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Lt. Gov. Kinder to speak about Prop C on Fox News show tonight (08/04/10)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will appear on "On the Record with Greta van Susteren" at 9 p.m. today on Fox News. He is slated to speak about Missouri's passage of Proposition C. On Tuesday, state voters cast 71 percent of their ballots in favor of the measure to bar the government from requiring people to carry health insurance and penalizing those who don't...
Lichtenegger, Wallingford come out ahead in 157th, 158th (08/04/10)
The second time was a charm Tuesday for two area Republican candidates for the Missouri House of Representatives. Wayne Wallingford, 64, and Donna Lichtenegger, 59, edged their opponents in tight races for the 158th and 157th House districts respectively. Both previously campaigned for GOP nominations for the House...
Banners full of well-wishes to greet Special Olympians (08/04/10)
Signatures are filling banners around town to welcome more than 700 athletes to Cape Girardeau for the Special Olympics State Outdoor Championships from Aug. 13 to 15. These banners, at some of the businesses sponsoring the event, will be combined to make a backdrop for opening ceremonies and medals presentations...
Cape Girardeau transportation tax passes (08/04/10)
Cape Girardeau voters renewed the city's road tax for another five year run Tuesday, passing a half-cent Transportation Trust Fund proposition with 55 percent of the vote. The margin was not as large as five years ago, when the tax won approval of 80 percent of those voting. But Mayor Harry Rediger and city manager Scott Meyer said they were satisfied and promised that residents would see the funds at work as soon as possible...
Tracy, Wissman win presiding commissioner primaries (08/04/10)
Republican Clint Tracy and Democrat Pat Wissman won their parties' presiding commissioner primary elections Tuesday night. The two will compete to replace retiring Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones. Tracy won the race with 4,888 votes. Stephen Daume received 2,475 votes, Jay Purcell received 2,389 votes, Christopher L. Hutson received 1576, Charles Brawley received 1457 votes and Doyle Parmer received 246 votes...
Man electrocuted at Jackson painting job (08/04/10)
Carl Boitnott, a painter from Cape Girardeau, was electrocuted Tuesday morning while working in Jackson, Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton said. Boitnott, 43, was working in the 300 block of West Main Street when he cut a high-voltage wire, Clifton said. ...
Emerson to face Sowers in 8th District race (08/04/10)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson cruised to an easy primary victory over challenger Bob Parker in the 8th District Republican primary, setting up a fall contest against Democratic nominee Tommy Sowers and Libertarian Rick Vandeven.
Meadow Heights voters reject property tax increase for schools (08/04/10)
PATTON, Mo. -- Voters of the Meadow Heights School District came out overwhelmingly against a ballot issue to raise the tax rate and ease budget concerns. After a tough budget year that included state cuts in formula funding and transportation, among other areas, the district posed voters with a 50 cent tax increase per $100 of assessed valuation in the operating levy. It is currently at $2.75, the minimum required by the state...
Three Rivers nursing student saves man in cardiac arrest (08/04/10)
CAMPBELL, Mo. -- A first-year nursing student at Three Rivers Community College saved the life of a victim of heart failure by giving him CPR on her family's peach farm in Campbell, Mo. Robert McCoy, an 82-year-old active farmer of Marston, Mo., went into cardiac arrest after making a purchase at Bader Farms two weeks ago...
Scott Clark defeats Shelly Lane in recorder Republican primary (08/04/10)
Scott R. Clark defeated Shelly Lane Tuesday night in the Cape Girardeau County recorder of deeds Republican primary. Clark, a 25-year-old retail supervisor at J.C. Penney, won the primary with 5,910 votes. Lane received 5,632 votes.
Elfrink, Vandeven win in Bollinger County (08/04/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- In Bollinger County's only contested county primary elections, Travis Elfrink defeated two Republican contenders for the nomination to run in November for presiding commissioner, and Jeaneal Vandeven swept through three Republican opponents to run for circuit clerk...
Route B reduced for pipe replacement (08/04/10)
Route B in Perry County will be reduced to one lane while a pipe beneath the roadway is replaced. The closed section of road is from Route K to Interstate 55. Road work will take place from 7 a.m. to noon today.
