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Attendance down at Cape pool but up at Jackson pool during first season of aquatic center (09/16/10)
While the Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center saw more than 106,000 guests during its first season, the center's effect other pools in Cape Girardeau and Jackson hasn't been uniform. Patrick Watson, aquatic supervisor for Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation, said he saw a decrease in guests at Capaha Municipal Pool this season...
Cape Girardeau officials look for other options for Commander deal (09/16/10)
Cape Girardeau officials say they have been patient with an investor who wants to take over Commander Premier Aircraft Corp., but with the bills piling up -- and no deal imminent -- they have begun looking at other options. "I guess I approach it as a business decision," said city manager Scott Meyer. "It doesn't hurt us to be open at all to this deal being done. But I think we wouldn't be responsible to taxpayers if we didn't look to find another deal."...
Casino won't affect work on downtown Cape taxing district (09/16/10)
Plans to form a new taxing district to fund improvements in downtown Cape Girardeau are moving forward, whether a casino comes to town or not. "One of the things we've tried to do is to not assume they're going to be here because there are still obstacles," said Jim Maurer, chair of the community improvement district steering committee. "Whether the casino comes or doesn't come, it's not going to change our thinking on what we need to be providing."...
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self to headline tip-off reception (09/16/10)
A major fundraiser for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program will be headlined by a national championship coach. Kansas coach Bill Self will serve as the guest of honor and featured speaker at Southeast's season tip-off reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 7...
Split animal shows working well, say exhibitors and fair organizers (09/16/10)
More than 2,000 animals will be shown throughout this year's SEMO District Fair, giving attendees the chance to see livestock every day of the event. Lawrence McBryde, co-chairman of the fair's livestock support committee, said for the second year the fair has used the split show format, allowing exhibitors to show their animals either Saturday through Monday or Tuesday through Saturday. ...
Sikeston chamber supporting Cape, Interstate 24 connection (09/16/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston wants a bridge to the east. Cape Girardeau wants an interstate to the west. Neither is likely to happen anytime soon. An improved eastern route, however, could benefit both communities. Following a presentation by Missy Marshall, executive director for the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, Sikeston City Council members indicated during a special meeting Wednesday they will support initial efforts for a route connecting Cape Girardeau to Interstate 24...
Poplar Bluff woman accused of making false report about kidnapping, assault (09/16/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff woman is accused of lying to authorities about an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault that never happened. At about 3 a.m. Sunday, Tonya K. Massie, 39, went to the emergency room at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center to "gain treatment of injuries she incurred on a reported kidnapping," said Poplar Bluff Police Capt. ...
Shoulders repairs continue on Route K overpass in Pemiscot County (09/16/10)
Route K from the east Outer Road to Route P in Pemiscot County will continue to be closed through Sept. 24 while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform shoulder repairs. Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling near the area. For more information, contact the MoDOT Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
I-55 in Scott County will be reduced for shoulder repairs (09/16/10)
Northbound Interstate 55 from Route PP to Route AB in Scott County will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction Sept. 27 while contractor crews perform shoulder repairs. Weather permitting, work will be from 9 a.m. to 3 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 Missouri Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Highway 114 in Scott County will be reduced for guardrail repairs (09/16/10)
Highway 114 at the intersection with Business 60 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane with a 14-foot width restriction Tuesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform guardrail repairs. Weather permitting, work will be done from 8 a.m. to 3 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...
Four arrested at Perry County checkpoint (09/16/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perry County deputies seized more than 6 pounds of marijuana and made four drug-related arrests at a checkpoint conducted Sunday. The checkpoint was operated by deputies at exit 135 on Interstate 55. Shaun D. Peoples, 33, Naporche S. Steele, 20, and Tashara K. Steele, 20, all of St. Louis, were charged Monday with the distribution of a controlled substance...
Southeast Missouri fugitive captured after two months on the run (09/16/10)
ELLSINORE, Mo. -- After more than two months, the manhunt is over for an Ellsinore man accused of firing shots into a mobile home at Hunter, Mo. Phillip W. Catlett Jr., 37, was in the Carter County Justice Center Tuesday after his arrest at about 6:45 p.m. Monday on warrants for assault, child endangerment and parole violation...
Prosecutor expected to seek death penalty in Stoddard County murder case (09/16/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Notices to seek the death penalty are expected to be filed in Stoddard County this week against a Bernie, Mo., couple accused of brutally stabbing another man to death, the Daily American Republic reported. Allen McCoy, aka "Smurf," along with his 38-year-old wife, Angela McCoy, are charged with the Class A felonies of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery and two unclassified felonies of armed criminal action...
