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Sikeston photographer to be inducted into state photojournalism hall of fame (08/11/10)
WASHINGTON, Mo. -- Former Sikeston, Mo., newspaper photographer Tim Jaynes will join three other photographers being inducted into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame in Washington on Oct. 21. This will be the sixth annual induction ceremony. It will begin at 4 p.m. in the Hall of Fame building, with a reception to follow...
Area Special Olympics softball team, fresh off national win, looks for state championship (08/11/10)
From turning double plays to fielding hard-hit ground balls, members of the Southeast Missouri Storm know where to position themselves -- not only to field the ball but to also make an accurate throw consistently. Those skills helped the Storm win a gold medal recently at the Special Olympics National Games...
Report: Cape Girardeau-Jackson area grew more in private sector than public in 2009 (08/11/10)
The Cape Girardeau area was one of only five areas in the country that had more earnings growth in private sector jobs than government jobs during 2009, according to a new report by the U.S. Commerce Department.
16 arrested on drug charges (08/11/10)
A narcotics investigation conducted by several Southeast Missouri law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 16 Missouri residents Tuesday, according to a news release from the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Warrants were issued for seven additional Missouri residents...
Common Pleas Courthouse considered this week for historic register (08/11/10)
The Common Pleas Courthouse will be considered for recommendation to the National Register of Historic Places on Friday in Jefferson City, Mo., when the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation holds its quarterly meeting. The antebellum brick courthouse will be one of nine buildings or districts discussed during the meeting. ...
GSA reducing maintenance on nearly empty federal building (08/11/10)
The General Services Administration is cutting back on routine maintenance of the old federal building at 339 Broadway in Cape Girardeau while its future is in limbo but has no plans to mothball the building, GSA spokesman Charlie Cook said Tuesday...
Kezer to get settlement in lawsuit against Scott County, former officials (08/11/10)
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by Joshua Kezer last year against Scott County and former county law enforcement, an attorney representing Kezer said Tuesday.
Cape Girardeau teachers receive training in classroom technology (08/11/10)
The old fashioned blackboard is being replaced with interactive Smart Boards in most Cape Girardeau elementary classrooms this school year. About 25 teachers from Alma Schrader School learned how to use this new touch-screen technology Tuesday at Southeast Missouri State University's education department computer lab...
Cape receives stimulus funds for water systems (08/11/10)
Cape Girardeau received the second-largest share of $1.5 million distributed statewide for engineering reports on the city water and wastewater systems. The city will receive $144,540 from the 2009 federal economic stimulus program and put the city in a priority position if it applies for a loan from the Missouri State Revolving Loan Fund, the state Department of Natural Resources announced. ...
Special Olympian looks forward to competing here (08/11/10)
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of profiles of local athletes who will participate along with about 700 others in the Special Olympics State Outdoor Championships to be held Friday through Sunday in Cape Girardeau. Name: Tim Kunz...
Adult businesses sue over Mo. strip club law (08/11/10)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Several adult businesses and others in the sex industry filed a lawsuit Tuesday to keep Missouri from implementing a new law that would ban full nudity and alcohol at strip clubs and adult stores. The lawsuit claims state lawmakers didn't follow the proper procedures for determining the financial cost of the legislation and that the restrictions violate free speech and expression rights...
Flight attendant's grand exit draws charges, fans (08/11/10)
NEW YORK -- No fed-up worker has ever said "I've had it" quite like Steven Slater. Prosecutors say the JetBlue flight attendant flipped out over a fight with an agitated traveler Monday, cursing over the intercom before grabbing some beer from the plane's galley and making a grand exit down the emergency slide at Kennedy Airport. ...
N.Y. governor offers help moving ground zero mosque (08/11/10)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York Gov. David Paterson offered state help Tuesday if the developers of a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks agree to move the project farther from the site. Paterson, a Democrat, said that he doesn't oppose the project as planned but indicated that he understands where opponents are coming from. He said he was willing to intervene to seek other suitable state property if the developers agreed...
Video: Woman smashes window over McNuggets (08/11/10)
TOLEDO, Ohio -- A security video from a McDonald's in Ohio shows a woman punching two restaurant employees and smashing a drive-through window because she couldn't get chicken McNuggets. The tantrum caught on tape in Toledo early on New Year's Day shows the customer reaching through the drive-through window, slugging one worker and then another. She then grabs a bottle out of her car and tosses it through the glass window before speeding off...
Former Alaska senator dies in plane crash (08/11/10)
JUNEAU, Alaska -- A single-engine plane carrying former senator Ted Stevens crashed into a remote Alaska mountainside, killing him and four others and stranding the survivors on brush-and-rock-covered slopes overnight until rescuers could reach them...
