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Southeast professor to work on fellowship with state high court (04/30/10)
A Southeast Missouri State University professor will help launch a fellowship with the Missouri Supreme Court that one of its judges hopes will continue to improve court resources. Dr. Mary Moore Johnson, a professor of business law, will work with the court starting in August. Johnson, who is also a lawyer, will be working to establish and expand educational programs for the court...
Child injured in car accident at Sikeston (04/30/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A child was seriously injured after being struck by a car in Sikeston Friday afternoon, according to a news release from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Police were contacted by Missouri Delta Medical Center staff who said a child was at the hospital emergency room for injuries received from a motor vehicle accident. ...
Cape Girardeau man arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in Sikeston (04/30/10)
A 53-year-old Cape Girardeau man was arrested in Sikeston, Mo., on Wednesday after allegedly inappropriately exposing himself in the parking lot of a Sikeston business, according to a Sikeston Department of Public Safety news release.
Area tanning salons oppose 10 percent tax that takes effect July 1 (04/30/10)
Customers and owners of tanning salons are hot over a new tax that goes into effect July 1. As part of President Barack Obama's health care legislation that was signed into law, salons must charge an extra 10 percent for tanning bed use, which could add 50 cents to a few dollars to the bill for a tanning session. Congressional tax writers project the tax will raise about $2.7 billion to help expand health care coverage to uninsured Americans over the next decade...
Piccadilly Circus draws out smiles with animals, acrobats (04/30/10)
Smiling children with their bellies full of cotton candy clapped as acrobats flew through the air Thursday as the Piccadilly Circus performed at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Tina Lowe of Sikeston, Mo., brought her grandson to see his first circus...
Out-of-state contractors arrested in Scott County wage dispute (04/30/10)
A Michigan man and a Texas man charged in Scott County last week with failing to follow the requirements of Missouri's wage law have been arrested.
Town hall meeting held at SADI offices to identify issues in research project (04/30/10)
As a person with cerebral palsy, John McElreath is frustrated by the number of people, including health care providers, who also assume he has a mental disability as well.
Group announces guidelines for autism screening, treatment (04/30/10)
State officials and doctors hope a new set of statewide guidelines will improve screening and increase early intervention in autism spectrum disorders.
Bollinger County holds recycling day (04/30/10)
Bollinger County Recycles Inc. will hold its quarterly recycling day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. People may bring paper, plastic containers, plastic bags, clean metal items and aluminum cans to several locations. Recycling drop off points include Leopold Knights of Columbus hall, Country Mart parking lot in Marble Hill Mo., Scopus United Methodist Church, Liz's Country Store in Grassy, Mo., Greens Grocery in Patton, Mo., Sedgewickville Lutheran Church or the Recycling Facility on Highway 51 North. ...
Rollover accident sends Perryville woman to hospital (04/30/10)
FRIEDENBERG, Mo. - A Perryville, Mo., woman sustained moderate injuries after her car overturned Thursday on Route P. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the accident occurred around 10:25 a.m. when a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Candy M. Richards, 36, traveled off the right side of the road and overturned...
Area students compete in industrial technology fair (04/30/10)
A Van Buren High School student won 'best of show' plus a scholarship for crafting a hutch out of a dead walnut tree. Justin Warren was favored by the judges out of 239 projects in 33 categories, predominantly woodwork, submitted from 11 area high schools during the 62nd annual Southeast District Technical Education Association of Missouri Industrial Technology Fair held at Three Rivers Community College on Wednesday...
Money-saving coupon book returns in Sunday's Southeast Missourian (04/30/10)
Readers asked for it. And they got it. Coupon books are back this Sunday in the Southeast Missourian. Two inserted coupon catalogs could save readers more than $290 on everyday items. The Procter & Gamble catalog contains $133 in coupon savings on cleaning products and health and beauty products. It is the first of nine P&G booklets that will appear in the Southeast Missourian this year...
Fight in Hayti leads to arrests (04/30/10)
HAYTI, Mo. -- A disturbance Wednesday evening in Pemiscot County involved more than 100 people, crossed from one community to another and led to a number of arrests. The Hayti Police Department was called at 7:45 p.m. to South Mallory and West Lincoln streets on the report of a fight in progress...
