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Stories from Saturday, March 6, 2010

Russian orchestra performs at River Campus (03/06/10)
Maestro Alexei Kornienko conducts the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra through "Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy -Overture in B minor" during a performance at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus on Friday, March 5, 2010. The Orchestra also played other Russian masterpieces including "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43" and "Scheherazade, Op. 35." The venue sold 539 presale tickets for this event.
Mad emu attacks deputies in El Paso (03/06/10)
EL PASO, Texas -- A mad emu gave deputies a Texas-sized hard time. El Paso authorities say the big bird was running loose Tuesday, snarling rush-hour traffic near Interstate 10 and attacking deputies trying to restrain it. Deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office tried to prevent the tall, flightless bird from running into traffic. ...
Ky. deputy tries to shoot his way out of cell (03/06/10)
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- A Kentucky sheriff said a claustrophobic deputy has lost his job after accidentally locking himself in a jail cell and trying to shoot his way out of it. Adair County Sheriff Ralph Curry told WKYT-TV no one was hurt when Charles Wright fired his weapon. ...
Fla. monkey dodges captors, defies darts (03/06/10)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A monkey that has eluded capture in the Tampa Bay area for more than a year has again escaped from Florida wildlife officials. Authorities were called to a neighborhood in St. Petersburg on Wednesday when the rhesus macaque monkey was spotted. ...
South Carolina bill would get rid of filing law for terrorists (03/06/10)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- In South Carolina, any group that plans to overthrow the federal government -- or any other government in the U.S. -- must register its activities. It's the law. Now some state legislators are looking to repeal it. State Sen. ...
Man in doghouse after walking pet while in car (03/06/10)
LONDON -- An English dog owner has been fined after taking his pet for a stroll while driving next to him in his car. Prosecutors said Paul Railton was spotted driving at low speed along a country lane in December, holding his dog's leash through the car window as the animal trotted alongside. ...
5,200 Australians bare all for photo shoot (03/06/10)
SYDNEY -- About 5,200 naked people embraced each other on the steps of Sydney's iconic Opera House on Monday for a photo shoot by Spencer Tunick. Tunick, who is known for his nude group photos in public spaces, posed participants for more than an hour in a variety of positions. ...
Mice infest London's Westminster Palace (03/06/10)
LONDON -- The House of Lords has a momentous decision to make: Should it get cats to chase the mice that have infested one of Britain's most famous buildings? London's Houses of Parliament, also known as Westminster Palace, has rodents, and the peers aren't exactly sure what to do about it. ...
TBY magazine celebrates achievements of local women (03/06/10)
March is Women's History Month, and TBY wants to celebrate women -- of the world, the nation, and Southeast Missouri -- who have made a difference. Someday, we hope these women go down in Cape Girardeau history. TBY is a magazine for older adults published by the Southeast Missourian.
Spring into gardening: Plants Plus owner Joe Touchette offers garden tips and trends (03/06/10)
Joe Touchette loves to create a new landscape from scratch -- but he really loves to transform a messy, overgrown yard into a beautiful landscape. "It's a lot of fun. A lot of times I'll think I should have taken a picture before and after, because it looks so different," says Touchette, owner of Plants Plus in Cape Girardeau. ...
Telling tales: Cape Girardeau to hold third annual storytelling festival (03/06/10)
Cape Girardeau will host its third annual Storytelling Festival: Where the River Turns a Thousand Tales on April 9, 10 and 11 on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River. The festival will be located in full view of the Mississippi in historic downtown Cape Girardeau and will include six of the nation's premiere storytellers...
Preserving the news: Sharon Sanders, librarian extraordinaire at the Southeast Missourian, explains her love for research (03/06/10)
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Southeast Missourian newsroom, librarian Sharon Sanders sits calmly in her office, surrounded by the relics of Cape Girardeau's past. She spends her days shuffling through past and present news clippings, a pot of coffee to one side, a radio on her other...
