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Denial of liquor license draws support from other Cape establishments, younger patrons (07/01/10)
The Cape Girardeau City Council's denial of a liquor license to the owner of Margarita Mama's has the support of other establishments that serve alcohol as well as some of the community's young adults. Mississippi Mud House owner Galinda Seabaugh, who recently applied for a city liquor license, said the council's June 21 decision sets a precedent for what many cities should be doing...
Rolla, Mo., man alleges Sowers campaign violated election law (07/01/10)
The former mayor of Rolla, Mo., has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission claiming that Congressional candidate Tommy Sowers violated fundraising laws by combining a Washington, D.C., campaign event with a product launch. Sowers, a Democrat challenging seven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, raised money at a June 8 event headlined by former Gen. Wesley Clark, former Democratic national chairman Howard Dean and Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter...
Jay Purcell sued over house purchase agreement (07/01/10)
Cape Girardeau County Commissioner Jay Purcell is being sued by a former buyer of his bed and breakfast, Lincoln House, on South Louisiana Avenue in Cape Girardeau. In a petition filed in circuit court June 21, Patricia Kerrigan of Hawaii claims Purcell did not disclose the property had been condemned by the city following a February 2009 fire and alleges fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract...
Missing Bootheel girl found in Washington state after alleged abduction by mother (07/01/10)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A Kennett girl who was reportedly kidnapped by her mother earlier this week has been found by authorities in Washington state, the girl's father told the Daily Dunklin Democrat newspaper. Donny Cross, father of 10-year-old Miranda Cross, told the newspaper Wednesday afternoon that his daughter was in the custody of authorities in Washington and that her mother, Violet Martindale, had been arrested...
National group demands Cape agency change its name (07/01/10)
The Arc of the United States, a national organization that advocates for people with developmental disabilities, is demanding that the Cape Girardeau County Association of Retarded Citizens change its name because of trademark issues. The local organization is one of four major not-for-profit groups affiliated with VIP Industries. ...
More than $2.6 million funneled to Cape Girardeau since start of DREAM initiative (07/01/10)
Since Cape Girardeau was designated a Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri community in 2006, it has received more than $2.6 million in federal and state grants to help with local improvement projects, according to a report recently presented to the city council. The funds helped pay for community programs, like Tunes at Twilight and the Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival, and helped with construction projects including additional riverfront parking and public restroom facilities and converting the former Schultz School into affordable senior housing.
Sowers to hold town hall meeting Wednesday in Cape (07/01/10)
Democratic Congressional candidate Tommy Sowers will hold a town hall meeting next week in Cape Girardeau as part of his second campaign swing intended to put him in every 8th District county for a day. The meeting, at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Indian Room of the University Center on the Southeast Missouri State University campus, will be a chance for the public to ask questions on any topic, Sowers' campaign manager said...
Stoddard County man charged with abusing infant daughter requests bond (07/01/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Dexter man charged with child abuse and neglect has filed a motion in a Stoddard County court requesting that bond be set in his case, the Daily Statesman newspaper reported. Vabian Allen Webb, 18, of Dexter, was arrested in early June on Stoddard County warrants for the Class C felony of endangering the welfare of a child and the Class C felony of child abuse...
Richland schools one of 12 districts sharing $15.9M in bonds (07/01/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A dozen Missouri school districts will share in bonds totaling $15.9 million to pay for renovations and repairs. Richland School District will receive $430,561 of the bonds. Voters of the Stoddard County school district approved a $750,000 bond proposal in November...
Nixon signs bill merging patrols (07/01/10)
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- Missouri's Highway Patrol and Water Patrol have become one. Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Wednesday that makes the state Water Patrol a division of the Highway Patrol. The governor said combining the two agencies will improve law enforcement coverage and is expected eventually to save the state about $3 million per year. He said the number of patrol officers in either agency would not be reduced...
VA: Faulty dental sterilization at St. Louis center (07/01/10)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis VA medical center has urged nearly 2,000 veterans to return for blood tests because inadequately sterilized equipment may have exposed them to viral infections such as hepatitis C and HIV during dental procedures. The Department of Veterans Affairs sent out letters Monday to 1,812 people who had dental procedures at the John Cochran VA facility from Feb. ...
Researchers to study why rocker Ozzy Osbourne still breathing (07/01/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Abuse of alcohol and drugs has killed too many rock stars to mention, but at 61, Ozzy Osbourne is still going strong. DNA researchers in St. Louis are part of a team that will try to determine how he does it. Osbourne approached a Massachusetts human genomics company called Knome (pronounced Nome) and asked it to map his DNA. Knome oversees the project, and St. Louis-based Cofactor Genomics will do the actual lab work...
House OKs sweeping bank rules; Senate vote awaits (07/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- Nearly two years after a Wall Street meltdown left the economy reeling, the House on Wednesday passed a massive overhaul of financial regulations that would extend the government's reach from storefront thrifts to the executive suites of Manhattan...
