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Three Rivers Community College board passes balanced budget (07/02/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers Community College officials made good on their promise to balance the budget, which meant carrying out 45 layoffs, a salary freeze and the elimination of child care services. The Daily American Republic newspaper reported the board of trustees unanimously approved the $18.8 million budget for fiscal year 2011 in the absence of trustee Darren Garrison during just a 20-minute deliberation Wednesday, after administrators spent weeks implementing a zero-based budgeting process.. ...
Vets group counting on proceeds from weekend celebration in Cape (07/02/10)
While there is no admission fee to come to Arena Park for the Fourth of July celebration this weekend, the group organizing it is depending on the proceeds raised from ticket sales at various shows throughout the event. "This is an expensive undertaking, and we need help paying the bills," said Rodger Brown, U.S.A. Veterans commander. "There is a misconception that the city pays for this. They do not."...
Daily attendance at Cape water park close to 1,300 (07/02/10)
In its first full month of operation, Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center saw more people than anyone expected. Penny Williams, recreation division manager for Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation, said the department used the water park in Farmington, Mo., as a model for estimating daily attendance, but those estimates fell short by 500 people a day...
Illinois man charged with second-degree murder in Cape killing (07/02/10)
A northern Illinois man was arrested Thursday in last week's fatal shooting in Cape Girardeau. Thomas D. Evans Jr., 20, of Bellwood, Ill., was charged with one count of second-degree murder in the death of Matthew "Woody" Ervin, 44, according to the Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad. Bond for Evans was set at $2 million, and he is being held at the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
19-year-old Mounds, Ill., man killed in Cairo shooting (07/02/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Cairo police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Thursday morning outside Mary J's Lounge in the 400 block of Commercial Street. Jeserick Pilgram, 19, of Mounds, Ill., was shot to death after 2 a.m....
Area colleges start green programs (07/02/10)
It's a conglomeration of switches, outlets and meters, but it will help faculty at Southeast Missouri State University train the next generation of green-minded employees. In a lab in the Polytechnic Building at Southeast Missouri State University, faculty are assembling training stations that will get their students versed in solar and wind energy sources. Each station includes a wind turbine and a solar panel...
Judge rules that statements made by Cape Girardeau murder suspect are admissible in court (07/02/10)
The judge in a Cape Girardeau murder case ruled on a motion to suppress statements made by the defendant shortly after the Oct. 27 murders of Jamie Lynn Orman, her unborn child and her 15-year-old son, Derrick.
Stoddard County prosecutor may seek death penalty in murder case (07/02/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Briney Welborn said Thursday afternoon in a court hearing that the case against accused murderer Allen McCoy may be a death penalty case.
Cape County Commission takes bids for tax publication (07/02/10)
At Thursday morning's Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting, commissioners received bids for publication of the 2010 Cape Girardeau County Delinquent Land Tax Listings. The Cashbook Journal in Jackson submitted a bid to run the listings at $5.89 per listing, per week. The Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau submitted a bid to run the listings at $6.80 per listing, per week...
Woman arrested for unauthorized solicitation of money for Poplar Bluff church (07/02/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly soliciting donations in the name of Central Missionary Baptist Church without authorization. The Daily American Republic newspaper reported Stephanie Yvonne Jackson is accused of going to Hopper's Auto Service this week and asking for a monetary donation for the church, according to Poplar Bluff Police Detective Bryce Colvin...
Three injured when vehicle strikes house (07/02/10)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Three East Prairie residents were injured after the vehicle they were riding in struck a house Wednesday in Mississippi County.
Missouri governor flies while cutting others' travel (07/02/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As part of his plan to shrink government, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered state employees to travel less, and he sliced their per-mile payment. How did Nixon break the news? By flying to Kansas City. To drive home his point, Nixon repeated the announcement the next day by traveling to Columbia and St. Louis...
Ford incentive legislation stalls in Missouri Senate (07/02/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Agreement among Missouri lawmakers appears to be fracturing over plans to offer tax incentives to automakers and overhaul the state employee retirement system. A Senate committee refused to vote on the automotive tax incentives Thursday...
Nixon OKs law ending printing of manual, laws (07/02/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- People will need to go online to read the latest information on Missouri's official state symbols, the roster of government employees and the state's laws. Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday that ends the mandatory printing of the official state manual every two years and state statute books. Both the official manual -- called the Blue Book -- and the state's laws already are available on the Internet...
