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Judge finds probable cause against Cape man accused of fatally abusing son (10/01/10)
Three witnesses testified in a Cape Girardeau County courtroom Thursday against a Cape Girardeau father accused of fatally abusing his 7-week-old son. Allen R. Walker Jr. was charged with child endangerment Aug. 25, but Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle added a second count -- second-degree murder -- when the infant died Aug. 26 at a St. Louis hospital...
Pat Buchanan, Tom Daschle spar at Show Me Center (10/01/10)
Tom Daschle is a standard-bearer of the Democratic Party, particularly its moderate and liberal wings. As both a majority and minority leader, the former U.S. senator from South Dakota gained a reputation for consensus-building even as he worked to expand government's role...
Saint Francis announces expansion of women's facility (10/01/10)
Saint Francis Medical Center is investing $2.1 million in upgrading its women's health services to fight breast cancer, hospital president and CEO Steven C. Bjelich announced Thursday.
After 50 years, Cape's Town Plaza remains commercial hub (10/01/10)
The Woolworth's lunch counter, ice cream from Baskin Robbins, haircuts at Al's Barber Shop and back-to-school shopping at Sears are fond memories to those who grew up shopping at Cape Girardeau's Town Plaza. Fifty years ago, the Town Plaza Shopping Center was a new and modern retail concept built at what was then the western edge of the city. Today, it remains a commercial hub for the city's midtown area...
Streetball team to face locals Saturday night at Show Me Center (10/01/10)
An inner-city phenomenon popularized by ESPN is coming to the Show Me Center Saturday evening. The AND1 Streetball Live Tour, showcasing the talents of athletes featured on the ESPN series "Streetball," pits the Streetball Legends team against a team of local basketball stars in a game that tips off at 7:30 p.m...
Cape Girardeau County commissioners sign grant application for port dredging (10/01/10)
Cape Girardeau County commissioners signed a grant application that could provide the funds for dredging at the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority. A community development block grant issued through the Missouri Department of Economic Development would provide $400,000 to dredge the port. ...
Students use lunchtime walk to help improve focus, health (10/01/10)
This week, students at Cape Girardeau Alternative Education Center took their first steps to what educators hope will be healthier bodies and more focused minds. For 35 minutes each day, just before lunch, students in fifth through seventh grades participate in a walking program. They'll earn prizes for meeting mileage goals. Walking will replace recess...
Music festival in Stoddard County today, Saturday (10/01/10)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A variety of music, food and fun can be found this weekend just east of Bloomfield, with proceeds going to two local causes. The Stars and Stripes Museum and the Bootheel Youth Camp will both benefit from the musical charity festival to be just off County Road 510 beginning Friday afternoon and continuing through late Saturday night...
Show Me Center expects at least 4,000 for Make a Difference Tour event (10/01/10)
With an all-star lineup of contemporary Christian artists and one of the nation's most popular authors speaking, Sunday evening's performance of the Make a Difference Tour would figure to be a hot ticket.
Route FF to be reduced for pavement repairs (10/01/10)
Route FF in Stoddard County between U.S. 60 and Highway 114 will be reduced to one lane Monday and Tuesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews overlay the road. Weather permitting, the work will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
I-55 in Scott County reduced for repairs (10/01/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Northbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane between Highway 77 at Benton, Mo., and U.S. 61 at Scott City while contractor crews make pavement repairs. Weather permitting, the work will be done from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Oct. 12 through 15. The work zone will be marked with signs...
Jackson woman faces felony drug charges (10/01/10)
After assisting the Missouri Children's Division with a child endangerment call, Jackson police arrested Tamni S. Routhieaux on Wednesday for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine at her home. Officers found a "shake and bake" meth lab inside the Jackson woman's home, which she shared with her 13-year-old daughter, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department. ...
Cape man gets prison time for workers' comp crime (10/01/10)
Cape Girardeau business owner Jeffery Overbeck has been sentenced to two years in state prison following a guilty plea Monday on a felony workers' compensation noncompliance charge. Overbeck, who operated Overbeck Construction in Cape Girardeau, was sentenced by Circuit Judge William Syler as a prior offender...