Around the bend: Cape to Memphis, Part II (03/06/10)
Note: Dave Hardesty continues a day-by-day account of his Mississippi River kayaking trip, an adventure shared with his friend Danny Rees. Day two: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 We made camp across the river from Hickman, Ky., at mile 921.5. Paddled 39 miles today with a strong headwind from 10 a.m. on. As planned, we made it to Columbus, Ky., for lunch after meeting the Delta Queen on her way north just below Wycliff, Ky....
Hats off! Perry County Lutheran Historical Society celebrates 100 years with hat exhibit (03/06/10)
Carla Jordan, director of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society, says she's not the type of woman who can wear hats -- but she's excited about the society's new exhibit anyway. The exhibit, titled "Hats Off to 100 Years: The Perry County Lutheran Historical Society 1910-2010," opened Feb. ...
Eugene Myers (03/06/10)
Eugene E. Myers, 89, of Jackson passed away Friday, March 5, 2010, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. He was born June 28, 1920, in Vincennes, Ind., son of John F. and Nora B. Pfaff Myers. He and Eunice L. Eiler were married Sept. 15, 1949, in Vincennes...
Geneva Balke (03/06/10)
Geneva "Jenny" E. Simpher Balke, 85, of Alton, Ill., passed away Friday, March 5, 2010, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. She was born May 21, 1924, in Scott City, daughter of John and Lula Henderson Gibson. She and Ralph Balke were married April 15, 1983, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Alton...
Andrea Weatherspoon (03/06/10)
Andrea Weatherspoon Andrea Renee Weatherspoon, 3, daughter of Crystal Stults of Cape Girardeau and Chad Weatherspoon of Scott City, died Friday, March 5, 2010, in a traffic accident in Franklin County, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City...
Richard Weber (03/06/10)
KELSO, Mo. — Richard Weber, 79, of Kelso died Friday, March 5, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Kolton Rogers (03/06/10)
Kolton Rogers PATTON, Mo. -- Kolton James Rogers, infant son of Jamie Rogers of Patton died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Patton Cemetery, with the Rev. Carl Cureton officiating...
William Huckstep (03/06/10)
William E. "Billy" Huckstep, 66, of Jackson passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 22, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of William C. and Jannie M. Pulliam Huckstep. He and Sue Whaley were married Oct. 19, 1968, in Sedgewickville, Mo...
Larry Stone (03/06/10)
Larry Wayne Stone, 65, of Kingwood, W.Va., died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at West Virginia University Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born Nov. 23, 1944, in St. Joseph, Mo., son of Leon Edward and Edna Mae Heatley Stone. Larry graduated from Jackson High School in Jackson. He was a dump truck driver with Lone Star Industries in Cape Girardeau more than 30 years...
Stephanie McAnelly (03/06/10)
Stephanie C. McAnelly, 100, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 1, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 27 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton, Ky., is in charge of arrangements...
Out of the past 3/6/10 (03/06/10)
Richard L. Ochs Jr., a 24-year-old Cape Girardeau man, who has been employed in the sales department of a local radio station, is names the new project director for the Chamber of Commerce; he fills the post vacated last November by Donna Hanschen when she was named director of the Convention and Tourism Bureau...
Check Presenation with Midwest Neurosurgeons, LLC for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cape Girardeau Gold Sponsor (03/06/10)
Pictured from left Danielle McGuire, American Cancer Society Community Manager; Crystal Burress & Christy Bock, Corporate Sponsorship Chairs; Sonjay Joseph Fonn, DO; and Elizabeth Hartsfield, Manager
Meeting "new friends" at the Riverfront (03/06/10)
My Grandson Vincent & I enjoyed the Riverfront Saturday. Also, meeting "new friends" Cleopatra & Dominick.
A Great Day in Capaha Park (03/06/10)
My Grandson Vincent had a great time playing in Capaha Park on Saturday. After getting a new cowboy hat, could the day be any better?

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