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Isle of Capri, St. Louis Capital Partners make their casino pitches to Cape City Council (07/09/10)
The prettiest girl at the Missouri casino dance got a good look at her suitors Thursday evening, with one making a specific proposal of marriage and the other offering to give details later if an engagement can be arranged.
City leaders tout benefits of TTF-4 at First Friday Coffee (07/09/10)
City leaders pitched the proposed benefits of the Transportation Trust Fund 4 plan to business leaders at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee. On Aug. 3, voters will decide whether or not to approve the continuation of a half-cent sales tax to fund a total of $21,256,000 in road projects included in TTF-4...
Jason Aldean to perform at Show Me Center (07/09/10)
Country singer Jason Aldean will perform at the Show Me Center at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, the venue announced Friday morning. Luke Bryan will open the concert. According to the Show Me Center website, Aldean's two albums have sold 2 million copies and he's charted five major hits...
Former senator Danforth criticizes politicians, media and big government at local appearance (07/09/10)
Former U.S. senator Jack Danforth took on overpromising politicians, news media that hype anger rather than educate and the expanding role of the federal government during a visit Thursday to Cape Girardeau County. Danforth, a Republican who was in the Senate from 1977 to 1995 and ambassador to the United Nations from 2004 to 2005, made two stops as part of a four-day swing through the 8th Congressional District. ...
Boil-water order for Gordonville area (07/09/10)
Some customers of Public Water Supply District No. 4 in Cape Girardeau County are under a boil-water order. The order affects users from Highway 25 and Route Z west. It was called earlier this week after a water main was cut. Call 243-9767 and a recording will give the latest updates on the boil order...
Firefighters respond to bedroom fire at Cape apartment complex (07/09/10)
Tenants of an apartment complex on South Lorimier Street were evacuated from their homes just before 7 p.m. Thursday, after a third-floor bedroom caught fire. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department sent four trucks, including its ladder truck, to 212 S. Lorimier St. to fight the blaze. Heavy smoke and flames were visible from a third-floor apartment window...
Commissioner extends olive branch during Cape Girardeau County meeting (07/09/10)
In a departure from the agenda at Thursday's Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting, Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones extended an olive branch to Commissioner Jay Purcell, literally.
Some area judges, prosecutors agree to new probation terms for meth convictions (07/09/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Probation for methamphetamine convictions in the 33rd Circuit Court is now likely to have a new restriction. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported local judges and prosecutors for the circuit court have agreed to begin adding a new condition of probation for those pleading guilty to methamphetamine-related charges. The new condition prohibits these individuals from purchasing or possessing any substance containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine during their probation...
Cape Girardeau County Commission votes to apply for historic register placement for Cape courthouse (07/09/10)
At Thursday's Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting, commissioners unanimously approved a motion to proceed with the process of placing the Cape Girardeau Common Pleas Courthouse on the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. Steven Hoffman, coordinator of Southeast Missouri State University's historic preservation program, discussed the process and answered questions from the commissioners...
Missouri lieutenant governor reports raising $6,600 for lawsuit (07/09/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Donors have contributed $6,600 to pay for Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's lawsuit challenging the new federal health care law. Kinder on Thursday released a list of 150 donors who sent money to help pay for the lawsuit. Most of the contributors live in Missouri, with one contribution each from Colorado, Illinois, South Dakota and New York. The largest contribution was for $300...
Father, son arrested on suspicion of burglarizing Bollinger County homes (07/09/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A tip from an alert neighbor led to the arrest of a father and son from Climax Springs, Mo., in at least two burglaries that occurred in Bollinger County. Mark Allen Sousley, 49, and his son, Joseph Thomas Sousley, 27, were arrested Wednesday afternoon in Marble Hill after an eyewitness in Patton identified the two and the Chevrolet pickup they were in...
3,500 gallons of liquid asphalt spilled in Mississippi County (07/09/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Cleanup was underway Wednesday of an estimated 3,500 gallons of liquid asphalt released when a valve on the truck delivering the material malfunctioned Tuesday evening in Mississippi County, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported...
11-year-old wins award for school garden (07/09/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Kids can make a difference. Just ask Sydney Newell. Eleven-year-old Sydney began a project last year that has grown throughout her school and her St. Francis Xavier Parish. Now it has blossomed earning her recognition as a Kohl's Kids Who Care, a program honoring the volunteer initiatives of youngsters across the United States...