Three Rivers, hospital work on nursing facility (10/01/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers Community College will return to its roots in downtown Poplar Bluff for the spring semester. Construction is underway on a nursing and health sciences center in Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center's South Campus on Pine Street through a five-year lease agreement with the hospital at an annual cost of $1...
Joplin group home owners convicted of health care fraud (10/01/10)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Joplin couple who owned a southwest Missouri group home where 11 people died in a 2006 fire has been convicted of federal health care fraud. Federal prosecutors announced late Thursday that Robert and LaVerne DuPont were each found guilty of one count of fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Robert DuPont was found not guilty of money laundering...
Missouri further opens judicial selection process (10/01/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri residents will now be able to observe a previously closed state panel's interviews of prospective judges as well as nominate potential candidates and find out the panel's votes. State Supreme Court Chief Justice William Ray Price Jr. announced the changes Thursday at an annual meeting of nearly 1,000 lawyers and judges in Columbia...
Heavy East Coast rains kill 4 people in North Carolina (10/01/10)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A massive rainstorm drenched the East Coast from the Carolinas to Maine on Thursday, causing at least four deaths, flooding roads and washing away months of dry weather. The worst of the rain fell in North Carolina, where Jacksonville picked up 12 inches -- nearly a quarter of its typical annual rainfall -- in the six hours. ...
Panel: No rate increases for U.S. Postal Service (10/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service's bid to raise the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents was rejected Thursday, denying the agency immediate relief from a worsening financial crisis. The Postal Service lost $3.8 billion last year and is headed toward a loss of about $7 billion this year as people do more business on the Internet and the recession erodes the volume of marketing mail...
Jobless benefit applications drop to 453,000 (10/01/10)
WASHINGTON -- Applications for jobless benefits dropped last week for the third time in four weeks, a sign that employers are cutting fewer jobs. New claims for jobless benefits fell by 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 453,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Still, they are higher than they would be in a healthy economy and not low enough to signal rapid job growth...
Chief of staff Emanuel to run for mayor of Chicago (10/01/10)
CHICAGO -- White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is set to give up his influential national post today to begin a run for Chicago mayor, a job he has long coveted but won't win unless he persuades voters he's still one of them. People close to Emanuel said he will fly home over the weekend and hit the streets Monday to talk to voters, after announcing his resignation today. ...
Pakistan cuts NATO supply line after attack at border post (10/01/10)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan closed the most important supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan after a coalition helicopter attack killed three Pakistani soldiers at a border post Thursday, raising tensions in a vital relationship for both Islamabad and Washington...
Crystal City blasts St. Vincent in football (10/01/10)
The visiting Hornets defeated St. Vincent 41-6.
High school football capsules for Week 6 (10/01/10)
A look at this week's games for the Southeast Missourian's teams.
High school roundup: Notre Dame softball edges Cobden in eight innings (10/01/10)
All the scores from Thursday that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Jackson uses fast start to sweep Notre Dame (10/01/10)
The Indians posted a 25-17, 28-26 home victory Thursday night
Southeast football eyes 3-0 start in OVC (10/01/10)
The Redhawks travel to the reigning champs for Saturday's game.
Area digest 10/1/10 (10/01/10)
Shirley Moore carded a hole-in-one Tuesday at Cape Girardeau Country Club. Moore used a driver to ace No. 2, a par 3 playing 130 yards. Beth Mapes and Katherine Weed witnessed the shot. Linda Williams used a 5-wood to ace hole No. 12 at Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course...
Carpenter throws complete game (10/01/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter threw his first complete game of the season Thursday night and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1. Carpenter (16-9) snapped a four-game losing streak -- during which he posted a 7.17 ERA -- with the four-hitter...
Jackson misses Rams practice (10/01/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Acupuncture helped Steven Jackson's groin strain feel better, but it didn't get him back on the practice field. A day after reporting on his Twitter feed that he had undergone acupuncture treatment, the two-time Pro Bowler was relegated to off-field exercises Wednesday. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo believed Jackson, who speaks with media on Thursdays, was improved but would be day to day...
