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Female injured in hit and run on Spanish Street (04/01/10)
Cape Girardeau police officers are looking for a silver sedan said to have hit an 18-year-old female driving a scooter at around 4:45 p.m. today at Good Hope Street and Spanish Street. An ambulance was called to the scene, where the victim was treated for minor cuts to her right arm and put in a neck brace before being transported to a nearby hospital...
Sibling of Stoddard County girl who allegedly plotted to kill classmates remains in state custody (04/01/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Stoddard County Juvenile Court has retained jurisdiction over not only the Puxico student accused of threatening to kill 29 of her schoolmates, but also her younger brother, the Daily American Republic reported. The decision to retain jurisdiction over the Puxico boy was made by Juvenile Judge Joe Satterfield during a hearing Tuesday morning...
Teen Challenge celebrating 40th anniversary with celebration dinner (04/01/10)
When E. Paul Jackson and seven other men gathered at a St. Louis Holiday Inn in October 1968, the group dreamed of a ministry to help men recovering from alcohol and drug addictions. Two years later, that dream became reality when about 25 men entered the doors of Teen Challenge Mid-America off County Road 621 in Cape Girardeau County...
Spending in east, west sides an issue for some Cape voters (04/01/10)
When the Cape Girardeau City Council discussed the city's Capital Improvements Program earlier this year, Councilman John Voss asked why it seemed there was little for his ward on the northeast side of the city. In reply, city officials said the plan deals with citywide priorities and that a large section of Big Bend Road is scheduled to be rebuilt this year. The plan for Big Bend Road includes a new sidewalk along Bertling Street that is part of a biking and hiking path around Cape Girardeau...
Prosecutor will seek death penalty in Cape Girardeau murder case (04/01/10)
Proscutors will seek the death penalty for the man charged in the Oct. 27 killings of Jamie Lynn Orman and her son, Derrick.
Locals can perform at this year's Storytelling Festival in downtown Cape (04/01/10)
More than a dozen amateur storytellers will perform along with professionals at the third annual Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival from April 9 to 11. This year's festival will feature a "Swapping Ground," giving local storytellers an opportunity to show off their skills...
Area should prepare for earthquake - and the media focus with bicentennial of New Madrid quakes approaching (04/01/10)
Southeast Missourians should prepare for an earthquake, but also for the attention the region will receive as the bicentennial for its biggest earthquake in modern history approaches. "They're going to be looking at the Midwest and what we've done," said Steve Besemer, earthquake program manager for the State Emergency Management Agency...
Two from Oran face meth charges (04/01/10)
Two Oran, Mo. men were arrested Monday after a search of their residence revealed materials used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter. Charles Taylor Jr. and Kevin Dennis have been each been charged with attempt to manufacture a controlled substance, a class B felony. Dennis has also been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, also a felony. They are in the custody of the Scott County Jail on a $25,000 bond, respectively...
Storyteller profile: Syd Lieberman (04/01/10)
Syd Lieberman is one of six featured performers at the Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival, which runs April 9 through 11. Lieberman is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, author, and award-winning teacher. Many of his stories deal with growing up and raising a family in Chicago...
I-57 will be one lane for repairs next week (04/01/10)
Southbound Interstate 57 in Mississippi and Scott counties will be reduced to one lane with a 16-foot width restriction while MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs. This section of road is from Route CC to Interstate 55 at Sikeston, Mo. Weather permitting, the work will take place beginning at 7 a.m. Monday and will end at 5 p.m. April 9...
I-55 in Cape County to be reduced for repairs (04/01/10)
Interstate 55 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane while crews begin preparation for the new concrete and asphalt paving. Drivers can expect one lane of traffic in the north and southbound lanes from mile marker 105.5 at Fruitland to just south of the Fruitland rest area. Weather permitting, the contractor will begin working from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily starting Monday through April 16...
Change of venue granted in university assault case (04/01/10)
A Cape Girardeau man accused of unlawfully entering a residence at at 1325 Dunklin St. was granted a change of venue this week before Circuit Court Judge William L. Syler. Pili Showers' first-degree burglary case will now be heard in New Madrid County...
