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H1N1 less of a concern this flu season (09/23/10)
Health officials are feeling a lot better this year in the fight against the flu. With influenza season right around the corner, vaccine supplies are good and health officials are confident H1N1 won't be the health problem it was last year. "We're not as worried about H1N1 this year," said Kit Wagar, spokesman for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. "It's just the flu."...
SEMO enrollment tops 11,000 (09/23/10)
Southeast Missouri State University has set another enrollment record, with total undergraduate and graduate student headcount at 11,112 for the fall 2010 semester, according to a university press release. Wednesday's official four-week census report shows total enrollment up 2.3 percent from fall 2009. Fall 2010 semester classes at Southeast began Aug. 23...
Area's ozone levels declining but may not meet new standards (09/23/10)
Ground-level ozone has declined in Southeast Missouri in the past five years, but the amount may not be low enough to meet stricter ozone guidelines expected to be announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the end of October. The small Perry County community of Farrar is home to one of 23 air quality monitors in Missouri. There are no monitors farther south...
Cape city council selects 11 projects for $1 million from casino money (09/23/10)
Cape Girardeau City Council members pared a list of 24 projects down to 11 at a special meeting Wednesday night, planning for nearly $1 million they will have if a casino ultimately does come to the downtown area. At the three-hour meeting, council members debated a full wish list that they had compiled to spend $1 million of the $2 million the city will receive from Isle of Capri in exchange for the municipally owned property along North Main Street where the casino developers hope to build...
Application to expand quarry near Dalhousie draws opposition (09/23/10)
A request for a hearing on a proposed quarry expansion by Strack Excavating will be considered today by the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission in Jefferson City.
Cape Girardeau police arrest 18 on drug-related charges (09/23/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department, with assistance from other Southeast Missouri law enforcement agencies, arrested 18 people Tuesday on drug-related offenses. Officers served warrants on 16 Cape Girardeau residents including 19-year-old Shawn J. Price 20-year-old Julian T. Chavez and 28-year-old Joshua E. Foeste, who are all charged with possession of a controlled substance...
Thousands expected at gun and knife show (09/23/10)
Organizers of the biannual Missouri Gun and Knife Show are expecting more than 6,000 sportsmen and women and collectors at the fall event, which kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. With around 150 dealers signed up to buy, sell and trade guns and knives, organizer J.D. King expects more people at the upcoming three-day event than at the March show, also held at the Show Me Center...
East Perry Community Fair begins Friday (09/23/10)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The East Perry Community Fair in Altenburg kicks off Friday with an afternoon parade and this year the self-dubbed "best little fair in the land" is featuring new food offerings and a new performer. In addition to the typical fair food of funnel cakes and corn dogs, the East Perry fair is known for offering unique selections such as whole fish sandwiches, cheese sandwiches and fried pork chops. ...
Highway 51 reduced for bridge repairs (09/23/10)
Highway 51 between County Road 494 and Old Highway 51 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Highway 74 reduced for bridge repairs (09/23/10)
Highway 74 from Interstate 55 to County Road 205 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Highway 114 bridge to open in October (09/23/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Construction of the drainage ditch bridge on Highway 114 in Stoddard County is expected to be completed in early October. The bridge had been slated to be completed in July but was delayed because of errors in the consultant's design, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. ...
I-55 reduced to 1 lane for pavement repairs (09/23/10)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County between Route N and the Perry County line will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. Weather permitting, work will be performed Monday through Oct. 6 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Scott County bridge closing for upgrades (09/23/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Work to replace the second bridge on Route Z in Scott County is expected to begin Oct. 11, weather permitting. This bridge is over Drainage Ditch No. 2. The road will remain closed from Route DD to U.S. 61 as construction is underway. Completion is anticipated in November. Signs and warning devices will be in place as improvements are made...
Highway 25 reduced for bridge repairs (09/23/10)
Highway 25 in Stoddard County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. The bridge is between Cape Road and Route AA. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Route B to be reduced for pipe replacement (09/23/10)
Route B in Perry County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a pipe under the roadway. Motorists may experience 10-minute delays. The first section of road is between Tanglewood and Old Pine drives. ...
Poll says Emerson beating Sowers (09/23/10)
Tommy Sowers has been called U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's first serious opponent in years, maybe ever. But poll results Emerson's campaign released earlier this week suggest that her Democratic opponent still has a long way to go if he's looking for an upset Nov. 2...
SEMO District Fair winners (09/23/10)
Trivia contest winners The Kimberland Eagles. Members are Delbert Walter, Joan Walter, Randy Bohn, Shelly Bohn, Bud "Walt" Marshall, Kay Marshall, Dan Braswell and Jill Braswell. Ken-Ten Truck Pullers 5-F class First place: Rick Wilson...
Fed: A little inflation may help economy (09/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- It might seem like prices are rising wherever you look, from medical care to college tuition. Yet to the Federal Reserve, they might not be going up fast enough. The Fed says a little more inflation might be just the thing to start a chain reaction that would ultimately create jobs -- and avoid a spiral of falling prices that could damage the economy...