Southeast ensembles perform music with 'War and Peace' theme (04/30/10)
The sounds of marches met with ballads and dance pieces as the Southeast Concert Band and Southeast Wind Ensemble entertained the crowd Thursday night at the Bedell Performance Hall. The Southeast Concert Band started off the night with a John Philip Sousa march, "The Free Lance March." The piece set the scene for the entire evening's theme of "War and Peace."...
Engineer pitches expansion of water district to Cape County Commission (04/30/10)
Koehler Engineering and Land Surveying engineer Rich Meyer pitched an idea to the Cape Girardeau County Commission on Thursday to sponsor a grant for an expansion of services offered by the Millersville Public Water District No. 2. The plan would add another well and reservoir just east of the Highway 34/72 interchange. Meyer said the move is necessary to accommodate a growing number of people in that area...
Jackson percussion group places second in national competition (04/30/10)
The Jackson High School Percussion Ensemble recently placed second in a national percussion competition. The competition, open to ensembles across the country, was sponsored by Black Swamp Percussion. To compete, groups submitted a videos of their performances. Jackson placed second behind an ensemble from Texas and won instruments. Earlier this year, the group also performed at the Missouri Music Educators Conference at Tan-Tar-A...
Cape police searching for man suspected of stealing money from Dollar General (04/30/10)
A search is underway for a man suspected of stealing money Wednesday from the Dollar General Store in Cape Girardeau. The incident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. when a man asked a clerk at the store on 724 Broadway to make change for him, according to Sgt. Rick Schmidt of the Cape Girardeau Police Department.
Mark Twain National Forest caves close due to bat fungus (04/30/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Caves on Missouri Department of Conservation and Mark Twain National Forest lands will be closed for one year following the discovery last week of white nose syndrome in Missouri, the Daily American Republic newspaper reported. The fungus is blamed for the deaths of at least one million bats in the United States over the past four years...
Mo. House approves revision to school funding (04/30/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House narrowly voted Thursday to overhaul how the state distributes basic aid to school districts. The legislation also would allow school districts to charge some families for using the Parents as Teachers early childhood education program and reduce what summer school classes the state would pay for...
Missouri S&T wins $1M grant for energy research (04/30/10)
ROLLA, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri University of Science and Technology won a federal grant worth nearly $1 million for its lithium battery research program. The grant to the Rolla institution is among several totaling $106 million announced Thursday by the Department of Energy. The projects largely involve alternative energy research...
St. Louis district takes over charter school (04/30/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Even as St. Louis' financially troubled school district plans to close six schools and chop millions from its budget, it is taking on 800 students from a failed charter school. The Special Administrative Board that oversees the district voted Thursday to shut down the six schools and eliminate nearly 500 jobs as part of a massive cost-cutting move...
Springfield couple opposes school drug searches (04/30/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A drug search at a Springfield high school that included locking down the school and using drug-sniffing dogs violated the constitutional rights of students and teachers, according to a city councilman. Councilman Doug Burlison and his wife, Mellony, have asked the American Civil Liberties Union for help in stopping the random drug searches. They contend the searches should be conducted only after specific incidents and not because of general suspicions...
Missouri lawmakers approve $23.3 billion spending plan (04/30/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On Thursday, Missouri lawmakers finished off a more than $23.3 billion budget that cuts millions in state spending and trims the state's payroll. The budget bloodletting was spread across state programs, but the highest-profile cuts came in various education programs. ...
Gulf Coast oil spill could eclipse Exxon Valdez spill (04/30/10)
VENICE, La. -- An oil spill that threatened to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez disaster spread out of control and started washing ashore Thursday night along the Gulf Coast as fishermen rushed to scoop up shrimp and crews spread floating barriers around marshes...
Lawsuits target Ariz. immigrant law amid calls for boycotts (04/30/10)
PHOENIX -- Anger mounted Thursday over an Arizona measure cracking down on illegal immigration as a police officer sued to challenge it, governors in Texas and Colorado weighed in to oppose such a law in their own states, and activists in Chicago chanted for a boycott outside an Arizona Diamondbacks game...
Earnings, jobless reports boost stocks (04/30/10)
NEW YORK -- Stocks surged higher after another series of upbeat earnings reports and a reading on unemployment provided more evidence of an improving economy. The Dow Jones industrials rose 122 points Thursday after the Labor Department said initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week. And companies including Motorola, Time Warner Cable and Starwood Hotels & Resorts reported earnings that topped analysts' forecasts...
