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Hundreds turn out to support Jackson teacher dealing with cancer (05/06/10)
Going through cancer treatment has its highs and lows. Wednesday, Sharlett Eftink had one of her highs.
Garrison Keillor speaks about mosquitoes, suicidal raccoons, fishing in the dark, more at River Campus appearance (05/06/10)
One microphone, one stool, one man. Plenty of entertained people. A crowd ranging from teenagers to senior citizens filled the Bedell Performance Hall on Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus Wednesday night to take in the sold-out performance by Garrison Keillor.
Scott County Commission discusses use of monitoring bracelets for house arrest (05/06/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- If state officials really want to save money, maybe they should look into electronic monitoring bracelets for prisoners, Scott County commissioners say. Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter updated commissioners during their Tuesday meeting on the first Scott County inmate placed on house arrest using the technology, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported...
St. Louis man sentenced to 175 years in prison for Perryville rape (05/06/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville sexual assault case came to a close Monday when Circuit Court Judge William L. Syler sentenced a St. Louis man charged in the crime to 175 years in prison. James E. Mueller was charged in August 2008 with two counts of forcible rape, two counts of forcible sodomy, one attempted forcible sodomy charge and five counts of armed criminal action.
University bus, van crash in 300 block of Broadway; another car flees scene (05/06/10)
A Southeast Missouri State University shuttle bus and a van were involved in an accident around 2 p.m. in the 300 block of Broadway in Cape Girardeau. The bus had front-end damage, while the van was damaged in the back and front. People riding in the bus said a blue four-door car was also involved in the accident. It collided with the van and sped from the scene, they said...
Bridge maintenance to reduce Route W to one lane Tuesday (05/06/10)
Routine bridge maintenance by Missouri Department of Transportation crews will reduce a section near Route W in Cape Girardeau to one lane next week. The work between Kingshighway and Kingsway Drive will take place between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday...
Curtain rises today on Central Junior's 'Sound of Music' (05/06/10)
Central Junior High students aren't singing the latest pop radio hits as they walk to class. They're belting out classic show tunes. Today about 200 students will take the stage in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic "The Sound of Music." "I've always wanted to do it and figured there's no time like the present," said director Mike Dumey. The production's focus on family also appealed to him...
Chaffee technology students to compete Thursday at state level (05/06/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- It looked like a creation from the world of "Alice in Wonderland." Chaffee High School senior Chelsie Welker stood in front of her woodworking project, a red oak grandfather clock of curving and slanting lines. The clock's face featured the painting of an angry-looking face...
Area high school students participate in Youth in Government Day (05/06/10)
Three high school students acting as Cape Girardeau County commissioners for a day approved the acquisition of the old federal building in Cape Girardeau, speed limit reductions and placement of the issue of charter government on the ballot. But the students stopped short of approving planning and zoning in the county...
Woman charged with hotel, apartment burglaries waives preliminary hearing (05/06/10)
A woman charged in connection with a hotel robbery in Jackson and an apartment robbery in Cape Girardeau waived her preliminary hearing Tuesday before Associate Circuit Court Judge Gary A. Kamp. Julie S. Burns, who is also known to use the last name Lowe, is charged with two counts of felony first-degree robbery, for allegedly assaulting an employee at Comfort Suites in Jackson on March 25. ...
DNR recommends all-accessible playground for federal funds (05/06/10)
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has recommended a proposed all-accessible playground in Cape Girardeau County as the recipient of a $75,000 grant. Proposed at Cape County Park North, Melaina's Magical Playland is one of 11 projects in the state recommended to receive more than $600,000 in federal grants to assist with parks and recreational needs. ...
Jackson police looking for man who stole car from power plant (05/06/10)
The Jackson Police Department was still searching Wednesday for a suspect who broke into the city's power plant and stole an old police car around 4 a.m. Tuesday. The water distribution center in Jackson was also broken into, said Sgt. Scott Eakers, although nothing was stolen.