Huge ice island could pose threat to oil platforms, shipping (08/11/10)
STOCKHOLM -- An island of ice more than four times the size of Manhattan is drifting across the Arctic Ocean after breaking off from a glacier in Greenland. Potentially in the path of this unstoppable giant are oil platforms and shipping lanes -- and any collision could do untold damage. In a worst-case scenario, large chunks could reach the heavily trafficked waters where another Greenland iceberg sank the Titanic in 1912...
Three flights, all United, had long tarmac delays in June (08/11/10)
NEW YORK -- Only three flights sat on the tarmac for more than three hours in June compared with nearly 300 a year ago, the government said Tuesday. But airlines didn't cancel more flights to avoid potentially massive fines for those long delays...
Gov't: Initial probe finds no new Toyota issues (08/11/10)
WASHINGTON -- A government investigation into runaway Toyotas has found no new safety defects beyond problems with accelerator pedals that explain reports of sudden acceleration in the vehicles, according to preliminary findings released Tuesday...
Federal Reserve, worried about recovery, will buy government debt (08/11/10)
WASHINGTON -- As recently as two months ago, the Federal Reserve sounded optimistic about the economic recovery. Now the central bank is taking a new step that shows it is clearly more worried, but economists say it probably won't help much. The Fed said Tuesday that it would spend a relatively small amount of money -- about $10 billion a month, economists estimate -- buying government debt. ...
Obama signs emergency bill to halt teacher layoffs (08/11/10)
WASHINGTON -- Summoned back from summer break, the House pushed through an emergency $26 billion jobs bill Tuesday that Democrats said would save 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. President Obama immediately signed it into law...
U.S. aid winning friends in flood-ravaged Pakistan (08/11/10)
KALAM, Pakistan -- U.S. Army choppers carrying emergency food and water buzzed over the swollen river and washed-out bridges, landing in the valley once controlled by the Taliban. They returned laden with grateful Pakistani flood survivors -- newly won friends in a country where many regard America as the No. 1 enemy...
Redhawks rookie return man tough to catch (08/11/10)
Southeast will rely on Davis for special teams excitement
Area digest 8/11/10 (08/11/10)
Central High School will induct eight people into its athletic hall of fame during a ceremony Sept. 11 at the high school. This year's induction class is Wayne Boswell, class of 1958, Jack Burris, class of 1950, Nichole Thiele Clippard, class of 1997, Kim Godwin, class of 1969, Bob Goodwin, a coach from 1959 to 1966, Walt Grebing, class of 1958, Weldon Hager, a coach and administrator from 1952 to 1977, and Sherri Boeller Shirrell, class of 1982...
Feeley accepts mentor role (08/11/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Career backup quarterback A.J. Feeley knows his job with the St. Louis Rams is to get Sam Bradford ready for the NFL. That doesn't mean Feeley doesn't want to play. "I want to help him out as much as he wants to be helped out," Feeley said of Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. "But everybody wants to play. If you don't want to play, you shouldn't be in this position. It's what you do."...
Fightin' Cardinals beat up Reds 8-4 (08/11/10)
CINCINNATI -- From their first-inning scrum to the final out, the St. Louis Cardinals sent a message: Don't demean the defending champs. Not without expecting a fight. Yadier Molina jawed with Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips in the first inning Tuesday night, sparking a benches-clearing fight, and the Cardinals followed their catcher's lead to an 8-4 victory that moved St. Louis back into first place in the NL Central...
Use bacon to add savory touch to summer fruit salad (08/11/10)
Following the axiom that bacon makes everything better, I decided to use it to jazz up that staple of summer celebrations -- fruit salad. I started with a basic fruit salad of watermelon, strawberries and diced apples. I then dressed that with a simple vinaigrette of olive oil and lemon juice spiked with salt and pepper. You could stop right there, because a splash of acid (the vinaigrette) does wonders to bring out the sweetness of fruit...
When it comes to beans, no need to hesitate (08/11/10)
Beans are somewhat of a nutritional miracle worker. Along with being an excellent source of protein, they're packed with fiber and other plant-based nutrients. Plus, they're extremely low in fat, can prolong the feeling of fullness after a meal, and can help control blood sugar levels...
Recipe Swap: Recipes fit for a 90th birthday celebration (08/11/10)
Gwen Schild of Cape Girardeau is celebrating her 90th birthday this week. When she celebrated her 80th birthday her family put together a nice family cookbook and gave a copy to everyone at the party. I still have mine and refer to it on occasion. Gwen now resides at the Lutheran Home, but her family uses her recipes quite often, and they wanted to share just a few of their favorites with you today. They hope you enjoy the recipes, and we all wish Gwen a happy 90th birthday...
