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Cape schools gain from federal stimulus program (06/02/10)
The Cape Girardeau School District could pay off its latest bonds ahead of schedule, saving potentially millions in interest costs, once it tallies the discounts available due to federal efforts to combat the recession.
Cape Girardeau mother used gun against man suspected of trying to rape her daughter (06/02/10)
The man who Cape Girardeau police say attempted to rape a teenager was forced out of her Minnesota Avenue home at gunpoint by the victim's mother, according to a probable-cause affidavit filed in the case.
Three charged in Broadway armed robbery (06/02/10)
The three Cape Girardeau residents arrested Sunday in connection with an armed robbery on Broadway were found by police after they allegedly used the robbery victim's credit card at several area businesses.
Arkansas man injured in boating accident at Wappapello Lake (06/02/10)
WAPPAPELLO LAKE, Mo. -- An Arkansas man is recovering in an area hospital after he fell from a pontoon boat on Wappapello Lake and was struck by its propeller about 12:45 p.m. Monday.
Preliminary hearing delayed in Benton woman's molestation, sodomy case (06/02/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A 22-year-old woman facing felony charges for statutory sodomy and child molestation had her preliminary hearing rescheduled Tuesday at a hearing in the Scott County judicial building.
Small earthquake felt in Bootheel Saturday (06/02/10)
CATRON, Mo. -- There were no reports of damage following an earthquake Saturday night.
Cabinet work in St. Mary classrooms (06/02/10)
Routes OO, U reduced for pavement repair (06/02/10)
Pavement repairs will reduce a section of routes OO and U to one lane today. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, Route OO will be reduced from Highway 34 to County Road 379 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Route U will be reduced from Highway 34 to Route RA from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m...
Route C reduced to one lane for bridge repairs (06/02/10)
Route C in Scott County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform routine bridge repairs over Interstate 55. Weather permitting, traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Thursday.
Route M reduced in Scott County (06/02/10)
Route M in Scott County will be reduced to one lane while MoDOT crews perform pavement repairs from Route A to County Road 204. Weather permitting, traffic will be reduced to one lane from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Route W to be closed for construction work (06/02/10)
Route W in Cape County will be closed while Apex Paving crews remove a box culvert and construct a new box culvert at the intersection of Route W and Nenninger Lane. Weather permitting, the road will close at 9 a.m. Monday and will reopen June 22.
Police in Bootheel town respond to two weekend baseball bat assaults (06/02/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A person was seriously injured in one of two Saturday incidents where individuals were assaulted with a baseball bat.
Deer, ATV crash among holiday weekend accidents involving Southeast Missouri residents (06/02/10)
Crashes involving a deer and ATV were among the motor vehicle accidents involving Southeast Missouri residents over the Memorial Day weekend. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Benny J. Benavente, 22, of Jackson was driving a 1996 Ford westbound on Route K around 8:20 p.m. Friday when the vehicle stuck a deer. The accident occurred 3 miles west of Cape Girardeau and sent occupant Lindsey Moore, 17, of Jackson to Southeast Missouri Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries...
Fire at Jackson home started by cooling grill (06/02/10)
A grill cooling off from a Memorial Day barbecue was a contributing factor to a house fire in Jackson. Jackson Fire Department spokesman Steve Baugh said that around 1:55 a.m. Tuesday crews were called to a fire at 404 S. Shawnee Blvd. Within 20 minutes crews contained the fire. Around 4:30 a.m. crews left the scene...
FBI dubs man who robbed 21 banks 'Granddad Bandit' (06/02/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A bald, heavyset man who has robbed 21 banks in the eastern and central U.S. is proving to be so elusive that the FBI has given him a name -- the "Granddad Bandit" -- and the agency announced plans Tuesday to post a digital picture of him on billboards in several states in hopes of catching him...
Gasoline prices may fall more (06/02/10)
Gasoline prices dropped Tuesday for the 26th straight day as lower oil prices continue to work their way to the nation's drivers. There may be room for prices to move even lower. After hitting a national average of $2.929 per gallon May 6, retail gasoline prices had fallen 20.2 cents, or nearly 7 percent, to $2.727 per gallon by Tuesday...
BP will likely survive spill but with a smaller net worth (06/02/10)
NEW YORK -- BP is probably sturdy enough to survive the worst oil spill in U.S. history. But investors are shaving billions of dollars off its value with every day that crude gushes into the Gulf of Mexico. On Tuesday alone, the first trading day since BP's latest attempt at a fix failed, and the day the government announced it had opened a criminal probe into the disaster, its stock took a hit of 15 percent...