Gays ask Cardinals to point Kiss Cam at them (09/16/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The between innings "Kiss Cam" is a popular feature at Busch Stadium and other ballparks -- the video board showing a couple, then waiting for a smooch. Now, gay activists in St. Louis are urging the Cardinals to show same-sex couples kissing their partners, too...
IHOP sues prayer center over use of same acronym (09/16/10)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A restaurant chain known for its pancakes is suing a Kansas City-based church mission that promotes its belief in daily, continuous prayer. The International House of Pancakes has sued the International House of Prayer in federal court for using the IHOP acronym...
Bans on synthetic marijuana doing little to deter business (09/16/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Authorities in 13 states thought they were acting to curb a public health threat when they outlawed a form of synthetic marijuana known as K2, a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals. But before the laws took effect, many stores that did a brisk business in fake pot had already gotten around the bans by making slight changes to K2's chemical formula, creating knockoffs with names such as "K3," "Heaven Scent" and "Syn."...
More House Democrats call for tax breaks across the board (09/16/10)
WASHINGTON -- More Democrats joined Republicans on Wednesday in calling for the preservation of tax breaks for Americans of every income level, bolting this election season from President Barack Obama's plan to preserve cuts for families who earn less than $250,000 and let taxes rise for the wealthiest Americans...
Smoking bans help curb severe asthma attacks, new study says (09/16/10)
ATLANTA -- New research shows that smoking bans spare many children with asthma from being hospitalized, a finding that suggests smoke-free laws have even greater health benefits than previously believed. Other studies have charted the decline in adult heart attack rates after smoking bans were adopted. ...
Arlington opens graves, finds 3 bodies misplaced (09/16/10)
WASHINGTON -- Three people were buried in the wrong graves at Arlington National Cemetery, the Army said Wednesday as it followed up an investigation into bookkeeping problems and burial mix-ups at one of the nation's most hallowed sites. After a report issued in June found that the problems could potentially affect thousands of graves, defense officials received about 1,100 calls from worried families...
Obama seeks tougher pipeline oversight (09/16/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration called for tighter federal oversight of oil and gas pipelines Wednesday in the wake of a deadly California gas explosion that raised alarms about the safety of the nation's aging infrastructure. In the meantime, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said the federal agency responsible for the regulation is too accepting of assurances from industry that its equipment and practices are safe...
English woman develops French-sounding accent (09/16/10)
LONDON -- A woman from a village in southwestern England says that a severe migraine attack left her speaking with what sounds like a French accent -- a striking example of a rare syndrome that neuroscientists say can leave lifelong locals sounding like they come from thousands of miles away...
Notre Dame's block disrupts St. Vincent's offense in volleyball showdown (09/16/10)
The host Bulldogs defeated the Indians in two games.
High school round up: Burger squeeze bunt helps ND improve to 12-0 in softball (09/16/10)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Josey savors move to starting lineup (09/16/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Henry Josey arrived at Missouri expecting to be an extra in a crowded backfield this season. In Game 2, he emerged as a star. Someone had to for the Tigers. Starting running back Derrick Washington was dismissed amid a sexual assault claim and backup Kendial Lawrence suffered a right shoulder injury in the opener against Illinois...
Self to headline Southeast men's basketball tip-off reception (09/16/10)
A major fundraiser for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program will be headlined by a national championship coach. Kansas coach Bill Self will serve as the guest of honor and featured speaker at Southeast's season tip-off reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 7...
Carpenter leaves Cubs sweep with cramp (09/16/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Zambrano decided to try a different approach after he struggled during his pregame bullpen session Wednesday night. Since he was pitching in St. Louis, it worked out just fine. Zambrano tossed six innings of two-run ball, Tyler Colvin hit a three-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat Chris Carpenter and the sliding Cardinals 7-3 to complete their first three-game sweep in St. Louis in more than 20 years...
Bradford confident heading into second start of career (09/16/10)
ST. LOUIS -- What impressed St. Louis Rams players most about Sam Bradford's NFL debut was how totally in charge the No. 1 overall pick looked. "You want your quarterback to have command of the game and he has that," Rams wide receiver Mark Clayton said Wednesday. "Very even keel. You can't get to him...
