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Missouri Gaming Commission to review companies' financial data at Nov. 15 meeting (11/04/10)
If Cape Girardeau officials and Isle of Capri executives wanted Tuesday's election victory to send a strong endorsement to the state, Missouri Gaming Commission chairman Jim Mathewson says they should consider it sent.
Hope in Haiti: Members of two Cape Girardeau churches go to earthquake-ravaged country to build homes (11/04/10)
As her plane flew over Haiti, Robin McCollough was astounded by the number of blue tarps, temporary homes in the tent cities of a country in ruin. When she stepped off the plane at the Port-au-Prince International Airport, the Cape Girardeau woman said, she was struck by the Haitian heat and the overpowering stench of sewage and decay...
'Late Night Catechism' returns to River Campus (11/04/10)
Back in town for one night only, "Late Nite Catechism" is making its return to Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus on Friday. The performance was last brought to Southeast during the River Campus' inaugural season. "Late Nite Catechism" takes a humorous look at Catholicism. The audience's perspective is one of an evening catechism student, whether as someone converting to the Catholic religion or those who work and can't make regular daytime catechism classes...
8th District House race shows message trumps money, Emerson says (11/04/10)
After nearly every one of U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's seven re-election victories, her Democratic opponents have blamed their defeat on limited campaign war chests that couldn't keep up with what one former opponent called "the 8th District Emerson money machine."...
Disney characters appear at Discovery Playhouse in advance of Show Me Center performance (11/04/10)
Two of the world's most popular mice, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, visited Discovery Playhouse in Cape Girardeau Wednesday to promote Friday's Disney LIVE Mickey's Rockin' Road Show at the Show Me Center. The pair gave hugs, high fives and posed for photos with the more than 130 fans that greeted them at the museum...
Cape Chamber First Friday Coffee (11/04/10)
The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly First Friday Coffee at 7 a.m. Friday at The Show Me Center. Cynthia Kraemer will give a presentation on SCOPE, Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and Exploration. First Friday Coffee sponsors are CPU and Charter Business...
Stocks set highs for 2010 after boost from the Fed (11/04/10)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks indexes reached new highs, a day after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion plan to boost the economy. All three stocks indexes closed at their highest level of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 219 points, or 2 percent, to close at 11,434. ...
Petstock to raise funds for Shelter Alliance (11/04/10)
Animal lovers will come together Saturday for a furry, four-legged version of Woodstock called Petstock. Many animals will be on display, some available for adoption, at Petstock from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the 4-H building at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau...
Highway 34 reduced for signal repairs (11/04/10)
PIEDMONT, Mo. -- Highway 34 at its intersection with Route B intersection in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane today while Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace the tether wires on traffic signals. Weather permitting, work will be done from 9 a.m. to noon. The work zone will be marked with signs. For more information, contact MoDOT's Customer Service Center at 888-275-6636...
Scott County voters favor Republicans in many races (11/04/10)
BENTON -- Following the national trend, the majority of Scott County voters favored Republican candidates during Tuesday's election. Nearly 43 percent of Scott County's 26,841 registered voters turned out to the polls Tuesday. "I wish turnout would have been higher, but that's better than some elections we've had," Scott County Clerk Rita Milam said after election results were tallied Tuesday night...
Republicans take both contested Bollinger County seats (11/04/10)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Republicans won the two contested elections in Bollinger County, replacing a Democrat circuit clerk and holding on to the presiding commissioner seat. Newcomer Travis Elfrink defeated challenger and former presiding commissioner Kenny Trentham by 64 percent. Elfrink received 2,646 votes to Trentham's 1,446. Elfrink will replace Wayne Johnson, who chose not to seek re-election...
Changes made to Jackson public works schedule (11/04/10)
Effective Saturday, the Jackson recycling center will reduce Saturday hours to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The change will remain in effect until March 26, when the center will resume normal hours. Weekday operation hours remain unchanged. In observance of Veterans Day, there will be no trash collection Nov. 11. For customers who normally have Thursday pickup, collection will occur Nov. 12...
Dorena-Hickman ferry to switch to winter hours (11/04/10)
HICKMAN, Ky. -- The Dorena-Hickman Ferry will transition to winter operating hours starting Sunday with the shift back to standard time. The ferry will continue operating seven days a week, but will reduce its hours. During the winter months, the ferry will operate with the first run leaving the Kentucky landing at 7 a.m. ...
Pot activists vow to push legalization in 2012 (11/04/10)
LOS ANGELES -- It seemed an easy sell in California: The state that gave us medical marijuana would allow pot for recreation. Then came the ads, newspaper editorials and politicians, warning of a world where stoned drivers would crash school buses, nurses would show up at work high and employers would be helpless to fire drug-addled workers...
Obama, GOP talk compromise, conflict (11/04/10)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signaled a new willingness to yield to Republican demands on tax cuts and jettisoned a key energy priority Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he and fellow Democrats absorbed election losses so severe he called them a shellacking...