St. Louis VA dental chief placed on administrative leave (07/02/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The Veterans Administration said Thursday that the chief of dental services at a St. Louis VA Medical Center has been placed on administrative leave after the hospital urged nearly 2,000 veterans to return for blood tests because inadequately sterilized equipment may have exposed them to viral infections during dental procedures...
Scientists close in on genes that help people live to 100 (07/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- The oldest among us seem to have chosen their parents well. Researchers closing in on the effect of family versus lifestyle find most people who live to 100 or older share some helpful genes. But don't give up on diet and exercise just yet...
BP oil spill becomes biggest on record for Gulf of Mexico (07/02/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- BP's oil spill became the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday based on the highest of the federal government's estimates. The oil that's spewed for two and a half months from a blown-out well a mile under the sea hit the 140.6 million-gallon mark, eclipsing the record-setting, 140 million-gallon Ixtoc I spill off Mexico's coast from 1979 to 1980. Even by the lower end of the government's estimates, at least 71.7 million gallons are in the Gulf...
First-time jobless claims at highest point since March (07/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- A raft of weak new reports Thursday provided the strongest evidence yet that the recovery is slowing and added to concerns that the nation could be on its way back into recession. Most notable was a rise in the number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time. The four-week average for jobless claims now stands at its highest point since March...
Toyota: 270,000 vehicles have faulty engines (07/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday about 270,000 cars sold worldwide, including luxury Lexus sedans, have potentially faulty engines, in the latest quality issue to confront the Japanese automaker after a string of massive recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. ...
Dow Jones may get 'relief rally' from upcoming jobs report (07/02/10)
NEW YORK -- Stocks began the third quarter with another loss after reports on jobs, housing and manufacturing raised investors' economic worries. The Dow Jones industrial average fell almost 42 points Thursday for its sixth straight loss, although it ended well off its lows ahead of the government's June jobs report. The report is critical because a rebound in jobs is needed for the economy to recover. The numbers are due before the start of trading Friday...
Senators pay respects to longtime colleague Robert Byrd of W.Va. (07/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate bid farewell Thursday to Robert C. Byrd, the homespun West Virginian who for half a century held sway with his oratory and advocacy of his state. Byrd, who died Monday at age 92, lay in repose on the Senate floor for six hours while senators, both past and present, and Capitol Hill staffers lined up to pay their final respects to the late senator and his family...
Millions of doses of swine flu vaccine to be burned (07/02/10)
ATLANTA -- About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired -- meaning that 40 million doses worth about $260 million are being written off as trash. "It's a lot, by historical standards," said Jerry Weir, who oversees vaccine research and review for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
Ariz. cops expect scrutiny of immigration enforcement (07/02/10)
PHOENIX -- Arizona police officials warned officers not to use race or ethnicity when enforcing the state's new immigration law, saying that the country is watching their every move. In a new training video released Thursday, the officials said opponents of the law may secretly videotape officers making traffic stops, trying to ensnare them and prove that they're racially profiling Hispanics...
Cyprus hunts for alleged spy paymaster (07/02/10)
NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Russian money and influence have long made a splash on this Mediterranean resort island where a suspected Russian spy paymaster vanished after being allowed to walk free on bail. The ties go right to the top: Russian energy giant Lukoil has a big presence, and the Greek Cypriot president, a communist who studied in Moscow, is expecting an illustrious visitor in October -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev...
35 die in bomb blasts at Pakistan shrine (07/02/10)
LAHORE, Pakistan -- Two suicide bombers struck a popular Muslim shrine in Pakistan's second largest city late Thursday night, killing 35 people and wounding 175 others in the second major attack in Lahore in a month, the city's top official said...
NATO steps up attacks on Afghan Taliban (07/02/10)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. and Afghan troops seized a key Taliban figure after a four-hour gunbattle, part of a strategy that NATO officials said Thursday had eliminated more than 100 insurgent leaders in the past four months. The campaign to disrupt the Taliban's midlevel command structure is moving into high gear just as a new Afghan government is poised to offer economic incentives to lure low-level foot soldiers off the battlefield, an approach to pressure the Taliban's top echelon into seeking peace.. ...
Remnants of Alex drench Mexico (07/02/10)
MATAMOROS, Mexico -- The sprawling remains of Hurricane Alex drenched much of northern Mexico on Thursday, paralyzing the major city of Monterrey. At least two people were killed when dry rivers roared to life and highways turned into rushing streams...