Partisanship eases a little on financial bill (04/30/10)
WASHINGTON -- Days of high-decibel partisanship yielded to slightly more subdued accusations as the Senate lurched into action on financial overhaul legislation Thursday. Within moments of the opening of debate, Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama said he and other Republicans hoped to rewrite the White House-backed bill "so that it actually ends bailouts, protects consumers without jeopardizing our small community banks, and brings transparency to the world of derivatives without sacrificing economic growth and job creation.". ...
Florida governor to run for Senate as independent (04/30/10)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Gov. Charlie Crist defected from the Republican Party on Thursday to run as an independent for U.S. Senate after months of being ripped by conservatives as too supportive of President Barack Obama. "I don't have either party helping me. But I need you. I need you more than ever," the governor said, surrounded by cheering supporters...
Swine flu fears pushed seasonal flu shots to record high in 2009 (04/30/10)
ATLANTA -- Fears of swine flu helped boost vaccination for ordinary seasonal flu last year, with a record 40 percent of adults and children getting the vaccine, federal health officials said Thursday. The jump was most dramatic in children, but vaccinations also increased in healthy adults younger than 50, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers...
Two miners found dead in roof collapse at Kentucky coal mine (04/30/10)
PROVIDENCE, Ky. -- A rescue team found a second Kentucky miner dead Thursday after a roof collapse at an underground coal mine with a long history of safety problems. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear identified the miners as Justin Travis, 27, and Michael Carter, 28. The collapse happened late Wednesday at the Dotiki Mine near Providence...
Britain's Brown seeks redemption at debate after gaffe (04/30/10)
BIRMINGHAM, England -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown went for broke in the final TV debate on the economy Thursday, drawing on his vast treasury experience and banking on a political miracle after an embarrassing campaign gaffe. Slumped in the polls, Brown wasted no time in his last-ditch performance before Thursday's election -- using his opening remarks to neutralize Wednesday's gaffe with a smart quip...
Man stabs 28 children at kindergarten in China (04/30/10)
TAIXING, China -- The screams of the 4-year-olds inside the kindergarten could be heard out in the street. When people ran in to investigate, they found what one witness said was a scene "too horrible to imagine" -- blood everywhere as a knife-wielding man slashed 28 children, two teachers and a security guard Thursday in the second such school attack in China in two days...
Shemonia helps Rams to victory at Chaffee Invitational (04/30/10)
Scott City's Brandon Shemonia had two individual wins to help the Rams to victory Thursday in the 11-team Chaffee Invitational. Shemonia had a winning time of 4 minutes, 41 seconds in the 1,600 meters and won the 3,200 in 10:42. The Rams, who finished 30 points ahead of runner-up Malden, also won the 800 relay in 1:36.83...
Southeast returns to OVC play at Capaha (04/30/10)
The OVC-leading Redhawks will host Murray State for a three-game series
Redhawks to compete today at conference outdoor meet (04/30/10)
The Southeast Missouri State track and field program sets its sights on Ohio Valley Conference titles this weekend. Southeast will compete in the OVC outdoor meet today and Saturday in Cookeville, Tenn. Tennessee Tech is the host. Eastern Illinois is the favorite for both the men's and women's team titles...
Kaverman to start AD job at Harris-Stowe (04/30/10)
Former Southeast athletics director starts his first job since his termination in 2008
Freese collects six RBIs in St. Louis' 10-4 victory (04/30/10)
ST. LOUIS -- David Freese waited so long for his first home run, St. Louis Cardinals pitchers were teasing him. That business is out of the way after the rookie's six-RBI day fueled a 10-4 victory Thursday that sent the Atlanta Braves skidding to their ninth straight loss...
Bradford takes first steps today at Rams' minicamp (04/30/10)
The top overall pick in last week's draft will suit up for the first time with the rest of the rookies
Radio station makes a focused appeal (04/30/10)
Tuning in to KRCU on Wednesday morning I expected to hear the usual Morning Edition program and spend an hour or so with all my faceless friends on the radio. Instead, I heard station staff reporting membership numbers and repeating phone numbers, and I realized they've been very lenient. ...