Loan changes to help students, community colleges (04/01/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bigger grants for college students who need them. Relaxed payment terms for students with loans. More money for community colleges and historically black institutions. The law that President Barack Obama signed Tuesday could mean big changes for hard-pressed students and colleges as the government becomes the primary issuer of student loans. But just whom will that affect and how?...
Mo. Senate panel backs cut for childhood program (04/01/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Senate budget writers want to cut funding by more than half for an early childhood development program that began in Missouri a generation ago and has since spread nationwide. The Parents as Teachers initiative was one of the first programs to take a big hit Wednesday night as the Senate Appropriations Committee began trimming Missouri's proposed budget...
Energy secretary to speak at Wash. U (04/01/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will deliver the commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis next month. The university made the announcement on Thursday. Chu will speak at the university's 149th commencement at 8:30 a.m. May 21 at Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus. He will also receive an honorary doctor of science degree...
Lawmakers push states to speed taxpayer refunds (04/01/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Give people their money. It's the rallying cry of lawmakers around the country pushing back against states that are delaying tax refunds to shore up their budgets. Holding on to the refunds allows states to use the money for other purposes, earn interest on it or simply wait until there's enough cash to cover the checks. But the cost can be an unhappy public...
Killer of Kansas abortion doctor faces life sentence (04/01/10)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The man who gunned down one of the few doctors in the U.S. to perform late-term abortions could be sent to prison today for the rest of his life, but he may have gotten what he wanted all along: It is now markedly harder in Kansas to get an abortion...
GOP hopes repeal-the-bill fire won't burn them in Nov. (04/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- Top Republicans are starting to worry about their health care rallying cry "Repeal the bill." It just might singe GOP candidates in November's elections, they fear, if voters begin to see benefits of the new law. Democrats, hoping the GOP is indeed positioning itself too far to the right for the elections, are taking note of every Republican who pledges to fight for repeal. ...
Fans hear 'iPad' and think 'iWant' (04/01/10)
SEATTLE -- People who lined up to buy the first iPhone knew what they were paying hundreds of dollars for: a new cell phone that promised to be better. Apple Inc.'s newest gadget, the iPad tablet computer, falls into a category that's foreign to most people...
Laughter is serious scientific subject to researchers (04/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- So a scientist walks into a shopping mall to watch people laugh. There's no punchline. Laughter is a serious scientific subject, one that researchers are still trying to figure out. Laughing is primal, our first way of communicating. Apes laugh. So do dogs and rats. Babies laugh long before they speak. No one teaches you how to laugh. You just do. And often you laugh involuntarily, in a specific rhythm and in certain spots in conversation...
Recharging debate, Obama expands offshore drilling (04/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- Shaking up years of energy policy and his own environmental backers, President Barack Obama threw open a huge swath of East Coast waters and other protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska to drilling Wednesday, widening the politically explosive hunt for more homegrown oil and gas...
USDA: Soybean crop will hit record high this year (04/01/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Farmers hope to plant a record crop of soybeans and another huge corn crop this spring, helping fill grain bins around the country and easing fears of global food shortages, according to a report released Wednesday. The report by the Department of Agriculture of estimated crop acreage caused steep drops in soybean and corn prices as analysts reacted to forecasts that reserves of the crops would increase this fall...
Electric-vehicle maker gets $22M grant (04/01/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding a Kansas City maker of electric vehicles an additional $22 million to help with the development of zero-emission trucks and research their effectiveness. After announcing the grant during a news conference Wednesday at Smith Electric Vehicles Corp.'s assembly plant, U.S. ...
Chechen militant claims deadly Moscow subway explosions (04/01/10)
MAKHACHKALA, Russia -- A Chechen militant claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks on the Moscow subway in an Internet message posted Wednesday, hours after two more suicide bombers struck southern Russia in defiance of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin...
High school roundup: Rushin powers Jackson to win with two firsts (04/01/10)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Close call fuels Simpher's competitive fire to run (04/01/10)
Cassie Simpher won a state title in the 400 meters as a freshman and has gotten faster her last two years at the state championship meet. That would lead many to the conclusion that Simpher is entering her senior season at Saxony Lutheran in pursuit of her fourth state title in the 400. But Simpher oddly has not duplicated her first-place finish as a freshman. While Simpher has gotten faster, so has the competition, and the senior has grown to accept that reality...
