacists...
Murder suspect arrested in New Madrid County (02/19/10)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- One person is in custody as law enforcement officials continue their investigation into the apparent murder of a Howardville, Mo., woman.
Wal-Mart profit rises 22 percent; sales decline for first time (02/19/10)
NEW YORK -- After nearly 50 years of hammering competitors with discounts, Wal-Mart is getting a taste of its own medicine. The world's largest retailer has seen sales at its U.S. Walmart stores fall for the first time, as price-cutting competitors lure away bargain-hunters. Department stores and dollar stores are muscling in on the company's discount turf...
Billionaire Icahn backs passenger rail company (02/19/10)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is backing a startup company that would build trains to run on President Barack Obama's high-speed rail network, challenging international manufacturers that dominate the market, the company said Thursday...
Professor, consultant say costs of blocking Asian carp exaggerated (02/19/10)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Government officials and Illinois businesses are overstating the economic pain that would result from closing Chicago-area shipping locks to block the Asian carp's path to the Great Lakes, two transportation specialists said Thursday...
Man crashes plane into IRS building (02/19/10)
AUSTIN, Texas -- A software engineer furious with the Internal Revenue Service launched a suicide attack on the agency Thursday by crashing his small plane into an office building containing nearly 200 IRS employees, setting off a fire that sent workers running for their lives...
Dalai Lama gets upbeat - but quiet - Obama welcome (02/19/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama personally welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House on Thursday and lauded his goals for the Tibetan people, but he kept their get-together off-camera and low-key in an attempt to avoid inflaming tensions with China...
Corporations, agencies infiltrated by 'botnet' (02/19/10)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Security experts have found a network of 74,000 virus-infected computers that stole information from inside corporations and government agencies. The unusual thing about the incident is not that it happened but that it was discovered, and it is a reminder of the dangers of having computers with sensitive data connected to the open Internet...
Hawaii considers legalizing gambling (02/19/10)
HONOLULU -- Hawaii has always been known for its sun, sand and surf. It may soon add another attraction: slots. Hawaii is one of the last two states with no legalized gambling, but lawmakers facing billion-dollar budget deficits and hunting for ways increase revenue are thinking about allowing casinos in tourist-filled Waikiki or on Native Hawaiian lands...
Bomb kills 29 in Pakistan as American envoy visits (02/19/10)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt killed 29 people including some militants Thursday, underscoring the relentless security threat here even as Pakistani-U.S. cooperation against extremism appears on the upswing...
Afghan Taliban chiefs arrested in Pakistani sweeps (02/19/10)
KABUL -- Pakistani authorities, aided by U.S. intelligence, have apprehended more Afghan Taliban chiefs following the capture of the movement's No. 2 figure -- arrests that together represent the biggest blow to the insurgents since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001...
Dubai police blaming Mossad for Hamas commander's slaying (02/19/10)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Dubai police directly accused Israel's Mossad spy agency of orchestrating the hit squad slaying of a Hamas commander as the number of suspects rose Thursday to 18. Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim was quoted as saying he was "99 percent, if not 100 percent" certain that Mossad was behind last month's slaying of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a luxury hotel room in Dubai...
U.N. agency worried Iran may be working on warheads (02/19/10)
VIENNA -- The U.N. nuclear agency on Thursday said it was worried Iran may currently be working on making a nuclear warhead, suggesting for the first time that Tehran had either resumed such work or never stopped at the time U.S. intelligence thought it did...
Bulldogs' Castleman makes fourth appearance at state swim meet (02/19/10)
"When I was little, about 6, my mom gave me the option to either go to summer school or swim in the morning," Castleman said. "I was like, 'I'm not going to summer school.'"
Central overpowers Perryville girls 66-31 (02/19/10)
The Tigers had 24 steals and the Pirates committed 40 total turnovers.
High school roundup: Three wrestlers from Jackson and one from Central win first-round matches (02/19/10)
All the area high school events reported Thursday to the Southeast Missourian.