Poor ol' Kaw-Liga (04/30/10)
In 1954, our milk cow died. So we took our first -- and last -- family vacation, a three-week trip in our 1953 Chevrolet sedan that meandered through umpteen Eastern and Midwestern states as well as a piece of Canada. Electricity had just arrived at our Killough Valley farmhouse in the Ozarks over yonder, but we were still using the old battery-powered radio, which picked up one station, in Poplar Bluff. ...
Local artists, Hunter Valley Winery work together for outdoor sculpture exhibit (04/30/10)
As an artist, Matt Miller often thinks outside the box. With his new sculpture park endeavor, he is thinking outside the entire building. Miller, a sculptor and art teacher at Scott City High School, has partnered with Hunter Valley Winery to display sculptures in a grass field between the vineyard and the tasting room and in grass around the patio. Miller calls the project Beyond the Pedestal...
Best bet: Mike Renick Band performs two shows (04/30/10)
The Mike Renick Band will keep it close to home this weekend with a two-night gig at Buckner Brewing Co. The band has a few new songs it's testing out on audiences, like "Last Call," which flows seamlessly into its musical repertoire. Buckner's has room enough to bounce around the dance floor -- which dozens of people inevitably do -- or enjoy a microbrew toward the back of the bar where you can chat. Play starts around 9:30 p.m. both nights...
Cape Comic Con gets ready for heroes, villains and gamers (04/30/10)
Heroes, villains and alien creatures will invade the Osage Community Centre this weekend as part of the fifth annual Cape Comic Con. The show's founder, Ken Murphy, said he started the convention to allow fans another way to experience their hobby. "Cape Comic Con was started after 10 years of retailing in the comic book industry," he said. ...
ARTifacts 4/30/10 (04/30/10)
Arts and entertainment briefs
Opera Bites: 'Armida' casts a spell (04/30/10)
By Barb Herbert The final high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera this season is "Armida" by Gioacchino Rossini. The Saturday performance begins at noon at the Town Plaza Cinema in Cape Girardeau. All the information in this article is derived from the book "The Bell Canto Operas" by Charles Osborne. ...
Sharon Kennedy (04/30/10)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. — Sharon Lynn Kennedy, 56, of Sedgewickville died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Debby Gross (04/30/10)
Debby Lynn Underwood Gross of Cape Girardeau was sent to us Oct. 1, 1964, and danced her way into heaven April 25, 2010. We would like to thank the staff at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, where she received extraordinary care from her medical team. We adore each of them and will remain forever grateful for their kindness...
Robert Street (04/30/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Robert Lee Street, 58, of Benton died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 10, 1951, in Piedmont, Mo., to William F. and Flora Jane Duscheney Street. He and Jo Ann Wable were married June 7, 2007, in Advance, Mo...
Myrtle Braun (04/30/10)
Myrtle Lorna Braun, 93, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Home. She was born Sept. 6, 1916, in Point Rest, Mo., to Karl John and Frieda Burfeind Kaempfe. She married Ferdinand John "Fred" Braun Oct. 17, 1938. He preceded her in death March 22, 2007...
Ruby Statler (04/30/10)
Ruby H. Statler, 96, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Jackson, daughter of Garnett and Rispa Ann Johnson Masterson. She and Ralph Statler were married July 25, 1931...
Births 4/30/10 (04/30/10)
Son to John Alfred and LaShea Suzanne Worley Jr. of Benton, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:14 a.m. Monday, April 26, 2010. Name, Jonah Aloysius. Weight, 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Fourth son. Mrs. Worley is the former LaShea Bohannon, daughter of Gary and Susie Bohannon of Benton. She is a speech-language pathologist at Saint Francis. Worley is the son of John and Freida Worley Sr. of Benton. He is with Missouri Army National Guard in Cape Girardeau...
Jackson police/fire report 4/30/10 (04/30/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault Theft Miscellaneous...
Police report 4/30/10 (04/30/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Out of the past 4/30/10 (04/30/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council is expected to approve a plan this week calling for construction of an eight-foot-wide turn lane on Sprigg Street to allow for better traffic flow to and from the multipurpose building; the turn lane, which will run on the west side of the street in front of the building's parking lot now under construction between New Madrid Street and the Migrant Center, will be paid for entirely by Southeast Missouri State University...