Supreme Court: Speak up to invoke right to remain silent (06/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- Want to invoke your right to remain silent? You'll have to speak up. In a narrowly split decision, the Supreme Court's conservative majority expanded its limits on the Miranda rights for criminal suspects Tuesday, over the dissent of new Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who said the ruling turned Americans' rights of protection from police abuse "upside down."...
More U.S. companies offering incentives for employee weight loss (06/02/10)
ATLANTA -- How much money would it take to get you to lose some serious weight? $100? $500? Many employers are betting they can find your price. At least a third of U.S. companies offer financial incentives, or are planning to introduce them, to get their employees to lose weight or get healthier in other ways...
Stocks turn sharply lower after announcement of oil spill probe (06/02/10)
NEW YORK -- Stocks took another late-day dive Tuesday after the government said it was starting criminal and civil investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped almost 113 points. Its plunge came shortly before the close and minutes after Attorney General Eric Holder made the announcement. Stocks in energy companies and oil service providers tumbled on the news, and other stocks followed...
Al-Qaida: No. 3 official killed with family (06/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- Al-Qaida announced Monday that its No. 3 official, Mustafa al-Yazid, had been killed along with members of his family -- perhaps one of the most severe blows to the terror movement since the U.S. campaign against al-Qaida began. A U.S. official said al-Yazid was believed to have died in a U.S. missile strike...
Al and Tipper Gore, married 40 years, say they are separating (06/02/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former vice president Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage that included a White House run when their sunny relationship offered a counterpoint to President Bill Clinton's philandering. According to an e-mail circulated among the couple's associates Tuesday, the Gores said it was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration."...
Ted Koppel's son, 40, found dead in NYC apartment (06/02/10)
NEW YORK -- A son of former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel was found dead in an apartment after a day of bar hopping with a man he'd just met, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. A drunken Andrew Koppel, 40, had been placed in a back bedroom of the Manhattan apartment to sleep it off and apparently had been dead at least four hours before anyone realized, said Belinda Caban, who lives in the apartment...
Central America deaths from tropical storm up to 179 (06/02/10)
GUATEMALA CITY -- Rural villagers used hoes and pick axes to hunt for victims of landslides that have killed at least 179 people in Central America while officials in Guatemala's capital tried to cope with a vast sinkhole that swallowed a clothing factory...
Israel, Egypt ease Gaza blockade after deadly raid (06/02/10)
JERUSALEM -- Israel and Egypt signaled a temporary easing of the Gaza Strip blockade Tuesday following international condemnation of the deadly Israeli raid on an aid flotilla en route to the sealed-off Palestinian territory. Egypt said it was freely opening its border with Gaza for the first time in more than a year to allow in humanitarian aid, setting off a rush to the crossing by thousands of residents, while an Israeli official said there is an "ongoing dialogue" with the international community on how to expand the amount of goods entering the area.. ...
Mattingly sweeps away trouble for St. Vincent soccer (06/02/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A late-season injury to a teammate during Kristin Mattingly's sophomore year forced her into St. Vincent's starting lineup. Mattingly's grip on the sweeper position hasn't loosened since. The senior serves as the foundation for a defense that only has allowed 13 goals in 24 games and posted 14 shutouts. ...
Redhawks' track season ends at NCAA regional (06/02/10)
The Southeast Missouri State track and field program ended its season last weekend after falling short of any national qualifying performances. Southeast had six athletes compete in nine events at the NCAA West Regional in Austin, Texas. The top 12 in each event qualified for the national meet...
Cardinals promote veteran Miles (06/02/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have purchased the contract of infielder Aaron Miles from Class AA Springfield, adding a veteran presence to the bench. The 33-year-old Miles was one of the final players cut by the Reds this spring and signed a minor league contract with St. Louis on April 30. He batted .279 with 13 RBIs in 16 games...
Reds trump Cardinals 9-8 (06/02/10)
St. Louis rallied from a four-run deficit but lost the duel for first in the NL Central
McGwire's wife delivers triplets (06/02/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The wife of St. Louis Cardinals batting coach Mark McGwire has delivered triplets. Stephanie McGwire had three daughters Tuesday. The former slugger was away from the team, and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa didn't say whether McGwire would rejoin the Cardinals for today's game against Cincinnati...