Making contact (10/01/10)
A few months ago I read that the definition of a "couch potato" is someone who spends less than 30 minutes a day doing some sort of physical activity. Sadly, I realized I fit that definition to a T. Except for mowing the lawn -- and that hasn't been needed much during the just ended parched summer, I was spending far too much time using whatever muscles it takes to operate a remote control...
In its 14th year, River City Music Festival welcomes old favorites, new faces (10/01/10)
The River City Music Festival kicks off today with performances by everything from local favorites to out-of-towners. The festival will take over Main Street at 6 p.m. today and Saturday and have entry gates at Broadway and Independence Street. People who just want dinner at a restaurant on Main Street or to see the art in local galleries for First Friday will not be charged an entry fee. ...
Street spirit: Talented teachers (10/01/10)
The best teachers are those who've been there. Those people who have practiced what they preach. Sometimes it's hard to see the experience of an instructor when learning is relegated to listening to them in a classroom where you only have words and anecdotal stories about the subject...
Best bet: 'Once on This Island' (10/01/10)
"Once on this Island," the high energy, fast-paced, Caribbean interpretation of "The Little Mermaid" continues this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and the last show at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Southeast Missouri State University's department of theater and dance put together the musical as the season opener for the student shows. ...
First Fridays receptions for 10/1/10 (10/01/10)
FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTIONS Hunter Valley Winery Local artist Jim Parker will display stitchery in the Grape View room at the winery just north of Cape Girardeau. Parker has a long history in the arts as a curator, painter and artist. Reception from 5 to 9 p.m.; artwork on display during winery hours in October...
ARTifacts 10/1/10 (10/01/10)
Cape Girardeau artist Edwin Smith will have a photography exhibit at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Smith, a retired art professor from Southeast Missouri State University, will display 42 photographs of architecture and sculpture from around the world. Smith will be present from 2 to 4:30 p.m. today, but a formal reception will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the library...
Tony Curtis of 'Spartacus,' 'Some Like It Hot' dies (10/01/10)
From dressing in drag to posing nude for his 80th birthday, Tony Curtis truly was a defiant one. He overcame early typecasting as a lightweight pretty boy to become a serious actor in such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," "Spartacus" and "The Defiant Ones," the latter earning him an Academy Award nomination...
'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling chats with Oprah (10/01/10)
NEW YORK -- Will J.K. Rowling write another book about Harry Potter? That's among the topics discussed on Oprah Winfrey's first interview with the author, whom she met recently in Edinburgh, Scotland. The interview will air today on Winfrey's television program. Check local listings for stations and times...
Exhibit raises money for Humane Society, awareness of abuse (10/01/10)
Rochelle Steffen has dedicated most of her life to the rescue and care of animals. "I have always rescued anything that would let me," Steffen said. "I've had iguanas, lizards, snakes, gerbils, hamsters, hedgehogs, dogs, cats, pretty much everything."...
Cape Girardeau school art teachers put their work on display (10/01/10)
A homegrown art exhibit will premiere tonight during First Friday events. The art instructors from across the Cape Girardeau public school system are bringing their art together under the roof of the Black Door Gallery in downtown Cape Girardeau. This first Faculty Art Show will have 31 pieces including paintings, sculptures, photography, mixed media, drawings, abstracts and more...
Imogene Varnum (10/01/10)
Imogene Marie Varnum, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. She was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Harry and Mayme Niswonger Ikerman. She and Dewey Lee Varnum were married May 27, 1944, in Cape Girardeau. He died March 21, 1979...
Marcus Rogers (10/01/10)
Marcus K. Rogers, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. He was born Aug. 11, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, to John Edward and Violet Curry Rogers. He was a business agent with Craftsman International Union and was past secretary/treasurer...
