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Sikeston teen pedestrian hit by motorist Wednesday night (03/25/10)
MINER, Mo. - A Sikeston male was in serious condition Wednesday night after the pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said that at 9:15 p.m. Joseph J. Jackson, 16, of Sikeston was walking on County Road 539, .2 miles north of Miner. A 2005 Chevrolet driven by Kimberly A. Beedle, 21, of Sikeston then hit the teen. Jackson was transported by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for treatment...
Work continues on Jackson roadway today (03/25/10)
Pipe replacements will continue today on Route D, also known as Independence Street in Jackson. During this time a section of roadway between Primrose Lane and Glenn Lewis Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cape Girardeau School Board member opposing bond issue (03/25/10)
Paul Nenninger, a Cape Girardeau School Board member facing re-election, opposes the $40 million bond issue that he, along with the other six board members, voted to put on the April 6 ballot. In his responses to a Southeast Missourian questionnaire, Nenninger said the bond issue fails to distinguish between what the district needs and things that are desirable but not vital...
Jury finds Jackson woman not guilty of child endangerment (03/25/10)
In less than 15 minutes of deliberation Wednesday, a jury acquitted a Jackson woman of causing severe head trauma to a 6-month-old girl.
Sikeston City Council to consider requiring prescription for pseudoephedrine (03/25/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- City officials are contemplating a measure that would make it harder for drug manufacturers to get essential methamphetamine ingredients.
State Department of Higher Education official speaks at Academic Hall about how state budget affects Southeast (03/25/10)
When state universities plugged federal stabilization money into their budgets, they prolonged dealing with severe budget deficits. "We are not going to grow our way out of this problem," said Paul Wagner, deputy commissioner of the Department of Higher Education...
Indictment deadline nears in probe of former House speaker Rod Jetton (03/25/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former Missouri House speaker Rod Jetton appears unlikely to be indicted for bribery this month for his handling of a 2005 bill regulating sexually oriented businesses.
Kelly High School drama club presents "Murder at the Orient Express" (03/25/10)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com Seymore Twitt, right, played by Kenneth Travis, seeks help from ace private eye Dudley Sharpe, played by Ben Jones, to find out who is trying to kill him, during a scene from the Kelly High School Drama Club spring play, "Murder at the Orient Express." Molly McGregor, center, played by Jennifer Abate, is co-owner of the Chinese fast-food restaurant where the two-act, murder-mystery by Craig Sodaro takes place. ...
'Rumors' opens to lively audience (03/25/10)
More than 160 audience members were transported to 1980s high society New York in the Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and Dance production of Neil Simon's "Rumors" at the Rust Flexible Theatre at the River Campus on Wednesday night. The performance, which is intended for adult audiences, opened a five-day run and is the final play at the River Campus this season...
New Cape VA clinic provides four times the space of old clinic, easier access, more services for local veterans (03/25/10)
Both administrators and patients are pleased with how a new health clinic for veterans in Cape Girardeau is operating six months after its opening. Last fall the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs closed its clinic at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau and opened a larger medical clinic near West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau...
Globetrotters draw audience into game at Show Me Center (03/25/10)
The Harlem Globetrotters entertained an enthusiastic crowd at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau Wednesday night. Their blend of acrobatics, timing and humor had the crowd laughing, booing, clapping and dancing along with Globetrotters' coach Barry Hardy and the rest of the team...
Jackson Noon Optimists celebrate child's cancer recovery (03/25/10)
The best McDonald's double cheeseburger Hunter Hoxworth ever tasted was on New Year's Eve 2009. "I ate it in three bites," said Hunter, a Jackson boy who had left that day after spending six months at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., for treatment of cancer.
Candidate responses to questionnaire online; will appear in April 4 edition (03/25/10)
Voters looking for information about candidates for school board, city council and other contested races on the April 6 ballot can find responses to questions posed by the Southeast Missourian on our website. For each contested election, the Southeast Missourian asked candidates to provide basic personal information as well as answers to questions about the issues facing them if they win the election. ...
Scott County Commission revises 911 address system rules (03/25/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County commissioners approved revisions to the county's addressing ordinance during their Tuesday meeting.
Inmate who escaped Mississippi County Detention Center back in custody (03/25/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- An escapee from the Mississippi County Detention Center is back in custody. "It's the worst thing a sheriff faces," Mississippi County sheriff Keith Moore said about the escape.
Mo. House, Senate split on school money shortfall (03/25/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- House and Senate budget writers are backing different solutions for handling a funding shortfall for Missouri schools. Gov. Jay Nixon has said Missouri does not have enough money to provide a $43 million midyear boost due to schools under a state financing formula...