Hooked on Science: Expanding a balloon with chemistry (09/16/10)
Have you ever mixed vinegar and baking soda? You not only get the fizzing and bubbling, you also get enough carbon dioxide gas to fill up a balloon. STEP 2: Pour the vinegar into the bottle. STEP 3: Without dropping in the baking soda, stretch the balloon over the opening of the bottle...
neXt up 9/16/10 (09/16/10)
Whats happening this weekend
Religious divisions (09/16/10)
Sept. 16, 2010 Dear Leslie, Until last week, my most recent memory of Terry Jones was him pitching at Capaha Field at the end of the 1960s. He was a powerful lefty whose dad was a former major league pitcher. Terry and I grew up in the same neighborhood and played sandlot baseball games together in the summer. His dad told us about pitching briefly for the Reds and remembered a headline that read: "Jones in more hot water than a housewife's hands."...
Get ready to go clubbing (09/16/10)
Since the start of school I have been thinking about clubs and the questions that go along with them: which ones do I join, when do they meet, how active are they? When I was a freshman at Jackson Junior High, we toured the high school. Afterward, we were bombarded by the representatives of different clubs, each campaigning for our membership. As I thought back to this I began to wonder, which clubs am I going to join?...
Anna Moen (09/16/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Anna Mae Brewer Moen, 77, formerly of Perryville, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Miller Funeral Home in Perryville. The memorial service will be at noon.
Jewel Fox (09/16/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Jewel Fox, 83, of Cairo died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Cemetery in Mounds, Ill...
Carolyn Flamm (09/16/10)
Cobden, Ill. -- Mrs. Carolyn Clutts Flamm, 79, of Cobden died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at her home in Cobden. She was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Cobden, the daughter of Hobart W. and Mary Rendleman Clutts. She married Albert C. Flamm on May 1, 1954, in Cobden. He preceded her in death April 17, 2006...
June Osman (09/16/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- June M. Osman, 83, of Anna died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Carlon Martens (09/16/10)
Carlon Sue Martens, 68, of Scott City died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. There will be no services. Amick-Burnett Funeral chapel is in Charge of arrangements.
Lorene Puchbauer (09/16/10)
Perryville, Mo. -- Lorene M. Puchbauer, 89, formerly of Jackson, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville, where she resided the past two months. She was born Nov. 10, 1920, in Jackson, to William and Eleanor Ludwig Puchbauer. She was raised on the family farm near Oak Ridge, graduated from Oak Ridge High School and was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fruitland...
James Wolfenkoehler (09/16/10)
James Lynn Wolfenkoehler, 61, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, to Dale Kenneth and Carrie Edna Lange Wolfenkoehler. Jimmy was baptized and confirmed at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson...
Vicky Walters (09/16/10)
Vicky Diane Walters, 57, of Gordonville died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 3, 1952, in Kennett, Mo., to Charles S. and Evelyn A. Wesmorlan Fowler. Vicky and David Walters were married April 28, 1972...
Shelly Staton (09/16/10)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Shelly Jean Story Staton, age 60, of Ullin passed away at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at her residence. Shelly was born Oct. 24, 1949, at Pekin, Ill., daughter of the late Andrew Story and Ethel Martin Story. Shelly and her husband, Bill, were owners of Carpet Cleaning Services in Ullin...
Births 9/16/10 (09/16/10)
Son to Bobby Parkhill Jr. and Ada Mayra Bailey of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 5:49 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Name, Alexander Osorio. Weight, 1 pound 12 ounces. Ms. Bailey is the former Ada Osorio, daughter of Carlos and Patricia Osorio of Thebes, Ill. She is employed at NARS. Parkhill is the son of Bobby G. Parkhill of Van Buren, Mo. He is employed at Pasta House in Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau fire report 9/16/10 (09/16/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/16/10 (09/16/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI s The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Public Safety reported the following item. Theft...
Jackson police/fire report 9/16/10 (09/16/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following item. Miscellaneous Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 9/16/10 (09/16/10)
Fire yesterday destroyed the Whitewater Grocery Store, the lone general store in that community; firefighters from four area departments prevented any further damage to surrounding structures and fuel storage areas in battling the blaze for nearly three hours...
Sept. 11: Lessons learned (09/16/10)
Here are the remarks made by Dr. John J. Moll Jr., a surgeon who resides in Jackson, at the Sept. 11 memorial service at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. By Dr. John J. Moll Jr. We have memorials for different reasons. There are events that are too wonderful and exciting to ever forget. ...