Redhawks get OVC break with BracketBuster (02/19/10)
Southeast will be in Oxford, Ohio, for a matchup with the Miami RedHawks in the annual ESPN BracketBusters series. The tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m.
Southeast women lose to Racers (02/19/10)
Southeast led by three points with less than seven minutes left but suffered its sixth straight defeat, 61-52 at Murray State on Thursday night.
SEMO Roundup: Redhawks will host their lone indoor track and field meet today (02/19/10)
Redhawk's catcher Jim Klocke nominated for award, softball players and gymnast earn weekly honors
Best picture round 1: 'Avatar' and 'Up' (02/19/10)
After only one week of my Oscar quest, I've already fallen behind. I took friends with me to see "Avatar" and then watched "Up" on my own. Then I forgot my mission for a day. Couldn't borrow one movie (stupid Blu-ray) and had to pack for vacation. But I'll be back to it soon, I promise (she wrote with trepidation and uncertainty)...
Love story (02/19/10)
I like a good love story. If I go to a bookstore or library to pick out a book, I'm likely to get a historical novel (my favorite) or mystery of some sort. Fortunately, I have a wife whose eclectic reading tastes include love stories. Some of them are simple and straightforward. Others are complex and span several generations. Bring 'em on...
Cape Girardeau band The Big Idea has some big plans (02/19/10)
When it comes to original music, Cape Girardeau's scene has some of the best hidden secrets in the area. Now, those secrets seem to be sneaking out from behind their shadowed doors and hitting the mainstream, giving people new and exciting stuff to listen to...
'Crazy Heart' hits high notes with authentic country tunes (02/19/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When director Scott Cooper approached him with the script for "Crazy Heart," Jeff Bridges turned down the part of a lifetime. Cold. Sure, the role of outlaw country burnout Bad Blake had great potential, but the project was just a hollow shell at that point...
Best bet: Brazilian percussionist Ney Rosauro performs at River Campus (02/19/10)
Music and culture come together Thursday with a Brazilian percussion concert. Brazilian percussionist, composer and teacher Ney Rosauro will join the Southeast Percussion Ensemble for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Shuck Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University...
Southeast Missouri group Rockface Barband battles for spot in Pointfest music festival (02/19/10)
Rockface Barband is rattling cages and turning heads in the St. Louis music scene. On Feb. 26 the Southeast Missouri rockers will go up against five of St. Louis' best bands at Pop's in Sauget, Ill., for the opportunity to play Pointfest, a long-standing music festival put on by 105.7 The Point...
Ebert cannot speak but still communicates (02/19/10)
NEW YORK -- Film critic Roger Ebert lost his ability to speak nearly four years ago, when he underwent a tracheostomy, a procedure that opens an airway through an incision in the windpipe, after surgery for cancer in his jaw. In an interview in the new issue of Esquire magazine, the 67-year-old film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times uses pen and paper and text-to-speech computer software to communicate. ...
Dr. Robert Skelton (02/19/10)
Dr. Robert Howard "Bob" Skelton, 71, of Bloomfield, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Stars and Stripes Museum in Bloomfield...
Edgar Buchheit (02/19/10)
Edgar O. Buchheit, 83, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Apple Creek, Mo., son of Henry W. and Theresa Anna Baer Buchheit. He and Dorothy A. Schroeder were married Sept. 12, 1953...
Lucky Sands (02/19/10)
Lucky Sands, 45, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She was born Aug. 2, 1964, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Lal and Cynthia Herath. Lucky grew up in Sri Lanka, where she started her education at Ladies College in Colombo. She continued her higher education at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), where she graduated with a degree in economics and business administration...
Roger Moonier (02/19/10)
Roger Wayne Moonier, 67, of Jackson died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Perryville, Mo., to Lucille Lorene Ruch and Edgar "Tudor" Moonier. He first married Karen Mills in 1963. He later married Elane Ertman on Aug. 19, 2003...