Election results: Cape Girardeau County (08/04/10)
Election results: Bollinger County (08/04/10)
Man pulled under by sinking boat at Lake Wappapello (08/04/10)
WAPPAPELLO LAKE, Mo. -- An Arnold, Mo., man was treated at an area hospital after he became entangled in a rope and pulled under water as his boat sank Saturday on Wappapello Lake. The Daily American Republic newspaper reported that at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Jonahtan Nickless was operating a johnboat with a jet motor near the Allison Point boat ramp at Lake Wappapello State Park, according to Missouri State Water Patrolman David Nelson...
In federal court: Scott City man sentenced on child pornography conviction (08/04/10)
The following information was released Tuesday by the federal prosecutor's office for defendants appearing before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. SENTENCED Name: Richard Leible Age: Unknown Residence: Scott City...
In federal court: Area man pleads guilty to selling meth (08/04/10)
The following information was released Tuesday by the federal prosecutor's office for defendants appearing before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. PLEADED GUILTY Name: Raymond Polk Age: 60 Residence: Scott County, Mo. Charge: One felony count of possession of methampetamine with the intent to distribute more than five grams; one count of money laundering...
Limited number of gift cards still available at online store (08/04/10)
Only three businesses still have gift cards available at The Southeast Missourian's online Half Price Gift Card Store. Tiger Ridge Restaurant and Tiger Ridge Tours, both at Crown Ridge in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., as well as Vines 2 Wines Excursions winery tours still have half-price gift cards available...
Prop C passes with nearly three-quarters of state vote (08/04/10)
Southeast Missouri overwhelmingly supported Proposition C, the referendum on a state law that was widely viewed as a statement on whether voters support federal health care legislation. The measure won almost 80 percent of the vote in Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott and Bollinger counties. ...
Scott County prosecutor Paul Boyd re-elected (08/04/10)
Scott County residents who went to the polls Tuesday chose to re-elect Paul Boyd as Scott County prosecuting attorney. Boyd beat out his predecessor, Cristy Baker-Neel, by 560 votes. Unofficial election results indicate votes for Boyd, first elected to the position in 2002, total 1,697, while Baker-Neel received 1,137 votes...
Fire protection tax approved by voters in Kelso (08/04/10)
Voters in Kelso overwhelmingly approved the renewal of a property tax levy for fire protection. The measure, which was approved by 91.8 percent of voters who cast ballots Tuesday, extends the tax of 13 cents per $100 assessed valuation for four years...
Nearly 30 percent of Cape County voters turn out for primaries (08/04/10)
Twenty-nine percent of registered voters in Cape Girardeau County cast ballots in Tuesday's primary election. Of 51,360 registered voters in Cape Girardeau County, 14,959 went to the polls Tuesday. A total of 657 absentee ballots were turned in. Tuesday's turnout is higher than in the last nonpresidential primary, in 2006, when voter turnout was a little more than 20 percent...
Scott City voters extend sales tax (08/04/10)
Voters in Scott City overwhelmingly approved a 10-year extension of the city's quarter-cent sales tax with 69 percent of the vote Tuesday. The measure was approved with 386 votes in favor of the extension and 173 votes against it. The sales tax generates between $70,000 and $80,000 per year and is used to fund capital improvements in Scott City...
Marble Hill voters approve sales tax (08/04/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marble Hill voters gave solid approval to a half-cent sales tax that will take effect Jan. 1. At the same time, city property taxes will be rolled back.
Election results: 8th district U.S. representative by county (08/04/10)
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Election results: 159th district state representative (08/04/10)
Election results: 161st district state representative (08/04/10)
Election results: 158th district state representative (08/04/10)
Election results: 157th district state representative (08/04/10)
Election results: Scott County (08/04/10)
Election results: Perry County (08/04/10)
Precinct vote totals: Transportation Trust Fund tax (08/04/10)
Scott City man arrested on child sex charges (08/04/10)
BENTON, Mo. -- A 28-year-old Scott City man was arrested Sunday on suspicion that he sexually assaulted a teenager over the weekend.
Missouri to offer short-term car rentals on campus (08/04/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Students and faculty at the University of Missouri can now rent hybrid vehicles and other cars from a campus parking lot in Columbia. The WeCar rental program was created to help freshmen who are required to live on campus get around town more easily. An annual membership costs $35, with rental fees of $8 to $9 per hour...
