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Rural Crimes Unit assists sheriffs in solving farm-related crimes (11/23/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Since Sgt. Brenda Cone became the investigator for the new Rural Crimes Unit in Southeast Missouri seven months ago, she's been shocked by the volume of agricultural crimes in her area. "I had no idea how frequently crimes are committed against farmers," she said. "I had no idea how demanding the job was going to be when I started in April -- I am busy every day, but I'm really pleased with how it's turned out."...
More strong words: Three Rivers president says Southeast's Dobbins refuses to communicate (11/23/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers Community College and Southeast Missouri State University are debating over Missouri Department of Higher Education public policy, to decide whether Arkansas State University at Jonesboro should be allowed to come between the in-state institutions...
Many Cape Girardeau-area restaurants open on Thanksgiving (11/23/10)
For those looking for a little more variety in their Thanksgiving dinner, several area restaurants will be open Thursday.
SEMO president chairs national leadership group's meeting (11/23/10)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Southeast Missouri State University president Dr. Ken Dobbins acted as chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Board of Directors at the panel's annual meeting Monday. AASCU is the leadership association of 420 public colleges and universities, committed to giving students access to affordable education...
Public hearing on Ameren gas rate increase draws no one from public (11/23/10)
The company placed notices in every bill, but not one of Ameren's 16,000 local natural gas customers turned out Monday night to lodge a complaint about a proposed price increase that would raise gas bills by an average of $87 a year if it's approved next year...
Some Cape Girardeau-area stores to be open Thanksgiving Day (11/23/10)
Several stores are hoping people will put shopping on their Thanksgiving Day menu. National retailers Sears, Old Navy and Toys "R" Us will be open in Cape Girardeau part of Thanksgiving Day. "At first, we didn't think the crowds would be very big, but the feedback from customers has been that they're excited. It's a wonderful opportunity for people who don't have any other day off besides Thanksgiving," said Sears Grand general manager Sandra Jewell...
Three Rivers launches first online degree (11/23/10)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- This spring semester Three Rivers Community College will launch an online degree for the first time, over a decade after offering its first Web-based course. A general education degree plus the environment/occupational safety and health technology certificate will be fully attainable through the Internet come January. ...
Several arrested for BB gun shooting spree in Caruthersville, Mo. (11/23/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Several arrests were made in Caruthersville in connection with a string of property damage, estimated to cause more than $10,000 in damages. On Oct. 28 and Nov. 6, a total of 20 vehicle windows and two house windows were shot out with a BB gun, according to a news release issued by the Caruthersville Police Department. ...
NASV support group for abuse victims to discuss new topic starting in December (11/23/10)
Although sharing emotional, traumatic experiences can be hard, victims of sexual abuse looking to continue recovery and move forward should consider joining a survivor support group at the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence, the organization's executive director said Monday...
Students rake about 30 Cape Girardeau lawns as part of service project (11/23/10)
Weekend accident kills Piedmont, Mo., teen (11/23/10)
PIEDMONT, Mo. -- A 16-year-old was killed in a one-car accident at 9:56 p.m. Friday on Route B, four miles south of Piedmont. Pronounced dead at the scene was Chelsea R. Yant of Piedmont. She was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound when it went off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and became airborne. The car struck several trees and came to rest on its top...
St. Louis-area school separates boys, girls in classes (11/23/10)
JENNINGS, Mo. -- A section of Normandy High School in suburban St. Louis is the latest public school to move to single-gender classrooms, part of an effort to turn around a district that could lose its accreditation because of low test scores and other academic woes...
St. Louis tops list of most dangerous U.S. cities (11/23/10)
TRENTON, N.J. -- St. Louis overtook Camden, N.J., as the nation's most dangerous city in 2009, according to a national study released this week. The study by CQ Press found St. Louis had 2,070.1 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, compared with a national average of 429.4. That helped St. Louis beat out Camden, which topped last year's list and was the most dangerous city for 2003 and 2004...
TSA chief warns against boycott of airport scans (11/23/10)
ATLANTA -- The nation's airport security chief urged travelers not to boycott full-body scans Wednesday -- one of the busiest flying days of the year -- as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches with some Americans in a foul and rebellious mood...
Cyberthieves still rely on human foot soldiers (11/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Sitting at a computer somewhere overseas in January 2009, computer hackers went phishing. Within minutes of casting their electronic bait they caught what they were looking for: A small Michigan company where an employee unwittingly clicked on an official-looking e-mail that secretly gave cyberthieves the keys to the firm's bank account...
