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Big River moves forward on seven-county broadband project (09/02/10)
While executives at Big River Telephone finalize paperwork for $24 million in federal stimulus funding, the company's plans to install a seven-county wireless broadband network are moving forward. When it's completed, the project will provide broadband access to 90 percent of the residents in the seven-county area. Home telephone service through Big River will also be an option for customers who use its broadband service, said Kevin Cantwell, Big River president...
Isle of Capri the lone applicant for Cape casino license (09/02/10)
If the effort to bring a casino to Cape Girardeau succeeds, then the one that will bring it will be St. Louis-based Isle of Capri, the only gaming company that applied for a gaming license by Wednesday's deadline.
Ripken, Buchanan, Daschle among speakers coming to Southeast Missouri State University (09/02/10)
This season's line up for the University Speaker Series at Southeast Missouri State University features high-profile politicians, a Hall of Fame baseball player, television personalities and other nationally known names. In a news release issued Wednesday, the university announced political commentator Patrick Buchanan and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will open the series later this month with "A View of Current Events Facing the Nation."...
Cape recruiter faces possible reprimand for throwing away sensitive info (09/02/10)
The U.S. Air Force is investigating the circumstances surrounding a Cape Girardeau recruiter who allegedly discarded sensitive documents belonging to potential recruits, such as birth certificates, Social Security cards and high school diplomas. The Air Force's public affairs division in San Antonio issued a statement Wednesday saying that a new recruiter to the Cape Girardeau Air Force recruiting office at 3019 William St. ...
AG's task force to suggest changes to Missouri laws on domestic violence (09/02/10)
In three September meetings, Attorney General Chris Koster and a team of state leaders will ask groups involved in protecting victims of domestic violence how Missouri laws are or aren't working. Koster announced Wednesday he has created a task force on domestic violence that will make recommendations to the Missouri Legislature on changes needed to improve laws preventing domestic violence and protecting victims...
Blunt talks jobs at Cape Girardeau visit (09/02/10)
For Republican congressman Roy Blunt, the way to stimulate the country's economy is simple -- reverse the policies of President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders who promote tax increases and trust government instead of the private sector to create jobs.
Highway commission awards contract for removal of Steele rest areas (09/02/10)
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract during its regular meeting Wednesday for removal of the existing rest areas on Interstate 55 near Steele, Mo. The $172,939 contract was awarded to Robertson Contractors Inc. of Poplar Bluff, Mo. ...
Contract awarded for Highway 91 and Route C in Bollinger County (09/02/10)
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded a contract during its regular meeting Wednesday for bridge work and culvert replacement on Highway 91 and Route C in Bollinger County. The $244,208 contract was awarded to H.R. Quadri Contractors LLC of Van Buren, Mo. ...
Route AF in Stoddard County reduced for pavement repairs (09/02/10)
Route AF between Highway 25 and County Road 640 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today while the Missouri Department of Transportation crews seal the roadway. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact the MoDOT Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Highway 74 in Cape County will be reduced for pavement repairs (09/02/10)
Highway 74 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane today, while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located from interstate 55 to County Road 205. Weather permitting, work will be performed from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For additional information, contact the MoDOT Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
AmerenUE to change name to Ameren Missouri (09/02/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis-based utility company Ameren Corp. is changing the names of its subsidiaries in Missouri and Illinois. The company said Wednesday that effective Oct. 1, AmerenUE will become Ameren Missouri. On that same day, Ameren utilities in Illinois -- AmerenCILCO, AmerenCIPS and AmerenIP -- will merge into one entity, Ameren Illinois Co...
Perryville man arrested for alleged cattle theft in Cape Girardeau County (09/02/10)
Cape Girardeau County deputies arrested a Perryville, Mo., man Monday on suspicion that he falsely represented himself when purchasing 30 head of cattle from Fruitland Livestock Sales Barn.
Police investigate two shooting incidents in Poplar Bluff (09/02/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Authorities are searching for witnesses as they continue to investigate shots fired at two locations Tuesday night that left one man with a gunshot wound to the knee, the Daily American Republic reported. "Just shortly after 9 o'clock last night, officers were dispatched to the area of Relief and Sanders (streets) in reference to shots fired," explained Poplar Bluff Deputy Chief Jeff Rolland. ...
Oil sheen spreading from Gulf platform explosion (09/02/10)
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) -- A mile-long oil sheen spread Thursday from an offshore petroleum platform burning in the Gulf of Mexico off Lousiana, west of the site of BP's massive spill.