Jerry Hotop (09/16/10)
Southeast Missouri has many notable leaders from all sectors of our communities, and it's always nice when the rest of the nation recognizes one of our own. Perryville resident Jerry Hotop was recently named national commander of AMVETS (American Veterans), one of the country's largest veterans service organizations. Hotop was selected last month by over 650 AMVETS members at the 2010 national convention in Louisville, Ky...
Speak Out 9/16/10 (09/16/10)
HAS anyone researched unemployment? Nobody wants to hear it was President Bush's fault. Job growth ceased in January 2008. By the end of that year, unemployment increased from under 5 percent to over 7 percent, and it's continued to increase. Do you expect President Obama to undo eight years of Bush policies in 18 months? At the beginning of 2008, I received my first pay cut with my company of eight years. ...
Prayer 9/16/10 (09/16/10)
Give us your blessings, O God, and hear us when we give you our thanks. Amen.
Larry Bill: True conservative (09/16/10)
The fact that Jo Ann Emerson has received endorsements from VFW, NRA, Missouri Right to Life and others does not mean she is the only one who can represent these causes. Larry Bill is definitely pro-life, supports gun rights and is a veteran. One thing he won't do is vote for any bank or pension bailouts. ...
Running to improve 8th District (09/16/10)
Voters of the 8th District: As the election draws nearer, you'll be hearing a lot from my opponent and from the special-interest groups funding her campaign. Unfortunately, a lot of what you hear will not be true. It will be typical D.C. politics. This is already taking place in my opponent's attack ads on TV, where instead of talking about a plan she's talking about D.C. politicians that I've never met...
Support for cancer research (09/16/10)
On Monday, a candidate for Congress from the 8th District attacked Jo Ann Emerson for donating $218.50 to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. In fact, Emerson did donate money to Wasserman-Schultz, a breast cancer survivor. The donation was a reimbursement for expenses incurred as part of the bipartisan congressional women's softball game, a fundraiser for breast cancer research in which Emerson participates each year...
Carnahan Campaign Kicks off "Veterans for Robin" (09/16/10)
Growing Group of Missouri Veterans Join Robin's Team to Stand Up for Our Men and Women in Uniform Today, Robin Carnahan's campaign launched Veterans for Robin to bring together Missourians who share her commitment to honoring our veterans. The group is co-chaired by veterans from across the state: Jim Adams, Vernon County; Melissa Thee, Buchanan County; Emmett Fairfax, Pettis County; Phillip Boyd, St. Louis County; Jack Hembree, Greene County; and Jerry Howard, Stoddard County...
Meet and greet fish fry with Republican candidate (09/16/10)
Republican candidate for Cape Girardeau County Recorder of Deeds Scott R. Clark will host a public meet-and-greet fish fry on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cape Girardeau County Park North, Shelter No. 8. Cape County residents are invited to attend this free event to meet Clark, other Republican candidates and current Republican officeholders, including Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson; enjoy great food, and learn more about the Recorder of Deeds office...
Austin Hahs Wins 1st Place in Demo Derby (09/16/10)
Austin Hahs won his first Demolition Derby 1st Place Trophy at the Cape Fair. He said, it's taken him six years and he's finally got a 1st Place Win. He won 2nd Place at the St. Genevieve County Fair in July.
Kenco's Having a Tailgate Party (09/16/10)
Come join us Friday September 17, 2010 for a tailgate party in honor of the Cape Central Tigers vs. Jackson Indian's football game. The party starts at noon. Please join in the fun by wearing your favorite teams colors! We will be serving hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks...
2'cd Annual Lutesville I.O.O.F. Greased Pig Contest (09/16/10)
Come Join us at the Bollinger County Fall Festival, The Lutesville I.O.O.F. Lodge #385 will once again be running our greased pig booth at the fair. Come find out more about Odd Fellowship, have fun and win prizes this September 25 at the Marble Hill Fair Grounds (Optimist Horse Arena)!!!...
The "Before" Picture of Austin Hahs' Demo Car (09/16/10)
Austin Hahs and Jon McMillan (rider) and the winning Cape Fair Demo Car before the Derby!
Lining Up for the Feature Race at Cape Fair (09/16/10)
Austin Hahs and rider, Jon McMillan, in Car #18 as they are lining up for the Cape Fair Demo Derby Feature Race and ultimately win the Derby.
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