Heat blamed in 2 Missouri deaths (08/04/10)
ST. LOUIS -- At least two people have died due to recent blistering temperatures across the Midwest, and health officials urged residents Tuesday to keep an eye on those who could be vulnerable as the mercury continues to rise. The National Weather Service issued excessive heat warnings for portions of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma through Wednesday night...
9 killed, 2 injured in shooting at Conn. beer distributorship (08/04/10)
MANCHESTER, Conn. -- A warehouse driver who a union official said was caught on video stealing beer from the distributorship where he worked went on a shooting rampage there Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding two before committing suicide...
Jury selection nears end in Anna Nicole Smith case (08/04/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Lawyers neared an end to jury selection Tuesday in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial in Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Robert Perry called a new panel of about 70 prospects early in the day, hoping to have a jury seated for opening statements on Wednesday...
New York City panel clears way for mosque near ground zero (08/04/10)
NEW YORK -- A city panel Tuesday cleared the way for the construction near ground zero of a mosque that has caused a political uproar over religious freedom and Sept. 11 even as opponents vowed to press their case in court. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to deny landmark status to a building two blocks from the World Trade Center site that developers want to tear down and convert into an Islamic community center and mosque. ...
Departing American troops ship millions of items out of Iraq (08/04/10)
JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Everything from helicopters to printer cartridges is being wrapped and stamped and shipped out of Iraq. U.S. military bases that once resembled small towns have transformed into a cross between giant post offices and Office Depots...
Redhawks soccer tabbed for 7th in OVC poll (08/04/10)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team has been picked to finish seventh in the Ohio Valley Conference this season. Defending OVC tournament champion Murray State is the preseason favorite in voting by the league's coaches and sports information directors that was announced Tuesday...
Capahas drop NBC World Series opener (08/04/10)
The Plaza Tire Capahas got off to a fast start but could not sustain it during their opening game at the 76th annual National Baseball Congress World Series. Facing the perennially strong Seattle Studs on a sizzling Tuesday in Wichita, Kan., the Capahas grabbed an early lead on Josh Eftink's two-run homer in the fourth inning...
Cards lose Freese for remainder of season (08/04/10)
The third baseman will have surgery after being injured in a rehab assignment
Long seeks fast start after strong finish last season (08/04/10)
ST. LOUIS -- As the St. Louis Rams struggled to a 1-15 finish last year on their way to the No. 1 pick in the draft, one bright spot was the improved play of defensive end Chris Long. In his second season, the former No. 1 pick struggled along with his team in the first half of the season. But after not recording a sack in the first seven games, Long had five of them in the last nine games and was noticeably more active from his defensive end spot...
Astros shell Garcia, Cards' bullpen in 18-4 rout (08/04/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Bud Norris probably would like to face the St. Louis Cardinals every time out. He's already beaten them three times this season. Norris won only his fourth game overall and the Houston Astros got career highs of six RBIs and four hits from rookie Angel Sanchez, stretching their winning streak to seven with an 18-4 rout on Tuesday night...
Making the most of tomatoes (08/04/10)
Backyard gardens have increased in popularity in recent years. One staple plant growing in those patches always brings up a question: What to do with all those tomatoes? There's the standby sliced tomato with a bit of salt sprinkled on top or a tomato-basil-mozzarella salad, but there are also dozens of other options. ...
Recipe Swap: Recipes to dress up your summer salads (08/04/10)
Last week at the senior center my friend Joan Weeks shared her interest in salad dressings with me. She and her son, Rob, have several salad dressing recipes they enjoy making and offered to share them with us. Today I have included those recipes and a Thousand Island dressing recipe from the Thousand Island Hotel in New York, where the dressing was presumably served for the first time. I hope you enjoy all of today's selections...
Jerry Hudson (08/04/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jerry L. Hudson, 64, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 8 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gene Holland officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Fork Cemetery...
Gerald Sleyster (08/04/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gerald W. Sleyster, 19, of Perryville died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at his home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 a.m. until time of service Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery...
Kenny Nalley (08/04/10)
Kenny Wayne Nalley, 65, of Scott City, formerly of Clinton, Ky., passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at his home. He was born July 18, 1945, in Glenallen, Mo., son of Alfred and Lucy Medlin Nalley. Kenny was a lifelong business man, owning a restaurant and a pool hall. He loved his family very much and held his grandchildren nearest to his heart. He was a good friend and kept his sense of humor until the very end...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/4/10 (08/04/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Jackson police and fire reports 8/4/10 (08/04/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Miscellaneous Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/4/10 (08/04/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Out of the past 8/4/10 (08/04/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee Assembly of God Church honors the Rev. William Marshall's 30 years of pastoring the church with a "pitch-in" at noon and a community singing following the event. Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau observes its Mission Festival; guest speaker is the Rev. Rudolph Blank, a Lutheran missionary to Venezuela for more than 25 years...