Dow Jones average kicks off September with 254-point gain (09/02/10)
NEW YORK -- Stocks jumped Wednesday after strong growth in U.S. and Chinese manufacturing allayed some of the worries that had been building over the global economy in recent weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped nearly 255 points on the first day of September. With investors pouring into stocks, Treasury prices fell and interest rates rose...
Swing sets removed at some West Virginia schools (09/02/10)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Elementary school playgrounds in one West Virginia county are losing their swing sets. Swings are being removed from Cabell County schools in southern West Virginia in part because of lawsuits over injuries. Cabell County schools safety manager Tim Stewart said Wednesday that a lot of parents are accusing him of being un-American, but he said the cost of maintaining a safe surface is too expensive...
Obama says Mideast peace moment 'must be seized' (09/02/10)
WASHINGTON -- Struggling to break decades of hostility, President Barack Obama convened a new round of Mideast peace talks Wednesday and told Israeli and Palestinian leaders they faced a fleeting chance to settle deep differences. "This moment of opportunity may not soon come again," Obama said at the White House before hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the first face-to-face peace talks in nearly two years. ...
Discovery gunman shot dead by police; all hostages safe (09/02/10)
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Police shot and killed a man upset with the Discovery Channel network's programming who took two employees and a security officer hostage at the company's headquarters Wednesday, officials said. All three hostages escaped safely...
East Coast watches for shift in hurricane's path (09/02/10)
NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- Hurricane Earl steamed toward the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday as communities from North Carolina to New England kept a close eye on the forecast, worried that even a slight shift in the storm's predicted offshore track could put millions of people in the most densely populated part of the country in harm's way...
Alaska senator's defeat marks major tea party win (09/02/10)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Backed by the Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin, a little-known conservative lawyer from Alaska became the latest newcomer to the national political stage to take down an incumbent in 2010. In arguably the biggest political upset of the year, Joe Miller claimed the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate when incumbent GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski conceded Tuesday evening. Murkowski gave up after failing to gain much ground in an count of outstanding absentee ballots...
Hamas leader rejects talks with Israel following attack (09/02/10)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip rejected compromise with Israel in a fiery speech Wednesday, a day after gunmen killed four Israelis in a strong reminder that the Islamic militant group cannot be ignored in any Mideast deal...
WikiLeaks founder's rape probe reopened (09/02/10)
STOCKHOLM -- A senior Swedish prosecutor is reopening a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the latest twist to a case in which prosecutors of different ranks have overruled each other. The Australian has denied the allegations...
Dutch prosecutors: Yemenis freed (09/02/10)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Two Yemeni men arrested on arrival from the United States on suspicion they may have been conducting a dry run for an airline terror attack were released without charge Wednesday after investigations turned up no evidence to link them to a terror plot, Dutch prosecutors said...
Bombs kill 25 at Pakistan Shiite march (09/02/10)
LAHORE, Pakistan -- Three bombs ripped through a Shiite Muslim religious procession in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing 25 people and wounding about 150 others, officials said. The explosions appeared to be the latest in a string of attacks by Sunni extremists against the minority Shiites they consider infidels. Allied with al-Qaida and the Taliban, the bombers are also seeking to destabilize Pakistan's U.S.-backed government...
Jackson delivers late to down rival Central in softball (09/02/10)
Jackson scored five runs in the fifth inning to beat Central 10-5.
High school roundup: Jackson edges Central in tennis dual (09/02/10)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Girls tennis team capsules (09/02/10)
Central Tigers Last season's record: 7-9 Returning starters: Emma Segar, sr.; Sarah Thornsberry, sr.; Veronica Swingle, jr.; Caroline Harding, jr.; Morgan Crowell, jr.; Susanna Hayward, jr. Other top returners: Becky Schneider, jr.; Mary Dodd, jr.; Lauren Dumey, jr...
Tigers dismiss RB Washington (09/02/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri running back Derrick Washington was dismissed from the team Wednesday, two days after being charged with sexually assaulting a former tutor in her bedroom over the summer. The school released a two-sentence statement that said the Tigers' leading rusher the past two seasons and a team captain had been "permanently suspended" from the football program...