Study backs new heart valve without cracking chest (09/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Thousands of older Americans who need new heart valves but are too frail to survive the surgery might soon get a chance at an easier option -- a way to thread in an artificial aortic valve without cracking their chests. The aortic valve is the heart's main doorway, and a major new study found that snaking a new one in through an artery significantly improved the chances that patients with no other treatment options would survive at least a year...
Lake in North Dakota slowly swallowing land and buildings (09/23/10)
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- It's been called a slow-growing monster: a huge lake that has steadily expanded over the last 20 years, swallowing up thousands of acres, hundreds of buildings and at least two towns in its rising waters. Devils Lake keeps getting larger because it has no natural river or stream to carry away excess rain and snowmelt. Now it has climbed within 6 feet of overflowing, raising fears that some downstream communities could be washed away if the water level isn't reduced...
Obama faults himself for not selling health law (09/23/10)
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Blaming himself for coolness to his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama is seeking to reintroduce the law to voters who don't much like or understand it six months after he signed it. The White House gathered patients from around the country who have benefited from the measure, and the president addressed them Wednesday in a sunny Virginia backyard, highlighting changes that take effect at the six-month mark today. ...
Perryville softball team thirsty to top record for victories (09/23/10)
The Pirates defeated Kelly 7-4 on Wednesday.
High school roundup: Jackson defeats Scott City on walk-off grounder in softball action (09/23/10)
All the scores from Wednesday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Grimes proves a stalwart at cornerback for Southeast (09/23/10)
Cornerback was Southeast Missouri State's most inexperienced defensive position entering this season. Aaron Grimes has helped make that a nonfactor so far. Grimes, a senior who saw limited action last year, is off to a strong start as the Redhawks prepare for Saturday's home opener against Ohio Valley Conference opponent Tennessee Tech...
Area digest 9/23/10 (09/23/10)
B.J. Curry finished with a two-day total of 139 to win the Missouri Senior Amateur Championship by six strokes at Dalhousie Golf Club. The top local finisher was Cape Girardeau's Ben Cantrell, who finished tied for ninth with a 151. Greg Howard of Jackson tied for 36th with a 161, Jackson's Ken Swinford tied for 48th with a 165, Jackson's Tom Allen tied for 59th with a 168, Cape Girardeau's Tommy Hamilton placed 61st with a 169 and Jackson's Thomas Rainwater took 95th with a 182...
Pirates' Morton quiets Cardinals (09/23/10)
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates waited until they were 50 games below .500 before playing their best baseball of a miserable season. Charlie Morton pitched effectively over six innings to win for the first time in 4 1/2 months, Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in four runs and the Pirates extended the St. Louis Cardinals' late-season collapse by winning 11-6 on Wednesday night...
Hooked on Science: Mexican jumping beans (09/23/10)
Children have played with Mexican jumping beans for more than 60 years. You can learn more about these unique beans by using a heat lamp. STEP 2: Shine the heat lamp on the beans. What happens? The Mexican jumping beans jump because there is a tiny caterpillar larva inside each seedpod. ...
National Geographic to be published in Arabic (09/23/10)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- After decades of turning out yellow-framed covers featuring Egyptian artifacts and other Mideast treasures, National Geographic magazine will for the first time soon start printing in Arabic. The picture-packed science magazine lining countless bookshelves plans to issue its first Arabic edition next month, making its more than century-old publisher the latest Western media company to tap the growing Middle East media market...
neXt up 9/23/10 (09/23/10)
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Peeling back the layers to find yourself (09/23/10)
College is not nearly as glamorous as I thought it would be. I guess when I pictured myself in college, I always pictured a when-everything-is-established moment, somewhere during the end of freshman or sophomore year or whatever year it finally feels like you actually belong at college...
Bottom line (09/23/10)
Sept. 23, 2010 Dear Leslie, If you pay any attention to the nonstop political commentary on television, you notice that certain phrases are like vampires -- they live somewhere in the dark places of our brains and come out when we don't know what else to say. They can only be killed by a stake to the heart, by pushing the Power Off button on the remote control, or by exposing them for sucking the blood out of the English language...
Karen Kinder (09/23/10)
Karen Sue Kinder, 66, of Scott City died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 21, 1944, at Joplin, Mo., to Irvin and Ruth LaJune Standiford Wheeler. She and Dallas Kinder were married Oct. 26, 1985, in Illmo. He preceded her in death June 15, 1999...
Scott Gamster (09/23/10)
Scott Kemp Gamster, 65, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, Ill. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Reynoldsburg Church near Tunnel Hill, Ill. Private interment will be in Woodside Cemetery...
Terry Kyles Jr. (09/23/10)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Terry Lamont Kyles Jr., son of Terry and London Kyles of Cairo, died at birth Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds, Ill., with Larry Barnett Sr. officiating...
Don Walz (09/23/10)
Don Fredrick Walz, 79, of Jackson, formerly of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Jackson Manor. He was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Jefferson City, the fourth child of Milo H. Sr. and Esther Beck Walz. Don was a 1948 graduate of Jefferson City High School and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with degrees in business and finance...