Where is our rage, America? (08/04/10)
Here is a synopsis of an article I read in the Press Trust of India. All I can say is, "Where is your rage, America?" "When will the U.S. government as well as citizens realize that we can never win the war in Afghanistan? We will certainly lose thousands more of our young men and women in this ghastly war so long as Pakistan covertly supplies intelligence, ammunition and moral support to Taliban and al-Qaida. ...
Breaking the law (08/04/10)
When all else fails, there's always the race card. With ethics probes under way on Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters, some members of the Congressional Black Caucus floated the notion over the weekend that the investigations were race-based. Unfortunately for the anonymous members of the Congressional Black Caucus, the facts simply don't support the charge. But since playing the race card is the bastard child of hypocrisy and arrogance, facts matter little...
Campaign signs (08/04/10)
Now that Tuesday's primary election is over, the number of candidates seeking office in November's general election has been reduced, which means fewer campaign workers will put up political signs around the area. Both Cape Girardeau and Jackson have ordinances regarding political signs requiring them to be on private property, not on public-owned property or on public right of way...
Speak out about riverways (08/04/10)
Missourians need to speak up to protect a place they love. Each year, nearly 2 million people visit the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to swim, tube, boat or fish in the Jacks Fork and Current rivers and hike and camp in the surrounding woods. Unfortunately, the gorgeous Ozark Riverways Park has fallen into disrepair, with trash accumulating along the riverbanks and trails beaten up by misuse...
Speak Out 8/4/10 (08/04/10)
Is it true that Cape Girardeau is once again not participating in the back-to-school sales tax holiday? LEXINGTON Avenue in Cape Girardeau should be a top priority for street improvements. A ton of money was wasted when it was milled. It is still caving in everywhere and is probably the roughest road in the city. It needs to be done right...
Prayer 8/4/10 (08/04/10)
Send, O God, your special healing to those in need, and comfort them. Amen.
Southeast Hospital, Ripley Co. Explore Affiliation (08/04/10)
Ripley County Presiding Commissioner Bill Kennon announced Tuesday that Ripley County and Ripley County Memorial Hospital in Doniphan are exploring the possibility of entering into an affiliation with Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. The announcement was made at a press conference held in Doniphan...
Redhawks Kids Camp Wins 2010 AAA Softball Crown! (08/04/10)
Finishing with a record of 11-3, the Redhawks Kids Camp-sponsored AAA Girls Softball Team in Cape Girardeau won their division title with a 6-4 victory over Pepsi Mid-America last week.
Humane Society Featured Pet (08/04/10)
Jasper is 2 year old altered male. Jasper loves to be held and loved. Jasper is available for adoption at HSSEMO (573) 334-5837. Please see more of our pets at semopets.org.
Summer Reading Club Winners (08/04/10)
Congratulations to the grand prize winners at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, with bicycles donated by VFW Post 3838, VFW Ladies' Auxiliary, and United Commercial Travelers Council 534. Left to right: Jeff Heise, Commander VFW Post 3838; Thomas Batchelor; Helen Heise, Ladies' Auxiliary President; Emily Harris; Haley Scott; Sheila Holloway, Jr. Counselor, United Commercial Travelers; and Reyt Middleton...
Pet of the Week (08/04/10)
Name: Anna Belle Owner: Jamie Suedekum Favorite Activities: going on walks and chewing on stuff
Scott City Blue Streak (08/04/10)
Scott City 8 & Under Boys Baseball take 2nd place in Show Me State Games held in Columbia, MO Front row from Left to right-Dalton LeDure,Logan Speakman, Kaden Mouser,Kobe Hann, Joel McClain Middle row from left to right-Tony Seabaugh, Brayden Wilfawn, Josh Schmitt, Brayden Forck, Gregory Schwaush, Daniel Biggs...
Hope (08/04/10)
Hope is a 15month old blonde pure bred golden retriever, she is the biggest snuggler you could ever want in a dog,she loves all dogs and people..
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