Fed will spend $600B in latest bid to help economy (11/04/10)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve will sink $600 billion into government bonds in a bold plan that it hopes will drive interest rates even lower than they already are and start the chain reaction that finally creates jobs and invigorates the economy...
Huge volcanic blast spurs more Indonesians to flee (11/04/10)
MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia -- Searing gas and molten lava poured from Indonesia's deadly volcano in an explosion three times as powerful as last week's devastating blast, chasing people from villages and emergency shelters along its slopes. After more than a week of continual eruptions, and warnings that pressure inside Mount Merapi may still be building, the province warned Wednesday it was running out of money to help more than 70,000 people forced from their homes...
Glasgow Airport evacuated after discovery of suspicious package (11/04/10)
LONDON -- Part of Glasgow Airport in Scotland was evacuated after a suspicious package was found there, a spokesman said Wednesday. The package was found in the security area where passengers are searched before they board a plane, said the spokesman, who spoke on anonymity in line with company policy...
Central blasts De Soto 61-28 in Class 4 regional (11/04/10)
DE SOTO, Mo. -- David Huffman's defensive play helped turn the momentum in Central's favor in Wednesday's offensive shootout. Huffman scooped up a muffed snap on a punt attempt and returned it 8 yards for a score early in the second quarter. The Tigers rode the momentum from that play to a rousing 61-28 victory over De Soto in their Class 4 regional playoff game Wednesday. It was Central's first playoff win since 2002...
Bulldogs' hitters will kill for a set (11/04/10)
Notre Dame players vie for the opportunities to put away a point
Chaffee's season ends at Thayer (11/04/10)
THAYER, Mo. -- Chaffee's first trip to the state football playoffs in 27 years ended with a thud. But the Red Devils, featuring just six seniors, believe they laid solid groundwork for future success despite Wednesday's 47-19 Class 1 regional loss to host Thayer...
Redhawks will debut tonight in exhibition game (11/04/10)
Southeast Missouri State women's basketball coach John Ishee is looking forward to seeing his team in game action for the first time even though it won't count on the Redhawks' record. The Redhawks play their first of two exhibition contests today when Missouri Baptist visits the Show Me Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff...
Tigers' defense looks to bounce back at Tech (11/04/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 14 Missouri has rebounded from being on the wrong end of a record-breaking performance before. Not that long ago, either. The Tigers' defense is looking for a bounceback effort this week at Texas Tech after getting stung in their first loss of the season. Roy Helu rushed for a school-record 307 yards Saturday...
Redhawks receive OVC recognition (11/04/10)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team tied for second in the Ohio Valley Conference regular season, but the Redhawks led the league Wednesday by having three players named first-team all-conference. Southeast Missouri sophomore defender Hayley Abbott, sophomore midfielder Courtney Luehmann and senior forward Ashley Runion were all selected to the 11-player first team...
Jackson plays through broken finger (11/04/10)
The running back carried 23 times in Sunday's game
who's neXt 11/4/10 (11/04/10)
SCHOLARSHIPS The following students received scholarships to attend Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo.: The following students received scholarships to attend the University of Missouri: n Jerica Moore of Cape Girardeau received the Elyzabeth Schell Scholarship...
Hooked on Science: Moving air (11/04/10)
What will happen when you blow a stream of air between two balloons suspended from the ceiling? Will they move apart or together? STEP 2: Suspend the balloons from the ceiling. STEP 3: Blow a stream of air between the balloons. The stream of air flowing between the balloons creates less pushing power or less pressure between the balloons. With more pushing power on the sides, the balloons stay together. You can discover more hands-on experiments by going to www.hookedonscience.org...
Animal babies make conservation cute (11/04/10)
LOS ANGELES -- What makes a good baby picture? On ZooBorns.com, the babies have to be wild. Maybe obscure. Possibly endangered. Mostly, they have to be cute. "Cute always comes first," said Chris Eastland, an artist and photographer from Brooklyn, N.Y., who joined forces with Andrew Bleiman of Chicago to create ZooBorns.com two years ago...
neXt up 11/4/10 (11/04/10)
What's happening this weekend
Notre Dame Regional High School students perform "The Curious Savage" (11/04/10)
When Taylor Palmer steps on stage these days she slips into another generation. How does an energetic high school junior play the part of a reserved, arguably eccentric woman in her mid-60s? "I use my grandma as an example," Palmer said. "It is a challenge, but it's fun to play with your voice and [think about] how you think she would talk."...
Central High School's three senior cheerleaders show their spirit (11/04/10)
They've had their ups and downs, but the seniors on Cape Girardeau Central High School's cheerleading team say they've enjoyed the ride. As they wind down their time on the squad, the trio from an award-winning squad takes a look back and all the good times they've had together. Meet Jessica Hagerty, Alicia Kennon and Elizabeth Johnson-Carter...