Klocke collects another honor (07/02/10)
Former Southeast Missouri State baseball standout Jim Klocke picked up another major honor. Klocke was among five players named to the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award All-American first team earlier this week. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I baseball coaches, national media and fans, goes to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I baseball each year. ...
Cape Legion withstands early barrage (07/02/10)
Cape Girardeau Post 63 Ford & Sons Senior American Legion baseball pitcher Andrew Williams was a bit shell-shocked early in Thursday night's game. Visiting Poplar Bluff hammered Williams for two home runs, a double and three singles over the first two innings to score five runs...
Summer baseball roundup 7/2/10 (07/02/10)
The Cape Girardeau Post 63 Plaza Tire Junior American Legion baseball team lost to Lone Oak 5-0 in its first game at the Fourth of July tournament in Paducah, Ky. Ethan Dambach went five innings and allowed three runs to suffer the loss. Christian Cavaness went 2 for 3 for Post 63 (15-12)...
Pujols solo homer all Cards can muster (07/02/10)
ST. LOUIS -- The smallest of adjustments made the biggest difference for Milwaukee left-hander Randy Wolf on Thursday night. Wolf, who tinkered with his windup between starts, allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings and Prince Fielder hit one of three Milwaukee home runs to lead the Brewers to a 4-1 victory over St. Louis...
Boom! Boom! (07/02/10)
I am afraid of most of the fireworks sold in tents. I think it's healthy to fear something that can blind you, remove fingers or leave lifelong scars on your body. People who are afraid of fireworks, I contend, use them more safely than some daredevils who profess to have no fear of exploding gunpowder...
Rocking the Fourth (07/02/10)
I'm confident that the Fourth of July activities today, Saturday and Sunday have been covered extensively. I debated devoting this column to the three-day event for fear of overkill, but after careful consideration I realized the U.S.A. Veterans Independence Day celebration really is the most exciting thing going on this weekend. It's got racing, music and "Redneck Games." What's more American than that?...
Arenacross races into July Fourth celebration lineup (07/02/10)
Thrill-seeking riders from Southeast Missouri and the Midwest will be pushing the limits with their dirt bikes as they go the distance at the arenacross event Saturday at Arena Park. Local rider Tucker Thrower is working to make his name in the sport of arenacross. Thrower, who turns 20 this month, said he's been doing arenacross racing since he was 7...
Best bet: Five-band concert at Arena Building (07/02/10)
A five-band concert featuring Drivin' Rain (pictured), Rockface Barband, Surtsey, What We Call Sanity and Distorted Perfection will be Saturday as part of the U.S.A. Veterans Fourth of July celebration. All the acts, whose sounds range from heavy metal to folksy acoustic, come from Southeast Missouri. The show is free of admission and open to all ages. It will be hosted by comedian Richard Cason. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bands take the stage at 7. Saturday 3 at the Arena Building...
First Friday receptions 7/2/10 (07/02/10)
This month's art openings
Jeanie Eddleman draws on history for artwork (07/02/10)
Jeanie Eddleman was born and raised in Southeast Missouri and has spent a good portion of her adult life attempting to preserve the memory of buildings she grew up around through her pictorial history books. She has two books that each feature drawings and history of buildings and places in Bollinger and Cape Girardeau counties, respectively...
Pink Galleon adds comedy night to entertainment menu (07/02/10)
The Pink Galleon in Cape Girardeau's Town Plaza is bringing in some talented comedians to tickle the funny bone in July. The club has invited comedians from St. Louis and elsewhere to perform weekly starting Thursday. Pink Galleon owner Chris Seib said he is excited about the acts coming in, including the first comedian, The Fryman. The Fryman, whose real name is Emil Fry, has been entertaining crowds for 18 years with his high-energy act...
Larry King hanging up his suspenders after 25 years on CNN show (07/02/10)
NEW YORK -- Larry King, who has interviewed statesmen and stars from a prime-time perch at CNN for 25 years but has seen his ratings sag recently, said Tuesday he will step down this fall from his nightly show. "It's time to hang up my nightly suspenders," King said in a message sent to fans via Twitter...