Births 2/19/10 (02/19/10)
Daughter to Joseph Paul and Brittany Lynn Price of Oak Ridge, Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:16 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. Name, Faith Marie. Weight, 5 pounds, 9 ounces. Fourth child, second daughter. Mrs. Price is the former Brittany Risinger, daughter of Steve and Tina Risinger of Jackson. Price is the son of Joyce Baker of Oak Ridge and Pat Salvatore of Cape Girardeau. He is an electrician with MMR Group...
Cape fire report 2/19/10 (02/19/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape police report 2/19/10 (02/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Out of the past 2/19/10 (02/19/10)
Three area Boy Scouts have earned their Eagle Scout requirements: Andy Oxford of Cape Girardeau, and Mike Barks and John A. Rice Jr., both of Jackson. State Rep. Mary Kasten of Cape Girardeau says she plans to vote in favor of the mandatory seat-belt law in the Missouri House, which reportedly is closely divided on the issue...
Correction 2/19/10 (02/19/10)
An article in Thursday's Southeast Missourian incorrectly listed the date of the Dyson speaking event at Southeast Missouri State University. The event will be at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Show Me Center.
Snow vacation (02/19/10)
Jo Mannies, St. Louis Beacon online political reporter (and former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter) posted the following on her Web page last Thursday:"[Gov. Jay] Nixon and his wife have missed this week's snow, as they have been quietly in Florida all week on vacation...
Marital endurance (02/19/10)
The durability of marriage was honored at a special Valentine's Day party in Cape Girardeau, and 230 couples -- all married 50 years or more -- took part in the festivities. This annual event started when many of this year's honored couples had been married about 20 years. The party's sponsors are Schnucks and KZIM...
Speak Out 2/19/10 (02/19/10)
SUNDAY'S edition carried a lengthy discussion of property on Themis Street that was related to possible changes in zoning regulations in Cape Girardeau. It was stated that the property has a new roof, siding and windows. None of that is accurate, which could be confirmed by anyone driving by. ...
Prayer 2/19/10 (02/19/10)
Help us, O God, to reflect on our lives and the choices we make. Amen.
"Boots on the Ground" concludes in Rolla (02/19/10)
February 19, 2010 (Rolla, MO) - For 28 days, US House of Representatives candidate Tommy Sowers spent one day and one night living, working, and listening in each of the 28 counties of the 8th Congressional District. Tommy, along with his dog Chuck, traveled over 3100 miles in his pickup truck, more than the distance from New York to Los Angeles. He returned home to Phelps County on Tuesday for the final day of his "Boots on the Ground" project...
Guard promotes Jones to staff sergeant (02/19/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo -- Cody Jones of Dexter was recently promoted from the rank of sergeant to staff sergeant in the Missouri National Guard. Jones, 28, has been with the Missouri National Guard since July 2007 and served five years before that in active duty. He is currently a full-time Guard employee, serving as the 1140th Engineer Battalion's Forward Support Company's training noncommissioned officer...
Quartermasters take lifesaving first-aid training seriously at recent drill (02/19/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- A Missouri National Guard Soldier needs to be so well trained in first aid and life-saving techniques that it should become "second nature" in the unfortunate case that someone -- Soldier or not -- gets injured. That's why at drill recently, the 735th Quartermaster Force Provider Detachment 3 spent several hours going over various combat lifesaver skills and first-aid techniques that could someday prove invaluable, whether it's on the battlefield or at the scene of a car crash.. ...
Immaculate Conception 7th Grade Basketball Team makes Donation (02/19/10)
Attached is the Immaculate Conception of Jackson 7th grade Basketball Team. At their tournament this past January team member Garrett VanGennip came up with the idea to hold a 50/50 drawing for Haiti which raised a total of $189. The drawing winners all donated their money back to the fund...
My hungry lil squirrel (02/19/10)
Squirrel eating birdseed
Lumber Lumber Falling Down (02/19/10)
Mr. Ed's old building coming down where a parking lot soon will be!
Dust anyone (02/19/10)
623 and 625 broadway being torn down
Coming Down (02/19/10)
Mr. Ed's coming down
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