First contracts awarded using Cape Girardeau school bond money (07/09/10)
The Cape Girardeau School Board approved bids for the first projects included in the district's overhaul of buildings during a lunchtime meeting Thursday. In April, voters approved a $40 million bond issue to replace Franklin Elementary, put in additions at Central High School and address deferred maintenance throughout the district...
Officials speak at Route AB extension kickoff Thursday (07/09/10)
A groundbreaking ceremony Thursday marked the official kick-off of the Route AB extension in Cape Girardeau County. This three-phase project has already begun and is estimated to cost $6 million. Once complete Highway 25 will be directly connected to Interstate 55...
Section of Route U to be one lane today (07/09/10)
Route U in Scott County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform guardrail repairs from Route H to County Road 402. Weather permitting, work will be done 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Route H in Scott County to be reduced (07/09/10)
Route H in Scott County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs from Route U to County Road 528. Weather permitting, work will be done from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today...
Route B in Cape County to close for pipe replacement (07/09/10)
Route B in Cape Girardeau County will be closed while crews replace a pipe under the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 on a different section of road over four days. On Monday, the closed section of road is between County Road 422 and County Road 415. ...
Highway 91 to be reduced for bridge maintenance (07/09/10)
Highway 91 in Scott and Stoddard Counties will be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance between County Road 447 and County Road 385 (bridge over Little River). The work will take place from 7 a.m. to 3p.m. Monday. The second bridge is between County Road 447 and County Road 385 (bridge over Drain Ditch 35). Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Monday through July 15...
Route Y in Perry County reduced for bridge work (07/09/10)
Route Y in Perry County will be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance between Route A and County Road 450. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday...
Route C in Perry County will be reduced for bridge repairs (07/09/10)
Route C in Perry County will be reduced to one lane while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance between County Road 352 and County Road 354 (bridge over Cinquehms Creek).Weather permitting, the work will be done from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday...
MoDOT plans July 19 public meeting on Highway 34 work (07/09/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding improvements to Highway 34 from County Road 500 to the Marble Hill airport in Bollinger County. The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. July 19 in the Woodland Elementary School gym in Marble Hill. ...
First Friday Coffee to feature TTF-4 sales tax presentation (07/09/10)
The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee, being held today because of the July 4 holiday, will feature a presentation on the city's Transportation Trust Fund vote on the Aug. 3 ballot. City manager Scott Meyer and Mayor Harry Rediger will deliver a PowerPoint slideshow on the proposal to extend a half-cent sales tax for five years to pay for major road construction and maintenance projects. The First Friday Coffee begins at 7 a.m. at the Show Me Center, 1333 N. Sprigg St...
NRA announces endorsement of Emerson for re-election (07/09/10)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson has been endorsed for re-election by the National Rifle Association. The 8th District Republican, who is seeking her eighth term, announced the endorsement in a news release. "I'm very honored to have the support of the NRA and of their many members in the Eighth Congressional District," Emerson said in the news release. ...
Blast at MU chemistry lab called accidental (07/09/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Fire investigators in Columbia say last month's explosion in a University of Missouri chemistry lab was accidental. Four people were injured in the blast June 28 on the third floor of the university's Schweitzer Hall. Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Sapp says the blast originated inside an anaerobic chamber into which hydrogen gas was allowed to seep. The chamber was used for research requiring an oxygen-free environment...
Mo. closes beaches for E. coli (07/09/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is closing three swimming beaches because of high E. coli bacteria. The Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday that beaches at the Lake of the Ozarks, Pomme de Terre and Wakonda state parks had high bacteria levels. The beaches will remain closed until the bacteria level reaches acceptable levels...
First relief well could be complete by end of month (07/09/10)
THEODORE, Ala. -- BP and the federal government are offering a ray of hope in a summer of setbacks for crews trying to stop the gulf oil spill: The first of two relief wells could be done by the end of this month, weeks ahead of schedule. But officials are quick to say that meeting such an optimistic timetable would require ideal conditions every step of the way, something that has rarely happened since the gusher began more than 2 1/2 months ago a mile below the water's surface...
Pennsylvania, known for complex alcohol laws, introduces wine vending machines (07/09/10)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Swipe your driver's license, look into the camera, blow into the breath sensor and -- voila! -- you have permission to buy a bottle of wine from a vending machine. Pennsylvania, which has some of the most Byzantine liquor laws in the nation, recently introduced the country's first wine "kiosks." If the machines are successful in their test run inside two grocery stores, the state Liquor Control Board could place the high-tech alcohol automats in about 100 others.. ...