Los Angeles County coroner aims to revive gift shop sales (11/23/10)
LOS ANGELES -- The morgue is about the last place you would think of to go shopping, so it's perhaps unsurprising that sales at Los Angeles County's coroner gift store are next to dead. Tucked as unobtrusively as possible in a closed-door room off the coroner's lobby, the store is jam-packed with mortality-mocking merchandise: Water bottles marked "bodily fluids," boxer shorts dubbed "undertakers," toe tags, crime-scene tape and beach towels bearing the county coroner's trademarked symbol of a body outline.. ...
Report: Drivers of nuclear weapons sometimes got drunk while on a transport mission (11/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- Federal agents hired to transport nuclear weapons and components sometimes got drunk while on convoy missions, a government watchdog said Monday. In an incident last year, police detained two agents who went to a bar during an assignment...
Poll shows most baby boomers unhappy about sex life (11/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- The generation that promoted free love has grown old and cranky about sex. Faced with performance problems, menopause blues and an increased mismatch of expectations between the sexes, baby boomers are the unhappiest Americans of all when it comes to making love, a new Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll shows...
Regulators investigating drinking glasses with lead (11/23/10)
LOS ANGELES -- Federal regulators launched an investigation Monday into lead levels in drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters, declaring that the items are subject to strict standards for "children's products." Testing commissioned by The Associated Press revealed that the glasses contained lead up to 1,000 times the federal limit for children's products. The items also contained lesser amounts of the more-toxic metal cadmium...
Panel: Single photo shortened oil spill (11/23/10)
WASHINGTON -- A single picture from a cell phone camera may have saved the Gulf of Mexico from a few more weeks -- if not months -- of oil gushing from the BP well. A new study from the presidential oil spill commission describes the behind-the-scenes tension and mistakes behind the three-month effort to cap the busted well. ...
N. Korea nuke talk stirs U.S. worry (11/23/10)
ONE EXPERT said he was stunned by the country's nuclear enrichment program
Pope seeks to start AIDS debate (11/23/10)
SOME SEE the pontiff's comments as an attempt to move forward on the issue
At least 345 die in stampede at Cambodia festival (11/23/10)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Thousands of people stampeded during a festival in the Cambodian capital, leaving at least 345 dead and hundreds injured in what the prime minister called the country's biggest tragedy since the 1970s reign of terror by the Khmer Rouge...
Irish premier faces early election over EU banking crisis bailout (11/23/10)
DUBLIN -- The Irish government stood on the brink of collapse Monday, a day after being forced to accept a massive bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen said he would call an election for early next year, once Ireland passes an emergency budget and finalizes the bailout...
Eagle Ridge girls move to 3-0 (11/23/10)
Lyndse Hamby scored 14 points as the Eagle Ridge girls remained unbeaten with a 32-20 home victory Monday night. Tylar Kennedy added 10 points for the Eagles (3-0), who led 12-0 after the first quarter. EAGLE RIDGE 32, St. Louis Christian 20 St. Louis CHRISTIAN (20) -- Novkesia McGloster 10, Tiffany Pullen 8, Cornman 2. FG 9, FT 1-4, F 8. (3-pointers: McGloster 1. Fouled out: none)...
First win eludes Redhawks men in OT (11/23/10)
A near-miraculous comeback gave the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team a fighting chance at its first win of the season Monday. But a questionable foul call late in overtime helped seal the Redhawks' fate. Grambling State University junior guard Raschard Boatner hit 1 of 2 free throws with 2.4 seconds left to give the Tigers a 77-76 victory for their first triumph this season...
Samuel, Harris are finalists for FCS awards (11/23/10)
The Southeast football coach and running back are among 20 finalists for the Robinson Award and Payton Award, respectively
Southeast women to host Maryville University tonight (11/23/10)
Southeast Missouri State's rugged nonconference women's basketball schedule doesn't offer many opportunities for the Redhawks to be favored against their opposition. One of the exceptions is tonight when Maryville University from St. Louis visits the Show Me Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff...
Tigers will stay busy in Cancun (11/23/10)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri was the last team in the preseason top 25 to open its season. The 11th-ranked Tigers are making up for lost time and are in the midst of seven games in a two-week stretch. Players were excited about the prospect before leaving for Mexico for tonight's game against Wyoming in the Cancun Challenge. Forward Laurence Bowers said more games equals fewer practices...