Stress-fighting back rubs offered on Mizzou campus (03/25/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A group of stress-fighting University of Missouri students has joined a national effort to ease nerves on campus by providing free back rubs. Fifty "Stressbusters" will spend one hour Thursday sharing their efforts with students at Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union...
Mo. House advances new state budget (03/25/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri House members looking to reduce the state's more than $23 billion budget started by taking a big chunk from education funding and then turned to minor chipping. The House trimmed more than $200 million from the proposed budget for next year before giving it preliminary approval Wednesday. Roughly half those cuts came by cutting out a $106 million increase in basic state aid to Missouri's 523 school districts...
Senate considers rejecting health care mandate (03/25/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For nine hours Wednesday, Democrats in the Missouri Senate stalled work on a proposed constitutional amendment rejecting a federal health insurance mandate. Discussion of the issue began Wednesday morning and continued into the evening. The measure was put aside without a vote. If approved, it would go before voters in the next election...
Reading scores hold steady on nationwide test (03/25/10)
(AP)--Reading scores for fourth and eighth grade students held mostly steady last year, continuing a stubborn trend of minimal improvement across most racial, economic and geographic groups. Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a series of federally funded achievement tests, rose in two states and the District of Columbia in grade four and in nine states for grade eight in 2009. Overall, the fourth-grade average remained unchanged while eighth graders rose one point...
Banks on verge of losing student lending business (03/25/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care success has an intended side effect: Attached to the fast-track package of health care fixes is an overhaul of college assistance programs that would cost private lenders billions of dollars in college loans...
New-home sales hit a low in February; durable goods orders up (03/25/10)
WASHINGTON -- Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly to their lowest point on record in February, in part because stormy winter weather kept buyers away. The results pointed to the housing industry's struggle to rebound from the worst slump in decades...
Treaty to cut U.S., Russian nukes; signing in 2 weeks (03/25/10)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Russia reached a breakthrough agreement Wednesday for a historic treaty to reduce the nuclear arsenals of the former Cold War rivals, the most significant pact in a generation. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are to sign the treaty in two weeks in Prague, once final technical details are worked out, officials in Washington and Moscow said. ...
Obama signs order to bar federal abortion funding (03/25/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama kept a promise Wednesday he made to ensure passage of health care legislation, pledging the administration would not allow federal funds to pay for elective abortions covered by private insurance. Unlike Tuesday, when Obama signed the health care law in a nationally televised ceremony, the White House refused to permit coverage of the event. ...
'I Spy' star Culp dead at 79 (03/25/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Robert Culp, the actor who teamed with Bill Cosby in the racially groundbreaking TV series "I Spy" and was Bob in the critically acclaimed sex comedy "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," died Wednesday after collapsing outside his Hollywood home, his manager said. Culp was 79...
Scientists ponder DNA from unidentified human ancestor (03/25/10)
NEW YORK -- In the latest use of DNA to investigate the story of humankind, scientists have decoded genetic material from an unidentified human ancestor that lived in Siberia and concluded it might be a new member of the human family tree. The DNA doesn't match modern humans or Neanderthals, two species that lived in that area around the same time -- 30,000 to 50,000 years ago...
Police: Robbers called bank for money to go (03/25/10)
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Police in Connecticut say they had ample warning of a bank robbery because the two suspects called the bank ahead of time and told an employee to get a bag of money ready. Police arrested 27-year-old Albert Bailey and an unidentified 16-year-old boy on robbery and threatening charges Tuesday afternoon at a People's United Bank branch in Fairfield...
Reading scores hold steady on nationwide test (03/25/10)
Reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade students held mostly steady last year, continuing a trend of minimal improvement across most racial, economic and geographic groups. Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a series of federally funded achievement tests, rose in two states and the District of Columbia in grade four and in nine states for grade eight in 2009. Overall, the fourth-grade average remained unchanged while eighth graders rose one point...
Study: China's diabetes rate rivals Western nations (03/25/10)
After working overtime to catch up to life in the West, China now faces a new problem: a diabetes epidemic. One in 10 Chinese adults already has the disease and another 16 percent are on the verge of developing it, according to a new study. The finding nearly equals the U.S. rate of 11 percent and surpasses other Western nations, including Germany and Canada...
ND's Tolbert, Morrill sweep SEMO basketball honors (03/25/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Notre Dame junior Jacob Tolbert had trouble carrying all of his trophies Wednesday night following the 52nd annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Basketball Banquet. Tolbert swept the individual awards, including the John Gibbs Award as the most outstanding player of the SEMO Conference, while senior Jane Morrill picked up her second Bob Gray Award...