Students prepare Cinco de Mayo meal Wednesday (05/06/10)
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com Yolanda Weisenberger, right, assists Jalisa Handy in cooking Spanish rice for Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday at the Cape Girardeau Alternative Education Center. Weisenberger's Spanish II students, including La'Mya Williams, left, and Stephanie Farrar, prepared a Spanish meal which was served to faculty and board office employees.
U.S. 61/Kingshighway reduced for bridge repairs (05/06/10)
U.S. 61/Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform routine bridge repairs to a section one half mile south of Route K over Cape La Croix Creek bridge. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Mo. Senate passes autism insurance mandate (05/06/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Some health insurers would be required to cover up to $45,000 annually of intensive therapy for autistic children under legislation passed Thursday by the Missouri Senate. Some parents of autistic children, who have lobbied for several years for an insurance mandate, expressed hope that lawmakers finally have hit upon a version that can reach the governor's desk by the May 14 end of the legislative session...
Univ of Missouri announces graduation speakers (05/06/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A retiring U.S. senator and a University of Missouri alum with a long career as a TV journalist will be among the speakers at graduation ceremonies. Sen. Kit Bond will speak at the May 15 ceremony in the Hearnes Center for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Bill Geist of CBS News speaks to the journalism school that evening in Mizzou Arena...
Missouri Legislature approves changes to telephone fees (05/06/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Monthly bills could fall for some Missouri telephone customers but rise for others as a result of legislation given final approval Wednesday. The legislation now headed to Gov. Jay Nixon would gradually reduce the rates that telephone companies charge one another to connect callers from one region of Missouri with customers of a different phone company elsewhere in the state...
Deep beneath Gulf, oil may be wreaking havoc (05/06/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- The oil you can't see could be as bad as the oil you can. While people wait for the slick in the Gulf of Mexico to wash up along the coast, globules of oil are already falling to the bottom of the sea, where they threaten virtually every link in the ocean food chain, from plankton to fish that are on dinner tables everywhere...
Accused bomber believed to have acted by himself (05/06/10)
NEW YORK -- The Pakistani-American accused of a failed car bombing in Times Square is believed to have worked alone in the United States on the plot almost immediately after returning from a five-month visit to his native land, authorities said Wednesday...
Recovery worries poorer victims in Nashville (05/06/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Raging torrents had shot furniture through walls and pushed houses into the street near Nashville's historically black Fisk and Tennessee State universities. Only a few tents tops poked above the floodwaters on Wednesday where dozens of homeless once lived along the still-swollen banks of the Cumberland River...
Stocks extend decline on European debt worries (05/06/10)
NEW YORK -- The stock market extended its slide Wednesday after investors couldn't shake their concerns about European countries' big debt loads. The Dow Jones industrial average ended down about 59 points to put its two-day drop at 284. The Dow halved its loss by the close but finished off its high of the day. Treasury prices rose and pushed down interest rates in the bond market for a second day...
Possible end of an era: Newsweek for sale (05/06/10)
NEW YORK -- At a time when people don't want to wait a minute for information, let alone seven days, do newsweeklies have a future? If Newsweek does, it won't be with its current owner. The 77-year-old magazine, hobbled by sagging ad revenue and circulation, is being put up for sale by The Washington Post Co., which is bowing out of the struggle to keep the genre relevant...
Former Bear Stearns CEOs defend failing firm's conduct (05/06/10)
WASHINGTON -- James Cayne, who led Bear Stearns for 15 years, and his successor defended the conduct of the Wall Street firm against members of a special panel who were skeptical that uncontrollable outside forces were to blame for its demise two years ago...
President says he wants to start work this year on overhauling immigration system (05/06/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday he wants to begin work this year on legislation overhauling the nation's immigration system, firming up his commitment on a key priority for Latino voters and lawmakers. Obama's comments at a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House reaffirmed his long-held support for immigration reform. He went a step further than he has in the past by calling for the work to begin this year...
Powerful House chairman Obey to bow out (05/06/10)
WASHINGTON -- Rep. David Obey, a leading liberal Democrat, said Wednesday he will retire at the end of his term this year. The decision by the powerful Appropriations Committee chairman dealt Democrats defending their majority another blow headed into a midterm election where they already confronted a significant loss of seats...