Wind wreaks havoc in Crusaders' loss in baseball (04/01/10)
There was only one constant during Saxony Lutheran's home game against Fredericktown on Wednesday afternoon. It wasn't pitching, it wasn't hitting and it sure wasn't defense. It was wind. A wind that proved to be unkind to both the Crusaders (2-1) and Blackcats (1-2)...
High school track and field capsules (04/01/10)
GIRLS Chaffee Red Devils Returners: Liz Schlosser, jr., distance; Sarah Sigman, sr., jumps/distance; Rachel Reischman, jr., distance; Cassie Hindman, so., jumps/sprints/hurdles; Kira Hall, so., thrower; Taylor Kirchdoerfer, sr., distance; Sierra Miller, so., distance; Randi Wiley, jr., distance; Paige Russom, so., thrower...
Panthers ride offense to softball sweep of Redhawks (04/01/10)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team continued to struggle Wednesday as the Redhawks were swept at home in an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader. Eastern Illinois remained unbeaten in OVC play with 3-0 and 10-2 victories. The Panthers (15-11, 7-0) have won nine straight as they moved into a first-place OVC tie...
Southeast releases its football schedule (04/01/10)
Southeast Missouri State's 2010 football schedule, officially released by the university Wednesday, has the Redhawks playing six of their 11 games on the road. The Redhawks open the season Sept. 2 at Division I-A Ball State in their annual "money game" to generate revenue for the athletic department. Ball State will pay Southeast $275,000...
Nationals rough up Wainwright in his final tuneup (04/01/10)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Cristian Guzman made his first start at second base since losing the shortstop job to rookie Ian Desmond and helped turn two double plays in the Washington Nationals' 9-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Guzman also went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs...
Fooling around: Teens talk about April Fools' pranks (04/01/10)
Friends and family members are often the butt of jokes. On April Fools' Day they are also easy targets. In recognition of the orneriest day of the year, the Southeast Missourian chatted with some teens during an afternoon at West Park Mall. We asked about pranks they've pulled off and pranks they would try if there were no consequences. Here's what they said:"I would probably freeze somebody's bra."...
Hooked on Science experiment: Expanding Easter Peeps (04/01/10)
Add some science to your Easter celebration by using a few ingredients from around the house. STEP 2: Attach the accessory hose to the storage canister and the food sealer. STEP 3: Start the vacuum food sealer and watch the canister closely. The vacuum food sealer removes all the air from around the Peeps, allowing the air inside the Peeps to escape. As this happens, the Peeps expand...
who's neXt 4/1/10 (04/01/10)
Scholarships Katie Brucker of Chaffee, Mo., received a President's Scholarship and a Missouri Assessment Program Scholarship. Amanda Bruns of Cape Girardeau and Ashley Brant of Chaffee received a Regents' Scholarship. Belle DelaCruz of Altenburg, Mo., received a President's Scholarship...
neXt up 4/1/10 (04/01/10)
What's happening this weekend
Forgiving ourselves (04/01/10)
April 1, 2010 Dear Julie, With the video camera she received for Christmas, DC first photographed eagles. Then she aimed her lens at trees swarming with swallows along Kingshighway. A flock of swallows roosting is a sight neighbors are unlikely to appreciate, but it is magnificent...
Getting ready for the next act (04/01/10)
"Break a leg!" Those are the words I will be yelling for the last time April 10 as I eagerly await closing night of "The Three Musketeers" production. It will be my last preperformance handshake, and, as my fellow Silver Dagger Players and I circle the cast room, it will be my turn to make a senior speech. ...
Eugene Bushard (04/01/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Eugene V. Bushard, 98, of Minneapolis, formerly of Chaffee, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
D.B. Harris (04/01/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- D.B. Harris, 89, of Oran died Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Verle Koch (04/01/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Verle Koch, 100, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Cairo, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Parkview Nursing Home in Paducah. Arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
James Huckleberry (04/01/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- James C. Huckleberry, 78, of Anna died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Roath officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery...