Cape Girardeau police report 9/23/10 (09/23/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Out of the past 9/23/10 (09/23/10)
Adoption ceremonies are held throughout the day in Cape Girardeau's public schools, kicking off the Adopt-A-School Program. COBDEN, Ill. -- Apple growers throughout Southern Illinois are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping that a series of unannounced raids here by the U.S. Border Patrol in search of illegal aliens has ended; raids began Thursday in Franklin County and continued Friday in parts of Union and Jackson counties...
Isle of Capri: Clearly there is a lot at stake (09/23/10)
This is a direct response to the Aug. 31 op-ed article by Paul Keller, senior vice president of Isle of Capri, a gambling corporation, in the Southeast Missourian. In his article, Mr. Keller profusely thanked the mayor and the elected officials for "working hard on behalf of Cape Girardeau residents to bring this opportunity to bring a gaming casino" (read a gambling place), which he described as an "economic engine" that, he promised, would perform wonders for Cape Girardeau's economy.. ...
A casino endorsement (09/23/10)
Last week's St. Louis Business Journal, in an editorial, recommended Cape Girardeau for the casino license that's up for grabs. Even though two St. Louis casino applications are among the final four (the fourth is in Sugar Creek near Kansas City), the editorial lists the Business Journal's reasons why Cape Girardeau should be picked:...
BackPacks help (09/23/10)
Schoolteachers know that students who are hungry don't do as well on their studies as they are capable of doing. Many students who take advantage of free breakfast and lunch programs at school don't eat nutritious meals over the weekends. A program to help is already in place in some Cape Girardeau schools, and next month the BackPacks for Friday program will be expanded to Orchard Elementary School in Jackson...
Thanks to memorial volunteers (09/23/10)
The officers and members of the Corporal Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment of the Marine Corps League wish to publicly thank the following members of the community who made contributions in support of the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony conducted by the detachment at Freedom Corner in Cape Girardeau...
Don't wait to see your favorites (09/23/10)
It's a shame Merle Haggard couldn't fulfill his date for the SEMO District Fair. I wanted to tell your readers that they missed an experience. I've known Merle Haggard since I was 10 years old, although I've never met him. I can remember being in love with that voice...
Speak Out 9/23/10 (09/23/10)
WHETHER or not a casino will bring prosperity to Cape Girardeau is not the most important question. Rather, is it morally good or bad? We should consider the effect gambling has on individuals who participate in it. We may consider it a recreational opportunity, but it can be so easy to spend a lot of time and money and perhaps become addicted. Gambling has the potential to bring great harm to people's lives and to families. I do not believe it is worth whatever prosperity it may bring...
Prayer 9/23/10 (09/23/10)
We thank you, O Lord, that your unfailing love and faithfulness always protect us. Amen.
Sowers: More than empty words (09/23/10)
Here are the facts on congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson's record:1. Emerson voted for the $700 billion TARP (HR1424, Oct. 3, 2008), the Wall Street bailout that gave a free pass to the same people that ruined our economy. 2. Emerson is now co-sponsoring HR3936, a taxpayer-funded bailout of poorly managed union pensions. Taxpayers could be on the hook for $165 billion...
Entrepreneurs deserve respect (09/23/10)
During the SEMO District Fair, we discussed solutions with the hundreds of 8th District residents who visited our booth in the Arena Building. Thank you all for coming by. As I applaud the efforts of veterans, first responders, teachers, preachers, volunteers and others, another group that has my deep respect is the self-employed entrepreneur...
Larry Bill's personal campaign (09/23/10)
I hope many of you had the opportunity to meet Larry Bill at the fair this past week. He and several volunteers manned a booth inside the Arena Building for the week. That's the way Larry has campaigned -- up close and personal. I couldn't even guess has many miles Larry has walked this past year getting to know the people of the 8th District. ...
Ian Bartholomew Advances In Youn Wha Ryu (09/23/10)
Ian Bartholomew, son to Caroline and Douglas Bartholomew of Millersville, received his brown belt at the August 20th Youn Wha Ryu testing in Caruthersville, Missouri. Youn Wha Ryu is a traditional training system that incorporates multiple martial arts styles including Karate, Hapkido, Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi with its foundation in Taekwondo...
Learner Response Systems (09/23/10)
On August 11, 2010, teachers from St. Paul Lutheran School in Jackson were trained on how to use learner response systems in their classrooms. These systems provide opportunities for students to answer assessment questions in an enjoyable interactive manner. ...
Our Pit Bull looking for a treat (09/23/10)
Here is our dog trying to sit pretty for his treat.
My dog Daizy mae (09/23/10)
This is my 2 year old american pitbull terrier Daizy Mae. She is the sweetest and loyal dog you will ever find. Also she loves to sleep in the dirty clothes basket. Haven't got a clue why but sure does make for one funny picture!!!
Toes in the water... (09/23/10)
This is a cute picture of our colorful toes at the waterpark this summer.
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