NASA picks May 14 for launch of Atlantis' final flight (05/06/10)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis is set to blast off on its final flight next week. NASA's top managers agreed Wednesday to set May 14 as the launch date. Liftoff will be at 1:20 p.m. Atlantis will fly to the International Space Station, carrying up a crew of six and a load of supplies. ...
Shiite agreement gives Iraq's clerics greater say in political disputes (05/06/10)
BAGHDAD -- An agreement to form an alliance between Iranian-backed Shiite blocs gives the final say on political disputes to Iraq's top clerics, solidifying a role for the Shiite religious leadership in the country's likely new government. The agreement, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, is likely to alienate Iraq's other religious and ethnic sects from the potential new government -- especially minority Sunnis already wary of the Shiite-dominated leadership. ...
Suicide squad targets Afghan government compound (05/06/10)
KABUL -- Taliban suicide bombers disguised as police attacked a government compound Wednesday in southwestern Afghanistan in an assault that left 13 people dead, including a provincial council member and all nine attackers, authorities said. Eight of the bombers blew themselves up and police shot the ninth, President Hamid Karzai's office said...
More volcanic ash grounds Scottish and Irish air services (05/06/10)
DUBLIN -- A new wave of dense volcanic ash from Iceland halted air traffic Wednesday in Ireland and Scotland, stranding tens of thousands of people but narrowly missing England and key London air hubs. Dublin Airport canceled all flights until 4 a.m. today, marooning more than 30,000 passengers in the process...
Nigeria President Yar'Adua dies (05/06/10)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, long plagued by poor health, has died at age 58, almost three months after his vice president assumed control of Africa's most populous nation, Yar'Adua's spokesman said. Yar'Adua died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Aso Rock presidential villa with his wife Turai at his side, presidential spokesman Olusegun Adeniyi said. Adeniyi did not give a cause of death...
Thais cast politics aside, honor ailing king (05/06/10)
BANGKOK -- Thais put aside their political animosity Wednesday to honor the country's ailing monarch on the 60th anniversary of his coronation, and his rare public appearance inspired thousands lining the streets to chant "Long live the king!" The highly revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej emerged in a wheelchair from a Bangkok hospital to preside over the ceremonies. ...
Nuke-free Mideast idea rises on global conference agenda (05/06/10)
UNITED NATIONS -- The Middle East, that timeless tinderbox at the core of so much in world affairs, looms as a battleground in the U.N.'s meeting halls this month, as 189 nations debate nuclear proliferation. The idea of establishing the region as a zone free of nuclear weapons, a notion on the back burner for 15 years, has emerged as a central issue at the twice-a-decade conference reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT)...
Somali pirates board oil tanker; warship en route (05/06/10)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Somali pirates armed with automatic weapons boarded an oil tanker with $50 million of oil and 23 Russian crew onboard Wednesday, and a Russian warship was rushing to intervene, a European Union Naval spokesman said. The pirates launched the attack on the Liberian-flagged ship, the Moscow University, at dawn. Cmdr. John Harbour, the EU Naval Force spokesman, said the crew evaded the pirates for several hours while sending out distress calls...
High school roundup: Indians blank Mules on Crowden's goal (05/06/10)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast's potent offense bails out error-prone defense (05/06/10)
The Redhawks overcame eight errors to beat Mid-Continent University 16-12.
Redhawks earn softball doubleheader split with Billikens (05/06/10)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team split a Wednesday doubleheader at Saint Louis University in its final nonconference action of the season. Southeast won the opener 6-3 before dropping the nightcap 9-1 in five innings. The Redhawks are 16-29 and the Billikens 28-23-1...
Area calendar 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
Basketball Golf Running Softball Tennis Volleyball Submit items by mail, fax or e-mail to be included in the calendar....
Area digest 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
The Southern Illinois Miners, an independent professional baseball team from Marion, Ill., will play an exhibition game in Cape Girardeau for the second year in a row. Southern Illinois and the River City Rascals from O'Fallon, Mo., will square off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Capaha Field...