High school roundup: Central dumps Chaffee 9-3 (03/25/10)
All the high school action from Wednesday that was reported to the Southeast Missourian.
St. Vincent opens soccer title defense with shuout of Central (03/25/10)
A Class 1 girls soccer program typically is the underdog against a Class 3 program. But the St. Vincent Indians aren't your typical Class 1 program. The Indians opened their season with a 6-0 victory at Central on Wednesday. It was St. Vincent's first game since capturing the Class 1 state championship, a 3-1 victory over Trinity Catholic last season...
Redhawks wrap up 9-1 homestand with 6-4 win (03/25/10)
On a Southeast Missouri State pitching staff that struggled last year, Corey Harness had the best ERA at 4.55 and finished the season strong. Harness hasn't had many opportunities so far in 2010 as Southeast has upgraded significantly its staff after bringing in a host of newcomers...
Southeast Missouri State signs women's basketball coach John Ishee to one-year extension (03/25/10)
The Redhawks went 7-21 overall and a last-place 4-14 in the 10-team Ohio Valley Conference this season as they matched the program record for losses in a season.
Playoff hopes take hit (03/25/10)
DETROIT -- The surging Detroit Red Wings are moving closer to securing a spot in the playoffs. Valtteri Filppula scored with 6:49 left and added an empty-net goal, lifting Detroit to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night. The Red Wings padded their lead to four points over Calgary for the last spot in the Western Conference playoffs with their sixth win in seven games and pulled within four points of being tied for fifth...
Molina leaves Cardinals' win with oblique strain (03/25/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Albert Pujols returned to the St. Louis lineup Wednesday, but the Cardinals lost All-Star catcher Yadier Molina to injury during a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Molina left the game in the second inning with a strained right oblique and will be reevaluated today...
Central High School senior keeps castmates moving with 'Guys and Dolls' dance moves (03/25/10)
Once Anna Bowles finished the season as choreography captain of the Cape Girardeau Central High School dance team, she moved on to her work with the spring musical, "Guys and Dolls." "I was still in the mode for it," she said. Bowles is the student choreographer in a production that involves student participation on many levels, including in set construction, acting and more than 20 orchestra members. ...
Hooked on Science: Check your house for dust from a meteorite (03/25/10)
Using a few materials from around the house you can check to see if space dust has made it into your backyard. STEP 2: Pour some of the particles onto the white piece of paper. STEP 3: Place the magnet under the white piece of paper and then move the magnet around in circles...
Who's next 3/25/10 (03/25/10)
Scholarships Honors, achievements -- From staff reports ...
neXt up 3/25/10 (03/25/10)
What's happening this weekend
Southern swing (03/25/10)
March 25, 2010 Dear Patty, My friend Rick and I were charging south toward Huntsville, Ala., in a quest for golf and warm weather when hunger called timeout. His GPS system said the Shady Lawn Cafe was only a few miles or so down the road. My imagination conjured up a converted plantation with a big screened-in porch where diners sipped sweet tea to a bullfrog serenade and the night air was thick with deep-fried smells...
Michael Williams (03/25/10)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Michael Lee "Mike" Williams, 63, of Olmsted, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill...
Mary Essex (03/25/10)
Mary F. Essex, 46, of Cape Girardeau died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1963, in Murphysboro, Ill., to Howard Wesley and Frances Mae Lowey Cotton. Mary was a secretary at Egyptian School near Tamms, Ill...
Robert Jones (03/25/10)
Robert Elias Jones, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 22, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. He was born March 22, 1929, in Berea, Ky., son of John Roy and Montie Raye Davis Jones. He and Carol Ann Clark were married Sept. 18, 1955, in Lima, Ohio. Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1948...
Births 3/25/10 (03/25/10)
Son to Joshua Shawn Dever and Janet Arlene Husted of Chaffee, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:59 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010. Name, Jarred Oliver. Weight, 4 pounds, 13 ounces. First child. Ms. Husted is the daughter of Frank Husted and Lynda Husted of Chaffee. She is a manager at McDonald's. Dever is the son of Margaret McPherson and Larry Dever of Chaffee. He is a crew worker at McDonald's...
Scott City High School (03/25/10)
High Honor Roll 9th grade: Ryan Brock, Alexis Spriggs 10th grade: Lance Bollinger, Adam Bowers, Jenna Cummins, Brittany Kiefer, Brittany Ridenour, Autumn Woods. 11th grade: Amber Blattel, Brooke Dohogne, Miranda Foshee, Stacey Heisserer, Melanie Lacey, Myriah Miller, Corey Rogers, Garett Schaefer, Katessa Simmons...