Arbor Day (04/30/10)
Majestic trees, precious wildlife and clean, fresh air might come to mind when we think of forests. We probably don't think about the water we drink. We should. When you turn on your faucet this Arbor Day, take a moment and think about the important role trees play to make sure what comes out of the tap is healthy and clean...
No amnesty for illegal immigrants (04/30/10)
First of all, what I have to say is not on immigration. It is on illegal immigration. Like most Americans, I am against illegal immigration and any amnesty for illegal immigrants. Wed did not bring illegal immigrants into our country. They came on their own, violating our laws and hiding under them...
School support (04/30/10)
When fire recently destroyed the Fredericktown Middle School, officials scrambled to find temporary classrooms. Space at Calvary Temple Church has been pressed into service for the remainder of this school year, which ends May 28. A search is on to find space for classes this fall...
Redhawk player up for top award (04/30/10)
On behalf of everyone associated with the Redhawk baseball program and entire Southeast Missouri State University Department of Athletics, I would like to thank you for all your support this season. As you may know, our senior All-American catcher, Jim Klocke, is one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. ...
Speak Out 4/30/10 (04/30/10)
WHAT our elected officials in Washington, D.C., need to do is to demand that people who have not been doing their job in agencies like the SEC should be terminated. If they can spend eight hours a day watching pornography on their office computers, their jobs aren't necessary...
Prayer 4/30/10 (04/30/10)
For the majesty and beauty of trees, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
CHS Student 'Believes and Achieves' (04/30/10)
Tanesha Jones doesn't think of herself as a hero. But others do. The Cape Central High School senior was working at a local fast-food restaurant in Cape Girardeau on March 23 when she came to the aid of a woman who had fallen in the bathroom. Tanesha says her manager was uncertain how best to assist the woman. So Tanesha, who had recently completed the Believe to Achieve nurse assistant program at Southeast Missouri Hospital, took charge and checked on the customer's condition...
PES Student Named Artists of the Week (04/30/10)
A Perryville Elementary School 2nd grader, Katie Welker, daughter of Harry and Jeanne Welker, was named the local winner of the national "Artist of the Week" competition of the online art gallery, Artsonia. After competing with thousands of students from more than 100 countries showcased on Artsonia's website, Katie was named the winner last week...
1221st Transportation Co. qualifies on weapons (04/30/10)
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard's 1221st Transportation Company took to the firing ranges during the unit's most recent monthly drill. The Dexter-based company, along with its detachments in Portageville and Sikeston, traveled to Fort Campbell, Ky. to qualify on the M-16 rifle and to fire several other weapons for familiarization...
Parker questions Emerson's ties to Unions (04/30/10)
Bob Parker, Republican candidate for US congress in Missouri's 8th district that will face off with 14 year incumbent Jo Ann Emerson in the August 3, Republican primary, has raised questions about Emerson's ties to labor unions. Parker raises the question, ''Is it ethical to be married to a registered Union Lobbyist that is on the payroll of the AFL-CIO, who directly lobbies Congress for legislation and programs that will directly benefit the labor unions? It may be legal, but is it ethical and do the people of Missouri want their representative in Congress to have these kinds of financial ties to the Unions. ...
Saxony junior presents voice recital (04/30/10)
The public is invited to a free voice recital presented by Paige Kiefner, a junior at Saxony Lutheran who studies voice with Judith Farris, Artist in Residence at Southeast Missouri State University. The recital will be held on Sunday, May 2, at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape...
Reflection of a Princess (04/30/10)
While watching my son's baseball practice, I caught this picture of my daughter Madelyn's reflection in the side mirror of our truck. She is the sweetest little girl ever!
Truman's first turkey (04/30/10)
Truman Kinsey, 14 years old of Cape Girardeau with his first turkey. 25 lbs
Wood Duck (04/30/10)
This wood duck displays brilliant colors.
Miracle-Ear Participates in a Wellness Fair (04/30/10)
It was a great day in Perry County for senior citizens on Thursday, April 29, 2010. That is if they attended the Wellness Fair in Altenburg,MO at the Perry County Senior Center. Joyce Hill-Cooley, BC-HIS,RN,COHC and franchisee manager of Miracle-Ear Centers, is shown given a free hearing screening to one of the attendants. ...
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