Phillies suffocate Cardinals' offense (05/06/10)
PHILADELPHIA -- Kyle Kendrick and Placido Polanco gave Philadelphia fans reason to stand and cheer on a night when they all stayed in their seats. Kendrick threw seven impressive innings, Polanco hit a two-run homer and the Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Wednesday night...
Central High School students put work on display at Crowe Gallery (05/06/10)
Senior art students at Cape Girardeau Central High School will get one final lesson before they graduate in the coming weeks. Thirty-five seniors will showcase artwork from their high school career during a First Friday exhibit at the Crowe Gallery. The students will learn how to put together an art show by setting up the exhibit, which includes more than 200 pieces...
Hooked on Science: Mother's Day science - crystal hearts (05/06/10)
Did you know the driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908? Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. Give mom an unforgettable gift by adding a little science to your Mother's Day celebration...
who's neXt 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
Honors, achievements The following students were honored at the 29th annual Southeast Missouri Writing Achievement Award program. During the event, 27 students from Southeast Missouri and St. Louis in fourth through 12th grade received awards. Scholarship...
neXt up 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
What's happening this weekend
Senior Moments: Sometimes the easy choice is the right one (05/06/10)
As I look back at my college hunt -- which actually seemed more like a safari -- the prominent lesson I learned is about bathing in a river. This has nothing to do with hygiene and making sure I clean behind my ears, but everything to do with the fact that I finally know where I am going to college...
Acting out (05/06/10)
May 6, 2010 Dear Julie, Last weekend, some of the seniors graduating from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University volunteered to showcase the talents they honed at the university. To prepare them, the school imported from New York City a choreographer, an audition expert and an Emmy-winning casting director for nine hours of workshops...
Julianna Danels (05/06/10)
Julianna Michelle Danels, infant daughter of Christopher George and Sarah Michelle Lowery Danels of Scott City, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include her parents; a brother, Thomas Andrew Danels of Portageville, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Allen Danels of Sikeston, Mo., Deborah Danels of Portageville; maternal grandparents, Dwayne and Julie Lowery of Chaffee, Mo.; paternal great-grandfather, Eugene Benthal of New Madrid, Mo.; maternal great-grandparents, Ken and Linda Lowery of Chaffee, Pauline Strubberg of Otto, Mo.; and maternal great-great-grandfather, Owen Thomas of Chaffee.. ...
Elva Lincoln (05/06/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Elva Alice Lincoln, 89, of Marble Hill passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 5, 1921, at Millersville, daughter of Julius and Laura Lincoln Cook. She and Buford Lincoln were married June 18, 1968. He died Feb. 9, 1982...
Marion Tucker (05/06/10)
Marion Tucker, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born May 20, 1927, in Reynoldsville, Ill., to Lawrence H. and Esther Winn Tucker. He and Thelma Ruth Beggs were married Oct. 4, 1952, at Thebes, Ill...
Norman Bennett (05/06/10)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Norman Earl Bennett, 71, of Zalma passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Puxico Nursing Home. He was born March 28, 1939, in Bollinger County, Mo., son of Willie and Cleta Lemons Bennett. He and Elizabeth Burkman were married March 22, 1962, at Arab, Mo...
Jason Sandlin (05/06/10)
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Jason A. Sandlin, 35, of Uniontown died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, Mo. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Phil Keeton officiating. Burial will be in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery at Silver Lake, Mo...
Barbara Wareing (05/06/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Barbara Ferguson Wareing, 80, of Anna died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 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. Tony Foeller officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
Virginia Jones (05/06/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Virginia Lee Jones, 59, of Perryville died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at St. Louis University Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. to time of service Monday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gregory Cemetery at Kennett, Mo...
Mary Keller (05/06/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary Keller, 90, of Perryville died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Independence Care Center. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery...