Right at home: Ease is in for household cleaning (06/02/10)
Michelle Lee of Asheville, N.C., spends a lot of time selecting organic food for her family of six. "Cleaning's another story," however, said Lee, who writes a housekeeping blog, Adventures of Supermom. "I need things that make my life easier, and I love a fast cleanup. The convenience of wipes outweighs everything to me."...
Spring vegetables and brie cheese on toast make for an easy lunch (06/02/10)
Finally -- fresh peas for busy people. The trouble with frozen peas is that, no matter how you cook them, they tend to be mushy. Fresh peas are another world entirely. They are tender but still a bit firm. And they have a fresh taste lost in frozen and canned varieties...
Simple syrups add style to variety of drinks (06/02/10)
Putting your own artisanal touch on summer refreshment is simple. Literally. Simple syrups are an often overlooked -- but as the name suggests, incredibly easy -- way of adding sweet panache to a variety of drinks. And summer's demand for tall and cool beverages is an excellent excuse to get acquainted with them...
Recipe Swap: St. Louis specialties printed in new cookbook (06/02/10)
It is so much fun when I get a new cookbook, and my newest book is a really neat one. "Enjoy a Local at Home" is put out by Enjoy a Local, which promotes and supports restaurants in St. Louis. This cookbook's recipes are all from St. Louis restaurants, and the proceeds benefit the St. ...
Ronald Wells (06/02/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ronald W. "Ron" Wells, 65, of Perryville died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from noon to service time Friday at Baue Funeral Home in Cave Springs, Mo. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Florence Welker (06/02/10)
Florence J. Welker, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 31, 2010, at her home. She was born June 27, 1926, in Biehle, Mo., to Ben and Josephine Blechle Lappe. She and Glen Welker were married Sept. 24, 1946, at Biehle. Welker was a member of St. Mary Cathedral...
Maxine Barber (06/02/10)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Maxine Barber, 88, of Dexter departed this life Saturday, May 29, 2010, at her home. Daughter of the late Dan and Willa Segraves Courter, she was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Reno, Ark. She and William Newt Barber were married Feb. 19, 1944, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death March 15, 2009...
Norma Blattel (06/02/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Norma Gosche Blattel, 88, passed peacefully to heaven Monday, May 31, 2010, at Chaffee Nursing Center, where she had lived several years. She was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Kelso, Mo., daughter of the late John and Christine Diebold Ressel. ...
Norman Simpkins (06/02/10)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Norman E. Simpkins, 73, of Paducah passed away Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Western Baptist Hospital. He was the son of Eddie E. and Crissie Parrish Simpkins. Simpkins was a machinist for Walker Boat Yard. He attended Gospel Mission Worship Center...
Drusilla Felter (06/02/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- Drusilla Louise Scherer Felter, 92, of Benton died Monday, May 31, 2010, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Ardeola, Mo., to John A. and Bertha Enderle Scherer. She and Zeno "Sam" Felter were married Sept. 27, 1950, at Benton. He passed away Jan. 23, 1977...
Delmar Boyd (06/02/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Delmar S. Boyd, 92, of Perryville died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Independence Court in Perryville. He was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Coffman, Mo., son of the late John Henry and Irene Anna Schaaf Boyd. He and Doris M. Moore were married Oct. 4, 1941. She preceded him in death Aug. 15, 1973. He and Betty J. Lix were married May 14, 1975...
Charles Wiggins (06/02/10)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Charles Duane Wiggins, 49, of Advance passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 26, 1961, in Cape Girardeau, son of Duane and Gonnie Schrader Wiggins. Charles was a regional director for Benefit Specialist of America. He had been saved and baptized at First Baptist Church in Advance. Charles was an organ donor...
Virginia Lewis (06/02/10)
BARNHART, Mo. -- Virginia M. Lewis, 82, of Barnhart died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Festus, Mo. She was born Dec. 10, 1927, at Desloge, Mo., daughter of Fred and Alice Morris Duncan. She and Melvin E. Lewis were married April 10, 1948...
St. Joseph Parish School (06/02/10)
St. Joseph Parish School A Honor Roll 5th grade: Winston Welter, Allison Beggs. 6th grade: Marisa Hall, Olivia Jordan. 7th grade: Joeseph Beggs, Morgan Campbell, Lyndsie Robert. 8th grade: Macy Hall, Dominic Hooper, Shelby Rhymer. B Honor Roll 4th grade: Anthony Madalon, Brandon Rhymer, Skylar Rhymer...