Irene Francis (04/01/10)
Irene J. Francis, 71, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The rosary will be at 7:30, led by St. Ann's Sodality. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Deacon Walter Biri and the Rev. Roger Kiepe officiating. Burial will be in Cook Cemetery near Scopus, Mo...
Jewell Herzinger (04/01/10)
Jewell Doylene Herzinger, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sept. 6, 1927, at Swinton, Mo., to Doyle F. and Ina Jewell Davis Strauser. She and Everett E. Herzinger were married June 30, 1946, in Cape Girardeau...
Ann Schade (04/01/10)
Ann Sylvia Harllee Schade, 92, died peacefully Friday, March 26, 2010, at Cottonwood Manor in Denton, Texas. She was born Oct. 28, 1917, in Charleston, S.C. Her parents, John William and Lily Bell Canty Harllee preceded her in death, as did two brothers, Oliver Vincent (Pat) Harllee and William Raphael (Bill) Harllee...
Jackson police/fire report 4/1/10 (04/01/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Fire report 4/1/10 (04/01/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Police report 4/1/10 (04/01/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 4/1/10 (04/01/10)
The Mississippi River is on the rise again; heavy rain over the weekend is pushing the river up once more with a predicted crest of 36.5 feet Thursday; that would put the stream 4.5 feet above official flood stage. During a ceremony at the University Center, Evelyn LeGrand, Cape Girardeau deputy city clerk, swears in 11 Southeast Missouri State University public safety officers as deputy city police officers...
Access fees keep phone bills down (04/01/10)
Access reform for telephone companies is a complex issue. The March 24 guest editorial "Phoning in reform" from the Joplin Globe ignores a crucial truth. Access charges reflect a recognized cost of doing business, compensating local companies for the use of their facilities. That revenue helps keep monthly phone bills affordable and help to build and to maintain the advanced networks that benefit everyone...
Pot substitute (04/01/10)
University students looking for a way to create the effects of marijuana on research mice developed a chemical substitute called K2 or "spice." It didn't take long for K2 -- a currently legal, smokable herb -- to become popular with humans seeking a pot high without breaking the law...
Speak Out 4/1/10 (04/01/10)
REGARDING the Upward Basketball Program through Lynwood Baptist Church: I had two children who played Upward basketball this year, and they had a fantastic time. As long as there's veteran leadership with Shannon Aldridge and Laura Kesterside, the program will always continue to rock...
Prayer 4/1/10 (04/01/10)
For your holy mysteries and pledge of eternal life, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
The Jackson Choir Fest (04/01/10)
The Jackson Choir Fest to benefit the JMA Food Pantry will be April 11th, 4:00 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Please come and listen as choirs from our fellow churches throughout the area come together to sing their favorite hymns! You will also get an opportunity to sing a verse or two to Praise the Lord!...
National Volunteer Week (04/01/10)
The Volunteer Intergenerational Center is gearing up to make this year's National Volunteer Week a success. Our staff will be dedicated in the planning and coordinating of the event which will be held Saturday, April 17 -- Saturday, April 24, 2010. This year's theme will be "Show Me You Care"...
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (04/01/10)
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a nationally recognized time dedicated to raising awareness about and promoting prevention of sexual violence. During this month, Safe House for Women will join with people throughout the state and the nation to focus the public's attention on this important issue...
Mo. EAGLES Aerie and Auxiliary Offer Help Paying for Prescription Drugs (04/01/10)
Each year the president of the Missouri State Eagles Aerie and the president of the Mo. State Eagles Auxiliary choose a charity of their choice to raise money for all year. The Missouri Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are so grateful that "Prescription Drug Assistance" was chosen as their charity of choice for the year 2009-2010...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (04/01/10)
Snickers is a 6 month old Yorkie mix. He is friendly and energetic. Snickers is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Cystic Fibrosis Walk (04/01/10)
Cystic Fibrosis Walk will be held on Saturday, April 17th at 9:00am. The walk will begin at Cape County Park North Pavilion # 4. To register a team or individual walker, please go to www.cff.org/Great_Strides. State: Missouri Host Chapter: Gateway Chapter...
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