Chinese workers demand higher wages (07/09/10)
SHANGHAI -- Factory workers demanding better wages and working conditions are hastening the eventual end of an era of cheap costs that helped make southern coastal China the world's factory floor. A series of strikes over the past two months have been a rude wake-up call for the many foreign companies that depend on China's low costs to compete overseas, from makers of Christmas trees to manufacturers of gadgets like the iPad...
Jackson Jr. Legion reaches title game (07/09/10)
The Jackson Post 158 Junior American Legion baseball team advanced to the championship game of the District 14 tournament Thursday night with a 6-4 victory over Cape Girardeau Post 63 in Sikeston, Mo. Steven Eddy pitched six innings to record the win, while Trevor Jaco threw the final frame for the save. Eddy struck out seven and allowed seven hits. Jaco yielded two hits...
Capahas host NBC regional over the weekend (07/09/10)
The three-team tourney begins today at Capaha Field
Goodbye Cavs, hello Heat (07/09/10)
CLEVELAND -- See ya, Cleveland. Sorry, Chicago, New York and New Jersey. Maybe next time around, Clippers. LeBron James chose superstar help over the comforts of home and is heading for Miami because he wants to win a championship with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh...
Rockies complete sweep of Cardinals (07/09/10)
DENVER -- Ubaldo Jimenez had another dominating outing in his last start of the first half of the season. Now, he's ready to take on the American League's best. Jimenez became the first pitcher in 10 years to reach 15 wins before the All-Star break and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Thursday to sweep the three game series...
The winery experience (07/09/10)
If the key to real estate is location, the key to a winery is atmosphere. Anyone can buy a bottle of vino at the store, schlep home, pop it open and drink away. But the wineries in the area have built an atmosphere that enhances the wine and the way we experience it, like dark chocolate after deep reds...
Deerstalkers: Ready, aim ... (07/09/10)
It takes a lot to get my wife riled up. She is loved and admired by all who know her. So it was rather startling to hear her focus some well-placed wrath on a forest creature rarely considered to be an enemy of civilization as we know it. This week my wife's tolerance was sorely tested. And what she had to say can be summed up in two words:...
Southeast Missouri State University professor makes art from war (07/09/10)
After a summer trip to the Southeast Asian nation, Chris Wubbena came to believe many Americans think of Vietnam in terms of a war, not a country. Wubbena, assistant professor of art at Southeast Missouri State University, discovered this in his research on the Vietnam War to learn more about the conflict that haunted his father, a veteran who served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970...
Photography hobby becomes an art exhibit for Southeast Missouri man (07/09/10)
After 39 years of toying, tinkering, losing interest and renewing his love with photography, Thomas Ertman will be displaying his work Saturday at the Cadmium River Group's Summer Event. Ertman's photographs were shot with a combination of cameras -- some homemade and some plastic toys. He said most of his cameras cost less than $100...
Best bet: Tungsten Groove (07/09/10)
Tungsten Groove will play back-to-back shows in Cape Girardeau this weekend. The rock band from Perryville, Mo., plays "some really low-down, dirty rock 'n' roll, and some stories -- like real stories that happen to you," according to keyboardist and vocalist Stan Denninger. ...
ARTifacts 7/9/10 (07/09/10)
Arts and entertainment briefs
Buffett hopes to boost Gulf spirits with concert (07/09/10)
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. -- Singer Jimmy Buffett is just another mad Gulf Coast native when it comes to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but with an exception: He's got millions of fans and a way to help lift spirits over the seemingly endless crisis...
Lohan's future on hold until jail, rehab are done (07/09/10)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Lindsay Lohan's future includes a new fashion line, two new movies, some time in jail and another stint in rehab. The actress was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail and 90 days in a residential substance-abuse program for violating her probation, stemming from two separate 2007 cases of driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol. She is to surrender and begin her jail sentence July 20. Rehab will follow...
Charlzene White (07/09/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Charlzene White of Cairo died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
Kathleen Hill (07/09/10)
Kathleen Hill, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Belva Keller (07/09/10)
Belva Keller, 99, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Burial will be in American Legion Cemetery...
Larry Rabold (07/09/10)
BLOOMSDALE, Mo. -- Larry Rabold, 57, of Bloomsdale died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1952, in Perryville, Mo., son of Clinton and Rose Perr Rabold of Perryville. He and Kathy Martin were married July 27, 1973. Survivors include his wife of Bloomsdale; a daughter, Stephanie Campbell of Perryville, a brother, Dennis Rabold of Iberia, Mo.; three grandchildren, Wade and Tyler Lawrence and Hunter Lane...