Ball State refuses to take Southeast lightly in football opener (09/02/10)
Ball State is favored heavily to beat Southeast Missouri State in today's season opener for both football teams. But don't expect the Cardinals to take the Redhawks lightly when the squads square off at 6 p.m. in Muncie, Ind. No chance, said Ball State coach Stan Parrish, not after last year's 2-10 record that featured an 0-7 start and a week two home loss to Division I-AA New Hampshire...
Redhawks soccer team exacts revenge (09/02/10)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team had extra motivation against visiting Washington University of St. Louis on Wednesday night. That's because the Division III power Bears routed the Redhawks 4-1 last year in the first-ever meeting between the programs...
Southeast football preview capsule (09/02/10)
Southeast at Ball State THREE THINGS TO WATCH OPPONENTS TO WATCH n Robert Eddins: Senior defensive end led Cardinals in sacks with seven and tackles for loss with 13.5 last year. Had 55 total tackles. Tied for 23rd nationally in tackles for loss. Also blocked two punts...
Johnson wins women's club title (09/02/10)
Barb Johnson shot rounds of 73 and 76 last weekend to win the Ladies Club Championship at Kimbeland Country Club. Johnson's two-day total of 149 was four strokes better than runner-up Vicki Long, who had rounds of 77 and 76. Sissy Donahue placed third at 155, while Karen Heisel finished fourth at 158...
Area calendar 9/2/10 (09/02/10)
Football Golf Miscellaneous Submit items by mail, fax or e-mail to be included in the calendar as space permits....
Curse of sub.-500 teams strikes Cardinals again (09/02/10)
St. Louis lost its 13th in its last 16 games and sits eight games back
Piece written for class project earns Central High School senior fifth place in national poetry contest (09/02/10)
Sarah Garner, a senior at Cape Girardeau Central High School, says she's involved in and enjoys things associated with music, but it was her writing that gained her a national award. Garner wrote a poem for a class at Central and after encouragement from her teacher, she entered it into the Missouri State Poetry Society Contest, where it won second place. ...
who's neXt 9/2/10 (09/02/10)
Scholarships n Kelsey Overbeck of Pocahontas, Mo., a 2010 graduate of Saxony Lutheran High School, received the following scholarships to attend Concordia Lutheran College in Seward, Neb.: Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Scholarship, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship, St. Andrews Lutheran Church Scholarship, Achievement Scholarship from Concordia University, Cape Girardeau Zone of the Lutheran Layman's League Scholarship and Trinity Lutheran Church Scholarship...
Hooked on Science: Burning steel (09/02/10)
Did you know the weight of steel wool changes when burned? Science shows how the steel wool actually gains weight when burned. STEP 2: Use the tongs to pick up the steel wool. STEP 3: Using the lighter, ignite the steel wool. STEP 4: Rotate the steel wool with the tongs over the aluminum pie pan until the steel wool turns a dull gray...
neXt up 9/2/10 (09/02/10)
What's happening this weekend
How to eat (09/02/10)
Sept. 2, 2010 Dear Pat, Our niece Casey is staying with us for a month as she moves from one housing arrangement into another. She is a senior at the local university majoring in fashion merchandising. She just turned 23, spent last spring break in Paris and sounds eager to explore the world beyond Southeast Missouri...
Dale Mattingly (09/02/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dale J. Mattingly, 56, of Perryville died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The Catholic wake will be at 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 8:30 a.m. Friday...
Billy McGuire Jr. (09/02/10)
Billy F. McGuire Jr., 62, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 31, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of Billy Fred and Eleanor Seabaugh McGuire. Billy graduated from Jackson High School in 1966, and from Southeast Missouri State University in 1970 with a bachelor of science in education...
Bradley LeGrand (09/02/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bradley Charles LeGrand, 44, of Chicago died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at his home, due to a heart attack. He was born Feb. 8, 1966, in Sikeston, to Emil Edward "Tony" and Mary Frances Bollinger LeGrand of Sikeston. He graduated from Sikeston High School in 1984, and attended Southeast Missouri State University three years...
Elinor Harrod (09/02/10)
Elinor Harrod, 91, of Round Rock, Texas, formerly of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Lighthouse Altenheim in Round Rock. She was born Feb. 3, 1919, in York, Neb., daughter of Charles Sumner and Mary Hulda Johnson Casebeer. She and James Harry Harrod were married May 31, 1940. He passed away Oct. 26, 1980...
Bobby Wolfe (09/02/10)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Bobby G. Wolfe, 77, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, in a farming accident on Route A near Chaffee. He was born Oct. 13, 1932, at Chaffee, son of Charles Ernest and Mary Ann Ourth Wolfe. He and Wanda Estelle Coomer were married June 29, 1957...