A Harte Appetite: Feta cheese is classically Greek (08/11/10)
I've recently returned from Athens, Greece, and just like every other time I've visited there I've come away with a renewed appreciation for the contributions of the ancient Greeks to human civilization. No, I'm not talking about democracy, the theater or even the Olympics. I'm talking about feta cheese...
Rubye Kraft (08/11/10)
Rubye E. Kraft, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Howard (08/11/10)
ORAN, Mo. -- Paul Truett Howard, 87, of Vernal, Utah, died Friday, June 25, 2010. He was born June 3, 1923, to the Rev. Samuel and Alpha Howard of Oran. Paul was the youngest of seven children. He attended Oran schools and graduated from Oran High School in 1942...
Alice Cunningham (08/11/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Alice Mae Cunningham, 77, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Private funeral will be held at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Tony Foeller officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Iola Sutterer (08/11/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Iola L. Sutterer, 101, of Perryville died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. There is no visitation. Funeral Mass will be at noon Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Perryville. The Rev. Rickey Valleroy will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Perryville...
Thurman Almond (08/11/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Thurman A. Almond, 89, of Bloomfield passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 20, 1921, at Aid, Mo., son of Autie A. and Ora Bailey Almond. He and Mayme Juldene Long were married Dec. 6, 1941, in Piggott, Ark. She preceded him in death Jan. 15, 2002...
John Polen (08/11/10)
John Richard Polen, 74, of Godfrey, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at his home. He was born July 31, 1936, in Essex, Mo., son of the late Russell H. and Esther M. Long Polen. He and Idonna J. Bollinger were married Nov. 24, 1956, at Sedgewickville, Mo...
Births 8/11/10 (08/11/10)
Son to Greg and Lesley Meier of Orlando, Okla., Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Okla., 1:01 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Name, Tyler James. Weight, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Mrs. Meier is the daughter of Ronald and Michelle Lehenbauer of Hannibal, Mo. Meier is the son of Paul "Butch" and Eileen Meier of Jackson...
Jackson police and fire report 8/11/10 (08/11/10)
Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Monday:...
Cape Girardeau fire report 8/11/10 (08/11/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 8/11/10 (08/11/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 8/11/10 (08/11/10)
The New Life Fellowship, 720 Bertling St., has been reincorporated under the name New Life World Outreach Center; the church was founded in 1978 by the pastor, Jack Cathcart. The Rev. Stephen A. Schneider has been named pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Jackson effective Aug. 12; he will replace the Rev. William Stanton; the Rev. Kenneth Grass will succeed the Rev. Martin Culligan as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau...
Splitting votes (08/11/10)
As a self-confessed, dyed-in-the-wool conservative, I'm always exploring ways for our government to spend less and save more. Given the current political climate, I fear I may be in the extreme minority. But the "spend like there's no tomorrow" political approach does not deter me from trying to chisel a few bucks off the deficit -- or at least so in my mind...
Big tax changes in the works (08/11/10)
Tax hikes -- unless there is legislative action: I thought you would want to see this. In just six months, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect. They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves on Jan. 1, 2011:...
Catholic Charities (08/11/10)
A new resource for our friends and neighbors in need will soon be available. Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri is opening an office in Cape Girardeau across William Street from St. Mary Cathedral. The office will provide assistance for anyone in need, not just Catholics. In addition, the St. Mary food pantry will be relocated to the Catholic Charities building. The food pantry serves more than 800 families a month and now will be able to expand...
Speak Out 8/11/10 (08/11/10)
GOOD luck to the Poplar Bluff group that is pursuing a smoke-free ordinance. I sure wish a Cape Girardeau group would get moving on a similar ordinance here. AS a senior citizen I too am concerned about not getting a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits. ...
Prayer 8/11/10 (08/11/10)
For those whose earthly lives have been fulfilled, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Seniors Get Tough on Diabetes (08/11/10)
Thirteen Cape Girardeau County seniors recently decided to take their health into their own hands. After learning about the Senior Diabetes Risk Reduction Program at Saint Francis Medical Center during the weekly Heart & Health Screenings at Saint Francis, the individuals committed to the 12-week program and began their journey to better health...
MBC students attend Phi Beta Lambda NLC (08/11/10)
The Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference was held in Nashville, TN July 14-17, 2010. Members from Metro Business College participated. The conference theme was Simply the Best. Registration for the 2010 National Conference totaled more than 1600 students and advisers...
Roses in May (08/11/10)
Roses in May. Ripley County.
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