Gabriel Feltz (05/06/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gabriel Leslie Feltz, 47, youngest son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Feltz, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at his home in Wichita, Kan. Gabe was born Sept. 3, 1962, in Perryville. He was a 1981 graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School, graduated from Linn Technical School, and then completed a bachelor of arts from Southwestern University...
Births 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
Daughter to Shane Michael and Jamie Lynn Gibson of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:43 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Name, Kinley Rae. Weight, 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Second daughter. Mrs. Gibson is the former Jamie Seabaugh, daughter of Jim Seabaugh and Susan Seabaugh of Jackson. She is a pharmacy technician at Medicenter Pharmacy. Gibson is the son of Cassy Gibson of Cape Girardeau, and the late Dennis Gibson. He is a self-employed contractor...
Jackson police/fire report 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Thefts Burglary Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the folllowing calls Wednesday:...
Police report 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Fire report 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
The Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau is without a home; the Army's main building at 215 Broadway, which houses its office space, meal facilities, activities center and chapel, is literally falling down; Capt. Ralph Ashcraft, corps officer in charge of the Salvation Army here, says the building is uninhabitable...
Correction 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
n A Southeast Missouri Hospital first aid class was erroneously listed in the Page 2A calendar in the Wednesday edition of the Southeast Missourian. The class won't be hosted again until August. The First Friday Coffee event listed on 2A is actually taking place at Plaza by Ray's, 3257 William St. The Southeast Missourian regrets the errors...
Trash, recycling (05/06/10)
Cape Girardeau residents and city sanitation workers are adjusting to the new trash and recycling system that started Monday. New trucks and new trash containers were put to the test, as were residents who were learning how close to the curb to put their containers, which container to put out and why trash in old containers wasn't picked up...
Secure borders, humane policy (05/06/10)
When one uses the term "like ants after sugar," one realizes there's a racial bias. I would ask Tim Westrich ("No amnesty for illegal immigrants," April 30): How has an illegal immigrant hurt you? Perhaps they've even enhanced your life without you realizing it...
Speak Out 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
I loved the story about the Marine who saved the girl from the lion. Of course, this story can also be told making the Marine a Republican. I believe that would be more true in today's time. DID everyone see the picture and story about the homeless living in the tunnel in St. ...
Prayer 5/6/10 (05/06/10)
We are dazzled by the glory of your creation, O God, and give thanks for it. Amen.
Hyperinflation is real threat (05/06/10)
As our independent campaign for Congress continues, we plan to present solutions for problems it is in Congress's power to correct. One impending problem we will have is hyperinflation similar to what we experienced in the 1970s. While working my way through college in grocery stores in Jackson and Cape, I can remember every week pulling cans off the shelf and raising prices 3-4 cents per can. ...
National Guard to host Youth Bash Saturday, May 15 (05/06/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Missouri's Army and Air National Guard families are invited to attend a Youth Bash at the Poplar Bluff Armory on Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bash, sponsored by the Missouri National Guard Youth Program, will feature a variety of activities for children ages 5 to 17 years old, including a bounce house, crafts and even the opportunity for kids to test their skills at a game of Guitar Hero. Snacks and lunch will also be provided...
Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary's Adorable Adoptable (05/06/10)
Gadget is a tabby and white long-haired cat who is two years old. He is a very friendly guy. Gadget has been neutered and is up-to-date on shots. Gadget is available for adoption at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 573-243-9823. Please view other adorable adoptables at safeharboranimalsanctuary.org...
Jackson Heritage Association's Wine Tasting (05/06/10)
Guests enjoying wine on the lawn of the Oliver House Museum at the first annual Jackson Heritage Association Wine Tasting.
Tours at Oliver House during Wine Tasting event (05/06/10)
Kyle Mabuce, President of the Jackson Heritage Association, giving tours of the Oliver House Museum during the first annual wine tasting event.
Wine being served at Wine Tasting Event (05/06/10)
Pat Fosse, Donna Litcheneggar, and Ronnie Maxwell at the serving table at the first annual Jackson Heritage Association's Wine Tasting event.
a paranormal picture (05/06/10)
i took this picture a couple years ago
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