Herman Wibbenmeyer (07/09/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Herman L. Wibbenmeyer, 87, of Perryville died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Perry Oaks Manor. He was born Dec. 6, 1922, at Apple Creek, Mo., son of Joseph Henry and Clara Welker Wibbenmeyer. He and Lucille E. Zoellner were married Nov. 9, 1946, at Biehle, Mo. She preceded him in death Aug. 1, 2001...
J.B. Seabaugh (07/09/10)
J.B. Seabaugh, 85, of Chattanooga, Tenn., formerly of Jackson, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Cape Girardeau to J.O. and Sally Caroline Green Seabaugh. He and Odetta Mouser were married April 3, 1976. J.B. served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed in San Diego...
Sam McCoy (07/09/10)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Sam McCoy, 77, of Olive Branch died Thursday, July 8, 2010, at his home. He was born July 21, 1932, in Tamms, Ill., to General Lee and Lena Crider McCoy. He and Willa Fern Haslauer were married Sept. 16, 1951. Sam served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict...
Jane Garcia (07/09/10)
Jane Kathryn Garcia, 73, of Joliet, Ill., passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. She was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Roscoe and Georgia Huckstep. She married Roland Spencer then later married Salvadore Garcia, who died in 1999...
Births 7/9/10 (07/09/10)
Son to Thomas Wayne and Sandra Lynn Phillips of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 5:16 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Name, Thomas Wayne Jr. Weight, 7 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces. Third child, first son. Mrs. Phillips is the former Sandra Thompson, daughter of Mike and Jackie Thompson of Hornlake, Miss. She is a sales associate at Best Buy Co. Inc. Phillips is the son of Greg and Linda Stafford of Millersville. He is a team leader/operator at Nordenia USA...
Jackson police and fire report 7/9/10 (07/09/10)
POLICE Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Miscellaneous FIRE Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: ...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/9/10 (07/09/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/9/10 (07/09/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department relased the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assault Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 7/9/10 (07/09/10)
Despite 103 percent of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department's 1985 jail maintenance budget already having been spent, it appears even more money will be needed to prevent escapes like the one that occurred last month; installation of a wire mesh outside of windows on the north and south jail wings would cost around $150 per window...
A great Fourth (07/09/10)
Despite the heat that kept many area residents close to their air conditioners, Fourth of July events in Cape Girardeau and Jackson were well-attended this year. Overall, more than 5,000 people turned out for Sunday events in both cities, concluding with fireworks displays...
Cancer research needs funding (07/09/10)
There are 11 million cancer survivors in this country today because of past investments in medical research. I am one of those fortunate individuals, thanks to those who championed cancer research in the past. However, 1,500 people still die from cancer in America each day because there are no effective detection and treatment tools for some of the deadliest cancers...
Tax cuts: Do the math (07/09/10)
A Speak Out comment asked for an explanation of how cutting taxes would result in decreasing deficits. I learned the simple explanation while working with the chamber of commerce. Every new dollar that was brought to the community would be spent an average of seven times. ...
Speak Out 7/9/10 (07/09/10)
TO the four men who helped my disabled brother after he fell in his yard: Thank you so much, and may God bless you for your kindness. I called the Missouri Department of Transportation and can't get an answer. Perhaps the Southeast Missourian has a reporter who would like to check into this. ...
Prayer 7/9/10 (07/09/10)
Protect, O God, those who rely on others for daily assistance and guidance. Amen.
Fish Fry & Fun Night (07/09/10)
FISH FRY & FUN NIGHT-July 31st Plan to attend the 1st ever Jackson County Farm Bureau Foundation Fundraiser! The event will be at the American Legion in Murphysboro Saturday, July 31st from 6-8pm. Fill up! The Big Muddy Fryers will be volunteering their service for the meal. The meal is fish, fried potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, cake, and tea or lemonade. The cash bar will also be open for the night...
Is that a CD? (07/09/10)
Early morning sun catches spider web creating the illusion that a CD is suspended in the air.
Orchids are people too. (07/09/10)
An orchid that has personal qualities - from the Orchid show at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Rainbow in Yellowstone (07/09/10)
There is gold at the end of this rainbow for sure in Yellowstone National Park.
Canoeing at Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta, Canada (07/09/10)
I liked the red contrast of the canoe with the vivid blue water.
Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta, Canada (07/09/10)
Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The water here changes with the slightest variation of light and is so beautiful.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Cape Girardeau (07/09/10)
In grateful appreciation to the members of the Armed Forces and their families, who have sacrificed much to defend our freedom.
Trinity Lutheran Church celebrates Independence Day (07/09/10)
Flags donated by church members decorate the west and south entrances to the church.
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