Layoffs of census workers in June will distort jobs data (07/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- For the first time in six months, the federal unemployment report to be released Friday will likely show a net loss of jobs. But hold off on the panic button. It's true that employers are expected to have cut more than 100,000 jobs in June. But that figure, if accurate, will be deceptive. It will reflect the end of up to 250,000 temporary census jobs. The real focus Friday will be on how many net jobs private employers created...
Teen sailor describes pride, fear of solo voyage (07/01/10)
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. -- Abby Sunderland faced down moments of terror on the high seas after her boat was rolled over by a huge wave as she tried to become the youngest person to sail around the world. Still, the 16-year-old said Tuesday she was proud of her effort, hoped it might inspire others and wasn't ready to abandon sailing...
Elena Kagan completes Senate testimony (07/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- Cruising toward confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan completed Senate questioning Wednesday, unscathed by Republican challenges on abortion, gays in the military and gun rights while sidestepping partisan debate about GOP-named judges pulling the court to the right...
51 complete horse skeletons found in 17th-century Dutch burial site (07/01/10)
AMSTERDAM -- Archaeologists have uncovered a mass grave with the complete skeletons of 51 horses buried side by side, probably the long-forgotten equine victims of a 17th-century battle over a strategic Dutch river. It was the largest known equine burial ground in Europe, although chief archaeologist Angela Simons said Wednesday that many such sites have probably existed and have been plowed up over the centuries by unwitting farmers...
Hurricane Alex threatens Mexico, Texas coasts (07/01/10)
MATAMOROS, Mexico -- The first Atlantic hurricane of the year grew to a powerful Category 2 storm as it neared Mexico's Gulf coast and south Texas on Wednesday, whipping up high waves that frustrated oil-spill cleanup efforts and delivering tar balls and globs of crude onto already soiled beaches...
Golden Spikes knock off visiting Capahas 5-2 (07/01/10)
Jacob Wente allowed four runs, two earned, over three innings to suffer the loss for the Plaza Tire Capahas on Wednesday. The St. Louis Golden Spikes struck for two in the second and two in the third and never looked back, posting the 5-2 home win. Brad LaBruyere went the next three innings and allowed one run on three hits and struck out three. Jason Chavez pitched the final two innings. He struck out one and walked one...
Area calendar 7/1/10 (07/01/10)
Basketball Football n Central Junior High camp: A free football camp for boys entering grades 7 and 8 will be conducted at the Central Junior High School. The camp will be 9 to 11 a.m. July 26 to 29. Info: 334-2923. Golf Miscellaneous Running/Track...
Area digest 7/1/10 (07/01/10)
Scott City's Kevin Hammes won the Safe House for Women's 5K race by finishing the course in 17 minutes, 51 seconds. Jackson's Taylor Dickerson was the top female finisher, crossing the line in 20:15. Top finishers 5K run Female 14 and under --Alexa Kelpe, Cape Girardeau, 29:21...
Sweep proves elusive for Cards (07/01/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The Arizona Diamondbacks started and ended a six-game trip with victory celebrations in the clubhouse. Not bad for a team that set a franchise record with 14 straight road losses earlier in the season. Rookie Barry Enright was the recipient Wednesday, after providing five solid innings in his major league debut as the fill-in for Edwin Jackson in a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals...
who's neXt 7/1/10 (07/01/10)
Scholarships Honors, Achievements -- From staff reports...
Gross science: Make a batch of snot at home (07/01/10)
Did you know an explosive sneeze can shoot millions of droplets out of your nose and mouth at more than 100 mph? These droplets mainly consist of water, salt and protein. Using a few ingredients from around the house, you can make a batch of snot. STEP 1: Dissolve the borax into one quart of warm water...
At the top: Valedictorian LaGena Strobel, Bell City (07/01/10)
Parents: Larry Gene and Marsha Strobel What is your most notable academic achievement? Being named Student of the Month for my school and Dexter Elks. What is your favorite school activity and why? Volleyball, because though it was a serious program we always had so much fun ... and we had the most amazing coach that I will miss dearly as well as the game...
At the top: Valedictorian Claire Seyer, Oran (07/01/10)
Parents: Terry and Cindy Seyer What is your most notable academic achievement? Receiving the Presidential Scholarship from Missouri State University. What is your favorite school activity and why? Softball because it is my favorite sport...
At the top: Valedictorian Lynn McKuin, Delta (07/01/10)
Parents: Tony McKuin and Tammy McKuin What is your favorite school activity and why? Color guard because it gave me a chance to get closer with my best friends and learn a new skill. What is your favorite high school memory? All the good times I had hanging out with friends and my boyfriend, David Nettles...
neXt up 7/1/10 (07/01/10)
What's happening this weekend
Disoriented: Scheduling classes can be an adventure (07/01/10)
After Truman orientation last Friday, I am now an enrolled college student. It's so exciting to say that, even if scheduling classes was an otherworldly experience. Before we walked into the computer lab, the English adviser told us that classes would be filling up as we were scheduling them, so it was a race against our peers to get into the classes we wanted. ...