Spagnuolo: Rams still in hunt (11/23/10)
St. Louis remained only a game out of first in the NFC West after Sunday's loss
Votto puts up bigger numbers than Pujols in NL MVP voting (11/23/10)
The Reds slugger was the only player in the way of a fourth MVP for the Cardinals star
Keith Urban announces 'Get Closer' tour for 2011 (11/23/10)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Keith Urban is trying to make his fans and his family happy this summer. The multiplatinum country star is hitting the road June 16 on a 44-city arena tour in the U.S. with a schedule that gives him time to be with his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, and their 2-year-old daughter, Sunday Rose...
Food makeovers: An apple pie with fewer calories (11/23/10)
Editor's note: In this occasional series, the Southeast Missourian shares some easy ways to transform your favorite foods into a lower-calorie version.
Series gives consumers skinny on food choices (11/23/10)
NEW YORK -- Looks like Americans really do like being told what to eat. Three years after first telling readers to pick McNuggets over Filet-O-Fish and the low-carb slice over the deep dish pizza, books in the "Eat This, Not That!" series continue to offer sometimes surprising restaurant and supermarket tips...
Keith Green (11/23/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Keith E. Green, 37, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m. to service time Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Home Cemetery...
James Wilson (11/23/10)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- James W. "Peachie" Wilson, 55, of Mounds died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at his home. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Monday at Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tom Bridges officiating. Private burial will follow...
Ralph Grass (11/23/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ralph Joseph Grass, 77, of Perryville died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at his home. He was born May 29, 1933, in Perryville, son of Herbert C. and Eileen Kiefer Kadavi Grass. He and Teresa Schmeiderer were married June 28, 1952. Survivors include his wife; a son, James (Elizabeth) Grass of Perryville; two daughters, Kathy Lopez of Noblesville, Ind., and Nancy Rake of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Darlene Duvall and Judy Grass of Cape Girardeau; and three grandchildren, Amanda Chalmers, Adam Grass and Rosa Lopez.. ...
Arlene Poe (11/23/10)
Arlene Poe, 76, of Wolf Lake, Ill., died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower, Ill., with the Rev. John Cripps officiating. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill., is in charge of arrangements...
Bettie Anglin (11/23/10)
Bettie Ruth Anglin, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born May 12, 1936, in Augusta, Ga., to Charles and Daisy Mills Hilliard. She and Carl Eugene Anglin Sr. were married in 1959. He preceded her in death in 1993...
Tony Hatton (11/23/10)
Tony Levaughn Hatton, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Heartland Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 17, 1949, in Hornersville, Mo., son of the late Jack and Flodia Mae Keating Hatton. Survivors include two sisters, Jackie L. ...
Jennie Adams (11/23/10)
Jennie Yvette "Tuddie" Adams, 49, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at her home. She was born May 16, 1961, in Brownsville, Tenn., to Logan Sheild and Jeanetta Adams. Jennie was a former nurse's assistant at Ratliff Care Center. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family...
Almos Randol (11/23/10)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Almos "Randy" Randol, 81, of East Cape Girardeau, loving and devoted husband and father, went to be with his precious Lord and Savior Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. He was born May 24, 1929, in McClure, Ill., to Earl and Mary Stevens Randol. He married Clara Hill May 24, 1950...
Births 11/23/10 (11/23/10)
Daughter to Darryle Lamonte Harris Sr. and Jamika Cashel Sueing of Cairo, Ill., Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:48 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. Name, ErRihanna DaNae. Weight, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Fourth child, second daughter. Ms. Sueing is the daughter of Loraine Johnson of Cairo and David Sueing Sr. of St. Louis. Harris is the son of Bernadine Johnson and Larry Johnson of Cairo...
Cape Girardeau police report 11/23/10 (11/23/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Assaults Property damage Miscellaneous Southeast Missouri State University...
Out of the past 11/23/10 (11/23/10)
Hundreds of area residents turn out for Cape Girardeau's annual Christmas craft shows; the bazaar sponsored by Southeast Missouri Council on the Arts and the exposition sponsored by the River Valley Crafts group are both expected to be busy again tomorrow...
'Thank you for the fleas' (11/23/10)
Editor's note: This is part three of a five-part Thanksgiving week guest column series. I am truly blessed. I have a wonderful family, great friends and a job that I thoroughly enjoy -- and that's just for starters...
Entrepreneurship (11/23/10)
Southeast Missouri State University celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week last week with an all-star lineup of guest speakers, panel discussions and interactive activities for students and the community. In its third year celebrated at Southeast, the speakers -- locally and nationally known -- emphasized several areas in entrepreneurship including: agriculture, the arts, entrepreneurship for women and local entrepreneurship...
Cape Girardeau Civil War hero (11/23/10)
Cape Girardeau had many heroes to thank this past Veterans Day. I would like to mention one, Washington Giboney. Washington Giboney was a black Civil War soldier who left Cape Girardeau, traveled to Michigan and joined the 102nd Colored Infantry. The fact that he volunteered to save the Union speaks for itself...