Scott City Middle School (03/25/10)
High Honor Roll 5th grade: Jamie Glastetter, Jacob Smith, Ryan Wilfawn, Lauren Wilhite, Ty Wilthong. 6th grade: Isabella Bowers. 7th grade: Lauren Bollinger, Levi Buckner, Carly Howell, Devin Nunnally, Channah Pool, Cheyanne Shipman, Austin Spriggs...
Jackson South Elementary (03/25/10)
A Honor Roll 4th grade: Jordan Asmus, Blake Bening, Jacob Blagg, Kasey Brown, Nathan Brown, Token Brown, Allison Carnell, Abby Chrusciel, Shai Daugherty, Madison Dowdy, Lucas Farrow, Alex Featherston, Katelyn Fehr, Logan Fidler, Noah Gaono, Bo Goddard, Gavin Harrell, Kaitlyn Keller, Warren Kelley, Austin Lambert, Mahaileea Massey, Cade Lattimer, Emma Masterson, Max Philipps, Park Poore, Aislinn Roberts, Colin Schlitt, Colin Schumer, Katie Schumer, Paige Seabaugh, Mollie Stroup, Hannah Summers, Blake Thompson, Adam Walker, Grayson Ward, Allison Weston, Chasity Watkins, Sydney Watson.. ...
Oran Elementary School (03/25/10)
A Honor Roll 3rd grade: Claire Ramsey, Calen Read, Jacob Shoemaker, Samuel Smith, Katelyn Streeter. 4th grade: Alexis Davis, Kamryn Graviett, Layne Johnson, Klayton Gosche. 5th grade: Brenna Hahn, Megan Tenkhoff. 6th grade: McKenzie Belt, Ashlyn McIntosh, Emily Phillips...
Jackson police/fire report 3/25/10 (03/25/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Summons Assaults Thefts Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:...
Police report 3/25/10 (03/25/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 3/25/10 (03/25/10)
Cape Girardeau City Councilman Donald Strohmeyer and Charles M. Vehlow Jr., director of the Saint Francis Mental Health Center, cut the ribbon yesterday at the dedication of the center's new outpatient facility at 24 S. Mount Auburn Rd.; the 8,800-square-foot structure was designed by Cape Girardeau architect Thomas E. Phillips...
Correction 3/25/10 (03/25/10)
n Due to a source error, Wesley A. Grabels, 31, was listed in the March 19 and 23 Cape Girardeau police reports for being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He should have been included in the record only once.
Voting pressure, information overload (03/25/10)
David Plouffe, Barack Obama's campaign manager, cranked up the barackobama.com e-mail list last week urging registered participants to call U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's office (and others across the country) to vote for the health care bill...
Celebrate Hope (03/25/10)
After a mission trip to Africa last year, a dozen Cape Girardeau residents returned with a resolve to help some of the orphans in Swaziland. An event called Celebrate Hope was held recently to raise money for the Heart for Africa organization to build an orphanage. In a generous outpouring of donations, more than $122,000 was raised during a single benefit event...
Feeding Haiti's orphans (03/25/10)
Everyone involved with Out of Poverty Thru Education would like to thank the local community for the help it gave after the terrible earthquake in Port au Prince, Haiti. OPTE is a local, not-for-profit group assembled two years ago to build an orphanage school in Thomassique, Haiti...
Speak Out 3/25/10 (03/25/10)
PRESIDENT Obama has made the insurance industry his whipping boy of the health care debate. He has vilified the insurance industry repeatedly as evil and greedy, and his health care plan is designed to show the insurance industry who is boss. However, it seems to have escaped notice that he is going to send 30 million new customers to the insurance companies with a law that says they must purchase insurance. I'll bet that really disappoints the evil insurance industry...
Prayer 3/25/10 (03/25/10)
Accept, O God, our concerns for the world as we pray for justice and mercy. Amen.
Public Water Supply District Moves Forward (03/25/10)
Public Water Supply District No. 4 of Scott County continues to move forward with their county-wide public water project. Construction on the treatment plant and storage facility are nearing completion. Planning and recruitment for Phase 2, which covers the Northwest portion of the county is ongoing with the district nearing its goal of minimal users. ...
Statesmanship (03/25/10)
Well, here we are in an election year. Many of the same old things that happen in election years are beginning to happen again. Candidates showing up on your doorstep asking for money; positioning by party regulars around candidates they think will get them the biggest piece of the pie if elected; an elevated number of...
Ricky Lee (03/25/10)
Ricky being Ricky.(photo was taken in a studio while vacationing in Vietnam in Febuary 2010)
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