Beyond choking (07/01/10)
July 1, 2010 Dear Leslie, A few weeks ago, a talented young golfer known for being unflappable entered the final day of the U.S. Open with a 3-shot lead and foozled it away in the first few holes. Dustin Johnson eventually shot 11 over par that day. Eleven over par is what I shoot on a good day. Professional golfers leading tournaments on the final day don't shoot 11 over par unless they give in to the fear everyone must face. They choke...
James Blessing (07/01/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- James B. Blessing, 79, of Anna died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his home. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Sikon (07/01/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jerry D. Sikon, 74, of Anna died Monday, June 28, 2010, at Union County Hospital. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Cemetery near Dongola, Ill., with Jeff Starr officiating. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements...
Becky Bohnert (07/01/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Becky K. Bohnert, 56, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with the Rev. Thomas Handrick officiating...
Geraldine Love (07/01/10)
Geraldine Love, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jean DelFavero (07/01/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Jean S. DelFavero, 74, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at her home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna, with the Rev. Randy Carstens officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Melvin Wood (07/01/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin T. "Moe" Wood, 87, of Perryville died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 25, 1922, in Perryville, son of Prince Edward and Marcillia Richardet Wood. He and Nora "Sis" Laurentius were married Oct. 12, 1976, in Perryville...
Sarah Clarke (07/01/10)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Sarah Jane Clarke, 78, of Olive Branch, formerly of Cairo, Ill., a longtime leader in economic development and community affairs in Southern Illinois, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Glenda McCoy (07/01/10)
Glenda M. McCoy, 76, of Randles died Monday, June 28, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 22, 1933, in St. Louis, to Earl and Lydia Abernathy Hamlyn. She and Robert McCoy Sr. were married May 28, 1949, in LeMay, Mo. He preceded her in death...
Wilma Walker (07/01/10)
Wilma L. Walker, 92, of Jackson died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Jackson Manor. She was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Oak Ridge, daughter of James Shelton and Daisy Cowan Godwin. Wilma was married to Dean L. Walker Dec. 23, 1948. He preceded her in death March 14, 2005...
Births 7/1/10 (07/01/10)
Daughter to Eli and Sarah E. Flowers of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9:39 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010. Name, Cora Renae. Weight, 5 pounds, 9 ounces. First child. Mrs. Flowers is the former Sarah Riley, daughter of Don and Marty Riley of Cape Girardeau. She is a speech language pathologist. Flowers is the son of Randy Flowers and Karen Fieser of Millersville, and Mary and Bobby Hebblethwaite of Houston, Mo. He is employed at Sure Decisions...
Jackson police report 7/1/2010 (07/01/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property damage...
Police report 7/1/10 (07/01/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 7/1/10 (07/01/10)
According to Cape Girardeau County Sheriff Dwight Thomas, the man who escaped from the county jail in Jackson Saturday was spotted yesterday driving an older model car at the Kentucky Oaks Mall in Paducah. As it is being razed with a backhoe, the building at 418 Broadway collapses, part of the debris landing on the hood of a car; the building, owned by Union Electric and the law firm of Oliver, Oliver, Waltz and Cook, is being demolished in preparation for construction of a parking lot on the site, adjacent to the H.-H. ...
Interest savings (07/01/10)
Interest rates in the U.S. are at or below levels not seen since the middle of the last century. This means home buyers are able to obtain mortgages at record low rates, saving them tens of thousands of dollars over the life of a standard 30-year home loan. For frugal Americans who depend on interest income from savings invested in certificates of deposit and the like, however, this period of low interest means their revenue stream has dwindled almost to nothing...
Speak Out 7/1/10 (07/01/10)
REGARDING the turtles killing the bluegills at North County Park: Some animals eat other animals. It is called the food chain. IN a seemingly angry reprimand directed at Missouri teachers, state Sen. Jason Crowell recently wrote in part on his blog in reference to teachers, "I think your time would be much better spent dealing with teacher issues rather than trying to keep the state from responsibly addressing our problems." I imagine Missouri teachers might be a bit upset themselves at being accused of irresponsibility by Crowell and might respond with something like, "I think Senator Crowell's time would be much better spent dealing with Missouri's many problems rather than indulging in shameless self-promotion in an online blog.". ...
Prayer 7/1/10 (07/01/10)
For summer programs that offer learning and fun, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Grassroots campaign continues (07/01/10)
Recently a grassroots citizen group, the Rolla Tea Party, went to a lot of effort to place congressional candidates before the people in an open forum. Republican Bob Parker, Libertarian Rick Vandeven and I (independent) participated in the event. Surprisingly, Jo Ann Emerson and Tommy Sowers, though invited, were not present...
Read a good book Lately? (07/01/10)
Have you read a book lately that just comes alive in your hands? I was recently reading this new book, I found that it wasn't just informing but it was transforming in my heart. These words on a flat page have become a passageway into a living encounter with saints and sinners and with a God who is , was and will ever be...
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