William Cannon (07/02/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- William "Bill" Cannon, 72, of Chaffee died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
James Blessing (07/02/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- James B. Blessing, 79, of Anna died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his home. Service and burial will be private at Evergreen Cemetery in Makanda, Ill. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Reisenbichler (07/02/10)
Lillian Reisenbichler, 95, of Pocahontas died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Rachel Elfrink (07/02/10)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Rachel Elizabeth Elfrink, 84, of Leopold died Monday, June 28, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. John Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery...
Carolyn Doughty (07/02/10)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Carolyn Jean Middleton Doughty, 52, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro...
Jimmy Warder (07/02/10)
Jimmy R. Warder, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bruce Kiplinger (07/02/10)
Bruce Allen Kiplinger, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 28, 2010, at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born Jan. 17, 1954, in Benton Harbor, Mich., son of the late Mitchell Garland Kiplinger and Edna Wanda Kiplinger McCulley. Kiplinger was a carpenter...
Alice Blessing (07/02/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Alice Marie Blessing, 89, of Anna died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Ill. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery...
Viola Schilling (07/02/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Viola E. Schilling, 78, of Perryville died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born July 2, 1931, in Sylvan Groves, Kan., daughter of the late Edwin Paul and Eleanore Dohl Stelling. She and Herbert Schilling were married June 22, 1952. He preceded her in death Nov. 7, 1986...
Ernest Crump (07/02/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ernest Paul "Pea-Dad" Crump, 85, of Chaffee died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 1, 1924, at Chaffee, son of Ernest Kirby and Ida Mae Williams Crump. He and Dorothy Marie Mills were married Dec. 4, 1951...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/2/10 (07/02/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson fire report 7/2/10 (07/02/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Jackson police report 7/2/10 (07/02/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Assault...
Out of the past 7/2/10 (07/02/10)
City manager Gary A. Eide says Cape Girardeau city employees will receive an across-the-board 5.6 percent increase in salaries for the 1985-1986 fiscal year, which began yesterday. Christmas is coming early for the Scott City Police Department; the board of aldermen last night voted to pay officers for their unused compensation time they had built up over a period of several months; the board's action will cost the city's general revenue fund about $3,200...
Air race, primary, role model (07/02/10)
The 34th Annual All Female Air Race Classic finished in Maryland last Friday. Beverly Cleair of Cape Girardeau (who might be the best female pilot/instructor in Missouri) completed the 2,400-mile race along with 51 other pilot teams. Speed achieved by airplane horsepower handicaps was the criteria for winning. The four-day race started in Fort Myers, Fla...
Safe Fourth (07/02/10)
Fireworks are a big part of the Fourth of July celebrations in Southeast Missouri. There are fireworks that are sold to the public by authorized vendors who can sell only for a limited time and are also limited by local ordinances to certain allowable fireworks. ...
ARC not affiliated with The Arc (07/02/10)
Recent coverage of the SB40 Board mentioned a group that refers to itself as the ARC of Cape Girardeau that is, in collaboration with VIP Industries Inc., operating in Cape Girardeau. The Arc of the United States, along with The Arc of Missouri, needs to set the record straight that this organization, although calling itself ARC, is not an affiliate of The Arc, the nation's largest and oldest human rights and services organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ...
Speak Out 7/2/10 (07/02/10)
SELF-described conservatives like me can go on for hours bashing President Obama and his administration, but when asked who is their favorite for the GOP (many don't believe this is a conservative party, but there's no other game in town) presidential nomination in 2012, they balk, cough, begin expressing indecisiveness, talk at length about why they don't like this or that particular GOP presidential aspirant I suggest and finally walk away, eyes glazed over in apparent recognition of the strong probability that President Obama will be a two-term president.. ...
Prayer 7/2/10 (07/02/10)
Protect us from our enemies, O God, and guide our leaders in times of war. Amen.
Is it Missouri Right to Life, or Right to the Bank (07/02/10)
Recently Missouri Right to Life issued their endorsement of Congresswoman JoAnn Emerson for the 8th Congressional District Republican Primary on August 3rd in Missouri. There are two candidates for the Republican nomination in the 8th District, the veteran of DC, Rep. JoAnn Emerson, and opponent Bob Parker of Raymondville , Missouri . www.electbobparker.com...
Charity Fun Fly 2010 (07/02/10)
The Southeast Missouri Modelers Association (SEMMA Club) recently held a charity fun fly event at there club in Cape Girardeau June 12th and 13th. The club was successful in raising a $2000.00 donation for the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. 40 pilots were on hand performing aerobatics, warbird flights, aerial combat, and also helicopters. ...
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