Kermett Ayers (11/04/10)
ANNA, Ill. -- Kermett W. Ayers, 81, of Anna died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at his home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Casper Cemetery near Anna, with military honors by Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 of Anna and Illinois National Guard Honor Team in Marion...
Clara Boggs (11/04/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Clara J. Boggs, 86, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Perry Oaks Nursing Home and Rehabilitation. Graveside service will be held at 2:45 p.m. today at Home Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Estes officiating. Young and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Linus Glastetter (11/04/10)
Linus Leo Glastetter, 79, of Scott City died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Harvey Brase (11/04/10)
Harvey M. Brase, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Monticello House in Jackson. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville...
Marjorie Henderson (11/04/10)
Marjorie Elizabeth Kight Taylor Henderson, 92, was born Feb. 19, 1918, near Advance, Mo., seventh of eight children of John L. "Kid" and Elizabeth A. Hitt Kight. She departed this life Oct. 20, 2010, in West Plains, Mo. She and H. Jared Taylor were married in 1945 in Cape Girardeau. ...
Buss Paar (11/04/10)
Buss Paar, 81, of Gilbertsville, Ky., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at the home of a daughter in Nashville, Tenn. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. John Farone officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park...
Laurene Loeffler (11/04/10)
Laurene A. Loeffler, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at the Lutheran Home. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church...
Births 11/4/10 (11/04/10)
Son to Terry Franklin and Amie Jayne Hees of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:53 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Name, Jacob David. Weight, 4 pounds. First child. Mrs. Hees is the former Amie Hutchcraft, daughter of Jay and Kim Hutchcraft of Benton, Ill. She is a teacher. Hees is the son of Janice Burris of Cape Girardeau and Bill Hees of Eldon, Mo. He is serving with the U.S. Army...
Cape Girardeau fire report 11/4/10 (11/04/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: ...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/4/10 (11/04/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summons Assaults Thefts Property damage...
Jackson police/fire report 11/4/10 (11/04/10)
POLICE The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Assaults Miscellaneous FIRE Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday: ...
Out of the past 11/4/10 (11/04/10)
Missouri Pacific Railroad is planning to remove all the tracks from an abandoned line which runs through Cape Girardeau now that negotiations have fallen through between the railroad and Resin Exchange over the purchase of a portion of the branch line...
Doctor Finds 'Starting Point' for Weight Loss (11/04/10)
Kevin A. Vaught, MD, a neurosurgeon with the Brain and NeuroSpine Clinic of Missouri, LLC, and his wife, Christy, made it their joint New Year's resolution to lose weight. But they didn't want some crazy diet that would put their health at risk. In January, they enrolled in the Starting Point program at Southeast HealthPoint Fitness, a weight loss program that promotes nutrition and healthy lifestyle changes rather than traditional dieting...
Tickets Now On Sale For Pops Concert (11/04/10)
Tickets are now on sale for the Heartland Pops 2010 Christmas Show which will be held at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:00P.M. Kathy Sweeney from Channel 12 will be the guest narrator for "The Christmas Story". ...
Motorists be alert for deer (11/04/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The chances for deer darting in front of fast-moving vehicles increases in November, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation, so drivers should be extra alert to avoid accidents. This is the "rut" or breeding season for white-tailed deer, which makes them more active than usual and causes them to be near or cross highways more often, said Rob Sulkowski, a southeast Missouri Conservation Agent...
1st Deer!! (11/04/10)
My 11 yr old son, Austin, shot his 1st deer during Youth Rifle Season. He was at his Grandpa's farm when he shot this button buck! He was very proud of his 1st deer!!!
Cute Halloween Costume (11/04/10)
Halloween costume designed by Sara Bradshaw and Courtney Graff
A pirate and his ship! (11/04/10)
When asked what my son wanted to be for Halloween he said a "Pirate with a pirate ship!" My husband then converted his wagon into a pirate ship which Mom and Dad pushed him around in for the evening. We got lots of attention!
4 Pointer (11/04/10)
Blake Trickey, age 13 kills a 4 pointer during youth deer season on October 31, 2010. He was acompanied by Jon Craiglow.
The National Cathedral (11/04/10)
The National Cathredal in Washington, D.C. Its worth the visit for travelers to the Washigton area.
Contrast in Colors (11/04/10)
This photo, with its contrast in colors, presented itself in the Bishop's garden outside the National Cathedral in Wahington, D. C.
A Barn in Cape County (11/04/10)
A barn near the entrance of Trail of Tears
CAPE MARCHING BAND (11/04/10)
"The picture above is from the Senior Class of the Cape Central Marching Tigers.This group of seniors have been a part of a very successful Competition Band program.In the 4 years they have been involved in the band they helped achieve 1st place in 27 of their 31 competitions. ...
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