Births 9/2/10 (09/02/10)
Son to Gary Wayne and Amy Lichele Weber II of Altenburg, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. Name, Grant James. Weight, 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Weber is the former Amy Belongy, daughter of Dorthey and David Evans of Altenburg and Bill and Sheleigh Belongy of Clewiston, Fla. She is employed at Orthopaedic Associates. Weber is the son of Gary and Patricia Weber. He is employed by Jackson Machine and Manufacturing...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/2/10 (09/02/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/2/10 (09/02/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Jackson police/fire report 9/2/10 (09/02/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Theft Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 9/2/10 (09/02/10)
Labor Day. The largest manufacturer of railroad cars in the United States has chosen the city of Jackson in which to locate a plant to produce parts for railroad cars; ACF Industries Inc. will lease a building at the Jackson Industrial Tract and will employ 50 people initially...
Lynwood's ministry (09/02/10)
Most churches take seriously their mission of caring for those in need. Lynwood Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau envisions some possibilities that could have an enormous impact on meeting some of those needs. It is calling this new ministry Greater Things Vision...
Speak Out 9/2/10 (09/02/10)
PEOPLE are so quick to spread their hate speech against anything and everything they disagree with. They have forgotten what the Constitution is or want to ignore it or even rewrite it to suit their agenda. You have become liberal, conservative, independent, libertarian or some other political affiliation while neglecting to be an American...
Prayer 9/2/10 (09/02/10)
Keep us from harm, O God, when we seek to follow the path you have made for us. Amen.
Larry Bill: Honorable choice (09/02/10)
I urge everyone to learn more about Larry Bill. He is running against Jo Ann Emerson and Tommy Sowers for the 8th District U.S. representative. He would make a great representative, and he is definitely the most conservative. Other states have upset the apple cart of longtime politicians, and I believe our district can do the same. ...
Sowers welcomes debates (09/02/10)
The Tommy Sowers for Congress team is looking forward to the October debates between the four candidates for the 8th District congressional seat. We have accepted four of six offered thus far: Cape Girardeau on Oct. 11, Poplar Bluff on Oct. 13, Rolla on Oct. 17 and Park Hills on Oct. 18...
Tommy Sowers deserves chance (09/02/10)
Political TV ads state that Roy Blunt and Jo Ann Emerson will work for jobs. What have Blunt and Emerson been doing the 14 years she has been the 8th District representative? From what I have read, Blunt has been doing a lot of work for himself. He likes to marry lobbyists because it is profitable. ...
Congressman Blunt's Friends Ads Are Pulled (09/02/10)
Missouri media outlets have pulled two misleading attack ads against Robin Carnahan being aired by Congressman Blunt's corporate special interest allies. This weekend, a Missouri network including 77 radio stations pulled a false attack ad being run by Americans for Job Security -- a group with a long history of campaign related citations and violations. [Anchorage Daily News, 8/17/08; FEC.gov]...
Ospreys in the Night (09/02/10)
Cape Girardeau Regional Airport recently served as a refueling station for a couple of very unusual military aircraft. Two Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transports had notified us of their intentions to refuel at KCGI on their way from Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico to Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C. They arrived at around 5:00am, with their green rotor-tip lights forming eerie green dual halos over each aircraft as they approached in the darkness...
Butterfly (09/02/10)
Taken at Natural Tunnel Park in Va. while visiting my brand-new grand-daughter born 9/18/2010.
Dragonfly (09/02/10)
Dragonfly at Wood Duck Swamp. Cape County Park.
Meramec Spring Park/St. James MO (09/02/10)
Meramec Spring - St. James MO
Veterans Gets Helicopter Ride on her 89th Birthday (09/02/10)
Eleanora Brewton, a WWII Navy Veteran who currently resides at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, has been talking all year about how she wanted to celebrate her 89th birthday. She wanted to ride in a helicopter. Staff at the Veterans Home contacted Bruce Loy at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport who put them in contact with Paul Salman, a local helicopter pilot. ...
Giant Sunflower (09/02/10)
16 foot Sunflower: My son Willem's back yard Montfoort, The Netherlands
Sundown at Capaha Park (09/02/10)
This is a beautiful place to watch the sunset!
Colorful fountain (09/02/10)
Sunset colors emit through the fountain. A very peaceful place to be!
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