Veterans Day thanks (11/23/10)
Thank you to everyone who assisted in a very successful Veterans Day parade and patriotic ceremony in Jackson. On behalf of the American Legion Post 158 and VFW Post 10495 of Jackson, we appreciate the community efforts and participation in this parade. The Veterans Day parade is a very special event in our community to honor veterans and their great dedication to our country...
Speak Out 11/23/10 (11/23/10)
MY wife recently passed away. As the funeral procession approached Delta on our way to the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., three men were standing, with one holding an American flag on a staff. As we approached, they came to attention and the two non-flag bearers presented arms and saluted as we passed by. My sons and I will never forget this, and we thank the three men for their gracious and respectful actions...
Prayer 11/23/10 (11/23/10)
O God, thank you for our community. May we continue to be blessed. Amen.
Delta Class of 1955 reunion (11/23/10)
Photo provided Class of 1955 Delta Class of 1055 held its class reunion at Delmonico's Restaurant in Jackson Nov. 20. Ten of approximately 40 members of the senior class attended. Seated are: Nelda Wiseman Green and Joyce Slinkard Moore. Standing from left: Vanna Nussbaum Hoyt, Dorothy Langston Hahs, Carolyn Moore Pope, Shirley Kinder Reiman, Barbara Schwepker. Back row from left: Don Nothdurft, Alvin Schearf and Bobby Thiele...
Alma Schrader Elementary receives national award (11/23/10)
Dr. Jim Welker, left, Superintendent of Cape Girardeau Public School District, Ruth Ann Orr, Principal of Alma Schrader Elementary at 1360 Randol in Cape Girardeau, Julia Unnerstall, guidance counselor, and Luther Bonds, School Board Vice-president, pose with the plaque that Alma Schrader received at the national conference of the Character Education Partnership (CEP) in San Francisco recently. ...
Egyptian School Presents Madrigal (11/23/10)
The Egyptian High School Fine Arts Department will present a Christmas madrigal "The Wife of Bath's Tale" on December 18, 2010, under the direction of Jane Adams, Lee VanAlstine, and Rachel Honey. The madrigal cast includes the King, Queen, Jester, the "Lecherous Knight", the "Hag" and the Royal Court. ...
Live Nativity Scene at First Presbyterian Church (11/23/10)
First Presbyterian Church of Cape Girardeau located at 235 Broadway will have a live nativity scene on Saturday, December 18 from 6 - 8 pm. We will be serving chili, cookies & hot chocolate in our church fellowship hall during this time. For more information, call 335-2579...
Gym improves family health through kids' fitness (11/23/10)
Joyful calls of 'Miss Millie' fill the air as a mass of 2-5-year-olds neatly seated against the wall shout Millie Aufdenberg's name as she enters the room at Southeast HealthPoint Fitness in Jackson. Each child is greeted by name as the class commences and colored hula hoops are passed out to everyone. In anticipation of the chaos that might ensue as a result of a child not getting his or her favorite color, Aufdenberg preempts any fits that may occur...
1ST place in the Germantown Girl's Invitational (11/23/10)
(top row) Emma Brune, Kirstin Jannin, Taylor Nelson, Paige Cummins, Megan Heisserer, MacKenzie Laurentius, Kristen Tarno (2nd row) Clare Fennewald, Julia Williams, Lynsey Powers, Cassidee Wunderlich, Livia Wunderlich (sitting) Emily Hermann
Foggy Morning (11/23/10)
Foggy day at the park.
Gator Garden (11/23/10)
Some say that the loch Ness Monster has moved to Mississippi county. Robert Delany Conservation Area
Rudy the Dog (11/23/10)
This is my dog Rudy. I adopted him from a shelter two years ago and he's been my best friend ever since! Everyone that has met him thinks he reminds them of some other breed of dog... all I know is that he is a "terrier mix". This shot was taken on a recent hiking trip to Elephant Rocks State park. We had a great time that day!...
Fall Sunshine at Johnson's Shut-Ins (11/23/10)
I had never been to Johnson Shut-Ins State park before, so myself and a good friend took a recent road trip to check it out. This pic was taken from the wooden boardwalk overlooking the pool of water at the end of the shut-ins. It was a beautiful sunny fall day...
Country Barn (11/23/10)
Took this shot on the way to Johnson Shut-Ins. My good friend that was along made me stop on the side of the road so she could get a picture of this... I'm really glad I listened to her!! If you look closely, you can see a hawk circling above the tree line...
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