Melinda Bula (10/01/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Melinda M. "Wink" Evans Bula, 54, of Sikeston died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Jan. 11, 1956 in Sikeston to the late James Clayton and Geraldine Marie Compas Evans Sr. She was married to James M. "Jim" Bula on Sept. 22, 2000, in Benton, Mo. He preceded her in death Feb. 13, 2001...
Jackson police/fire report 10/1/10 (10/01/10)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Thefts Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 10/1/10 (10/01/10)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Cape Girardeau fire report 10/1/10 (10/01/10)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
Out of the past 10/1/10 (10/01/10)
Arson is suspected in yesterday's fire that damaged a duplex at 526 Good Hope St.; firefighters were called to the home just after 4 p.m. and found fire in a bedroom; a strong odor of fuel oil or a similar substance was detected in the bed clothing on a mattress there...
Weekend activities (10/01/10)
This fall has already been busy with fun activities in Southeast Missouri. Southeast Missouri State University held its annual Family Weekend last weekend. To top it off, the Southeast football team defeated Tennessee Tech for its third win of the season. Nearly 10,000 people attended the game. Coach Tony Samuel's team also moved up in the college football rankings to 27th in one national Division I-AA poll. Congratulations to the Redhawks...
Speak Out 10/1/10 (10/01/10)
WHAT do you expect from a government-run school? Cape Girardeau public schools want more money. What's been done with the money from the last bond issue? I need to see some results from this bond issue before I consider a donation. TO the author of the Speak Out comment titled "Casino assets": By the time you ended your comment, you indicated that the area around the casino remained crime-infested...
Prayer 10/1/10 (10/01/10)
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that your word does not come back void. Amen.
Miller Masters The 600 Nationals Finale (10/01/10)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 25, 2010) -- Joe B. Miller etched his name into the record books as the winner of I-30 Speedway's Fifth Annual 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires championship finale by taking the $3,500 winner's share in Saturday night's 30-lap main event...
Amy McDonald is new director of Cape Foundation (10/01/10)
A former president and vice president of Clippard Elementary PTA and office manager of a local business, Amy McDonald was hired to take the reins of the Cape Girardeau Public School District Foundation. She is the mother of two children attending Cape Public Schools and a former Foundation President and Vice President...
Casino Will Create New Jobs & More Revenue (10/01/10)
I continue to read stories and speak out opinions from people who are opposed to the casino on the basis of morality as well as those who think that small businesses will go under because of it. To all of these people I say, please look at the BIG PICTURE!...
CASA Seeks Volunteers (10/01/10)
CASA volunteers are everyday heroes who have the power to change children's lives. Each year, more than half--a-million abused and neglected children are removed from their homes and enter the court system as victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. These children need a voice! CASA volunteers make a difference in a child's life through their advocacy on behalf of children...
Perfect Pink (10/01/10)
These are perfect pink for October!
Saint Francis Goes Pink for Breast Cancer (10/01/10)
In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Saint Francis has launched Pink Up Cape, a campaign to raise awareness of the disease in the community and throughout the Medical Center. Beginning October 1, Saint Francis' exterior will be lit with pink lights, employees will wear pink exam gloves and pink scrubs, and all advertising materials will go pink in support of the cause...
Bowmaking at the Nature Center (10/01/10)
Bethany Soucy of Kansas City works hard to make a long bow at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center's bow making class Friday. If you missed this class, Saturday, Oct. 2, will be a good day to visit the Nature Center for "Nature and the Arts" from 1 to 4 p.m...
'Superman' Visits Southeast Missouri Hospital (10/01/10)
"Superman," a.k.a. Scott Givens, Manager of HealthPoint Fitness in Jackson, made a surprise appearance at the Southeast Missouri Hospital Inpatient Rehab reception last week. Givens entertained former patients attending the event by leading the staff in an impromptu dance performance, and he got the crowd moving and laughing with fun exercises...
'Superman' Greets Former Patients at Reception (10/01/10)
"Superman," a.k.a. Scott Givens, Manager of HealthPoint Fitness in Jackson, poses for a photo with former patient Doris Dawson at a reception for Southeast Missouri Hospital's Inpatient Rehab Unit.
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