Delta Junior & Senior High (06/02/10)
Delta Junior & Senior High A Honor Roll 7th grade: Caleb Amelunke, Ciara Coomer, Taylor Cotton, Jesse Criddle, Danielle Helderman, Shantel Hendrix, Daniel Hester. 8th grade: Robert Bartels, Rachel Birkman, Connor Hodge, Kimberly Horman, Wyatt Kidd, Alex Lashley, Katlyn McCoy, Jesse Nance, Dakota Parks, Chasity Taylor, Alysha Vessells...
Jackson fire report 6/2/2010 (06/02/10)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police report 6/1/10 and 6/2/10 (06/02/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Cape Girardeau fire report 6/2/10 (06/02/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 6/2/10 (06/02/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Property Damage Burglary Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 6/2/10 (06/02/10)
Gifts and tributes signaling deep appreciation to departing director Ann Abbott are features of the second annual Broadway Players awards banquet in the evening, as actors, actresses, technical workers and supporters are also honored; Abbott, who has been director of the community theater group since its inception, will leave Cape Girardeau June 11...
Correction 6/2/10 (06/02/10)
n The calendar on page 2 of Tuesday's Southeast Missourian should have listed the First Friday Coffee event taking place at the Show Me Center. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
SEMO business model is flawed (06/02/10)
Complicating budget woes at Southeast Missouri State University is a high fixed-cost operating strategy that magnifies economic hardship when revenue declines. For the last 10 years the university has been aggressively adding fixed facilities while simultaneously moving more courses online. ...
TTF-4 vital to Cape (06/02/10)
Members of the Cape Girardeau Police Officers Association have achieved one goal: to make the public aware of its concerns about what it considers to be unfulfilled pledges for higher pay made by city officials over recent years. But it has done so in a way that reflects negatively on other city operations, in particular the half-cent sales tax that has generated funding for major street improvements since 1995...
Cape's attractions draw visitors (06/02/10)
Thanks for the nice article by Carrie Bartholomew on the new interpretive enhancements at Fort D. During limited open hours over the Memorial Day weekend we had more than 200 visitors to the fort. These folks came from Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Colorado, Georgia and Michigan. ...
Speak Out 6/2/10 (06/02/10)
WHEN the Medicaid and Medicare system are going broke, I don't know why Michael Jensen is crying about parents not spending all the money. When I was growing up, unless there was someone really sick in our house we didn't go to a doctor. Jensen is wrong to lash out at parents. Often, they don't have a car to get them to town. Sometimes it's hard to even get groceries, much less unnecessary doctor appointments. I thank anybody who leaves a few bucks in my wallet...
Prayer 6/2/10 (06/02/10)
For all the beauty of flower gardens and hedges, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
Guardsmen attend golf event for wounded Soldiers (06/02/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Several Missouri National Guard Soldiers took to the links over the Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to Soldiers wounded in combat as well as to help a program that benefits those wounded warriors. More than 100 veterans, community members and Guardsmen participated in the Wounded Soldier Foundation Golf Tournament at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. ...
MAKE SUMMER SIZZLE (06/02/10)
Cape Girardeau, MO 06/02/2010 -- As the economy continues to affect summer spending this year, families are looking for creative ways to make the most of the season, without sacrificing fun in the sun or emptying their wallets. This season, focus on grilling as the quicker, healthier and energy-saving alternative to cooking indoors. The Pampered Chef Test Kitchens offer these expert tips to help grill masters everywhere make summer sizzle...
SE Muddawgs Subway "Memorial Magic" Champs (06/02/10)
The Southeast Muddawgs U11 baseball team went undefeated to win the Subway "Memorial Magic" baseball tournament held in Jackson, TN at the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex. Pictured back row: Braeden Dobbs, Brayden Emmons, Camren Mirgeaux, Blake Bauwens, Will Winingar, Payne Guilliams. Front Row: Dylan Murakami, Landen Pehle, Drew Brown, Cole Welker, Gus Guilliams, Guthrie Hume...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (06/02/10)
Espy & Chico are 6 week old kittens. They are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri 573-334-5837. June is ADOPT A CAT MONTH, all cat/kitten adoption fees are 1/2 off! See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Chuy in his new coat (06/02/10)
Chuy ("Chu-Chu") on Christmas in his new coat from Santa, unfortunately his belly is a bit too big to zip it up.
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